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TABLESCAPE THURSDAY - French Country Flair

Hey, it's TABLESCAPE THURSDAY again! Don't you just love this weekly get-together? I do! Thanks to Susan at Between Naps On The Porch. To see more lovely and inspired tables pop over for a visit. This week I'm showing a little French Country Flair. I brought out some Roosters, Toile and Red, Black and Cream! They are the perfect elements for this French Country breakfast table. Cream placemats, Toile napkins, Ivory plates and Toile bread or fruit plates from Williams Sonoma set the table with French flair. Clear and Ruby crystal goblets and juice glasses add the sparkle. Flatware with Bamboo handles completes my placesettings.

Love this distressed white Rooster. I've had him for many years. Usually he sits on my counter but for today he's made his way to my breakfast table.
This spotted Rooster was a gift from my SIL, Teresa. Thanks, T!
Red, Black and Cream are so FRENCH to me. Red roses were the obvious choice for my centerpiece.

These bamboo handles are rugged yet refined. I've used them with my best china and I've used them with paper plates! These Toile napkins also came from Williams Sonoma. They are luncheon size but they work just fine for breakfast.
My clear juice glasses came from Dollar Tree. I've had the Ruby Crystal Goblet for several years. I have 8 in all and usually they only make their way out of the cabinet at Valentine's Day and Christmas. But I liked the way they added glamour to this table.
This salad / bread / dessert Toile patterned plate came from Williams Sonoma. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the pattern and colors! See the little Rooster?
I think I will serve Eggs Benedict, Crisp Bacon and warm, flaky Croissants with fresh squeezed Orange Juice and fresh Melon. Hmmm!
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I hope you've enjoyed this week's French Country Flair. Until I see you again,
Happy Table Setting!
~Alisa










39 comments:

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Looks great Alisa! I'll be over for breakfast!

marty39 said...

I am so in love with the roosters. They are both just gorgeous. I havn't seen the toile plates, but they are stunning. I do think it looks realy "frenchy". What a fun tablescape. Hugs, Marty

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful tablescape Alisa! I love the toile and the centerpiece. Love it all! Very French Country!

Tammy518 said...

I love French Country and I love red, so I'm crazy about your tablescape! The breakfast sounds yummy too!

Mary said...

OMG, toile plates -- LOVE them! Actually, I love the entire table, from the rooster centerpiece to the bamboo flatware, to the ruby goblets. Beautiful!

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

I love French Country and this definetlyn is that!! So pretty~love the red! You always have such a great tablescapes! I also wanted to make sure you knew I am having my first giveaway! A very Fun, Whimsy Signature Birdie Bag and 2nd prize a yummy cupcake pincushion! Please stop by so you can enter! Have a great night!

Hugs to you,
~Victoria~

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

I had to laugh...lol, my definitely was so bad in my last post!! Forgot my spell check that time! :)

Katy said...

Absolutely adorable tablescape! I love the sophistication and elegance of the french country look you've set here, the black, cream and red set it off beautifully! Very well done! Love your blog...~Katy (PLucky)

xinex said...

What a lovely tablescape, Alisa! I love the spotted rooster and the toile dishes, so Frenchy and so pretty! Actually, I like everything on the table...Christine

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love, love. love those plates! This is all so elegant chic!

Shelia said...

Alisa! What a gorgeous table! Of course I love your roosters, being the roosteraholic tht I am! Those toile looking plates are beautiful! You've outdone yourself today!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :0

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Love those red toile plates, and you have some wonderful roosters! Great tablescape. laurie

Sandy said...

Hi Alisa! Love the red and the roosters :)

And I love eggs benedict - yum! :)

Sandy said...

Hi Alisa! Love the red and the roosters :)

And I love eggs benedict - yum! :)

Chandy said...

Love the colors and the roosters are all so cool! Quite frenchy!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Sounds and looks delightful! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely tablescape. The colors are so crisp and clean.

Charla

Michelle said...

Beautiful combination! You really can't beat B&W!

Patty said...

I LOVE those plates and the roosters!! Very very nice.

The Stylish House said...

Alisa,
I love the center piece you combined for this tablescape. The red floral arrangement and roosters truly is striking! ~Cathy~

"Blossom" said...

That white rooster is to die for.
Everything on this table is so pretty and I do really like the toile with it. White, red and black are beafutiful together.

Southerncook said...

Beautiful French themed table setting. I too am a Rooster fan and yours are gorgeous. I'll have to do a French themed table setting very soon for TT to share my roosters. You have inspired me.

Carolyn

redsoxmom said...

Alyssa,
So many wonderful things about this table that are my favorites--toile, roosters, etc., etc. Love it all. As usual, beautiful job. By the way, I didn't see your link on the TT page at Between Naps on the Porch, did I miss it? Just an FYI

Blessings,
Linda

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Alyssa, this looks so pretty! Your breakfast sounds wonderful too! Kristen

Cynthia said...

WOW, What a lovely table. Everything looks perfect together. Thanks for sharing and have a great day!

A Touch of Country said...

love the cream, black & red! Very crisp!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Oh, What time is breakfast??? Save me a spot at your beautiful table and for a breakfast that sounds very tasty, indeed! Love the centerpiece! I believe this is my favorite tablescape you have put together! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

Zoey said...

What a great breakfast table. I love that centerpiece!

Maryrose said...

Hi Alisa,
Lovely table. I love the red, cream and black also. Very french. And oh, how handsome are those roosters. Perfect touch.
~Maryrose

ceekay said...

So pretty. I love the red with the black and white chickens. Very rich looking. Toile is perfect! Enjoy!!

Scribbler said...

This is very pretty -- a treat for the eyes.

Scribbler

Lisa said...

Beautiful table! The toile plates are lovely.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

It's so pretty!!!

Melissa Miller said...

Oops! :)
I saw this tablescape the other day and forgot to comment Alisa.

It is stunning!
I absolutely adore the red plates and the flowers.
The white rooster is a
handsome one. I really like the french country look of them in all white. You have inspired me. I am officially on the hunt...:)

I hope all is well with you my friend and you are enjoying the great weather.
It's really nice out before it gets too hot
isn't it.

~Have a wonderfully blessed weekend.
~Melissa :)

Déjà View Designs said...

Absolutely stunning!!! I want to make my table pretty now. You are so very gifted.

Miss Janice said...

love your french country tablescape!

Linda said...

Hi Alisa,
I am still catching up on tablescapes this week.
LOVE everything about yours. Especially the red! Always love red! Those toile plates, oh my !
Thanks for sharing, lovely.
Linda Q

Chari said...

Hi Alisa...

Oooh...what a lovely French Country breakfast tablescape!!! I love the place settings...especially the red toile fruit plates!!! But I must admit that it was your fabulous centerpiece that caught my eye!!! What a beautiful floral arrangement...it's so tall and regal...yet so whispy and light!!! And of course you have to have roosters when doing a French Country table...they're charming, my friend!!!

Beautiful...absolutely beautiful!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Alisa, I just adore your plates and roosters! Great table!

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

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