French Style Living - Christmas Tour

Rosemary & Thyme
by Rosemary & Thyme
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Today, I am extra excited because I am opening the doors to our home to give you a small peek of the Christmas decorations around the house as part of Celebrate & Decorate Holiday Home Tour hosted by Chloe Crabtree. And if you are following the holiday series, welcome back. I hope you are enjoying the tour. I feel extremely lucky to be joining this group of talented bloggers. Each one an artist in their own right. The ideas and styling in this Home Holiday Tour is incredible so if you have not had the chance to visit their blogs, head down to the bottom of my post and click on the links. It is our pleasure to share photos of our decorated homes to inspire you to create. Most of all, we offer these ideas to help you make this time of the year unforgettable for you and those you love.
We await Christmas with joy because it is a time for combining the traditions we cherish with new expressions of the season's true meaning of Christmas. A time to renew friendships spend time with our families and to celebrate the traditions of the season...The familiar aromas, the warm and cozy evenings sitting by a fire and the lighting of the Rockefeller Tree are all things that make my heart fuzzy and warm during the holiday season.
So sit back and enjoy a glass of bubbly while you browse.
Christmas really begins when the boxes of ornaments come up from the basement and that usually happens right after Thanksgiving. Many of our ornaments have a story of their own - all souvenirs of happy times past. I don't have a specific style when it comes to Christmas decorating. I approach decorating just like I approach my tablescapes, I like to mix and match. In some areas of our home you will see that I have a bit of a fun playful style while in others areas, the style is more glam. And that captures exactly who I am. Playful at times and glam when I feel a little girlie.
Since our living is a bit more formal, I decided to go play with that feel and decided to give it an elegant old world look for the holidays. Lots of gilded pieces and glitter. Comfy throws and texture.
I was lucky to find the glittery reindeer and pink toned trees at Michael's this year. They added just the right amount of elegance to the room. It was the perfect setting at night time. The entire room glowed with the warmest tones of gold.
Here is a shot of the room in the early evening. Lighting is everything...
A few fresh greens tucked around the tray add a subtle reminder of the season.
Here is a better view of the living room in the early evening.

In our living room, the look is a bit more glam since the room has a mixture of French style furniture and rustic pieces. It is peaceful and comfortable due to its light color palette. It reflects the true personality of a girl with a true feminine heart who loves faded flowers, all things tarnish and worn and who isn't afraid to be different.
A little shoe love...

Our Christmas Tree.
My little helper Max.
This is my favorite chair. Love the feminine lines and soft hue of steel blue. A few seasonal pillows dress the chair for the season.
Suggested materials:
  • Christmas Decorations
  • French Style Furniture
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  • Ana illausky Ana illausky on Jan 10, 2017
    Hi there! May I first say that I am a fan of your work!!!!! I love your flare for the use of old,new and vintage! Not to mention the use of your outdoor garden and the personal touches of your home inside.Keep up the GREAT work, and all the enjoyment that you bring to me and others! Thank You!!!

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    • Rosemary & Thyme Rosemary & Thyme on Jan 11, 2017
      Hello Ana, I just wanted to let you know that I have a new post. It is a guest room makeover if you want to take a peek. Have a lovely evening. Janet

  • Rosemary & Thyme Rosemary & Thyme on Jan 10, 2017
    Hello Ana, How wonderful to connect with you through Hometalk. I am so humbled and touched by your beautiful words. It is comments such as yours that feed my soul and inspire me to continue creating. I am THANKFUL beyond words Ana. You can also visit my blog. I have lots of tablescapes, recipes and decor there. You are welcome to browse. Fondly, Janet