Show & Tell Friday


It's time for "Show & Tell Friday"!!!

Hello my friends! Today I am participating in "Show & Tell Friday"!

This fabulous Friday event is hosted by Cindy over at My Romantic Home! I believe this is Cindy's second week to host "Show & Tell Friday"! I'm just thrilled that she has taken on this fun filled Friday event! Please go pay Cindy a visit today...you won't want to miss out on all the pretties that she has for us! While you're over there, you'll find a list of all the other "Show & Tell" participants! Thank you, Cindy for hosting this fabulous Friday party!!! I love "Show & Tell"!!!

This post is a rerun...originally posted in March of this year. I wanted to share with you a tablescape that I did...called "Brume de Rose"! The set of dishes that I used are manufactured by Hallmark...yes, the same Hallmark that makes all the pretty greeting cards. Since I purchased these dishes in 1997, I have never found another set like them and I've searched high and low. I've come to believe that they must be somewhat rare. In light of that, I thought that you might enjoy seeing them! Hope you enjoy the tablescape!!!

Bonjour mes amis et bienvenue à Tablescape jeudi ! Oh cher, excusez svp mon français! Oh dear, please excuse my french...Hello my friends and welcome to Tablescape Thursday! This fabulous fun-filled Thursday event is hosted by Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch! Susan' la maison de s est fabuleuse et elle met toujours la table la plus belle! Oh yes, as I was saying, Susan's home is fabulous and she always sets a beautiful table! You must go and see what she has going today and while you're there, you can check out all of the other beautiful and inspiring tablescapes! Here's à faire une belle table...here's to making a beautiful table!!!



"Brume de Rose"

Today I present to you, "Brume de Rose" or Rose Mist. I decided to "break out the china" as they say...in my Ode to Spring! Ahhh...Spring! Un moment pour les promenades romanes et longues, et les nuits de diner d'amende et vin… et un rose simple a monté! Ohhh yes, Spring's ode to romance, long walks, and nights of fine dining and wine...and a single pink rose!!!

"Brume de Rose"
Tablescape in My French Country Dining Room

An evening of intimate dining for four. Not to formal but comfortable and cozy! Candlelight, a vase of beautiful flowers, and a dinner shared with good friends. A glass of wine and interesting conversation...

"Vivez bien, riez souvent, et aimez beaucoup!"

"Live well, laugh often, and love much!!!"

"Les bases grandes au bonheur dans cette vie sont quelque chose faire, quelque chose aimer, et quelque chose espérer pour."
"The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."
by Joseph Addison

"J'aime cet endroit, et volontairement pourrais perdre mon temps dans lui."

"I like this place, and willingly could waste my time in it."
William Shakespeare

Les Toiles...The Linens

For the "Brume de Rose" tablescape I used a white lace tablecloth. If you look closely, you can see pink roses on the tablecloth. This beautiful lace tablecloth was a wedding gift from my Mother and Father! I just love it and it's perfect for the "Brume de Rose" china.

The dinner napkins are a very pale lt.green damask...they belonged to my husband's mother, Mary Alice.

Ambiance and Lighting

"Ahhh… dans la lueur douce de la lueur de chandelle, toutes les choses sont beau!"

Ahhh...in the soft glow of candlelight, all things are beautiful!

Mood lighting for a special ambiance is essential for an evening "Brume de Rose" tablescape! With candles aglow in crystal and silver candleholders, a softly dimmed chandelier overhead and the soft glow of light from the buffet lamps...the lighting is perfect!

The Stemware

I used beautiful pink stemware...a goblet for a beverage and a matching wine glass. I really know very little about this stemware. I have had them for many years, they were a gift from a friend! What I do know...is that they go perfectly with the beautiful pink colored rose on the china.

The Place Setting..."Brume de Rose"...Rose Mist

The place setting consists of a white lace charger plate from JC Penneys called Classic Lace. They were on sale after Christmas for just $27 for four...not bad and they make the perfect backdrop for the Rose Mist china.

