Wednesday

Tablescape Thursday ~ Thoughts of Paris



A group of us are taking a fantasy trip to Paris in a couple of days ~ And one of our lovely, lucky friends is actually going for a two week holiday!

So I thought I would incorporate the theme into this weeks Tablescape Thursday ~




With great thanks to our hostess, Susan at her lovely blog"Between Naps on the Porch".


Please click on the link to see the other particpants in this weeks Tablescape Thursday.
Chic black is the color of choice for my table this time 
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Owing to part of my heritage being French, I've collected French paraphernalia for years ~
and decided to incorporate some of it into the table scape.




The Lion Heads bowls are by the French porcelain maker Pillivuyt, the flatware is by the French company Comptoir de Famille.




I brought this domed pedestal from another room in the house, it contains some of my miniature Eiffel Tower collection, most of those seen here are handpainted Limoges boxes.


I'll remove the dome so hopefully you can see a little more detail~




The Chefs ~



The platter is by the beloved French artist Guy Buffet.




Some early Daffodils from the garden.




The linens (tablecloth, napkins, and placemats) are from April Cornell.


The wire Eiffel Tower candleholder was a gift, some years ago, from France.



I like to collect objects with the Fleur de Lis design, like this trivet and the napkin rings.



The salad plates are by Mikasa.

The teapot, creamer, and sugar, as well as the black dinnerplates are by Rosanna.

I adore the packaging for this line, all the pieces come packed in decorative hat boxes, and other pretty boxes ~ too pretty to be hidden away.

The wooden charger tray is from Neiman Marcus.

I hope you've enjoyed your visit, and hope you will leave a message so I can come by your blog and say hello.


Thank you for coming by, and have a lovely day!









60 comments:

  1. I loved this tablescape. Not sure where to start. The Limoges boxes were gorgeous. I loved how you displayed them. The chargers were wonderful; I have been eyeing them myself! You took a theme and carried it through beautifully, in the candlestick, the Limoges boxes, the salad plates and then the little details like the cards. Your ability to put together the colors was very pleasing to the eye. Overall, a real treat. Very exciting tablescape!

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  2. Fantastic tablescape. You really set the mode for Paris. Love the dome with the Limoges...the plates are gorgeous. And of course, I LOVE all the black.

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  3. Mari, Beautiful and elegant! The Limoges boxes are wonderful and what a neat way to display them under the cloche. I love all the special touches...stunning tablescape! :-) Susan

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  4. WOW!! this is just awesome and beautiful and elegant ...loved it all thanks for sharing..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  5. I don't usually like black and white, but your tablescape was very well done. I especially like the flatware!
    Blessings,
    Bettye

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  6. oh darling you are freaking killing me! i am going to look like a hobo for april in paris!!! you and monique will/well have, blow me away! you must be feeling better, and me, i am feeling worse for being such a party pooper! i love love love this, cathy should be on cloud 9! i don't know french, so bravo and ole!

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  7. Très beau et sophistiqué. Very, very nice. Bon Apetit!

    Christi@A Southern Life
    http://asouthernlife.com

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  8. Oooo,la,la! I'm in love! I LOVE every detail of your fabulous Paris tablescape! Everything!
    Your collection of mini Eiffel Towers is lovely!
    Thanks for such a lovely visit!
    Happy April!
    ;-D

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  9. I would love to go to Paris, your tablescape just transports me to this lovely place. The black and white is lovely and all of the wonder limoge boxes are so gorgeous. Very well done. Hugs, Marty

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  10. Oh look at that! What a fabulous treat for my eyes. I really like it! Love the black and the color you mixed in...

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  11. Oh Mari - this is just eye candy at its best. I spent 5 days in Paris, but never saw a table this pretty. :-) I love everything, and could not pick out a fave if I had to. Although I will say - I heart those plates! Oh my! Thank you so much for taking such care and time to put this together for us. Hugs, Barb

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  12. The black and white is so unique and elegant. Beautiful table I would just want to stare at it and not even eat. Cindy

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  13. I'm so jealous!And envious too, I might add. Actually, I am very happy for you that you have such lovely things. I love the Paris salad plates and your beautiful limoge boxes, what a lovely collection. I was in Paris in '08 and had a fabulous time. You must visit the bakery La Duree and have macaroons, they are devine.

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  14. Mari, your tablescape is awesome. I love everything!! I'm especially fond of the fleur de lys design, too. I love how you incorporated the theme throughout your entire setting. Just gorgeous!

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  15. Mary, I'm partial to Fleur de lis. I love your beautiful table setting.

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  16. Mari, que precioso! I love your tablescapes.... so elegant! Just lovely.

    May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.

    Hugs

    cielo

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  17. Ohhhh la la, I love it. Especially the little Eiffel towers xoxox Clarice

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  18. What a fun trip to Paris we all have visiting your tablescape. Very pretty!

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  19. Great tablescape! Love the black and white...it all is so beautiful!

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  20. Have a lovely and safe trip to Paris! Can't wait to see what kinds of goodies you come back with! ~Katy (Plucky)

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  21. Gasp!!! Be still my heart!! I love your table. The little plates are divine.

    I also collect limoge boxes, so seeing yours grouped together is a special treat for me! Beautiful!

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  22. Mary, that is just lovely!
    I remember when you got those placemats!
    It is all pulled together beautifully...sorry I don't speak French...:)

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  23. Oh, this is so lovely! Everything is just so elegant! I just love the black and white and your beautiful dishes are making me want to go out and buy some more! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  24. I jumped for joy when first laying eyes on your tablescape. I absolutely love everything. But then I have a french love affair going on. Don't tell my hubby. lol. I am in love with your Eiffel Tower plates. I was lucky enough to go to Paris about 6 years ago. I can't wait to return someday. It truly is a magical place as is your tablescape.

