Monday, July 11, 2011

A French Setting

Let's go to France for dinner! I would like to share with you today this beautiful, contemporary tablesetting sent to us by Henri for our enjoyment!

This is a Maritime-inspired tablescape, perfect for summer entertaining.
Predominant colors are turquoise and white, with a splash of orange.
The white tablecloth is used with papyrus table runners, which run the width of the table.  The texture and color brighten the table, to the surprise and delight of guests!

Round vases with gray nugget-like rocks hold a sand bucket, flip flops, miniature parasol, shell, deck chairs, and candle! 

Place setting, love the napkin fold!  Not sure if you can see, but the knife rests on a white shell.

Flip flop on glass!

Thanks, Henri, for sharing this lovely table with us!!  For more on this tablescape and others, visit Henri here!  See you soon!!


  1. Exquisite! Love the shade of blue and the details.

  2. Wow! I would love to sit down to dinner at that table. Quite unique.

  3. Wonderful details! I like the turquoise with a splash of orange. Thanks for sharing this fun table. ~ Sarah

  4. What a wonderful, playful but beautiful table!!! The details in the vases are terrific! I wonder where they found them! The blue color is fabulous! Love the runners too! Thanks for sharing this! XO, Pinky

  5. How I love the bright aqua with the bit of orange against the starkness of the white. Gorgeous!

  6. Marvellous !!!!!!!!!!!
    Colour combinations are excellent !!!

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  7. I love the napkin boats. I am a new follower.

  8. Hello everyone, I am Henri, if you have any questions about the table settings, please tell me.

    I would be pleased to answer. I also encourage you to visit our facebook page, with many table setting pictures similar to this one:

    Of course you can find them on the blog as well:

    See you soon!

  9. What a unique very nautical! Unique napkin folds, too! Thanks for sharing it! And thanks for entering the giveaway! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

  10. How incredibly creative! Lots & lots of cute ideas! Cool napkin folds, love the flip-flop on the glass rim & I have WIDE pink stuff that I could use in the same manner as his blue netting. ooooo, I'm saving this page!
    I used to own a BIG fish bowl like that & I sold it at a garage sale. Dang it! Stuff like that is why I never throw anything away anymore.

    Thanks so much. Now I'm off to check out who Henri is.

  11. Wow, great tablescape! I love those decorated round vases...just adorable! The turquoise glass dishes are so pretty and I love the boat shaped napkin! Very contemporary and clean lined- a nice change!

  12. Soooo pretty! Love the colors and those runners. So cool to the sight even if it is over 90 degrees outside...Christine

  13. Did you create the table runner? Or where did you buy that table runner from? Thanks!