Monday Morning Blooms: Holiday Table Inspiration + Giveaway

 

Holiday table with pitcher centerpiece and black and white checks | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

Happy Monday!

We are thrilled to share some holiday table inspiration with you

in this special edition of Monday Morning Blooms!

Lidy, Shirley, Pam and I are excited to be collaborating with Crown Linen Designs

and Arte Italica, to help you celebrate the holidays in style!

Celebrate the Holidays in Style Giveaway | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

They have generously provided each us with some beautiful tabletop products

and are graciously offering a wonderful giveaway to one lucky reader!

You’ll find the giveaway details along with beautiful holiday table inspiration

from Lidy, Pam and Shirley at the the bottom of this post.

Christmas tablescape with Crown Linen Designs pinecone napkins, evergreen runner and black and white checked placemats | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

I’m easing into the holiday season with a table layered with evergreens, pinecones and black and white checks.

While I love the traditional red and green of Christmas, I’m not quite ready to make the leap

and trade in my pumpkins for jingle bells before Thanksgiving arrives. :)

Holiday table with evergreen and pinecone runner | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

Using evergreens to the deck the halls or the table is one of my favorite ways to add a bit of nature

and ‘freshness’ at the holidays! Freshly-cut evergreens make the house so fragrant and are a

wonderful addition for the holidays, especially if you use an artificial tree.

DIY evergreen runner for Christmas | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

We are fortunate to have cedar, juniper, Leyland cypress, pine, boxwood

and magnolia around our property, free-for-the-clipping.

If you have access to Leyland cypress, it’s an ideal evergreen to deck the halls

or table with as it doesn’t have a sticky, sappy residue like pine or fir.

DIY evergreen runner for Christmas | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

Evergreens vary in their sap production as one cedar tree can differ than another.

I find pine and fir the most ‘sappy’ and lean towards other greens like juniper,

cedar and cypress, so check what you’re cutting before using it on the table.

Christmas tablescape with pitcher centerpiece, evergreen runner and black and white checks | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

 Alternatively to protect your table or linens, layer your greenery on a runner that can be laundered or a piece of wax paper as a barrier between the greenery and your table.

I laid the greenery down the center out of the table, starting with the cypress, then mixing in other bits and pieces of other greenery to fill in, adding different textures. If your greenery boughs and branches are bulky, cut them apart and piece them together to create your runner. Cut more greenery than you think you need and keep it in a bucket of water until you’re ready to assemble.

Christmas tablescape with Crown Linen Designs pinecone napkins, evergreen runner and black and white checks | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

Having all your greenery ready to go, makes for quick and easy assembly, without having to stop to gather more greenery if you run out. If you have extra greenery, tuck some sprigs in a bowl of ornaments, ‘spruce up’ the bookshelves, or tuck some in an artificial garland or wreath to add an authentic touch and natural element.

Christmas tablescape with Arte Italica pitcher centerpiece, evergreen runner and black and white checks | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

Pinecones were tucked in among the greenery, down the length of the table along

 with some magnolia leaves. Mercury glass votives add a little sparkle and shimmer

in anticipation of the holiday season!

Christmas tablescape with Crown Linen Designs pinecone napkins, evergreen runner and black and white checked placemats | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

Embroidered Linen Napkins in the Pinecone Collection from Crown Linen Designs in black and taupe

provide a nod to Christmas pine boughs and the winter season to come.

Christmas tablescape with evergreen runner, deer plates and black and white checks | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

Based in Kirkland, WA, Crown Linen Designs works with linen producers and embroidery artists in Eastern Europe to create exceptional linen pieces for the table, kitchen, bed and bath. Did you know that as linen is made from flax fibers, it’s 100% renewable, biodegradable and requires no irrigation in the growing process? Me neither!  Linen is also durable and can last generations, becoming softer and shinier with each washing, potentially becoming heirlooms.

Christmas tablescape with evergreen runner, deer plates and black and white checks | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

Black and white check round linen placemats from Crown Linen Designs wreath place settings,

layered over a white matelassé coverlet on the table..

Christmas tablescape withdeer plates and black and white checks | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

And black and white checks in the form of dinner plates are topped with a

salad plate with a deer and a pine cone and checked border.

Christmas tablescape with reindeer napkin rings, pinecone linen napkins and black and white checks | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

Reindeer made their way onto the table in the form of silver napkin rings.

Does anyone else find it hard to believe that Santa and his sleigh arrive in 39 days?

Christmas tablescape with Arte Italica pitcher and black and white checks | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescape

Inspired by vintage lace, a Merletto White Scalloped Pitcher by Arte Italica provides a centerpiece for the table.

The pitcher is filled with white spray roses, alstroemeria and pine branches.

Christmas tablescape with evergreen runner, deer plates and black and white checks | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescape

Arte Italica is one of the leading importers of luxury European tableware and décor.

Each piece is handcrafted using the same techniques passed down through generations of skilled artisans.

Christmas tablescape with evergreen runner and black and white checks | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescape

Now for the giveaway details you’ve been waiting for . . .

Christmas tablescape with evergreen runner, deer plates and black and white checks | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

One lucky winner will receive an Arte Italica Natale Tray,

Crown Linen Designs Festive Runner AND Set of 6 Napkins. . .Swoon!

Celebrate the Holidays in Style Giveaway | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

HERE IS HOW TO ENTER:

1) 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.