The "Brume de Rose" or Rose Mist china is made by Sakura and was a part of the Hallmark Home Collection. I purchased them in the 90's. They seem to be "one-of-a-kind", I have never seen this pattern offered again. I'm just thrilled to have them, they really are beautiful...the lovely shades of pink in the rose (with just a hint of pale yellow) and the soft greens of the leaves against the white are just breathtaking...so very soft and very romantic!!!

Le bol de potage...The soup bowl

Le plat de dessert/salade...The dessert/salad plate

The dessert/salad plate is done in a coordinating pattern...a soft, pale green and pink plaid with a small single rose in the center. As if the beautiful rose wasn't enough to sell me on this set of china...the pretty coordinating green and pink plaid dessert/salad plate was the "glaçage sur le gâteau" or icing on the cake so to speak! I just love this pretty little plate and how it looks with the soup bowl and dinner plate!!!

Ahhh… les nuances molles du rose et du vert me rappellent le ressort!

Ahhh...the soft shades of pink and green remind me of Spring!

Le plat de dîner...The dinner plate

The "Brume de Rose" dinner plate. Just look at the colors...have you ever seen a prettier rose?

The "Brume de Rose" in all of it's glory!

"La rose parle de l'amour silencieusement, dans une langue connue seulement au coeur."

“The rose speaks of love silently, in a language known only to the heart.”

Just a peek of the back label...

La pièce maîtresse...The centerpiece

I used a large leaded glass vase filled with white Spring flowers for the centerpiece. The pretty flowers were perfect...with subtle hints of pink and light green! The glass vase was a special "treasure find" from an Antique Market...it was only $6 and ohhhh soooo beautiful! It called to me as I walked by it...Chari, mon amour… vous avez besoin de moi! (Chari, my love...you need me! And believe me, I heard it in French...how could I resist?) Hehe!!! It stands a stately 11" in height and is made from a very heavy glass!

To each side of the vase of flowers...I added candles to silver and crystal candleholders and my newest "treasure find" from Hobby Lobby, mercury glass goblets. They were marked down to just $4 ea...again, they whispered my name as I walked by...Mon chéri, here je suis...I' le VE attendant juste vous! (My darling, here I am...I've been waiting just for you!) Seriously!!! Hey, did you notice that my name is french for darling? It's no wonder that I love everything French! It's destiny...I think! Hehe!!!

Well my dearest friends...have you wondered who is invited to this "Ode to Spring - Brume de Rose"...intimate dinner for four?

Well it's YOU of course!!! I just can't think of anyone that I would rather sit down and spend a leisurely evening...wining and dining with!!! I do hope that you enjoyed your visit...enjoyed the beauty of a sweet, Spring evening...enjoyed the conversation...
that you can say, " Vécu bien, ri souvent et aimé beaucoup!"

That you lived well, laughed often, and loved much!!!


Au revoir jusqu'à ce que nous nous réunissions encore…

Good bye...until we meet again!



Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Beautiful table Chari! I really love the rose colored stemware! Thanks for reposting this since I hadn't seen it!

Have a wonderul day!

Michelle said...

I think your tablescape is wonderful! I have never seen those dishes and love the beauty and simplicity! Stop by for a visit soon!

Tootsie said...

oh Chari!!! this is just too pretty to eat off!
I just spent 1/2 hour arguing with my husband about tablescaping for blog purposes....he thinks you are mental...and that I am foolish for wanting to even bother to try!
as far as he is concerned...one set of dinnerplates...is enough..if you need more...that is what paper plates are for! oh yea...he actually said that. yea (sigh)...I live a hard life....lol
I am very glad to see you reposting this because I had missed it too!!! I love the plates and all the soft pretty colors..
I went out table linen shopping yesterday...found nothing nice at all...it seems that burlap is really big right now for tables here...and I think ick! it wasn't even quality burlap!
I am thinking that it might be time for toots...to try to make her own...AND set up a nice table!
It's thanksgiving here this weekend! so I have a good reason!
man...I am babbling on and on...making no sense either...lol
can you tell you are the first after I woke up this morning? lol

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

These dishes are just gorgeous. I love them. I havn't ever seen that pattern either, but they are stunning. Such a beautiful tablescape. I love the pretty lace tablecloth with the pink roses too, so perfect for this setting. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

Is it chilly your way? Got some snow yesterday!

