9/29/2011

Autumn Dining...French Country Style

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Hello my friends...I hope you're having a fabulous day!
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We have been having the perfect autumn weather here in Colorful Colorado, with daytime highs reaching into the 80's and nighttime low's in the 40's.  I love it!  Has autumn made its appearance where you live?
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Well my friends, today I am revisiting an autumn tablescape from last year.  It's called..."Autumn Dining...French Country Style".  It was one of my favorites.  I love how it turned out!  I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did!
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Autumn Dining...French Country Style
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Welcome to my french country dining room.
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This week I have been playing dishes! 
 I created an informal, autumn table for two...with a little french country flair.
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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!
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I am joining these fabulous parties today...
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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!!!
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Warmest Autumn Wishes!!!

36 comments:

housedressingblog.blogspot.com said...

Chari, your table is stunning! I don't know where to begin... I love the little birds, the acorn S&P shakers, the glasses, that pitcher is a treasure, this list could go on and on... I think what really grabbed me is the wire cloches, I have two garden obelisks that are just begging to be transformed into a work of art like your cloches. Thanks for the inspiration!

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Your table is beautiful. My favorite part is the acorn salt and pepper shakers, they are adorable. Thanks for letting me look:)

rosechicfriends said...

Chari,
Everything looks so warm and inviting! I love fall color mixes or deep reds, carmels, yellows etc...they just draw you in. Those leaf plates are an eye catcher as well. Well done!
Be blessed,
Lorena

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Chari, you always do the most beautiful tablescapes. I love the mix of dishes and of course both of your cloches have be drooling all over the keyboard. Everything is just gorgeous. Hugs, marty

Blondie's Journal said...

This table is just so beautiful, Chari! The cloches caught my eye right away. I love the wire cloches even more than glass, and you have them dressed up so pretty! The birds are absolutely gorgeous as well as the runner. Lovely!!

Happy Autumn! Our temps are much the same. Love it!

XO,
Jane

A Hint of Home said...

Very pretty, Chari! It all came together really well! Love the rich colors and your lovely cloches!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Thats such a rich and elegant table scape Chari.. Love the wire cloches with those dishes.
xoxoxo
Sonny

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Chari, once again you have hit a homerun!! Love what you did with this tablescape. The colors blend so beautifully! I like that you turned the runner on the reverse side to mute the colors...very pretty!! Your tablescapes all go in my inspiration files!!

Sweetladyelaine said...

A beautiful table! I love the colors. The S&P shakers are cute. I loved your cloches...
Blessings My Friend,

Cass @ That Old House said...

Beautiful, Chari!
LOVE LOVE LOVE the color mix. Perfect.
The wire cloches -- gorgeous.
Great post!
Love the birdies, too!
Cass

Honey at 2805 said...

Stunning! I just love the rich colors you use! The wire cloches are so cute (I want some) and the tall pitcher is wonderful! The whole tablescape is divine!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

BEAUTIFUL Chari!! Martina

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

So stunning...love the birdies and those cloches!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Marigene said...

Beautiful table...that pitcher is simply gorgeous, Chari!

Gail said...

Chari, your table setting is absolutely beautiful! I love your pitcher and of course all your cloches. Thanks for the inspiration.

Have a wonderful day,
Gail

Theresa said...

Beautiful dear Chari, SOOOOOO Beautiful! Love it all BUT I believe my favorite is that wire cloche:) Have a blessed day in your gorgeous home! HUGS!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Chari,

Thank you for visiting. I just love when you do. You leave the sweetest comments!! Oh my, your tablescape is "to die for"! Gorgeous, gorgeous stuff. You just have the most wonderful talent for color and arrangement!

Hope you have a wonderful fall weekend.

Kathy

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Chari, I think what I like so much about your style is that it is not so stuffy. Everything is gorgeous and yet looks like it was meant to be used and enjoyed. Your colors match the picture on the wall which ties it all together. I seem to have a thing for acorns this year so I'm loving the salt and pepper shakers. You have a lovely home.-----Shannon

Becca said...

Once again, Chari, you never disapppoint when it comes to gorgeous tablescapes! I love the wired cloche ... the gorgeous Fall pitcher ... the leaf plates and the leaf chargers (I have those, too)! So inspiring ... I can't wait to see what you do next this year! xoxo

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Your tablecape is beautiful.

Loved all the dishes and the decorations wonderfully set.

Karin Şen Cankan
karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

Alycia Nichols said...

I think I do remember this one, Chari. Love it just as much now as then!!! The colors and textures are all so rich...truly speaks of fall! This is the perfect time of year to make the switch to wire cloches. Have a splendiferous weekend! :-)

FABBY'S LIVING said...

OMG! I'm in love with your acorn S&P shakers, they are awesome! The plates color is beautiful, they blend with your walls, so lovely for fall. I also love your wire cloch, it's unique. The color mixes are so warm and inviting and elegant my dear Chari, you made a beautiful tablescape! Have a fun weekend. Hugs, FABBY

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Char,
What a beautiful tablescape!! Perfect for Fall!!

Gorgeous!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Anonymous said...

Hi Cheri

I seem to keep running across your blog whenever I do image searches on Google. Your various settings are all very beautiful. They are very inspirational.I especially love all of the christmas styles you have created. I look forward to seeing more of your fab designs. I love that red it just makes everything pop. What is the name of that color?

Sherry said...

This is so very pretty Chari! I love all the colors and the layers. I especially love your wire cloches with the berries. So delightful. Thank you for linking it to Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Chari,
I am just in love with this Autumn table! You done good girl, that pitcher is just so lovely as is your settings and centerpiece!
I remember this but it's even better the 2nd time around!
Now, we do have beautiful scenery around us...all the more reason for you and Russ to come visit sometime!
Dan always tells me to invite you and I always tell him that I do!
Have fun shopping, miss you, hi to Russ and Big, big, hugs.
Cindy

The Tablescaper said...

Wonderful table. So rich and full of Fall. I've got the same little birdies in my reprise post for this week!

- The Tablescaper

Sonia said...

Oh I love everything about your table..the wire cloche with the sweet bird just draws me in! I love the colors and with your perfect red walls everything is so warm and cozy! The napkins are so pretty with the setting. The little acorns are so sweet! Been gone for awhile working and then vacation so I'm catching up on everyone! So glad you are having a great beginning to fall! We just started cooling down! Happy Weekend!!

Miss Bloomers

Sandy said...

Chari, Beauiful table, love all the rich wonderful color! With the addition of the wire cloches, just breathtaking!
Sandy

The French Hutch said...

Such a lovely Fall tablescape Chari. I love the layers at each place setting. The colors are breathtaking and your dining room color is the perfect backdrop. I adore those cloches, a perfect country french touch.
Happy Fall Chari.........

~Emily
The French Hutch

SavannahGranny said...

Chari, This is a beautiful table. Love the pitcher and all it's rich colors. The cloches are to die for. Thank you for this great repost.
I have the same chargers and napkin rings. I used the chargers last year but found the napkin rings after the holiday. I will probably be using those this year.
Hugs, Ginger

Entertaining Women said...

This is so lovely. I adore the use of the blue and red with the amber and other fall colors. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous design. Cherry Kay

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi Chari! This is just stunning. I love it all but my favorite thing is that pitcher. The shape is so different. Those tall skinny pitchers are hard to find. Have a good week!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Chari, Your table is gorgeous and I love the salt and pepper shakers and the wonderful pitcher. A beautiful Fall tablescape. Thank you for linking to the Open House party. Take care.
Hugs,
Sherry

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