Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Je t'aime

It's spring, and love is in the air.

Can you tell that this young Breton couple

are smitten with each other?

A beautiful French themed table set to celebrate love was created by my friend, Twila. Layers of exquisite textiles, a large Quimper vase of red roses, elegant silver, red glass stems, and a mix of red and white dishes topped off with Quimper bowls ~ I think this is one of the prettiest tabletops I've seen. It offers the perfect romantic touch with a French twist.

Not only do the layers of textiles offer a lovely contrast of red and white, did you notice the wonderful edges and details of the white matalise and the sweet heart appliqués on the square topper?

Each place setting layers a white dinner plate bordered with red checks, a scalloped edge salad plate of red glass, and a charming Quimper cereal bowl.

The settings alternate with a bowl that

features a Bretonne, the female figure . . .

And one with the Breton, 

the male figure.

White linen napkins embroidered with the same typical Quimper figures are held with clusters of tiny glass grapes and add a touch of fluff to the border of checks on the dinner plate.

Here is a closer look at the beautiful

embroidery and the stunning napkin rings.

Charming cherry place card 

holders mark each guests' spot.

Fragrant long stem red 

roses echo the theme of love.

This sunny dining spot offers the

perfect setting for a meal that celebrates love.

And just for you ~ a cart full of hearts with a hug and a kiss, too, all delivered in a Breton miniature wheel barrow that was made in Plozévet, France.

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Quimper and Heart ~ Definitely Favorite Things

Including this for Pink Saturday
for both the REDS & PINKS