2) Follow Home is Where the Boat Is on Pinterest and let me know.  

3) Tell me what your favorite Crown Linen piece is, or Arte Italica piece is. 

The deadline to enter is November 30th and is open to residents of the U.S. including Alaska and Hawaii.

For extra entries, you can do the same thing on Lidy, Shirley and Pam’s blog.

You’ll find their links below, Good Luck!

 GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

Crown Linen Designs bee linen napkin and black and white check ruffled placemats | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

*Buzz* over to visit my talented blogging friends to see their beautiful

holiday table inspiration and for additional chances to win:

Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

Pam at Everyday Living

Shirley at Housepitality Designs

Christmas tablescape with evergreen runner, deer plates and black and white checks | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

Thank you to Crown Linen Designs and Arte Italica for sponsoring this giveaway and supplying my placemats, napkins and pitcher.

And special thank to Lidy for organizing this giveaway. ♥

Christmas tablescape with evergreen runner, deer plates and black and white checks | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #christmas #tablescapes

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  145 comments for “Monday Morning Blooms: Holiday Table Inspiration + Giveaway

  1. November 16, 2020 at 6:21 am

    Mary, you have so inspired me to create a black and white table for one of my Christmas tables. It is stunning!! I am envious of you being able to “pick and clip” from your gardens. Can’t you just hug that pitcher? The curation of your table is always perfection. Happy to join you, my Blooms friend on this special Blooms post today. I must say that the Merletto White Scalloped Pitcher and the beautiful
    selection of embroidered napkins are my fav; however, must say that every thing in their lines are! Have a fabulous day Mary!

    • Linda
      November 17, 2020 at 7:56 am

      Your table is so beautiful in the black and white, I have a black and white kitchen and any of the linen would be wonderful to have

  2. Ann Woleben
    November 16, 2020 at 6:29 am

    I am following Arte Italica on Facebook. Their dinnerware and holiday dinnerware products are classic.

  3. Ann Woleben
    November 16, 2020 at 6:31 am

    My favorite Arte Italica piece is the Natale Square Signed Platter. It can be used for serving or for display on a plate rack. Perfect for the holidays!

  4. Ann Woleben
    November 16, 2020 at 6:37 am

    Mary, I have been following your Pinterest page for some time. You always have inspiring ideas. During this time of the pandemic, you have inspired me to make each day as special as possible by taking the time to notice the beauty around us and to make even the most ordinary day better by trying a new recipe, using candlelight, decorating with fresh flowers and greenery, or setting an inviting table. Thank you~

  5. Ashleigh Hall
    November 16, 2020 at 6:49 am

    I follow you on Pinterest!

  6. Ashleigh Hall
    November 16, 2020 at 6:49 am

    I followed Crown Linen on Instagram!

  7. Ashleigh Hall
    November 16, 2020 at 6:50 am

    I liked Crown Linen on Facebook!

  8. Ashleigh Hall
    November 16, 2020 at 6:51 am

    My favorite Crown Linen item is the Round Placemat with Ruffle! So adorable and your table is just beautiful!

  9. kesha
    November 16, 2020 at 6:51 am

    My favorite pieces are the Natale Sprig Velvet Decor Pillow and the Natale Cake Stand. Your table setting is just beautiful. Following all on Instagram and Facebook and following you on Pinterest. Thank you for sharing the giveaway and your beautiful home.

  10. November 16, 2020 at 7:04 am

    Beautiful table!! My favorite piece is the White Pitcher…very hard to decide…

  11. Betty Sparrow
    November 16, 2020 at 7:10 am

    This post was so inspirational! I loved the tan round place mats and the Natale tray. I now have added all 3 of you to my Instagram reading.

  12. November 16, 2020 at 7:14 am

    I follow you on Instagram

    • November 16, 2020 at 7:16 am

      Sorry, that’s incorrect..

      • Sheryl Ramirez
        November 30, 2020 at 12:53 pm

        Mary – as always, your tablescapes are absolutely stunning!! I follow your blog and it never disappoints! Love the beautiful platter, table runner and napkins! Thanks for your generous giveaways!!

        Sheryl R

  13. November 16, 2020 at 7:15 am

    I follow Crown Linen on Pinterest

  14. November 16, 2020 at 7:17 am

    I follow you on Pinterest

  15. November 16, 2020 at 7:18 am

    I follow you on Facebook

  16. Gail
    November 16, 2020 at 7:18 am

    Epitome of elegance

  17. Cindi
    November 16, 2020 at 7:22 am

    I love your ideas and reading your post is such a nice way to start my day. I follow you on Pinterest. I am not doing Facebook right now but am going to figure out Instagram. I loved the bee napkins on Crown linens.

  18. marythore
    November 16, 2020 at 7:31 am

    What a wonderful transitional color scheme – black & white with fresh greenery! As always, your table settings are exquisite and this one doesn’t disappoint! I thought my favorite Crown Linen napkins were the Victorian style, but after seeing their Pinecone design on black linen featured in your table-scape, I think it is a toss-up! Arte Italica’s Vetro goblets continue to catch my eye with their sophistication!

    I have followed both Crown Linens & Arte Italica on Instagram + visited their website.
    I have also followed ‘Home is Where the Boat is’ on both Pinterest & Instagram.

