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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

French Country



In my heart, I am always in the heart of France. And a few little props always help me with the illusion. I came across a few china plates this week that had me hearing French music and wanting French food.







Bouquets of Poppies. (Do they look like poppies to you?) (Thank you Kathy! They're carnations!!)




There are charming variations in the patterns, as you can see here. 









The little pewter bunny mustard jar always seems perfect for a spring table.





The bistrot glassware is a vintage mix. But you don't have to wait to get lucky. Rachel Ashwell has a new line that is quite similar to the pattern in front. I may have to order some!




A local Italian restaurant serves water from these faceted bottles and agreed to sell me some. 








The monogrammed hand towels used for napkins are also from France. The linen stripe towel in the basket is William-Sonoma. Plain white vintage linen on the table. When the weather is nicer we can carry it all out to the lawn!














It's official no matter what's going on with the weather.

Happy Spring to you!

Jacqueline





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34 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

These are beautiful plates, Jacqueline! I just love the detail around the edges. And the mustard pot is fabulous...I'm partial to bunnies (year round!). Looks like you have a picnic in mind!

XO,
Jane

Pamela Gordon said...

Pretty plates and linens Jacqueline. We have a storm watch for us tonight and tomorrow. Lots of white stuff. I don't mind cause tomorrow is spring. Happy spring to you!

Maria dolores Lopez godoy said...

Wow is delicious, your blog is very interesting and beautiful, congratulations and kisses from Spain.

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Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Beautiful post! I love the new-to-you bottle and am seriously coveting your pretty linens.

I have never seen plates like that, how unique and lovely!

Yes, spring is official tomorrow.

The sun came out today and boy has it made a difference in our moods around here. One more day of gloomy gus and I was ready to pack a suitcase and fly away and leave everything and everyone hanging in limbo, I kid you not!

elizabeth said...

I love all of your beautiful posts, but this one I LOVE! Oh, those plates and linens, that silver, the glassware...oooo la la!

Sylvia said...
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Sylvia said...

These French plates are exceptionally beautiful! And the little bunny on the mustard jar is adorable. I adore all these treasures of yours, my heart is pounding with excitement ...

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Those new plates are really beautiful, Jacqueline. The mustard bowl is adorable..Happy Springtime..Judy

Old Time Cindy said...

All so pretty and I'm always ready for a picnic!
Happy spring and farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Connie@shabbyforsure said...

I really enjoyed looking at all your lovely treasures...Connie

Haworth said...

Those plates are lovely and light, Jacqueline, perfect for a Spring luncheon. And I love that bunny pewter cover! (I would fill it with straw and some colored eggs ....or chocolate....) Happy Days to you.

Cynthia said...

Beautiful post and I love the dishes, so pretty.

Cynthia

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Jacqueline, this is a gorgeous post, my heart is oftentimes in the heart of France. I think they are carnations, I think d'oeillets means carnations.

Lovely! I hope you have a blessed first day of spring,
Kathy

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

To Kathy:

That sounds right Kathy! The google translater said "poppies".

Sherry said...

Happy First Day of Spring to you Jacqueline! I wish I would come across plates like this! Oh, they are beautiful!
Sherry

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

You have no idea how much I LOVE, LOVE Blue & White ......my home is filled with it.
Just beautiful.

Rose

ImSoVintage said...

Such lovely plates and linens. I can't wait for this frigid weather to break so we can carry it all out to the lawn. Happy spring.
Hugs,
Laura

Deb said...

Those plates are very pretty and I love the mustard jar. Unique.

Curtains in My Tree said...

I just love pretty plates, and find it so hard not to buy everyone I find reasonable priced,

love the bunny pot, well really I like everything in your pictures

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
Your French china is fabulous, but my heart has been stolen away by your pewter lidded mustard bowl with that adorable flying bunny!!!
I'm ready to do some back deck dining, too, dear friend...however, SNOW is forecast for the end of the week and this morning we had frost!!!
In time...all in due time!!!
Happy Spring, to you!!!
Fondly,
Pat

June said...

I always get so inspired when I see your beautiful tableware Jacqueline. I wish I could create a lovely table the way you do ~sigh~ I am in love with the sweet bunny mustard dish! I love your table linens, you have such wonderful pieces.

I hope you had a wonderful first day of spring my friend!!!

many hugs from here...

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

What a lovely table! The plates are gorgeous, and I do like that pewter bunny!

Zuzu said...

I love all things French! Such gorgeous treasures, and what a delight it will be to dine alfresco with this beautiful tableware!
Have a lovely day, sweet Jacqueline!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Doreen@househoneys said...

I too am drawn to France and all things French. Maybe we lived there in a previous life?

Gorgeous pictures, as always Jacqueline!

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

I am always drawn to so many of the French transferware pieces. These are no exception...beautiful. The little bunny pot is too cute!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Those plates are gorgeous, Jacqueline...what a find! I always LOVE all of your beautiful goodies! Thanks so much for stopping by!

The French Hutch said...

Poppies or carnations, I love those plates! They do have such a Frenchy look, and I love your knives with the pearl handles! You have the look I love! Great vintage look glassware and linens. Great spring tablescape. Happy Spring.........

~Emily
The French Hutch

Things and Thoughts said...

You have so many beautiful things ! The plates are lovely ! Hugs Olympia

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi there, Jacqueline!!!!!!! I'll bet these dishes DID have you longing for the beautiful country! (I always play my "Something's Gotta Give" CD when I'm feeling like that! Did you see that movie? Love it! And love the music!!!) I see that Kathy identified the flowers as carnations, but it really does look like carnations and poppies got together and had a baby! The plates are gorgeous! I really like the detailing along the rim. Something else I really, really like it that bird cage. That is cool!!! It has such a rustic feel to it! The linens look crisp as bacon!!! Wow! I hope the weather warms up nicely for you soon so that you can get outside, soak up some sunshine, close your eyes, and go to Paris in your mind! Have a good weekend, and thank you so much for stopping by my place earlier! I appreciate it! Take care!

Laurie Ritchey said...

What a dreamy post, Jacqueline. I love those plates and especially that each plate is a little different. Your photos and your vignettes are so pretty. I felt transported to France. laurie

Entertaining Women said...

A beautiful Velveteen Rabbit' kind of table...completely real. I love the bunny mustard jar...a true treasure. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Susan said...

I just love your display here Jacqueline! The blues and whites get me every time, and of course the 'S' on your linens. :)
Thanks for sharing such beauty always!

Sweet Auburn Life said...

Yep, I'm hearing the French music too looking at those beautiful images. Love the plates and I have a slight weakness for monogrammed linen!

SizzleandZoom said...

The little bird cage is so precious.

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