Tablescape Tuesday: Paris For The Evening

“Oh give thanks to the Lord; call upon his name; make known his deeds among the peoples!”
‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭16:8

 “Paris is always a good idea!”

If you have ever traveled to Paris, you will agree that it is noted as one of the most romantic cities, one that conjures up many mental pictures.  Most would think of the many views of the Eiffel Tower, which is certainly beautiful, but Paris offers so much more to appease all the senses!  A dinner cruise on the Seine, holding hands while strolling the Champs-Élysées and window shopping, scaling the steep staircases up to Montmartre to catch the vistas of Paris from the steps of Sacre-Couer, sharing croissants and French pastries at an outside cafe as you people-watch…I could go on and on, but you get the idea!  With Paris on my mind, I decided to move inside to the dining room for a romantic dinner for six, and you are invited!

I left the dining table bare with its gleaming dark wood exposed!

The centerpiece is a fresh bouquet and candles….always romantic!

Ample candlelight is provided by a pair of footed hurricane containers and a pair of small stemmed votives!

The setting consists of cream and a pop of red from the vintage compotes!

I am still loving these bow tie napkin rings that my friend, JoAnn made!

Small initialed appetizer plate sits on the dinner plate!

The dinner plates are the inspiration for the setting!  The cream-colored chargers are often used!

I have had questions and comments about the large painting on the wall in the dining room!  It is a lovely street scene in Paris!

The bouquet of limelight hydrangeas was cut from our garden!

The water glass is vintage Fostoria!

The tall red vase is a perfect match with the compotes!

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver”
Proverbs‬ ‭25‬:‭11‬ 

Collage The Details: 
Chargers – American Atelier “Baroque”
Dinner Plates – Home Goods
Appetizer plates – a gift
Ruby compotes – vintage
Iced-tea glasses –
Fostoria Water glasses – vintage
Linen napkins -Pier 1

pam closing

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  1. Rosie M. says:

    So very pretty and romantic. I love your dinner plates. The whole atmosphere, aglow in candlelight is so very special. Thank you for sharing your treasures. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  2. Beautiful tablescape….I love the red compotes…I have them in green…the Paris plates are wonderful and yes, sets the perfect mood for the table….and I must say that I love the bow-tie napkin rings your friend made. Gorgeous table as always!

  3. Joann Barnett says:

    You do have a love for Paris. Remember your ♢♧ birthday party? I too love the plate, both dinner and dessert. Lovely table.

  4. lelaburris says:

    Beautiful table! I love that you left the table bare to show the gorgeous wood. I rarely use a tablecloth for dinner parties because I have such a pretty table and I want to show it off. Smart move for this fancy setting. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday! Have a great weekend!

  5. Kim says:

    Oh, Pam, what a gorgeous table! The red compotes are stunning, the perfect pop of red over your perfectly-themed plates. I love the soft glow of the candles and all the sparkle! Paris sounds wonderful.

  6. Ritu says:

    Your post just revived my memories of Paris.And the appetiser plate and red water glass is very beautiful. Loved your dining :)
    Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday.

  7. Love those Paris plates! I wish I had a Home Goods near me, but it might be dangerous – so it’s probably a good thing that the closest one is well over an hour away. You made a great tablescape.
    Michelle from
    (P.S. It looks like we are both frenchie-fanatics. I would like to invite you over to my blog!)

    • Michelle, thank you so much! I believe we do love France! I left you a comment a couple of days ago on your Bastille Day post and I also subscribe by email! Love your posts! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  8. Jann Olson says:

    I have not been to Paris, but hope to some day. Love your beautiful dishes! My Limelight is just in bud. Love the gorgeous blooms! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. lulu says:

    Your table is as elegant as any at Tour d’Argent yet with the Eiffel Tower plates it has a touch of whimsy. That’s what I call a winning combination! The wood is a perfect backdrop for the look.

  10. sprinklesandsprouts says:

    Just popped over from Life on Lake Shore Drive.

    How beautiful your table looks. It makes me think of my sons favourite grace. “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Lord thank you for our table, our food and our family. Amen”

    I can imagine sitting for a meal at that table would be a truly wonderful experience.

  11. Gorgeous tablescape! When’s dinner? My daughter absolutely loves anything Paris themed, so those dishes are right up her alley. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again next week. :)

    Life With Lorelai

  12. FABBY says:

    Beautiful! So elegant and romantic with gorgeous stemware, lovely china evoking Paris and accessories that makes this table unforgettable !
    You brought me back wonderful memories of my first two years blogging where most bloggers were talented tablescapers and I so drooled looking at all the beauty and time they would put into creating amazing table spreads.
    Now it seems tablescapers are the least bloggers.
    Thanks for sharing… and yes, I love the napkin ring bows from your friend.

    • Thank you, Fabby, for your kind words. I do enjoy setting a table, and making each meal with my family special! I hope you have a wonderful week and thank you so much for taking the time to comment! Blessings!

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