July 14 is Bastille Day. According to History.com, Bastille Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution and the eventual overthrow of the tyrannical reign of King Louis XVI and the beheading of the king and his wife, Marie Antoinette. Parisinfo.com tells us about the festivals, parades, balls and other cultural events which occur during this national holiday.
Since a trip to Paris is simply not in the cards this year, I decided to celebrate the occasion with a tablescape inspired by my cousin's Paris Birthday.
Of course, the centerpiece is an Eiffel Tower with a huge French flag surrounded by silver candlesticks and strings of pearls.
The plates are labeled 222 Fifth "City Scenes". I found them at T.J. Maxx a few years ago. They occasionally have pieces in the stores even now including some other "City Scenes" from London and Moscow. The silver is King Richard by Towle. It looks like it could use a bit of polish. The brass "P" stands for Paris or my last name (or both!).
Maybe for next year I can learn a little French cooking. Or better yet, travel to Paris!
I am linking to Tablescape Tuesday on Betweennapsontheporch.net
Happy Bastille Day to you! Thanks for stopping by!