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Vive la France!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


We have made a change in our breakfast room.  We now have the table and chairs that match our Welsh Cupboard, and I really love the maple butcher block top.  I also like the French ladder back chairs.



Every Bastille Day I like to decorate, but this year we were in Cincinnati.  So yesterday I set a fun French-inspired table for breakfast.  It was Shelley's school registration day, so we had to get up early.  :(

Sunflowers will always remind me of sunny Provence.  Nothing is new on the table other than the Bon Appetit napkin rings I bought on sale at Williams-Sonoma. Breakfast was not that special...only fresh berries and toast.  I will bake a nice coffee cake later in the week.





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Ricki Jill


  1. HI RJ! Oh, my goodness, your table is gorgeous and that hutch with all of those precious dishes just makes my heart skip a beat! :) Love it.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. That is beautiful! When we drove through the countryside of France, I remember fields and fields of sunflowers. People say that wheat fields look like a sea of gold, but those don't hold a candle to fields of sunflowers. It's my favorite memory of France, actually. Thanks for the reminder. :)

  3. RJ, I love your hutch full of MC, awesome! And what a lovely tablescape. The anthro vase is perfect with your MC. Love the flowers, place mats and napkins. What a beautiful way to start the day and send your daughter off to registration day at school. Beautiful, beautiful.

    The French Hutch

  4. The flowers are so cheerful and sunny. It all looks beautiful.

  5. Very pretty! Your new table and chairs are gorgeous, just my style! And your dishes are lovely. Very French!


  6. What a fun tablescape! And that hutch - oh my!! Swoon...

  7. Ooh la la Mackenzie Magnifique!

  8. Just beautiful! Love the yellow and blue and those napkin rings!

  9. I love your table and chairs! Your hutch looks so nice with your colorful dishes! What a great pattern they have! Love your placemats and your "let them eat cake" bowl! Those flowers are so cheerful too! That's a great way to start a day, even if it is a rushed one!

  10. Oh, my, is it a treat to see your hutch full of Taylor Ceramics. And I had a big smile when I saw your "Let Them Eat Cake" piece from Anthropologie. A friend recently gave me a gift card to Anthroologie, and I knew immediately what I wanted to get. I've admired Molly Hatch's work since first seeing it at Anthropologie. I came home with this one and her Make Do piece. I've added them to our living room book shelves, but I'm working on a tablescape to feature these. Thanks for sharing this table and your hutch full of delight! ~ Sarah

  11. Ricki I am so jealous. I love the harvest table and ladder back chairs. Wow your kids go back to school early, Ours go back Sept 4th.

  12. Oh How BEAUTIFUL!!! You are so much better than Martha Stewart!

  13. Love your table and chairs and tablescape. Your centerpiece is really beautiful. I love blue and yellow. Are you going to paint the centerpiece?

  14. That is one lovely table, sweet friend! Your center arrangement is beautiful, & I love your new table and chairs -- all so charming!


  15. Wow you really set the bar high!!! This is adorable you have the cutest accessories with the cutest tableware I am smitten and would love to come for a meal even berries and toast on that table sound F A B A L O U S!!!

  16. Oh Wow! Just beautiful! I love the centerpiece and those dishes are to die for. Looks like a wonderful tablescape. Thanks for stopping by with your lovely comments. Have a great weekend.


  17. Love your table, it's beautiful. The table setting is lovely. Love the flowers too!

  18. Love the new table. Ladder back chairs are some of my favorites.

  19. Love your new furniture! And you topped it with such a wonderful, cheery setting. Just beautiful!

  20. Such a lovely table setting! Love you hutch with all the the beautiful dishes - yummy :)
    Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  21. What a beautiful centerpiece and I love the King's saying: Let them Eat Cake. Your entire table is charming. Your hutch is terrific with all the lovely dishes! Happy Seasonal Sunay.

  22. What a beautiful table! Love the dishes and the centerpiece! A beautiful hutch too!

  23. Great table and beautiful dishes, love the blue color. Your hutch is also just as beautiful. Great job.


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