Tablescape ~ Fleur de Lis and Crowns

Hello and welcome to this weeks Tablescape Thursday!

This teapot, a gift from my friend Jain (Once in a Blue Moon), was the seed for my table inspiration this week. I love all things Fleur de Lis and Crowns so this was a fun one for me to put together.

(Sources are listed at the end of the post)

I set the antique claw foot table in the dining nook with a vaguely autumn theme. Although I set the table with silver and crystal, I wanted a less formal table so I skipped the tablecloth ~ I like this look for a change.

Please pull up a chair and visit for a while~

A verse from Jane Austen ~

A whiff of woodsmoke on the wind,

The first chill in the air ~

The woods just edged in gold,

And without looking at the calendar

We know we've turned the page

And it is September.

Time to air the quilts

Pick bouquets of sunflowers

Light the first fire.

Time to put the 'Sweet'

In "Home Sweet Home"


There is nothing like staying home for real comfort.

~ Jane Austen

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit today!

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"M" Crown Chargers and Plates ~ Home Goods (With thanks again to my special Personal Shopper!)

Cutlery ~ Towel Sterling Silver, "Candlelight" pattern

Napkin rings ~ Fleur de Lis Abstract French Design Napkin Rings

Water Goblets ~ Williams Sonoma at Home

Silverplate Fleur de Lis Place card/ Menu holders ~ Nell Hill

Pedestals beneath pumpkins & pears ~ Nell Hill

Silverplate Soup Tureen ~ Antique

Crystal Champagne Flutes ~ Vintage, unknown pattern

Crystal Salt and Pepper ~ Vintage

Sterling Pepper Mill ~ Vintage

Candles ~ Colonial Candles, of course!
They have been my favorite candle brand for years; I'm so happy to see so many of our tablescaping friends using them. The are exceptional, fine-quality candles.

Please click on the button above to visit Susan's blog
to leave her a nice comment and see a list of all of the fabulous tables this week.


  1. Your table is gorgeous and those "M" plates are wonderful...I see Mari, Monique and maybe Marsha :)

  2. Just beautiful! I love it. I have those napkin rings ; ) Thanks for sharing

  3. Oh, this is just stunning. I LOVE your plates and chargers. They are just fabulous. Your silver and crystal is so beautiful. You have done such a wonderful job of putting everything together. YOur table is truly stunning. Hugs, Marty

  4. Just gorgeous... looks so lovely with the candles.

  5. I love your table! Everything is so elegant and beautiful, and I love the touch of fall with the mini pumpkins. I love fleur-de-lis too.

    By the way, I noticed your next post down. The proscuitto-wrapped nectarines look tasty!

  6. Your table is absolutely perfect. It's one of my favorites ever!

  7. Oh my gosh Miss Mari-

    You are a constant source of inspiration and beauty.

    I need your personal shopper to call me!

    Do you have anything in your archives about your photography or what cameras you like?


  8. More beautiful than any magazine spread or design book....APPLAUSE!!!

  9. Oh Mari!! The up close pictures are so gorgeous!! I wish I were invited to this lovely gathering. I might steal the pumpkin idea for either Halloween dinner or Thanksgiving. Love all of it!

  10. Oh what a fabulous table setting. I love the white on white and the shape of the dishes. It is so elegant with the crowns and fleur de lis.

  11. This table is just pure lovely.

  12. This is so elegant! I love the dishes ... I love it all!


  13. Oh my Lord....somebody come pick me up off the floor!! What an outstanding collection of French themed items. I am pea GREEN with envy over every single scene. Extra special with the unexpected splash of color from the different fruits at each place setting. Just delightful!!

  14. Lovely, and I love that last Jane Austen quote especially, one of my favorites.

  15. Absolutely gorgeous! Lovely, lovely tablescape. the photographs..makes one feel as though he/she is there.

  16. So pretty -- and I love the color of those pumpkins against the white -- beautiful tablespace.

  17. I love this table setting!! The plates, the flatware, the silver!! If I could I would sneek in during the dead of night and dine and gaze til I got my fill. The napkin rings, the tea pot,...I could go on and on. Thank you so much for sharing.

  18. So many French touches. It's just lovely. Your white china looks wonderful on the wooden table top.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  19. Now thats a table baby!
    I did not see those dishes at MY Homegoods! Waaaaaahhhhhh....

