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White & French blue sparkle Christmas Tree

In a room filled with layers of shades of white 
wood plank walls, old chippy paint
 and well worn and loved hardwood floors

French Country Cottage Christmas Tree white & clear glass

simple elegance is perfect.

If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, you know how much I love Christmas and decking the halls.
From the living room to the kitchen to my bedroom to the guest rooms.
Christmas is all through the house.

But one thing I am a big believer of is when decking the halls 
and sprinkling some of that Christmas magic around...
 the decorations need to fit right in with the style, look and feel of the room.

I don't want to have to move things out of the room to make way for Christmas to come in. 
From the mantel to the tree to the bits here and there- 
I want Christmas decor to blend with my everyday look
 that I love to live with.
For some that is bold colors or a collection of antique ornaments.
For me- it is a softer palette.

French Country Cottage Christmas Tree white & clear glass

 In my living room
 layers of whites,  florals and a touch of gold are on repeat all year long.
And I want the mantel dressed for Christmas
and tree to feel much the same.

Soft and elegant. Simple & white.
Shabby but with a sprinkling of glamour.

French Country Cottage Christmas Tree white & clear glass & french blue

This year, the tree in my living room is dotted in
 simple elegance.

An abundance of white baubles in different sizes
and just a touch of French blue was all it needed.

French Country Cottage Christmas Tree white & clear glass

I started with the Noble Fir from Balsam Hill
which has gorgeous blue green branches with a slight curve
and placed white ornaments here and there.

A favorite tip-
I don't like to overwhelm my tree with ornaments- I am more of a
I want to see the tree along with all the ornaments type of girl.
(Remember my Tinsel story? ;)
I actually love the look of a tree decorated only with twinkling lights sometiems.

 So when it comes to ornaments and bits and piling them on- not happening.
For this tree,
I used just 2 boxes of White & Silver Snow ornaments (12 ornaments each set)
and 2 boxes of  sugar sprinkled Clear Ice for a 7.5' tree.

Balsam Hill white & clear ornaments French Country Cottage Christmas

The Sparkle ornaments are these gorgeous simple blown glass clear ornaments.
These  are some of my favorites this year-
 they look like they are dipped in sugar and dotted with crystals.
I am in love.

Group ornaments together for impact- I generally group in 2 or 3 with
a large one included.

Both of these ornaments come in various sizes which makes
covering the tree with them simple.

I also added in just a few random ornaments and 5 of the faded French blue ornaments from 
Balsam Hill's Winter Frost Ornament set 
and those lend just a touch of soft faded shabby color.

Balsam Hill white & clear ornaments French Country Cottage Christmas

Loving how simple and sweet it feels.

Balsam Hill white & clear ornaments French Country Cottage Christmas

And with rustic pieces in the room playing along with the elegant- it is
pretty much my favorite mix and mingle.

White ornaments for a French Country Cottage Christmas

I will share more about the mantel and a closer look at those gorgeous French blue stockings in another post- and you  can find the pieces I used here

Clear Ice Sparkle Ornaments
French Blue Stockings & tree skirt
and even better- 
they are having a fantastic sale with up to 50% off through Monday.

I am joining  Balsam Hill's 12 Bloggers of Christmas this year
and you can find all of their gorgeous trees over on the Balsam Hill Blog
how about something fun today too?
You can click on over to the Balsam Hill blog
to enter for a chance to win
 1 of 10 - $100 gift cards
1 $300 gift card
 1 $750 gift card  

Just click on over to the Balsam Hill blog 
to enter to win!

And something else that is fun... 
I actually changed the look of the tree just a tiny bit since taking these photos.
I know. I know. 
But I can't help but play a bit with stylings sometimes and
I will be sharing more photos in my home tour next week.

Hope your weekend has been going well!

I am a blogger ambassador for Balsam Hill
but all designs, opinions 
and crazy love of Christmas and Balsam Hill products 
are always my own.

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  1. I am with you. That little sparkly ornament is divine. Love what you've done.
    Cassandra E

  2. It's beautiful Courtney. I love the soft blue ornaments blending with the soft white and icicle color and those faded blue stockings are so pretty.

  3. Yes, it is! Simply Enchanting! Merry Christmas from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  4. Lovely, simple & elegant tree!! Always such visual pleasure looking at your photos

    Lauren Baxter | Lovely Decor