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His Vintage French Christmas Holiday Tour

This vintage French Christmas features santos crowns, sacred hearts, reliquaries, an antique French bronze Madonna and more.

vintage French Christmas

Today I’m sharing a delightful collection that was designed by a talented stylist and long time antique enthusiast. Get to know more about my friend Mikey Fuller and his holiday home!

vintage French Christmas ex voto hearts

With an eye for vintage and antique pieces, he has been involved in the business for many years. I’ve known him from when we both were regular contributors to Romantic Homes magazine. We have a brief bio about Mikey  below and visit his website Mikey Fuller Interiors for more…

vintage French Christmas tree

Born and raised in Central Virginia, Mikey Fuller has an extensive background in antiques, estate liquidation and appraisals, interior decorating, IT, graphics, web design, and business administration. He was a contributing editor, stylist, and photographer for numerous publications, including: Romantic Homes, Victorian Homes, Vintage Holiday, and others. 

Mikey is now part of Classic Party Rentals of Virginia, the region’s leading party rental company, where he serves as Marketing Coordinator.  Formally he was Operations Manager for an estate liquidation firm, managed a 10,000 sq. ft. antiques mall, and was an Office Services Associate for DTI Global, contracted with multiple high profile law firms in the Greater Richmond Area. 

Vintage French Christmas Holiday Tour!

“I’ve never been a big fan of red and green, and all the years I’ve been decorating my own home for the Yuletide season, I only used red once, and didn’t like it! I’ve never had a traditional tree by any means, and when I moved to a tiny cottage 5 years ago, I knew I had to carefully curate my collections.”

antique gold ex voto heart

“My love of religious items, specifically the beautiful candelabras, statues, and gilded and rhinestone encrusted ex voto hearts became a central focus of my home décor. A neutral palette accented with little jewels of the unexpected here and there.”

 

vintage French Christmas jeweled milagros

“When it came time for my vintage French Christmas, I wanted to go as big as I could, considering I knew I’d have to settle for a tabletop tree. As I have high ceilings, I was able to get a 5’ tabletop that goes to the ceiling.”

vintage French Christmas mantel

“For the tree itself, I chose a matte champagne one and filled the space between branches with mercury glass orbs and finished it off with ex voto hearts and other religious symbols. This year the tree is in the corner of my dining area, next to the mantle. I balanced it with several smaller tinsel trees in champagne buckets and vintage French sapling pot.”

vintage French Christmas matte champagne tree

“The mantle itself was adorned with realistic faux greenery, a reproduction of a 16th Century Italian nativity set, and a pair of antique candelabras from a little chapel in France. Perfect for this vintage French Christmas theme!”

vintage French Christmas mantel

“Across the room on my altar turned console table (underneath is hollow, and is where I’m able to store the majority of my Christmas decorations), I layered natural elements, including a giant clamshell filled with ex voto hearts, antlers, and a birds nest.”

vintage French Christmas

“I kept the shimmer of metallic going around the room by additional tinsel trees planted in beautiful vessels—well weathered cast iron urns this time.”

mercury glass Christmas tree

vintage French Christmas

vintage French Christmas

“On the largest of the tinsel trees, I strung vintage aqua mercury glass beads, and filled the urn with chandelier prisms around the base of the tree. Centered is a whitewashed nativity. Also featured in the vintage French Christmas is a glass cloche filled with santos crowns, reliquaries, and an antique French bronze Madonna. Next to that is a rather large antique English Sacred Heart of Jesus statue, covered in rosaries, and topped with another santos crown.”

vintage French Christmas

“In the corner is a china cupboard filled with shells and coral. Then on top is a santos crown adorned bust. Also a vintage wooded star tangled in the original fabric cord, and more faux greenery.” 

vintage French Christmas

vintage French Christmas

“I’ve hung a rather large wreath with angel on my normally doors wide open armoire that hides my TV.”

vintage French Christmas

“Centered in the room is an antique English shipping crate. It doubles as storage and a coffee table! I’ve placed a large statue of infant Jesus complete with gilt metal halo in a wooden trough.”

vintage French Christmas

“I also added mercury glass hearts piled in a perfectly tarnished silver bowl. Murano glass candies are overflowing in an antique French compote.” 

“Sentimentally I included a glass donkey candy dish that my great grandmother had on her coffee table for over 50 years.”

vintage French Christmas

“Upstairs is only my bedroom and a small bathroom. I added three small silver trees to the existing trophies and statues on top of my dresser.”

vintage French Christmas

vintage French Christmas

We hope that you enjoyed Mikey’s vintage French Christmas tour!

vintage trophy cup

Mikey is also a talented pianist and organist and serves as organist and choir director at Carson United Methodist Church. He has performed at many Special Occasions, Weddings, Fundraisers, Corporate Events, Parties, Concerts, and more for two decades. Head on over to his website Mikey Fuller Interiors and while you’re there, listen to some of his beautiful music!

vintage French Christmas

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30 Comments

  1. This tour spoke to me loud and clear. I absolutely love it!!!!

    1. Such a well done holiday home in his own style Rebecca! Thanks for stopping by

  2. Miche Ortega says:

    WOW, that tour was wonderful! GORGEOUS and serious Christmas decorations. Now, that’s a multi-talented guy for sure. Thanks, Janet.

    1. He really is so talented Miche…glad that you enjoyed his home tour!

  3. Pamela Milligan says:

    Can I move in?! This has been, hands down, my FAVORITE of your tours Janet!!

    1. Wow…I’m so glad that you enjoyed this tour Pamela!

  4. Unique and beautiful and inspirational tour Janet!

    1. I’m so glad that you like the tour Carla!

  5. Wow! A feast for the eyes. Absolutely beautiful!

    1. I’m so glad that you enjoyed this tour Sally. Happy Holidays!

  6. I’m totally in love w the angel on the wreath…..plus everything else! Such a eye to balance and beauty!

    1. Mikey really does have a great eye for styling and I’m so glad that you enjoyed his tour today!

  7. As we live in the same area, I have known Mikey for years. He truly is a very very talented person. I could stare at his holiday decor forever. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Oh how lucky you are Lynn…Mikey is a true gem of a person!

  8. Janet, what a fabulous home tour! Thanks for sharing Mikey Fullers home with us. <3 I love his use of religious artifacts throughout; reminds me of Cindy's at Edith and Evelyn.

  9. Ann Drayton says:

    Oh my. This tour is so beautiful I’m speechless.

    1. Isn’t it amazing Ann?!! Have a great week ahead

  10. I am in love with some of his ornaments!! And love his style – thanks for sharing!

  11. I am so inspired looking at his glorious Christmas displays.
    I am going to look on ebay and etsy tonight…lol!
    Thank-You so much for sharing his lovely home~
    I would love to see what it looks like in the Summer ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. This was a beautiful trip through old European rooms. The nativity pieces and ornaments are gorgeous. They way he used the tinsel trees added so much character. Love…..

  13. Linda Kirby says:

    Oh my gosh!!! This post is over the top!!! Iโ€™ve been collecting sacred heart ornaments and stills for awhile. I have a small champagne tree although itโ€™s shiny. My husband passed away in July and Iโ€™m looking for new ways to update my Christmas decorating. And this is it! Thank you for such a beautiful post!

  14. Everything looks so beautiful.

  15. Yes! Isn’t it wonderful to keep Christ in Christmas! It was an inspiring tour!

  16. WOW! beyond amazing and completely beautiful.

    1. Isn’t it amazing what he’s done Jina!!

  17. I adore his unique Christmas decor and the way he displays it. I remember him from last year. I lived in La. as a child and his style is French. The only thing I did not spot was velvet. Love it all.

    1. Hi Diana and he is a truly talented individual that seems to be able to do it all in design. Happy Thanksgiving week!

  18. Tristan Robin Blakeman says:

    Well, Janet, as you know, this is my all-time favorite post! I’m absolutely mad for this stunning and reverent decor and displays. I’m amazed at the splendid spectacle that was created in this small space and retain elegance and comfortable-looking environment. Each item looks like a prized treasure.

    I put a Facebook post up to guide people over to take a look, as well – I hope they all do!

    1. I love this home and Mikey is darned talented at so many things. He has been working on a miniature house in vintage style recently that is incredible! Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday my friend โค๏ธ