Wednesday, January 8, 2020

French Country Elements in the Dining Room

My focus on getting back in the decor groove after the Holidays has been on my Dining Room table. At the beginning of the New Year I tend to want to go with more neutral elements since I'm usually oversaturated with color from Christmas. I've been gathering inspiration for a French Country Farmhouse feel that I could use in my Dining Room without going shopping.

Here is some wonderful inspiration from Pinterest that gave me a few ideas for a new look this early January. It's winter, so I wanted to keep that "winter-y" feel with texture and color. Some of these photos are not located on a table, but would work equally well as a centerpiece or grouping.

You will see photos from Edith and Evelyn Vintage over and over. Cindy's blog is a perfect expression of French Country. She and her husband have just moved from Missouri to Alabama, so be sure and visit her and her new home when you can.

Containers with florals or naturals

Home Decor and Entertaining Pins

French country house by Authentic Interiors.

Anyone dreaming of warm sunshine and the sweet smell of peonies? It has been such a rainy gloomy December in Wisconsin. Ugh! Spring is coming eventually right? This beautiful photo comes to you from Celine @celinephenix and there is more awaiting you on her Instagram feed! Be sure to give Celine @celinephenix a follow! Then head to for a dose of farmhouse and a dose of sales + free shipping! #peonies #farmhouseflowers #farmhousediningroom #farmhousetable #farmhousekitchen #myb

Linen or grain sack table runner

HUGE Antique French Cast Metal Jardiniere by edithandevelyn

Baskets and Trays

Spring Basket Centerpiece – Farmhouse Spring Tablescape

Farmhouse Style Dining Room Refresh | Bless This Nest #farmhouseInterior

white hydrangeas crusty vintage urn french style gorgeous vignette

Atelier de Campagne

73+ Awesome Vintage French Country Dining Room Design Ideas #diningroomideas #diningroomdecorating #diningroomdesign


Create a Tabletop Tableau

You guys! I don’t know if its just me, but I don’t think I’ve ever been more excited for Spring than this year. We had glimmers of sunlight throughout winter, but when we see sun in March here on the farm, we are filled with so many good feels, and we cannot contain it. Being … #frenchdecoratingideas

Beautiful french country dining room ideas (13) - HomeSpecially


When most people look at a design, they can immediately sense whether it feels right, but might not know why. Often times, the feeling of whether something is right is determined by a design's balance. Balance is easy to spot when it's symmetrical, or a mirror image, such as two matching lamps on the entryway, an identical arrangement of seating on two sides of a room or candlesticks on a mantle.

Love these for the garden.  // Great Gardens & Ideas //


French Finds and Salvaged Doors - framed prints, hung from salvaged doors, is a great way to add height and interest to a room + no holes in the wall - Atelier de Campagne

love the topiaries in baskets.. that table & those chairs!

Alter Candlesticks

Picture 7 - the candles in this room, set it off!

Collection of six, late 18th and 19th century pricket candlesticks, retaining some of the original decoration.

St Augustus on the Cliff

common ground : A Winter Dining Room in Neutrals

Pottery and Ironstone 

40 French Country Dining Room Decor Ideas -

Tabletop wheelbarrows and carts

french country



Edith and Evelyn

Our Dining Room Renovation in a 1970's French Country Ranch :: Hometalk

Gorgeous 39 Latest Farmhouse Decor Ideas For Dining Room.


Simple Dough Bowl Styling Ideas

Make your own DIY Dough Bowl using power tools |

80 modern french country dining room table decor ideas

a vintage rustic decoration of a dough bowl, lemons, greenery and a couple of candle lanterns


each graced with its original hand-painted gilt cartouche and the name of a vintage grown in the vineyards of France.


Vintage Wine Bottles - French Wine Bottles, Wine Bottle Art, Wine Bottle Collection | Soft Surroundings

Cabin & Cottage

wooden boxes

Sophia's: Planter Box Centerpiece

14 idées de décoration d'automne rustiques et accueillantes pour la nouvelle saison – idées d'ameublement

Favorite Things Friday - Our Southern Home

Once I had pinned all these images,
I was surprised at how much easier it was to put something together.
You can find these pics and more at my
Pinterest Board Country French

Next post I'll share what I finally came up with for my own table.

*(I gave credit for images where I could find a credible link)

joining in here:

All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
 Celebrate Your Story at The Zucchini Sisters
Create Bake, Make at Across the Blvd
Happiness is Homemade at Blue Sky at Home
Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
Tips and Tutorials at Home Stories A to Z
Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away from Home
Keep in Touch at Let's Add Sprinkles 
 Talk of the Town at Knick of Time
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode 
Share Your Style at French Ethereal 
Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home
 Wonderful Wednesday at LeCultivateur 
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Farmhouse Friday at The Painted Hinge


  1. Hello Debra. I am swooning through all of these. It is a cold day here and I am staying in and will visit some of these blogs today. Thank you for showing me all of these beautiful places to visit. Happy New Week.

  2. Debra,
    Agreed that these photos are filled to the brim with inspiration.
    Anxious to see your lovely creative expression upon your table!

  3. I love all of these! I think the wooden boxes are my favorite. I just have a thing for wooden boxes filled with flowers and candles.

  4. This is such a lovely post, Debra, with so many pretty French pieces! I keep thinking I'll sit down and make some moss balls and place them in a dough bowl... Just lovely! I haven't been to Cindy's site again since their move. Thank you for reminding me to do that. :)

    Happy to feature your post at this week's coming Share Your Style #239, thank you,
    Barb :)

  5. Beautiful inspiration. Edith and Evelyn is a beautiful blog. I can't wait to see more of her new house.

  6. Omgosh inspiration overload! I love, Love, LOVE Thank you for putting it all in one place for us. I'll have to revisit again & again two soak in all the goodness. Stay well.

    XO- MaryJo

  7. I could have stared at each photo all dang day! Love the inspo. I never thought about the tabletop wheelbarrows before! So cute. Thanks for posting this. I think I pinned 90% of the pics. :)


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