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Friday, December 26, 2014

Joyeux Noel

This is my wish for you ALL!!!!!

My 90 year old mother came for her winter visit last week and this is the table I set to welcome her to Atlanta.  I haven't posted until today, because she has kept me BUSY!  She had shopping to do and that took days.  Nothing like pushing a wheelchair through every Atlanta mall the week before Christmas. I say that with a wink, because the truth is, I am very honored to have her here and we both adore her.

This greeted her.  

You might guess from the name of my blog that I love toile and this plate made me think of a simple red toile.  It is even called Holiday Toile.  I used this with a red charger over a red and white stripped ticking runner.

And between the two, I used these simple French dinner plates made by Circa.

Red handled flatware, a red napkin, and a white wicker napkin ring are no-brainers to go with this table.

Simple white salt and peppers, and a white French butter dish let the plates remain the star.  These red glass bread and butter plates are from Walmart, I think.

Vintage red stems and a Reidel stemless wineglass finish off the placesetting.

This faux bois chachepot filled with greens and red poinsettias do the trick for a centerpiece.  I had just used this for a luncheon for my bridge buddies.  You can see this luncheon here.  

Welcome, Mom!!!  We are so blessed to have you here.

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  1. Beautiful table, Linda. I love the toile plates, gorgeous!
    Have a wonderful are so lucky to still have your mother, enjoy every minute.

  2. So Beautiful! Everything is perfection. I just love the faux bois planter.

  3. I have been a toile devotee since seeing my great aunt's upholstery way back in the 1950's. Love your tablescape. I bet your mother thoroughly enjoyed her visit though I must say you are one brave woman to fight Atlanta traffic during the holidays!

  4. Beautiful table! I love the toile dishes. Who makes these?
    They remind me of the Juliska winter dishes.
    So happy for you to have your mom there with you for a visit. Enjoy every moment together.
    Happy New Year!

    1. Sarah -
      I know!!!! I was lusting after Juliska's dishes when I ran across these at Homegoods. The pattern is called Holiday Toile by Maxcera. Made in China. They had bowls, too but I passed on them. I will no doubt regret that!

  5. I love the red and white toile plates. The colors look so fresh and vibrant for the holidays. How wonderful that you were able to share this beautiful table with your mom. Wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy New Year..... Candy

  6. I really like your toile plates, and the thought of you putting together this lovely table for your mom. Two beautiful thoughts at Christmas. Wishing you many blessings for the new year!

  7. Your china is lovely and you've displayed it beautifully with all of the red and white. Gorgeous!


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