A French Country Christmas Home… The Tour Continues

The French country Christmas tour continues today.  If you missed part 1, you can start here. The rest of the house has more traditional colored decor.

Below, my front doors are decorated for the season.

A French Country Christmas Entryway

In the entryway, my little French market basket is full of poinsettias.

vintage basket full of poinsettias - simple Christmas decor

I put a fresh cedar garland a top of my Christmas mantel.  It smelled so delightful!  I had not yet found my stockings from the move when I took this picture!

French Country Christmas Mantel

I tucked these little berries into the garland.  I love the pops of red they add!

natural Christmas decor

I love these little natural nutcrackers – these are years old but sometimes I see similar ones show up at Homegoods.

natural wooden nutcrackers on farmhouse Christmas mantel

In the family room sits the big tree.  This tree is a 10′ flocked tree.  It is just so beautiful.  I have tried to stick with more traditional and vintage appearing glass and wooden ornaments on this tree.

Traditional Flocked Christmas Tree

A closer look at some of the ornaments. A lot of these ornaments have red on them – I love how they pop against the flocked tree.  Many of them have sentimental value – the little wooden snowman is from a trip to Germany. The red and gold crown is from a trip to Sweden.  The red rose is from a trip to Southern California when we went to Disneyland – reminds me of Belle (although not a Disney ornament!).  Ornaments are great little souvenirs to take home from your travels!

vintage traditional Christmas tree ornaments

I love this little glass snowman!

Vintage Snowman Ornament

A last look at the big tree.
Traditional Christmas

A few baubles and boxes are part of the decorations in this room.

metallic Christmas decor

This season I tucked the dough bowl under the tv and filled it with mercury glass ornaments.

Mercury Glass Ornaments in a Dough Bowl

Not all of my Christmas decor is French country!  Here are some of my Christmas village pieces that sit under the tv.  I love the whimsy of the shoe house!  They are Department 56 but I picked them off of eBay for a fraction of the price, so look there for some bargains!Christmas Village North Pole

Let’s take a look in the dining room.   I draped garland on the table – I will do a Christmas tablescape but haven’t decided what to do yet… so this simple centerpiece is perfect for now!

French country christmas

I set out a few cookies for the photoshoot – also perfect for a hungry photographer (that would be me!).

French Country Christmas

I love pomanders!  These ones are actually fake, well, kind of.  The orange is fake but the cloves are real! I was surprised when I opened them from their box and a clove scent filled the air.  I have a tutorial on how to make pomanders here.

French Country Christmas

I placed some faux greenery and some of my German snowmen in the cabinet.

French Country Christmas

This tree was courtesy of Tree Classics last year.  This year I added garland and kept the colors to gold and silver.  The bejeweled snowflake topper is new!  I hung a garland that states “greetings” in this tree.Metallic Gold and Silver Christmas Tree

I love this little paper flower ornament that clips on the branches.Gold and Silver Christmas Tree

Well, one last look at the dining room…

Christmas dining room

Up next, I’ll be touring my kitchen which has traditional German Christmas decorations and I’ll also be posting my Christmas tablescape!  If you missed part 1 of the tour, go here.

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26 Comments

  1. Diane
    December 3, 2017 / 8:10 am

    Love everything,your home is beautiful!

    • December 3, 2017 / 8:32 am

      Thank you!

  2. December 3, 2017 / 8:18 am

    Beautiful as always. Love seeing your new home which is fabulous! What color are your walls?

    • December 3, 2017 / 8:32 am

      Thank you! I kind of skipped the “unveiling” of the new home and went straight to Christmas! I’ll go back later and talk about more details, but, I still haven’t hung pictures in place cause I got tired! The walls are Benjamin Moore White Dove and trim Chantilly Lace.

      • December 4, 2017 / 3:27 pm

        Thanks. That is my exact colors in my dining room, and master bath. I am thinking about having more painted and not by me!

        • December 4, 2017 / 5:29 pm

          I did the whole house in those colors – figured can’t go wrong with white!

  3. Queen of antiques
    December 3, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    Wow! The house is fabulous. I love your elegant xmas decirations. Very beautiful rooms. Can’t wait to see the rest!

    • December 4, 2017 / 5:28 pm

      Thank you!

  4. MissLindy
    December 3, 2017 / 2:22 pm

    Want to see more of the house. Dining room mantel and fireplace surround are gorgeous. They really turn out well.

    • December 3, 2017 / 3:26 pm

      Thank you! I am slowly sharing my house as I wish 🙂 many rooms are not put together!! Haha!

  5. December 4, 2017 / 8:41 am

    I love seeing more of your home 🎄😍 absolutely gorg!

    • December 4, 2017 / 5:28 pm

      Thank you!

  6. December 9, 2017 / 4:59 pm

    Angelina, every picture in this post moved me with such beauty and inspiration! I am just in love. You must be having such a wonderful time in your new home, which is perfect for Christmas. I am not going to miss a single Christmas post, even if I have to go back after Christmas to make sure I get to them all. Your whole blog design, photography everything…top notch, magazine worthy. I am also thinking you are a real hard worker, knowing you work outside the home and you have been in your home just around a month? Wow! Impressive you have managed to get all this done. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful tour!

    • December 10, 2017 / 9:27 pm

      Thank you for your kind words, Amber. I have been *very* busy, as you can see, and working full time too! Who needs sleep?? I have a feeling I’m going to crash in January!!!

  7. December 10, 2017 / 11:45 am

    Absolutely beautiful!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

    • December 10, 2017 / 9:29 pm

      Thank you!

  8. December 11, 2017 / 4:34 am

    What an amazing home and it looks so beautiful all decked out for Christmas. I’m visiting (now following) from Cindy’s Amaze Me Monday.
    Christmas blessings,
    Patti

    • December 14, 2017 / 11:45 am

      Patricia, thank you for following along!

  9. December 11, 2017 / 7:36 am

    Absolutely beautiful! Merry Christmas!
    Karee

    • December 14, 2017 / 11:45 am

      Thank you! Merry Christmas to you too!

  10. Sandra Cook
    December 12, 2017 / 7:03 am

    I love the paper ornaments on your dining room tree! Did you make them?

    • December 14, 2017 / 11:46 am

      I did not make them! I love them because they look handmade!

    • December 27, 2017 / 5:33 pm

      Thank you, Carol!

  11. December 27, 2017 / 8:02 am

    Angelina your house is absolutely gorgeous!! I love all the lovely French details, and especially your garland draped on the dining table. Stunning!

    Hope your Christmas was a very merry one!

    Sheila
    xo

    • December 27, 2017 / 5:33 pm

      Thank you, Sheila! Wishing you a happy New Year!