Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Country French Style

Hello everyone,
      Our snow storm ended and today was a sunny day once again-just is case you wanted to know! Is it just an Island trait or does everyone like to talk about the weather?
   Anyway, I decided to go with a little country French style for our lunch today.So, for a  change I set up our table in our little porch.

Although, I mainly collect red and white transferware dishes but I do have a pretty good collection of blue and white ones too.

I got the toile fabric at a thrift shop recently so I used it for our tablecloth. The shutters were a bi-fold door that we cut down and painted-I really like how they look in here with the lace panel.

I am using a mix of different patterns again-mainly because I collect dishes one or two at a time usually and here or there.

The garden statue in the corner came in from the garden for the winter along with the garden bench. The French style chair came from a junk store and it was recovered last year.




I love this French toile soy candle.

The mirror on the wall came from a local garden centre.


The soup tureen came from an auction sale.

Well, that is my little touch of a French country style tablescape- I hope you enjoyed it.
Hope you also have time to visit the other lovely tablescapes at Between Naps on the Porch.
Thank you for visiting ,

Carolyn

42 comments:

Pat said...

Carolyn this is beautiful! I love the blue and white and I love this room!

Bella said...

Hi Carolyn,
Don't upu just love the day after a snow.. all white and bright and cozy:-)
Your table is beautiful, love that you have brought garden elements in to enjoy, the bech looks perfect!
I find I talk about the weather a lot too. I thought maybe it was a gardener thing :-) Anyway, I like the frequent updates people give, it's interesting to see how other people live:-)
Bella

Susan said...

Oh so picturesque, Carolyn. So so appealing. Thanks for sharing. I remember your lovely wall mirror. That one is a winner. Susan

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

It is so lovely...of course my favorite color is blue so how could I not love it....I also ADORE those little sheep on the side table below the mirror.

Thank you for sharing
Blessings Kelsie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

We all talk about the weather here also. :D I am in the MidSouth - If you don't like the weather just wait it will go to another extreme soon.
Your table setting is so pretty. Really like the birdcage.
Thanks for sharing it all with us.

Marlis said...

Carolyn, your table, your room, the ambiance you created is absolutely stunning. great idea putting the shutters up. Loved dropping in!

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

I loved all the blue. My father loves blue, too!!! That's his favorite color. So it's always nice to see beautiful ideas in this color...something that would make him happy and me,too :) :) Thanks for sharing :) :) I really liked that soup tureen. It's a very unique shape :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Luncheons at the Junction said...

What a beautiful room setting - and your collection of Blue and White is to die for. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah said...

Blue and white, French toile, transfer ware, garden accessories ~ this post has lots of my favorite things. Beautiful as always, Carolyn. ~ Sarah

Marie Arden said...

The old door and chairs and all really make it so French country. The blue and white china are wonderful.

The Summer Porch said...

Hello Carolyn, thanks for visiting.
I love the serenity of blue. Your table setting is so stylish, I was wondering could I be your "Alice in Wonderland" just one time??? ;)
Rosemary a.k.a Alice...XX

lvroftiques said...

How beautiful! I love everything! Vanna

Sherry said...

Carolyn,
Your blue and white is beautiful and I love the way you mixed it. I also love the shutters, you said that is a bi-fold door. That was a great idea. It is all very lovely!
Sherry

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Carolyn, I love your French table, just gorgeous, I love Eng. transferware, I don't have any, but hope to get some from Nancy. I love your mirror, everything lokks so romantic, It must be great to have tea with you.
Hope you visit me, I went Asian this Thursday, I can offer you tea too in my little tea cups.
XOXO
FABBY

Debbie said...

This is a beautiful table. I love the way it has an elegant yet garden feel to it.

podso said...

So pleasing to the eyes, Carolyn. i just love the blue. The snow pictures are delightful too! Here, (yes we talk about the weather here too) it seems like spring is arriving. The daffodils are pushing up through the ground.

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Amazing table! I could just sit there all day and have tea and lunch...The blue and white is absolutely gorgeous!

Meredith said...

Hi Carolyn,

Your room is really beautiful. The blue and white is just beautiful and I love your toile tablecloth.

