Thursday, August 18, 2016

French Riviera Tablescape


Has this not been the longest summer ever? It seems like it's been eight months long if it's been a day. The heat and high humidity set in during the first week of June and never let up. I know I'm not alone in being very eager for cooler weather.
Because I am absolutely itching for fall, this will be my last summer tablescape. I just cannot wait to get into the warm autumn colors.
A couple of weeks ago when I wrote about the lovely chargers I was given by Marigene Purcell of In the Middle of Nowhere blog, I also mentioned that she had included with the plates, some lovely tablecloths as packing. I showed you one of them here, and this setting features yet another.
Being a big fan of the blue and yellow combination, this made me feel cheery and as if I were vacationing in the south of France. 
To give a nod to the Riviera, I added these starfish plates with edges in light hints of blue.
The cobalt flutes (first mentioned here) have been getting a workout of late, and look particularly festive here.
This summer has had me mad about lilies, with this centerpiece no exception. The vase is from a lovely arrangement given to me when Jim passed away, so has special meaning for me. It looks perfect here full of yellow Asian lilies.
I use these yellow goblets a lot. I have no idea as to the manufacturer, and no hint is given on the bottom. These were given to me by my mother about 25 years ago. They tend to go with pretty much everything, short of patriotic or Christmas colors.
The small carafes my son and I ran across when we were cleaning out Mr.O-P's storage locker. (I'd mentioned previously about finding this very cool jug from Spain as well.) He had an entire case of them! (Don't ask me why.) So, I brought them home, washed them up, and thought they would be perfect for serving individual portions of infused water.
The blue and white salt and pepper shakers were a purchase made when I was in college. I still love them.

7 comments:

Marigene said...

What a bright and cheery table! Your cobalt pieces are stunning with the tablecloth. Those little carafes are a nice addition to the table.
Have a great weekend...can't believe tomorrow is Friday, again!

thepaintedapron.com said...

This is a ray of sunshine Pattie! LOVE the cobalt and yellow. I have some small carafes like that, I remember that wine used to come in those, and large liter sized ones too. Your husband must have had an eye for special things, and a sentimental heart to want to save them. Beautiful things Marigene sent you, the cloth is so pretty!
Jenna

bj said...

OOO, everything looks just stunning....so cheery and summery.....nope, I think summer put on roller skates and FLEW by...I will hang on to it as long as I can.
it's so nice here today...about 87 degrees and a slight wind....so nice.
Now I have to go ck out your bread in your last post...

Jessica Pelasky said...

Oh this is SO pretty! :)

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Lovely and refreshing table, and love the color choices, so pretty!

Blessings, Nellie

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful table setting at our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J & J. Enjoy the week. :)

JES said...

You set such vibrant and beautiful tables! Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :)