Bring Paris Home for the Holidays & Give Away



Paris literally shimmers for the holidays. The lights are magical, the windows are filled with luxurious gifts, it’s a winter city landscape filled with holiday cheer.

Please join me as I bring Paris home for the holidays!


Bring Paris Home for the Holidays




Dreaming of holidays spent in an elegant Parisian apartment?




If you have never been there, but would love to someday. or if you have fond memories of the City of Lights, why not create your own bit of Parisian magic at home? I’m SO excited to have you join me today, because I’m bringing Paris Home for the Holidays!








This is a very special edition of Monday Morning Blooms.



Shirley, Pam, Mary and I are Celebrating the Holidays in Style, together with our dear friends from Crown Linen Designs and Arte Italica.



Crown Linens Arte Italica



Not only are they joining us to celebrate this beautiful season, they are also giving away a fabulous prize worth more than $400.00 to one of our readers! {The give away is now CLOSED.}




Please be sure to read all the way to the end to see how you can enter for a chance {or more chances!} to win.



Bring Paris Home for the Holidays



I first fell in love with Crown Linen Designs at market years ago. Not only was I immediately drawn to the beautiful quality and embroidery of the linens, once I met the people behind the brand, I fell in love even more!  Since then, their linens have graced our tables for every days and holidays here at FrenchGardenHouse.



Now they have come  together with Arte Italica, an amazing company with incredibly skilled artisans creating gorgeous table ware. A match made in heaven as both of them have attention to detail like no other.  I know so many of you already love every delicious thing from both of them!



Arte Italica Vetro Gold



A few weeks ago these luscious velvet placemats, linen napkins and that glorious Vetro Scalloped Footed Bowl arrived from my friends at Crown Linen Designs and Arte Italica.




I immediately envisioned a swanky dinner or luncheon in a Parisian apartment during the holidays. That I’ve never been to one of those doesn’t matter, a girl sometimes often has to make her own dreams happen.{!!}






I wish there was such a thing as touch screen where you could feel these round placemats, because they the softest, most sumptuous velvet. So beautiful, and then ruffles. Need I say more?




The Victorian linen napkins are stunning, embroidered with gold in a decorative design.



Bring Paris Home for the Holidays




Right away I knew my flowers for this setting should be soft colors of white, cream, pink and green, with a little touch of gold.




I was so excited to find winter peonies, along with pink roses, white alstroemeria, little white berries, seeded eucalyptus and the sweetest kind of eucalyptus I’ve ever seen at my local market.




Bring Paris Home for the Holidays




I set this table in front of the fireplace, near our white Christmas tree. The gold decorations highlight the beautiful gold Vetro Scalloped Footed Bowl, plates and glassware.







I cut the bottom corners off a block of wet florist’s foam and placed it in the center of the bowl, and began arranging the greenery first, then added those romantic pink and white peonies, filling in with the alstroemeria and little white berries.




Bring Paris Home for the Holidays




A sprinkling of eucalyptus branches down the center of the table adds a magical touch.




Bring Paris Home for the Holidays




The Vetro dinner plates make the perfect chargers for the antique French old paris porcelain dinner plates.  I love the romantic gold lace motif, it’s a beautiful frame for the aqua blue scalloped antique plates.




Bring Paris Home for the Holidays


Little gilded clip on birds in the flowers and golden bottle brush trees sprinkled on the table add fun.



Bring Paris Home for the Holidays




Are you singing Christmas songs in French yet?  I know I am! This year’s holidays may be smaller than what we love or are used to, but we can make them as beautiful and joyful as possible.



Memories are made around the table with love. Even though most likely you will spend your holidays cozily ensconced in your own beautiful home, I hope it feels as special as if you were in Paris!




Bring Paris Home for the Holidays

Crown Linens Designs






THE GIVE AWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Thanks to all who entered!!



Arte Italica Vetro gold






HERE IS HOW TO ENTER TO WIN,  you can leave me comments:

Follow  Crown Linen Designs on Instagram and/or Facebook, or Arte Italica on Instagram and/or Facebook and leave me a comment letting me know.

Follow  FrenchGardenHouse on Instagram and let me know.

Tell me what your favorite Crown Linen piece is, or Arte Italica piece is. 


For extra entries, you can do the same thing on Shirley, Mary and Pam’s blog! I know you will love their holiday inspiration…..good luck!



christmas table with white pitcher

SHIRLEY at Housepitality Designs


Christmas table setting with linens

MARY at HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs


Christmas table with Arte Italica

PAM at Everyday Living Blog


Bring Paris Home for the Holidays

and me, LIDY at FrenchGardenHouse




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73 thoughts on “Bring Paris Home for the Holidays & Give Away”

  1. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing! I followed Crown Linen, Arte Italica, and French Garden House on Instagram.

  2. Marilyn

    Love, love, love the Victorian Crown Linen napkins paired with the Arte Itlalica Vetro goblets which together bring a duet of sophistication to any holiday table setting.

  3. I love the Natale Sprig Velvet pillow and the Natale cake stand. I love your table setting. So pretty. Following all on instagram and Facebook

  4. Oh Lidy, when I saw your photo I knew we were in for a treat! What a gorgeous table and centerpiece…and winter peonies no less! The gold footed bowl, all the gilded edges, beautiful pastels, aqua blue scalloped antique plates all play so beautifully together. I love your slim flocked tree in the corner too. Thanks so much for your coordinating organizing efforts for today! As always it’s a treat to join you for some flower therapy, Happy Monday <3

  5. I’m hearing beautiful French music now! You secured winter peonies?!!! I need to search for them…the arrangement is so gorgeous in your exquisite, exquisite Arte Italica bowl. I am so in awe of the gorgeous antique French dinnerware. How so beautifully you curated the table Lidy in the beautiful room setting So what’s for dinner Lidy?…I am sure that you will make great memories around that table this year. AND I could just take those placemats and hug them too! Again, another treat to join you and our passionate flower loving friends! Have a great day Lidy!

  6. Ellen Stillabower

    My favorite Crown Linen Design on your blog is the placemats…I’ve never seen velvet placemats…

  7. Leigh Bickings

    Good Morning Lidy: Id I’d love to enter you giveaway for the table arrangement and napkins!!! my Ancestors are from the South of France ,so It would be a dream to win . Thanks!

  8. Raye Lynn Longhini

    I have followed all on Instagram. I really love the Marietta scalloped handle pitcher. What a beautiful addition to my collection. Though I didn’t see them when I shopped the site, I love the white ruffled placemats used in the pictures!?

  9. Lidy, your post could be described using every beautiful adjective I can think of. The Crown Linen placemats and napkins are luscious and gorgeous. Your antique china and crystal, and the Crown Linens and Arte Italica pieces plus your lovely flowers make me swoon.
    Your giveaway is most lovely and generous.
    My favorite thing is the velvet placemats.
    I follow you on Instagram.
    I follow Crown Linens on Instagram
    I follow Arte Italica on Instagram.

  10. Lidy, what a fantastic collaboration you organized! Of course I’ve followed you for years (from Romantic Homes days), and even purchased some of the napkins and a decor pillow through you. Your table setting is just beautiful and yes, yesterday while I decorating I was listening to Pandora’s French Cooking station (not exactly carols, but wonderful music nonetheless). While I am not in IG, I do follow you by email subscription and FB.
    I also follow Crown LInen on FB, and have enjoyed shopping directly with them as well. I purchased a holiday pillow in that velvet and it is pure luxury! I do believe those velvet placemats may go high on my list of things I’d love to add to my tabletop collection.
    I started following Arte Italica on FB, and the first thing I went to on their website were the chargers! Using the Vetro dinner plates as chargers is a smart way to show how one can easily swap their tables pieces in design.
    Please toss my name in the hat for this terrific giveaway, and good luck to all who enter!

  11. Lidy, I follow Crown Linen Designs & Arte Italica on Instagram. I’ve been following your blog and I follow you on Instagram. I like the Bumble Bee embroidered linen placemats and matching napkins from Crown Linen Designs. I also love the Giulietta dinnerware from Arte Italica. Thanks to you and the other ladies for giving us to opportunity to win such beautiful gifts!

  12. melinda pilkinton

    What a perfect pastel setting – so soothing and inviting. The velvet placemats are scrumptious and the gold embellished water goblets are positively luxurious! The table setting is such an inspiration. I think I’ll be PINK this Christmas! Thanks for your ideas and elegance.

