French Decor Style | Rustic Christmas Glam

French decor style is timeless and for Christmas it’s easy to transform your home with rustic and glam elements to create a unique look.
elegant french christmas mantel French decor style
As I write this post I think that I’m pretty much finished with Christmas decorating and am up at our beach home and will be here for another week, so I feel pretty good about getting so much accomplished already!
shabbyfufu christmas mantel 2016 French decor style
Every year I change things up around the home for the holidays and although the look is expensive I shop very little. When I do buy a few new things it’s with a careful eye and thoughts of reusing what I purchase in other ways and sometimes for other seasons.
holiday mantel with lanterns
Like the stunning Park Hill lanterns that I purchased a few months ago and talked about filled with…books and something else…HERE
Lanterns are one of my go to’s for decorating and I do use them for candles as well…like the lantern below that I’ll be sharing soon on another post.
restoration hardware lanterns christmas
merry christmas silver banner
The mantel is simple with a French country elegant theme, similar to my fall mantel. I cleared all of the autumn items off and added a faux greenery wreath that I found online and there are so many to choose from with a realistic look…
blogger christmas 2016
I added in the pinecones and the lights and some additional faux cedar garland. We don’t have the kind of greenery for the most part in South Florida for cutting and using for holiday adorning, and since I did all of this too early for the stores to have fresh…faux was the way to go.
Admittedly I love the fact that you can use it year after year, so in the end it costs less. I’ll be filling it in with fresh cuttings from the tree lot once I’m back in town.
glittered christmas wreath
I did lightly FLOCK EVERYTHING and that really gives it that winter look I was going for.
silver and gold christmas decorating
The Merry Christmas glitter garland, faux fur stockings and all of the wrapping paper goodies are from …since I know that you would ask. They have really been knocking it out of the park this holiday season:~}

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  1. DD's Cottage says:

    I love how peaceful your mantle feels Janet!

    1. It's all so beautiful. Thank you for sharing on Idea Box. You will be featured Thursday as our most viewed!!

  2. Gorgeous mantel! I love how it is the right balance of glamour and rustic.

  3. What a beautiful sight. I'm in love with everything. I too buy things with the idea of reusing them. Thanks for sharing your lovely mantel.

  4. wow Janet..
    Your mantel is absolutely stunning.. I was visiting Shirley and saw your comment there .. Glad I did so I could find my way here;-)

  5. The mantle is just gorgeous! I am always trying to pull of great mantle presentations. You have truly mastered it!

  6. Jennfer Fenton says:

    Love those lanterns! I have a similar one and it is so versatile and easy to use with any decor. Stunning mantel!

  7. Oh my goodness, I'm a sucker for lanterns and Janet, yours are stunning! Your mantelscape is gorgeous from the wreath to the lanterns to the garland – very nice.

  8. Karin Chudy says:

    Those Lanterns are awesome and the cedar garland is too!
    I love the combination of it all!
    great job!

  9. Your mantel is over the moon exquisite…Oh how I would love to have that gorgeous chandy in front of my mantel!!…and as you stated, those lanterns are stunning!!!…..Always love to see your seasonal decor especially at Christmas….just so enchanting!!!…

  10. What a beautiful and elegant mantel display. It looks like a magazine photo as it's style so perfectly. I love how you can see just a hint of your crystal chandelier.

  11. I love that you use items you can shift through all season. Everything is gorgeous. The layers are perfection!

  12. I just want to move in! I have those same lanterns and I love them. I've never filled the big one to the brim with ornaments, but I'm definitely saving the idea for next year! Your mantel is an absolute stunner.

  13. Postcards from the Ridge says:

    Your mantel is so beautiful! I love all the wintery elements and those lanterns are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Janet, I'm just now finding my way here to see your mantel and I have to agree with everyone else, it is just stunning! The reflection of the chandelier in the mirror is the perfect elegant touch. Pinning and sharing!

  15. Mary Beth says:

    Gorgeous doesn't even describe how beautiful your decor is. Everything touch is perfection.

  16. I love your Christmas mantel. I really like how you put ornaments in the lantern… I never would've thought to do that but now I have an idea for next year! Your mantel is beautiful.

  17. Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted says:

    Wow! What a stunner! I just adore every inch of this but especially love those lanterns!

  18. Everything is simply stunning, Janet! It's such a beautiful reflection of your signature style. I just wanted to let you know it's going to be one of the features at the Something to Talk About link party today. Hugs, CoCo PS: Florida girls rock 🙂

  19. Wow your mantle is so beautiful Janet! Thank you for sharing at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link! I'm pinning and sharing!