Summer French Table Setting

I have assembled my first tablescape after the big move!  I was inspired by the beautiful roses that are blooming here, the orange topiaries, and my new French burlap fabric I bought!

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I put a freshly picked rose on each place setting.  It’s not just to look at – pick it up and take a little sniff and you’ll be treated with the most pleasant smelling rose!  

These are David Austin roses and they smell heavenly!

I saw a very similar table runner in Napa recently but they wanted $100.  I found very similar fabric at a fabric store and bought it for $6/yard.  I intended to make placemats with it but I think I like it as a runner for now!

I put one of my madeleine anduze candle pots in the center. It has a really nice fragrance.  Purchased these at Pierre Deux years ago (RIP).

I like the Frenchie Summer feeling of this table.  The cups and plates are from Williams-Sonoma.  The cups are printed in French with fruits on them.

A pretty little collage that is pin-worthy for you πŸ™‚ 

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  1. July 30, 2015 / 2:10 am

    Very pretty! I love the green colour of the plates and how wonderful to have a rose to smell as you sit down. I'm on the look out for a runner like that – guess I better check out the fabric stores like you as I sure don't want to spend $100!

    • July 30, 2015 / 4:13 am

      The fabric is technically used to make kitchen towels, so that's the section you will need to look in at the fabric store! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. July 30, 2015 / 3:10 am

    Beautiful fabric and I like it as a runner! Visiting from Katherine's Corner tonight.

    • July 30, 2015 / 4:14 am

      I do too! Currently you can't tell that it's just an unfinished piece of fabric!

  3. July 30, 2015 / 12:17 pm

    I love your table! The orange trees caught my eye right away. I have a potted calamondin orange tree on my deck just loaded with tiny, green, pea-sized oranges. You got me thinking just how lovely a cluster of leaves and an orange would look wrapped around a napkin at a place setting. Those green plates are wonderful, too. I had seen them at Williams-Sonoma and had to tear myself away. The David Austen rose smells heavenly, I'm sure. When I moved I left behind a huge, fragrant Austen climber that I miss to this day. Nicely done here!

    • August 1, 2015 / 4:10 am

      Oh, a cluster of those little oranges would look cute on a place setting! We bought the WS plates in several colors and use them as our outdoor plates. You should plant a new David Austen rose at your new house!

  4. July 31, 2015 / 10:35 pm

    So pretty! I love tables like this that have an elegant simplicity. The orange topiaries are such a nice touch. I will be looking for fabric like that. Thank you for the tip!

    • August 1, 2015 / 4:11 am

      I should correct myself, the fabric is actually a linen and not a burlap like I said. You can check out your local fabric store… I found mine in the kitchen towel section of all places!

  5. August 1, 2015 / 12:52 am

    Beautiful tablescape! You've captured the essence of French style.

    • August 1, 2015 / 4:12 am

      Thank you for the compliment, Michael Lee!

  6. August 1, 2015 / 11:45 am

    Lovely table! The little orange tree topiaries are so cute. I saw fabric like that on a roll at a cute shop a couple of years ago and it was more like $26.95 a foot! You did good! I would love to smell those roses- their such a pretty shade of yellow!

    • August 4, 2015 / 3:32 pm

      I think my linen was something like $20/yard and I got 2 yards. Way cheaper than $100! Thanks for the compliments!

  7. August 4, 2015 / 12:07 pm

    I love the natural soft tones of green and cream color, with a touch of lemon yellow as an accent, n your tablesetting! Very beautiful! Found your post over at "The Scoop" link-up and am a new follower! πŸ™‚
    Ann @ Cairn Cottage (

    • August 4, 2015 / 3:32 pm

      Thank you for clicking on my little link at the scoop! I appreciate the come to and compliment!

  8. August 6, 2015 / 2:55 pm

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

    • August 6, 2015 / 4:52 pm

      Thanks for stopping by!