Welcome to a special edition of Monday Morning Blooms! My fellow bloom loving friends Pam, Mary and I are featuring this gorgeous new book by the editors of Victoria – The Art of Beautiful Tables – to introduce it to you if you haven’t seen it already.

We are so thrilled to have Victoria sponsor our posts and gift a copy of this stunning book to three of our readers! Pam, Mary and I will each randomly choose one winner on April 2nd, and announce the winners on our normal Monday Morning Blooms post on Monday, April 3d.


Victoria magazine has long been an inspiration for gracious living, each issue is filled with warm, inviting and elegant interiors, lovely entertaining ideas, and wonderful recipes. The Art of Beautiful Tables is a stunning book filled with table settings that range from casual to formal events.

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I love setting beautiful tables here at home, and this book is certainly an incredible inspiration!

The art of beautiful tables

Each chapter has so many beautiful images, I wanted to place one of those colored post-it notes on every page for future reference!  The Elements of Style chapter shares little extras that make any table a star, such as menus and little favors for your guests.

This is one of my very favorite table settings in the book, below. How charming is this table set in crisp blue and white? It’s both elegant and casual, I adore the mix of classic dishes with more down to earth placemats, the over-the-top elegant dining room {that chandelier!!} and then the grand floral arrangement. What makes this table fun is the antique gardening pots, and that cutest ever silver dog carrying salt and pepper.

If you are a lover of classic blue and white, then you will adore the setting below. Tried and true, blue and white has a cult following, and for good reason. Blue and white antique pottery and porcelains are what I get the most requests for in our FrenchGardenHouse shop.

The chinoiserie mixed with all white flowers, silver and lots of style makes this such a charming place to share a meal. I want to be invited!

The Art of Beautiful Tables

The Art of Beautiful Tables

All gold accented with white and blush roses is always a lovely idea. The dishes and glasses are hand made by artisans just outside of Florence, Italy, these plates are exceptional. Combining luxurious materials, they’re hand etched and hand painted with 24 karat gold details. A birthday luncheon, bridal shower, Easter brunch, holiday meals, really any time anywhere. This setting is appropriate for so many occasions. Here at home I’ve used our set for everything from breakfast in the kitchen to more formal dinners at Mother’s Day. For any of the holidays just add appropriate favors, sprinkle a few candies around and you are golden. {sorry}

The Art of Beautiful Tables

There are lots of  suggestions for storage and display of cherished heirlooms, too.

the best green and white tablesetting with a French flair


I was very honored to be included in the “Tastemaker Tables” section surrounded by women with a such a talent to create the most memorable settings.

The Art of Beautiful Tables


ENTER TO WIN The Art of Beautiful Tables!

It’s so easy,

1) Leave a comment telling me your favorite flower(s).   

2) Follow Victoria Magazine on Instagram or Facebook and leave a comment letting me know.

3) Follow FrenchGardenHouse on Instagram too and let me know by comment on Instagram.  

This giveaway is open to residents of the continental U.S. through midnight April 2nd.
{ If you are not good at waiting, you can order your copy of The Art of Beautiful Tables HERE >}

 Then go visit both Mary and Pam and comment on their post for an extra chance to win this beautiful book.

The Art of Beautiful Tables

Visit Pam & Mary by clicking on their links below:

Pam at Everyday Living

Mary art of table
Mary at HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs

Win Victoria's book the art of beautiful tables

And me, Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

Thank you so much for your visit! Fingers crossed!!



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