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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Whimsical Summer Lavender Tablesetting

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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A whimsical summer table setting filled with lavender sprigs and smiling sheep wearing crowns of summer wildflowers reminds us of the magic summer brings. No better way to celebrate summer than to set a table that also brings a smile to our faces.  

Whimsical Summer Lavender Tablesetting has sheep with wildflower crown paper placemats
Summer is a magical time when rigid schedules disappear and lists of merrymaking fun take their places. August days signal the end of summer is coming for school vacation and rigid schedules loom on the horizon, but there are still many days left until summer ends with the official arrival of Fall on September 23. 

Amber at Follow the Yellow Brick Home is hosting a blog hop to celebrate summer with over 20 bloggers. A link to each of the bloggers celebrating summer is at the end of the post. Kick up your heels, laugh at the August Perseid meteor showers, soak up the long summer days yet to come, and read each of the posts to see great ways to celebrate summer at your home. 

The Painted Hinge is just before me on the blog hop and shows her dining room for late summer. Since there are still six weeks left in summer, you may find just the inspiration from her summer dining room to create a late summer dining room at your house.  

W H I M S I C A L   S U M M E R  

L A V E N D E R   T A B L E S E T T I N G 

Whimsical Summer Lavender Tablesetting has paper placemats with sheep with wildflower crowns
Smiling sheep make me smile. Add a whimsical crown of wildflowers, and I almost laugh out loud! For the merry, carefree days of summer, paper placemats of smiling sheep with wildflowers on their heads add joie de vivre (joy of living) to my summer table. 

Whimsical Summer Faux Lavender complements paper placemats with sheep crowned with wildflowers
While the sheeps' crowns of wildflowers are not lavender, they are lavender-like in their style and color. After finding the whimsical placemats, lavender seemed the perfect companion for the summer tablesetting.  

Whimsical Summer Lavender Tablesetting white crock and hand carved cane back French chairs
Lavender is also the perfect companion for my French Country inspired home. The height of summer in August is lavender harvest time in Provence France. 

A white crock filled with faux lavender says country style and hand-carved cane back chairs say French style

Whimsical Summer Lavender Tablesetting has French Country White Scroll flatware
A spray of lavender alongside my new favorite French Country White Scroll flatware is light and airy at each place setting. 

Whimsical Summer Lavender Tablesetting coasters have lavender and bee designs
Coasters in a variety of lavender-with-bee designs protect the antique French Country parquet table from damage. 

Whimsical Summer Lavender Tablesetting with White Scroll flatware on dessert plates
White dessert plates hold salad forks ready for a scrumptious summer dessert, like an easy lemon meringue pie in Our Southern Home's post on today's blog hop. 

Whimsical Summer Lavender Tablesetting includes paper napkins with lavender stems
A little green fleur de lis and PARIS add French Country to the paper napkins with lavender stems. 

Whimsical Summer Lavender Tablesetting uses white dishes and white flatware to keep the table looking cool
Fresh white flatware and white dishes keep the summer table cool. 

Whimsical Summer Lavender Tablesetting is kept magical with whimsical paper placemats
Summer lavender and a whimsical paper placemat keep summer days magical. 

Whimsical Summer Lavender Tablesetting on antique French Country parquet table
Summer lasts six more weeks, and we plan to enjoy every day (even if it is 100°+.) We are enjoying the wonder of long days of summer sunlight. 

One of the most magical times of summer is the Perseid meteor showers each August (in the northern hemisphere.) The peak for this year's meteor show is August 12-13. We plan to ooh and ahh over every meteor we see.

We are keeping the whimsy and magic of summer. 


Next up on the Summer Celebration Blog Hop is Katie at Let's Add Sprinkles. Katie has created several black and white check projects the past few weeks, and a sneak peek at her Summer Celebration post has a cute black and white check project visible.  


S O U R C E S 

Pinterest Board - Sheepies My Pinterest boards include boards filled with things that give me joy, not just boards with DIY, Home Decor, etc... For some reason, I love photos of sheep. They love looking at the camera. 

French Lavender - Tour of lavender fields in France   

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  1. This is so cute, Judith. Have a wonderful August. I'm loving Lavender over here too.

  2. I love lavender and those placements are so cute.

  3. This lavender tablescape is really beautiful Judith. I love it all from the placemats to the tableware. You always know just the right details to add to make the spaces in your home feel so inviting. Thanks so much for the heads up on the meteor shower. We were obsessed with the Black Super Moon last weekend. There were tons of stars out! Hugs and happy summer, CoCo

  4. Pretty, pretty, pretty! I'm completely smitten with your enameled flatware! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  5. What a pretty room and the lavender tablesetting is stunning. I love your flatware, it is so pretty.

  6. Your table is lovely! The sheep placemats are so cute and even though you mention their crowns are not lavender, they sure look like it. That flatware is absolutely gorgeous!

  7. What a fabulous idea to offset the plates with the adorable placemats! I would have never thought to do that. And where did you find that crock? I love it. It all looks so beautiful. I especially love your photos. You amaze me Judith.

  8. Always love to see your French touches, Judith. And lavender is so perfect for it!

  9. The scent of lavender in the house in the summer is lovely. I had to finally plant mine in the garden, but at least I still have lavender to cut for the table.

    Enjoy the rest of your summer

  10. Beautiful casual tablesetting, Judith! I adore those sheep placemats and I'm in love with your amazing enameled flatware. so pretty!

  11. Sheep make me smile too, I just can't help it. I love every detail of your tablescape Judith, especially the gorgeous flatware!

  12. What a beautiful table setting and the lavender makes the perfect accessory! I am sure it smells wonderful!

  13. Oh Judith I think you know I love lavender, and this late summer tablesetting is truly whimsical and delightful! I adore your pretty flatware and coasters. The lavender in the crock is the perfect centerpiece for you dining table.

    Thanks to you I will be watching for the meteor showers now!

    Thank you so much for joining this summer celebration with us. Enjoy the rest of summer ahead!

  14. I am in love with lavender too. You set a beautiful table. Happy hopping Judith.

  15. I'm such a big fan of lavender, too! I actually recently bought some dried lavender on Etsy because I'm not sure I can grow my own here. Your lavender accents are so perfect, especially those placemats! They make me smile. Happy to be hopping with you, Judith! Come join us again at Tuesday Turn About!

  16. I love lavender in all it's forms (flower, color, scent) and I think it's underused in summer decor. Your table is gorgeous with all the lavender accents and I adore the sheep placemats. I love how you captured every detail of your gorgeous tablescape. So happy to be hopping with you and have a lovely rest of your week!

  17. I'm a huge fan of lavender and loved seeing how you used it for your tablescape. I hope that you enjoyed a nice meal at that pretty table with your family.

  18. Judith, those sheep placemats are so pretty, whimsical and give a great focal point to each place setting. I love lavender too and yours looks so pretty. We have 3 pots in the backyard, but they are not looking too happy right now. Maybe too hot? I would love to use them in a tablescape, but they are going to have to improve. All the elements of your tablescape look wonderful together.

  19. Your dining room is always a favorite of mine and it is just precious for summer. I absolutely adore all things lavender! It's a so pretty with those darling placemats!

  20. Judith, sorry I'm late getting around to visit. Your table offers a fresh cooling look for our hot days. I'm in love with that flatware. I may have to add some to my stash. As for enjoying the remainder of summer, I could welcome an early fall. I'm over this horrible heat day upon day.
    Enjoy the meteor show.


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