I would love to claim that the photos below were taken chez Welland, but no, they're from the December Saveurs, a foodie magazine, and the brochure we were given at the Perpignan shop where Michael bought a replacement corkscrew and I picked up a dozen matte red metallic ornaments for our small Christmas tree.
The theme of the spécial fêtes issue of Saveurs was "Il était une fois . . ." -- "once upon a time." Aspirational, as it turns out, not inspirational — though I did scatter some tree ornaments on the table as a centerpiece.
So . . . joyeux Noël, French-style: