Sunday, August 6, 2017

French Lavender Farmhouse Table Setting

In this post - a French lavender farmhouse table setting
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I posted a picture on Instagram recently of a lavender table setting I put together several years ago - and I thought, oh! I should make another one! 
I love using lavender in my decor.  All of this lavender I dried from our garden!

The trick to drying lavender is to harvest your lavender just before it is about to bloom!
I dry the lavender in my closet! It provides a nice aroma and keeps moths away.

I stuck lavender in these mini glass candle holders. Some earthquake hold inside keeps the lavender propped up.

The grapes are also from the garden... the first year we have enjoyed any grapes! Did you know California is the world's fourth largest grape producer? Well, wine grapes, that is. These ones are table grapes!

Growing grapes is not easy - you have to spray for flies and mold. And then you have to fight the birds!

You may have noticed the grapes and bread are served on antique purple transfer ware.

Now, instead of a baguette we have slices of San Francisco Sourdough - this is California, after all. That's why I like to sometimes call my style California French Farmhouse!

I used vintage ribbons as napkin rings.

Can I confess though, that this table was not set for a party! It was set for my family.  

I would have set for just four of us but then the table looks silly when it is only set halfway!

Do you ever set the table "just" for your family?
Why should we set tables for parties? They should be set every day, if I had it my way. 

I also love these scalloped plates I got at Williams Sonoma earlier this year!!

I hope you all enjoyed this farmhouse table. 
This is just my ideal style - a touch of France, a touch of farmhouse, and a touch of California!

18 comments:

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    1. Thank you! It is still up... I keep my tables aroun for a while until I get bored!

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  2. Angelina,
    I love your calif. french farmhouse table.........so casaul yet so elegant. Beautiful purple glasses
    and I love love love your beautiful plates. I could not agree more with you about setting a pretty
    table for your family......my kids are all grown now, but I always set the table when they were
    children, and made it especially pretty for special ocassions......... and still do to this day when they come over for dinner or special ocassions.....who better to set a lovely table for than your own family........as they are the most special and precious people in our lives. Thanks for sharing your lavendar table.....so neat that you grow your own lavendar and grapes. The grapes and sour
    dough bread look yummy........
    Have a lovely week....
    Blessings,
    Nellie

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    1. I am glad to hear I am not the only one setting the table for essentially non-special occasions

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  3. Your table is set with loveliness and much love! I will sit down to such a lovely table setting anytime. Enjoy.....

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  4. Beautiful tablescape; love the lavender!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  5. What a beautiful table setting. The lavender lends just the right elegant touch. I love your use of neutrals, white, and natural elements. It's lovely.
    Carol ("Mimi") from Home with Mimi

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    1. Thank you! I love using natural elements in my table settings!

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  6. Your setting is a perfect complement for your table. Well done.

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  7. I too set a pretty table for my family. After all, they are the most important people in your life and we should let them know that.

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  8. This is a lovely table. I think our families are special and should have special table settings. The scalloped plates are perfect for this setting. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Great point! Maybe that is why I like setting the table!

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  9. Your Cali French table is stunning. I would set that table every day too! I bought several lavender plants this year and they are all doing wonderful, I need to go clip a few sprigs and do my table now. Thanks for the inspiration! If you have time, I co-host a link party every sunday and I know people would love to see your beautiful table. Join us if you have a minute! www.rustic-refined.com

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    1. Thank you! Yes, you should go clip a few sprigs!! I have linked up with your party this week, thanks for inviting me.

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