The Celebration of my new book ‘Inspired Gatherings’ is continuing this week! A look behind the scenes of this sweet pea inspired table setting with a charming French farmhouse table
Behind the Scenes
Inspired Gatherings is a book about creating a ‘gathering’ where ever you find inspiration. In the house, on a drive or at the lake for example- and also right in your own backyard. It is tables and picnics and impromptu gatherings with family and friends.
And while planning and dreaming up ideas for those gatherings – I started searching for various styles of tables and chairs and elements that I could use for the different stylings.
I shopped my own cupboard full of vintage china and flatware, shopped the thrift stores and also online at some of my favorite places for vintage French and romantic style pieces.
You are probably already familiar with The Bella Cottage as I have shared their gorgeous pieces here many times. They have long been a favorite source for beautiful romantic inspired decor, elegant reproduction furniture and also vintage and antiques. They have such beautiful pieces and a lot of one of a kind pieces to help create that gathered and curated over time feeling in your home.
I have several pieces from Eloquence- like the Avignon Drapery table that I used for the island in my kitchen.
For this Table in the Sweet Peas styling in Inspired Gatherings- I used a beautiful farmhouse table that came from Bella Cottage as well.
A French Farmhouse Style Table
This table. So much love.
There are pages of table possibilities at The Bella Cottage- and this French Farmhouse style table talked to me right away.
I love the chunky legs and patina. And how much this table looks like an old antique that you might find in a tag sale in the countryside somewhere. So much character and charm in the finish- and it comes in several sizes. Which is fantastic for finding the perfect size for your space.
One of my favorite looks is to pair a farmhouse table with various vintage or vintage inspired chairs. Changing the chairs is such an easy way to change the whole look of a room quickly and easily.
You can gather various flea market find chairs to use together or bring your everyday dining chairs outside to change things a bit. For this Table in Sweet Peas – I used mismatched wooden chairs for a ‘gathered’ table setting.
And at our farmhouse table inside- I used a set of vintage cane chairs that have become our everyday dining chairs. These dining chairs are also from The Bella Cottage- they carry vintage chairs and also reproductions that have the look.
So if you don’t have an authentic French antique table or chairs – you can find some beautiful reproductions to get the look.
And you can grab your copy of my book on Amazon as well.