  19. Bonnie Morgan
    November 16, 2020 at 7:38 am

    Mary your table is beautiful! Your matelasse tablecloth was perfect to showcase the gorgeous Crown Linen placemats and napkins. I noticed the lovely white pitcher with the pretty combination of flowers and greenery right away. My thought was Mary has a new pitcher that I love. It was a lovely surprise to read later that it was an Arte Italica design. No wonder it was so beautiful.
    You did a great job on this tablescape. I love your greenery runner and all your plate stack. The black and white china and linens are stunning. Your photography is beautiful. I pinned as usual.

  20. Bonnie Morgan
    November 16, 2020 at 7:38 am

    I follow you on Pinterest.

  21. Bonnie Morgan
    November 16, 2020 at 7:39 am

    I follow Crown Linens on Instagram.

  22. Bonnie Morgan
    November 16, 2020 at 7:39 am

    I follow Arte Italica on Instagram.

    • Alice Genzlinger
      November 16, 2020 at 8:01 am

      Beautiful

  23. Bonnie Morgan
    November 16, 2020 at 7:40 am

    My favorite is the gorgeous Arte Italica white pitcher!

  24. christi schiff
    November 16, 2020 at 7:43 am

    I followed both on Instagram! My favorite Crown Linen designs have to be the cream velvet placemats!

  25. christi schiff
    November 16, 2020 at 7:47 am

    Mary, I follow your blog and it has been so helpful. I design a lot of the floral designs for our church and your floral information has helped our committee and me very much. Thank you for your inspiration..for all ideas!

  26. Paula
    November 16, 2020 at 7:58 am

    Mary, where did the black deer salad plates come from? I’m so inspired by all of this.

    • November 16, 2020 at 8:02 am

      Hi Paula, they came from Hobby Lobby. 🦌

  27. Ruthie Miller
    November 16, 2020 at 7:58 am

    Morning, those black napkins are amazing with the black and white check. Stunning! I started following Crown Linen Design on Instagram and i already follow you on Pinterest. That white pitcher is beautiful too with that unusually shaped handle. I also love their embroidered blue napkins on white when I looked at their pretty goods on Instagram.

  28. Karen
    November 16, 2020 at 8:00 am

    As always, your table is so welcoming! I too have been sporting the black & white buffalo check theme this year and used it for Halloween and now for Thanksgiving. Of course, nothing as majestic as yours! Question re your greenery: You wrote you keep the greenery in water until you put them out on the table. But typically how far in advance can I set my table with the greenery before these start looking dry/sad? I ask as I like to set the table early (even a few days before a holiday) so I can focus on cooking and last minute cleaning. Thanks, Mary!

  29. Rita C.
    November 16, 2020 at 8:01 am

    Mary, of course I’ve followed you by email and on Pinterest for years. Your style is impeccable, and Crown Linen could easily take your table and use it as their copy for advertising. This is stunning. It does pain me slightly to not be able to clip from the garden as I once did, but I do have some outlets. ;)
    I love Crown LInen and follow them on Facebook. I’ve gotten a few of their linens through Lidy and directly (napkins, placemats), and they are among my most favorite choices. This year I have a couple new decor pillows I’m using too.
    Arte Italica is also gorgeous, and I just started following them on Facebook. I love serving pieces, and handles on trays are super attractive and utilitarian. Some of their pewter is drop dead gorgeous.
    The pieces being offered in this giveaway are perfect for the holidays. What a generous collaboration. Please throw my name in the hat, but no matter who wins, they are certain to enjoy

  30. November 16, 2020 at 8:13 am

    Mary, I always look forward to your beautiful tablescape. They give me so many ideas. I followed both on Instagram and You on Pinterest. Love the Victorian linen table runner. So lovely. Thanks for such a good start to the week.

  31. Donna M Pruitt
    November 16, 2020 at 8:27 am

    Hi Mary, yes I too live on the water in Virginia so I have been following you for years on Pinterest as well as e-mail. I am also following Crown Linen Designs on Instagram as well as Arte Italica. My favorite pieces are the round linen placements and I love the Merletto White Scalloped Pitcher. The table is amazing. Thank you for your wonderful post.

  32. Lauren S
    November 16, 2020 at 8:32 am

    What a gorgeous table! I love the black and white napkins and the Arte Italica white pitcher is beautiful. You always craft the most wonderful tables.

  33. Sarah Anderson
    November 16, 2020 at 8:48 am

    Mary, this is truly exciting!!! Crown Linen Designs and Arte Italica are two of my very favorite tabletop sources!!! Crown Linens grace our table daily, and you can probably guess that the black and white linens are part of my beautiful collection. Love the idea of a black and white Christmas table. Hope to share one of my own soon. Your table is swoon worthy for me!!!! Have added to my Pinterest board. Thanks for the Monday morning delights!!!! Happy Holidays!!!!

  34. Sandra
    November 16, 2020 at 8:53 am

    Oh my goodness Mary! I’ve avoided the whole buffalo check trend but your ‘scape is about to make me rush out & duplicate your beautiful setting! I would love to win a prize as I’m linen-crazy and a dish-aholic. Oh to have a piece of arte italica—no way to pick a fav but boy do I love the Finezza pattern (lace—swoon!). Crown linens are show stoppers—love ANYTHING w/ a monogram (southern Va gal). I just happen to have room for another set of six napkins in my extensive napkin inventory! Thanks for brightening our days in the time of Covid and less-than-normal upcoming holiday season. (I follow all 3 of you on the Gram & FB & you on FB & Pinterest)

  35. November 16, 2020 at 8:56 am

    Love the black and white, just read hobby lobby, goggled them, didn’t know they were in ca even, the deer are dear! Love a subtle Christmas.

