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French Christmas

French decor is definitely a huge part of my decorating style
when trimming trees or simply putting together a vignette in my home.








I think of several different things when thinking of Christmas with a French twist.



One of my favorite ways to decorate is simple french cottage.
That means something different to everyone- but to me - it means floral fabrics mixed with whites
paired with weathered and worn furniture
and a Christmas tree that wears nothing but twinkly lights
and a couple well chosen ornaments.


A rustic, very worn  bench that I brought in from the outdoors 
a few months back serves as a simple table for holding a 
plate of cookies, favorite design books and a couple favorite ornaments.


The gorgeous french inspired chair with it's exposed framework



is a perfect compliment to the white sofas wearing a burlap colored linen fabric.



Another favorite touch - fresh greenery tucked in among pretty whites 
in the buffet deux corps in the living room


This is a favorite antique cupboard of mine
and this year- in addition to sprigs of cedar and pine


I also added a few tangerines and nuts



For me- French Christmas touches are simple and elegant
and come from nature- like fresh garlands & potted trees.


Maybe it's a fresh garland draped on a headboard 
(more coming on this room soon)


Or a little tree in an antique basket 
with red & white wrapped presents all around.
Simple and sweet

 I also love small trees wrapped in burlap


and a quiet touch
like  simple little wreaths on the backs of chairs


and greens in vintage silver


Of course, I love romantic little vignettes as well and you will find them 
on a sideboard or dresser in our home
put together with pale pinks, whites and golds


and sprigs of fresh greenery 
tucked in among baubles 


I will be sharing more details in some of the rooms from the tour
and also will be sharing the little cottage wearing it's Christmas best soon.


and the details on a gorgeous frosted tree and our bedroom on Friday.

See you then!

Happy Wednesday everyone!













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16 comments

  1. It's all beautiful as always, Courtney. I'm so glad to be a part of this tour with you.

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  2. Hi!
    Your photos are so wonderful! I love the French Style ...
    X-mas in France is very special and beautiful. Last weekend we enjoyed the "Marches de Noel" in Colmar, Alsace.
    If you want, you can take a look at my photos in my new blog!
    Have a great Advent! Best wishes and greetings, Heike

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  3. Enjoying the beauty of this lovely post early this morning. So calming, beautiful and perfectly inspiring for Christmas.
    Jemma

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  4. Gorgeous. I love your beautiful hutch and all the green and white. The tangerine and nuts are just the perfect finishing touch.

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  5. Pinning away ....my favorite is the outdoor bench, just beautiful.
    Patty@thatssopretty

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  6. So very beautiful and yet so very comfortable and inviting. Catherine

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  7. So stunning, Courtenay. So fun being on this tour with you. Sharing on my FB page today ;)
    Hugs, Jamie

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  8. Exquisite, Courtney. Love the look of fresh greens with all the white and natural elements of your cottage.

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  9. Beauty and grace.
    Your Christmas home is just amazing.

    Xx
    A Joyeux Noël

    Doré

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  10. Bonjour chère amie,

    Un très bel esprit de Noël avec ces photos extraordinaires.

    Gros bisous ❄︎ ♡ ❄︎

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  11. Pure French inspired holiday delight!!....your are the stylist extraordinaire!!....Every detail is stunning!....I look forward to the reveal of the bedroom too!..thanks of the beautiful inspiration Courtney

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  12. With all you do to reflect your love and inspiration of the French romantique, I am surprised you do not take yourself to France and experience this culture yourself. It will change your life, I promise. Avec les souhaits d'amour et au revoir

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  13. I love all of the Christmas décor, especially since mine is pretty well wrapped up and I can just enjoy! Thank you for sharing your beauty and for hosting the party.
    Blessings,
    Patti

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