CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Country French New Year I am so excited because it’s time for our monthly share from our Country French Design group…and this time the subject is tables! I have to confess that most of the tables in my home are family antiques and are not actually French. But since it’s almost New Year’s Eve I decided to share my tablescape which definitely has a French accent! It's rustic and simple and stars lots of texture with a generous helping of frenchiness!



CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Country French New Year And here it is! I started with a nubby painter’s drop cloth as a tablecloth and layered on my ruffled burlap table runner.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Country French New Year In the center is my favorite French galvanized container, a gift from a sweet friend, filled with lots of fresh greenery from the yard and a trio of cream candles. Tiny tartlet tins holding tea lights add a Scandinavian air, I think.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Country French New Year Don’t you just love how these little gems reflect the candlelight?

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Country French New YearMercury glass votive holders twinkle among the cypress branches that serve as a sort of natural table runner. And I have a secret that I am sharing…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Country French New Year These wonderful candle holders came from Dollar Tree! Yep…can you believe it? And they are just as pretty as the more expensive ones!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Country French New Year A burlap bow ties the branches together at the centerpiece, topped off with a mercury glass acorn ornament…a Walmart find from a few years ago.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Country French New Year At each place is a pewter-look charger and my favorite go-to plates, Felice by Chris Madden…a thrift store find at $10 for a set for four. I am using my pewter flatware…Octette by Gorham…and the matching goblets, along with some thrift store wine glasses. The over-sized French script napkins are actually tea towels that I found at World Market…love them!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Country French New YearAt each place is a handmade New Year’s Eve party cracker. It’s very simple…just a paper towel tube cut into 4 inch sections and covered with a French script paper guest towel that I found at Jo-Ann’s several years ago. I tucked a lottery ticket and some imported candy inside each of them, then tied them off with a bit of organdy ribbon. Mine don’t actually pop but I found directions for making some that do here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Country French New Year And there you have it…my Country French New Year’s tablescape! It will remind me of welcoming in the New Year with my French friends in a little village in Lorraine not so long ago. It's one of my favorite memories.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT The StaffAnd now…the staff says to take some time this week to rest up before the excitement of New Year’s Eve…always the rule of the day for them no matter the time of year!

And just in case you missed any of my posts on previous topics in our Country French Design series, here they are…

COUNTRY FRENCH DESIGN BUTTON Also head on over to visit these beautiful blogs from my very talented fellow Francophiles to see the wonderful Country French tables they have to share with you!




Thanks for stopping by! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants. 
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday , Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for the Show and Share Party , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Inspire Me Monday, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays ,   French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday
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