  36. November 16, 2020 at 8:56 am

    I’m following Crown LinenDesign, Arte Italica and Home is where the boat is on Facebook. My favorite piece is the pinecone embroidered napkins. The table settings are beautiful.

  37. Susan Beninato
    November 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Mary, your table is beautiful!! So much inspiration, thank you. I love the greenery against the black. I follow you on Instagram and am now following Arte Italica & Crown Linen designs. The dinner napkins are absolutely beautiful. The new Natale collection for Christmas is so elegant. Thank you for the giveaway and the beautiful photos.

  38. Lorraine Hitchcock
    November 16, 2020 at 9:01 am

    Just started following you. How did I not know about you before? I LOVE black and white decor and especially table design. The Napoleon bee black napkins are calling my name! I’m a collector of Arte Italica. My favorite piece is still my big handled bowl, but would love to start adding the Christmas pieces to my collection

  39. November 16, 2020 at 9:10 am

    You had me at black and white Mary! It is stunning with the fresh greens and the beautiful napkins! I love black and white anytime, but I think it is especially beautiful paired with holiday things, and those place mats are fabulous! Love the deer plates too, and your simple but stunning pitcher of white roses and greens nestled amid your gorgeous fresh holiday runner. What a generous giveaway, and how fun to be participating with Arte Italica & Crown Linen Designs!
    Jenna

  40. November 16, 2020 at 9:26 am

    Good morning Mary! I’ve been following your blog and now I follow you on Pinterest and Facebook. I follow Crown Linen Design & Arte Italica on Instagram. I like the Bumble Bee embroidered linen placemats and matching napkins from Crown Linen Designs. I also love the Giulietta dinnerware from Arte Italica. Thanks to you and the other ladies forgiving us the opportunity to win such beautiful gifts! Have a wonderful day!

  41. November 16, 2020 at 9:30 am

    Wow what a gorgeous post! My fav is the “Give Thanks” runner. I love so much of their products! Thanks for the giveaway. I have been following you for YEARS! This post is extra welcome right now with holidays apart looming. A good reminder of the many things we have to be thankful for and that God has put beauty all around us. God bless you Mary!

  42. Bobbie
    November 16, 2020 at 10:12 am

    I followed Crown Linen Designs on Facebook. I love that rate Italica pitcher. Everything is so lovely, hard to decide.
    Your table is stunning. I look forward to your post every day.

    • Rosellen Siebenthal
      November 16, 2020 at 11:30 am

      Love those black napkins

  43. Clara
    November 16, 2020 at 10:25 am

    Mary, I love your tablescape! The checks are perfect! Your salad plates are adorable. Love them! The linens and pitcher are absolutely elegant. The greenery is pretty. Thanks for the tips on using fresh greenery and how to protect your linens. You’re always so helpful! I may break down and decorate the screened in porch table for Christmas. I’m like you and am not quite ready to ditch the Thanksgiving tables inside. However, I have decided to go ahead and put up a tree! First time ever! But hey, it’s 2020, why not mix it up a little. Enjoy your week! Clara❤️

  44. November 16, 2020 at 10:42 am

    Now happily following Crown Linen Design & Arte Italica on Instagram and also follow you on Pinterest. I love anything with pinecones so the beautiful Pinecone Table Square is on my wish list! I also have a passion for bowls…the beautiful Medici bowls are my favorite! Thank you for continuing to provide your amazing & inspirational tablescapes. I would love to use the lovely napkins & table runner on our Christmas dining table! Wishing you good health in these uncertain times.

  45. Nancy L. Salyers
    November 16, 2020 at 10:44 am

    The tablescape takes my breath away, it is so beautiful!!! I am now following you. My fav Crown Linen pieces are the black napkins with the pine cones. Have a blessed holiday season.

  46. Nancy L. Salyers
    November 16, 2020 at 10:47 am

    I follow you on face book and Pintrest. My favorite Crown Linen pieces are the black napkins with the pine cones.

  47. Judy
    November 16, 2020 at 11:22 am

    I have followeedCrown Linen designs and my favorite is the bee napkins!

  48. November 16, 2020 at 11:32 am

    Mary! How festive your beautiful table looks, and how I would love to join you there! You have brought all the joy and beauty of the holidays to your table, and then more. The black and white is such a beautiful fresh take on a holiday table setting. You may have inspired me to set the table in our big kitchen for Christmas breakfast! The checks are sublime, we have used the Crown Linen Black and White checked napkins for a few years here at FrenchGardenHouse and I adore them. Bravo, my talented friend, it is always a delight to join you on our Monday Morning Blooms but today especially so. xo Lidy

  49. Karenann S.
    November 16, 2020 at 11:46 am

    Good morning! What a great blog post today! I absolutely love Arte Italica. They are one of my most favorite sites! (I collect Italian ceramics!) Thank you for such a wonderful chance to win such a lovely gift!

  50. Karenann S.
    November 16, 2020 at 11:46 am

    I now follow Crown Linen on Instagram and Facebook.

  51. Karenann S.
    November 16, 2020 at 11:47 am

    I follow Arte Italica on Instagram and Facebook.

  52. Nancy Brantley
    November 16, 2020 at 11:47 am

    BEAUTIFUL IN BLACK AND WHITE!!

  53. Karenann S.
    November 16, 2020 at 11:48 am

    I follow Home is Where the Boat is on Pinterest.

  54. mary
    November 16, 2020 at 11:56 am

    I followed Crown Linens on Facebook (and fell in love) and I have long been a follower of you on Pinterest. My favorite has to be the In All Things Give Thanks napkins.

  55. Jane
    November 16, 2020 at 11:59 am

    I love your black and white table — one of my go to color schemes! Exceptional with the natural greens.
    LOVE the flax washable linen napkins and a HUGE fan of the pewter vintage fluted pitcher. And, yes, I follow you on Pinterest!

  56. Rosa
    November 16, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    Hi Mary, Thank you for the opportunity to win. I followed Crown Linen on Instagram. I am already following you on Instagram. I like the checkered bumble bee linen decor pillow on Crown Linen’s site.

  57. November 16, 2020 at 12:09 pm

    I am following Home is Where the Boat is on Pinterest and Crown Linens on Facebook. I have the rustic green Arte Italica chargers and I love them. They go with all my dishes–fancy and casual.

  58. November 16, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    Hi, Mary! I am not on Facebook or Instagram, but I just followed you on Pinterest (Homespundevotions) and would love to enter the giveaway! I just love the Provence Tumbled LInen towels made by Crown Linen and the Tuscan Coffee Canister with Spoon made by Arte Italica. Thank you so much for the wonderful opportunity to enter the beautiful giveaway! Many blessings to you!

  59. November 16, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    Mary, your table is as always, magazine cover worthy! I’m
    Now following Crown Linen Designs on FB. I’m crazy about those ruffled black and white checked placemats. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  60. carolyn
    November 16, 2020 at 12:43 pm

    I am following Crown Linen Designs on Facebook.

  61. carolyn
    November 16, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    I am following Home is Where the Boat is on Pintrest. My favorite Crown Linen Designs is the table runner with the red embroidery.

  62. Sarah Anderson
    November 16, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    Mary, I feel greedy even thinking about entering this fabulous giveaway, but I decided why not. Yes, I follow you on all fronts as well as Crown Linen Designs and Arte Italica. You make everything enticing, and these two stellar accounts provide so many tabletop goodies it’s difficult to resist. Thank you and a big thank you to these companies for the generous gift!

  63. Sarah Anderson
    November 16, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Mary, my favorite current crush on Arte Italica are the Vetro Gold Chargers and the cream velvet placemats on Crown Linen Designs. I could fill drawers and closets with tabletop pieces from these lines, and trust me, I’m off to a good start already in that department. 😂😂😂

  64. Julie
    November 16, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    I love the blog today! Always thoughtful and lovely. I was not familiar with Crown Linen or with Arte Italica before this post, however I now follow Arte Italica on Instagram and Crown Linen on Faceebook. I have folled Home is where the boat on Facebook for a couple of years and will continue to do so. Thank you!

  65. Ann Kretschmer
    November 16, 2020 at 1:55 pm

    This is one of, if not the most beautiful post you have ever made. I have you on Pinterest, Arte Italica best: the pewter section–pewter is my favorite. Crown Linen best: the post that automatically changes with napkins, plates, etc Gorgeous!

  66. Rhonda Steelman
    November 16, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    I followed Mary at Home is Where the Boat Is on Pinterest

  67. Jennifer Jordan
    November 16, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    Thank you for introducing your followers to these beautiful heirloom linens.
    I look forward to your posts and started a new category on Pinterest titled Tablescapes to share your work.
    Looking forward to the holiday pictures.

  68. Rhonda Steelman
    November 16, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    I liked and followed Crowne Linen Designs and Arte Italica on Facebook.

  69. Rhonda Steelman
    November 16, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    My favorite items are Tuscan 22 in linen table runner and the Belle Natali Small Oval Platter from Arte Italica

  70. Debbie Joens
    November 16, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    Mary, another exquisite table! I always marvel at how you put together so many beautiful pieces. Thank you for always providing details on your floral arranging – it has really given me courage to try a few arrangements. I didn’t realize I had options from my garden, though not as generous as yours! I am follow both Crown Linen Designs and Arte Italica on Facebook and Instagram. I also follow you on Pinterest. My favorite piece has to be the lovely pitcher you have used in your centerpiece. I LOVE pitchers and have several. Thanks as always for the generous giveaway and inspiration!

  71. November 16, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    Following all of you ladies, Crown Linen Designs and Arte Italica on Instagram and Facebook are giving me so many ideas for Christmas. After the year we’ve had I was very uninspired and wondering if I was even going to do any decorating for Christmas. Love these new settings. I love all of the Crown Linen Give Thanks collection and the Belle Natale collection on Arte Italica.

  72. Joanna M Perry
    November 16, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    I am following Crown Linen Designs on Instagram and Facebook and also, Arte Italica on Instagram and Facebook. Such beautiful details and an inviting table.

  73. Joanna M Perry
    November 16, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    I am following you on Pinterest at Mary at Home is Where the Boat is.

  74. Joanna M Perry
    November 16, 2020 at 3:13 pm

    I love Crown Linen’s Bumblebee Napkin Set, and I love that Arte Italica’s dinnerware is handmade in Italy. It’s rustic and lovely. Thanks for the beautiful things to look at. Love doing that.

