Oh how I love a french style table.
Especially one that is a little bit rustic and elegant at the same time.
French style tables are full of charm - no matter what age they are.
Maybe it's a table that has chunky weathered boards and simple lines
Or it might be one that wears a scalloped detailed apron
and has a smooth, hand rubbed patina from years of use.
I had planned to set a french inspired table and take some new photographs for this months share
but with family in town and a crazy busy and fun week, I thought I would share a few of our tables from posts from the past instead.
Antique French tables come in many shapes and sizes and styles
and though I have quite a few different tables in my home- I am not sure any of them are particularly antique and French but I have several that do have the look.
Outdoor Rustic Farmhouse
Our outdoor table is a little more farmhouse style than french so you could call it
a French Farmhouse style.
I love it's more rustic look and the mixed width boards.
It has reclaimed chunky wood for a top and it wears each and every ding and
mismatched board proudly.
Since we used boards that were from another project- we didn't have enough of the same sizes to create the top but I love the inconsistent look and lines that it has where we pieced each board together with another to create the length we needed.
Out in the cottage, there is a diminutive dining table
that has a beautiful carved apron, scalloped top and a rich dark patina
Though it shows years of use - it's French lines are what really shows.
This one is actually marked underneath
I love how it's dark worn patina mingles with the chippy cupboard on the wall
which was a Re-Store find.
Carved Coffee Table
Another favorite table with a bit of a french flair
is a flea market find coffee table that we use outdoors on our covered patio.
It has a scalloped carved apron all around and it's top is an intricate parquet pattern.
This is an antique and is marked Italy underneath and it wore white before being stripped down to a natural color recently.
Of course some of the most well known french style tables
would be those little gold nesting tables with the curvy lines and sweet details.
Did you know that they are actually Italian in origin?
They are, but they definitely have a French flair to the way they feel.
I love collecting them- and admit that I keep my eye out for pieces
of Florentine furniture whenever I am shopping thrift stores and flea markets.
They are simply perfect for tucking in little spots.
I am joining these ladies in sharing a few French table inspirations today
Happy Sunday everyone!