The French Countryside........

8.04.2010

.....Well, use your imagination here, please. I have put together a casual colorful tablescape to use some new things I have recently purchased along with several old pieces.



Come on in and have a seat, want you?



I have some wine chilling. May I offer you a glass?







Don't you love the new chicken casserole dish? I made some poppy seed chicken. Yum.



For the centerpiece I pulled these pieces from other parts of the house. I put some burlap around the two potted plants and tied it with jute for a rustic touch.



Borrowed this planter from the bedroom.
The runner is from Williams Sonoma.



Took the candles and wrapped some jute around them and put a piece of burlap in this planter.



I purchased these sterling silver and cobalt shakers at the Biltmore House gift shop several years ago in Asheville, N.C.



Used a mix of napkins. I purchased the country French style ones in St. Simons Island, Ga. at the Tabby House long time ago. 



Here is the yellow one from the same shop. Napkin rings are from World Market.



Red flatware was recently purchased at Target.



Love my new dishes from Tuesday Morning.
Green goblets were purchase several years ago.



The chicken wire chargers are a recent purchase at Pottery Barn. I always loved the square ones that 
Delores from Vignette Design used in her tablescapes and now they carry round ones.



Just love all the colors and of course I love the rooster.



Red butter dish from Anthropologie.



Oh, good it is just starting to get dark out.



I love how the atmosphere changes with candlelight.















I just love these chargers.  This is part of the fall line at Pottery Barn and they are selling out as fast as
they get them in. I did not wait for a sale because they probably will not be around for a sale and they usually don't put the chargers on sale anyway. 



Love the glow of candles.



One last night shot.


Thanks for having dinner with me. I hope you will come again some time.


Linking to Between Naps on the Porch with our hostess, Susan.
Be sure and check out the other great tablescapes and get some great ideas to use in your home.


Y'all come back now,

KIM

81 comments:

  1. Hi Kim,
    What a wonderful table setting.
    I am in love with it all. You did not leave out any details. Right down to the lovely salt and pepper shakers.
    I am in love with those chargers and I bet they are going fast.

    You did a wonderful job.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  2. Dearest Kim. All I want for Christmas this year are YOUR cobalt shakers. The End.

    Di

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  3. So beautiful Kim!!! Your table all set up is beautiful!

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  4. Fabulous table Kim. I'd love to have some of those chargers.

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  5. Very pretty, Kim. I love the wood tones of your furniture. Your dining room has a lovely cozy look and the tablescape has great details.

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  6. Really very beautiful.

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  7. Kim you have set a lovely table and I'll be right over for some of that wine! Really how cute it looks and the colors are so warm and inviting. The chargers are so fun and with your rooster plates..perfect!

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  8. Hi Kim, your table looks so gorgeous.I love all the beautiful details.I really love the chargers. It looks beautiful! I would love to sit at your table for dinner.This table setting would make me feel very special...Kathy

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  9. I love this Kim! All of the frenchy colors are beautiful and your new dishes are wonderful!

    I love the mix of fabrics and colors...every detail is just perfect! Nothing makes a table more beautiful than a mix of old and new...texture and pattern! Love it all!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

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  10. Everything looks so beautiful Kim.
    I love french country so much.
    That red butter dish would look perfect in my red kitchen!!
    Pamela xo

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  11. Wow Kim. Your table/eating area looks like it is out of a magazine. Love it! You have done an amazing job at putting your home together. I would love to come and visit anytime :)

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  12. Oh this is so wonderful! I was at Tuesday Morning this afternoon and saw some lovely new dish sets! This tablescaping is addictive! I love your new chicken wire chargers, they are sooo cute! Your centerpieces are very pretty! You have created a beautiful casual setting! These are my favorite!

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  13. I absolutely love this!! I am not a huge rooster fan but I do love them with all of this lovely blue and yellow.
    Beautiful!!!

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  14. Kim,
    I'll be right over with dessert.
    Lisa

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  15. It looks beautiful! I just love those chargers!! I just don't have enough dishes to do tablescapes! So I just enjoy everyone else's tables!! I'm ready for dinner!

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  16. Very beautful post, Kim. The dishes are great! Love them!!!

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  17. Kim, I just love your dining room! It all looks so inviting and warm and it is inspiring me to continue trying to warm up my own dining room!
    Thanks!
    Vanessa
    http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

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  18. Very pretty. For some reason that red butter dish just speaks to me and I don't even partake of butter!

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  19. I love all the mix of red, yellow, blue, and green. Well done Kim.
    hugs♥olive

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  20. Kim, this is beautiful!!! I love those chargers also...I'm glad you got them...I love the colors in your tablescape!!! Great job!!!