  75. Tina
    November 16, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    Oh, I am loving the Crown Linen napkins with the bees on there! Also, the Arte Italica Christmas tree platter is gorgeous! Two of my favorite things, for sure. This is an awesome giveaway to one lucky person!! Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving, a little early. :)

  76. Vivian Brossman
    November 16, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    Hello Mary, I followed and liked Crown Linen and Arte Italica today on Facebook. I already follow Pam on Pinterest and I get her post on my email. I have been following you as well, I enjoy your ladies talent. I love your rustic elegant setting on this post. I really liked the pumpkin embroidered Luncheonette linen napkin set. The black embroidery against the classic linen beige was very classy. I also loved the blue Giulietta dishes! Thank you for introducing them to us!

  77. Martha Franks
    November 16, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    I have followed everyone on Instagram. Have followed you on Pinterest for a long time. I love all the giveaway items, but my favorite is the Natale tray. Never thought about using black, but I like it! Thanks!

  78. November 16, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    I love the black and white check with the evergreens, Very refreshing table scape. I have followed both Arte Italica and Crown Linen on Instagram and already follow Home is Where the Boat is on Facebook. I adore the Arte Italica pitcher that you use for your centerpiece, I often use pitchers for my flower arrangements and this one is beautiful, I love reading your posts everyday and look forward to the little break that it gives me when I am absorbed in your photos. Thank you.

  79. November 16, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    This is absolutely stunning! I am following you on Pinterest now. That pitcher is everything! I can’t choose because everything is exquisite

    • November 16, 2020 at 5:27 pm

      I’m also following Arte Italica and Crown Linen Design on Instagram

  80. Denise Carlson
    November 16, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    Add my name to this very special holiday giveaway! I love the black and white check don’t you think this fun table can be used now right thru the new year? So great I always enjoy your Monday morning blooms post so many great ideas, recipes and flower tips.
    Thanks, Denise

  81. November 16, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    That’s a very soothing color combination Mary! Love the white, black and green. While Thanksgiving is later this year, I’m holding off on the red and green too… Although I will confess that I did change my shower curtain to Christmas this morning:@)

  82. Joanne
    November 16, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    Mary, your tablescape is stunning!!! I love the block, white and gold and your white pitcher with the gorgeous flower arrangement just made me swoon. Both Arte Italica and Crown Linens are new to me. So thank you for introducing them to me. I “Pinned” several pictures and now can’t wait to go to Arte Italica and Crown Linen sites to see more.

  83. Renee Abernathy
    November 16, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    Hello Mary, I’m sitting here newly retired from education. Now I have so much “me” time after 43 years in education and now focus on what I love best: Home decor! I’ve now followed you on Instagram and Pinterest. I have discovered that my favorite Crown Linen Designs piece is easily hands-down the white with gold “embroidered” Victorian napkins. And Arte Italica’s Vetro Gold crystal/glass tableware. These align perfectly with my own taupe-neutral desert-toned colors in my living and dining rooms. Ive now followed both of these on Instagram. I’ve just moved back into my home again after being out of my home for eight months and having repairs due to a slab leak. I can’t wait to get back into decorating again! Three days before going into our state quarantine lockdown I was in an accident and my car was totally demolished. I discovered your blog hops during this time. What a wonderful way to spend my time and uplift my spirits during these challenging months. Thank you so much for sharing you beautiful home decor with me!

  84. Amy Kaminski
    November 16, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    Oh I just love the “It’s a Wonderful Life” Pillow. But all of their goods are beautiful. Thanks for introducing me to a new shop!

  85. November 16, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    Love the b/w with the reindeer and other plates and chargers on your holiday table, Mary!!! So pretty and festive… Definitely will be entering the contest. Would be fun to win something and share it afterwards. <3

    Happy decorating and Happy Thanksgiving if I don't get back by before then,
    Barb :)

  86. Betsy
    November 16, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    Hi Mary,

    Respectfully, how can anyone look at your lovely tablescape with that AMAZING lake view in the background?! Simply breathtaking, cheers!

  87. Jane Greene
    November 16, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    Love the Crown Linen “Give Thanks” table runner. I have followed you on pinterest for quite a while. Since I enjoyed the photos and beautiful tablescape photos, I have “liked” both the Crown Linen Co. and Arte Italica on Facebook. The pitcher is really pretty!! I so enjoy your photos and have for many years. A welcome escape from reality and an “eye candy” i enjoy without the calories LOL. Hope you and yours stay healthy and you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  88. November 16, 2020 at 10:54 pm

    Mary, the black and white theme is so classic for any season, but it really sings at Christmas. It seems we both had the same idea about the clipped greens for the runner. Your AI pitcher is filled with a most lovely arrangement. I am crushing over the silver napkin rings and the black deer plates. Your table is stunning and every detail is perfect. It is always a pleasure to share Monday Morning Blooms with you ♥️

  89. prescott22
    November 17, 2020 at 1:59 am

    Followed Crown Linen and Arte Italica on Facebbok. I love the touches of black in your tablescape. I won’t bring in the glorious reds that I love until after Thanksgiving. I especially love the Crown Linen Black linen napkins- so elegant, and the Arte Italica white pitcher is perfect for holding the greenery!

