10/20/2010

Autumn Dining...French Country Style!

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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Welcome...to my little french country dining room! This week I have been playing dishes and I have set an "autumn table...french country style"! I hope you enjoy!
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Autumn Dining...French Country Style

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Frenchy Wire Cloches
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Recently I created an autumn vignette for my dining room buffet using these frenchy looking wire cloches. If you would like to see my autumn buffet..just click HERE.
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I decided to move the cloches to the table for a little autumn dining...french country style!
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The tall wire cloche stands a stately 30 ins. in height. I found it at a local gift shop. I fell in love with it the minute I saw it! The cloche is made of chicken wire and sits upon a distressed, gray colored, metal urn. Autumn berries and a couple of autumn floral picks decorate the cloche. The smaller wire cloche was a Hobby Lobby find. I love the sweet little bird finial on top of the cloche. This cloche sits atop a silver pedestal dish and is decorated with a yellow-gold candle and more autumn berries.
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My newest little treasure find...frenchy looking woven placemats.
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I love, love, LOVE these heavy woven placemats. They have different shades of gray thread and I knew they would coordinate beautifully with the distressed gray finish of the wire cloches.
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I love the deep shades of red paired with the gray!
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The Table Centerpiece...
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Of course the starring attraction for this autumn table are the two frenchy wire cloches. I really do like how the gray cloches look against the red walls!
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The smaller cloche is sitting on a stack of red dessert plates.
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I used a tapestry table runner for a foundation for the table centerpiece. I turned it upside down because the colors were more muted...just what I was looking for! It's a little difficult to see...but I am using an autumn floral arrangement as a backdrop for the cloches in the centerpiece. It's made up of autumn colored roses, berries, grapevine, and greenery. It sits in an old french table tray that also has a distressed gray finish. Layers...layers...layers! Many layers to this autumn table centerpiece!
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An Autumn Pitcher
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I usually have this pretty pitcher in my kitchen. I decided to add it to the table...I love the autumnal colors of the grapes and grape leaves...Oooh...and that pretty distressed gray handle!
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Ohhh...you know how I love my sweet little birds! These pretty autumn songbirds are perfect for this french country table! If you look closely, you will see that their little wings are made up of embossed acorns and oak leaves! Even the birds look french with their pretty frenchy scroll designs!
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An old, tarnished, silver footed tray holds a pair of acorn salt & pepper shakers. More of that distressed gray color!
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The Place Setting...
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I have had this set of dark red colored dishes for several years...they were a gift from my youngest daughter. I use them often...they go so well in my red dining room! I am using the dinner plate and the salad plate in this place setting.
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I am also using my new autumn chargers from Walmart. They have a lovely shade of gray mixed in with the brown...sooo perfect!
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An autumn leaf plate tops off the place setting. I have several shades of these leaf plates but I chose to use the varigated red, orange, and yellow plate because it brings out the same colors of the candle and the autumn florals that decorate the cloches.
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A dark red dinner napkin with gold and olive green florals coordinates nicely with the place setting. I found the wood napkin rings at Walmart last year...they seem to match the charger plates.
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Voila! There you have it...autumn dining...french country style!

I hope that you enjoyed!!!
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I am joining these fabulous parties today...

Centerpiece Wednesday...hosted by Karin over at Style Sisters.
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Tablescape Thursday...hosted by Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch.
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Vignette Friday...hosted by Artie over at Color Outside the Lines.
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A Few of my Favorite Things Saturday...hosted by Laurie over at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie.

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A heartfelt thank you to Karin, Susan, Artie, and Laurie...for hosting these fabulous parties for all of us to enjoy!!!

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Well my friends...I'm sooo happy that you stopped by for a visit today! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!!!

Warmest Autumn Wishes!!!

60 comments:

Karen said...

I absolutely adore the wire cloches! On the hunt for a tall one. :)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just another GREAT signature table by "Happy to Design" Chari I love this one and your right it so beautiful in your red DR my dear Sis...How are you doing girl..Love ya, Hugs and smiles to ya, Gl♥ria

Carol said...

Chari.
I should just copy and paste my comment from last time with the autumn place setting by the fireplace for two that I loved so much!
This is an absolutely stunning tablescape. The cups and plates are so pretty, the cloches are out of this world, the pretty pitcher is wonderful. I would love to sit down to this table! Gorgeous details!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Chari, what a very pretty Country French setting. I love those wire cloches. The tall one is great and I have seen them somewhere. I think I need one. I also like the one with the bird on it. You know I love all that red. Those are very nice placemats. Wonderful job!

Blondie's Journal said...

This is simply beautiful, Chari. I love how you have paired the deep red and the blue. And I am SO loving your wire cloches!! I think they are so much more fun to play with than glass {though I do love the glass ones}. Your little S&P acorns are darling!!

XO,
Janie

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Those colors together are simply stunning.. It looks like France. You are so good at tablescaping~!

Becca said...

I love your choice of colors ... they work so well together! The wired cloches are so fun and unusual, and I really like how you turned your tapestry runner over for more muted colors. Your layered plates are beautiful (and, of course, I'm a big fan of the leaf chargers as I have them myself)! Thanks for sharing such an inspiring and lovely tablescape! *Becca*

Sandra said...

