My Christofle Table

by ally redmond

Recently, I had the pleasure of working with one of my favorite French brands – Christofle. They approached me to be a part of their new series, “My Christofle Table,” and – as a long-term fan – I was more than happy to oblige. Their flatware was on our wedding list many many (many, many) moons ago, and their vintage pieces are always something I look out for when I’m at antique fairs.

woman in white setting a table

They asked me to pick some favourite items from their collection and create a tablescape as if I were entertaining friends. This was easy, because that is exactly what I did!  We had friends over for a Sunday lunch, and it was the perfect opportunity to create a lay a summery table with flowers and the gorgeous goods from Christofle.


Laying tables definitely seems to be a big part of our life here.  Taking the time to sit down to eat, whether we are two, six or sixteen is simply the way things happen.   My husband and I both work from home, and we always pause midday to sit down together, even its just for a salad.    When we invite guests, sometimes the tables are fancy and sometimes the beauty is in the simplicity.    A time to share, to connect and to recharge our batteries.


How about you?  Are sit-down meals a part of your everyday routine?


To see the items I chose for my Christofle Table CLICK HERE!

outdoor tablescape with crystal and flowers


franki parde August 15, 2020 - 3:56 pm


Gretchen Fewell August 15, 2020 - 4:17 pm

Please share where one might purchase your lovely white top in this article…the table is stunning!

Bonnie Wood August 15, 2020 - 4:17 pm

So pretty!!!! Love the colors!!!

Nettie August 15, 2020 - 4:49 pm

Gorgeous! We too, being retired, sit down for lunch and dinner together almost every day. We sit out at the tables on the decks as often as we can, chat….relax….enjoy our food and coffee. Our table doesn’t look as beautiful but I do put the placemats and napkins on. Thanks for your beautiful photos and inspiration.

Sandra Leonard August 15, 2020 - 5:24 pm

Having family and friends in for a meal or drinks or tea is a big part of our life here on the coast of Maine, USA. This time of year we gather outside on the terrace, and even then I enjoy laying a pretty table and using lovely things from my stash! In winter we’re inside in front of the dining room fireplace with a delicious stew or roast. The first cold snap,is the signal to make fish chowder, a Maine staple. Thanks so much for your blog, Sharon. I’ve enjoyed it for nearly its whole life and look forward to the special boxes when they are due. Soon again since I know you e shipped the August box! There is always something I keep for myself, many things actually, and I use much of the rest for gifts. Friends always ask, “where did you find that?” My secret!

Carolyn Smith-Kizer August 15, 2020 - 5:28 pm

Beautiful! Can you provide a link to a French site/etiquette book that shows how and why the French lay their table? It appears to be a little different than English/American. I do French Colonial reenacting and in the 18thC the handles were upside down.

Cindy Stierhoff August 15, 2020 - 7:25 pm

I love the colors of your table but the crystal is what catches my eye, birthday is next Friday and my French friend Estelle is planning a dinner party, for 4…we don’t gather in groups. I know my dinner will be elegant and out of this world and dessert, her specialty, will leave me breathless and full till the following week, lol

Amy August 15, 2020 - 7:55 pm

Oh how I love Christofle! It’s what I have too. Such a beautiful table…
Those flowers!

Constance Milicia August 15, 2020 - 8:00 pm

Tres chic~

Anne August 15, 2020 - 11:25 pm

Your table and your blouse are beautiful. Beautiful pictures. Thanks. Anne

Kimberly Wells August 17, 2020 - 3:16 am

There is nothing more pleasurable than setting a beautiful table for family and or friends. Nobody does it like the French.

Blanca Martinez August 17, 2020 - 5:33 am

Hi Sharon,
Your table looks amazing!
Casual elegance at it’s finest.
Just like you!
Love your blouse and your beautiful garden!
God bless you

Mumbai August 18, 2020 - 5:30 pm

Lunch is our main course and we really celebrate this time here in Southern Spain as a sit-down-meal on our terrace. However we are 2 of us I decorate the table depending on the meal and as the whim takes me. Summertime deco is always colorful and jolly as
against winter deco.

Emm August 21, 2020 - 5:55 am

That’s a lovely table, and the pattern is so pleasing. Is Christofle part of Limoges china? If so, I somehow never made that connection.

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Lesley Coleman September 12, 2020 - 12:19 am

In Melbourne Australia even though we are bunkered down for Covit summer is coming and outside entertaining will be wonderful even though it is only for me, good china and cutlery and a cloth on the table make a perfect table for me. Well done.


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