Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tablescape Thursday - Frenchy Farmhouse

Thanks to Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for hosting another wonderful Tablescape Thursday. Be sure to visit her to see some gorgeous tablescapes.

All of the pictures I see of French farmhouse tables, there is always a mix of patterns in both the dishes and linens. I looked through all the dishes that I hadn't used for a while and decided on some blue and yellow for todays table.

I am using a yellow tulip tablecloth and different patterns of blue and white.

Blue and white candlesticks with blue and yellow candles.

Some yellow and white tulips in my ironstone pitcher for the centerpiece.

Blue placemats from Ross and the yellow floral napkins are from Home Goods clearance aisle.

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

A couple of the 80% off sale birds from Michaels.

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

I love yellow with blue, and the bright yellow and white tulips and candles give the table a cheerful springy look.

A view of the placesetting. Don't you just love the cute little rooster napkin rings. They were a find on Ebay. I thought they added to the farmhouse look.

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

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

The chargers aren't marked. I found them at Home Goods. I've also used my everyday Rogers flatware.

This table is just a scattered mix of dishes and linens I havn't used for a while. It was fun to put them all together. Nothing formal just a fun mix of things.

I'm still on vacation, but I will have the Table Top Tuesday post up next Monday evening. I can't wait to see all of your wonderful vignettes.

Thanks for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits and hope you will stop again soon.


  1. How beautiful. I just love those chargers ---well, I love it all actually, but the charger, I think, are my favorite. Very inspiring.

  2. Marty, I just adore blue and yellow together, and you've really played it up beautifully. Those blue and white candle holders are my favorite. Your layers of dishes are so inviting. I always love visiting with you!

  3. I love the blue and yellow combo. Your place setting is just beautiful whether you spent hours preparing or just threw them together. Don't you just love how things have a way of pulling themselves together to form something so inviting and charming. Thanks for sharing!

  4. How can anyone not love that - great choices and so inviting. Love that blue and yellow! Linda

  5. Awesome chargers!!! It's a shame to cover them. LOL!

    - The Tablescaper

  6. My favorite combo always!
    I love blue and yellow and white. You've really captured the farmhouse/frenchy look Marty!
    And, you did it with such great thrifty finds!

  7. As gorgeous as always my friend. I see where blue is becoming more and more popular!

  8. I think everything works so well together, Marty! I am impressed with those dollar store glasses and votive holders {even though I know you can find some great stuff there if you look}.

  9. Very pretty! I'd love to use that dinner plate for a July 4th table,and the rooster napkin rings are too cute!

  10. This is a beautiful table you have set, Marty. The shabby farmhouse look is something I am really loving right now (although I think it has a million names!). Love your blue and yellow combo!


  11. Hi Marty~ ~ ~Those fat squatty little votives are so sweet. The dollar store, really, darn, I was just there today. Rats! Love the blue rose plate and the charger. Lovely table.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  12. Hi there, Love the look of this weeks tablescape!!! Blue, yellow and white always look for fresh and summery. You simply amaze me!
    Have a blessed afternoon.
    Hugs, Noreen

  13. Love your pretty blue and white table setting. So cool and refreshing for these hot days!

    (Timeless Settings)

  14. Marty, I love your French farm style table setting. I love blue and yellow together, too as you know from my dining room. Love love those napkins you found at Home Goods and what cute rooster napkin rings from ebay. I love finding things on there. Another great table!

  15. Marty!

    This is so beautiful...I love the blue and white layers of plates..the chargers are so great along with the flowery blue and white transferware plates! Gorgeous...those napkin rings would look right at home at my house!! I will have to try to find some. Love all the candlesticks too!

    Miss Bloomers

  16. Beautiful Marty! I always love what you put together! Hope you're having fun on your vaca!

  17. Blue and yellow is a favorite combination of mine -- I'm always drawn to dishes featuring those colors. I love the way you've combined dishes and glassware and candles to make a beautiful country French table!

  18. Marty,
    This is such a lovely blue and white table. So soft and serene! I'm loving the white chargers!

  19. Oh, Marty! You know I love this frenchy! And blue and yellow with roosters...what more could you want? Lovely! I hope you are having a wonderful time with your family!!!...hugs...Debbie

  20. HI Marty! Wow, I love your tablescape, it is beautiful. I adore those little rooster napkin rings. Those are sweet. Your table is perfect in every way. I really like the blue and white...and the whole feel of the table! Have a blessed week.

  21. How pretty -- the blue and yellow combination is always a favorite -- all the dishes are beautiful and what great napkin rings.

  22. Marty it is truly beautiful! Blue and yellow is always cheerful and welcoming and your tablescape is no exception. Love the napkin fabric.

    Blessings to you sweet friend.
    ~Melissa :)

  23. All the blue and white with the touches of yellow make for a beautiful table, Marty.

  24. yellow and blue are such a winning combo and you have done a nice job showing off your things!

  25. I just discovered your blog, and I love it. What a beautiful table setting. I am definitely going to be a follower of your blog, because I don't want to miss any of your beautiful posts.

