Friday, May 22, 2015

Frenchie Shades of Gray

Recently, I decided I wanted to create a tablescape
with various shades of gray and silver.
I thought this tablescape would be a great inspiration
for Father's Day, graduation, 
or a sophisticated dinner with friends.

I also wanted to incorporate some of French china.
I began with some gray, white, and black china
from Limoges, France.

This pattern, Directoire-Gray, is one I picked up
at a yard sale about 16 years ago.
I bought a large partial-set for only $10.

I also added French-inspired candle holders and plant pots.

This fleur-de-lis pot held a beautiful orchid,
which I used as the centerpiece.
I placed it on a metal trivet - 
which I purchased in Avignon, France several years ago.

A few weeks ago, I purchased some
Pottery Barn "Great White" plates
at a flea market event.

I decided to begin with black chargers.
Then, I layered on the white plates,
and I topped the entire setting with the Directoire plates.

I added my wedding silver (Royal Danish)
and some white linen napkins.
The napkin holders are from Villeroy & Boch,
and they also doubled as placecards.

Each table-setting was completed with
mason jars with black & white straws
and a basic wine stem.

I filled the rest of the center of the table
with additional plants and candles.


I also included gray floating candles
in antique champagne glasses
(which I purchased at an antique store
in Summerland, California last year).

After setting my Frenchie tablescape of gray,
I invited my neighbors over to join
my family for a delicious and fun-filled dinner.

What do you think?  I would love to read your comments.
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Au Revoir,

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