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.