Monday, December 2, 2019

Christmas Tablescape Toile and Tin

Christmas is coming!  Fast this year!
Since Thanksgiving was so late.  We have officially put away all the pumpkins and started our Christmas Decorating.  I was excited to start with this table for Chloe Crabtree's Christmas Tablescape Blog Hop.  This hop starts today and runs through Friday, featuring 23 different Christmas Tables throughout the week.  I will have the links to all of the wonderful bloggers that are participating at the end of this post.
My table is full of Toile inspiration and galvanized metal pieces.  I decided to just call it tin, even though my Metallurgical husband says it technically isn't tin - it is probably more zinc! and my table cloth and dishes are technically not Toile but it reminded me of a toile pattern -  but I used all this just for a nice title to my post!!
 The base of my table is an April Cornell print Tablecloth.  I had just been working with some Toile paper - as you can see in my last post here - so this tablecloth just called out to me in HomeGoods.
That same trip into HomeGoods, these three galvanized trees were screaming- take me home -too! 
I started visualizing this table at that moment when the tablecloth met the trees in my cart.
They were now on their way home to see if the dishes I had purchased at Marshall's several weeks prior would all go together.  I knew I would need a bit of a buffer between the busy tablecloth and the patterned rimmed dishes - so that is where the red stitched edge placemats and the wide rimmed galvanized chargers came into play.
A bell tops off the placesetting with a big red bow and some sprigs of greenery.
Some candles and greenery flanking my trees to make a runner as my centerpiece finished off the table.
Here are the links to all of the blogs participating in this weeks hop.  I hope you get a chance
to visit these wonderful bloggers for more inspiration. 


The Painted Apron | Calypso in the Country | Life and Linda | White Arrows Home



I will be updating these links each day as their post comes up, so check back each day.
Now, It is on to putting up the trees!
I hope you enjoy decorating for this Christmas Season as much as I do!

tablecloth & napkins - April Cornell- HomeGoods
red placemats & galvanized trees - Homegoods
galvanized chargers - Joann Fabrics several years ago
dishes - Marshalls 
bells - Hobby Lobby
flatware - quite a few years ago - World Market
napkin rings - Target
stemware - years ago at Marshalls

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley
Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley

In the past few years my interests have grown from fabric to paper and now to dishes too! I just love prints, polkadots, plaids and paisleys- hence the blog name.


  1. Ann, I like your title! I can see why the tablecloth and tin or zinc trees tugged at your heart strings. Those are darling bells also. The chargers are perfect. I have wanted some zinc chargers but have resisted so far as I have no place to store them.
    Your table gets to view your lovely mantle and plate collection and it is all so festive and creative.
    Wishing you a lovely day!

  2. Hi Ann, I am always intrigued to see your beautiful tables. I love your combinations of "tin" and "toile". It is a unique combination that you prove can work beautifully together. I can see how even your details as in the metal bell, metal napkin rings and slip-stitched placemats with a bit of greenery makes your tablescape a rich, vintage and country-living feel. Love it.

  3. Your tablecloth is gorgeous and I can see why it caught your eye. Gotta love Homegoods! Those galvanized trees are so perfect for the centerpiece and go beautifully with the chargers. Such a great combination and such a pretty table!

  4. Hi Ann, I am a huge fan of toile, and I love how you have paired it with tin and zinc! Blessings , Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  5. Ann, you have created such a lovely table with a vintage feel to it. I love the delicate print on the dishes mixed with the galvanized accents, both the chargers, the trees, and those little bells! Your table makes me think of a homespun Christmas at home!

  6. Tin and Toile perfection! I love how you have layered different patterns and textures (even if they are not officially toile)! I need to find me some of those tin chargers. And, I have to say that tablecloth is a favorite. So pretty, and you have shown how it would work with everything from tin to toile!

  7. Tin and toile works for me! It's Ann-dorable! Love the tree trio and the greenery tucked under the plate stacks. The bells mimic the tree shapes, and the red and white is so perfect paired with the metal pieces. I am still half Thanksgiving and half holiday, it's going to be a busy week! Happy Holidays Ann!

  8. By golly, Ann, Toile and Tin it is! That just looks so good together! I love the casual and dressy feel you created with all the combinations. I don't even think I would've looked at that cloth in the Christmas spirit, but you more than made it all look perfectly coordinated. Love those trees and the votives in between, and the chargers. The layer of greenery between the charge and placemat is a really nice touch too. You always do such great tables, love your style. Merry Christmas, already!

  9. So beautiful and unique Ann. You always present such beautiful tables. The tin and toile is lovely together. The tablecloth is beautiful and the added placemats. Charming dishes you found at Home Goods...Gotta love that store. Love the centerpiece. Perfect;y arranged. Always a pleasure to join you on these fun blog hops.

  10. Ann, it's lovely! I recently purchased the tin chargers for a friend and I have the same April Cornell textiles in black and white. Love the red and white dishes you found at Marshall's. Thanks for sharing the inspiration here. Happy Holidays!

  11. Ann, I always enjoy having a seat at one of your beautiful tables. Toile and tin sounds perfect to me. The AC tablecloth is beautiful and it would definitely call out to me from the shelf. The galvanized chargers, trees, and bells add a casual feel to your beautiful dishware. It would be dangerous if I had a Home Goods nearby. Wishing you a most beautiful Christmas Season!

  12. Ann, I love your pairing of tin and toile at the table! That’s what I love about HomeGoods…visions of tablescapes start dancing in your head when you spy the perfect accessory or tablecloth! The little bells are so sweet presented on your plates. I always love seeing your table with the mantle in the background and how you coordinated everything to the very last galvanized detail and jingle bell. As always it’s a treat to join you at the table and blog hop with you. Merry December ♥

  13. Ann, whatever you call the metal Christmas trees, they make a wonderful centerpiece. The plates are really special. I love the idea of the bells on the plate stack. We collect those every year too.

  14. The galvanized chargers and tin trees work very well together as does the beautiful tablecloth. I'm curious about the greenery underneath the charger is it another charger? It's all very harmonious and this setting is so comfortable. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  15. Ann, I always look forward with anticipation to see your tables, and you never disappoint. Love the combination of colors, textures and materials! A most charming, Christmas table! Such wonderful finds, especially those trees. But, where oh where do you store everything?! I'd love to shop your house!

  16. That table was a great Homegoods find - beautiful! I adore those little tin trees and they give such a fun contrast to the traditional toile pattern. I hope that you and your family have a very Happy Christmas!

    1. That was supposed to say tablecloth.. clearly I've had a few too many cookies. :)

  17. I share your love of Toile. Your combination of textures on your Christmas table is gorgeous. I love the place mats and the dishes too!The centerpiece is stunning with the metal trees. I always look forward to your Tablescapes. Happy Christmas season!

  18. Not sure how I found this page but I love your tablescape! The tablecloth, the placemats, the dishes, the trees in your centerpiece... All so perfectly Christmas and so festive. I'd love to sit there.

  19. Your table is wonderful, the metal trees are terrific it all feels so festive. Pinned, I wish you a very Merry Christmas and it's been a pleasure to hop with you. Hugs