Summer Tablescape Styling

A Summer Tablescape

I had fun making this table scape on my custom made French farm house table.  It was made to my dimensions by a local carpenter to fit the tiny apartment that I had been living in.  While some day I hope to upgrade to a larger living space and purchase a much larger table, I think I’ll keep this one for now.  The biggest problem with this table is how narrow it is.  For family-style dining, the serving dishes have to be set out on the buffet.  

The placemats and napkins are a country hen and chicken toile pattern which I purchased from One King’s Lane.  I love the faux lemon trees!

 The china pattern is Villeroy and Boch in the “Basket” pattern.  Didn’t think the pattern was that big of deal until dinner was served on it at a five-star hotel in Paris! ooh-la-la!  The napkin rings are from Williams-Sonoma.

The candles are in anduze pots, olive scented, from the long-gone Pierre Deux stores.  Who misses them?!  I sure do.

Linked up with Tablescape Thursdays  at “between naps on the porch”


  1. July 25, 2013 / 2:47 pm

    I really like the faux lemon trees. I have not seen any as good as those lately. You are right the table does not allow for a big family style meal but it is a beautiful table and good for a small intimate meal.

  2. August 30, 2013 / 1:05 pm

    Very beautiful! I love those placemats…looks wonderful.

  3. August 30, 2013 / 6:17 pm

    OH! How lovely a summery tablescape! The toile yellow and green are a perfect background for the china! I love this pattern of china from Villeroy and Boch, This a very pretty centerpiece with the candle urns. Have a great weekend!


  4. November 5, 2013 / 6:58 am

    I have been searching everywhere for candles like the one I bought at Pierre Deux. Any ideas?