Oh my goodness, Chari! You are such a talented lady! I love love your tablescape! Wow oh wow! Everything is beautiful! I hope you and your family are doing great.
Blessings,
Sandra

Olive Cooper said...

The red walls, red china, and yummy cloches are just splendid. ♥O

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your table setting, Chari! I love those cloches! I think I would have been ready to fight for that tall metal cloche! : ) I have to put some kind of table setting together this week. I won a Fall gift basket at a raffle that had some wonderful little leaf dishes that I will have to figure out a way to use {sauces maybe?} as well as a small serving bowl {maybe good for a side of veggies}. They are begging to be used somehow!

D said...

Very elegant looking table. Beautiful fall colors. Great pictures, too.
D

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Chari, You have created another gorgeous table! The colors are wonderful in your red dining room and you know I love both cloches. The berries, pitcher, plates...everything is perfect!
xoxo, Sherry

food for thought said...

lovely colors~

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

WOW! You take decorating to another level! Everything is perfection! Love your use of the beautiful autumn colors! Happy Fall! ♥

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Chari, these colors just speak to me! SO gorgeous! I love the pieces you used with the wire cloches, and the deep red dishes with the gray placemats look great in your dining room!

Debbie said...

This is one of my favorites so far this week. Those wire cloches STEAL the show!

I also love the pitcher and those acorn salt and pepper shakers.

You just did a beatufiul job on this table. LOVE it.

Mary said...

What a lovely setting for dining French Country style! Love all the red in your home & all your elements from the birds to wire cloches :-)

podso said...

YOU are one of my favorite table scapers. Everything seems so thoughtfully planned, with a reason, on your table. That pitcher pulled from the kitchen is a delightful addition, and the wire cloche is so nice--I guess a candle can burn inside there with no problem. BTW that is such a nice photo of you on the side bar my friend!

Sandy said...

Sooooo beautiful!!! Love those wire cloches, I want a tall one now!!! Well I have to say your daughter has an eye for decor like her Mother, those dishes are breathtaking. I want some of them tooo. Better start looking for a job. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home.
Sandy

Marlis said...

magnifique! I love the grey and red together. Your cloches are divine.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Chari, your attention to detail is just amazing... love all the fallness as Shelia would say of this tablescape. And those wire cloches... if those disappear, a little magpie has confiscated them! Oh, I love that one with the birdy top! CUTENESS. And those little acorn salt and peppers and the birdies... girl, you have it going! It all looks perfect against your red backdrop.


Now believe it or not, I did pink. Yes, I did! Rebelled and did pink tongiht. ;-) Actually, I'm sharing my MIL's birthday soiree that we did a year ago. I wanted to post it on her actual birthday, but that was back when Mr. Magpie was sick and having surgery and all. So it got delayed. I got to play with some of her pretties, but I hauled my own vases for the flowers. LOL! A tablescaper to the last degree! ;-)

Happy Tablescape Thursday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Jennifer said...

Looks beautiful Chari!!! I really love your cloche's!!! I still do not own one of those!

Take care!
~Jennifer~

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Your entire table setting was amazing. It seems I love everything I have ever seen you do...and that's the truth! Chari, some people got it...and some people don't! My friend, you DO! Got it, that is! :)

I think, we walk among some wonderful homemakers and talented women! Don't you?
Sheesh! I wish I could pull off a table like that!!!

Lovn'hugs,
Mona

Sharing Shadymont said...

Chari,

Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your beautiful tablescape. Those cloches are to die for!!! You have such a good eye for color. Love, love it!!

Blessings.
Kathy

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi there! I really, really like the obelisk and the wire cloche on the table. Just beautiful all 'round!!!

Vanessa said...

Hi Chari! That is such a beautiful tablescape and that tall wire cloche is gorgeous! I always enjoy coming over here for such great inspiration! :-)
Vanessa

Chandy said...

Chari, hi and long time no visit! Sorry about that!

My dear, your tables are always so inspiring! Your cloches are so cool!

A Perfect Setting said...

Colors are so warm and inviting! Love the cloches! Just adorable!

Atelier de Charo said...

Cute,cute!!! Love your wire cloches!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Chari, I know I always say the same thing--your tables are sooooo beautiful--every piece. The wooden chargers do match the napkin rings and the wire cloche is one of my favorites. Love it all! Linda

Scribbler said...

You put things together so well! Gorgeous.

xinex said...

This is another beautiful table, Chari. I love your wire cloches. And I love how bright and delightful the table is....Christine

Dining Delight said...

The walls of your dining room add such a rich backdrop to your fall tablescape, just lovely! The tall wire cloche is gorgeous and the perfect centerpiece for a table set for two. I am surprised at how well the gray and the red go together but they look terrific!

Entertaining Women said...

The colors in your tablescape just speak to my heart. I love your design...the perfect blues, the perfect reds. Thank you for sharing your design and for stopping by my post. Cherry Kay

hip-chick said...

