Tablescape Tuesday: Provencing The Garden

“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:9‬

Of all of the places I’ve been, Provence is the one place that begs for my return.  Spending a week there bicycling would be an absolute dream.  Can you imagine the scenery…the quaint villages, the unmatched countryside, and let’s not forget the sweet-smelling boulangeries.  But I digress.  If I can’t go to Provence, then I will just make Provence come to my garden!  Country living has its perks in every season, but it seems to be at its finest in autumn!  On Sunday afternoon, the weather was absolutely perfect for a little outdoor dining…and apparently the wildlife that surrounds our house agreed!  As I was setting the table, two deer and a fawn stopped in the pasture to check out what I was doing!  A few minutes later, two gray foxes wandered by to see what was on the menu!  Both were beautiful and added a little excitement to our afternoon!  You just never know what might show up when we dine alfresco in autumn!  So, come on…grab a cup of coffee and pull up a seat in the beautiful outdoors – and keep your eyes open for any creatures that may decide to join us!Sunday evening in the garden…peaceful and quiet for a dinner for four!
 The beautiful tapestry (made in Provence) was a gift from Patti, and was the inspiration for the table! Goldenrods gathered by Butch became the centerpiece – and they are our favorite wildflower of the season! Adding to the centerpiece are pumpkins and the cute bicycle that Katy found!  My love of color was satisfied by the stack of creamy white and blue willow plates with the pumpkin-colored linen napkins juxtaposed on the mustard-colored background! The setting took on a bicycle theme, not planned – it just happened!  Mini pumpkins topped each salad plate!  Bees kept coming by to enjoy the sweet goldenrods!     Oreo always enjoys Tablescape Tuesday alfresco!     Sunlight begins to fade over our peaceful setting!    The 3-wheel Schwinn bicycle is an added bonus to our little garden!   “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver”
Proverbs‬ ‭25‬:‭11‬

Table Details:
Tapestry used as tablecloth – made in Provence
Charger/salad plate – American Atelier “Baroque” pattern
Dinner plate/salad plate – Willow by Johnson Bros.
Glasses – (no longer available)
Flatware – Reed and Barton  Heritage stainless
Napkins – Vintage

pam closing

Linking with Pieced PastimesSilver Pennies, Life on Lakeshore DriveThoughts From Alice, Mod Vintage Life, Coastal Charm, My Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaThe Dedicated HouseDwellings-Heart of Your HomeSavvy Southern Style, Ivy and Elephants, French Country Cottage, From My Front Porch To Yours, Stone Gable, Confessions of a Plate Addict, Worthing CourtBetween Naps on the Porch, Cedar Hill Farmhouse, A Stroll Thru Life, The Style Sisters, The Charm of Home, The Winthrop Chronicles, Cornerstone ConfessionsA Delightsome Life, Imparting GracePosed PerfectionKatherines Corner, My Romantic HomeChic On A Shoestring DecoratingRooted In Thyme, Share Your Cup, TheEnchanting Rose, Alabama Women Bloggers, 21 Rosemary Lane, Northern Nesting, Oh My Heartsie Girl,  Cozy Little House, Rattlebridge Farm, The Turquoise Home, My Flagstaff Home, In The New House, Natasha in Oz, Vintage Refined, Rustic & Refined, Must Love Home, Grammie Time


  1. Kim says:

    Once again, completely beautiful! The blue and white plates are stunning against your tapestry. I love that the pumpkins have the same coloring around their sections. Whenever you decide to make the trip, I’ll go with you – sounds divine! :-)

  2. Rhonda says:

    Breahtaking tablescape! I can’t imagine it being any prettier in Provence! The table cloth is beautiful, and the cute little bike is a wonderful accessory! Everything is perfect! ~Rhonda

  3. Idyllic setting with autumn at it’s finest. I am loving the blue and orange together for fall this year. I still love those glasses. I enjoyed the thoughts about Provence. I love Provence so much.I think of our trip there often.

  4. Sarah says:

    I agree that Provence is a magical place to visit and tour, but have to say your alfresco setting is pretty stunning too. The bright yellow textile and the mix of blue and white dishes with the pumpkins is a winning combination. I would linger if I were lucky enough to dine at this table.

  5. Vivian Brossman says:

    As always Pamela, your table is beautiful, I love the colors. My favorite item is the bicycle, adorable. I love little accessories that bring life to a setting.

  6. Cecilia says:

    Wow, the table is just beautiful. I love the bright colors. I’d love to go to Provence someday. Your wildlife guests would be a treat to see. Thanks for sharing – I’m coming over from The Dedicated House.

  7. Rosie M. says:

    Oh, Pam, I love, love, love this table! Your exquisite tablecloth is highlighted with your choice of blue and white and it is a stunning effect. Bravo for putting a new spin on a fall table! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  8. Dawna says:

    What a beautiful post and I just want to have a meal at that beautiful table and take in the loveliness of your yard!! WOW! Happy Autumn to you from Canada. Stopping in from Grace at Home

  9. lulu says:

    Nowhere in Provence would a table be created better. Provence does inspire so much creativity with all its colors and textures, but life there appears so simple that nothing has to be overdone.

  10. Beautiful. I love goldenrod, wish I saw it more around here. The wildlife we would see dining al fresco in New Orleans might be of a different variety :) Looks very peaceful and lovely!
    Christi @ A Southern Life

  11. Stacey says:

    Pam, this is such a stunning post! You made me realize that I need a blue and white board on Pinterest. Done and you are there first! Thank you so much for joining us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. You make us proud!

We love your comments!