Celebrating the Joys of Christmas Tablescape and A Giveaway

Hello Dear Readers!

Welcome to another special

(well they are all special) Monday Morning Blooms.

I am joining my my friends who have a passion

for all things flowers and garden (and home too!).

Today, we are bringing you something special.

We are collaborating with Lynch Creek Farm,

each of us featuring a beautiful centerpiece.

AND….you can enter to win a

beautiful Holiday centerpiece!

Details are below and the links and images

to my Blooms friends are below too.

I went back to what brings me Joy . . .

a table filled with what I love and traditions.

My Celebrating the Joys of Christmas Tablescape.




I have acquired several sets of Christmas dishes

in the past; however, when I saw the Lenox Holiday Tartan

pattern many years ago, it was love at first sight!


Napkin by Crown Linen Designs



Years ago,  I was all about decorating the

Christmas season with fruit as I loved

the traditions of Williamsburg.

This year, it made sense to me to

go with I love … what brings you JOY.



I chose the Happy New Year centerpiece

as I love the combination of the silver and gold

and knowing that these beautiful centerpieces

last a bit  beyond the New Year,  I can also use

it to usher in 2021.



The fire was going in the dining room.



Not sure why the flames show in a

small version in the photographs,

however, it was very warm and cozy in this room

while photographing the table/room.



I placed the matching Crown Linen Designs table runner

along the width of the table rather than the length.

Thought I would try a different look.

Notice the cute crocheted snowflake?

My mom made many of these years ago for my tree.



Loving the twinkling of the tree in the background.





A peek into the foyer.



Lynch Creek Farm is family owned by Andy and Tracy Hunter.

It originally began as an organic vegetable farm

and they continue to sell their produce today at

the Olympia, Washington Farmers Market.



In the summer months, they raise dahlias

and sell them in a “U-cut” fashion.

Can you imagine walking away with a beautiful

bouquet of dahlias?!!

Lynch Creek Farm sets aside one day

in the summer to have

all the sales of the dahlias to go charity.

A very wonderful thing!



Here is my bit of Williamsburg on the table.

I can also imagine this could be a

very nice French woman selling her apples

at the French market. 🙂



Lynch Creek Farm’s main focus is selling

fresh Christmas wreaths and centerpieces on-line,

handcrafted on-site from trimmed branches of trees

that are never cut down. You can be assured that

their products are sustainable.



Tea and cookies anyone?



Did I mention how much I love

my fireplace in the dining room?




Even though there won’t be as

many people visiting us this year

I feel since this is our first

Christmas in our new home, that I

decorate it as I have in the past..

to the nines!

Last year was a very “less is more”

in the Christmas decor and I vowed

this year will be different! And it is!….

in more ways that one!



Hope you enjoyed my Christmas Dining Room

at the Hickory Cottage.

And now is the time to read all about the

details and rules for entry of our



Lynch Creek Farm has generously offered

to give away a centerpiece to one of my readers.

The winner will receive the centerpiece that I chose

which is the Happy New Year centerpiece.



To enter the Giveaway:

1.  Follow Lynch Creek Farm on their Facebook page

      and let me know by commenting.

2.  I love Christmas Carols do you?

      Let me know in your comment which Christmas

      Carol is your favorite.  Mine is:

      “Angels We have Heard on High”


The deadline for this giveaway is Midnight, December 9, 2020.

This giveaway is open to residents of the Continental U.S. only.

Please note that this giveaway has a very short window for 

entry due to product availability and to ensure that 

the winner receives their centerpiece as soon as possible.

ALSO…for more chances to win, please visit my 

Blooms friends, Lidy, Mary and Pam.


Here are my fabulous Blooms friends.

Their links are below their beautiful images.


Pam ~ Everyday Living


Lidy ~ FrenchGardenHouse


Mary ~ Home Is Where The Boat Is


Good luck and I wish you a Very Merry Day!!!

