In this post – a French lavender farmhouse table setting
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I posted a picture on Instagram recently of a lavender table setting I put together several years ago – and I thought, oh! I should make another one!
I love using lavender in my decor. All of this lavender I dried from our garden!
The trick to drying lavender is to harvest your lavender just before it is about to bloom!
I dry the lavender in my closet! It provides a nice aroma and keeps moths away.
I stuck lavender in these mini glass candle holders. Some earthquake hold inside keeps the lavender propped up.
The grapes are also from the garden… the first year we have enjoyed any grapes! Did you know California is the world’s fourth largest grape producer? Well, wine grapes, that is. These ones are table grapes!
Growing grapes is not easy – you have to spray for flies and mold. And then you have to fight the birds!
You may have noticed the grapes and bread are served on antique purple transfer ware.
Now, instead of a baguette we have slices of San Francisco Sourdough – this is California, after all. That’s why I like to sometimes call my style California French Farmhouse!
I used vintage ribbons as napkin rings.
Can I confess though, that this table was not set for a party! It was set for my family.
I would have set for just four of us but then the table looks silly when it is only set halfway!
Do you ever set the table “just” for your family?
Why should we set tables for parties? They should be set every day, if I had it my way.
I also love these scalloped plates I got at Williams Sonoma earlier this year!!
I hope you all enjoyed this farmhouse table.
This is just my ideal style – a touch of France, a touch of farmhouse, and a touch of California!