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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