Flow Blue and Sunflowers

Happy September! It’s almost fall, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. I’m thrilled to be here at FrenchGardenHouse setting a fall table with Flow Blue and Sunflowers. Please join me!

Flow Blue & Sunflowers




I’m so happy you are here! Happy Labor Day! If you came via Mary, Pam, or Bonnie, it’s so nice to meet you, I hope you will become one of our circle of friends at FrenchGardenHouse and join me often here on the blog. You can find my friends’ links for their beautiful floral inspiration at the very bottom of this post.




We are thrilled to have our dear friend Bonnie join us today! {I love it when we have guests – even more flower fun!!}




Sunflowers are a wonderful flower to transition from summer to fall, their sunny yellow rays and warm brown centers can instantly lift anyone’s spirits. Cheerful and happy, they’re instant mood adjusters, aren’t they?


French country sunflower


For a little happy flower inspiration, we’re all celebrating the sunflower this Monday.


french sunflower bouquet


I bought two bouquets of sunflowers, along with a mixed bouquet at the flower market this week. Sunflowers always make me smile, especially at this time of year.


Flow Blue & Sunflowers


I want to be like a sunflower; so that even on the darkest days I will stand tall and find the sunlight.


Flow Blue & Sunflowers


On a sunny September afternoon, while setting this French Country table, I envisioned what this table would look like later in the afternoon, when the sun was waning. It did not disappoint!


Flow Blue & Sunflowers


Sunflowers have an exceptional kind of beauty, their sun-kissed golden yellow color is the perfect complement to the deep cobalt blue of antique flow blue plates. I set this table with an antique French hand woven cloth as a neutral back drop.


French Country table setting


A stack {I know! I usually don’t do stacks, but this time the top plate is for a salad course.} of antique flow blue plates at each place setting are a wonderful color combination with our new chestnut linen napkins.


Chestnut French linen napkins

antique flow blue plate


Antique coin silver and French silver plated flatware adds a little gleam and glamor to this mostly country setting of Provencal colors, sunny golden yellow, deep blue and warm chestnut brown.


sunflower qoute


The antique stone fruits are one of my favorite “finds” this summer – I sprinkled them around this table for fun.


french country flower centerpiece


Advice from a sunflower. Be bright, sunny and positive. Know your roots. Spread seeds of happiness. Rise, shine and hold your head up high. Keep on growing. Even on the darkest days, stand tall and find the sunlight.



Flowers in this arrangement:


Pink Sedum

White Hydrangea


Purple Asters

Accompanied by:


Lemon Leaf


flow blue and owl tag



Sunflowers and Flow Blue Table Details:

Flow Blue Antique Dishes

Chestnut Linen Napkins

French Vintage Silver Plate Flatware

Owl Tags




I love this sunny combination of sunflowers and flow blue. You? It seems a wonderful transition from the hot days of August to the {hopefully} cooler days of September.


set a french country table with flow blue and sunflowers

shop Flow BLue



Please visit my dear and very talented friends and get even more happy sunny inspiration! See you there!

sunflowers in French confit pots

Bonnie at Living With Thanksgiving

Pam at Everyday Living

sunflowers for a fall country table setting

Mary at HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs


Flow Blue & Sunflowers
and me, Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse




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36 thoughts on “Flow Blue and Sunflowers”

  1. What an atmosperic picture,beautiful arrangement with the sunflowers and the blue & white.
    Happy Labor Day

  2. Good Morning Lidy, I love your cheery mix of flowers in your pitcher! I especially love the sedum and chamomile paired with your sunflowers. I’ve always admired Flow Blue and love it on your table paired with the warm cinnamon napkins. Your antique stone fruits are a wonderful find and addition to your table. We both shared advice from a sunflower today. 🙂 As always, it’s a treat to share blooms with you. Happy September and Labor Day! <3

  3. Happy Labor Day, Lidy! But, I hope it will be a day or relaxation. I love your mix of flowers, especially the sedum that looks like mine that is growing in our garden. The sunflowers really pop mixed with the Flow Blue plates and your chestnut linen napkins. I love the sunflower quotes…sunflowers do make me smile! Your lovely table brings back memories of our trip to Provence many years ago. It is always a pleasure to share our Monday Morning Blooms!

  4. What a beautifully simplistic table setting and floral arrangement, Lidy! So many of your flowers remind me of my former landscape garden, from the sunflowers to the asters and pink sedum. The added wild chamomile and greenery makes a perfect early fall statement when together with the others. Love the flow blue with your chestnut napkins, and the stone fruits randomly placed. True to your heritage, you do a country French table so, so well. Happy Labor Day to you!

  5. Lidy, Your commentary is lovely. You have a way with words. I always enjoy your french heritage in your styling and descriptions.
    I love your arrangement. The sedum is that perfect fall color. Mine does not get full sun, and it isn’t as pretty as yours. Since it roots so easily, I need to move some to another spot. The camomile, asters, and sedum compliment the sunflowers so well. The flow blue and stone fruit are elegant, and the chestnut linen napkins are also.
    I enjoyed being a part of MMB today. Thank you for including me as a guest bloomer.

    1. Bonnie, thank you so much for joining us today. It was such a pleasure to share sunflowers with you today, friend. Happy Labor Day!

