Dreaming of a White Christmas Table

My Dreaming of a White Christmas Table is set with white and gleaming gold, a reflection of a sparkling and wintery Christmas time. The world sparkles at Christmas time, doesn’t it? It seems brighter and lighter, with all the twinkling lights and glow of candles. As a little girl in Europe I loved nothing better than seeing all those lights, especially reflected on our snowy streets. With those memories in mind, I decorated My Dreaming of a White Christmas Table.

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Snowy White Christmas Table


Welcome to Monday Morning Blooms!


Thank you so much for joining us today! Mary, Pam and I are delighted to feature a white Christmas flower arrangement today! I’ll be linking to their gorgeous posts at the bottom, so grab a cup of your favorite warming holiday drink and please come in!



Dreaming of a White Christmas Table


To bring that magical snowy light into our home for the holidays that I loved so much as a little girl, I designed this table setting mostly in white and gold. But I couldn’t resist sneaking in a pop of turquoise, because these antique French opaline blue glass vases with gold stars seemed a perfect reflection of a European star filled wintry evening!

Dreaming of a White Christmas

French style Christmas Table


This is such a special time of year, the world seems brighter, filled with light when we spend our time together and share our love and caring hearts. And the days leading up to the moment when the Savior brought light into the world seem seeped in magic.

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antique gold encrusted plates for Christmas


The Flowers


After coming home from our latest 10 day trip, I kept my centerpiece simple. Because this holiday elf needs to get much accomplished before Christmas happens at FrenchGardenHouse! And I got a wicked cold, the first one in many, many years.  I’m on the mend {fingers crossed} because it seems a cold always comes at a time when you least can use one. : )


Since the antique opaline French vase is already festive with the sparkling gold stars, I kept the flowers simple and used three large white amaryllis, greens and fresh eucalyptus. I nestled in a few ornaments in aqua blue for an added punch.  Sometimes simple works wonders, and this is especially true at holiday time, when the beauty of white flowers agains a backdrop of luscious fresh greens is all you need.

White Christmas table
White Amaryllis centerpiece

French opaline Holidays

White Christmas Flowers


The Table


Just like a blanket of beautiful snow, this antique hand made lace tablecloth is the base for my Christmas table. One of the most exciting tablecloths I’ve ever found for FrenchGardenHouse, this one is incredible. All hand made lace, with insets of cherubs and magical floral designs.  I saw lace tablecloths like this in museums in Italy, and it’s no wonder. The amount of time it must have taken to create this by hand must have been crazy, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime heirloom find, and also a pristine background for this festive table. {I’ll be adding it to the web-shop soon} I used vintage gold encrusted dinner plates for each setting, {also coming soon!} and antique linen napkins.  French Ercuis flatware is laid down in the French style.  A paper bird as place card is also a take home favor for the guests.

Dreaming of a White Christmas Table

French Christmas table settingDreaming of a White Christmas Table

French Christmas Table



I hope you enjoy this magical table and get inspired for your own holiday table settings!  Please be sure to visit my dear friends Mary and Pam by clicking on their links.

Orchid Christmas arrangment
Pam at Everyday Living
white flowers for Christmas
Mary at HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs
Dreaming of a White Christmas
and me, Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse



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12 thoughts on “Dreaming of a White Christmas Table”

  1. A real white Christmas, your arrangement with the white amaryllis is beautiful,one of my favorite flowers. Hope you’re fully recovered soon.

  2. Good Morning Lidy, Your French Blue Opaline Vase is stunning…I love your analogy of a European star-filled winter night! Your antique lace tablecloth is a beauty too as are your vintage gold plates. Out of all your wonderful details on your table, I’m really smitten with your paper bird place card. ? I hope you’re recovering from your cold…no fun this busy time of year. As always, it’s a treat to join you for some flower therapy. Merry Monday <3

  3. Merry Monday, Lidy. I love reading your memories of growing up in Europe. I can just imagine the lights sparkling on the snowy streets…pure magic! The antique French opaline blue vase is absolutely stunning with its sparkling gold stars. The white amaryllis, greens, and fresh eucalyptus are the perfect arrangement for the vase. The antique hand made lace tablecloth is exquisite with its cherubs and floral design. I do love the paper bird used as a place card. I have always loved the Corrie Ten Boom quote, thank you for sharing the real meaning of Christmas

    It is always a pleasure to join you for Monday Morning Blooms and flower therapy!

  4. Alice Genzlinger

    Wow, the opaline vase is magical on your table. And your words speaks that same magic from your childhood. Memories of Christmas past come dancing back and make us feel the magic that is Christmas.

  5. Thank you for always sharing your faith when so many people need to hear that. Let us keep Christ in Christmas.

  6. Your table and flowers are lovely Lidy! I love the pops of aqua {my favorite color!} so pretty with your gorgeous white blooms. You are the Queen of simple elegance! I’m sorry you’ve been sick, please take care, try not to overdo and enjoy this holiday season!

  7. Sharon Crigger-Stokan

    As always a beautiful blog post. I do look forward to Monday Morning Blooms – you and your friends are always such day brighteners!

    Your table is beautiful as always and I especially loved the touch of the sweet gold and white “bottle brush” trees!

    Please take care of yourself sweet Lidy – get better soon! I’m praying for you!

  8. Awakening Wonders

    A lovely and elegant tablescape for Christmas, and I love the paper bird used as a place card.

  9. I’ve been addressing Christmas cards Lidy and as the song says…I’m dreaming of a white Christmas also…. but living in Florida…it is just a dream But that is ok as I have a vivid imagination. I am drawn to your lace table covering…it is beautiful and I can only imagine the hours it took to make. Thank you for sharing today and I can also relate to your head cold as I am just getting over this latest round of the covid variant. I have been fortunate it has been a pretty light case but it started out as a cold much like yours and I probably would not have tested for covid without my doctor advising me to do so as I felt it was a run of the mill cold. So be careful dear one.

  10. Theresa Keller

    That lace tablecloth is stunning
    Lidy, hope you feel better soon and happy holidays to you!

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