So today I thought I would share a few simple ways to create a French country vignette for the holidays… and it should only take you a few minutes!
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Start with a French Floral Centerpiece as a “base”
My focal point is this pretty bouquet of roses and seeded eucalyptus in a French pitcher. Flanked on the sides to balance the scene are some antique French candelabras. If you have a French teapot, vase, pitcher, etc just fill it with flowers and voila! Instant centerpiece!
French Country style frequently has flowers and floral motifs so a bouquet of fresh flowers is perfect! Mix old things and new things. The pitcher here is new while the candelabras and French buffet are antique.
Now that you have your “base centerpiece” as above, here is how you can change it for the holidays.
Add some white little pumpkins. That’s it! Done! Your Fall decor does not have to be over-the-top. Just a few pumpkins here and there is enough. These ones actually came from our garden. They are the only pumpkins that grew this year!
I told you it was easy and fast. It still looks French Country, doesn’t it? This works for Fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving. You don’t have to choose pink flowers, I just happen to love pink.
For Christmas, I simply went outside and cut a few small sprigs from our redwood trees. I then tucked in a few little ornaments into the sprigs to make it a little more elegant.
If you have any evergreens in your yard (or nearby), just clip a few little sprigs and you are pretty much done with this vignette! This took me approximately 5 minutes, walking to and from the tree included!
(And, ironically, these pink ornaments just happened to be at the very top of the very first ornament box I opened! ha, what luck! Because that could have turned into an hour adventure!)
Creating a French country vignette for the holidays is really quite easy. You can copy the look with a white pitcher and fufu candlesticks too! I think the key here to the French country holiday look is using natural elements.
Pretend you are walking out of your Maison de Maître into your garden to pick your flowers, pumpkins, and pine tree sprigs… you know, your French country style also needs to have the right attitude!
You can carry this into Valentine’s Day too. I have these cute little French boxes that I set next to them… let’s pretend they are full of chocolates from my valentine! Also a little velvet bejeweled strawberry adds to the scene.
Overall, these different holiday vignettes were actually very cheap to create! Most of the items came from the garden, and I could have simply picked some roses from my garden too but my pink ones aren’t blooming right now. I owned all of the items already, so just go rummage through your closets (or “shop your house”) and create a little vignette!
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