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

Hi! I'm visiting you from TT at BNOTP.....this table is amazing!
I LOVE blue and white transferware and the toile fabric makes my heart go pitty-pat!
Such a beautiful room too; I love the matching toile pillows and the pretty bench and chair.
It's such a lovely table with many gorgeous pieces of transferware. Thanks for sharing !

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Evening Carolyn, I just love coming by here and seeing all your beautiful things and the way you have of putting them all together..The blue/white dishes I love them..the whole table is just lovely my friend..very Frenchy lookin...Thanks for taking the time to share more of your talent..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Liliane de Paula said...

Tudo muito lindo no seu blog, Carolyn. Já estou seguindo o seu blog. Siga o meu.

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

This is such a beautiful post. My first love is blue transferware so this post set my heart aflutter. I love the idea of the shutters on the window!!! I think I will have to steal this idea for some small windows in my home to make them stand out more. Everything is lovely. I especially love the mirror. It is very unique. Thank you for sharing this lovely setting with us. ~~Sherry~~

Beverly said...

Always, always beautiful and inviting, Carolyn.

And, I love the birdcage.

Suzann said...

Oh my goodness I am in love with this room!!
Did you paint the cabinet and shutters yourself!? The cabinet is the exact color and finish that I have in my head for a piece I have in my home.

Donnie said...

I love how the tablecloth fabric matches your dishes. That was a gorgeous tablescape. I always love the blue and whites.

Connie said...

Carolyn, the room is beautiful and the tablesetting is perfection.

Enjoy hearing about your weather since we are so far apart. I am in southern USA and yesterday we reached the 70 degree mark. It was wonderful and inspired me to trim shurbs.

I also enjoy your music, especially the Irish Blessing.

Raffaella said...

I love blue and white so much...

Paula said...

Loved your pictures, first time visitor, came through one of your friend's blogs. And so serendipitous as you are in P.E.I., and we are in the midst of planning our first trip there. Will be back for another visit soon.

La Table De Nana said...

You have such lovely things~

Trets Welt said...

Oh ist das wunderschöön!Sehr geschmackvoll..gefällt mir.Das Geschirr hae ich auch in Blau.Bussi.Luciene.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn! Your table is so beautiful! But so are all the details in the rest of your room! I love country French!

lisacharlesparsons said...

I just love all of your posts and cannot get enough. Your photos are amazing!!! What kind of camera do you shoot with? I use a Canon 50D and 40D and I do not feel like mine are as great as yours! I love all of your china and that mirror - I want it!!! LOL!

once in a blue moon said...

all of your rooms are so inspiring...

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Beautiful, Carolyn! Love the little sheep too. Enjoy this lovely day we're having.

Blessings,
Sandi

CIELO said...

Lovely as usual, dear Carolyn! I saw a picture in a magazine the other day that immediately made me thought of you and your lovely home... it was a corner with a similar angel statue and arrangements... your whole house is like a picture taken out of a magazine.... is always a pleasure coming here.

Cielo

Tess said...

What beautiful dishes! And your tablecloth is gorgeous!!

Phyllis said...

I could not leave without telling you how much I enjoyed your post. Your table is beyond lovely....such delicate shades of blue in a room fit for a princess. Your touches of the shutters, the fabric patterns, the mirror and the French chair all add a cozy, yet elegant, look and appeal......very inviting. You may want to consider leaving the garden bench and statue in the room this spring and summer. They add a unique touch, also.

On Crooked Creek said...

Carolyn,
Exquisite, my dear. Each and every detail in this room held my heart and my soul!The blue and white with your mirror and iron works gave such a welcoming, warm visit today. Thank you for this lovely post!
Fondly,
Pat

lulumusing said...

Your table is the perfect finish for a lovely room....so many pretties to look at.

Entertaining Women said...

Absolutely lovely. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

Liz@http://infusewithliz.blogspot.com/ said...

You have such a great way of putting things together. I love the table setting..I would like to collect some blue transferware but haven't decided on a pattern. I also love the set up with the mirrors on the wall...it kind of feels like it's a spot to wash up at! I have a mirror that resembles one of the smaller cathedral styled ones that I need to find a spot for. Your creative mingling of items is always so intriguing to stare at! My fairy girl is out in the cold covered in snow!

MONICA LIVAS said...

Wonderful table setting! LOVE this FRENCH COUNTRY look!