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

  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

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

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

  5. Pinning away favorite is the outdoor bench, just beautiful.

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

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

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

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

    A Joyeux Noël


  10. Bonjour chère amie,

    Un très bel esprit de Noël avec ces photos extraordinaires.

    Gros bisous ❄︎ ♡ ❄︎

  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

  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

  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.