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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Tablescape and Thrifty Thurs. - Country French






Yea, thanks to Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for hosting this wonderful meme, it's time for another Tablescape Thursday, one of my favorite days. Also thanks to Leigh at Tales From Bloggeritaville for hosting Thrifty Thursday. Be sure to visit their blogs to see their wonderful tablescape and treasures, plus all the others that are participating.

Today, I decided to use a few things that are my latest GW and Dollar Tree finds and do a Country French blue and yellow tablescape.


Since we just got back from vacation, I just shopped the house for a lot of blue and white things and mixed them all together.


I had two different blue and white candlesticks and some yellow and blue candles and they work really well together.


I borrowed the pitcher of yellow and white tulips off the coffee table for the centerpiece.


There's a mix of dishes with a yellow tablecloth and blue placemat.


The dark blue glasses I found at the GW and the blue stemmed ones are the famous Dollar Tree glasses.


I had a pair of the Michael 80% off sale birdies, so I've used one on each side of the pitcher for a little whimsy.


I found the precious blue and white tea light holders at Dollar Tree. They had two different patterns so I bought some of each.




The bright yellow of the tulips and candles always looks so good with the blue and white. It just looks so fresh to me and very frenchy.


A view of the placesetting. Don't you just love the cute little rooster napkin rings. They were a find on Ebay. The napkins were on the clearance aisle of Home Goods and have such a lovely floral pattern.


The salad plate I found at GW months ago. The pattern is Philippe Richard - Brentwood.


The dinner plate was a recent GW find and is Melody - Myott Fine Ironstone England.


The charger doesn't have anything on it. I found them at Home Goods. I've also used my everyday Rogers flatware.


Another view of the entire table. I always have such fun doing these tablescapes, because I never buy something especially for a tablescape, I just buy things I like and then try to use them in different ways. That makes it so much fun.


Be sure to grab the "Show us Your Roosters" and the "Cloche Party" buttons on my sidebar and plan on participating in both events. Just click on the buttons for details. Join the fun, you will have a ball.
Thanks for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits and hope you will stop again soon.

80 comments:

  1. You've created such a lovely table! You're right...great minds do think alike and that's why we both used blue and yellow for today's table! :) I love your GW finds, especially the blue glasses. Very well done! Happy TT to you!

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  2. I love the colors and the use of different plates. I love all the plates (but then I am a plateaholic). I'm not playing this week (too lazy). But I will have fun looking at what everyone else has to share. Great tablescape as always.

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  3. I would faint if I found those plates at Goodwill! I love the chargers too! you have put together a beautiful table!

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  4. Will you PLEASE come on over to australia and dress my table for every meal!! (smiles). the blue and yellow is purfect!! the whole display is purfect! well done!

    Lee-ann

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  5. You can never go wrong with blue, white and yellow! Love your beautiful and thrifty Country French table. :D Jewel

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  6. always a nice color pallette! Those bubble glasses remind me of some my mom has which are very old.

    Wish I could get them for a tablescape! maybe, maybe!

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  7. Hi Marty, how I missed visiting you!

    Your table, so lovely. I just love the colors you put together!

    Glad to be able to stop by today, computer's still on the fritz!

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  8. Beautiful. Want those chicken napkin rings!!! You and your wonderful GW finds. You have it down to a science!

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  9. I love blue....and I love Country French! Your tablescape is lovely!
    Penny

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  10. Evening, Dear Marty! OH, I love your blue and yellow Country Frenchyness table! Everything is so lovely! I have some little napkins rings almost like yours!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

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  11. Marty.... I really love the yellow and blue combination... Very FRENCH!! I adore your white plates and the napkins are so sweet. Great job, bet you had fun putting it all together... xoxo~Kathy~ @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  12. Hello Marty! Love your blues with yellow. So pretty! The layering of your dishes is so lovely. I really am drawn to this color combination! happy TT to you!!

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  13. Love the blue, white & yellow combo Marty. I've got to have me a set of those awesome chargers.. those are the most beautiful ones I've ever seen!! And those dark blue glasses are darling..another fav!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  14. Hi Marty, What a beautiful tablescape! I love blue and yellow together. Great job! Kristen

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  15. I love blue and white and yellow together! Those candlesticks are beautiful! Great tablescape!

    So glad you are back in the swing of things again!

    Katherine

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  16. Marty, love love love the blue and white!!-The Tablescaper

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  17. Marty,

    I just love blue and yellow together and you did a great job shopping the house. I am always amazed at what you gals find at Goodwill! I have only been to one once and my husband was waiting in the car so I didn't have long!! The candleholders look like family heirlooms!! And the little birds are 100% better than the Target birds!!!!

    Have a great week, my friend! :-)

    xoxo
    Jane

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  18. Marty, I love that blue and yellow together! So cheerful and french! I LOVE those Home goods white plates! What an elegant tablescape...and even better b/c it's thrifty!Thanks for participating in Thrifty Thursday, my friend!! Great finds!
    Leigh
    Tales from Bloggeritaville
    www.lbratina.blogspot.com

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  19. Wow wonderful buys and I just love the colors of the French country setting.

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  20. I just love blue and white! You can never have enough of it ;) Your place setting is so lovely. Wonderful as always!!

    Sharon

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  21. Oh Marty! You know I love this!! Blue and yellow AND French country...all of my favorites! Everything is so beautiful...I can't pick a favorite! You are a tablescape aficionado! I am amazed at your lovely photos. What can I say??? All gorgeous and amazing!!...hugs...Debbie

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  22. Hi Marty, I did and blue and yellow table too. Yours is lovely! I love your candle holders and the solid blue stems.

    ~Liz

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  23. Country French is just my style, and you have nailed it, my fried! Love the white, blue and yellow. I've got some of those adorable little blue and white tealight holders from Dollar Tree and I've yet to work them into a tablescape...hopefully soon!

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  24. So pretty!!! Blue and white is always so fresh!!! Your tables is so perfectly detailed!!! You haven't missed a thing!!!

    I love it!!!

    Enjoy!!!
    XOXO
    Cathy

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  25. Blue and yellow is one of my most favorite combinations, Marty, so classic and beautiful. Your plates are pretty and I can't believe you found them at GW again. I also like your stemware. Everything on the table is so pretty.....Christine

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  26. Your table is so beautiful...I love the colors that you used. Please stop bt my place for coffee and cake.. I also joined your blog while I was here. Have a wonderfulday!

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  27. Howdy Marty
    Oh my how wonderful .
    Those napkin rings are so sweet !
    I love all the blues,and yellows,and white's mixed together.
    Welcome back sweet lady !
    Blessings of joy to you .
    Have an awesome day.
    Hugs
    Happy Trails

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  28. Goodwill? I NEVER find things like that at Goodwill! Love the blue and white rose dishes - I would buy them in a heartbeat! Love the blue,white and yellow combination. You've set a beautiful table!

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  29. Oh Marty the table setting looks incredible, you did a wonderful job with the settings, and even the little rooster napkin rings are adorable.

    Cheers,
    Heidi

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  30. Blue and white! One of my favorites. Yours is just plain delightful and your layering of dishes is so attractive! I love it all! But than you do everything well! :) Lovely!
    Also ...thank so much for your sweet comment. You made me laugh. Pie and ice cream...you have NO idea how I long for some...but right now...it just is not worth it.
    Better times are coming... :)
    Hugs for always being so kind!
    Mona

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  31. HI MARTY!!!
    Glad you are back from Vacation!!! It's good to go and good to get back!!!!
    Love the blue and white with a mix or yellow!!! So pretty and so french lloking!!!!
    hugs,
    jamie

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  32. You have a good eye and have a talent for pulling together the perfect Country French look with items you already have and love. Nice!

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  33. Marty, what a beautiful Frency table. Love all the things you put together. You really got some great GW items - wow! Linda

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  34. Blue and white is always so calming for a tablescape. So many elements on your table are so cute, especially the blue votives and the pierced bird. Thanks so much for sharing and I'm glad you had a wonderful and safe trip.

    Charla

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  35. MARTY, BEAUTIFUL, the colors are so soft and inviting...very country french as we know it. Wonder what the French think of our decorating.

    Barbara

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  36. Such a pretty table! I love your dishes and pretty tea light candle holders. Very classy.

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  37. Hiya Marty !!
    I love your table and that blue and white !! I have quite a collection too ! Did you build on to the house yet to store all your pretties ?? Mine is bursting at the seams !
    Kammy

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  38. You just can't go wrong w/ blue & yellow! Nearly all of my table was thrifted too...nearly everything in my house is thrifted. LOL

    love those smokey blue glasses!