Love your tablescape- you know I love everything you do- must be caz you're so loveable too!

have a wonderful day! My older sis and hubby are coming in today for the weekend!


Dawn said...

Those are beautiful dishes. Charming tablescape, sweetie.

Kim said...

Are those teapot napkin rings???? I LOVE THOSE!!!!!

Sue said...

Very lovely....the dishes, stemware, dining room....All of it!

Lenore said...

What beautiful and soft dishes and stemware.
The table setting is just lovely to look at!

Stella said...

What a beautiful table I can't wait to be seated. I do believe your dishes are rare as my husband worked for Hallmark for 38 years and I never saw them and believe me I made it a point to hit the employee shop often. So enjoy your special trasure. Drop by and visit me if you get a chance.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty table setting.

Theresa said...

Oh my Chari! GORGEOUS setting and I'll be right over so don't let anyone sit in my seat:) You are sooooo talented! Have a restful evening!

Roeshel said...

What a gorgeous table setting! I love your placesettings! Beautiful job!


Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Chari...this is a dream!!! I feel like I have stepped back in time. Your table is so beautiful and romantic!!! I love the dishes and your centerpiece is gorgeous...I love it all!!!

Have a wonderful evening!!!

Rhonda said...

You are the most flattering commenter ( is that a real word?) I know. My head got real big reading your kind words about the bedroom make-over! Thanks so much.

Your table setting is scrumptious! The roses on the plates,and those wonderful pink glasses...perfection, my dear!

Carolyn said...

Hi Chari,
It is beautiful as usual!!!


Susan B said...

Your tablescape is so beautiful! The rose china is gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing it. Have a lovely weekend.

Elizabeth said...

Ou apprenez-vous le francais? Ou habitez-vous, dans an pay francais?Au Canada, a Quebec, peut-etre? Vous parlez francais tres bien!

So much for my college French. Love the tablescape. Et J'aime meilleur (sp? "better") le francias!

Bon nuit!

Sue said...


I have a vision of having a beautiful candlelight dinner with wine in those rose colored glasses and mixed greens on the salad plate and salmon on the dinner plate and soft music---- oh my goodiness my mouth is watering. Such a lovely tablescape, Oh,,, I forgot to ask, WHAT TIME IS DINNER?


Rebekah@Red's Nest said...

Beautiful tablescape! I've never seen those Hallmark dishes either and LOVE the stemware. You are so talented and speak French too! My hero - hehe

Barbara Jean said...

Hi Chari,

I have not been out much to visit lately, but sure glad i came by.

What beautiful, beautiful pictures today. (no time to read, sorry)

Blessings and have a wonderful Saturday.

Barbara Jean

podso said...

I didn't get to see many tablescapes this week, but so glad I visited yours--yummy. I love the rose on the dishes, and how your dining room looks! And in today's post (SAT) got to see your snow! Wow! 88 here and incredibly humid! But cooler weather is coming.

Brenda Pruitt said...

I didn't realize Hallmark made these. How pretty! I also love the table cloth. And those wonderful dining room chairs!

Sharlotte said...

Chari, let me begin by saying that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog header. The colors are so rich and warm, it's just a treat to open your page!

Now, about your table. It's so pretty, the roses are so delicate! I had no idea Hallmark was in the dish business! All your pieces make this such a dainty set. The glassware is the perfect shade and the centerpiece vase is just what I've been looking for! I'm just a wee bit jealous that you picked it up for $6.00!! Thank you so much for sharing!

Cindy said...

Chari, your dining room is GORGEOUS!!! Those dishes are so beautiful! I'm so happy you joined in on show and tell and decided to repost this!

I just read Tootsie's comment...too funny! Men just don't get it, do they?