Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Country French - Farmhouse Inspired

I love the look of anything Country French or Farmhouse style.  It just seems warm and inviting.  I love the mix of rustic, with copper and brass aged to perfection.  Everything is very ecclectic, however it all works together.

When I think of France, I think of tables filled with good wine, grapes, bread and cheese arranged in a tray with grain sack linens.  Or let's pretend we are in the countryside and have a fabulous view of the grape orchard and fields beyond.

Of course there is a fabulous french chef somewhere offering good food and a toast.  I love this little guy, so cute.  I also found a huge pasta bowl with his picture in the middle.  You can see that post here.

An antique brass scale filled with grapes.  One of my favorite pieces. I used it in vignettes all the time, so perfect for tons of things.  You can see some of those  here and here.

Sunflowers, croissants and cheese.  Perfect for a country side snack on the veranda.

Soft, worn and loved grainsack linens.

Great wine in an antique bottle carrier is easy to transport to any destination.

Good food, good wine, good company.  What could be better than that.

Thanks for taking a little mini vacation with me to the countryside of France.

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  1. Marty when we went to Paris, Our favorite dinners were at a big table with a tray of fruit, cheese and wonderful French bread and wine. It is the best!!! No one does it quite like the FRENCH!
    xo Kathysue

  2. Very nice, Marty! We can dream, can't we? I love your wine carrier, nice and rustic!


  3. That's a perfect Country French inspired vignette! I think you've embodied the whole spirit of Country French with it. I have always loved your little chef guy!

  4. Oui! Oui! Marty! This is a lovely, Frenchy farmhouse vignette. Jane

  5. Just beautiful ! I to like country farm house to as I live in a farm house in a country village in a valley hehe ! I like British farm house country and French farm house country heck I just love farm house country lol ! Thanks for sharing your lovely settings and photos ! Have a great day !

  6. Marty, thanks for the little mini-vacation to the countryside of France.. I love all of your french touches on the tabletop! Perfect!

  7. Oh Marty your table looks sooo beautiful!!!! I love your scale : )
    Hugs sweety~

  8. Love the little chef,the whole vignette is very French. x

  9. Bonjour! It looks like we are getting ready for a wine and cheese picnic in France!

  10. I love your little chef, Marty! I could just see sitting at your table having some wine, breaking some bread, enjoying some grapes and maybe having a little cheese. : )

  11. Loving your Country French/Farmhouse style Marty. Everything looks wonderful. I have a vintage French wine carrier too!

  12. Thanks for the trip.... Perfect farm house inspired. Luv the wine carrier, and the dish towel.
    Cheers, Gee

  13. Oh how I love your vintage scale. Love a basket full of eye candy. Lovely as always.

  14. Lovely vignette Marty, thanks for the vacation!

  15. Your vignettes are always the best Marty! Hugs, Penny

  16. You definitely captured that French Farmhouse feel....so pretty Marty!!
    Love the scale!

  17. I feel like I'm in a restaurant with this beautiful display Marty! Nice one! :-)


  18. Thank you for your visit and comment......lovely arrangement...you have created a farm house feel......love the wine holder...:):)

  19. I loved the vignettes. Now, not that I want to burst your buble, but it's a bit chilly in th morning in France at this time of the year... So maybe we can have breakfast next to the fire?

  20. There is nothing better than the look and feel of bread, cheese, grapes and wine.. it looks and feels so comforting!

  21. Looks beautiful! Love the different elements ans textures!

  22. Hi Friend, Beautiful display! Enjoy your day, Anna

  23. Marty,
    Great display, love the French Chef and the scales. It is all a perfect blend.

  24. You did a great job, very lovely French setting.

  25. I absolutely love your tablescapes. I always considered myself vignette challenged as I would have to do and redo so many times & items I had thought would be perfect just weren't. I have only recently learned that this is actually pretty normal. Knowing it has given me the courage to start playing with displays all the time. I want to thank you as you are one of my teachers. I am always excited to see your posts to see what I can learn and try today. Once I decide on the look I hunt for height and texture first. I'm a collector (hoarder) of many things so I always shop my stuff. Anyway, don't mean to ramble. Just wanted to thank you for your inspiration and compliment your talent.

  26. Marty, this is so perfect. I love the French country look too, and you have executed it beautifully. I am coveting that wine carrier, and I've always loved your scale. Well done! laurie

  27. Marty,
    Adore your French Countryside vignette!
    The puppy on the chef's foot is so darling!
    The wine carrier is magnificient for corraling bottles and for easy transporting.
    Love the texture of the tray and the vintage scale!!!
    Beautiful vignette, dear friend!!!

  28. Love it all Marty! You always have an eye for vignettes. Thanx for coming over to Treasure Hunt Thursday! Hope your week is going well.

  29. This is so cute, Marty! What a sweet vignette for your table! Love it! =D

  30. So cute. Love your arrangements.

  31. Bonjour Marty! I love your French inspired vignette! It is beautiful!!

  32. Always love the so frenchie look Marty the little chef looks so sweet on your table, the baskets and the wine just finish the whole vignette off, so french...

  33. So sweet. I love that antique bottle carrier!

  34. I can almost close my eyes and imagine I am in the French countryside. I love your bottle carrier and scale in particular. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!


  35. Such a pretty vignette. Very French!

  36. How pretty your table is -- full of "Frenchyness" So fun!

  37. Wonderful! I love the napkin :)

  38. Marty I love the chubby chef. A few years ago I looked everywhere for one, with no luck at all. Now I see them often. I think your is terrific. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

  39. This is absolutely gorgeous, Marty! You hit upon all the wonderful things in this French Country -Farmhouse vignette - love all your vintage pieces! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,