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  1. Shirley, Your dining room and home is decked out ‘to the nines’ for Christmas! I love the warmth and coziness of the fireplace in your dining room and your beautiful rug. For some reason I don’t remember seeing it before. Your table and dining room are beautifully appointed with your linens and Lenox Holiday Tartan…I always have dish envy when I see it. 🙂 I love your centerpiece and I think we’re all ready to usher in 2021 and say goodbye to 2020! As always it’s a treat to join you on these Mondays. Wishing you a Merry December and Christmas Season. ♥
    Mary’s recent post…Merry Christmas Nesting Tablescape + GiveawayMy Profile

  2. Shirley, your dining room is stunning. What a dream to have a fireplace in the dining room that you can decorate for Christmas. The needlepoint pineapple stockings are beautiful and remind me of a Williamsburg Christmas. I have long admired Holiday Tartan by Lenox and it looks splendid with your Crown Linen napkins and runner. The centerpiece is so perfect on your table with the touches of fruit. I have collected Byers Carolers for years, and I enjoy seeing one of yours used on your most beautiful tables. It is always a pleasure to join you for MMB’s. Wishing you a blessed Christmas Season!

    • Shirley, you never cease to amaze me with your decorating. I absolutely love the Lenox Christmas pattern. Your table setting is elegant and inviting. I have to agree the fireplace is cozy in the dining room. The centerpiece you chose from Lynch Creek Farm is stunning. My favorite Christmas Carole is Oh Holy Night. Merry Christmas!

  3. Sue Whitacre says

    Hello Shirley. I am brand new to Hospitality Designs having travelled here through Mary’s recent post. I love the arrangement you chose from Lynch Creek Farm and just started following them on Facebook. How kind and generous to supply each of you creative ladies with a stunning arrangement and an entry in the giveaway. My favorite Christmas Carol is ‘O Holy Night.’ So nice to meet you and thanks for sharing your lovely tablescape.

  4. Shirley, it is all so beautiful and you have always been my inspiration! I love the you you incorporate new and shiny with the special sentimental pieces. It is such a blessing to see you in your new home doing what you love. Here’s to a wonderful 2021 while still appreciating that some good things did happen in 2020! And I have two favorite carols, “Do you hear what I hear” by Bing Crosby and “Go tell it on the mountain”. My Grandmother sang that song all year long, not just at Christmas, while she was ironing. 😌

  5. Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things says

    Your table and centerpiece are beautiful. I am following Lynch Creek Farms on facebook. I have two favorite Christmas carols. Oh Holy Night and White Christmas.

  6. What a beautiful room. So elegant yet cozy. And yes! Tea and cookies. My favorite thing. My favorite Christmas carol is ‘Oh Holy Night’ the most beautiful Carol. Merry Christmas!

  7. Beautiful, Shirley. I have given away so much Christmas decor this year but not “our” China that we purchased piece by piece. I may not use it this holiday season but hope to next year. My favorite Carol is “Oh, Holy Night”. Merry Christmas!

  8. Beautifully elegant, Shirley! Your dining room is fit for royalty in your selections. I love your Lenox china and I think you chose the perfect centerpiece. Let’s bring on 2021! Lynch Creek on FB – ✔, favorite carol O Holy Night – ✔. Beautiful collaboration, thank you. I love how each of you have chosen a different style, all very beautiful.
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  9. Wow, Shirley. Everything is gorgeous. I like the centerpiece you chose and how you styled your table. Your china is very elegant, love the Crown Linens, and sweet touches like your Caroler and fruit topiaries.
    I loved your runner placed horizontally. That centered the table with your mantel. Very beautiful.
    I am so glad you are enjoying your new home. Your decorations are so lovely.

  10. The gold accents of the centerpiece are perfect for your dining room and with your gorgeous holiday china Shirley! I am crazy about the way you placed the runner and of course the fireplace and the sparkle of the gold Christmas tree in the background. So happy you can celebrate with abandon this year in your beautiful new home!

