For this week, I decided to create a French countryside luncheon for my mama and me (John is working so I can afford to buy more dinnerware sets:-), too bad cause he will miss the fun) so out comes my Frenchy dinnerware, at least they look Frenchy to me. I love the color, I think it is called robin blue. I found the sheep at Ross in Florida and they were so cheap, a sheep family of 4 for I think $5.99. How could I resist? What's more, they were packed in boxes in a box, so I knew I could easily throw them in my luggage without the risk of breaking them during my flight. I hope Debbie at http://confessionsofaplateaddict.blogspot.com/, who is an expert in French table setting, does not laugh at me cause this might not look French countryish at all. I have been to France at least 3 x but have never dined in the countryside, but I see a lot of sheep on the mountains, thus came the inspiration of this tablescape.
I took the ivy growing in a fleur de lis mini trellis and placed it on the table. Now that's definitely French, isn't it?
Isn't my sheep family cute? The lamb is even eating grass. Nooooo!.... that's my table runner!
Just to add color, I went outside to cut camelias from our bush and placed them in a white tin vase. That sounds French country to me!
Look! The grass outside is getting greener. I am sure the sheep would rather be out there.
Did you notice how I replaced the blue candles with these yellowish flowered ones? They smell so good but which one do you think looks better?
There's my mama's napkin. The napkin holder is a combo ring and place card holder. I bought it when they had it on clearance on a Southern Living at Home show.
Oh no! I have a rooster salt and pepper shakers too and I forgot to put them on the table. They would have been French countryish, right? Oh well!...I am having a senior moment here so forgive me. LOL!
Thanks again for coming and thanks Susan, for this lovely and fun event!.