A Parisian Inspired Table Setting

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A Parisian inspired spring table setting is perfect for this time of year. I hope that it gives you some simple ideas to emulate!

A Parisian Inspired Table Setting

Parisian style table setting

I started this summer table setting with a French grain sack that I cut on the sides and made into a table runner. It’s an easy way to add some French country rustic appeal to the table or a sideboard. The ends were left with raw edges that adds to the appeal of something not over though out or too fussy.

French country rustic tablescape

Next came a few of my pieces of French enamelware that I have brought home from France over the years. Most of these pieces are tattered and have seen lots of use with rust and/or small holes. They are perfect for displaying flowers, but don’t hold water. Not a problem and a glass jar is placed inside each one to hold the blooms in water. The small jars are French yogurt jars and each holds a peach scented pillar candle…again, perfect for a French country summer table setting.

French country rustic table setting

A simple Parisian style table setting should not take long to create. This one took me literally 15 minutes and yet has such a beautiful appeal. The flowers are anemones and by the way…they are members of the ranunculus species. So sweet, pretty and delicate with each bloom punctuated with a dark center.

French white enamelware pitcher with flowers

On the sideboard or buffet, there is more antique French enamelware. I use the taller pieces here and you might enjoy reading this FRENCH FARMHOUSE TABLE SETTING post as well!

Parisian style table setting in white

The flowers on the buffet are a combination of fresh peonies and faux. It’s not difficult to mix the two and with today’s faux, no one is to know! In this post of 5 BEST WAYS TO STYLE FAKE FLOWERS you’ll learn some handy tips.

french country summer buffet style

Can you guess which are real..or not?

And finally, on the table there are French ironstone dishes that are over 100 years old. Lightly layered over newer plates that have a lacy design and paired with a lovely pale blue ribbon.

French terre de fer plates


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  1. Beautiful Janet. For me the more imperfection on old pieces the better. Is that weird? I believe it shows they were used and adds to the story of pieces.

    Love how this isn’t fussy with beautiful flowers.

    Enjoy your day


  2. So in love with all the vintage touches…especially the grain sack runner! Beautiful as always. <3

  3. I love how sweet and simple this table is Janet – definitely right up my alley:) And your French enamelware pitchers are adorable!!


  4. I love French table settings and old French enamelware love the candles in yogurt jars as well!!!

    1. Thank you Sherry…appreciate you stopping by!

  5. Ah, Janet, of course you know I’m in love with all this delicious vintage French-ness! Especially love the enamelware! ❤️

    1. I do know that Lory, lol. I have so much enamelware and need to get it out more than I do!

  6. Lynne Beattie says:

    Love this table setting! Your enamelware is incredible. Especially like that you don’t put everything you own on the table. Love the minimalism! Everything stands out and is lovely.

    1. Thank you Lynne. I do have a lot of styling pieces and continue to collect. Just keep most safely tucked away until needed!

  7. Miche Ortega says:

    Love your table setting and the mantel. Since you change things out quite often, I imagine you have a very organized, hidden storage area that holds all of your wonderful treasures?

    1. Eugenia Annino Steger says:

      Oh lovely table setting, love the flowers and the beautiful dishes!

  8. Love the yogurt jars as mini vases! I hauled a few home from my trip to France and that’s a great use! Lovely!

  9. Everything looks so lovely Janet. You have a beautiful collection of French enamelware.