  11. Debbie joens says

    Shirley, your home is stunning! I’ve enjoyed every post showing the construction and finished rooms. I love your style!! I’ve been following Lynch Creek Farms since last year. I ordered a centerpiece for my Aunt and it arrived beautifully! I’m hoping the one we’ve ordered this year will be just as perfect since we aren’t able to see her. 😢 Picking a favorite Christmas carol is tricky since I love so many, but I’ll go with “Silent Night”. Merry Christmas Shirley!

  12. Sandra Brown says

    Beautiful! So jealous of your fireplace in the dining room—my favorite room in any home! The runner looks fantastic run width-wise. Must try that! I thot I was going to hold back on decor this year because there will not be my usual holiday entertaining BUT the table is set—but there’s no centerpiece yet so I could really use the giveaway by LCF, my fav carol is JOY TO THE world! Following on FB. JOY to you for the beautiful post.

  13. Gorgeous table and house!! I do follow Lynch Creek Farms On Facebook…

  14. Very beautiful Shirley! Beautiful table with so much to enjoy. Your Lynch Creek centerpiece is lovely. What a generous gift they re offering!
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  15. Oh Shirley, your dining room looks just magical decorated for Christmas! Your table is gorgeous, and the arrangement you chose compliments it beautifully! I follow Lynch Creek Farms and have received their wreaths as gifts in the past. They are always of most excellent quality. My favorite carol is Silent Night. It has such sweet memories attached to it. My Grandfather would have us sing a verse before Christmas Dinner. Every time I hear it now, I think of my Grandparents and the wonderful Christmas memories I have of them. I miss them everyday but especially at Christmas time. Take care, and enjoy this most glorious time of year!

  16. Marilyn Thore says

    I am following Lynch Creek Farms on Instagram & Facebook. As always, your home is sooooo beautifully decorated. I plan on copying a few of your ideas as I finish up decorating while listening to my favorite Christmas carol “The First Noel” playing in the background!

  17. Good Monday morning! Your table setting is beautiful and the centerpiece is perfect! I also love your past table settings. You always do a wonderful job! I have liked Lynch Creek Farms on Facebook and Instagram. My favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night. Have a great week, Shirley!

  18. Love, love, love the fireplace in the dining room. How wonderful! I followed Lynch Creek farms on Facebook and Instagram. I love O Holy Night. I get choked up when I hear it. Have a great holiday!

  19. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful table with us. My favorite Christmas song that always brings me to tears is O Holy Night. Mele Kalikimaka!

  20. Eloise Fitzsimmons says

    Your dining room is lovely. I’m a blue and white collector too.You’ve done a beautiful job of incorporating it. I’m following Lynch Creek Farms on FB. My favorite Christmas carol is Silent Night. It’s so nice to be following the above comment that wishes Mele Kalikimaka . Hawaii is my favorite vaca destination.

    • Denise Carlson says

      You weren’t kidding when you said you are decorating your beautiful new home to the nines! It is a stunning table scape. I would love to enjoy such a beautiful arrangement this holiday season. Lynch Creek Farms really has the most beautiful centerpieces. Silent Night always a fan of this classic. Thanks for the opportunity!

  21. Shirley, your dining room is absolutely beautiful, and I love how you have decorated. Reminds me of Christmas time in Williamsburg. My grandma crocheted snowflakes for my tree many years ago. The starch has come out off a few of them, but overall they still add that special touch to my tree. I have been following Lynch Creek Farms for some time now and was excited to see you using their masterpiece on your table. Merry Christmas!

  22. Your table is beautiful!!!! This holiday season is the first that I have seen Crowne Linens and they are beautiful!

    This group of blogs is the first time I have seen Lynch Creek Farms, also.

    My favorite Christmas Carol is Silent Night!


  23. Shirley,
    You’ve done a Beautiful Job in your dining room, the linens are stunning, mixed with the perfect centerpiece, I love the scent of a fresh centerpiece, the rustic looking plates with red bird & pine, I am following Linch Creek Farms, and live their wreaths! I would like to win the giveaway, and thank you all for the opportunity!
    Favorite Christmas Carol -Let there be piece on earth.

  24. Following Lynch Creek Farms. Decorating with simple family heirlooms is my joy as well as listening to all the classic seasonal music.
    I enjoy seeing all your decorating ideas! Thanks for the opportunity. Merry Christmas!

