June 30, 2010

French Provincial Dinner For Two

Hello Friends~ ~ ~Sunflowers look so cheerful
and I love these French Provincial prints
so when I saw this fabric I couldn't resist.
I think I bought 2 yards then washed it in the machine
so it would fray around the edges.
TaDa, tablecloth!

I have lots of new things to share today.
I am so glad that you stopped by.

Guess? Do you know what this is?

I love the handles. They twine and twist like twigs.

A pretty old aluminum tray.
My Grand Mother had a few pieces of this
and as I kid I loved how it shined.

I picked up a set of sweet little French glasses.

And some new votive holders.
I'm all set for summer dinners.
How about you?
Did you have to get a few new things too?

I have been playing around with my camera
and taking pictures in the sun and
capturing pleasing shadows.

and sometimes not so pleasing.
Reflections of the flame.

A white glass flower pot to hold a Primrose.

A sweet lacy edge.

I love to use ivy on my tablescapes.
I don't put it in water I just lay
the sprigs around the table.
They keep fresh for quite some time.

It wouldn't be French Country without a rooster.
Why is that?

I love these salt and pepper shakers.
They are squatty and fat and
feel so good in your hand.
I am linking to a few of my friends.
Please click the links to visit their party's.
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I appreciate the time you take out of your
day to visit and comment.
It means so much to me.
Please be sure to leave a comment so I can visit you!
~ ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~ ~


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Very pretty. Love that fabric!! Those salt and pepper shakers are really nice! Great table!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love your material...it's pretty! What a great idea for a tablecloth...I'll remember this. Your table looks lovely. Isn't it all about lighting that makes the difference?

I hope you have a fabulous 4th of July, Ahrisha!


Jacqueline said...

Love the yellow and blue. It is so pretty and so inspiring. Your candlelight photos are gorgeous. I am going to have to try that. I think I may be jealous of those lovely little salt and pepper shakers. They are just adorable. Thanks for sharing on Tablescapes Thursday. Have a nice weekend.

Kathy said...

Absolutely love what you did with the fabric and the whole setting is perfect! Love the milk glass planter! I always appreciate it when you stop by!
God Bless<

Lori @ Dining Delight said...

Very pretty tablescape and great finds! Love the sunflower centerpiece!


Americana Lady said...

Your pictures are lovely! Keep your flag-a-wavin'...Joan

Komali Nunna said...

I simply love that aluminum tray. Beautiful table too.

Barbara said...

Such a fresh and pretty table. I really like your pretty tray.

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Ahrisha... Happy joyful sunflowers! Love the tattered edge of the tablecloth! That is one fabulous primrose too!

The Charm of Home said...

I love the tablecloth you created, so smart. Your table is summer perfect. Have a great 4th!

suzyq said...

Such a gorgeous table Ahrisha!!! I'm in love with those salt and pepper shakers!!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful table. You got the french feel just right! Beautiful!

craftyles said...

Love your French table. Such pretty colors. Also love the aluminum tray-I have a bunch of that hiding in my cabinet. You've inspired me to bring some out and use it!

Tricia said...

The all-white dishes and napkins really allow that pretty fabric -- and the sunflowers -- to be the stars! Gorgeous photos!

Marigene said...

Ahrisha, love your French Provincial table...blue and yellow go so nicely together. Pretty tablecloth...the aluminum tray is fabulous.
Have a great weekend!

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Oh, I love that Provence feeling you created on your table. The aluminium tray is so charming. It looks like silver and is so nicely decorated. And the glasses are great, and... and ... and! All look very inviting. Thank you for showing. have a nice weekend.
Greetings, Johanna

Charity said...

I love it ALL! French Country is my fav. style...and the milkglass...and the silver platter - just perfect! Thanks for stopping by today and for your sweet comments.

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

So very pretty!!

Requi Tablescaping Escapades said...

All the eye candy is so pretty. Those salt and pepper shakers are adorable and so is the darling flower pot.

All the Best,


Susan said...

Great photos! Nice job. Susan

Donna said...

Very pretty, refreshing looking table. Great pics, too.

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

What a fun dinner setting! Love it!

Lora @ my blessed life said...

Beautiful table! I love the bright colors of French Provincial!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

I just love all your beautiful vingettes. The tablecloth colors are lovely and the frayed edges are perfect.

Lovely post with beautiful photos.


Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, it's all so beautiful--love the flowers...love the fabric--delightful!!!
I hope you'll come visit my blog, Whimsical Musings...I am having a Linky party next week and I don't know if
you might want to post.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

This is so pretty and frenchy! Love those cute salt and pepper shakers! Happy 4th from my table to yours.

Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

Hi, Ahrisha!
One question--when's dinner?
The table looks lovely!
What are we having?
Something chocolate for dessert, I hope?
I wanted to stop by and say hello to you, my new friend!
I love your blog, I have been looking around--I am your new friend, too-- you have pretties in your home that I LOVE!
Your home is a true reflection of God's creativity through you!
Blessings to you as you make your home!
See you soon!
P.S. My hubby's family is from Lancaster! One of his sisters is in York, and his mom and another sister are in Williamsport! We get up to PA once a year...lovely place!

KimMalk said...

Everything looks so perfect. I love the blue and yellow fabric. Aren't those aluminum vintage objects just so fun to use and yours is sentimental which makes it extra special.

La Maison Reid said...

Makes me feel like I'm in Provence...so elegant and so FRENCH...LOVE IT. Love anything French. You did a beautiful job

Shugee @ Blue Heron Cottage said...

Ahrisha, I love this post so much. I love your tray with the pomegranate symbol! So special. Also, hon, your whole Provencial theme.
Your salt and pepper shakers and your table cloth, I am there with you! This is so pretty with the yellow and blue, it's one of my favorite posts of yours!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Perfect...I love everything about it...And your blog design is so pretty...

Have a HAPPY Fourth. Celebrate America!
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Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

Alisha, thanks for your visit to Blackberry Creek. Your blog is a feast for the senses. I love everything. There's a quilt on your table in one of your posts, a log cabin, that caught my eye. And your irises are amazing. I love irises. Everything is just so beautiful. You are very talented.

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Looks beautiful! Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you will show us your new studio when it's all done!

Marie said...

Luv your tablescape! Yellow and blue is indeed french country.

I also just want to stop by and say "thanks" for commenting about my Tiffany Bleu cottage.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Arisha, You are right~ it looks so french! I love what you did to that beautiful fabric. You will be able to use it for so much!

YOur table is set with lovely things, but I would not expect less from you.

Those salt and pepper shakers are real treasures!

I have no AC until tomorrow. Our new unit comes. I am sweltering!
Let's get together later this month? I would love to have you here.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

How pretty your French table for two is! I spent some time in Provence this spring and your post brought back wonderful memories.

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

I just love the glasses. Pretty fabric too!

Kathleen Ellis said...

What a beautiful table...such rich color and pattern...love it!
Thanks for stopping by a few weeks ago...I missed your comment somehow...sorry for the delay!
Have a beautiful week!
;-D Kathleen

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh my, oh my! This entire blog is just delightful, I am so glad you stopped by for a visit on my TT post. I love your "Tour De France" feel of the Sunflowers and French blue fabric in this lovely tablescape. Also I must say, the Beet recipe looks so good, and pretty too.
Thank you for coming by and I am now following your blog; its wonderful:)

Donna said...

Your French country table is tres magnifique! I really love your glasses with the neat French labels, and your little salt & pepper shakers are so adorable! Looks like a setting in the south of France!

Rita's Recipes said...

Very pretty tablescape. Where did you buy the lemon drinking glasses? I love them. I have different lemon ones.

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