Monday, May 30, 2011

See You In Paris Tablescape

Yes, we are off today, but I wanted to post a table for
the week before I left.  Obvioiusly no restaurant tables
are going to look like this, but it has been fun playing
with photos and food while preparing for our trip.

Chartreuse, black and white make up this pretty
table celebrating our upcoming trip to Paris and Italy.

The table was inspired by these lovely lilies placed
in a purse shaped vase.  

Of course the purse is perfect
to showcase shopping in Paris.  You
can see the handles of the green glass
purse peeking through here.

I have also added a little mannequin to
represent shopping!

 A little fleur de lys on the table is
also perfect.

Square shaped plates were layered over a 
chartreuse woven placemat and a square black
charger.  The green evokes feelings of spring.

The green bubble glasses fit perfectly.

Lilies are so lovely and last so long.

We need a small Eiffel Tower to add to the table.

And how about a beautiful artichoke placed
in a square ramekin to top everything off.

We even have a chartreuse candle in this beautiful
metal candleholder with a little fleur de lys on top.

Now I think it is perfect! 

I hope to be able to connect to the internet
and have power to my computer without
frying it!  

Wish me luck!  I will post all I can and if
not, I will see you when I return.

I will be posting this with


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. *AMAZING*!! I love the colors .. so spring-y ..yet so class-y.
    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!

    Great job ...Betty

  2. Another outstanding table! I have a little jewelry mannequin in my bedroom, now I know I can also use her as part of a centerpiece! Happy and safe travels to you and your family! xo,

  3. Great table, love the colors and pretty designs on the plates! Have fun Jacqueline:@)

  4. YOU are going to have a blast. THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE PARIS LINK PARTY! Come back with much to tell!!! Anita

  5. just lovely..that candle holder is so neat and the plates..the eiffel tower....well just EVERYTHING is amazing! Take care.

  6. Simply lovely :)
    You've got me craving an artichoke!

  7. Exquisite. Fresh. Vibrant.
    I pray that you have an AMAZING journey!


  8. Are you going to Paris now??? without me??? o no !!..enjoy have fun

  9. Gorgeous table! I'm praying for you in your travels AND OH How I look forward to your posts when you return to "Take us Away with you"!!! Have Oodles of Fun,Fun,Fun!!!!!!!!!!
    Big Hugs to you,

  10. Beautiful table. Great lines to the plates, and the designs and colors are perfect. Wonderful lilies, stemware and vase.

  11. Jacqueline, only you would be working on a table while packing for a trip to Europe. What fun! Love the color combo and the Frenchy details. Sending hugs and wishes for a fabulous trip. Travel safely. ~ sarah

  12. Bon voyage!!! Have a fantastique trip...we know you will! I can't wait to hear about your adventures...and to see more of your beautiful decorating skills like this tablescape here.

  13. thanks for the parting gift and happy trails to you!

  14. Take lots of Paris pictures...I miss it! Your tablescape is the green and black and all the little details. peggy from pa

  15. Great table to precede the trip! Love les artichauts on the table. they pick up the green in the placemmat perfectly. Lilies are so pretty. Have a safe trip, praying for travel mercies and your safe return.

  16. The tables cape is so lovely! Enjoy your trip!

  17. What a gorgeous table! I can't believe you found time to create such a lovely tablescape and still pack for your trip! Have a fabulous time! ~Delores

  18. I've missed so many of your posts recently, your blog is like a getaway...a much needed getaway!

  19. Gorgeous colors and great accessories. Love the table.Have a fun vacation

  20. The black white and green are gorgeous! Beautiful table!!

  21. Love your color combinations and your fun Paris inspired table.

  22. So amazing.

    So inspired.

    This week is my second blog-aversary and I'm hosting a "Where do you keep it all?" party on Sunday. I'd love to have you join me.

    - The Tablescaper

  23. I love those colors together! I adore everything about this table, it's gorgeous!!

  24. Such a wonderful bon voyage tablescape for your trip to Paris. I hope that you have great success while shopping...perhaps Marche aux Puces? Looking forward to sharing in your adventures....I love France. I've always wanted a little place in France...maybe Fountainebleu...LOL. Cherry Kay

  25. A very pretty table -- and you might be surprised at the pretty tables you'll find in Paris!!! We always take our camera when we go out when we're on holiday. You never know!!!

  26. Your table is absolutely beautiful! Have a fabulous time in Paris!

  27. Paris ! I love the whole table, the white flowers are so pretty, I can almost smell them. I must go french for a party theme some time. Beautiful !! Jules ♥

  28. This is hands down one of my favorite color combinations and I have yet to create a tablescape of my own using them - thanks for sharing yours. I'm so inspired!

  29. Love, love, love this color combination! Very Beautiful table.


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