  13. Sandra Brown

    Oh my! Ill est ne le divin ènfant! Thanks for taking me to Paris as I fear we’ll never get to travel again right now! ???. Beautiful! Trés Jolie! I’m a follower of all of you on the gram & FB. Love love linens and dishes & there’s no way to pick favs but any of the items featured in your post would make a lovely gift to ME for the holidays! Thank you!

  14. Your table is so elegant and lovely. I look forward to your Monday emails and follow you on Instagram. Just started following Crown Linen and Arte Italica as well .I love any linen with the Napoleon bee! I collect Arte pieces and would love a piece from the Natale collection.

  15. Joan Riker-Wilkie

    A fabulous table setting! I especially love the velvet placemats by Crown Linens

  16. Jamie Villers

    This was such an inviting post! And Thank You for reminding me of your Instagram and Arte Italica Instagram!!! I LOVE Arte Italica and try to pick up a new piece each year. The first year I bought my mom the very large round platter and stand for display and last year I purchased the champagne chiller. Don’t know which is my favorite, or the small pieces to use daily…any of them I use and love to ‘visit’ each time to walk by them at home.

  17. Laurie G

    Bonjour Lidy!
    What a lovely table setting- so elegant and artistic! I must tell you that the items from your shop arrived beautifully packaged and were a joy to receive! I am looking forward to the next arrival. I am now following you on FB and Instagram. I covet those Arte Italica wine goblets and the linen napkins are gorgeous!

  18. What a beautiful table! I love the flowers, all the crystal, china and especially the linens! Your postings make my day!

  19. Wow what a gorgeous post! My fav is the “Give Thanks” runner and the Natale Rectangular Tray with Handles. I love so much of their products! Thanks for the giveaway. This post is extra welcome right now with holidays apart looming. A good reminder of the many things we have to be thankful for and that God has put beauty all around us. God bless you!

  20. Those plates with the pretty turquoise are exquisite! And of course the napkins rock! What a generous giveaway. Thank you for hosting! (And by the way, those flowers are stunning and every time one can bring Paris to the table, I’m all in!)

  21. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

    Oh Lidy, your table is just gorgeous…every detail! I think we could all use lots of Christmas right now. I dream of one day visiting France, and I feel that you have taken us there this morning. I follow both companies on IG. They have such beautiful table decor. I am smitten with the red embroidered linens from Crown Linen Designs, and I love the Natale bowl from Arte Italica. I hope you have a holiday season filled with many blessings and much joy, sweet friend!

  22. Gorgeous table Lidy!
    Stunning flowers and love the antique plates. A beautiful table setting, very French.
    Thanks for making my day a little brighter.

  23. Brenda in Virginia

    Be still my heart, this was so beautiful I have scrolled up and down repeatedly so I wouldn’t miss anything. Down to the gilded bird clips and your flowers. Perfection!

    I already follow French Garden House on Instagram and am now a follower of both Crown Linen and Arte Italica on Instagram as well.

    I think I’ve seen you use the Royal napkin pattern on your blog but I especially loved the Victorian pattern. Got my fingers crossed I might win!


  24. Rosellen Siebenthal

    I would feel so rich with those lovely napkins.

  25. I followed Crown linen designs and FrenchGardenHouse on instagram. My very favorites are the bee napkins, they are so fun!

  26. Linda Hovgaard

    Your beautiful elegant Parisian table setting is such an inspiration for me! I plan on decorating in a white and gold theme this year (the flocked tree, fireplace and table setting) so when I saw your Bring Paris Home for the Holiday presentation it just sent me over the top! So gorgeous!

    I just love the quality and excellence that comes with all of the products from Crown Linen Designs and Arte Italica. Two of my favorite lines are the Bumblebee and the Pinecone Embroidered Design Collections from Crown Linen Designs and the Champagne Bucket from Arte Italica.

    I can’t wait to get started on my Gold & White Parisian Apartment look this week. I’m decorating early this year so I have time to savor every moment! Thank you Lidy!

  27. Oh, Lidy! This is all so beautiful! I am not on Facebook or Instagram, but I would love to enter the giveaway! I visited their website and just love the Provence Tumbled LInen towels made by Crown Linen and the Tuscan Coffee Canister with Spoon made by Arte Italica. Thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity to enter the beautiful giveaway! Many blessings to you!

