Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Gather 'Round the Table

Welcome to the Gather 'Round the Table blog hop hosted by Amber of Follow the Yellow Brick Home.


If you're following the tour in order, then you were just at Belle Bleu Interiors -


 Shannon's home is beautiful and her style is impeccable.


As I was setting up to take my pics for "An Al Fresco Thanksgiving" last week, the sky began to rapidly change color - all due to the fires in Ventura County.


I moved inside and went ahead with my photos despite the sky turning darker by the minute so please bear with the editing - it was difficult to get the colors and clarity right with dark photos. 


We'll be away for Thanksgiving, but my cousin is coming the day after and I'm planning a festive brunch for her visit using my Pfaltzgraff Pistoulet dishes


based on the drawings from the book, The Secrets of Pistoulet, by Jana Fayne Kolpen.


The flowers in my garden are limited, but I found exactly what I need - fortunately I only needed yellow flowers for 3 vases!


The "vases" are pottery yogurt containers my sister saved each morning and brought home from her frequent London business trips.


The green plates are not part of the Pistoulet collection, but I like pairing the green with the yellow.


I embroidered the napkins in the summer when we moved out for our bathroom remodel - I kept my fingers busy at night while we watched television.


The center piece called for something more and I found this narrow roll of butcher paper in the garage.


 I'm told Steve's mom used it somehow on the backing of her oil paintings, but it works perfectly with rosemary from the garden to add interest on the table.


The pitcher of flowers has been on the dining room table for weeks - dried roses and fresh eucalyptus branches.


When I bought the yellow handled flatware I had no idea how well it would match the dishes.


I love how this table setting turned out and when we get back in town from Thanksgiving with our daughter,


I just need to look at my post as a reminder on how to set the table.


I'll let Steve worry about what to serve 


while I hunt in the garden for more yellow flowers for the vases.


And now, it's time for you to head over to visit Paula at Virginia Sweet Pea - you will love her style.


And be sure to visit all the different blogs for loads of Thanksgiving inspiration.


31 comments:

  1. California sunshine and a beautiful table setting! I'm so glad you won those dishes.

    Now, I really want to make some of those napkins. They are perfect!

    Happy Thanksgiving friend. :)

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  2. Carol, I think your table setting for three is adorable and so unique. I like the napkin sayings. Please be safe there. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  3. I hope you have a great time with your daughter and visiting with your cousin, Carol. Your tablescape is as pretty as ever. I'm going totally bananas for those embroidered napkins too. They're delightful. Stay safe while traveling and know all of California is in our thoughts and prayers. Happy Thanksgiving and big hugs, CoCo

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  4. So lovely! I love the blue and yellow and it's just such a pretty table. Enjoy Thanksgiving with your family. Hugs!

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  5. A very pretty table setting. I love the napkins and I may do some for my family. Have a blessed day and a wonderful Thanksgiving. Madeline

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  6. Your table is so lovely. I adore the napkins and those yogurt containers! Happy to be joining the hop with you! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

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  7. I'm sure you get this all the time but - Wowza, can I come live with you?! Every picture you post looks so bright and happy. And those napkins are so stinkin' cute! Where ever did you find them? Hope you have a wonderful time visiting your daughter. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  8. Carol your table makes me SO happy! I adore the embroidered napkins.

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  9. Oh Carol, you have done it again! I love your table, the blues and yellows are so warm and inviting. Your napkins are delightful . . . how absolutely wonderful and pure Carol charm :)
    Thank you for this lovely post and for sharing your inspiring ideas with us.
    Have a marvelous day.
    Connie :)

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  10. Carol,
    Visiting you is always a treat! Our shared love of blue makes my eyes happy. Have a wonder Thanksgiving with your daughter and another wonderful meal with your cousin the day after.

    Judith

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  11. So pretty, Carol. The yellow is as soft as butter. I'm so sorry and sad that California is raging with fire. I just read an article on Valley Fever that came from your local Ventura County. It's a real thing and, sadly, will impact many people long after the fires, I'm sure. Take care.

