Thursday, December 12, 2013

A French Farmhouse Tablescape

I love having my farmhouse table in the breakfast area, (I still can't understand why I didn't move it here sooner), so I wanted to do a tablescape that would be fun to use everyday.

Wheat spheres and a burlap Christmas tree, some pumpkins and my frenchy farmer couple.

Fun Christmas plates I found at goodwill last year, paired with a simple raw linen placemat and a check napkin.

A simple tablescape that will be fun for the whole season.

I have a Praise for the Lord and an update on my great-grandson Bronx.  He is 3 weeks old and the hole in  his lung is healing so he is now on nasal oxygen.  They are still feeding him with a tube, but he is doing so good.  My son (his grandpa) got to hold him the other day.  Bronx is so tiny next to grandpa's hands.  As you can see, grandpa has quite the love affair with this little boy already.  He spends hours after work watching him breath and talking to him," just making sure he knows my voice and I love him."

We are all so grateful for all your prayers, God is so GOOD and he Hears and Answers.

                                                     I am linking to the following parties:
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  The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
 No Minimalist Here for Open House Party, Posed Perfection for All Things Thursday Hop
 Katherines Corner for Favorite Things, The Vintage Farmhouse for Creative Things 
 A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden,  Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
 Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday
 From My Front Porch To Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
 The 36th Avenue for 36th Avenue Part, The Shabby Nest for Frugal Fri,
 My Romantic Home for Show and Tell , Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
 French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Fri, The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things 
 Common Ground for Be Inspired ,The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Fri.
Chic On A Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Fri,Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Fri
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  1. Love your table ! Cute Goodwill dishes ! Love a thrifty find :) Such a precious baby !

  2. PRAISE GOD Marty!!!! Pretty soon, Bronx will be going home! Hooray!

    As for the table, that pastoral scene is perfect for your space and the type of table you have. Lovely as always!!!!

  3. beautiful table setting Marty and I agree with Vel, praise the Lord for that sweet baby's healing.

  4. So happy your great-grandson is better. God does answer our prayers. I love this table in here too, and love the way you decorated it. Did you make the burlap tree?

  5. Wonderful news about your great grandson. Your table looks lovely.

  6. Yes, so happy to hear the great news about the Little one, dear Marty. I love your table and where you moved it...perfect!
    Merry C'mas!

  7. Table is beautiful as usual! :) So happy to hear that Bronx is doing well. He's a little cutie! Many happy wishes for you and family as you celebrate his first Christmas. Love, peace and continued blessings to all!

  8. First and foremost, I am so happy to heart that little Bronx is doing much better.....Oh, happy days! And it's great that you are enjoying your table change in your breakfast area....enjoy!

  9. Love the table setting... But love the picture of your son with Bronx. Such love and joy in his eyes. Continued wishes for good health for your family. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  10. That's such a sweet picture; Marty--so happy to hear this wonderful update! I love your burlap tree--did I miss a tutorial? It looks like it could be used after the holidays are over.
    Dee :)

    1. Thanks, but I didn't make it. I found it at Ross for $9.99.

  11. Oh I like this so much! You are embracing this new look with your table so nicely!
    I sure got choked up seeing your GGson in the arms of your son. There is nothing more heart wrenching to see a baby with any health problem. Bless your son for taking the time to be there are let this child know him. I'm so glad to know he's doing well. Hugs, Liz

  12. How adorable is that pic of your son and his grandchild! Wow, Marty, 4(!!) generations right there in that photo! You must be so proud and happy, thank the Lord, for his progress.

    Your French Farmhouse tablescape is lovely and inviting, as is the whole room.


  13. Marty what a beautiful Christmas gift to receive that little Bronx is doing so good. I am so happy for all of you. Love your table scape. The plates from Goodwill are just awesome. What a beautiful set to find. Very pretty.

  14. Praise the Lord! Thanks for sharing such wonderful news.....I am so happy to hear that little Bronx is getting stronger every day:) Such a precious little baby! You did a beautiful job with the always! Love the rustic elegance and the Goodwill plates add just the right amount of holiday accent...absolutely delightful! Warm Hugs, Poppy

  15. So happy little Bronx is going to be good. Best news today!! Your table is very lovely, love the rustic feel!
    Holiday hugs,

  16. Your understated seasonal table will be so easy to enjoy day to day~I can't live with too much "stuff" scattered around! I am so happy for the good news about that sweet baby~

  17. Beautiful tablescape and so happy to hear about the great-grand. Blessings to you and your family this holiday season! xoxoKathleen

  18. WONDERFUL news about your great grandson Marty! God is watching over that precious little boy!
    Love your tablescape!

  19. may God bless that tiny baby and your family at this time of year.

  20. Oh how wonderful that he is doing better…love the pic of your son and his grandson…precious, precious…
    Love the table Marty!…and the tablescape is wonderful...

  21. I am so glad to hear your great grandson is getting better Marty, I will be praying for him, for continued healing. What a precious little guy. Your tablescape turned out beautifully!
    God Bless,

  22. Your picture of your son and his grandson is just plain wonderful, Marty! He is giving that tiny boy exactly what he needs, human contact by someone who cares deeply. I like this picture above every picture you have ever posted on your blog!! Ever..and I have looked at many. Thank you so much for sharing it!

    Your tablescape is lovely, Marty. Very soothing and quiet, warm and inviting and I love it.

  23. Hi Marty,
    Great table, really lovely and what great news about the baby, so happy to hear the good news. Know you all are just
    ecstatic..........what a tiny lil guy but what a big joyous blessing he is....................will keep praying.
    Blessings for a joyous christmas hon,

  24. That baby is a Christmas miracle! I'm so glad for you.
    I love the big pears on your tablescape.

  25. Wonderful news about your Great Grandson!! Love the table, it is lovely as always. Thanks for linking to TTF!

  26. Congratulations on your great grandson. How precious. Lovely table too. Merry Christmas!

  27. Congratulations, Marty! The Grandbaby is precious - the tablescape is marvelous - LOVE the burlap! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,