Country French Centerpiece

5.18.2014

On a whim I changed the dining room centerpiece. Do you ever do that you walk by something and realize that it's been that way for awhile and it's just time for something different? Well, y'all know I am the queen of change and the dough bowl had been there since early January. That's a long time for me I pulled out my large round basket and started filling it with this and that.


 
I pulled out this large round willow basket and filled it with this and that.


I filled this old terra cotta pot with  the lavender bunches that were in the dough bowl.

I added these sweet china tea cups that I inherited from my grandmother. I inherited her china set many years ago. A few cloth napkins with a French Provincial pattern on them are ready to use.



Blue crystal stemmed wine glasses in the background.

The basket was brown, but I quickly painted it gray with French Linen chalk paint.




Now we just need some good food and wine.

Enjoy your day!

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39 comments:

  1. That's such a wonderful basket, Kim. I like how you painted it and all the pretty things you added to it. So sweet that you have your Grandmother's china!

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  2. Excited to see how you are using old china. So many of us have inherited sweet pieces but we don't know what to do with them. Also love, love, love the painted basket! http://ohtheplaceswesee.com

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  3. This is the perfect change for your dining room! You look ready for some entertaining. Simply beautiful.

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  4. Very pretty, and sometimes you just need to tweak things on a whim. It's stunning and fits your space beautifully.

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  5. Painting the basket was the key to getting "the look." Very frenchy and yes, food and wine, please!

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  6. Beautiful Kim. I was going to say, it looks like you are ready for a nice brunch!!

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  7. That looks beautiful Kim. It's funny because I walked by my dining room last night and thought- I REALLY need to change up the centerpiece in there. It looks drab. Today's the day!!!! xo Diana

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  8. Love this French look for your centerpiece. Your grandmother’s china is lovely and the perfect addition to this look. Thanks for your inspiration.

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  9. It's just beautiful Kim! Great idea to paint the basket, and I love seeing your lovely inherited china pieces!

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  10. Very pretty change Kim!!!
    Blessing
    Isora
    XO

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  11. A great new look! Love the lavender in the clay pot.

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  12. Good idea to paint the basket grey! I thought it came that way. Love the mix you added inside it with the grainsack underneath it.

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  13. What is the pattern and who is the maker of the china? It's beautiful.
    Thank you!

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  14. Beautiful bench....love those cups and saucers too!

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  15. Love a vignette that is a 'slice of life'.....and you've done it so well!!!

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  16. From January to May is a long time for you to leave one look.

    The new look is fun!

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  17. Love the gray basket! Makes it feel more summery! Can't go wrong with bunches of Lavender either! Very pretty! Kathy@The Daily Nest

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  18. Cute centerpiece, Kim! Love the color on the basket!

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  19. Change is refreshing. Your new centerpiece looks great, Kim. That said, I have to say that the previous look is etched in my memory. It's the cover of French Country Style and gorgeous!
    I have two different dough bowls filled with lavender. I need to change up a few things around here too. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  20. That is so pretty Kim! I love your tea cups. I needed some inspiration for our table today. I can never seem to get on it what I really LOVE! yours is perfect.

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  21. I love the new center piece and those teacups are absolutely lovely.

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  22. Very pretty, Kim. I adore lavender, and the teacups remind me of a set that my mom had.

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  23. Great basket filled with so many pretties! It was such fun getting together with you and Shirley...and the hubbies...this weekend. Hope you're home safely!
    Mary Alice

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  24. Love your grandmothers dishes, what a treasure to have them!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  25. So simple, but so pretty! I've always used the phrase "Country French" but it seems "French Country" is the norm these days. So glad to know a you, my French Country idol, uses the same phrase! :)
    Robin

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  26. I need something different for my dining room table, and I love this arrangement! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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  27. Love the new table vignette and yes, I cannot believe that the prior vignette has not been changed since January....that must be a record for you!!..ha!...Your grandmother's china is exquisite!!...a real treasure.

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  28. I had VERY similiar china from my Grandmother and gave it to my son. I love your new vignette and am so surprised that it was the same way since Jan.! Truly a record:):)

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  29. I love that casual arrangement of things! It looks beautiful. As always!!

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  30. I love how the paint transformed the basket...and the purple lavender looks so pretty with the gray!

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  31. It had been there since JANUARY! Goodness......so out of style:) It looks great and so very french!

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  32. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Love your centerpiece, Kim! The blues and pretty china are so inviting.
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Suzanne

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  33. LOL, constantly Kim, especially my bookcases so I can relate! I had a basket just like that in my pre-blogging days and I'm kicking myself for getting rid of it because it was "brown". Dah! Love how you adorned yours for a pretty French Country centerpiece - very nice!
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

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  34. It's so pretty Kim, it deserves to be on another magazine cover!!!
    Love that you change a lot (i'm that way too) and that you come up with something different yet feel similar too at the same time - to me that's the tricky part to pull when re-decorating, having the same FEEL but totally different look! You nailed it again my dear!

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  35. I always think your sunroom is my favorite spot in your house, but the more I see your dining room the more I love it! Your new centerpiece is so summery and inviting & I love your hutch!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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