  28. Alice Genzlinger

    What a romantic table Lidy. That table would melt the hardest heart. I’m so ready for Christmas decorating. I ordered a new tree for the foyer because we have a new beautiful stairway and have always wanted to put a tree there. It’s up and the light are on but no decorations as my hubby and I are recovering from covid. But I’m itching to decorate. I think that means I’m getting better. Please stay safe. Covid is no joke.

  29. Lidy, this post is proof you have a touch of magic. Your table and all your selections from linens to china are stunning. You have provided me with wonderful inspiration. Enjoy these remaining days of November, the holidays are a blink away. Stay well, my friend.

  30. Debbie Joens

    Lidy, so lovely to see the pastels of your table. Pink is one of my favorite colors and it looks amazing on your table with the gold and turquoise. It really does make you feel like you are in Paris! I am following Crown Linen Designs, Arte Italica and you on Instagram and Facebook. I love the Arte Italica pedestal bowl that you’ve used for your centerpiece and the linen napkins complete the look. Thank you for organizing such a generous giveaway and posts!

  31. I love the Crown Linen napkins with the bee on them! Thank you for offering such a wonderful giveaway for us to enter. Happy Holidays, a little early! 🙂

  32. Denise Carlson

    How very exciting to have the opportunity to participate in such a generous giveaway! Love the holiday table setting and the floral arrangement is soooo beautiful.The plate stack is beautiful with the French blue not to mention the gold in the glass wear. Love the whimsy of the sparkly birds in the arrangement. And the linens are to die for. I follow you on instagram.
    Thanks, Denise

  33. Martha Franks

    Beautiful table setting! I would like to join you there! I have followed everyone on Instagram and especially love the Natale tray!

  34. Lisa Wilkerson

    Absolutely stunningly beautiful. Makes me want to visit Paris again, or at the very least recreate it in my home.

  35. Hello Lidy! It is sooo nice to be able to come over and enjoy reading your wonderful holiday post… I LOVE Arte Italica’s tableware!! I hadn’t heard of Crown Linen Designs but their velvet placemats are beautiful and so are the gorgeous linen napkins (my downfall along with pillows…).

    I will definitely check them off on IG (already follow Arte Italica) and of course I’ve followed you for a number of years now. 🙂 I enjoy drooling over many of your lovely antiques. <3

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and enjoy your lovely home,
    Barb 🙂

  36. Eileen

    I am following both on Instagram and am wild about those stunning napkins. Just fabulous.

  37. Lidy, what a magical dream escape to Paris for dinner! Your table is exquisite, love, love the antique aqua scalloped plates. The velvet placemats are the perfect background for the lovely china. Oh my, winter peonies and gorgeous roses for a most beautiful arrangement in that fabulous AI footed bowl, it is the piece de resistance! Thank your for coordinating this fabulous giveaway. It is such a pleasure to share Monday Morning Blooms with you!

  38. Thanks for the giveaway! I followed everything. My favorites were the napkins and gold trimmed glasses you used. I guess that’s why I follow you. I also loved the Finezza cream plates.

  39. Cathy Miller

    I followed Crown Linen Designs on Instagram and Facebook and you on Instagram. I love the round placemats with the ruffle. The cream velvet are delicious for the holidays but I like the black and white checked for every day. Merry Christmas Lidy and stay safe!

  40. Be still my heart – your settings are exquisite. Those antique dishes
    in turquoise (such a diversion from Christmas green) spells Parisian
    elegance. Joining the hordes to sign up for the fabulously generous
    giveaway….Bless you.

  41. Julie Waldron

    I follow Crown Linen Designs on Facebook Julie Waldron.

  42. Julie Waldron

    My favorite piece is the Arte Italica Natale Sprig Table Runner.

  43. It’s a pleasure to follow you on Instagram! Many thanks for all you do to promote and encourage others to enjoy one of my favorite countries, France.

  44. Bonnie Shafer

    I love the Crown Royale napkins with the gold embroidery , they look wonderful in your dining room with all the gold. The runner is wonderful as well.

  45. Gloria Pulliam

    You know I absolutely love the red embroidery linen napkins from Crown Linen. I am following them on my husbands face book page since I do not have one of my own. I also am giving a set to my daughter-in-law for Christmas that I purchased from FGH a few years ago that go better with her new house. Happy Thanksgiving.

  46. Cheryl King

    Everything is exquisite, but I especially love the linen napkins!
    Happy Holidays!


