Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A CAFE’ IN PROVENCE (I can dream, can’t I?)


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Salad bowls: unmarked (faux Quimper purchased on sale at a gift store that was going out of business); Dinner Plates: “Genevieve” by Coventry (purchased at an estate sale); Blue and yellow metal chargers: unmarked-Estate sale; Dark blue glass chargers: purchased at sidewalk sale of a kitchen outlet store years ago (I think they were 99 cents each); Flatware: purchased on sale at Kohl’s a few years ago; Fan shaped vase (used to hold extra flatware: vintage Quimper (purchased from on line source); stemware: sale at Pier One; Coasters: Tiles from Lowe’s; Large Eiffel Tower: Purchased at Tuesday Morning several years ago (it normally lives in my back yard); Black and white picture of Eiffel Tower: purchased in Paris in 1967; Small Eiffel Towers (used as napkin rings): purchased at a flea market; metal hearts (probably ash trays, but I’ve used them as salt cellars): purchased at flea market; Pitcher: The Haldon Group, Provencial Fruit (purchased at a gift store at low cost due to a small chip on the rim); candlestick: RCCL Portugal ‘65 (I don’t know how Portugal made it to the cafe in Provence!): my mother’s; tablecloth, napkins: too long ago to remember.


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I’m linking to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.


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Don’t forget I’ll have MckLinky here Friday evening for linkups to “A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday”. I hope you’ll join in.


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Merci Beaucoup for visiting my “wannabe” cafe’ in Provence. laurie

39 comments:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hello my Dear friend...Girl I have missed you so much...well maybe just a little bit while I was gambling ha ha!! and Yes I was the BIG winner getting to meet up with Chari...oh yes I also won some money and even brought it home with me ha ha!! hey Daddy always said its not what you win but how much you bring home...
Now girl I thought I was in Paris with this wonderful table you put together...still would like to know how you find the time to do all you do...Hope you had a Blessed Easter with the grands my friend...Hugs and smiles to you Laurie...Gl♥ria

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Laurie! Now you know I love this table! It's so frenchy! I love your new Quimper piece...gorgeous!...and all of your other frenchy accessories! I hope you had a great Easter! I am sorry I have not been a good bloggy buddy lately. Grannying is taking up a big chunk of my time! lol Happy Wednesday!...hugs...Debbie

Sharon Haynie said...

How gorgeous! The Quimper pieces add so much to your table. thanks for sharing!

Sherry said...

That is really wonderful! I love the Quimper pieces. It is just gorgeous with all the golds and blues.

Cathy said...

I am dreaming right along with you! If I can't be in France...at least I can be with you;)!

This table is gorgeous...what's new;)! Your Quimper piece is stunning...I am soooo loving your cafe...so charming!

As always I have had the best time visiting here!

Enjoy!
Cathy

vignette design said...

Hi Laurie!
It's ok to dream! You created such a lovely Provencal table with the linens, toile, dishes, etc. Ooooo la la!
It looks like you had fun setting it all up. Love the Eiffel Tour!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Laurie,
that table setting is one of the prettiest I have seen. I love every item you used..Viva La France~!

Giveaway at my blog- come peek:-)
Sonny

artis1111 said...

Oh so pretty!!! I shall have some tea please. I had never heard of Quimpler before till I sqw it on your blog. I nwwd to check into it, I think I have a large bowl.Kathy

Splurgie said...

I'll have the Salade Nicoise and a little white wine! It all looks like a little restaurant in Nice. So beautifully colorful and French.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

So pretty, Laurie!

Have you visited Penny at the Comforts of Home this week? She just returned from three weeks in France. Fun posts.

susan said...

I did not even know what this was before I met you!! It is beautiful. When you dream, please make sure I am sitting beside you in the dream....that way we can both enjoy a trip :) Hope you had a wonderful Easter

Lisa said...

Laurie,
Your table is spectacular! You have captured the essence of a French cafe! Thanks so much for the trip across the pond.:)

ellen b. said...

This is a nice dream Laurie and I think you pictured it and presented it beautifully. Sigh...would be nice to fly away to another land right now :0)

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

What a great color scheme!