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  39. Hiya Marty!!
    Your tablescape is (once again) just fabulous! I LOVE the blue, white and yellow theme. My eye really went to those darling little blue and white tea light holders and was reading and reading hoping you'd say where you got them (what's "GW" by the way?)and I was astonished to find out you got them at Dollar Tree!! Was it recently? Because I am dashing out to check it they're in my store!! Everything is just lovely!
    Great job!!
    Blessings!
    Myrna

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  40. Marty, your table is stunning. There is something about blue and white that is so timeless and the candleholder with the yellow pillar takes my breath.....oh, I love that!!!!!!! Everything is just gorgeous.

    Thank you so much for displaying the Rooster button....I truly appreciate it. Also, thanks for joining. Won't we have fun?

    Hugs, Barb

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  41. Oh Marty this is so beautiful and happy looking! It's you!

    I adore every detail but the napkins are my favorite part. I just love the pretty fabric.
    I know Debbie really likes this one being that it looks French.

    Have a blessed day my friend.
    Melissa :)

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  42. Marty, I LOVE those white textured plates! Beautiful! Yellow and blue are right up there with red for me, so you know I'm loving this! The napkin rings are just precious too! Love it all!
    Brenda

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  43. I love the combination of yellow and blue and you have so many beautiful pieces. I especially like that handsome rooster on the napkin ring. The perfect touch.

    Christi @ A Southern Life
    http://asouthernlife.com

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  44. Marty, I just love the blue and white with the yellow. It's so fresh and yes Frenchy. It's no wonder you love to "play with dishes", you are a natural at this. And I bow to you, the bargain hunting queen lol! I was going to say that Debbie will flip over this, but I see she's already popped over. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Kat

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  45. Marty, this is gorgeous! I love your color combination, and your china, your stemware, napkins-well, I love everything on this table-especially the way you've put it all together with your lovely bargains! laurie

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  46. What a lovely table. I love the blue and white pared with the yellow. I also love your mix and match plates---and such a pretty selection of plates!

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  47. What a lovely tablescape. I am especially in love with the blue and white candlesticks :)

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  48. Hi Marty,
    All my favorite colors here and those plates from GW the myott ones are calling my name! You have a gift for pulling these together so beautifully and doing it so thrifty is the best! Hugs, Cindy

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  49. Love blue and yellow tablescapes! So pretty! Love those white plates.

    All the best,
    Allison

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  50. Stunning tablescape Marty - you've used my favorite color scheme - blue and yellow. I'm on such a Country French kick these days. I can't seem to get enough books, magazines with pictures of CF furnishings and decor -i love it!

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  51. I love a blue and white table. And the touch of yellow just makes it.
    I wonder how many of us in blogland, go around shopping in our homes??? At least we're not spending money!
    Rhonda

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  52. Beautiful tablescape. I luv the yellow & blue. Connie

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  53. I love the blue and yellow look of 'French country' but I've never brought that look in to my house for some reason? I will live vicariously through you and pretend I'm coming to dinner ;)
    I just did my first Tablescape today, pop over if you get a chance.
    Hugs Denise

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  54. That is a beautiful table!

    Don't you just love GW and the $$ Tree? I know I do!

    XXDenise

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  55. Hi Marty,
    It all looks fresh, and French, and lovely! You did a beautiful job as always. The napkins are so pretty, and they tie it all together very nicely!

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  56. Hi Marty..
    Love the table, all your pretty accents! These are the colors of my everyday dishes..
    I think I have cured my redirect problems. It was in one of the counters.
    I have started to add back my blog roll..you are back!

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  57. Beautiful, Marty. Absolutely beautiful.
    I just passed an award on to you and the other dear ladies I had lunch with at Gooseberries.
    Hugs,
    Charlotte

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  58. Hi Marty, I'm late coming over...your table looks beautiful! I love the Blue and white CH's! What a great job you've done!

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  59. I like your layering of the different patterns of white plates. The candlesticks and glasses add that punch of color to make this such a pretty table setting & tying in the yellow with the tulips and napkins works so well,too. All so French country chic.
    :-) Sue

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  60. Marty - I love your tablescape! And thanks for the heads up on the little blue and white votive holders. I ran right over to my neighborhood Dollar Tree and found the same ones. I bought six of them yesterday in the two different patterns! Thanks so much!

