Just an hour away, a pretty drive across the Golden Gate Bridge, is the Napa-Sonoma wine region. The Wine country inspired my harvest table setting for this Project Design with Cindy, Annie, and other friends (links at the end of the post).
Napa-Sonoma is beautiful and romantic but wildfires have tragically damaged some wineries. There’s hope as I write this as firefighters are containing the latest one and we are expecting rain on Friday.
Winemakers are not only hardworking farmers, they are scientists, marketers, and bon vivants. And I admire that!
Wine Country Inspired Harvest Table
Wooden Fruit Basket With Grapes
When we were living in Paris, we bought an antique farm table (serving as my sister’s desk now) from an old couple at a flea market. As a “cadeau” (gift), they threw in the wooden fruit basket below. So nice 🙂 Usually, I keep magazines in it.
I placed bubble wrap in the bottom of the fruit basket and loaded it up with leaves from the tree across the street and wine grapes from the flower market…but you could just use regular grapes from the grocery store. I also added those feathery stalks…not sure what they are called…do you know?
Cotton Linen Napkins and Rings
The dark blue napkins (on sale) from West Elm wash nicely. The grape napkin rings were attached as gifts/free to certain bottles of rosé (this was also when we were living in Paris–and I have about ten of them!).
Tie A Towel Around The Wine To Protect Table
It also adds a little “flair”. This one is linen from Pottery Barn. It’s also one of my favorite dish towels.
Like a lot of gatherings this year, this was just a small dinner that we with salad frisée and braised short ribs. I pulled out the wire votive holders (similar) from a few years ago for a little festivity!
Speaking of festivity…let’s get some inspiration from my friends and their