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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Parisian Fall Tablescape

Thursday, December 5, 2013

One last look this year at
fall in the air in 

Come along with me for 
voyage to Paris.  

We will take a leisurely stroll along the banks of the Seine River
lined with trees whose leaves are turning brown,
linger on one of the many bridges that span the Seine,

And enjoy a quiet moment in historic Square Louvois park...
in the rain... 

Square Louvois is but one of the hundreds of small parks
scattered throughout Paris
and enjoyed by residents in the surrounding neighborhoods
filled with the distinctive Parisian rooflines.

The sugar bowl's and creamer's shapes remind us
of the Parisian skyline.

Grab your metro map

The metro is the fastest way to get around, especially on a 
fall day when pluie (rain) can happen anytime.

Of course, you may prefer to use the APP on your phone
to chart your metro route.

First stop ~ Museé D'Orsay and its magical clocks...

We are just in time for a wonderful lunch. 

French Onion Soup says... 

Enjoy a steaming bowl at the Museé D'Orsay restaurant 

A bowl of French Onion Soup is the perfect starter on a Fall day back at home, too. 

A few clouds or a little rain won't keep us from seeing 
the Eiffel Tower. 


Flowers everywhere ~ from florists to city markets to parks...
to conservatories with beautiful arched windows...

A quick look at our maps to decide where to go next...

Old Paris Map

Old Paris maps printed on 8.5"x14" paper make great placemats. 

After a day soaking in Parisian sights
(fingers crossed we didn't get soaked by rain),
a concert at the Opéra on a rainy evening
is a perfect ending to a Fall day in Paris.

There is just enough time and energy left to write a
few postcards to friends back home

or in Marseille. 

before drifting off to sleep in our room at the majestic Hotel Les Etoiles.

A Parisian Fall day full of glorious memories...

White dinner plates --- Pier I 
White serving bowls --- World Market 
Black and white willow bowls --- World Market 
Dessert plates with crowns --- HomeGoods 
Kitchen towels used as table runner --- World Market 
Paper Paris Metro maps --- World Market 
Opéra and Eiffel Tower paper napkins --- gift 
Stainless flatware --- ordered many years ago from a catalog 

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filled with amazing ideas and directions for creating 
handmade items just in time for Christmas. 

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  1. Beautiful table setting and wonderful pics of Paris.

  2. Thank you for the wonderful day in Paris! What fun you must have had both while there taking the photos and reliving it to post. Love the tablescape as well!

  3. Oh, c'est si joli! Paris ou la vie en rose...
    Nice Judy and a pleasure to stop by!

  4. What a delightful little getaway this evening! I felt the joy of Paris in each photo as we traveled the day in Paris. '-)


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