The inspiration for today’s tablescape is the French Countryside.  I love all the beautiful colors that are associated with French Country- blues, yellows, greens,and reds. These colors seem perfect for a Summertime Dinner. Although we love to eat outdoors during the Summer, today’s Dinner will be inside due to the high winds we have been having.


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I chose a French Country tablecloth for the underpinning of my table. The tablecloth is from France and showcases all the beautiful colors of the French Countryside.


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Yellow straw placemats anchor the placesetting.  The plates I chose are from the Temp-tations line.  The pattern is called “Old World.”  For the glassware, I chose Mikasa Golden Tiara crystal.  The flatware is Michelangelo by Oneida.  The napkins are from France and are blue and white in a traditional French Country Pattern.  I purchased the bright red floral napkin rings at Hobby Lobby. They tie back to the red color of the centerpiece.


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I chose a simple centerpiece of red geraniums flanked by antique brass candlesticks with cream colored candles. The antique brass candlesticks actually belonged to the late Mr. Charles Faudree.  If you read my previous blog from Monday, my thoughtful husband surprised me with a French Pastry Table and a lamp that was in the home of Charles Faudree, He took me back to the estate sale on Saturday, and I found these lovely candlesticks.  I can’t believe that no one had bought them.


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Thanks for stopping by.  I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.  I am going to be working on several projects that I will soon be sharing with you.


  1. Shannon Blackford

    Thank you for the kind comments!

  2. Shannon, I love all things Provencal and your table is beautifully French! Charles Faudree was my favorite designer and I had the privilege of meeting him several years ago. He was warm and personable! To own something from his estate must be fabulous! Pam @ Everyday Living

    • Pam, thank you for the very sweet comments. I admired Mr. Faudree’s work from afar, and you are so fortunate to have been able to meet him. Every time I walk by my pastry table, I am still in disbelief. I can’t believe it. I’m so glad that I was able to share my story with you.

  3. Gorgeous colors on the French tablescape. I love the pop of red that sets off the beautiful yellow and blue!

  4. You’ve captured the French country feel beautifully Shannon, I love those napkins!

  5. Love your French tablecloth and napkins and how special to have candlesticks from Charles Faudree. Lovely table.

  6. Another beautiful table! The colors are so beautiful and French! It is a happy table. My heart breaks for the people of France right now….and all of us really.

  7. Beautiful Shannon! I love the pops of red with the blue and yellow! 😉 Pinning! 😉

  8. Beautiful tablescape Shannon. I am so happy you scored those C.F. candlesticks, they’re amazing!

    • Thank you so much Christine! I’m so thankful for the items that I was able to get from the estate sale. I am still in disbelief every time I look at the French Pastry Table and Lamp. I adored Charles Faudree’s work from afar. He was truly a talented designer. Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope that you have a wonderful weekend!!!

  9. Beautiful tablescape Shannon!….oh blue and yellow…one of my very favorite color combinations!

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