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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Les Tournesols Provençale Tablescape


Sunflowers and mums. Love the red of the tablecloth that has these gorgeous sunflowers printed on it. Had these great mums. Perfect shade to pick up the colors in the tablecloth and napkins. The tablecloth gives off vibes as if it were handpicked in the south of France.

I've been missing in action. Wrist is almost completely better. Staying off the computer helped. Thanks for the well wishes.. So for today, a quick colorful table on which to enjoy the cooler evening temps that make dining outside so enjoyable again!

French blown glass goblets, grayed rattan encased hurricane.

Rattan/Nito napkin rings carry out the Provencale theme.

Rattan/Nito chargers, brass flatware, white china plates, curvaceous bowls.
Mr and Mrs Fitz Floyd to dispense the occasional sprays of black and white.

All paths lead to the table.

Don't you love the plaited edge of the brown bowl?

The hardest working dish in the cabinet.. white with a decorative edge.

Mums are my birth- month flower. I didn't like them much growing up. But as with other things, tastes change. I don't remember seeing varieties like this when I was younger.
















Cast:
Tablecloth and napkins - Tradewinds Designer Collection
Chargers and napkin rings - World Market or Pier One
Goblets - French, handblown from Santa Fe
Dinner plates - Wedgewood Windsor
Bowls - Certified International
Flatware - Rosewood handled brass - gift from Mom
Salt and Pepper - Fitz and Floyd Chanticleer collection
Mums - Lubbock Wholesale Florist
Perfect weather - Gift from God
Thank you for dropping in. I always appreciate your company. I hope you've enjoyed your stay. I'm linking up with Susan's Between Naps on the Porch tablescape party - Tablescape Thursday. See you there!!
 

44 comments:

Priscilla said...

Love your sunflowers for Autumn, my favorite season.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous autumn tablescape with beautiful sorroundings in your garden! I love your china, your napkins are so pretty and the chargers are fabulous, and the centerpice hurricane, just perfect!
Lots of hugs, FABBY

Pat said...

Your table looks wonderful Marlis!
Gorgeous, in fact!

Thanks so much for offering to pick up another Boo. I think I will just stay with the three. A table for 2 is probably all I will do. The third can be a spare.:-)

The Tablescaper said...

So pretty. Such rich and vibrant colors. Perfect for a Fall day.

- The Tablescaper

Barbara F. said...

I love the richness of the colors, gorgeous! Sunflowers are always lovely to look at, too. xo,

Jacqueline said...

The tablecloth is just a stunner and really sets the mood for your table. I love the red and yellows together. I am glad you are still having beautiful weather, we are socked in today! That is way to early. I believe you should keep on eating outside as long as is possible.

Mary said...

Your wonderful tablecloth is the perfect foundation for alfresco dining! I love this time of year when we can enjoy the porch and eating outdoors again! I adore your bowls and your light is beautiful highlighting all your elements! Glad your wrist is better :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love the warm Fall colors of your table. The Mums are beautiful on the table and in the pots :-) Gorgeous tablescape!

Jocelyn @
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com

carolinajewel said...

Gorgeous! I love the warm tones of this table - like wine and sunflowers! I have been neglectful in thanking you for the place card holders! I LOVE them and look forward to using them for many years!!! Sorry so late, I have had to take a blogging break because I've been so busy lately!

Jo's This and That said...

Love your table and the sunflowers! It looks great! Thanks for sharing,JoAnn

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Marlis, This gorgeous and rich sun drenched colored table could be in a village in France! I LOVE everything about your Provencale table! Mixing the red french linens with the sunflowers make a huge visual punch! And that brown bowl!!!!! Love at first sight. You know how to use light when you photograph your scapes. It dapples across the whole table so beautifully!
Yvonne

Alycia Nichols said...

I wondered where you had been on TT the last couple of weeks. I assumed you were taking a break, but didn't realize it was because your wrist was down and out. I failed to see that posted anywhere, otherwise I would certainly have told you to SNAP OUT OF IT! and get your little hips back on here fast!!! I didn't want to pry, but now I kinda wish I would have. Glad to hear your wrist is feeling better. Carpal tunnel? I have struggled with that for nearly 20 years. It's such a painful bummer! BEAUTIFUL fall table! LOVE the fabrics!!! You're right...they do looked handpicked from the South of France! So you have a birthday coming up, huh? I'll be on the lookout! Mums do seem a whole lot prettier than when we were younger. They seem to come in so many different varieties now. My Mom LOVED mums and would plant a ton of them every fall out front. In summer it was always marigolds, salvia and dusty miller. Never the slightest deviation. Always the exact same thing planted in the exact same order...and people want to know why I'M so OCD!!! ;-) Gorgeous table, Marlis. Happy fall!!! Oh...and I am no longer "no-reply" on comments. I finally figured out how to fix that!!!!!!

A Toile Tale said...

Marlis -
You rocked this one. You make me feel like I had a trip to Provence! I have those brown bowls, too. Sooo cute!
Linda @ A Toile Tale

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

This tablescape is absolutely gorgeous! You captured Provence beautifully!! I am now a follower; and I hope you will follow back! Blessings to you!!

Kathleen said...

I love the colors in this cloth and napkins . You paired them so wonderfully. I do love the edge of the bowls too, and the mums are wonderful! Feel better!

