Tuesday, November 22, 2011

French Industrial & A Simple Thanksgiving Table…


Hi there…

What are you thankful for???

I am thankful for my gorgeous husband, my beautiful baby boys, my fun family and sweet friends. I am thankful for my God, my Faith and my genuine heart. I am thankful for my life, and for being an artist.



French industrial is my new crave at the moment. My hubby sanded down my dinning room table recently and we just topped it of with Briwax. LOVE that stuff. It brought out the natural pine in the table and was super simple. This table has changed 3 times in two years. Once I stained it a dark Jacobean color, then I painted it white and now this. I like it best this way. I also styled a  simple Thanksgiving table. You can check out last year’s Thanksgiving table setting here.

I replaced my Ashwell chairs with  these two vintage Tolex chairs from my friend Sandy, the other side has a bench. You can see how it use to look here.  I was going to go for the knock off version of these chairs  but decided, NOTHING is better then the real thing. The vintage one’s are hard to find.  I am on the look out for more.

This table setting is just a photo shoot I did for fun and to share idea’s.  I DO NOT use my ironstone, transferware and vintage cutlery to eat off of. Chef told me once that it is not sanitary and it can be porous and hold bacteria. I use it just for decorating

But, that is just me being the crazy, clean, anal person that I am.

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All of my velvet pumpkin’s came from A Beautiful Mess. Did you know that these are collector’s items???  My vintage grey French transferware came from Tracey of French Larkspur.

I love her style and flea market finds.

After I shot the table I decided to use my grey French trivets as chargers.

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I wanted to let you know I am a little behind on my posting.  You can find me daily on FACEBOOK and follow us there too. I will be sharing what is coming up on our blog as I did when I found these chairs a few weeks ago.

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That little blurry guy in the back is a vintage statue of St. Francis.

Got that beauty from Debra Hall Lifestyles.


I hope you all have a wonderful and THANKFUL,


Until next time.



I will announcing the winner of Girard’s Premium Salad dressing giveaway on our FACEBOOK tomorrow.


  1. Im greatful people blog so i can be inspired.
    I hope you will post the winner here as well. I dont facebook.. I know Im so behind the times

  2. Hi Lu,

    I am actually a huge fan of french industrial. Unfortunately, I only have the knockoff Tolex chairs...for now! lol This is my style completely, so this post caught my eye! :) Love it! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!


  3. I love your table. I am liking french industrial as well. The chairs are awesome! I just bought three hobnail mercury pendant lamps to hang in my kitchen. I am so excited! I will post on my blog when they are hung.

    happy thanksgiving

  4. GORGEOUS Lulu!! Your table looks awesome!! And I adore the way you dressed it up, simply beautiful!!!
    I am thankful for my adoring husband and my beautiful boys and of course God who made all of this possible for me to be thankful for!
    Wishing you a joyous Thanksgiving!!

  5. I am thankful I came by here...talk about inspiration!!! I am soooooooooo excited about Christmas..and I can not wait to see what you do!! Hope this finds you well,xo

  6. Juliann I will be sure to let you know if you win! LOL. Jessie, even though I like the real deal. Knock off's can still be beautiful and I love them just as much. Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. I really appreciate it. Happy Gobble, Gobble day!! lulu

  7. good to know about the ironstone! i recently got a beautiful selection of these gorgeous pumpkins! i love them! happy thanksgiving to you and your family.



  8. The scattering of pumpkins on the table is so charming, and i'm seeing the coolest old basket in the background there. And, i'm with you, i have found the coolest old plates and silverware, but i do wonder sometimes about the safety of using them... glad i'm not the only one!


  9. This is so GORGEOUS!!!! I would LOVE to transplant this room into my house!! The gray and white is so crisp and clean. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thank you for always being so inspiring.

  10. It all looks beautiful, I love the look and am bringing some of it into our home as well. Thank you for the inspiration! Happy Thanksgiving! t.xoxo

  11. lu, everything looks gorgeous. i am glad the transferware went to a good home. they are beautiful. have a wonderful thanksgiving.

  12. So lovely! I too have a huge collection of ironstone and antique dishes which I use frequently. To make them more food safe I line my platters or serving bowls with waxed paper sheets or brown parchment paper. Kale, butter lettuce and other greens work well too. The waxed paper sheets are available at Costco...about 1000 come in a box so they'll last a lifetime!
    Heather Bullard

  13. I love those chairs..I have only been able to find new knock offs but I am so tempted to change out my white farmhouse chairs....

  14. oh wow...it's all so gorgoeous...I love the color too.

  15. What an inviting table you've set...gorgeous palette!

  16. love love this idea :)
    lovely pumpkins !!


  17. Sure wish I was the Sandy that gave you the Tolix chairs, they're hot!


    Having a giveway, sweetie, come over.

  18. You have a very beautiful blog.
    This table setting is some of the most stylish, fun and creative, I have ever seen. Beautifully photographed too. The colors are gorgeous. Love your style.

    Have a great evening