  25. I love your dining room! It is perfectly decorated for the season. Your Lenox dishes are so very classic and lovely. I’m following Lynch Creek Wreaths on FB. My favorite Christmas Carol is “The First Noel.” I learned it in grammar school when I hardly knew the meaning of it all. When I hear it, it feels like the holiday is here!

  26. Terri Santa Coloma says

    Following Lynch Creek Farms. I love O Come O Come Emanuel. This year I’m all about decorating with sentimental ornamenats.

  27. Lynch Creek F arm’s FB page has so many temptations. My favorite carol is “O, Holy Night” and this ye ar I am loving “We Need a Little ChristmAS”.

  28. I follow LCF on Facebook and my favorite, by far, Christmas carol is Oh Holy Night. It gives me chills every time. Now I have to say that your house looks GORGEOUS!!!! I hope you will do a post on the one tree that has the blue and white pieces on it. Have just seen a glimpse of it. Your table is exquisite! The linens are SO beautiful and I remember those fruit topiaries from several years ago. I would be so happy to have a centerpiece from them! Tell me about the pieces at each side that have the snowflakes in them? Also, we have those same snowflakes on our tree at the clubhouse that women made back before we lived here. So pretty! I could go on and on about this post. One of my favorites. Love to you this Christmas season. I still pray for you every night:)

  29. How lovely everything is. I love so many Christmas songs it’s hard to pick just one. I love Silent Night as a classic, but I also love I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day by Casting Crowns as a more contemporary song. I followed Lynch Creek Farms on Facebook

  30. Shirley your Christmas dining room is just stunning.🎄
    I love your choice of centerpiece that will take me through New Years🎉
    I have followed LCF on Facebook for a long time and purchase Christmas gifts from them each year. My favorite Christmas carol is Silent Night. Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year 2021.

  31. Donna Bullock says

    I love how you decorated your table! My favorite Christmas carol is Carol of the Bells. I follow Lynch Creek on Facebook.

  32. My favorite Christmas carol is “O Holy Night”. Your table looks lovely!

  33. Shirley, it’s beautiful and very elegant. Love the Chinoiserie and hope to see more of the Christmas tree and ornaments. But, those beautiful green glasses holding the pears are the winner. My mother loved Silver Bells at Christmas.

  34. Martha Franks says

    Yes, I’d love to come for tea and cookies and I love your Williamsburg lady! I am following LCF on Facebook and Instagram. My favorite Christmas song is I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.

  35. Your home is absolutely gorgeous, Shirley! I could stare at the photos for hours! I am not on Facebook to follow, but my favorite Christmas carol is “Oh, Holy Night.” I love them all, though, and have so many favorites. I love this time of year – especially this year. I wish Christmas could last all year long! God bless you this season with many happy moments!

  36. Love your dining room fireplace.
    I follow Lynch Creek Farm on FB,
    My favorite Christmas Carol is O Holy Night. The line “A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices” gets to me every time I hear it but especially this year.

  37. Your decorations are so elegant and warm. Thanks for sharing your home. I love all the sparkle! My favorite Christmas carol is Silent Night, but I love them all.

  38. Your table setting is gorgeous! I am following Lynch Creek on Facebook

  39. My favorite Christmas Carol is Silent Night

  40. I’m following Lynch Creek Farm’s and my favorite Christmas carol is: Mary, did you know?

  41. Oh how elegant and beautiful. Christmas is all about love, joy and traditions, isn’t it. Thank you for inviting us in for a glimmer of your home. The arrangement from Lynch Creek is simply beautiful. My all time traditional Christmas Carol is “Joy to the World”, for we all need more “Joy” in our life.

  42. Hi Shirley. Your home is just lovely. I love it! I liked the Lynch Creek Farms Facebook page. They really make beautiful designs.
    My favorite Christmas carol is, “Please Come Home for Christmas”. I do, however, like so many of them. Have a wonderful day.

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    Happy Valentine Week

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