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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Little French Country Cow Table


 
I can only go so long before I start to miss setting my table with some brown transferware. And ma petite vache, my little cow, is the center of my tablescape today. Maybe I was influenced by the field of cattle I walked through today in the spring-like weather.  Or perhaps it was simply that I had no flowers to easily center the table. But cows it is.



 

To accent spring I have added some vintage botanicals for place cards next to my airiest transferware plates. Fabric rose napkin rings decorate the glassware.



I'm not an expert, but I was told this pattern is Fostoria. Anybody know?









This lidded butter dish is one of my favorites.





 

As is this lidded vegetable tureen with more cows.

 







Whimsy is not my first impulse, but this little cow won me over.








Ironstone butter pats in sterling silver balance each other.













Inner detail.








Rim detail.






Everyday white china serves as a charger.























Vintage damask napkins and Wallace flatware.










PotteryBarn dipping bowls hold oversize tea lights, also from PB.














Ready for dessert.



Thanks for your visit!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline

I'm linked to Between Naps on the Porch for
Tablescape Thursday,
My Romantic Home for Show & Tell Friday,
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday


40 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

OMG, you had me at French country and cow. You have the prettiest things and always show it off so well.

AntiqueChase said...

I love all your brown transferware and of course I love me some cows.... utterly adorable!

Kathysue said...

This is just gorgeous!! I love your dishes and just everything on your table. It looks so understated and elegant. Just the right amount of dishes. So pretty. The glasses do resemble Fostoria and I am not an expert either. KS

salmagundi said...

Your glassware is Fostoria in the American pattern. I inherited about 100 pieces of the Fostoria American from my mother. It dates primarily from the late 30's to 40's. You've set a gorgeous table, as always. Sally

Shirley said...

A great table. I love the theme! and I adore brown transfer. I spotted the little black and white cow right away. Cute cute!

Faded Charm said...

Such a beautiful table setting with all the neutral browns and creams....love the cows also:)

Kathleen

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Your transferware and silver are so beautiful! Wonderful table!

Bella said...

Hi Jacqeline,
Lovely! So much details! Love your covered veggie dish, those roses...ahhh! Your sparling freshly polished silver makes me feel like a slacker:-)
Glad you had a lovely springy day!
Bella

Marigene said...

Beautiful pieces of brown transferware. The glassware does look like Fostoria American.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous! I kept scrolling up and down. Each image is sheer delight. Love all the brown transfer ware, but the images of the cows and that little cow on the butter dish are truly making my heart sing. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post. ~ Sarah

Debra@Common Ground said...

You know I'd be over here slobbering all over your tablescape. i.love.that.cow.dish.
xoxo,
Debra

Linda said...

OH this is gorgeous...I love the cow tureen, and the butter pats in the silver...perfect!

Sherry said...

Since I've been visiting and enjoying your blog for a long time, I thought I should finally let you know! I think my first visit was when you redid your sideboard and I was hooked instantly! Wish I could come over and play with your toys!

Sherry in Little Rock

Sue said...

Absolutely love the little bovine theme with the brown transferware. The whimsical black/white cow was a fun additive! Lovely table, as always...
Sue

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

Me goodness did you make those rose napkins thaey are beautiful...please tell me how!! I love the little cloack tealight holders they are so cute, where did you get them from? some beautiful photos :)

Deb S. said...

The photography is amazing. I just love the transferware! My heart skipped a beat at the Wallace flatware and damask napkins too! What a wonderful table.

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

all so beautiful. But what struck me the most was that fork on the elegant crisp white napkin. Just perfect!

Vintage Gal said...

Love the brown transferware and the cows lend a lovely touch to a beautiful table~ ;-)

A Toile Tale said...

This is stunning. You really are on top of things with the well polished silver and crisply ironed linen. Beautiful. The cows rock my world.
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Pat said...

Absolutely breathtaking table, photographed beautifully.

Beverly said...

Jacqueline, your table looks elegant and lovely. All of your special touches create overall wonder.

High Street Cottage said...

Gorgeousssssssssssssssssssssssss!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Beautiful, beautiful, sweet and romantic! I love your transfer china, the lidded butter dish it's a treasure! Everything is perfect and elegant at the same time. I have a dog collection, I just saw yours, wish I had them all, they're sooo cute! The glasses look Fostoria, I have a friend who has some just like it and they're Fostoria.
I'm your newest follower, please come and visit my Asian Tablescape this Thursday...you're very welcome and I hope you follow me too.
XOXO
FABBY

vignette design said...

YOur table is just gorgeous! Love all your transferware and especially the cow themed ones. Such lovely sepia tones. Very romantic and beautiful!

Tricia said...

What a lovely table! The brown transferware is so pretty -- and I can see why that cow butter dish charmed you! I love the embroidered napkins you included -- they add a wonderful touch!

Donnie said...

I love all the cows and the sepia setting for you photos was a lovely idea.

CIELO said...

Lovely as usual... is always such a pleasure coming here!

Have a blessed weekend!

Cielo

Olga said...

Gorgeous tablescape! You have so many beautiful things.

Carolyn said...

Again a simply beautiful tablescape-love the cows!

Carolyn

Robin said...

I always enjoy looking at your finished tabelscapes. I really like all your cow accessories - so cute.

Denise said...

Hi Jacqueline,

So nice to hear from you! I appreciate your kind comments on my Juliet post. I look at your tablescape almost every week because it's like looking at a magazine. Such beautiful still shots and I love your vintage items. If we are ever in your area, I would love to visit your store. As usual, your Little French Country Table did not disappoint. I really adore the lidded butter dish and vegetable tureen. The brown cow transferware is beautiful. I'm going to sign up to be a follower on your blog.

Denise

Jaybird said...

It is Fostoria American..
My daughter collects that pattern and has about 200 pieces. Fortunately for me, she likes the little pieces pretty well ;^) There are some $$$ in the big stuff!
Thanks for posting your pretty things,
J

Susan said...

I love those dishes!! They are just gorgeous!

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacquline,
Your brown and white tablescape is elegantly presented. That little silver butter pat holder really caught my eye! Your photography makes me feel as if I'm and invited guest ask to linger long after the party's over. Thank you for such a lovely post!
Fondly,
Pat

Jeanne Selep said...

Brown Transferware does grow on you, doesn't it?

I have a handful of pieces...
http://jeanneselep.blogspot.com/2010/10/halloween-hutch-display.html

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Oh love that transferware!!! The cow is especially charming- what great pieces you have! So pretty! Thanks for sharing this at my party this week! :)

saltbox treasures said...

Just beautiful, as always. Love French Country, toile and transferware.
~ Julie

Entertaining Women said...

You may not know Fostoria, but you have a gifted eye for brown and cream transferware...just beautiful! Any number of makers make/made the quilted glassware, but there is definitely a way to identify the Fostoria. Fostoria is made in a three-part mold, so it will have three seams visible when you look down inside the goblet. If it doesn't have three mold seams, it is not Fostoria. A really good antiques dealer taught me that. Thanks for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

Marmee's Pantry said...

THIS is gorgeous! I LOVE brown & white/off white china...especially vintage...especially in candle light. Thanks for sharing.

I've enjoyed finding your blog. I hope you will visit Marmee's Pantry when you get a moment.

Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

Sarah said...

Jacqueline, I'm visiting some of my favorite "bookmarked" posts this morning as I enjoy a cup of coffee. Taking in all the exquisite details of this table top and wishing it were right here on the table on my terrace. ;-)

Thanks for sharing this brown beauty. ~ Sarah

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