Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A French Country Table...



Do you ever dream of going on vacation to a faraway place where beauty is everywhere?  I do, and when I think of natural beauty I often envision the French countryside, particularly Provence, with its blue skies, bright sunshine and endless fields of lavender.  This lovely region in the south of France filled with sunflowers and saffron yellows fascinates me and this tablescape recreates that ambiance. 

The colors of the area are conveyed in the bright blues, greens and yellows which were combined with many different textures.  The centerpiece was created using a rustic pitcher embossed with leaf patterns and filled with silk wildflowers.  Chartreuse dinnerware was mixed with decorative blue embossed dishes and highlighted with painted salad plates that resemble the famous Breton Quimper pottery.


 

The golden yellow napkins depict a village scene amid lavender sprigs and olive trees and the salad bowls with wavy edges look like handmade dishes.  Green water goblets and wine glasses emphasize the chartreuse table runner and greenery encircling the centerpiece.


The cookbook, Savoring Provence, by Diane Holuigue, was published by Williams-Sonoma and contains many beautiful photographs of the region as well as authentic Proven├žal recipes.  I find it to be the perfect companion to a French Country Table... 


4 comments:

  1. I love those cobalt blue pieces! Please consider joining my Light It Up Blue link-up for Autism Awareness: http://notjustbrides.blogspot.com/2014/04/light-it-up-blue.html

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  2. Absolutely LOVE this French Country tablescape! Very refreshing with the watery blues, the grass and lighter greens, the soft whites, and the cheerful, sunny yellow! Refreshing, yet casually inviting! Now I know what colors to hunt for if I can ever afford to replace my ancient casual dishes! :)

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    1. I'm so glad you like the color scheme. Thanks for commenting and for the visit!

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