French country rustic elegant Christmas is fairly typical if you’ve been to France during the holiday season. I’ve been fortunate to visit mostly Paris when the streets were freezing cold but warm from the glow of holiday lights. Using simple natural elements just make everything pretty year round and especially for Christmas.
In the dining room this year I’m keeping it somewhat simple with a rustic French country feel. I decorate with what I love and often what is available at low cost seasonally.
This is Miami and the climate is tropical with typically with lots of rain year round. It’s brutally humid and our home is set up to withstand the moisture. The floors are a tile that look like stone, and although I’d rather have hardwoods it’s not practical here. By the way, the table is one of several that we made and if you are interested in a very visual DIY, you can find one HERE…
It’s really not unusual in the least to have a pool when you live here in the Miami area. Our dining room is not a formal room and is open concept to the kitchen and weather permitting we entertain outdoors. On this day the doors were flung wide open, but that is rare.
In keeping with the our casual lifestyle, I used lots of fresh greenery around the house for Christmas…as I usually do. The wreath was purchased for $7 at Home Depot and I “enlarged it” with cuttings from the tree lot there. In the French enamelware pitcher are some more of those cuttings with a few tiny vintage feather tree ornaments hanging gently.
leA little touch of mercury glass with diner tapers on the dining table.
Recently I acquired these vintage French fruit crates that are perfect for a French country rustic elegant Christmas. I stacked two and am using these on the buffet for extra dishes and other table overflow.
The combination of elegant French chandeliers and lighting set against the rustic touches of wood really speak to my personal style.
A favorite vintage blue Christmas ornament that says Silent Night. Touches of blue are big for me this year in our holiday home.
I found this old garden pot outside and it’s been neglected for years with the perfect patina.
I talked about this tree that I rescued from the trash HERE, and I’m definitely not above repurposing that way. It’s been painted (by me), flocked (by me) and filled in with fresh greenery and then embellished with all vintage ornaments and vintage French ribbon in a Tiffany blue shade.
I talked about the living room in THIS post and will be doing another post soon with a few easy ways to quickly change things up by swapping out key accessories, so look for that one next week.
Oh my loveliness Janet! Looks magical and so festive. I have to got get some clippings now in our back yard:)
Susan Duane says
Everything is so pretty. I love your color scheme!
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Oh Janet, you do rustic and elegant to perfection….so beautiful…love the colors of the silvers and blues with the great greens….and that pot with the fabulous patina is amazing….love the sneak peek of the living room…and that tree in that room is beautiful!
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style says
Beautiful Christmas decor in that pretty shade of blue. I love adding fresh clippings to get that fresh cut Christmas tree smell.
Beautiful Janet! Love your tree.
Cynthia Weber says
You always inspire me!! This post is filled with absolutely stunning festive touches that I love! So pleased to be on the bHome tour with you!!
Amy Chalmers says
Your style is very much my style right now…always evolving and rustic and french with a bit of luxe are where its at!
Gee Singh Newbanks says
Beautiful as usual Janet!! You never cease to inspire me….
Ann from On Sutton Place says
Oh my gosh I adore everything…I could live in this space and not change a thing! Thank you for joining the tour and for being so nice to me this year. I have loved getting to know you. Merry Christmas!
thompsontam[email protected] says
Extreme elegance and opulence !!! Lehmen's terms : fabulous !!!!! ?? ?❤️?
Ginger Carco says
Beautiful as Always!
Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique says
Love it all Janet. As always, your decor is beautiful. Pinning and sharing. Merry Christmas xx
Christy James says
Oh my, this is definitely one of my favorite stops so far! I just love your style and your dining room is decorated SO beautifully! Thanks for the inspiration! XO
Heather SettingforFour says
Stunning, warm and cozy! Thanks for all the great ideas!
Artsy VaVa says
What a gorgeous dining room!I've been thinking about redoing my dining room. Thanks for the inspiration. Pinned it!
Sherry @ No Minimalist Here says
Gorgeous!! You have decorated beautifully for Christmas.
Shirley Wood says
I hope you have had a wonderful holiday season! Thanks for partying with us at Merry Monday. Our first party of 2016 begins tonight, can’t wait to see what’s new!
Tara Lehman says
Absolutely gorgeous dining tour! Thanks so much for sharing this @ Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. I hope you had a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year, Tara
What a pretty room Janet! Its so funny to me to see a Christmas tree with a pool in the background! I’m on the east coast and that would never happen here!
Just stunning!! Where are the wall sconces from?
Thanks so much! They are antique French sconces.
Marie Rhodes says
Love the sconces… and the couch … I want the exact one … where is it from?
Thank you so much! It’s vintage that I had reupholstered, so is one of a kind 😉
Those are from my own collections of vintage pieces Marie.