We’ll Always Have Paris French Themed Tablescape

The beauty of a French themed tablescape is found in the ooh la la factor, and this We’ll Always Have Paris French themed tablescape focuses attention on the it’s all in the details appeal of understated elegance.

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My soundtrack to French themed tablescape to.

Soft lighting, informal china and crystal, and benign neglect to formality describes the European sentiment.

Wacker Table Lamp

Wacker Table Lamp

I absolutely love to incorporate a table lamp(s) into my tablescape scheme.

Ledford 29" Table Lamp

Ledford 29″ Table Lamp

StyleCraft Home Collection 24.5-in Blue Table Lamp with Fabric Shade

Chelsea Blue Accent Table Lamp – Chelsea Blue Hardback Fabric Shade

Soft candlelight sets the night and the table in casually elegant fashion and romantic ambiance.

Distressed White Ornate Candle Holder, 28 in.Distressed White Ornate Candle Holder

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French decor elements bring a palette of both deep and soft blue and green, crisp white, rich brown and citrine, soft gray, and deep wine red to the table.

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Below is an assortment of tabletop accessories, serveware, and thoughtful accoutrementto illustrate the point.

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Charge It Brown Emboss 14-inch Charger Plate

Mary Beth Charger (Set of 4)

Mary Beth Charger (Set of 4)

wood-pattern-plate-chargerFaux Wood Charger Plates

Food Network™ Resin Wicker Charger PlateFood Network Resin Wicker Charger

Laurie Gates Madeira Dinner PlateLaurie Gates Madeira Dinner Plate

Monique 10.5" Dinner Plate (Set of 4)

Monique 10.5″ Dinner Plate (Set of 4)

Thierry's cottageThierry’s Cottage – Flickr

Merletto 11" Square Dinner PlateArte Italica Merletto 11″ Square Dinner Plate

“The service and mood should be informal, and the food, wine, and presentation extraordinary.” 

Tomas Maier

Blue And White Flor Azul Dinner Plate Set Of 6Blue And White Flor Azul Dinner Plate Set Of 6

Finlandia Set of 4 Dinner Plates

Finlandia Set of 4 Dinner Plates

AERIN Scalloped Rim Salad Plate, Each, BlueAERIN Scalloped Rim Salad Plate, Each, Blue




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Juliska Berry & Thread French Panel Stone Gray Dinner Plate

Heidelberg 9" Salad Plate (Set of 4)Heidelberg 9″ Salad Plate (Set of 4)

Certified International Firenze Ivory Dessert Plates Set of 4Certified International Firenze Ivory Dessert Plates Set of 4

Chateau Clair Scalloped Indigo Salad PlateChateau Clair Scalloped Indigo Salad Plate

Gien Toscana Bread & Butter Plate

Gien Toscana Bread & Butter Plate

Brasserie La Francasie Restaurant dinnerwareBrasserie La Francasie Restaurant Dinnerware

Vintage pieces make a wonderful contribution to tablecsapes, lending an air of distinction that exemplifies the art of classic French themed tablescape savoir faire. vintage-black-and-brown-china-plates-set-of-3

Vintage Black & Brown China Plates- Set of 3

Warwick-china-dessert-bowlsWarwick Dessert Bowls

Restaurant-de-la-tour

Restaurant De La Tour

Restaurant.

Bistro.

Home sweet home.

Ambiance is paramount to setting the scene and the table for the dining experience.

I call it an experience because dining should be exactly that- a social, sensory and scrumptious experience.

Sight (we eat first with our eyes) sound, touch, smell and taste anchor ambiance.

Hotel 20 Piece Flatware Set

Wallace Hotel 20 Piece Flatware Set

Hampton Forge Signature Sophia 20-Piece Flatware Set in CobaltHampton Forge Signature Sophia 20-Piece Flatware Set in Cobalt

Faux Ivory Hixon Laguiole 20 Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set, Service for 4Faux Ivory Hixon Laguiole 20 Piece Stainless Steel Flatware Set, Service for 4

Zwilling JA Henckels Vintage 23 Piece 18/10 Stainless Steel Flatware Set, Service for 4

Zwilling JA Henckels Vintage Stainless Steel Flatware Set, Service for 4

soup-tureen-green French Transferware Soupiere Creil et Montereau

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Lion Head’s Bowl

Fleur+De+Lis+Square+Casserole+Platter

Fleur De Lis Square Casserole Platter

Oval+Platter

Oval Platter in Cobalt by Fiesta

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Vintage Blue & White Vegetable Bowl, KINGSTON

 

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French Countryside Set of 5 Stackable Bowls

 

BFK Dauphin antique tureen, Boch Freres Keramis, Late 1800sBFK Dauphin Antique Tureen, Boch Freres Keramis, Late 1800s

 

Burano+Oval+Scalloped+Platter

Burano Platter by Arte Italica

 

Antique Sauce boat French Choisy le Roi ROCHANBEAU Faience Gravy 1860's ironstoneAntique Choisy le Roi ROCHANBEAU Faience Gravy 1860’s 

