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29 June, 2014

Dining Outdoors...French Style

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Dining Outdoors...French StyleI am excited to join our Country French design group this month with a theme that fits perfectly for me…dining outdoors French style…although technically, I suppose I am breakfasting! I love summer mornings and can be found starting almost every day on my patio. It’s still cool and the birds are very busy at the feeders, serenading me with their morning songs.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Dining Outdoors...French Style I set the table with extra care today since I knew you were coming! I’ve used a soft pink toile matelassé coverlet as my tablecloth…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Lunéville Old Strasbourg Rose place setting …and I’m using my favorite French faïence dinnerware…Lunéville Old Strasbourg. It’s so pretty and delicate…perfect for breakfast. But it has special meaning to me because it is manufactured in Lunéville, France…a wonderful little town in the heart of the Lorraine region and only a short distance from the little town where I lived.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Lunéville Old Strasbourg Rose It actually comes in two different patterns starring a rose

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Lunéville Old Strasbourg Tulip …or a tulip. I love the shape and the little scattering of smaller flowers around the rim!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Dining Outdoors...French StyleI have to admit, though, that I have strayed a little from my French theme and added my favorite pink depression glass since it is such a wonderful complement to the pink flowers on the dinnerware. My Red Cliff ironstone coffee pot is doing double duty today as a tea pot. Sorry, my francophile friends…no café au lait this morning!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pink Depression Glass I’ve placed lemon slices on this delicate little pink depression glass bonbon dish…just the perfect size!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Dining Outdoors...French Style And I am sharing one of my newest thrifting finds…a grapey twist-handled butter knife in my favorite silverplate pattern…Rogers Brothers Vintage. It is accompanying another favorite find…this wonderful little vintage roll-top butter dish.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Dining Outdoors...French Style I’ve added a basket to hold French bread and more pink depression glass bowls…

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Dining Outdoors...French Style …filled with fresh peaches and blackberries that I picked up at a North Georgia farm stand yesterday. The peaches will top my cereal and I do believe that the blackberries are destined for a cobbler! ;-)

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Shabby Picnic Basket PlanterBeside the table you can see my shabby picnic basket planter, making its appearance for the fourth year and filled with happy begonias. Beside it is my Walking Iris, finally blooming this summer for the first time after eight years of waiting! :-)

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Vintage French Script Bird Pillow A pair of vintage French script bird pillows that I made last year can be found in the frenchy painted wrought iron chairs. You can see how I did it plus find the free download for the birds here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Dining Outdoors...French Style Here’s a final look. I have to admit that I don’t start every morning like this, but it’s nice to do it occasionally!

Baby Kitty As for Baby Kitty, he has joined my on the patio but is much more interested in the birds at the feeder, as you can see! Don’t worry…he’s too slow to do anything other than just look!

COUNTRY FRENCH DESIGN BUTTONPlease be sure to visit my fellow francophiles to see what they have waiting to share with you! Ahhh…a movable feast, French style!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing my French style breakfast setting! 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 Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Inspire Me Tuesday, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday,   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
See you next time! À la prochaine!

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  1. Wonderful outside table....I could sit for hours and enjoy the company and laughter we'd have!

  2. Yes, mornings are probably a bit cooler here than the evening. That butter knife is the coolest thing. I have never seen one before. I'll just pop in the car and come on over to join you, but I do prefer coffee in the morning. :)

  3. So pretty!! I love all the pieces you have put together for your table outdoors. I love your basket with fruit and your flatware pattern is gorgeous too!

  4. Oh la la Debbie, so chic, so magnifique! Hi not commented for a while but always stop by......from Teresa across the pond. X

  5. such a pretty tablescape Debbie, I love a 'proper' breakfast


  6. What a perfect way to start a summer morning. The blackberries look scrumptious. Just shared some with my pup a bit ago. Coming right over Debbie...

  7. This is gorgeous and makes me want to set an outdoor table!! Love your dishes and the depression glass is a perfect addition to the table. I'm feeling very Frenchy this morning as I sip my cafe au lait!

  8. Beautiful faience, Debbie, and the added pink Depression glass, butter mold & knife top it off nicely. Very pretty!

  9. Ah, how I'd love to join your Country French design group! This is a most lovely setting. Every detail is delightful and the net effect is to make the viewer want to pull up a chair and relax for a bit. The toile matelassé is my favorite touch, but really, the whole thing works so well together. I happen to have posted, just this weekend, some pics of a recent visit to Mougins. If you have time, take a peak: How nice that you've created your own little French oasis at home! A setting like this always makes the meal look all the more enticing... :-)

  10. Very pretty! The pink depression glass looks lovely, as does your shabby basket-love it! I think that is how I originally found your blog! Thank you for sharing.

  11. Debbie, what a gorgeous setting. I love that you incorporated the depression glass and the pillows fit right in. I would love those southern peaches for breakfast.


  12. Such a delightful setting, Debbie. I'd love to join you and linger in your garden. Every detail speaks of your love for special things on your table.

  13. Oh Debbie, it looks fantastic. I sure wish I were there to have a petit dejeune with you. Yummy!!

  14. Now that's the way to start a Summer day. Your table is lovely and the Georgia peaches and blackberries look delicious. Yum. I'm must be slipping because I don't remember your scroll-y chairs. Love their color.

  15. I would love to dine on some croissants at your pretty table!

  16. Debbie,
    I could so~o~o get use to breakfast dining on your patio, dear friend!!!
    Love all the pink depression glass!!!
    Handsome Baby Kitty makes the best company!!!
    As do you, dear friend!!!

  17. I would spend lots of time at this beautiful table.


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie