Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Paris Blues Table

I just had to do something that seemed like I was 
still in Paris.  What a lovely city and unlike so
many reports, we couldn't have been treated
better.  We had no problem getting around and
everyone was so kind.

I decided to put together a table with my
lovely pale aqua blue pieces.  The centerpiece
is this gorgeous detailed pitcher filled with
Peace roses from my garden.

This handle is just wonderful with its
twists and turns.

I had to give you a closeup 
of the detailing on 
on the front and back of the pitcher.

The pale aqua plates are featured in a
monochromatic stack today.

The fleur de lys reminds me of Paris.

Gorgeous aqua bubble glasses are added
to the table to pick up the color scheme.

My ornate silver plated flatware are
perfect for this table.

I used large damask tea towels in place
of placemats today.  They are aqua on aqua.

Tall votive cups in mercury silver top the 
plate stacks.  They also feature the
beautiful fleur de lys. 

This shot shows the wonderful spout
on the ceramic pitcher.

Another Peace rose in a small silver
votive adds some height interest
to the center of the table.

The table today was set up in the
garden gazebo.  It is finally a lovely
summer day.

Just a little fun with shadows as the light

We finish with a fun overhead shot of the 
plates and the mercury glass.

I hope you enjoyed the pale aqua
blues of this table.  It is such a restful color.

Everything but the silver plated flatware
was from Tai Pan.
The flatware is from Horchow.

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. Oh favorite beautiful! :D

  2. Peace roses are exquisite. Your tablescape is so elegant and has a happy feel. I love thinking of Paris. I love it too. Love the aqua and damask. China is lovely.I like what you put together for this tablescape.

  3. I love this table! The blues are so pretty and fresh. I love a formal table set up outside. Your gazebo is such a pretty feature of your back yard. Joni

  4. Your roses are amazing. I love that variety myself. I also love your blue and white color scheme.. so cool and yet so French! Great fun visiting such a lovely table.. Many blessings, marlis

  5. absolutely STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Jacqueline,
    This is so restful and gorgeous! My grandmother's favorite rose was the "peace" rose! Thank you for sharing the shades of Aqua...Paris is an intriquing city, indeed!

  7. Where do I begin? This table is exqusite! I love EVERYTHING... form the tablelinens to the centerpiece.
    But the thing that made my jaw drop was your silverware! Oh my that is GORGEOUS! What a beautiful and memorable table!

  8. Love that blue!!! your table setting is beautiful ... we had a lovely time on our trip to Paris last year and found everyone friendly and helpful, can't wait to return... visiting from Between Naps on the Porch ..xo HHL

  9. Jacqueline, Paris is always a good idea! Love the aquas of this table and the dishes are gorgeous with their wonderful borders. I wish for a Tia Pan to come our way. It seems to be a great resource.
    My post today features aqua from Vietri. ~ Sarah

  10. Tres bien! Votre table semble belle!.. I still remember a LITTLE of my High School "Francais"! LOL!.. Translation? "Very good! Your table looks beautiful!" Hope you and yours are enjoying these first days of Summer! ~tina

  11. Jacqueline this is an amazing table. You have inspired me. I might just make next weeks table aqua in colour.

    I must say though, that your silverware is exquisite, I sadley have nothing as gorgeous as that. What is the make and pattern?


  12. So lovely - the touches of aqua and cream.

    - The Tablescaper

  13. This looks better than I had in Paris! I'm coming for lunch

  14. Love the blue plates, I have them as well! The table setting turned out stunning, cant get over how much I love the silver glasses.

  15. I adore 'Fleur de Lis" and this is quite stunning and makes me wish I was back in Paris as well....sigh. Just want to wonder around The Maris taking photos of old buldings...sigh..long sigh...Glad to land here via Tablescapes as am new to blogging!


  16. Oh, yes! Your table does take one to Paris! And your Peace roses are gorgeous! I want some of those! Everything is just lovely!


  18. Oh dearest, nothing like BLUE to liven everything up. And Paris is splendid and its people are super. When I was there, I could not have been treated any better and my husband agreed. They were in many ways much kinder than NYC or even Boston, where I lived! VIVE PARIS!

    Lovely, lovely.


  19. i love fdl, and i love aqua... so you can guess i am pretty happy! your lighting on some of the shots are show stoppers, just beautiful~

  20. I love the aqua color. Your plates are show stoppers!!!! Beautiful!

  21. just beautiful! i love that pitcher, anne

  22. Your tablescape and your photography are spectacular! I just bought my first dslr and my new goal is to take photos that will turn out like yours! The pitcher, plates, votives, flatware - all, just perfection. Thanks for sharing!

  23. That is beautiful! The colors are so lovely, the plates and glasses are wonderful.
    I just ordered a fleur de lis cookie cutter. I am glad you had a good experience in France. My son was there in Dec on business. While dining with the associates in a so called upscale restaurant, someone stole his new coat. It left a bad taste in his mouth and a chill too, as it was snowing! The restaurant called the police, not at his request that is for sure. They were not very pleasant and expressed their dislike for Americans. I know in NY they wouldn't call the police for a stolen coat, I don't know what the restaurant thought they would do. Perhaps they should have had a more diligent person in the coat room! :)

  24. I love the aqua! Your table is so beautiful and I love the photos with the light changing.
    It's good to hear you were treated so well:) I know a Frenchman and he told me quite a different story.

  25. It is all so beautiful...I love the detail on your plates!
    Your blog is such a "happy place" of mine.
    Have a super weekend.

  26. I imagine that lunch on the gazebo with such a lovely setting would be a treat!

  27. Bonjour Jacqueline,
    Super this lovely table
    Harmonie chic
    I lve it
    Have a nice week-end

  28. Scrumpdillyicious! The aqua and mercury glass are wonderful. Thank you for sharing your beautiful design. Cherry Kay


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