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Thursday, August 4, 2011

August Days ~ A Petite Francais Tablescape


Lilies dominate the table in this lawn tablescape. They lend a bit more drama than my usual mums or roses. I wanted a little more color in the dishes to punctuate the wine colored blooms so I brought out a tureen that usually finds its way to the table only during the holidays.



One of my favorite vintage tablecloths in a natural linen color makes a good contrast against the white plates and script patterned napkins. Even the sea creatures in an old book keep to the neutral tones I'm so fond of.  









My tureen is a German pattern called Petit Fours. Its various colored floral sprays make it a versatile serving piece, and adds just a nuance of FRENCH along with my bistro glasses and poire motif plates.



A cotton drop cloth skirts the table and drapes nicely on the grass, and a bit of handmade lace dresses things up.







Majolica salad plates with a pear design add to the action on a quiet table.



I had to use these printed napkins at least once during August!



It's a mellow and cool evening with storm clouds gathering in the distance. A perfect time for relaxation and conversation on the lawn.









French bistro glasses on an ironstone platter.














































Mild summer evenings just beg for supper outside. After the busy week we've had, maybe we'll light a few candles and linger awhile. I hope your August days are just wonderful inside or out!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline



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30 comments:

Aledia said...

Love that tablecloth and your napkins! Everything looks so lovely....
Have a wonderful evening!
Aledia~

Olga said...

Beautiful tablescape. It has a fresh and relaxing look. I love your tureen with delicate tiny flowers.

Pamela said...

Gorgeous Jacqueline! This looks like something right out of the old Victoria magazine! I was just going through my old issues and this so reminds me of their beautiful photos! I love table settings like this outside. Very romantic!!

Entertaining Women said...

Everything is right about your tablescape...beautiful! I love the Petit Fours tureen...It reminds me of my Coalport, "Sevres Group" and Coalport, "Old Coalport" patterns. Thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

Linda said...

OH so pretty! I can't even pick a favorite, Jacqueline...wonderful goodies!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

Just beautiful - all of it! That round tablecloth is amazing....

Something Nice and Pretty said...

So very pretty! I love the glasses, printed napkins and the soup tureen WOW is all I can say! Beautiful photos!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

this is so delightful! Pretty x infinity!

once in a blue moon said...

beautiful setting, i am wild about your book~

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

What wonderful napkins. They are perfect for your outdoor August tablescape.

Charade said...

That linen tablecloth is stunning. If it were mine, I'd figure out how to hang it on the only wall in my bedroom big enough to accommodate it. Your staging and photography always draw me right in.

Cottage and Broome said...

What a beautiful garden table setting!!! Love the white on white so serene and the lilies are a bonus. If you get a chance stop by and see our garden post. Thanks for sharing.

Barb~Bella Vista Cottage said...

Jacqueline, your pictures are gorgeous. The table takes my breath. It is so gracious. Love it.

Barb

Liz said...

Good Morning Jacqueline! First of all thank you so much for sharing this beautiful tablescape for Fresh-Cut Friday!! I am hard pressed to commit to what part is my favorite! :) Of course the Lilies just add the perfect touch, but all of the elements are so perfect together! Absolutely stunning!

Have a lovely weekend!
~Liz

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Just beautiful, the lilies are spectacular! My first thought was they remind me of fireworks-enjoy:@)

under spanish moss said...

The table scape is just lovely. We love the vintage table cloths paired with the ironstone and white dishes. A perfect summer evening dining space! Hope your weekend is great.
Angela and Renee

Cindy @ Barkley Hall said...

I have to say that I think that is the most beautiful tablecloth that I have ever seen....love the color and design. And as always....love your books.

bikim said...

SO PRETTY!
HAPPY night,
ROSA

Kay said...

Love, love, love all the photography, most especially the ones with the full views of the grass and tree behind!! So wonderfully serene and tempting! I can flip through an entire magazine and not see photos this gorgeous! You bring so much joy and pleasure to all of us with your creativity and wonderful photos. Thanks!
Love, Kay

Blooming Rose Musings said...

So very, very lovely. The lilies are beautiful and perfect for your tablesetting. I love the peaceful atmosphere you have created. The tureen is sweet and beautiful. I could spend a full day and evening sitting and enjoying this lovely environment.

LDH said...

So many pretty vignettes and such a lovely blog! I have enjoyed perusing many of your posts!

So nice stopping by to visit with you!
Kindly, Lorraine

Barbara said...

Jacqueline, your neutral pallette appeals to me all year round. It is so soothing, calm and full of charm. I always love seeing what you have put together. I absolutely love that book and those unique napkins.

Sherry said...

Hi Jacqueline,
Very pretty table! I so love the shell with the octopi (have to use that tense, when do you ever get to use it?LOL). You have the most beautiful neutrals in all of blogland. The soup tureen is very pretty too. Love it! Thanks for joining me at HSH, it is always a treat!
Sherry

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Graceful, elegant and so pretty! What a delight!

A Rosy Note said...

Oh, what a pretty setting. I LOVE those napkins. I'll bet those lilies smell so good. I passed by some the other day at the grocery store and the scent was wonderful.
Tricia :)

MyA PAZ said...

Gracias por tanta belleza!! apasionante tu bolg, me encanta cada detalle!!Hermosas imágenes!Cariños

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Just gorgeous, J. LOVE each element from sea creatures to old lace and those wonderful bistro glasses!!! Don't know HOW you put it all together so effortlessly, thanks for joining in, xoxo Debra

Sarah said...

What a delightful garden setting. I long for cooler times when we can dine alfresco on our terrace once again. Your graceful style makes my heart sing.

Alycia Nichols said...

This is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! I love the white on white with the color punctuation provided by the lilies. The draping of the table linens reminds me of a wedding gown. Very pretty!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

I love this post- how pretty! Your setting and table and all the details are so charming! Thanks for sharing at my party! :)

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