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31 December, 2019

A Country French New Year

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Country French New Year It’s New Year’s Eve and, here at my house, the plans are still in the works. Sooo...in the meantime, I decided to share my New Year's tablescape from several years ago. It's one of my favorite posts from my Country French design series and it 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.

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

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4 comments:

  1. Debbie,
    Oh, I do love your centerpiece!
    The mixture of galvanized items with mercury glass is exquisite!
    The French Script Tea Towels from World Market are a stunning accent!
    Lovely details!
    Your crackers are amazing!
    Cheers to 2020!
    Pat

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  2. I love this! And I have the same goblets, so I feel quite inspired to do something similar!

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  3. Debbie,
    As always your posts are filled with beautiful ideas and French inspiration! Love this table setting!!!!!!

    Happy New Year,
    Judith

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  4. Debbie, such a beautiful tablescape! And, those candle holders from Dollar Tree are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing! Happy New Year! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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