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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

White Christmas Peonies | French Table Setting

Tuesday, December 25, 2018


A white snowy Christmas may not be possible in your area, but white peonies bring a white Christmas to a French table setting. 




white Christmas peonies for a French table setting



W H I T E   C H R I S T M A S   P E O N I E S  

f o r  a 
F r e n c h  T a b l e  S e t t i n g  



white and gold painted boxwoods for a French table setting
Boxwoods refreshed with white and gold paint were originally planned as the centerpiece for this year's Christmas table, but when a local grocery store had white peonies, the table centerpiece was quickly changed.  



The Christmas French style table was already set before we found the white peonies. 



gold bottle openers for a French table setting
The dishes were set and golden bottle opener bells were already placed on each gold-rimmed tidbit plate. 



white Christmas peonies for a French table setting
In a blink of an eye, the centerpiece was changed. 



white Christmas peonies with native cedar branches for a French table setting
Natural cedar branches from the yard added the Christmas greenery to a bouquet of fresh white peonies and lilies. Nothing else on the table was changed. 



white Christmas peonies with native cedar branches for a French table setting
The flowers sit on a large glass plate to protect the wood table top. 



white Christmas peonies with brass partridge for a French table setting
A simple brass partridge and a single glittery snowflake Christmas ornament add holiday touches. 



paper place mats with white whimsical owls  for a French table setting
Paper placemats with three snowy owls are whimsical holiday birds with their unique evergreen headpieces. 



paper place mats with white whimsical owls  for a French table setting
The placemats are sturdy enough to be used several times. 



paper place mats with white whimsical owls  for a French table setting
Laminating them would make them last longer and allow them to be cleaned with a damp cloth. 



whimsical words on tidbit plates for a French table setting
The tidbit saucers are another whimsical touch to the tablesetting. Each little saucer has one of four holiday words along its gold rim. 


jolly - merry - peace - noël 



whimsical words on tidbit plates for a French table setting
Noël is my favorite because of its French connection. 



white Christmas peonies with native cedar branches for a French table setting
The cat, Callie, is not allowed on the table, but if you know cats, you know they have minds of their own. Now the table will have to be cleaned before food is served. 



white Christmas peonies with native cedar branches for a French table setting


My wish for you and your family is a Christmas with 

merry making 
jolly good fun 
&
peace 

Thank you for reading Botanic Bleu. 
I hope your visits here are filled with beauty, good information, 
and ideas you can use in your own home. 



S O U R C E for those who requested


8 comments:

  1. Peonies just make everything perfect! They are my favorite flower hands down!

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  2. Stunning Judith, I hope you had the merriest of Christmases!

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  3. Judith, your table is beautiful and I love the white peonies! Hope you had a great Christmas! Happy New Year! Love and hugs!

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  4. Soothing post. Peonies are beautiful flowers. Happy New Year To You:) Sujatha.

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  5. Each year I add a few more peony bushes to be enjoyed during their all too brief blooming season. I would love to see more peonies here at Christmas time. Now that would be a huge treat! Your table is beautiful and totally charming! Thank you for inviting us for a peek. CherryKay

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  6. I absolutely ADORE white owls! Could you please share where you found them? Thanks so much

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    1. Betty,
      I added a link to a source for the Winter Owl Paper Placemats from Hestor and Cook to the bottom of the post. Aren't their head pieces adorable!

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