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Diane at Crafty Passions said...

Oh my goodness that's so pretty!!
Next best thing to being there.
Diane

Tricia said...

Gorgeous and elegant! I love your Quimper -- both the real and the faux! You are the Queen of layering!

Mimi said...

I love your French inspired table. Blue and yellow are so beautiful together, the sun on a cloudless day!
I love your Quimper...so pretty.

salmagundi said...

I have Paris on the mind this week, also. Guess it is really spring, now. Loved the little heart-shaped dish. Sally

Heidi Pocketbook said...

A very nice table!

Sarah said...

Laurie, well you know there is no question that this table appeals to me. Beautifully done. I like the way you mixed all the different details. I've got several pieces of the Haldon group Provencal Fruit. This was designed by my friend Cathy. She is an incredible artist. I'll tell you more about her in an email.
Thanks for sharing all these delights. The little hearts are really fun!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Laurie! Nice to see you again! :) As always you have set a fabulous table for all of us to savor. Very French indeed. Love the colors, patterns, dishes, everything!!

Donna

Stacey said...

Beautiful dah-ling! You always set a pretty table.

Linda Q said...

Laurie,
Ce tres bien mon aimee! I felt like I was there just by looking at your pretty tablescape. Well done!
Linda

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh, I'm dreaming of going there with you. I can even smell the lavender. Your table is gorgeous.

xinex said...

Wow! That's a big Eiffel Tower, Laurie! Love your Quimpers, even the wannabe's. Pretty table....Christine

xinex said...

Wow! That's a big Eiffel Tower, Laurie! Love your Quimpers, even the wannabe's. Pretty table....Christine

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Laurie~ My biggest regret is not getting an Eiffel Tower when I set my eyes on it at Tuesday Morning, due in part, my hubs took me and I could just imagine his eyes rolling into his head when he's saying "and where are you gonna put it?" "Hmmm,I'm sure I could find room somewhere, I always reply" lol.

It's nice to spend an afternoon lunch at a cafe in Provence via your dinning room.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Mary Ellen said...

Laurie- Paris looks wonderful at your house!! I don't know how you come up with such neat table things and the way you display them is so fun! Do you notice I don't do tables at my blog- the times I have set a nice table I can't remember to take a picture!

Have a blogging friend from California stopping by Sunday afternoon for TEa!! Maybe I will get a table picture for that!

bee blessed
mary

KarenHarveyCox said...

Laurie, you should be a set designer! This table is beautiful, I love the eiffel towers, and those dishes are lovely. I love coming here, this is one of my inspiration spots. You made me think about creating place cards with little eiffel towers on them. Stop by, I wrote a post about inspiration today.

Have a wonderful Friday.

Karen

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh Laurie!

It looks soooo fabulous. Totally charming.

Hugs,
Spencer

Manuela@TPOH said...

Hi Laurie!

Love your pretty Frenchy table! I love how you used the Eiffel Tower through out!

Manuela

Joy said...

What a great tablescape. Love the china you have!

Kathleen said...

How sweet! The first thing that caught my eye was the tablecloth..so pretty! And your whimper, I mean Quimper dishes..just lovely!

Atticmag said...

Quimper has a quality that is timeless, always charming. I really adore the fan/holder. Your table rocks. -- Jane F.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

You've created the perfect "Springtime in Paris" tablescape -- love it!

Ridgely (Grandma J) said...

Totally convinced I was in France!

Kathysue said...

Laurie, I love all of your Quipere!! This table setting looks so much like something Debbie at Plate Addictions. At first I had to take a second look. She would love this, and I do too. Great job! Kathysue

Fifi Flowers said...

FAB dream... j'adore it!!!

Denise said...

I've been trying to find out more about The Haldon Group Provencial Fruit pieces. I found your post while searching. Funny. I read your blog. How did I miss this post?

I just lucked up and found 4 salad plates at a yard sale. I fell in love with the vintage look. I bought them to resell in my booth, but I can't seem to let go of them. I have pictures of them on my blog - http://firstadream.blogspot.com/2010/10/yard-sales-real-mccoy-and-more.html.