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  21. What a nice setting, you just know the conversation would be light and fun! Lovin' the chargers, glad you grabbed them while you could-enjoy!

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  22. That is perfection!!! I love, love, love those chargers!!! They are just perfect with your dishes and roosters!!

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  23. What a beautiful table...love the mix of colors and textures. I almost bought those chargers this past weekend, and put them aside so I could save my money for the 100 mile yardsale starting this week. Now, I am wishing I had kept them in hand.

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  24. Oh Kim, love it, love it, love it! Where did you get that chicken casserole? I'm in love with it. These are the colors that make my heart sing. Drooling here...
    Brenda

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  25. Kim this setting is gorgeous! I love the plates and the chargers. Beautiful night shot too. :)

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  26. Hi Kim,
    Love the chargers, dishes and the pattern. Your centerpieces are so creative. Would love to be your guest.
    Thanks for your comment on our lawn. We do have Bermuda and it loves the heat. Also, we did have thinner grass and some weeds till Hubs started using Scott's 4-Step.
    It is thick and weedless as long as we use that stuff. lol

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  27. Love those chargers!!! Your table is sooo pretty with all the color and you have a wonderful rooster collection. Thanks for sharing.
    Sandy

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  28. Those cobalt shakers are awesome! For a gal who does not pride herself on table scapes...you sure ROCK em! Love all the dishes too.

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  29. Kim, YOur table could be set in the south of France. What a beautiful table!!!! I LOVE those chicken wire chargers. I am going on line to get those tonight! They are something special!
    I love french napkins and linens. So colorful and warm!
    YOur rooster looks a lot like mine!
    You have fabulous style! Oh, that's right... it is Savvy and Sourthern! But you left out Spectacular!

    Yvonne

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  30. Hi Kim, What a beautiful Frenchy table setting. Love the tureen and the dishes but those wire charges make me want to run out to PB tomorrow! Hugs, Sherry

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  31. You make an A+ on your tablescape. It has all the right element to make it interesting and delightful.

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  32. Well let me find some room here to put my comment! Ha! Yes, love the French stuff, and I have that same runner, in WHITE of course! Love the plants on the table. Your new camera is doing you proud. Jacqueline

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  33. Yes, Cracker Barrel had them last August. I bought them with m y B-day money so that's how I know the exact date. They were less than $40bucks for the entire set. Hooray!

    Thanks for coming by for a sweet visit! ~Melissa :)

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  34. Kim, I love those wire chargers! Am off to look for them tomorrow. Great Frenchy rooster table.
    :-) Sue

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  35. Love that yellow tablerunner down the middle of your GORGEOUS dining room, Kim! The dishes & napkins all go together so seamlessly. Your style is just wonderful, Honey. I adored seeing what you've done every single time I visit SSS.

    I think you got some great pieces at Pottery Barn & Tues. Morning!

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  36. Hi Kim! Oh, I love your table and all of your Roosterness! Those dishes are just wonderful! Your centerpiece is grand! You've got the touch of always making pretty.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  37. I can see why those PB chargers are selling out like hotcakes...co cute! Love all the rooster dishes and how everything is so warm! Great tablesetting! Joni

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  38. darling dining room, love all your details, cute cute cute!

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  39. Kim, your dining room is lovely, and this rooster inspired table definitely has a French feel. Love the rooster plates with the proud rooster centerstage, and the chicken casserold dish is the best. Love the vibrant yellow with the white. Beautifully done! ~ Sarah

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  40. Hi Kim,
    This is like the perfect french country table! I love the runner, the napkins and those chargers are the coolest thing yet!
    The table is perfect!
    Cindy

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  41. Wow, your dining room is gorgeous! I love your table setting, you've got some great pieces.

    Donna

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  42. Beautiful tablescape, Kim. It looks so good on your French table. I love how your centerpiece turned out and your new dishes are really pretty. I bought some square chicken wire charger plates from Pottery Barn too when we were in Dallas....Christine

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  43. Love those chickenwire chargers! Great French inspired table! Your yellow matelasse runner is gorgeous!

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  44. Well can I say (and please believe me) this is my all time favorite tablescape...wow Kim over the top wonderful...yes I will be over for dinner...the wine looked great too, I think I might need to go pour myself a glass right now!

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  45. Hey Kim, thanks for the mention! Glad you found the round ones. You seem to have round ones, I have square! Case in point: you have the round Nell Hills willow chargers, and I have the square ones! Thanks for the tip on those--I love them BTW!

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  46. Forgot to mention those chargers.....awesome I have never seen anything like that, I love unexpected!