    Thanks and blessings,
    Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

  26. What a classic color combination! Absolutely gorgeous!

  27. Beautiful! I love your blue and white dishes and your candlesticks that coordinate with them perfectly. You really have the knack for setting a beautiful table.

  28. Blue and white's a favorite of mine so I'm naturally drawn to your beautiful table. The yellow touches put it over perfectly. I always enjoy visiting your blog. Jane F.

  29. Such a pretty color combination! I wish I could find some chargers like those.

  30. O, Marty, you have such lovely things. You can make a table look like a million dollars. I would LOVE to come stroll thru your life..AND,...your house!!:))

  31. You got my attention at French and Farmhouse. Then blue and yellow and I was hooked. That tablescape would fit on my table...every last piece.
    Loved the mix of dishes and your candle and tealight holders. I have only one of those. Now I will go back and get more.
    Love the napkins and place mats too.
    I have two salad plates that match your dinner plates. Bought them many years ago at a thrift store. they were first in my collection of blue and white.
    Thanks for sharing this Farmhouse mix.

  32. Marty, this is lovely. There are few color combinations that would be better than yellow and blue. Your table is so cheerful and inviting. I am mad for those yellow pillar candles...could you tell me where you found them? They are the perfect shade of yellow.

    Thanks so much for displaying my Rooster Button. That was such a delightful surprise when I came to your blog this morning. I truly appreciate it!

    Hugs, Barb ♥

  33. Marty, Ooooooh Laaaaa Laaaaa! Beautiful table tribute to the French Country Table! My very favorite color combo is yellow, blue and white! Perfection.

    You have a master's eye! All of your fabulous GW finds! The Melody plates just made me swoon. I need to shop at your GW!
    And I see you got those chargers at HomeGoods. They were not in mine... or they would be in my post too!

    You have put this table together to be a welcoming, exquisite and interesting french delight!
    Could you imagine if we combined dishes... we could rule the tablescape world!!!!!!!

  34. Beautiful table! I love everything. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

  35. Lovely, lovely table! Glad I stopped by to see it! Gorgeous colors for sure!

    Now that I'm home again, I'll start coming up with ideas for a worthy Tabletop Tuesday design so I can join there, too!

  36. Marty, your mixed combination turned out perfect. It is an eye candy to see the diffeent blue patterns with the happy yellow between. The mixed blue patterns remind me to those nederland blue-white tiles, which have all different pictures on it. In the end, everything matches perfect by the same blue shade. I can't hardly wait for your next tablescape. Enjoy your vacations, I hope the weather is fine.
    Greetings, Johanna

  37. Sure is fun to take a stroll to see your French table today.

  38. I just love the blue and yellow combo! Your table is always. Thanks for sharing.

  39. Another beautiful table setting. I love the combination of yellow and blue.

    My goodness Woman, do you ever run out of ideas?
    I thought I'd seen every tablescape imaginable to man and here you go and do something new. Love it. Really like the GW plates! Very pretty.
    So . . . when are you going to host the "Where we store all of our dishes/linens/stuff" party? :)
    I'm commissioning you to help me figure out how to do Mr Linky (or whatever it is called . . . I just paid for it) when you are here in August! Deal?
    Have a wonderful weekend my Friend!
    Hugs! Karen

  41. Your table is just stunning. I love the blue and white with touches of yellow. Very pretty!

  42. I love the whole table, those white embossed plates, the yellow pillar candles, the birds (I have the same one but mine's a different color)'s all lovely!

    Warm wishes,


  43. Beautiful, as always, Marty! Love all the blues and the way you've incorporated the floral patterned linens in warmer colors. You really captured the look that inspired you!

  44. Just beautiful, Marty, as always!

    Wanted to also thank you for commenting on my China Room post. Is that not just the most amazing thing!?


  45. Sure is fun to take a stroll to see your French table today.
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  46. Been far too long since my last your photos and your table,fit for a QUEEN!! Hope you are well,xoxo

  47. Love the blue and yellow Marty! Such a fun, summery table. The dinner plates are beautiful, great find. And I love the tulips in the pitcher, such a lovely fresh touch. Hope you are having a wonderful time on your trip. Hugs, Kat

  48. Marty ...
    You always have the most lovely scapes...
    Blue and yellow are gorgeous together.
    Such attention to detail.
    Happy travels sweetie,
    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  49. So pretty, I love the dishes and the tablecloth is beautiful. I am not a blue fan, but the glasses are wonderful. Great job. I hope you get your floors in the family room soon...smiles

  50. You have used one of my favorite color combos on your tablescape, Marty. Everything's just looking lovely..Christine

  51. Marty, this tablescape is beautiful. I love those napkins, and the napkin ings are sooo cute! Your combination of colors and plates is perfect. You have so many pretty things and you put them together so beautifully. I always enjoy seeing what you've put together. laurie

  52. Hi Marty!

    this is one make that .. GORGEOUS table!! I love blue and white and then adding yellow is just do beautiful! I can't even say which pieces I like the most. But, that is kind of the point. If the entire table looks so beautiful, all the pieces are working just perfectly together!