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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