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  47. AMAZING! Love your vast rooster collection ~ great table!

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  48. Beautiful as always Kim! I love those chargers!

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  49. Love the hutch/china cabinet with the green "insides!"

    -Trish

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  50. I really like this! Pretty new dishes! Love those new chargers! Neat that you used different napkins!

    Katherine

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  51. Lovely! So BRIGHT and CHEERY! A very happy place to be! Thanks!

    three pixie lane

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  52. A beautiful table and even more so by candlelight. I can't believe the placemats, so glad you took the plates off and showed them off. Chicken wire! I love poppy seed chicken and served in a chicken makes it even better. Num, I would have loved to dine with you.

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  53. The chargers really set a wonderful tone for your table. The colors are so well balanced, and the effect is lovely. Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

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  54. Love the country French theme! So many pretty things. You might want to link this to the Friday meme Rooster party!

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  55. What a gorgeous tablescape, Kim! I just love everything about it...and how pretty with candlelight!

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  56. So beautiful setting. Love the dishes and the wire chargers!

    Hugs
    Charo

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  57. What a beautiful setting! Love the chicken casserole dish...that's fabulous. And, the runner is gorgeous. Wonderful detail! I'm ready to sit down to have dinner at your house!

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  58. I like this a lot! The table setting, rooster motif and the whole French Country theme. Beautiful!

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  59. Wow, what a table!! I like the yellow element and I'm in love with the red butter dish!! Everything just perfect!! xx

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  60. Kim, I always love your tables but this has got to be one of my very favorites! I just bought those chargers--only 6 because I was thinking of waiting for the sale but maybe you are right--better go back! The dishes are wonderful and I love the way you combined so many colors in just the right tones to make it work. But your chicken casserole dish is super too! Oh, I don't know how to mention everything I love! The combo is perfect! Linda
    p.s. My mother had those sterling s&p shakers when I was little and one of my jobs was to polish them--!!!

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  61. I love the wire and burlap centerpiece you made as well as wrapping the votives with twine. So clever! Lovin the french country style~following you now! Stop by my place if you can,
    amy

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  62. Kim, I just saw a rooster party you have to link up now. This great. Love all the detail. Follow this link..
    http://thecharmofhome.blogspot.com/2010/07/roosters-and-french-country.html

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  63. i just love the rooster dishes and the chargers the red flatware just set everything off so well.All the wonderful colors of blue red yellow cant get anymore french then this.Love how you used the crock as a wine chiller .Another great idea :)

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  64. LOVE IT!!! I felt like I was in Provence again. Just perfect!!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  65. Kim, you had me at the wine. :) Your table, and in point of fact, the whole room is beautiful. LOVE the green in your china cabinet.

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  66. Everything looks just AMAZING! Love the chargers and the candles wrapped with jute....very clever! Love it all :o)
    ~Des

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  67. absolutely amazing. i love all your attention to detail. I am so copying the twine around the candles. cool cool cool idea. and am hopping over to pottery barn myself. saw the chargers, talked myself out of them and then bam... right back into them! glad i came to visit!

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  68. What a pretty table! Love the colors, and those chargers are great. We have the same S&P shakers.

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  69. Fabulous job Kim!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  70. Kim, we definitely have some similar tastes, for sure! I think I'm going to really enjoy that lantern.

    Your pics are always so clear & pretty! Gorgeous table.

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  71. What a great table! Your new dinnerware is so pretty and absolutely perfect with those chargers. I have been trying to resist but this gorgeous table is making it impossible.

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  72. This is so pretty. I love the colors. The runner is such a soft shade and your dishes are perfect with it. Love the chargers! I'm going to have to use that idea of wrapping the candles. Very nice.

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  73. I am not a wine drinker, but the glass we had has me very relaxed and happy to have been here. I am so glad that you are talented with design, it warms my heart!

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  74. What an impressive collection! They're all a lot of fun. I like the all white one! That chicken casserole dish is pretty spectacular though. They are all so cheery. I love how you've displayed them all.

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  75. What a beautiful post ... but on another note ... I love your kitchen cabinets and I'm getting ready to have my kitchen remodeled ... Please email me and tell me your cabinet brand!! Thanks so much.

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  76. I love it! Gorgeous dining room, by the way.

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  77. Oh, my...that table nearly took my breath away! I ♥♥♥ everything about it.

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  78. Such fun looking at all your different elements. Like many others, I like the chargers and what a find at Tuesday Morning. Getting there at the right time makes a difference.

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  79. I love, Love, LOVE your GORGEOUS table!!!!!!!! This is perfectly french country!!! :)

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