Outdoor Christmas Decorations – French Country

Outdoor Christmas decorations can run the gamut from rough to refined and there is always something for every style. In this post I’m sharing my garden area, where we are fortunate to be able to entertain in the winter months. See how you can create a similar look inside your home!

outdoor christmas decorations french country style

Looking pretty fancy, but I have to tell you that this look was so easy to pull together in probably about 15 minutes! I maintain the thought that if you have sort of a “dress rehearsal” in your head before entertaining, it can go fairly fast when it comes down to your event. Do you have a closet or cabinet where you store your extra dishes, glassware and table linens? We have a lack of storage in our older home, so I need to be creative and talked about storage in THIS POST. Find the French chairs HERE and a similar table HERE.

outdoor christmas decorations french country tablescape

Since this seating area is outside, I do have to make several trips to tote everything out here. The first thing that we did though was to add more lighting to the bushes for an outdoor christmas decorations Christmas look. We aren’t quite finished with that and have more lighting plans to accomplish…I hope to share that soon. We lost some of the trees in this area with a hurricane last year, so we had to be creative and couldn’t hang the larger outdoor twinkle lights that I prefer. Instead we used regular indoor/outdoor Christmas tree lights, as they don’t weigh much and are a great trick for styling your lighting anywhere!

outdoor christmas decorations copper and gold christmas decor

The lights give a Christmasy glow and so do the metallic accents on the table, making for a outdoor christmas decorations look without being obvious. I love to use gold, copper, silver and bronze at Christmastime…both outdoors and inside. To make life easier I get out everything I think that I’ll need and grab a couple of empty plastic totes from the garage and cart it all to the table. For more on the jars with the candles and how to make your own…I have easy instructions for you in this DIY PATINA MASON JAR post.

outdoor christmas decorations serena and lily napkins

The dishes are a compilation of budget thrift store chargers that I spray painted gold and antique French ironstone plates. The napkins were given to me by my friends at Serena & Lily and the gold flatware is vintage. The stemware is acrylic (yes, you heard that right!) and the copper cups are Moscow Mule mugs that make any drink taste great.

outdoor christmas decorations french ironstone

The flowers and greenery were a splurge for the week and will see a lot of use for various projects. It takes just minutes to drape them as a table centerpiece and as far as the pale peonies, I often use something like THESE VIALS to keep them fresh. With a few non-breakable Christmas tree balls sprinkled in as outdoor christmas decorations, everything looks festive for a holiday dinner and truly there was not much fuss!

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  1. It’s all too beautiful (hmmm is that a song?) …. We have always loved to entertain around the Christmas season outdoors; however, moving to NC was not easy to do that…Knowing this, we are putting in a fireplace outdoors in our new right-sized home…. 🙂
    Enjoying all of the beautiful inspiration in this tour Janet. Your outdoor table is truly exquisite and joyful!

  2. Gorgeous table for holiday entertaining. You are so lucky to live where you can still enjoy the outdoors in the winter.

  3. That is absolutely stunning and quite achievable by most of us with thrifting, acrylic and using lovely florals. Thank you so very much for putting this beautiful setting together.

  4. I’m in love with this setting – would love to sit out here with you with a glass of wine! And those plates!! I’m pretty sure I need them:)


  5. C. Coquette says:

    Enjoy the less is more look of the elegant table.

    A request. Could we please in the future have an overall look as one is coming out or in to enjoy all that is there?

    So happy you have the link fix to the downloading calendar and hope you have a peaceful and happy Thanksgiving.

    ~Affectionately Confectionery

    1. Thank you for stopping by and happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  6. Stunning and not stuffy, I love it!
    I would love to know where you purchased those
    beautiful and fun acrylic goblets!
    I have a friend that loves pink, these would be such a treat
    for her upcoming birthday!
    Gorgswaaaa, thank you!


    1. Thanks Jacklyn! Unfortunately they were discontinued and no longer available anywhere.