Thursday, June 26, 2014

Provencal Tablecloth Inspiration

Sunflowers are happy aren't they? I've wanted to use my provencal tablecloth from Avignon for a while. Since this is the sunflower season it was time.



I bought the sunflowers at Costco for a great price but should have gotten two bundles.
 Each bundle had a dozen stems so I thought with large blossoms one bundle would be enough. You can't see the back of the arrangement and it isn't bad but two dozen stems would be better. I will know next time.
I love the cheery feel of the flowers on my table. The blue stems were purchased at an estate sale, the olive jar and bread board at Scott's Antique Market and the dishes none else but Wal-Mart. The napkins are old and I can't remember where they came from and the silverware I have used a dozen times from William Sonoma. I almost forgot the chargers came from World Market.
This tablescape has been in my mind for several years now. My original plan was to set a table in front of a local sunflower field I admired for several years. Well, my plans could not come to fruition because the field I had my eye on was not planted this year. LOL!

Sunflowers were one of Vincent van Gogh's favorite subjects. They are called tournesols in French because their faces always turn with the course of the sun.
Read more about Van Gogh's sunflowers here. Do a search on Pinterest and you will find so many beautiful images.

One of my good friends just returned from Provence and saw the lovely sunflowers there.

View a beautiful sunflower field below.
Sunflower field at sunset in Maryland.

Linking to: Tablescape Thursday, Seasonal Sunday's.

20 comments:

  1. You have set the PERFECT provincial table - seriously it's absolutely perfect. Well done, love it.

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  2. You can never have too many sunflowers Bonnie! Your table looks straight out of Tuscany, and perfect for summer!
    Jenna

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  3. Seriously...that tablecloth and the sunflowers have taken my breath away. Love it all!

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  4. I love sunflowers. I've got to pick me up some for my July 4 display. I'm a little late, I know. The table is fabulous.

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  5. Such a cheery table...blue and yellow makes anyone smile. Beautiful tablecloth...and yes, the sunflowers are, too.
    Have a wonderful weekend, Bonnie.

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  6. I think if I ate a meal at this table, it would be the happiest part of my month! So cheerful and colorful. Every detail has been seen to. I don't think it even matters what is served, this is just beautiful.

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  7. And now I know to get two bundles of Sunflowers. That table makes me wish for a bottle of red wine, a classic baguette with butter and a seat at your lovely table!

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  8. Gorgeous! What a stunning tablecloth, and the sunflowers are perfect with it! Now I'm feeling the urge to go buy a BUNCH of sunflowers for my table. Blue and yellow look wonderful together, don't they?

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  9. Hello Bonnie, I love your provencal table it is so inviting and summery. I am sure you could photoshop a field of sunflowers in behind your table. Is'nt it frustrating when you know you should have bought more of something. Never mind if you get some more it will make your table look different next time. Have a lovely weekend, with love, Linda x

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  10. As you might remember, Proven├žal linens are among my favorites and nothing brightens a table more than sunflowers.

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  11. Lovely blog Bonnie! Just found you through Stephanie's 4th of July post! Your tablescape is so pretty! I love that quilt! My angel was also featured! So nice of Stephanie to include us in her beautiful blog!
    New follower here as well.
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog.blogspot.com

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  12. Your table is beautiful Bonnie, and it definitely looks very provencal to me! The table cloth is especially lovely and the sort of thing that I would like to have one day. Sunflowers are so amazing aren't they the way that they turn, and they look great on your table as well! xx

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  13. What a gorgeous table, dear Bonnie! I love the way you accessorize and use colors together. Happy weekend to you!

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  14. Yes, your linen is beautiful, love the colors and print, along with the gorgeous dishes, stems and tablescape you created on top of it!
    Looks just perfect for the 4th. celeb!
    Have a great weekend.
    FABBY

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  15. So, so pretty!!!! I understand the whole thing about a tablescape ruminating in your head for a year+. I do that all the time. There are just not enough hours in a day and certainly there's not enough energy in my body to churn out all the tablescapes that come to mind, so a lot get put on the back burner. WAY on the back burner!!! I'm glad this one of yours finally saw the light of day because it's both charming and pretty.

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  16. Sunflower love Bonnie! Your tablecloth is swoon worthy and the perfect foundation for your table! I wish we had a Costco nearby :)

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  17. I love sunflowers! They really are so fresh and cheerful. I agree, that looking at a sunflower field is fantastic too! I've seen some in my area before and I always stop to gaze. They would be make a great backdrop for a photoshoot. Love your table setting. It's perfect for a French feeling.

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  18. Bonnie, what a pretty table! I love the French feel and look of it. The sunflowers add such a cheerful presence and just make me smile. I love those pretty stemware and the Wal Mart dishes go perfectly. I'd feel like I was dining in France. Happy 4th to you!

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  19. Oh, this is just so lovely and. . .HAPPY! I do love some sunflowers and blue is a beautiful compliment to them for sure!

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  20. Bonnie, this really captures Provence! My husband and I went in 2010 and would love to return! I bought a lovely Proven├žal cloth in Sete which was a beautiful little village! Loved everything about your table! Blessings!

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