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  25. I have loved all the Easter and spring tablescapes, but this was like a breath of fresh air! I especially love your miniature Eiffel Towers!

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  26. Hello Mari...

    Ohhh my...where do I begin? This is truly one of the prettiest tablescapes that I've ever laid my eyes on! Of course, I love everything about Paris...and your fabulous tablescape captured the true beauty and awe of that city!!!

    All of your dishware is fabulous...the pretty black & white Eiffel plates were the icing on the cake though!!! Beautiful table lines...love those black floral napkins! The raised pedistal cloche drew me in first thing...what a lovely collection of miniture Eiffels, etc. You are a very talented lady...and have set a fabulous table...it's absolutely breathtaking!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari

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  27. Hello Mari...

    Ohhh my...where do I begin? This is truly one of the prettiest tablescapes that I've ever laid my eyes on! Of course, I love everything about Paris...and your fabulous tablescape captured the true beauty and awe of that city!!!

    All of your dishware is fabulous...the pretty black & white Eiffel plates were the icing on the cake though!!! Beautiful table lines...love those black floral napkins! The raised pedistal cloche drew me in first thing...what a lovely collection of miniture Eiffels, etc. You are a very talented lady...and have set a fabulous table...it's absolutely breathtaking!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari

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  28. amazing good taste you have! on top of the talent..or is it other way round? :)

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  29. I remember the placemats too and the twoers..I love the cutlery you chose also..Great tablescape M!

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  30. Very classy, everyone has done so well this time with their tables, I have been very impressed.

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  31. Gorgeous! I love this table. A trip to Paris?? Uh, I am trying to wash the green from my face :-) Have a wonderful trip!

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  32. J'adore! It's striking and bold and just absolutely magnifique!

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  33. where do you guys come up with all these plates???


    you gotta have a BIG storage closet!


    kudos to you and have a great trip!

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  34. Table absolument belle de célébration pour envoyer votre ami sur son chemin.
    à la votre, Candy

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  35. What a lovely table. I love the black. The personal touches are wonderful.

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  36. ooh la la, je l'adore!

    bon voyage,
    Lorrie

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  37. Mari,
    This is my first visit to your site, and I feel so lucky I have to pinch myself! This is a show stopper, very nicely done; you have lovely things and know how to arrange them. Total eye candy!
    Cathy~

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  38. ~WOW!~
    This is truly a stunning tablescape.
    I am in awe of every little detail.
    LOVE the fleur-di-lis and the overall color scheme.

    Wonderfull TT!
    ~Melissa :)

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  39. Hello Mari, your Paris tablescape is striking, one of my all time favourites, every detail is perfect. Happy Thursday, Kathy.

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  40. This look SO elegant! Your little Limoge boxes are adorable :)

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  41. What joy..a french table. Everything about it was coordinated to theme and is calling me back to France. Loved it! Peggy from PA

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  42. Everything you've done here is exquisite.I think my favs are of course the color black ,but those lovely napkins.I don't think it all would have the same kick if they were say,just black.Well done...Ann

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  43. How wonderfully elegant your table is!! The black and white is just stunning. All of the things you have collected are so pretty. I love your dishes, napkins, limoge boxes and silver ware.

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  44. Tres Magnifique!
    I don't know where to begin, so great all of it!
    Love the cloche, the plates, all together just so fun. I feel like I am in Paris!
    Linda Q

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  45. I've never been to Paris but after seeing your tablescape I am singing "I Love Paris in the Springtime". The collection of the Limoge Box are beautiful. I love all the intricate detail on them. An elegant tablescape.
    Joyce

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  46. OOH LA LA! Me likey! haha It's so Parisian! Love it! Great job.

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  47. This is absolutely stunning!! Everything about your tablescape is appealing to the eye. You have done a beautiful job, Mari!

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  48. Without a doubt my absolute favorite tablescape EVER!! I am such a Paris freak...love, love, love everything related to it, although I've never been there...yet!! I must have those salad plates! They are gorgeous, as is the entire tablescape..and black and white is my favorite table, anyway! Thanks so much for making my day!!

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  49. Absolutely fabulous tablescape! I loved everything about it. Those plates are so great. Love all of the Eiffel Towers are so pretty. Love that you put some of your collection under the cloche. The chef platter is perfect. The whole tablescape is perfect! laurie

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  50. Beautiful tablescape, I love the Eiffel tower collection! :O) Mary of Boogieboard cottage

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  51. When your post uploaded on my blog and I took my first glance at your first photo....I gasped! OMG...absolutely beautiful! I love anything French and I just love love black and white. Your toile placemats are perfect. Your black plates....sigh!!! Every detail is there...tres chic!

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  52. Wow! This is just absolutely stunning. Wow again!

    JudyBug

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  53. Your table is so lovely and dramatic, Mari. I love the black and white, the little Eiffel towers, everything. I am soooo excited about my trip. Thank you so much for setting the stage.

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  54. How beautiful! I love the black and white. Thank you for sharing!

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  55. SOOO cute!! Like I have said in the past, I would love to see where you store all of your goodies! You really should do a post on that.

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  56. as always, lovely and inspiring. Now I'm going to try those crepes (other post I know) for some visitors next week as I saw strawberries on sale today. the black is so stunning and different in the table setting but you put it together so its charming not depressing. thanks for sharing.

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  57. Wow, what a beautiful tablescape! I love all your special touches. The Eiffel towers inside the cloche is a great display idea! ☺ Diane

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  58. Wow, that's really, really elegant. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Cheers, Andrea

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