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DIY: A French Country Table Setting


Photos By: Mary Swenson

French Countryside:

Inspired by a set of vintage French pottery, we embraced our inner Francophile and created a unique table with a mix of patterns and colors that evoke the French countryside!


We tied bundles of lavender together as favors. Lavender is quintessentially French, and remains fragrant even after the stems dry out, leaving guests with a lovely reminder of your day!
Classic Patterns:
We chose muted red stripes for the tablecloth overlay, red and off-white checks for the table runner, and a traditional navy blue and red French-inspired print to use for napkins.
Hidden Gems:
The rustic fleur-de-lis votive holders were a flea market find, and add to the old-world, country look of our table.
Using the pottery as the starting point of our theme, we chose flowers and fabrics that complimented the colors of the dishes.
Mix and Match:
Because we used different fabrics for the linens on our table, we stuck with simple, classic patterns in similar colorways to make the look work.
Since we wanted the pottery to be the star of the table, we used an old wooden box to hold our centerpiece flowers. We stuck a container of water inside, and filled it to the brim with a casual, unstructured arrangement that kept with our color scheme: sunflowers, hydrangeas, and sprigs of lavender.
Finishing Touches:
The lavender in the centerpiece carried over to each place setting.


Last Updated: February 21, 2015 at 7:07 am
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