  90. November 17, 2020 at 3:19 am

    I follow Crown Linen Designs and Arte Italica on both Instagram and Facebook
    Instagram: @Cezovski9
    Facebook: Carolsue Anderson
    digicats {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

  91. November 17, 2020 at 3:19 am

    I follow Home Is Where the Boat is on Pinterest – @Cezovski9
    digicats {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

  92. November 17, 2020 at 3:22 am

    The Solid Linen sheet sets is my favorite thing on Crown Linen Designs
    The Medici Footed Cachepot is my favorite thing on Arte Italica
    digicats {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

  93. Cathy Miller
    November 17, 2020 at 9:19 am

    I’ve been reading your blog for years and you never disappoint. Black and white checks are my jam, especially paired with fresh greenery and white roses! Love love love!!
    I followed everyone everywhere. The round placemats are my favorite, especially the black and white checked ones!
    Merry Christmas and stay safe!

  94. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors
    November 17, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Mary, your table is just beautiful with the black and white color palette! I love those adorable ruffled place mats, and your centerpiece is gorgeous! I follow both companies on IG as well as your account on Pinterest. I have always admired your pretty tablescapes! My favorite Crown Linen Designs are the red embroidered table linens and I love the Natale bowl from Art Italica. I hope you have a most joyous and blessed holiday season!

  95. November 17, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    I follow you on Pinterest and Crown Linen Designs on instagram. I am in love with the color scheme you have chosen and that beautiful white pitcher from Arte Italica is my favorite!

  96. Julie Waldron
    November 17, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    I follow Crown Linen Designs on Instagram @jwal90

  97. Julie Waldron
    November 17, 2020 at 3:23 pm

    I follow Home is Where the Boat Is on Pinterest farmermomwife.

  98. Julie Waldron
    November 17, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    My favorite piece is the Arte Italica Natale Sprig Table Runner.

  99. Marion
    November 17, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    Mary i follow you on pinterest. Crown Linens on instagram and facebbok.Arte italica on instagram. Crown Linens table runners are my favorite.
    A wonderful,generous giveaway.
    Marion

  100. countryatheartrecipes
    November 17, 2020 at 6:42 pm

    1. I found you today when I was searching for Christmas cookie recipes! So excited to follow you and be entered in your upcoming giveaway. I’ve followed Arte Italica and Crown Linen Designs on Instagram.

    2. I’ve followed you on Pinterest.

    3. I really like the round place mats and table runner, as well as the white pitcher.

  101. Bonnie Shafer
    November 17, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    Love the black and white placemats and napkins with the pine ones. The whole tables ape is lovely.

  102. BonnieBee
    November 18, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    I “liked” Crown Linens on FB… thx for the introduction… beautiful items..

  103. Sharon
    November 18, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    Hi Mary, I loved your checked linens. I followed both Crown Linen and Arte Italica on Instagram and now following you on Pinterest. when I read your blog I always look up your recipes on Pinterest ! The victorian napkins and table linens in read are exquisite! Thank you for sharing

  104. Cheryl King
    November 18, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    I already follow you, have for many years. I’ve enjoyed so many decorating and table ideas from your blog and Pinterest! The linen napkins are yummy, I don’t have any myself so those are my favorite. Wishing you a joy-filled season Mary!

  105. Julie H
    November 18, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    Your tablesetting is beautiful!

  106. Joanie
    November 18, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    Lovely table setting. I followed both on Facebook and you on Instagram. My favorite is the Pinecone Embroidered Linen in taupe.

  107. Pat K.
    November 19, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Hi Mary,
    I followed Crown Linen & Arte Italica on Instagram, such beautiful things. I love the scalloped footed bowl and glassware. I also follow you on Pinterest. Your black and white looks so elegant. My china I chose for my wedding shower 50 years ago is white and black with platinum. Wishing you and yours a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving.

  108. Donna
    November 19, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Hi, beautiful table, very warm and inviting. I followed both on instagram and follow you on Pinterest. Now among my favorites are the sweet designs on those Crown Linen napkins and their chargers and their other linens. I do love that white pitcher from Arte Italica because it is so versatile.

  109. Diane Ruebel
    November 21, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Your greens without Christmas touches don’t rush the season which is inspiring. The Merletto White Scrolled Pitcher is my favorite and love the simple styling with roses and greens. All the Crown Linen ruffled placemats bespeak casual country French which makes my heart leap. I live on Camano Island and am very proud of Crown Linen which is in my home state of Washington.
    Wishing you a Thanksgiving filled with blessings,
    Diney

  110. Julie
    November 23, 2020 at 7:34 am

    I follow Crown linen and Arte Italica on Instagram..@lilartist27

  111. Julie
    November 23, 2020 at 7:35 am

    I follow Home is Where The Boat Is on Pinterest..@jules1968

  112. Julie
    November 23, 2020 at 7:36 am

    My fave piece from Arte Italica is the vintage Ladle..

  113. November 23, 2020 at 8:55 am

    Mary, your table Scape is elegant in a very nonconventional way and I just love it!!! I love the touches of black in your tablescape. The Crown Linen Black linen napkins- are so elegant, and the Arte Italica white pitcher is exquisite. I love love love the scallop detail in the handle!
    I have followed Crown Linens and Arte Italica on Facebook . Thank you for sharing these companies and for adding so much beauty to my world!