I love those little acorn salt and pepper shakers. I just love acorns! Very pretty table.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Chari,
I just adore this beautiful table! I love the cloches, the beautiful china and the acorn shakers, so cute!
These colors work perfectly in your lovely dining room that I was so ever lucky to get to sit in!
I could have sat and stared all day!
And that pitcher just works perfectly!
You have such a great sense of design my friend!
Hugs,
Cindy

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Everything on this french inspired table is ooooh la la! You are righht, the red and deep grey look so rich and inviting! I love how well they wori together.

I can't believe your charger came from WalMart! It looks like a designer plate in this setting.

I am such a huge fan of wire cloches, and your beauties are so artfully filled! That tall one has especially caught my eye! And those acorn S&P's in that tarnished silver are a stroke of brilliance! Darling and elegant all in one. Just like those sweet birds. I'm going to borrow your S&P idea! And your cloche idea! And your color idea... Well, I just might borrow all of your ideas on this pretty french table.

You have such a talent for design... no wonder you called your blog Happy To Design!!!!

ButterYum said...

Ooolala!!! I love it all! I have never participated in Tablescape Thursday and I realized the other day why. I set my table while my mother was visiting and she told me my table was boring - too monochromatic (browns, whites, and beiges). She was right, but I guess I'm color shy. I'm going to have to work on that, but in the meantime, I can drool over your wonderful table creations!

:)
ButterYum

Kathy said...

I am absolutely in love with this tablesetting! Just love your use of colors and textures! I adore the wire cloches! The birds are so whimsical - everything is beautiful!
Kathy

Carol at Serendipity said...

Chari,

Love the wire cloche. Might have to look for one of those!!! Your table is gorgeous.

Carol

Sweetladyelaine said...

This is a very prettty table! I love the cloches and how it is all put together. Just beautiful!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Chari,
Lovely! The wire cloches are Frenchy indeed. I especially love that autumn flower pitcher. You have the touch my friend!
I keep getting terribly behind in my visits, i promise to do better!
WIll be in touch soon - working away!
Wishing you a good evening,
Mimi

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Really adorable settings.

I love most of your treasures but the acorn salt & pepper shakers with the plate is to die for.

Happy TS, Lady & enjoy the week-end ahead.
/chie

Bumpkin Bears said...

This is such a beautiful collection, so warm and vibrant and I adore the little china birds! You have a very beautiful Blog, Catherine x

Bill said...

It's all just perfect, Chari! It's as if you've brought the most beautiful autumn day anyone could ever imagine right inside your home -- so warm, cozy, and inviting!

Nicely done! Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Bill

Life with L said...

I love your Fall vignette. It looks wonderful against your red wall. I want some of those wire cloches. Lovely

Lau's said...

I'm your follower #536 and found you through Susan's "Tablescape THursday". I will be posting a link to your blog in mine http://launoe.blogspot.com/

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Chari, this is gorgeous! I love that tall chicken wire cloche, and I love what you put in it. That tall pitcher is breath taking. The colors and the pattern are incredible. That leaf plate is so pretty and shows up so well on the red place setting. Wonderful scaping. laurie

Sonia said...

Oh Miss Chari,

I love love those wire cloches...I finally found one this year at a great price...your smaller one with the bird on top is precious..love the tall slender one too..almost like a topiary..I think a pair would look nice on a mantel as well! Everything is just beautiful...those chargers are wonderful ( I bought a set too) and those burgundy dishes and mugs are so pretty. I love the shape of the handle and pretty edges on the plates. Hope you are having a fabulous fall!

Miss Bloomers

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hi Chari...thanks for dropping in! I love love love your Autumn French Country tablescape. The colors are so rich, vibrant and beautiful! I am on the hunt for some of those wire cloches! Yours are beautifully displayed. Great pictures! Have a great weekend! Hugs!

Sue said...

Chari, Your tablescapes are always so pretty and full of inspirational ideas! The blue/gray and the red go together so well and all of your little extras make the table so pretty. I have two wire cloches that I could add to a table- just need to hunt something down to fill them with. Maybe something for Halloween....
Oh, forgot to say that your pitcher is gorgeous, too! :-)
hugs, Sue

Sarah said...

Beautiful layering of plates, Chari. I adore those chargers with the leaves. Are they made of wood? This table looks like a perfect autumn day! ~ Sarah

Pat said...

Chari this is so pretty! I love the colors of autumn.

Laura said...

Hi Chari-

How beautiful!
But your posts always are.
I have a photography question, but I can't find your email address.

Can you email me at lmh136@yahoo.com so I can then email you back?

Thanks,

Laura
White Spray Paint

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Such a warm, pretty setting Chari! The wire cloche with the bird is just adorable-enjoy:@)

The Tablescaper said...

Beautiful rich, lusious colors!

- The Tablescaper

Maria said...

You are right! I love the combination of the red and the grey! And your little birds are so cute!

Sue said...

Hi Chari,

Your mantle is out of this world beautiful----love all of the fall decorations you have styled


Sue.

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

I am reading through lots and lots of your past posts right now, and this one has had me admiring each picture for a while. I love every detail. Just goreous -- you have lovely things and a great sense of style.

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

PS. I'm sorry you didn't win the teaspoons -- maybe next time!

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