  20. Just beautiful...those dishes are to die for my friend...Oh how I wished we had a Home goods closer to me...Now that silver soup turren made my ole heart skip a beat...What an awesome job on this...and I also love your olden table and chairs...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  21. I just love how those cute little pumpkins "pop" against your white plates! Great job. Happy TT to you!

  22. Oh Mari!
    THe dishes are absolutely stunning. I love the crows and the initials on them. How devine! And I truly love the napkin rings, the are so elegant and what a punch to this setting, on the table without a tablecloth. It really pops the woodgrain in the table. I just love it. The tea pot is so precious, it just really tops off the collection. I love the addition of the little pumpkins at each place setting. I am going to remember that, as I so love that little touch of class. Thanks for sharing. Country hugs sweetie, Sherry

  23. Gorgeous! I really like those square chargers and plates! Love everything! Great tablescape!


  24. Wow! What an elegant table! Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Wow. wonderful cutlery and teapot is amazing. it was nice going through your blog. nice pictures

  26. Your table is stunning as is your entire blog...

    I enjoyed my stop at your blog tonight. There are so many new and fun blogs that I am finding everyday. Hope you will stop by and see my new Christmas blog...

  27. I have to tell you, the china against the antique wood table is outstanding! Every detail of this table is perfect! My dream table. Cindy

  28. Mari, your photos are poetry in stills. Thank you for making the blog world a much prettier place.

  29. Just beautiful. I LOVE the pedestal dishes and while I love Nell Hill, I've never seen them on her web site. I'll have to go back and check again. Those will go on my wish list!

    The white against the pumpkin is clean and clear and inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

    - The Tablescaper

  30. Your table is gorgeous, Mari, a visual feast. I've been admiring your silver tureen. And all your crystal too. Thanks for sharing.

  31. Okay- so yu are officialy my number one TT hero! This table setting is so clean, crisp and perfect in every way- Martha Stewart better watch out ! I love the little pumkins on the white and I adore the black and white picture ! True talent

  32. Stunning; one of the best I have seen in a while this georgous.

  33. girl you know i adore your table, gosh we are just 2 peas in a pod on our dishes aren't we! i love your pedestals and tureen, 2 things i suppose i will find myself shopping for soon! the table is gorgeous, i KNEW you would make them proud! mmmmmmmmmmm is right!

  34. That quote is ever so true for me. Staying home is the real comfort. I like that. I am in LOVE with your table. You take such gorgeous photographs. Your chairs are to die for. Your table settings are perfection. When I click to visit you, I know I'm in for a culinary and viewers delight!

  35. Oh, how I covet your crown teapot!
    Your tablescape is absolutely breathtaking. It might sound repetitive, but it is just shear elegance.


  36. Magazine Mary.. Magazine..You and Jain are the dish divas for certain..I cannot believe I have 4 small M's packed away for me too:)

    She talked me into them:)

    And I just happen to have 2 FDL on hand:)
    Grateful in Canada~

  37. An absolutely stunning table!! I am in awe!! Love all the fleur de lis and silver pieces.

    So glad I stopped by...


  38. I love ALL of it! Beautiful, elegant...STUNNING! Amazing tablescape. Then I LOVE white dishes.

  39. Well a tablescape that makes me almost speechless--awesomely beautiful!! WOW!

  40. Stunning! Elegant! Gorgeous...really, I can't find enough words. Beautiful!!!!

  41. Do I dare say that this is my favorite tablescape :-) It would makes me feel like a princess for the day sitting at that lovely table.

  42. Sorry I'm late arriving. Life has been coming at me fast so I didn't get a table done for this week. Hope to be back next week with something to share. Your fall table is absolutely perfect. I too adore crowns and
    fleur de lys and you have used them so eloquently. Nell Hll is one of my favorite sources. The little individual pedestals with the pumpkins and pears along with the beautiful chargers and plates is stunning. I agree that no table cloth is needed. It is all so perfect! ~ Sarah

  43. I think this is my very favoritist (that is a word) tablescape ever!

  44. Stunning....absolutely stunning!!!
    The plates are beautiful... And I love your use of pumpkins and pears.

    Thank you for sharing your lovely photos.

    Jane (Artfully Graced)

  45. Mari...this is stunning, especially with candlelight!

    My maiden name begins with "M"...maybe I should run out to Homegoods...(don't you love how I can rationalize this??) Was this a recent purchase?



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