Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Summer French Table Setting

I have assembled my first tablescape after the big move!  I was inspired by the beautiful roses that are blooming here, the orange topiaries, and my new French burlap fabric I bought!
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I put a freshly picked rose on each place setting.  It's not just to look at - pick it up and take a little sniff and you'll be treated with the most pleasant smelling rose!  These are david austen roses and they smell heavenly!
I saw a very similar table runner in Napa recently but they wanted $100.  I found very similar fabric at a fabric store and bought it for $6/yard.  I intended to make placemats with it but I think I like it as a runner for now!
I put one of my madeleine anduze candle pots in the center. It has a really nice fragrance.  Purchased these at Pierre Deux years ago (RIP).
I like the Frenchie Summer feeling of this table.  The cups and plates are from Williams-Sonoma.  The cups are printed in French with fruits on them.
Written at http://peoniesandorangeblossoms.blogspot.com

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18 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I love the green colour of the plates and how wonderful to have a rose to smell as you sit down. I'm on the look out for a runner like that - guess I better check out the fabric stores like you as I sure don't want to spend $100!

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    1. The fabric is technically used to make kitchen towels, so that's the section you will need to look in at the fabric store! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Beautiful fabric and I like it as a runner! Visiting from Katherine's Corner tonight.
    Blessings,
    Patti

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    1. I do too! Currently you can't tell that it's just an unfinished piece of fabric!

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  3. I love your table! The orange trees caught my eye right away. I have a potted calamondin orange tree on my deck just loaded with tiny, green, pea-sized oranges. You got me thinking just how lovely a cluster of leaves and an orange would look wrapped around a napkin at a place setting. Those green plates are wonderful, too. I had seen them at Williams-Sonoma and had to tear myself away. The David Austen rose smells heavenly, I'm sure. When I moved I left behind a huge, fragrant Austen climber that I miss to this day. Nicely done here!

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    1. Oh, a cluster of those little oranges would look cute on a place setting! We bought the WS plates in several colors and use them as our outdoor plates. You should plant a new David Austen rose at your new house!

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  4. Stunning~ love the casual roses~
    Jenna

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  5. So pretty! I love tables like this that have an elegant simplicity. The orange topiaries are such a nice touch. I will be looking for fabric like that. Thank you for the tip!

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    1. I should correct myself, the fabric is actually a linen and not a burlap like I said. You can check out your local fabric store... I found mine in the kitchen towel section of all places!

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  6. Beautiful tablescape! You've captured the essence of French style.

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    1. Thank you for the compliment, Michael Lee!

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  7. Lovely table! The little orange tree topiaries are so cute. I saw fabric like that on a roll at a cute shop a couple of years ago and it was more like $26.95 a foot! You did good! I would love to smell those roses- their such a pretty shade of yellow!

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    1. I think my linen was something like $20/yard and I got 2 yards. Way cheaper than $100! Thanks for the compliments!

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  8. I love the natural soft tones of green and cream color, with a touch of lemon yellow as an accent, n your tablesetting! Very beautiful! Found your post over at "The Scoop" link-up and am a new follower! :)
    Ann @ Cairn Cottage (http://cairncottage.blogspot.com/)

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    1. Thank you for clicking on my little link at the scoop! I appreciate the come to and compliment!

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  9. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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