Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A Provençal Tablescape for Susan at BNOTP!

It's Susan's 100th Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch!
So, I created a French Provençal table in honor of Susan.

Thank you Susan for hosting Tablescape Thursday every week. I look forward to participating and also it's fun seeing what others are creating.

We visited France for the first time back in 1993. Ever since, I've been in love with anything French!

Especially anything Provençal like this tablecloth I found in France on my last trip.
I'm afraid to use it, but brought it out today for Tablescape Thursday!

The dishes were purchased in France on our first trip. Made by Genevieve Lethu, the plates are the "Manon" pattern. Unfortunately, they are no longer being made.



The bowls are also made by Genevieve Lethu in the "Grain de Riz" pattern.

I also have the teapot, creamer and sugar in this pattern. I brought the tray back in my suitcase!



I hope you have enjoyed my French inspired tablescape honoring Susan at Between Naps on the Porch. Now head on over there and help her celebrate her 100th Tablescape Thursday. Be sure to check out all the other participant's tables too.

Plates: Genevieve Lethu, "Manon"
Bowls: Genevieve Lethu, "Grain de Riz"
Flatware: vintage silverplate
Stemware: vintage
Tablecloth and tray: purchased in Provence
Confit pot: reproduction, Pottery Barn
Wooden candlesticks: Candelier
Flowers: from my garden!

On Friday, I'll be joining Cindy at A Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday.
Then on Saturday, I'll join Laurie at Bargain Hunting With Laurie for Favorite Things Saturday.
Thanks Cindy and Laurie for hosting.
I'm joining The Tablescaper on Sunday for Summer Sundays. It's all about what summer means to us. Be sure to check it out!

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55 comments:

Sharlotte said...

This is just gorgeous! Love your pictures, they are crystal clear...and your table is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing!
Sharlotte

Sarah said...

Delores, this table truly makes my heart sing. Like you, I fell in love with France on my first visit. Our times in Provence are some of my favorite memories. This table is perfect! The table cloth reminds me of a small one that I have that is very similar. I'm in love with those dishes! They remind me of Pierre Deux fabrics. ~ Sarah

Jeannine said...

Love the table. I have never been to France, but I'm more and more interested in going. I love the floral and the hydrangea, so classic.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

Jackie said...

Love, love, love this! The table cloth is to die for...use it and enjoy it!

Sherry said...

How beautiful! So neat you can use these and bring France home with you!
Sherry

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I have been following your blog for a few months now and have to say I envy you!

My husband and I spent a week in Napa and Sonoma 6 years ago for our 25 anniversary. We absolutely fell in love with the area. Two years ago we spent a few weeks in Italy and this spring we spent 3 weeks in France. I think the closest you can get to Italy and France here, is in Napa and Sonoma. I would love to live there, but alas, it will probably not happen.

We do plan to visit Napa and Sonoma again in the next year or two. I have to say that we live in a wonderful area in the mountains, Asheville, NC. It too is beautiful.

Your home and your tablescapes are lovely. Thank you for sharing them with us.
Hugs,
Penny

Blooming Rose Musings said...

How exquisite! I am speechless. You have created a breathtaking tablescape.
I have spent time in different parts of France and love it and you have definitely captured the essence of Provence.

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful tribute in words and photographs of your beautiful linens and china. You have it all together.

Style Sisters said...

OH make my heart go pitter patter! This is simply gorgeous! This should be in the movie Under the Tuscan Sun!! Love it all!

Karin :)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous table!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Gorgeous and I so love the colors.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Delores, You have created a beautiful Provencal table...just gorgeous. The tablecloth is fabulous and I love your dishes and confit pot.
xo, Sherry

Kathysue said...

Delores, another beautiful table in a beautiful setting. Love the confit pot, one of my favorite pieces. Great colors full of warmth. Had a wonderful time in Mill Valley!!! Thanks for the suggestions,Hugs Kathysue

Mariette said...

Dear Delores,

Ah, another Francophile... Visit my blog for lots of French items such as my Baccarat crystal, Pillivuyt porcelain; Christofle silver and the beautiful hand painted rose boxes done by my French friend/artist Françoise. The two blogs about her art work are from June. They are also on my website that is linked from my blog.

Great visiting you again from Georgia/USA

MariettesBacktoBasics

Entertaining Women said...

The Manon dinnerware is gorgeous, and I adore your tablecloth. Maybe you'd be more comfortable using it if you had it Fibersealed. Also there is a wonderful product called 'Vintage Soak.' It removes all kinds of spots from table linens. I use it on my antique linens all the time. It works miracles. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

Nancy said...

Beautiful as always with your table settings. I just love the table cover and that flatware is stunning.

Nancy

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

What a beautiful table, love the colors!

Snappy Di said...

So lovely! Wish I had all those beautiful pieces of dishware to display. I presume you have collected for years now.

Di

Allie and Pattie said...

I absolutely love this table. The dishes are reminiscent of a set my Nonna had many years ago. I would kill to have it now. Just lovely
xoxo Pattie

Debbie said...

