31 Days of French-Inspired Style Day 16: Tablescapes

Today I thought I’d show some French-inspired tablescapes. Fall gets me into a “nesting” mood and there is something wonderful about a graciously set table.

The first one seems very French Provençal….

This one is so light and airy….


This one is really a spring tablescape and I’d like to keep this idea filed away to use next year….


Here’s a tablescape that is appropriate right now for fall time…..


And of course Christmas is around the corner….

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I think this one would be beautiful at any time during the winter….

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All of these tablescapes are made up of really simple elements. White plates, plain glassware, cotton or linen cloth, leaves, flowers, pinecones, and white candles.

I’ve never been one to keep my table set at all times. But after seeing these tablescapes, I decided that it would be a nice change to have it set for awhile. So I started pulling things out of the china cabinet and, to be honest, those cloth napkins haven’t seen the light of day for years! This is what I came up with…

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I took those cloth napkins out of hiding and simply tied them with a piece of natural polished hemp string from Wal-mart. Our leaves are still green, so I pulled a few off of a fake garland, cleaned them off, and tucked one leaf on each napkin.

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Wouldn’t this look great with those basket chargers that are in the spring tablescape shown above? I’ll have to keep an eye out for some of those.

The center piece is an old narrow box I found at an antique store. It’s filled with little pinecones and a few mini pumpkins and gourds. I used plain glass candle holders and white tapers from Hobby Lobby. I gave the candle holders a little boost with some wood building blocks from my son’s room. Use what you’ve got, right?

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Now I can have guests over for dinner. Or I can just treat my family like guests!

Are you a “set the table all the time” person? I’m not, but it’s a nice change. Even if it lasts for just a couple of weeks 🙂


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  1. I love all of these . They ate beautiful and it makes me want to decorate my table.

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