When we were shopping for things for her townhouse, she gravitated towards French Country design, shown by these expertly painted and distressed table and chairs. Together with an additional two chairs and a table leaf, they came to about $300 at the vintage store. The newly replaced seat coverings were perfect for J.
The room is painted a lovely sherbet color, complemented by her favorite flowers: sunflowers.
So naturally, sunflowers are the centerpiece of her table.
Daughter J selected Fiestaware in bold Poppy and Cobalt for her dishes. She received several place settings as Christmas and birthday gifts and can now set a pretty table for eight, although I've only done a table for four here.
I love the way the two colors work together.
Under the stack I used square placemats and napkins in a vibrant print whose colors match the dishes almost perfectly. They were found by serendipity last year; I don't recall who the linens are made by.
Her flatware is a stainless set inherited from my parents. By coincidence, it too has a French country feel.
J splurged on a set of stemless wine glasses from Crate and Barrel that go well with the glasses we had gotten for a party years ago.
There's always a lot of light streaming in through the French doors.
They have a great view out the doors!
It's a lovely place to call home.
Altogether a fun way to spend a morning!