Musee Five-Piece Place Setting

Musee Five-Piece Place Setting 

french linen napkins

Hotel Dinner NapkinsHotel Dinner Napkins

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Napkin (Set of 6)

DII Dish Towels Check Plaid, Set of 4-Gray

DII Printed Dishtowels Style Tabletop Collection, 18x28, French Stripe 3 PieceDII Printed Dishtowels Style Tabletop Collection, French Stripe 3 Piece

Bistro Tile Salt & Pepper Shakers By Anthropologie Bistro Tile Salt & Pepper Shakers By Anthropologie

 

Pitcher-Zentique

Zentique Pitcher

Patisserie 2 Piece Pitcher SetPatisserie 2 Piece Pitcher Set

lemon-pitcherLemon Pitcher

Small European Bread BoardSmall European Bread Board

Brie

french-bread

Heather Bullard thoughtfully turns antique ephemera into these free printable French baguettes wraps perfect as take away party favors.

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Click on the link below to see her post and download instructions.  Merci beaucoup, Heather.

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FrenchBaguetteWrap

French Baguette Wrap Printable

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bistro-cheese-board

Wine Carafe

Wine Carafe

Libbey 719 8.5 oz. glass cocktail decanter

Libbey 8.5 oz. Cocktail Decanter

 

stemmed-wine-glassStemmed Wine Glass

Libbey® Cobalt Blue Goblets 8 pc Box

Libbey® Cobalt Blue Goblets 8 pc Box

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La Rochere Versailles Tumblers, Set of 6

French wine glass

French Wine Glass

alpaca wine rack

El Mueble

The ooh la la of the French tablescape and copper accents.

Relaxed refinement is not an oxymoron.

C’est magnifique!

Robust+3+Bottle+Tabletop+Wine+Rack

2 Bottle Tabletop Wine Rack

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Williams Sonoma Vintage Etched Goblets

 

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Metal Stand with Glass Cloche Bell

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French-place-setting

Bistro de Paris I Square Canvas Art PrintFrench Bistro Appetizer Plates, Set of 4, Mixed Blue

French Bistro Appetizer Plates, Set of 4, Mixed BlueFrench Bistro Appetizer Plates, Set of 4, Mixed Blue

French Antique Digoin Sarreguemines Grey Poupon Mustard of Dijon PotFrench Antique Digoin Sarreguemines Grey Poupon Mustard of Dijon Pot

Balaton Table LampBalaton Table Lamp

jute-tableclothJute Tablecloth

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Fennco Styles Hand Hemstitched and Embroidered Swiss Dot Table Runner

Universal+Box+Cushion+Dinning+Chair+SlipcoverUniversal Box Cushion Dinning Chair Slipcover

Kleist+2+Piece+Cement+Statue+Planter+Set

Kleist 2 Piece Cement Statue Planter Set

Rosie Kalamkari Floral Table ThrowRosie Kalamkari Floral Table Throw

Worthing+Heavyweight+Solid+Fringed+Cotton+PlacematWorthing Solid Fringed Cotton Placemat

Homestead Rajasthan Block Print Cotton TableclothHomestead Rajasthan Block Print Cotton Tablecloth

Burano+2-Handle+Table+VaseBurano 2-Handle Table Vase

Green Glass Decorative BottlesGreen Glass Decorative Bottles

Lavender Bunch

Lavender Bunch

Brie

I absolutely ooh la la love adding a few vintage and antique items to my tablescape and decorating plan.

Antique Large Round Blue Wood Cheese BoxAntique Large Round Blue Wood Cheese Box

A large antique cheese box makes a fantastic decorative accent for a cheese and fruit display.

CounterArt Tempered Glass Shades Cutting Board

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summer cheese board

Small European Bread BoardSmall European Bread Board

Silea Cheese Markers - Set of 6

Privilege Large Cement Grey Ceramic Cake PlatePrivilege Large Cement Grey Ceramic Cake Plate

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fall-board-cheese

Ornate Pedestal Riser Ornate Pedestal Riser

Giardino Botticelli 4 qt. TureenGiardino Botticelli 4 qt. Tureen

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Grab a free place card template printable, pop over to your photo editor of choice, add your own favorite French themed embellishments, colors and fonts and voilà!

French themed tablescape

Frame prints or printables such as this menu écrit en français as conversation pieces.

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Wall shelf-wall sconces plucked from the clearance shelves at Hobby Lobby have served as my go-to tabletop decor accessory at shop and at home.

Grindle Leaf Scroll Wall Shelf

The decorative duo immediately caught my eye as tabletop gotta have it rather than wall decor.

Antique Silk French Subdued Blue Ombre Ribbon

Antique Silk French Subdued Blue Ombre Ribbon

When you like the details, finish and presence of a decorative piece, but not in the context of its original purpose, repurpose.

From place setting to ambiance, destination themed tablescapes travel well.

Part III of Themed Tablescapes Table Escapes features decorative accessories and accents of Chinoiserie chic to set a Far East Fabulous tablescape.

 

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