Knowing how I love all things French, it’s not surprising that my theme for the holidays is Joyeux Noël. I thought I’d share some of my vignettes from Christmas’s past and present for your inspiration.
Sprigs of fresh greenery, shiny baubles, and a miniature Eiffel tower in a vintage glass box.
Ahhh…dreaming of Paris…
Can’t get enough of leather-bound books.
French confits are perfect for bunches of cypress and balsam pine.
The fragrance of clove-studded oranges fill the air on a French ironstone platter. One can never have too many vintage glass jam jars and enameled numbers.
Crisp white towels tied up with burlap ribbon and mercury glass ornaments.
Hand-stamped clay tags, raffia, silver compotes, and fresh cranberries say “Christmas is almost here”.
A special tin basin and mini live evergreens bring holiday joy. Even Murphy appreciates natural décor.
Beaded fruit pilled high in a vintage handmade French basket.
Handmade fabric ornaments embroidered with French sentiments.
Tie up your paperwhites with messages of the season.
This gingerbread boy is happy surrounded by vintage French zinc numbers.
Make place settings special for every guest. Godiva chocolate ballotins are hidden in the gift bags
French tart tins with votives nestled atop cranberries in a Provincal pottery dish make a great base for roses in a pewter vase.
A tall zinc pitcher….the possibilities are endless.
A hand-stamped burlap banner adorns the front door wreath. (I got this idea from At The Picket Fence last year)
Even a turn of the last century French terra cotta garden statue gets dressed-up with a boxwood wreath at Christmas.
I don’t know why, but sheep are so Country French to me. I found this ornament at Anthropologie.
Of course a glass glittered Eiffel for the tree topper!!!
Hope you’ve enjoyed this little tour of vignettes and that you come away inspired to add a little bit of French Country to your Christmas décor.
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