My passion, after my family of course, is Treasure Hunting. The simple beauty of things from by-gone eras have always spoken to me. Whether these treasures are found at a flea market, fine antique store, estate sale, thrift shop, or in the family attic, surprises abound.
As an interior designer, I believe it is vital to balance your decor by including found and family treasures. Surrounding yourself with things you love should always be the goal, from there you will find your true style.
As I shop, I may have a client in mind or I may want to resell at our french flea market or in my shop. I am lucky to have several outlets for my treasures including my own home! I plan to share my searching, hunting, travels, and treasures with you and encourage you to enjoy adding your treasures to your home.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dining al Fresco Vignettes

Well, I am happy to be back to blogging after too long of an absence. Since my last post I have prepared and held an estate sale for a close friend and her family, hosted several events at the shop and had a seller's booth at an antique flea market. To say the I have been busy is truly an understatement.
 I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed it all. 
Today, I wanted to share a little bit of the Dining al Fresco event we held at Le Potager last weekend.
Nestled under our beautiful grape arbor we set several different table vignettes to showcase some of the fun items we carry at the shop designed to enhance any dining experience.
The combination of new, vintage and antique items on each table make our examples much like a table that one would set at home with a little bit of everything to complete a decor vision. String lights and candles complete the look creating a charming ambiance.
From the French table linens to the Italian dinnerware and the locally made Tufa chargers, planters and hurricanes, we layered this table with festive colors and rich textures in an inviting environment.
I adore mixing expected with unexpected. Tucked to the side of this vignette table we added a rustic antique pine piece. In the cabinet we hung an original vintage French restaurant menu, that we framed, along with a pair of fresh vegetable swags that I assembled using farmers market carrots, beets, radishes and italian parsley. The vintage long basket below was also filled with fresh produce. This is a wonderful and affordable way to decorate any table almost any time.
I hope you are inspired to create a festive table for your next al fresco meal. I plan on having our dinners al fresco from now until Halloween.
I will be back to treasure hunting this weekend.
Bon Appetit and happy hunting! 

1 comment:

  1. Wow - I missed your postings. These vignettes are gorgeous. Recently we had an al fresco dinner under our maple trees - mason jars with candles, fern clippings in antique bottles and napkins stamped with a fern leaf design. It was lovely.


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