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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

July 27, 2011

A little French Country

Also Joining in with SHERRY! @ http://nominimalisthere.blogspot.com/

A little french country in my tablescape this week...black and white checked fabric hemmed for the tablecloth...dishes with roosters, a soup tureen...deep reds and golds...touches of black here and there.
Joining in on the tablescape party over at Susan's @http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/

Vintage chickens and roosters seem to be everywhere! They are mostly from hubby's grandmothers passed down to us. Love them!

The thing I love the most about french country, is that the meals are centered around fresh farmer's market produce, and that there is no fear of cooking! We love to cook, visit, enjoy the meal and not rush through it. My kids would always spill their guts...while they were eating something...it triggered them talking...so I thought you know this is a good thing! Cook food and they will talk! I love that.
bBy the way, my poopsie is getting ready to leave for college...and I'm not ready...serious depression and pouting going on in my neck of the woods....waaaah.
I just think their childhood went by too quickly....I'm not ready for them all to be gone...and well, they are! Big frown.
I'm finding this very difficult to do!!!!


Jewel Sauls said...

Cute table with a French Country accent! Love those roosters!

Marlis said...

Great table.. it certainly does say country french. I love the toile and checks, two of my favs. Your centerpiece looks fabulous. Dishes are pretty neat and the roosters and hens.. well just classic. thanks for sharing, xo marlis

Alycia Nichols said...

Wow...this is cool. I like it. It is SO French with the black & white checks and the roosters! This really feels like a table to sit down and stay awhile! Come for the food, stay for the fab! :-)

Entertaining Women said...

I'll share two things about the time when my nest became empty. 1. I gave thanks to God that He allowed me to be the vessel that He used to make my children confident enough to head out on the adventure that was college with excitement and enthusiasm. It meant that He had allowed me to do something right. I know that the same is true for you, too. You can celebrate and give praise that your children have been raised to have the confidence to take this next important step in their lives. 2. I made the choice that all of that attention that I had poured on my children during the years that they were at home, I was now going to focus on the dear man who is my husband. I was going to get to know him in that special way that we had when we were first married. It has paid off in many and wonderful ways. These two things made me look at home, not as an empty nest, but as our new version of home. I pray the same for you. Thank you for sharing your wonderful French Country table. I love all things French Country. Cherry Kay

Anonymous said...

HI Debbie! Oh, I love this! YOu know I love the Roosters and what a sweet table. Love your dishes!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Taunnie said...

I love French Country. Your table is perfect. Love everything. Sorry to hear your nest is going to be empty. I am not looking forward to that. Stop by anytime for a sympathetic ear. Hugs!

Cindy Adkins said...

This is so totally breathtaking!!! WOW!!! I love it all!

Jocelyn said...

Such a cute table. I love the black and white checks. Everything looks so cozy and inviting :-)

Jocelyn @

Mary @ Redo 101 said...

You had me at the first picture! Love your rooster decor, just such happy items.


Marina Mott said...

Great photos!! Love it!!

Karin Şen Cankan said...

Such french lovely table.

Thank you fr sharing

Lots of Love,
Karin Şen Cankan

Gail said...

I was googling cottage porches when I found Ribbonwood Cottage. I have enjoyed so much all the pictures and stories; definitely a bookmark.

You have lovely ideas.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love all the cute chickens and roosters running around your table. Love your French country look. It is hard when the chicks leave the roost. But they always come back...even if it's just a visit.

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

I love your style with the french country look. The tablecloth and dishes are so french...Displaying your roosters everywhere gives you that outdoor vintage feel. Can't wait for more..


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Debbie, This is a beautiful Frenchy tablescape. The roosters are adorable and I love the dinnerware. Thank you for sharing this at the Open House party.

Mary Beth|cupcakes and crinoline said...

Oh, Debbie....praying for God's peace to wash over you...and His Joy...the Joy of the Lord is our strength {I tell that to myself often}...childhood does go by way too quickly...my oldest just turned 22...huge gulp....and my 'baby' turned 6...and in a little over a month I'll have another teenager in my house...way tooo fast. Big hugs, mb

Cottage and Broome said...

What a beautiful table scape! I like the mix of different patterns you put together! If you get a minute spot by a take a peek at the garden table setting I posted this week. It is hard when your kids go off to college but a wonderful experience for them.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Debbie, Thank you for sharing this pretty French Country tablescape at the Open House party! The little chickens and roosters are adorable.