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  61. I love, love, love your blues and whites.

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  62. Marty what a beautiful tablescape. I feel like you can never go wrong with blue and white.. Your chargers are incredible.. and the blue stem glasses are gorgeous... Thanks for swinging by to see Mr.P on his tractor.. those days are far and few between so I try to capture as many as I can... I hope all is well your way..
    hugs ~lynne~

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  63. Hi Marty, I'm late again! Your table looks fabulous! I think you have really found a niche here with the tablescapes and you seem to enjoy doing them. I have not done one for a long while .....I don't have that many different pieces of china....and no GW with all the great finds! I like the blue and white a lot! Have a great weekend! Hugs! Luanne

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  64. Love the tablescape! Blue and white and blue and yellow are my favorite decorating colors.

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  65. blue and white is so classic...I like the way you pulled out those colours...looks like you are alwasys keeping your eyes open!!

    Best,
    Michelle

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  66. Good grief! I would think I had died and gone to heaven if I found plates like those at Goodwill! This tablescape is absolutely exquisite, Marty. Really, really beautiful. :)

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  67. Beautiful table, but then again I have never saw any of your tablescapes that were not perfect and beautiful . I love the chargers and all the blue. I can't believe you found so many things at GW and Dollar Tree, I must be doing something wrong, I can never find anything that nice at our Dollar Tree and GW.
    Sandy

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  68. hi marty!

    what a beautiful tablescape! there are so many wonderful details like the napkin rings, the tulips in the pitcher (!), the pretty dishes. ooh la la!

    happy weekend!

    xo

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  69. Marty,
    It sounds like you had a nice vacation. I lived in Oregon for 7 years and have been to Bend. It is such a pretty area.
    Your tablescape is lovely. The blue, white and yellow are a great classic combination. You have collected some wonderful pieces.
    Cathy

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  70. GM Marty...Girl how have you been...Love this french blue with the yellow..one of my favorite color combo..I hope you had a great trip seeing your family...family is the most important thing in my life and always has been..May you have a GREAT weekend My Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  71. Blue and white with yellow is my favorite. Your table looks so wonderful.

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  72. I lovde your tablescape! I really loved your mirror in the breakfast area with the plates around it!!! Traci

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  73. Mornin' Dearheart...

    Just read your sweet note...so good to see you this morning!

    My friend...you never seize to amaze me with your awesome tablescapes!!! This French Country tablescape may be my favorite...but then I think I say that each time you post a new tablescape! wink! Seriously though...it's stunning!!! I have always loved blue and yellow together...it really is the perfect French country colors!

    I love your centerpiece...the beautiful white pitcher full of those pretty yellow and white tulips...ahhh! And all of your blue & white candleholders...so pretty...love the blue and yellow candles! Girl, the place setting is gorgeous! I love, love, LOVE your blue & white ironstone dinner plates...that is one of the prettiest patterns that I've seen, I really like them! And of course, they look so pretty mixed with the whites!!! Those chargers are gorgeous too! You always have the prettiest tablecloths, Marty!!! I just adore this soft buttery yellow cloth with the pretty tulips...it's gorgeous!!! And your pretty yellow floral napkins just top the place setting off!!! Beautifully done, my friend!!!

    Also wanted to thank you for letting me know about the Feathered Friends party this Wednesday...I didn't know anything about it! I would love to join in...we'll see how the week goes! I've been so busy lately...I'm struggling for blogging time! Hehe!

    Have a super Sunday Sweetie!
    Love ya,
    Chari

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  74. Hi Marty, thanks for letting me know about the Feathered Friends Party....I didn't know a thing! You are a doll!

    Hugs, Barb

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  75. Marty, your table is beautiful. Blue and yellow are always so wonderful together. I returned Friday evening from a few days at the sea shore where I was a guest in a lovely beach house filled with blue and yellow decor. I hope to share some photos on my blog this week. I look forward to visiting you often.

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  76. So glad that you stopped by...Your tablescapes are amazing

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  77. I love your table and your blog. What a beautiful name for a blog. I could look at your pics all day. You really decorate beautiful. Blessings,

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  78. Your tableshape is beautiful & your dishes are very, very pretty. Hugs, ~cindy s~

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  79. You can not go wrong with a blue and white and yellow color scheme, so fresh and pretty. Hugs Kathysue

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