Maria said...

What a wonderful tablecloth and napkins! And I know what you mean about not appreciating your birth flower. Mine is the carnation, and, for years I thought it was just blah, but now I'm beginning to rediscover carnations and their versatility.

I must have missed a post or two because I didn't know about your wrist. I'm glad you are feeling better.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a pretty table for my favorite season -- this looks like a delightful spot for a wonderful fall lunch.

The Little Red Shop said...

What a gorgeous setting, I just love how the sun dapples through onto that lovely tablecloth.

: )

Julie M.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Glad you're better! I love red more than orange in fall, and I always love a French table! The sunflowers are so cheerful on this gorgeous cloth! Beautiful!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful outdoor setting! Love those warm fall colours. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Marigene said...

Beautiful table...love the linens, they are a nice shade of red. Those brown bowls are gorgeous, almost a deep amber.

A Perfect Setting said...

That tablecloth is beautiful and works so well with all the other elements on your gorgeous table!! I would be thrilled to be pulling up a chair. Red is one of my favorite colors and I love it with the yellow.

Meredith said...

Such a beautiful setting! I love the cloth with your dishes and mums. And those goblets are so pretty. Happy Fall!

xinex said...

Beautiful bright tablescape, Marlis. I am glad your wrist is better. I have missed you! Your flowers are gorgeous!...Christine

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Tablescape is gorgeous for fall sweet lady. I also love the Sunflowers for your Centerpiece. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape, and have a great week.
XXOO Diane

Lana K. W. Austin said...

You know I love everything you do....and red and that vivid golden yellow are some of my favorite Italian and French colors!!! Gorgeous table! SOOOOO glad you're back and SOOOOO sorry you've had wrist trouble!!!!

I mailed your package off!!!!!!

Love/hugs/blessings,
Lana

Elaine said...

I completely agree about the tablecloth. The reds and yellows are so rich and cheerful! It's nice to see a table done outside since most of the country is enjoying a warm fall so far. One more thing--I will gladly trade you birth month flowers. Mine is the carnation. :(

Entertaining Women said...

So perfect for a glorious West Texas Autumn evening. The reds and golds are beautifully dynamic. What editing program did you use to achieve the water color effect at the end?....way cool! Cherry Kay

jo said...

Marlis, once again another winner. I love it! I have very similar if not the same napkins in green. I must get them out and use them.

Sorry to hear about your wrist. I know how you feel. I have had to take a break from blogging as I have developed RSI in my right elbow. It feels a lot better now for not being used.

Anyway, good to have you back.

Regards Jo

lulumusing said...

Hello, my friend! Your table this time around is exactly where I would like to be, surrounded by both its and your warmth. I love that you captured the light on the table. All seems so alive.

lulumusing said...

Hello, my friend! Your table this time around is exactly where I would like to be, surrounded by both its and your warmth. I love that you captured the light on the table. All seems so alive.

Scribbler said...

Hope your wrist stays better. The table is a dream and it looks like Provence for sure. I really like the hurricane.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

What a grogeous table you've set for us this week, your attention to detail is amazing. What a feeling your table puts off.. hugs ~lynne~

swedecollection said...

Sorry to hear about your wrist. Looks like a wonderful place to have dinner under those big trees. I especially liked the brown bowls and rattan placemats.

once in a blue moon said...

looks wonderful, love the light play with sun and shadows on the rich red~

Debbie said...

It's good to see a table from you! I'm glad you're recovering. Your outdoor setting is lovely, and the table setting even more so. I think my favorite element this time is the linen. Both the tablecloth and napkins are just perfect this time of year and showcase the dishes so well.

And the mums... perfect, of course.

Tess said...

What a beautiful table. Perfect for this time of year. LOVE your linens!!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Marlis...

Happy to hear that your wrist is doing better, my friend!

Ohhh my...what a GORGEOUS autumn table you have created! I just adore everything about it...the rich reds and yellows...very french provencal!!! I love the table linens and your place settings look sooo beautiful against the rich colors! What a beautiful scene, my friend! I'm sure that dining at this table...with the view...was incredible! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari

Red Couch Recipes said...

Marlis, I love deep, rich colors like that on your table. The browns and reds are so fall-like. I love your tablecloth as wellas your napkins. Red is my favorite color. I think I have commented before on what a beautiful spot you have to dine. Joni

Kuby said...

Love the sunflowers and the napkins and tablecloth! The rooster salt/pepper shakers are to die for! Thank God for a wonderful day to enjoy His creation.

vicki archer said...

Your provencal theme is just perfect....love the sunflowers and the rattan with the red....just gorgeous....Enjoy the weekend....xv

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is a cuter than cute tablescape, Marlis! I love the colors of the linens and all the textures of your tablescape. Lots of fun layers and twiggy elements that are perfect for fall.

XO,

Sheila

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Delightful tablescape - every element is perfect. laurie

Ceci said...

Firstly, WOW! Love the tablescape... completely creatively gorgeous! I'm envious of your talents.

Secondly, where in the world did you find the Tradewinds Designer Collection? I used to get them here in Miami but have not seen them in a while and they are known for the rich colors and quality. If you can share, I'd love to know.

All the best,
Ceci

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