Sunday, August 14, 2011



Years ago, I bought this baguette bread board just because I loved the patina. Then on our 50th anniversary trip to Paris, I discovered French baguettes.

I made the table runner from one of my favorite Ralph Lauren fabrics.

Love my great-grandmother's monogrammed butter knives.

A 7-foot harvest table made by my husband surrounded by chairs purchased by my grandparents when they married in 1904.

A brown transferware pitcher bought at Marburger Farm at Round Top, Texas five years ago; now holding roses and valarian from my garden. The valarian was transplanted from my mother's garden many years ago.

A brown transferware butter dish from a neighborhood lady's estate sale.

Crochet edging on napkins inherited from my grandmother.

Just a few of the things that trip my trigger!

I'll be joining the following parties this week -- please check them out for a plethora of inspiration.

A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday

Very Merry Vintage Style for Share the Love Wednesday

French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday


Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I love your baguette board! Isn't French bred wonderful? Why can't we make anything like it here? And those knives...gorgeous! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Marilyn said...

I've heard 'float my boat' but never, ever "trip my trigger"! That just made me giggle. I sure would love some French bread for supper.

School is not helping my watering/irrigating at home. It would be a lot easier if it would cool down! I am better off than the folks in Wiggins, though. There's a bit of cloud cover so it seems like it cools off later in the afternoon. Take care.♥♫

Poppy said...

I'm in love with your baguette board... it is so perfect for this setting and those brown transferware butter dish and vase looks so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing this awesome post with us. Visiting from Marty's TTT. Have a great week!~Poppy

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What a great post! Very informative. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)


Great and unique bagette board! We always like to buy bagette here, we love it! I really love your transfer brown plates, lovely. Have a great week. FABBY

Anonymous said...

Sally all those pretty pieces coming together to make such a pretty table!! Even your flowers are heirlooms passed down- amazing!! Valerian is that the same as the herb? It looks similar to what we called juniper's beard down in New Mexico.

It has been so very busy here plus internet down and computer troubles makes for not much blogging time! And we had such excitement last week to blog about with the Dougherty gang here in town!!

bee blessed

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great display. I love the brown transferware and the wood baguette tray, so pretty. The plaid table runner is gorgeous. Love it all. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sarah said...

This post "trips my trigger" too. Beautiful elements!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I have never seen a baguette board, but I love it. It looks perfect with your brown transferware items. The crocheted napkins and the butter knives are the crowning touch.
Au revoir, Jane

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow, this looks so lovely. I would love for you to stop by My Dream Canvas. Take care Anu

Jo's This and That said...

Lovely decor.Love the bread board.Thanks for sharing.

Jo's This and That said...

Love your decor and the bread board.Thanks for sharing.

Toni said...

Your table really spoke to me - it is so beautiful. Love that you used so much of your grandma's things. How long is that baguette board? I would love to find one.

JudyBug said...

I love this setting. Could be because I have those same plates!! Now I need your other pretties!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

I LOVE brown transferware and have a lot of it in my kitchen too.
Such a pretty tablescape and I especially love the runner you made with the RL plaid!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I love your baguette board, I've seen them and didn't know what to call them, now each time I see one I'll think of you.. Love your toile and your beautiful runner.. oh what happy times must have been spent at your beautiful table..
hugs you head this way to Briarcliff be sure to let me know I'll do my best to get away and meet up with you.~lynne~

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That bread board is wonderful. I love a good warm baguette. Thanks for joining the party.