Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tablescape Thursday – Pretending to be in Provence


It is time for Tablescape Thursday again. This is one of my favorite events hosted by Susan at Between Naps of the Porch. Be sure to stop by and see all the pretty dishes.

I worked at Williams-Sonoma for a few years a few years back. I rarely saw a paycheck but that was ok because we were furnishing a home in Florida and the contents were my responsibility. It was fun to basically start from scratch and try some different looks. Going back and forth between New England and Florida gave me a chance to use brighter colors and more colorful dishes and pottery. I am a fan of Guy Buffet and you can read about him here. I was fortunate enough to buy these with my employee discount. I could not get them now!
These dinner plates are French scenes and the salad plates focus on people from those scenes.
The blue bowls I have had for many years and are from Provence. The flatware is bone and from Pottery Barn. Silk ranunculas are the centerpiece. I often use silk if I cannot find the color I want in live flowers. The linen tablecloth was on sale at Williams-Sonoma for 14.99!
The candlesticks are from France and quite tall. I had to burn the candles for quite a while so that they would not reach the chandelier.
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I often use these tumblers for wine. I think I got these at PB.
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The risotto is being stirred and the chicken is in the oven.
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The wine is poured and dinner is served.

I couldn’t finish my crème de menthe parfait!
Thank you for stopping by.


Sarah said...

Beautiful table and beautiful food. Thank you for taking me to Provence for this charming meal. I fondly remember our times spent in the south of France, and the scenes on these plates warm my heart.

Anita @ Far Above Rubies said...

Oh I just love this!! Love the plates! And those blue bowls are a treasure! I also love the flatware, and the dinner looks pretty yummy!!

podso said...

The dishes are fun and the meal looks delicious!

Erin said...

So pretty! I love the blues and apricots together. I have some Guy Buffet plates, too! (Not as nice as yours, mine are more plain.) You've inspired me to use them. BTW, I edited my post to include the tutorial I used for making the tissue sunflowers.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Everything looks so nice (and yummy)!

Tricia said...

Oh, how fun to have worked at Williams-Sonoma! LOVE that store! Your table is gorgeous, and the apricot linens really set off the beautiful dishes. The food looked delicious, too!

Kathleen said...

C, I have never worked at WS, but I know their stock, and I can tell you where that cloth was! Your table looks lovely, and dinner..delicious!
Have a good weekend!

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Your dinner looks so yummy, and the table is beautiful! Working at WS, now THAT'S a great idea, although it could be a little dangerous:)))

Mary said...

Carol, I love your dishes and the table you set for the day. The colors you've used are really wonderful. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Bit of Butter said...

Gorgeous! What a lovely setting!

Betty said...

Oh My!! I would love to go to France.
Your tablescape is beautiful. And, I think blue is so peaceful. Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog.

Johanna said...

Hi. That reminds me to Paris, Monmatre. Very nice.
Greetings, Johanna

Mimi said...

I love your table, it is so happy!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

What a beautiful table and it is so unusual. I would never get a paycheck if I worked at W-S! Thank you so much for visiting me have a beautiful blog:)


Ebie said...

You are lucky with the employee discount! These dishes are so pretty and love the combination of colors!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What fun dishes! This is all beautiful -- and what a great looking dinner as well! Thanks for your sweet visit to my table this week too.

Americana Lady @Americana By Candlelight said...

The meal, the table, everything looks charming! Joan

peppermint said...

Oh my! You dazzle me with such beautiful place settings and the meal looked absolutely yummy. Thank you for sharing with us!

Hugs and glitter, Patti


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