Hello Dear Readers!
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
Christmas decorating is full steam ahead
at the Hickory Cottage.
It is our first Christmas in our new home,
so obviously a very special one for us.
Speaking of special we have a very special
Monday Morning Blooms Day for you.
I, along with my flower passionate friends
Lidy, Mary and Pam are so excited to bring
you great Christmas Joy.
Today I bring you,
A Christmas Tablescape of Classic, Casual Elegance
We are collaborating
with Crown Linen Designs
and Arte Italica
each of us featuring some
of their luxurious table linens,
exquisite Arte Italica dinnerware/serveware
and much more.
And there is a fabulous GIVEAWAY
of some of their luxurious linens and a
gorgeous piece from their Arte Italica line.
See details of the giveaway and rules for entry below.
The links to my flower loving friends are below
their beautiful images at the bottom of this post.
One of the items that the wonderful
people of Crown Linen Designs sent me
was this exquisite Merletto White Scalloped Pitcher
from their Arte Italica line.
I arranged the pitcher with:
White Stock Roses
Eucalyptus and Baby’s Breath for filler.
Crown Linen Designs (based in Kirkland, Washington)
works with linen producers and embroidery artists
in Eastern Europe to create exceptional linen pieces
for the table, kitchen, bed and bath.
Linen is made from flax fibers, it’s 100% renewable, biodegradable.
Linen is also durable and can last generations
and becomes even better with time.
Crown Linen Designs’ founder, Victoria Fanning, states
“every person’s life should be filled with beauty.
Beautiful things elevate, and inspire and stir us.
They instill a sense of gratitude
and ignite a sense of wonder.”
Love the way the Merletto Scalloped Pitcher
shines in the foreground of the Christmas tree
in the foyer….one of many trees to come!
The Merletto Scalloped White Pitcher is a part of the Arte Italica line.
Each piece is hand crafted by skilled artisans
who hand down their craft to future generations.
Did I mention how much I love this
In love with the scalloped handle too!
Do you know when Christmas decorating is in full swing here? . . .
When the camera has flecks of glitter on it
and the fireplace is on . . . even in 80 degree weather!
The oh so beautiful Victorian Table Runner
is serving as a base for my table centerpiece.
You will also see it a future post used in another way.
The gold embroidery is magnificent.
are large and luxurious!
My choice of the dinnerware for the table is
Royal Albert Old Country Roses/Seasons of Colour.
I have had this pattern for many years and the pattern
in the salad plates of topiaries is what drew me to it.
Stemware by Marquis Waterford.
Flatware by Horchow.
A gold charger was placed under the plate stack
and the generous size of the Round White Ruffled Placemat
allows room to showcase the ruffle
when a charger is used or silverware is easily
placed on it when a charger is not present.
I have used these “clip on candles” in many ways
throughout the years. Thought I would clip them
to the charger for the “unexpected”.
This is the first tree that I decorated
in the new house. You can see it
as you enter our home.
Decorating Christmas trees have always
been a joy and passion for me.
I not only curated today’s tablescape
with fine linens from Crown Linen Designs,
I dressed the chairs
with their fine linens too!
I placed a Merry Christmas
on the back of the dining room side chairs.
There is a loop on the towel
that is perfect for hanging any
decorative element you wish.
When the towel is draped over the chair
on the inside there is a pretty
embroidered crown … their logo.
Let’s not forget the chairs at each
end of the table. Many times I place
a lumbar pillow in those chairs to add comfort.
When I saw the beautifully embroidered
I knew it belonged in my home!
The exquisite linens/pillows adorn the chairs with sentiments
of wishing my family/guests a Merry Christmas
and to remind them that “It’s A Wonderful Life”
And now on to the Giveaway!
The wonderful company, Crown Linen Designs/Arte Italica
is offering a most beautiful Arte Italica Natale Tray and
a set of Crown Napkins and
a Crown Table Runner to ONE very
lucky winner. Valued at $406.00
Here are the Giveaway Entry Guidelines:
1 – Go to the Crown Linen Designs website
and come back and let me know in a comment
which Linen AND Arte Italica product is your favorite.
Let me know in your comment.
and let me know too!
The Deadline for this giveaway is
Midnight, November 30th, 2020
and is open to residents of the U.S.
including Alaska and Hawaii.
I am sure you will want to
increase your chance to win. . .
so visit each of my Blooms friends and
leave a comment too!
And speaking of my Blooms friends, here they are!
The links to their posts are below
their beautiful images.
Pam ~ Everyday Living
Lidy ~ FrenchGardenHouse
Mary ~ Home Is Where The Boat Is
And Me! ~ Housepitality Designs
Good luck everyone and have a most beautiful day!!
luxurious linens and Arte Italica product for review.
All glorious reviews are entirely and most happily my own!
And a very special thanks to Lidy of FrenchGardenHouse
for being our wonderful coordinator of today’s special post.