  114. November 23, 2020 at 10:10 am

    I had never heard of Crown Linen Design prior to this pot, but I LOVE their products!

  115. November 23, 2020 at 10:10 am

    I am now following Crown Linen Designs and Arte Italica on both Instagram and Facebook.

  116. November 23, 2020 at 10:11 am

    I follow you on Pinterest and Facebook, and am a subscriber. I love both the bee and pine cone napkins. Don’t make me choose a favorite.

  117. Raylene
    November 23, 2020 at 11:02 am

    I follow you on Facebook and Pinterest.

  118. Raylene
    November 23, 2020 at 11:04 am

    Following both Crown Linen Designs and Arte Italica, Those napkins are gorgeous, my favourite!

  119. November 23, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    I just followed Crown Linen and Arte Italica on Instagram. Beautiful items… I love the embroidered linen napkins – the bees are the best, but I love the intricate monograms as well.

  120. Donna Jacobs-Cancik
    November 23, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    Luv the pinecone napkins with the ruffled linen under the plates

  121. Theresa R Keller
    November 23, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    Mary, what a beautiful post, I love the black & white! All of the pitchers are beautiful but the white one you have featured is my favorite.

    Thank you for your inspiration! Have a lovely Thanksgiving and I follow you on Facebook as well.

  122. Laurie Nykaza
    November 24, 2020 at 6:45 am

    Followed Crown Linen Designs on Instagram @laurienykaza

  123. Laurie Nykaza
    November 24, 2020 at 6:47 am

    Followed Home is Where the Boat Is on Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/lauriescoupon/

  124. Laurie Nykaza
    November 24, 2020 at 6:50 am

    Medici Festivo Rectangular Platter is such a beautiful platter to use for the holidays.

  125. Mrs.Gary McCandless
    November 25, 2020 at 12:55 pm

    I have followed both .Table settings are lovely.I especially like the black and white buffalo checked placemats.

  126. Annette
    November 28, 2020 at 11:57 am

    I followed both brands on both sites: 1) Follow Crown Linen Designs on Instagram and/or Facebook, or Arte Italica on Instagram

  127. Annette
    November 28, 2020 at 11:59 am

    DONE (@polishedgirl) 2) Follow Home is Where the Boat Is on Pinterest and let me know.

  128. Annette
    November 28, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    My favorite pieces are: Arte Italica Natale Square Plate AND CLD Washed Linen Duvet Cover with Scarf Ruffle

  129. sjelsberry
    November 29, 2020 at 9:39 am

    Mary, I admire your eye for decorating. Your posts are always an inspiration! I am now following Crown Linen and Designs and Arte Italica on FB, both are beautiful sites. Natale Sprig Large Napkins are one of my favorites at Crown Linen and the.Natale Wine Holder would be perfect for entertaining with friends. The Celebrate the Holidays in Style giveaway is truly Amazing!! Thank you for making the world a better place!! Love, Sharon Elsberry

  130. November 29, 2020 at 10:20 am

    Love it all! Merry Christmas!

  131. Julie H
    November 30, 2020 at 2:08 am

    Well I now follow Crown Linen designs on FB. I also follow you on Pinterest. I cannot pick a favorite Crown Linen item as they are all beautiful and elegant…..just like your tablesetting is. I really love how you put things together!

  132. Sandy Sandberg
    November 30, 2020 at 6:38 am

    Mary, you are such an inspiration! I see your tablescapes and it sends me scurrying to locate china, napkins, glassware, whatever I can find to try and copy your fabulous style. I look forward to each and every one of your posts. I have followed Crown Linens on Instagram as well as ArteItalia. I follow you on Pinterest (of course) and my favorite from Crown Linens are the Black Check placemats. Love them and they are on the top of my Christmas wish list. Thank you so much for sharing your special talent – it is a joy and a blessing for me.

  133. Karen
    November 30, 2020 at 8:27 am

    What a beautiful table. I love the pitcher and the linens you chose – they would be perfect in my daughter’s home. Thank you for sharing your gift and ideas with all of us – so pretty and inviting.

  134. Sharon
    November 30, 2020 at 8:32 am

    Following everyone (!!!) On Instagram. I’ve followed you everywhere for years. Wouldn’t miss a post! I’m a pitcher person and love the white . linens —- all of them 😂 Beautiful post. You spoil us! Lovely give a way. Most of all, thank you for raising spirits with your lovely posts. Merry merry to you!!!

  135. Dorinda
    November 30, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Hi Mary ~ Happy Holiday Season ! Your different Christmas Tablescapes were stunning. I entered your wonderful giveaway on Facebook and on Instagram FYI. Wishing you the best of the season and a happy and HEALTHY new year ~ Hugs, Dorinda

  136. Joan Riker-Wilkie
    November 30, 2020 at 11:01 pm

    Thank you for the beautiful tour of your Christmas tablescapes. I am now following Crown Linen and Arte Italica on Instagram. In fact they have such beautiful things that I needed to finally open an Instagram account.
    I love the linens with the red embroidery- it would be so elegant with the red and green Everyday “Christmas greetings” by Lenox. I love the round black/white checked placemats as well! I love all of the Arte Italian but am really fond of Christmas tree tray- it is both charming and elegant.
    I follow Home is where the boat is on FB and Instagram. I often share your posts with my 25 friends from our Rug Hooking and wool Applique group.
    Thank you again Mary- you bring so much joy and loveliness to so many

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