Hello and welcome to my corner of the Pacific Northwest ~
Please come stay for a while while we take a look at the table I've set for you.
I hope you like it.
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Shorter days and a noticeable nip in the morning air is an indication our days of dining outdoors will soon be finished for the year.
We're compelled to take full advantage while the weather cooperates.
This time I chose a bit of a French-country theme, a couple of new dinner plates provided the inspiration for a leisurely lunch setting on the back lawn.
Nothing like taking a picture of a tablesetting to see the obvious flaws (which I should have checked for before taking these shots.)
You see, the property is on a mild slope, but that is no excuse for the tablecloth which I now can see was quite askew. Ooops.
I thank you very much for coming by to visit, I hope you had a nice visit.
I would be thrilled if you would be so kind as to leave a comment so I know who visited and can come visit your blog, too!
For you first time visitors, you can find all of this weeks Tablescape Thursday participants over at dear Susan's fabulous blog ~
Once again, thank you so much for so generously and tirelessly hosting us Susan! You're a jewel. xo
Tablecloth and Rooster Napkins ~ Williams-Sonoma
Dark Blue Napkins ~ Xlochi
Rectangular wooden tray with handles ~ Nell Hill
Dark brown scalloped chargers ~ Neiman Marcus/Horchow
Dinner plates ~ Ross
Blue handled flatware ~ Macys (from long ago)
Rooster Salt & Pepper ~ Italian, from Williams-Sonoma
Water goblets ~ Big Lots
Short wine tumblers ~ French from Decorative Country Living
Grungy Metal Rooster Sculpture ~ Valerie Parr Hill
Tall French wire basket-stand ~ Local vintage-goods store
Living Bay Tree Topiary ~ from a local nursery about 2 years ago
Sunflower postcard ~ Martha Stewart by Mail (years ago)
Rooster ceramic tile and small coaster/plates ~ Portugal ; local gift shop
Cellar Rats or "Rat de Cave" Iron Candlestick Holders (Winery cellar Candle holders) ~ are from France a few years ago*
Blue earthenware crock ~ from France a few years ago
* I think I've found a current source for you -- HERE
You may be interested in the history of these objects ~ you can read all about it
at Burgundy Online (clickable link.)