I was trying to think of the perfect word to describe this, and all I can think is serene. The colors are among my favorites and have a welcoming feeling to me. I love the hydrangeas in the bowls, too. Perfect in my estimation.

once in a blue moon... said...

beautiful as always, love the lighting~

Kathy said...

These are beautiful pictures - I am in love with the dishes! Love your tablecloth! Just love it! Smiling,
Kathy

Dining Delight said...

Very lovely! The tablecloth is gorgeous! Isn't it nice to have the chance to "use" it for TT and know it won't get any spills on it! I love the idea of the hydrangeas in each bowl, so pretty! That tea set is terrific as well. How I would love to dine in that beautiful outdoor setting!
Happy 100th week of TT to you!

DD

Barbara said...

Tres bien! What a beautiful table! That gorgeous tablecloth just sets the scene for that beautiful dinnerware. The colors are so lovely together and what a setting to enjoy it all. Your garden flowers are lovely!

marlis said...

I love your blog! thanks for the nice comments you left on mine. Your tablescape is amazing. I love the bowls, the tablecloth.. the flowers, the whole setting is astoundingly beautiful. Where did you go in France?

xinex said...

Simply stunning, Delores! The plates are so pretty and they perfectly match the equally gorgeous tablecloth....Christine

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

SO gorgeous! That tablecloth is just incredible -- you must use it more often! The dinnerware is just perfect with it, and all the other special touches you've added make your table a treat for the eyes!

Tamra said...

Beautiful!

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Simply stunning!

La Dolfina said...

You are really good at this :)
Just gorgeous!

craftyles said...

The colors that you put together are just beautiful! I love the tray. So pretty.

Nancy's Notes said...

What a gorgeous tablescape! Every detail is just exquisite and that tablecloth is incredibly beautiful!

So happy I found my way to your blog! Wasn't it fun joining Susan?

Nancy~

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

I love your dishes--they are so nicely complemented by the table cover. I like to bring linens and dishes back from my travels--they make such nice souvenirs. Linda

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Your photos are just spectacular! I love the different patterns of light across your tablescape.
Brenda

Mary said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I love it all!

Lady Katherine said...

Just Lovely! I love the cloth, dishes, oh the tea set is wonderful! Love, love the tray!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Delores, that tablecloth is exquisite. French Provencial and beautiful Hydrangeas - two of my favorites combined. Love your table and your pretty tea tray. laurie

Sonia said...

Delores,

What an absolutely gorgeous table!! That tablecloth is to die for...I can see why you are scared to use it! All the plates and pieces are just wonderful! What a great tribute to Susan with this stunning table!! I enjoyed so much!

Miss Bloomers

Atelier de Charo said...

What a wonderful table! Pretty details all over the table.

Hugs
Charo

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Fabulous..very pretty. I am having a CSN Giveway on my blog My Dream Canvas and would love fo you to drop by.

Mimi said...

Stunning table...those dishes are simply gorgeous!

Really Rainey said...

Beautiful photos Delores!

Have a great week end!
~Rainey~

Sailing Simply said...

Gorgeous as always! I love your tablecloth and your dishes! So much color and so interesting to look at! Love the hyrdangeas and they way you put the rosemary in the napkin rings! I love rosemary and have lots of it! I may borrow this idea! Happy 100th TT Anniversary!

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning,
It would be heavenly to have lunch with you sitting at that table. I love, love, love your dishes.

Have a fabulous Friday. ~Natalie

Johanna said...

Delores,
whow, that table is so beautiful. The tablecloth is gorgeous and I love every piece you brought from France with you. The Manon pattern is so nice and I love that it has different borders for the maincourse and the salad plate. And this tea set is lovely with the china. Oh, I love Provencal design so much. Thank you for sharing your wonderful table.
Greetings, Johanna

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How beautiful! I love your dishes, tablecloth and the shadows on your table.

Megan Lee said...

Those dishes are amazing! I love the colors and the pattern.

Susan said...

I really like your table scape. The colors are so rich and elegant!

Popcorn Served Daily said...

A rare moment when I'm speechless....

Mary said...

Just gorgeous - especially love the quilted table cover - Provence colors are so vibrant just like the landscape in that beautiful part of France.

Happy day - Mary.

Anita said...

Beautiful. beautiful table! Gorgeous plates and fabulous linens!

The Tablescaper said...

Wow! I LOVE your table. Those dishes are spectacular and so different. As you know, I have a LOT of dishes, but I've never seen ones quite like those. I also LOVE that tablecloth. I can appreciate your fear of using it, but you really should. It's too pretty to not be enjoyed. The whole table is just WOW!

Thanks so much for being a part of Summer Sundays! Looking forward to having you with us next Sunday too!

- The Tablescaper

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Oh Delores, this is soooo beautiful, it almost made me cry! Your china and tablecloth are gorgeous! I can see why you fell in love with everything French. The setting under the arbor is wonderful...love all the shadows and peeks of sunshine streaming through. Thanks so much for joining in for our 100th TT...this was lovely beyond words!
XO
Susan

Kate Dickerson, C'est si Bon! La Joie de Vivre! said...

This is absolutely perfect, in every way! I adore your beautiful tablecloth and dishes. It's all so French. Love it!

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