3 Elegant Holiday Table Ideas With French Country Tablecloths

Saffron Marigold - Updated: December 6, 2019

If you daydream about trips to the south of France and long for fresh croissants, light souffles, and macarons, you’ll love Morning Dew, our collection of French country tablecloths and linens.  This season, present an elegant holiday dinner enjoyed with the slow cadence of a French meal. We’ve styled our versatile collection of table linens in three different ways  to show you how you some different ways to interpret French country in Thanksgiving table decor and holiday table settings.  Let’s take a look at some  Bohemian, Global, and Classic stylings, oui?

Bohemian Morning Dew

French Country Holiday Tablecloth

French country style and boho chic decor go together so well!  Vintage, handmade, and colorfully eclectic, you can shop your home for this look, browse an antique market, or choose artisan-made linens from Saffron Marigold!  For the boho look, pull out an accent color from Morning Dew and highlight it with bold dinner napkins.

Morning Dew Tablecloth: A perennial favorite of Saffron Marigold customers, our Morning Dew print blends French elegance and exotic travel.  The mellow ground and dramatic diadems are the perfect ground for a unique assortment of bohemian table toppers.

Starry Nights Dinner Napkins: This bold, batiked napkin complements Morning Dew’s border while still providing a pop of contrast to the creamy yellow ground.

Victorian Lilac Trellis Dinner Napkins: These lilac napkins look beautiful against Morning Dew (you might even think they were from the same collection of French country tablecloths!). Using lavender adds another layer of color into your boho take on holiday table decorations.

Pacific Blue Dinner Napkin: Mix in a print that shares a similar creamy ground but also provides rich visual interest in your bohemian take on a French country tablescape.

Accessories

Dress your French country tablecloths with eclectic tableware and natural centerpieces and for a warm and welcoming holiday dinner.

Saffron Marigold: Morning Dew Curtains
Saffron Marigold

Morning Dew Curtain

Hang this dreamy curtain at an adjacent window to your dining room or across a doorway to create a unique, warm space.

Williams-Sonoma

Eclectique Dinner Plates

While you could pull this look off with a few trips to a local flea market, Williams-Sonoma gives you a mismatched look with the assurance that the dishes aren’t “pre-chipped.”

The Magnolia Company

Fresh Golden Woodlands Garland

A boho table with French flair simply must incorporate some fresh greens, n’est-ce pas? A six-foot garland laid down the center of your table definitely catches the eye!

Terrain

Copper Leaf Spray

Faux florals can be an artsy addition to traditional centerpieces and can be used year after year!

Global Morning Dew

Classic French Country Round Tablecloth

This year, layer a look that speaks of interesting journeys to far away places.  Atop your Morning Dew linen, each dinner napkin can create an entirely new look.  You’re set to travel for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, while sharing the comforts of your own welcoming home.

Morning Dew Tablecloth: We find that holiday entertaining often requires additional seating, and round tables seem to fit well into tight spaces. Whether you already use a round table or want to bring in an extra for the cousins, top yours with Morning Dew linens for some French country Thanksgiving decor.

Dance O Peacock Dinner Napkin: Tease out the turquoise in Morning Dew by accessorizing with our own Dance O Peacock dinner napkins.  The gorgeous pattern in combination with Morning Dew looks a lot like linens that might have come from an antique trunk found in Tangier.

Lavender Dreams Dinner Napkins: Use these floral cloth napkins to call to mind the famed lavender fields of Provence in your French country Thanksgiving table decor.

Sultans Palace Dinner Napkins: These colorful cotton dinner napkins summon the luxury of grand palaces abroad.

Accessories

How fun to accessorize a French Moroccan inspired table!  Choose from traditional French Provencal ware and add in a bit of gilded exotic.  

Saffron Marigold

Morning Dew Beaded Valance

Have a window with a gorgeous view? Just skim the top of it with our sparkly beaded valance. You’ll love the way light catches tiny glass beads and shines extra brightly in your holiday dining room.

Iron Accents

Heritage Fleur de Lis Candleholders

Make a unique French connection with gorgeous wood and iron hurricanes. Between these candles and one of our French country tablecloths on your table, your guests will be saying “ooh la la!”

Balsam Hill

Marseille Meadow Foliage

By placing a wreath or garland of life-like foliage on your French country holiday table, you’ll call to mind the rustic beauty of France’s natural landscape.

Pottery Barn

Vintage French Found Champagne Bucket

What could possibly be more French than champagne? Use a champagne bucket as the hallmark of your holiday centerpiece–fill it with flowers, pine cones, or even a bottle of bubbly, mon cherie.

Rustic Morning Dew

Rustic French Country Table Runner

Time-honored traditional pieces have their place at the holiday table and look lovely alongside our classic Morning Dew.  Create a look that brings together timeless elements in understated elegance.

Morning Dew Table Runner: No matter what you have going on underneath –rustic whitewash, high polished cherry, a dark blue linen tablecloth–our Morning Dew table runner will elevate your style without calling undue attention to itself.

Morning Dew Napkins: Fill your holiday table setting with French country Thanksgiving decor–like these colorful cloth napkins in a complementary print.

Vanilla Glace Dinner Napkins: White cloth dinner napkins hand blocked in gold–what could possibly be more regal?

Ivy Lace Dinner Napkins: These aren’t any ordinary white cloth dinner napkins: a swirling vine brings botanical beauty to this dinner essential.

Accessories

Choose accessories with quality, classic pieces. Complement your dinner with foods that deserve their timeless reputations, and you’ll have a holiday dinner that is truly memorable.

Saffron Marigold

Morning Dew (c) Throw Pillow

If you’re in love with Morning Dew, consider a throw pillow cover in the complementary pattern. You’ll connect the dining room to other spaces in a way that is subtle yet effective.

Anthropologie

Etana Dinner Plates

Gorgeous china will sit pretty on your table this holiday season and for holidays yet to come!

Country Porch

Chicken Wire Votives

Lanterns like this play with the line between rustic and elegant very nicely.

Houzz

Souleo Provence Pottery

This pitcher is so simple and perfectly French that it could easily become a family favorite in the next generation! The natural cobalt color makes it work across the seasons.

Whatever your design mantra is, we have inspiring ideas and helpful suggestions for you. Use a couple of these ideas, or mix and match with a few of your own, for a really memorable holiday table that reflects your unique, authentic self. Celebrate!