Vintage French Style Christmas Home

Vintage French Style Christmas Home. This post is about how I love to incorporate vintage finds into my home decor for Christmas with some tips for you if you enjoy the vintage Christmas decorating style.
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Vintage French Style Christmas Home

I’ve been finished decorating our home for Christmas for a couple of weeks now, and as an on~line shop owner this is the season for squeezing everything in to a condensed time slot! I have many photos to share with you today, welcome on in…

vintage christmas wreath aqua- Vintage French Style Christmas Home

It all started with this wreath that is hanging over the living room mantel. I generally start styling a room around one large piece that inspires me, and this vintage wreath that I’ve had for many years was my muse in color and vintage vibe. I knew that I wanted vintage and a look of a Vintage French Style Christmas Home.

aqua and silver christmas

It’s filled with the original picks, frosted pinecones, vintage bells and baubles and is actually some sort of older plastic. In past years I’ve hung it (and it’s coordinating “twin”) on our double front doors.

Vintage French Style Christmas Home

A pull back shot of the living room shows that I’ve gone forward with the aqua tones from the wreath with some more subtle touches.

vintage aqua christmas vignettes

Twinkle lights and faux garland mixed with real greens, vintage aqua ball jars, French books and baubles.

tulle christmas wreath aqua

A vintage tulle tutu wreath from a sweet blogging friend who featured it on her blog a year or two ago.

vintage style christmas

Mixing textures and lots of vintage with a bit of mercury glitz. Do you see a famous blue box in one of the stockings? It’s empty, and the treasured Tiffany blue is too special to trash.

florentine table set shabby chic

The tree is a fresh frasier fir, which is what we can get here in South Florida. I have used only white twinkle lights and no ornaments to keep it simple.

aqua and gold florentine tables

Touches of blue and fresh flowers.

vintage wallpaper giftwrap christmas shabbyfufu

Gifts are wrapped in vintage wallpapers and ribbons are fashioned from torn vintage fabrics. This gift has simple blue and white French ticking and frosted pinecones.

beautiful christmas wrap

Fresh greenery scraps are used for embellishing the gifts as you might see in a true vintage French style Christmas home.

Garden benches have been brought inside and we pile up the presents all month long on these favorite furniture pieces! The bowl with ornaments is a vintage light fixture that I’ve turned upside down. You can sometimes find them on eBay.
beaded christmas

I love simple, but need my fix of glitz.

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33 Comments

  1. Okay Janet, I am in love… let me count the ways… the blue shutter behind the tree and the rustic benches with your gold tables… perfect. The floral paper is darling… I love your style so much. I know my readers will too. I am so glad you added your lovely home to my Christmas in the Country tour. I have enjoyed it so much, feel like I have visited all of my favorite places! xxx….Brooke from
    Creative Country Mom's Vintage Home and Garden

  2. The past few years I've used silver, gold and that blue. This makes me want to pull it all out and use it somewhere in the house. My mind is going now and I think I have just the place. I love the snow in the ball jars with the pine. So very vintage looking and so pretty too.

  3. Jann Olson says:

    Oh my, I am in love with that tutu wreath! It is just the cutest! Your home is gorgeous with the pops of aqua! Love the vintage pieces! Thanks for sharing it with us!
    hugs,
    Jann

  4. Such beauty….I love seeing everything that you create!
    JP

  5. Gee Singh Newbanks says:

    Oh Janet, you will make me a blue/aqua convert yet.
    It is beautiful.

  6. Absolutely gorgeous. I was all in with the blue mason jars….my fav!

    Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

  7. I just love your whole post! The vintage gift wraps, the lovely balance of light and simple with bejeweled and pretty – just perfect. And the color story works great for me – I just did a tiffany blue Hannukah post! Love your taste level and your design sensibility!

    Lory at Designthusiasm

  8. Darrielle Tennenbaum says:

    So gorgeous and beautiful! I love the little wrapped gifts and the tule wreath!

  9. Everything just super delicious! Thank you for making our lives beautiful!

  10. Oh Janet – your Christmas holiday decor is DREAMY – absolutely gorgeous. Love it!

    The aqua sea blues are heavenly, so fresh and unique and beautiful.

    I am your newest follower. : – )

  11. Oh wow – your home decorated for the holidays is so pretty! i'm just starting to decorate (slowly) so it's fun to get inspired by homes like yours! xoox, tracie

  12. linda of no.cal. says:

    Janet… WoW !! WoW !!
    Luv the simplicity of the fir tree !!โ€”. great shape and only twinkle lights… the aqua shutter, the old benches, the aqua โ€˜Ballโ€™ jars… all the perfect touches with some BLING !! Fantastic ideas !! Gotta go look again !!
    Still in tHanksgivING mode… gonna incorporate aqua with the natural tones… starting today !!! ThaNk yOu.
    ?linda of no. cal.

    1. Another look coming this year, as I always try and mix things up. Have a wonderful week Linda!

  13. Well done! I love every detail.

    1. Thank you so much Cindy…have a great week!

  14. Rebecca M says:

    So pretty! I do have a question however. How in the world will a live Christmas tree last for two months? Just wondering. Iโ€™m hoping you have a miracle formula that I donโ€™t know about! Thanks!

    1. If the tree is purchased early, it hasn’t had a long time to cook in the tree lot parking lot. That’s what I’ve found and when we do a live tree we grab it as early as possible.

  15. Such a lovely revisit of a lovely Christmas tableau! Iโ€™m particularly taken with the sweet tulle wreath and might try making one out of a navy tulle skirt I have that is prettier on its hanger than it is on me!

  16. Oh Janet, I love it!! The use of aqua is right up my alley!! I have aqua and turquoise all over my house! My favorite color to mix with silver and gold. Beautiful!!