Victoria magazine has always been the epitome of gracious living, hasn’t it? I know here at FrenchGardenHouse, I’ve gotten endless inspiration for beautiful interiors, stunning outdoor spaces, entertaining and antiques. You can’t imagine how honored I am to have a little feature in their latest book, The Art of Beautiful Tables, in the tastemaker’s section. Beautiful Tables with Victoria as inspiration is such a delight!

Setting a beautiful table, whether with antique snow-white linen cloth edged in lace, sterling serving pieces and delicately painted French porcelains, or setting a fun, casual outdoors table to enjoy in spring or summer, this gorgeous book has it all! The table shown below is a perfect mix of casual and formal. I love everything about it, from the blue and white color scheme to the large floral arrangement to the garden pots. Perfection!

Beautiful Tables by Victoria

I adore everything about the setting shown below. It’s outdoors, but that didn’t keep this hostess from using her antique linen tablecloth edged in lace, her crystal goblets, best dishes, and silver!  That extravagant arrangement of bright roses in vibrant jewel tones adds to an ambience of regal grandeur that both beguiles guests and reflects most favorably upon the hostess.

summer table setting in pavillion

the art of beautiful tables by Victoria Magazine

This casual table set amidst grape vines is stunning in its simplicity! Imagine having dinner there and lingering in the evening in summer with family and friends!

Beautiful Tables with Victoria

Provence France Country tablesetting

If you have read me for a while, then you know that while i DO cook, I don’t claim to be a fantastic chef. I can use a slow-cooker like everyone else, and can cobble together some great food, but my real love is to set beautiful, fun and inviting tables! {I’m still secretly dreaming of Mr. FGH turning into a world class chef, so that all I have to do when entertaining is set pretty tables. Hope springs eternal!}

the best green and white tablesetting with a French flair

From the photos I sent the editor of Victoria magazine of different table settings, the book’s editorial team chose my table set with antique Limoges and bright green colors for a January luncheon in the kitchen.
our year in flowers

And a Steeped in Love table setting I shared on one of my favorite Monday Morning Blooms. Beautiful Tables with Victoria, just time for entertaining this season, to help you get inspired to set your prettiest tables!


spring table with rose filled linens

The Art of Beautiful Tables

It’s a beautiful book, sure to delight you each time you open its pages!  I have exciting news, too…Victoria is sponsoring a Monday Morning Blooms GIVE AWAY that we will write about on Monday, March 27th!  You will be able to enter the Give Away then. If you are not good at waiting, you can order your copy of The Art of Beautiful Tables HERE >


The Art of Beautiful Tables




I hope you’ve enjoyed this mini-peek into this glorious book, and that you will be back to read and enter the give away on the 27th.

Are you more of a great chef or table setting whiz? {Or both?!}



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