    Hi Lidy, I follow you and Crown Linen Designs on instagram. Crown Linen has such beautiful things. I would be more than thrilled to win the give away! Thank you.

  48. Jean Van

    Bonjour, Lidy,
    Wow how lovely the table setting’s are and the linen’s alway’s so inviting, thank you for sharing can’t say enough how I enjoy your beautiful home, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family~~~~~~~~~~
    Alway’s, Jean~~~~~~~~~~~

  49. Lidy, I’m a Parisian girl at heart, so your table is making me long for a Parisian Christmas. My first trip to Paris was over Christmas, and it will long be a special memory!
    Your table setting is filled with gorgeous details! The gorgeous old Paris porcelain is the prettiest I’ve seen. That color is amazing! Did you find it in France? I’m adding this table to my Pinterest boards. Stunning inspiration here! Thank you.
    I’m currently crushing over the ruffled velvet placemats and need to place an order. As for Arte Italica, it’s the Vetro Gold chargers that are calling my name.. You girls have partnered with two of my favorite accounts! I admire the beauty each has to offer!! I’m following Crown Linen Designs and Arte Italic on both IG and FB. And you know I’m a follower of your beautiful accounts. Thanks for the opportunity to win this generous giveaway!

  50. I am new to Crown Linen and Arte Italica, How can anyone choose! I followed both on Instagram.
    I love the Vetro Plates & glassware. I added you to my pinterest!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  51. Madonna

    Forget Paris, it made me think lunch or dinner in a castle. Sweet. I followed both Crown Linen and Arte Italica on instagram and you!!! I adore the linens, esp. the embroidery on the napkins. The white Arte pitcher has many uses and very unique design, that handle is beautiful!

  52. Jackie Layton

    What an elegant and inspiring post. I’m following Crown Linen Designs now on IG.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  53. Diane Ruebel

    Having just found your extraordinary blog, I can hardly wait to introduce it to my 15 year old granddaughter who like me, loves all things French. Your table setting in front of your sweet fireplace is enchanting and with only my husband and me for the holidays, I’m going to create something similar for our December dinners. Now if only I had the vetro plates chargers and the velvet ruffled placemats to complete the table.
    Appreciating your exquisite inspiration on Camano Island, WA.

  54. It’s so lovely to see the pastels of your table. It reminds me so much of my mom. She loved all the pastels, and gold. Pink was one of her favorite colors and it looks amazing on your table with the gold and turquoise. My mom loved anything French and passed that love on to me. Seeing this beautiful table scape definitely makes you feel like you are in Paris! I am following Crown Linen Designs, Arte Italica and you on Facebook. I love the Arte Italica pedestal bowl that you’ve used for your centerpiece and the linen napkins complete the look. Thank you.

  55. Leigh Bickings

    Hi Lidy: I’m not sure if I’m allowed a second opportunity to win that beautiful place setting ,I’m just just taking a chance . I’m always excited to read your post !

  56. Annette

    I followed both brands on both sites (@agratefulattitude on IG). (Follow Crown Linen Designs on Instagram and/or Facebook, or Arte Italica on Instagram and/or Facebook and leave me a comment letting me know.)

  57. Annette

    DONE (@agratefulattitude): Follow FrenchGardenHouse on Instagram and let me know.

  58. Annette

    My favorite pieces are: CLD Washed Linen Duvet Cover with Scarf Ruffle AND Arte Italica Natale Square Plate.

  59. Sharon Elsberry

    Lidy, I love your Christmas table, fresh evergreens, flowers, crystal!!! I admire your eye for decorating. I am now following Crown Linen and Designs and Arte Italica, both are beautiful sites. Natale Sprig Large Napkins are one of my favorites at Crown Linen and the.Natale Wine Holder would be perfect for entertaining with friends. The Celebrate the Holidays in Style giveaway is truly Amazing!! Thank you for making the world a better place!! Love, Sharon Elsberry

  60. Such a gorgeous table. I adore the winter peonies. The pink is stunning. The added gold is so festive. Truly a beautiful sight to see. I do follow both Crown Linens and Arte Italica. I absolutely love the Vetro Gold matte Scalloped Footed bowl from Arte Italicas. Crown linens has caught my eye with the Victorian Linen Napkins. Good luck to all.

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