  6. Alice Genzlinger

    So French Lidy. The flow blue is a favorite as is the coin silver.The blue and yellow mix is always a favorite.

  7. Happy Labor Day Alice! Blue and yellow were my Mom’s favorite color combination too. Sunflowers are always a good idea- the transition from summer to autumn with a cheerful face and even when the “ rays” fall out they look beautiful.

    1. Thank you so much, Gail. Sunflowers bridge the seasons so well, don’t they? If only Mother Nature would cooperate. Happy Labor Day!

  8. Absolutely stunning! I have written down the sunflower quotes to transcribe into my garden journal. I will be using my flow blue plates at my next dinner with a sunflower arrangement. As always, thank you for your inspiration.

    1. Barbara, I just love the sunflower quotes!! They remind us to look to the sun, and stand up tall. : ) I also love that you keep a garden journal, I bought Mr. FGH one but I secretly suspect he uses it to record his running and biking times! Happy Labor Day to you!

  9. So lovely Lidy, so French in feel and so you! The color palette of deep blues with warm browns and sunflowers is perfect for this time of year as we transition to Fall. Your arrangement is so pretty, what a nice mix of flowers and textures. Happy September!

    1. Happy September dear Jenna! Thank you so much, friend, for always being so kind. I am so longing for autumn days and evenings…wishing you a beautiful Labor Day!

  10. Jeannie McPherson

    Hi Lidy: Your beautiful Blue & Yellow Autumn table is a total inspiration. Thank you for your Francophile Blog…. Always a favorite! Jeannie

    1. Thank you so much, Jeannie! Wishing you a relaxing and beautiful Labor Day!

  11. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

    Lidy, you have combined two of my most favorite things…sunflowers and flow blue. Your flower arrangement is stunning and combined with the pretty blue and white makes a show stopping presentation! Happy Labor Day, sweet friend!

    1. Happy Labor Day, Shannon! I hope it’s a lovely one over there, dear friend. xo

  12. Bette Jean Herrmann

    Bonjour Lidy—–Everything is Beautiful—as usual!! I have not seen a listing w/Shirley lately—-is she WELL & Ok? Enjoy Labor Day!!!! Bette Jean Herrmann

    1. Happy Labor Day Bette Jean! Shirley is doing very well, she stopped blogging, partially to take care of her wonderful 90+ year old mom. We keep in touch, though, and she has an instagram account you can visit.

  13. Lidy, this is so beautiful with your Flow Blue. Everything is elegant and beautiful just like you. By the time I knew about Flow Blue, it was very expensive and difficult to find. Thank you for your inspiration with word and design.

    1. Thank you so much Dianne, you are so kind. I hope you have a gorgeous week ahead!

  14. Nancy Brantley

    What’s not to love…?? Flow blue and sunflowers!! So pretty together. Stone fruit adds an extra pretty display.

    1. I agree, and thank you Nancy! Blue and white looks good with everything!

  15. Lidy, sunflowers are favorites here too, and I like their advice! The Flow Blue paired with the chestnut linens speaks to my heart. I always love this time of year and using the shades of nature around our home and on our table. Happy Labor Day!

  16. Happy Labor Day, Sarah! I love their advice too ( I think they might be related to my mother!)

  17. What a lovely table and such a beautiful centerpiece! I enjoyed seeing your flow blue dishes. The color combination is quite stunning, Thank you for the lovely inspiration!

    1. Thank you so much Nancy! I love the combination of the flow blue and the chestnut linens and sunny sunflowers. But then what doesn’t look good with blue and white? Wishing you a beautiful week ahead! xo

    1. Thank you so much Jain! I’m channeling my inner fall, it’s still so hot isn’t it?! Hope you have a beautiful week.

  18. Shirley @Housepitality Designs

    Oh my Lidy!!…in love with the combination of the Flow Blue and the Sunflowers and the cheerful colors of the linens are perfection…as always!…You have captured the essence of Fall in France!….and those stone fruits?!!…LOVE..what a great find! Thank you for always placing a smile on our faces viewing your always so beautiful flower creations and tables filled with exquisite linens and china…I wish you a most wonderful week ahead…miss you lots! xoxo’s

  19. Thank you so much dearest Shirley! I know you are an avid blue and white fan…and your beautiful home is filled with lots of blue and white treasures. I actually thought about you a lot during this particular MMB…miss you too, dearest friend! xo

  20. What a lovely table! That cloth is so charming! I am especially moved by the quote from Helen Keller. To think that she could imagine the sunflowers and shadows without the gift of sight. What an amazing woman she became! Your sunflower arrangement is beautiful. I think there is perhaps no field of flowers as lovely as a field of sunflowers in bloom!

    1. Oh I agree, Chloe, I love that quote from Helen Keller too. The sunny sunflower is a gift, and you are so right, a whole field of them is a wonderful treat.

  21. Lidy, your table is so charming. I adore the Flow Blue plates and sunflowers together. The antique stone fruits are a lovely find. Sunflowers make us smile and always present a cheerful look. Thank you for your sweet visit. Happy September. xo

    1. Happy September! Linda, thank you so much for your kind words. Sunflowers are always a sunny reminder to cherish each day, and each other, aren’t they?

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