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  12. This is just so pretty! I hope you enjoy your visit with your cousin. I have that same china! I didn't realize it was based on a book. It has been our everyday china for about 15 years!

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  13. Carol, your table is perfect to welcome your cousin. I love the happy yellow dishes, and seeing your yogurt crocks brought a smile. I brought home a sack of these some years ago from a week in Paris. I bought out the market near my apartment, then my travel buddy and I ate yogurt for breakfast each morning. We both returned with a set of these. I love using them for serving and for flowers as you've done. Have a great trip to see your daughter and family. Safe travels and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  14. Good morning my friend! I am thankful that you are home safe, far away from the fires. You are able to enjoy the clear air and beautiful scenery, and for that, I'm so grateful. Everything looks gorgeous!

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  15. I hope you have a wonderful visit with your cousin and a great Thanksgiving visiting with your daughter. Your table looks so pretty and inviting. I love your dishes and especially love your hand embroidered napkins. They are charming! I have not seen French yogurt containers and I am very intrigued. Glad you got a few to use for decorating!

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  16. It's lovely, Carol. And it looks like spring, which is very nice for me to see on these white pre-winter mornings!

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  17. Okay, I so love your posts and they so inspire that I was ready to grab the scissors and see what I might find in the garden to use for a table decoration. . .in fact I am going to do that right now! (hope the smoke is less now but it does sound horrible. . .good wishes to all affected by the tragedy!)

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  18. Carol your table is beautiful. How neat to have the yogurt cups. The color is very pretty. The room must smell amazing with the rosemary. The green dishes are a great addition. Fun mixing and matching.

    Praying for everyone with these wildfires. Horrible and horrifying for sure.

    Enjoy the rest of your day

    Cindy

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  19. I love you rsimple and elegant tablesetting..I like using the lighter colors of fall and I've been doing the same...those yogurt cups are so cute and wish someone would serve me yogurt in one of them. I just dug up a large rosemary plant that I plan on using for Thanksgiving. Those yellow handled utensil are the color of butter and I love them! Praying everyone is safe and peace for their journey ahead

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  20. I love the idea of styling a table from the pages of a book; great idea, wouldn't have ever thought of that! Now you've got my wheels turning...

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  21. Carol, your dishes are just so pretty. I love the soft colors and they look right at home in your sweet cottage. The smoke is thick here also. The sun is shining and it looks so red, there is a glow over everything (not a good kind of glow.) People are walking around with masks over their noses..So sad and so terrible..Have a good rest of the week..Judy

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  22. I love the beautiful blues for Fall! Love the yogurt cups! The smoke is thick here too... meaning the sun sets really early making it really feel like Winter!

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  23. It's so pretty Carol! I love your embroidered napkins and your tablecloth too. Did you stencil it? The dried roses with eucalyptus is just gorgeous and your flatware is so nice. Your fresh flowers in the lovely yogurt containers are wonderful!

    Thanks for hopping with us! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and day after brunch!

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  24. Love it, Carol! I'm going to ask my family from England to bring me some of that yogurt pottery the next time they come. I love the rosemary and the brown paper!

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  25. Oh, Carol, how I would love to be a guest at this pretty table! I always admire your style. I adore color, and you use it beautifully! I hope that you have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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  26. Hello dear and loyal friend!

    It's always so nice to see your comments, your likes, visits to my social media pages! Blogging has had to take a FAR back seat in my life for a few years now, but it does feel good to add a piece of music or more prose to my platform. I am grateful for all of you women who have blessed me for all these years. Have a sensational and wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  27. Carol, Love the paper ribbon. Lovely post as always. Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Sylvia D.

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  28. You have the most intriguing style! I love how you put random things together to make a fantastic show of florals and sweet colors like the yogurt dish blues. Whenever I see your things, I always get a beach vibe and long for a vacation.

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