It's the most wonderful time of the year! There's something so magical about Christmas decor! Our house goes from 'normal' to sparkling, with twinkle lights, blingy trees and piles of beautiful gifts!
I have had a Christmas Pinterest board
for several years and when the holidays are nearing, I begin to look through it again for inspiration. Our house was all French Country reds and golds a few years ago and it was easy to decorate for Christmas.
When I redecorated a few years ago and went to blues, I gave away all my red things and began to figure how to do a 'Blue Christmas.' So I thought it would be fun to share with you all the ways I have found to have a blue French Country Christmas.
|Charles Faudree-Traditional Home|
This beautiful room was featured in Traditional Home many years ago. I had the magazine and stared and stared at this photo. I love the mix of rustic, tapestries and fresh blue and white and the tree is filled with vintage ornaments, including some reds and golds. Mr. Faudree was probably the start of my love for French Country. I'm sure he was for many others, too!
You know I love blue and white and it's so fresh and lovely in the winter with Christmas greenery. And I love paper whites and white amaryllis. My mom used to force them at the holidays and I always thought they were so wonderful and smelled so good.
I forced some paper whites several years ago and was so proud when I had a beautiful bunch growing. Then my guys started pursing up their faces whenever they walked past them and asking, "What stinks?!" Ha! So I haven't gotten any since then. Fortunately, the amaryllis don't smell.
|House Trends Magazine|
This blue and white breakfast room is so pretty with the yellow toile walls and the red ribbons.
This entry has red mixed with blue and white all year round. This another picture that I have loved over the years. I may have to add some red to my home again in the future - at least at the holidays.
Isn't this topiary wonderful?! It looks like gold pears. I love this!
It goes so beautifully with the blue and white toile. And I love the mix of fabrics on the chairs!
|My French Country Home|
Sharon Santoni's blog
and home is always so beautiful and inspirational!
This room was also featured in Traditional Home. Even though this chair is actually purple, it initially looked blue to me, and I immediately started shopping for deep blue chairs! So beautiful!
These two dining rooms are so similar and both are so beautifully filled with fresh greenery and over the top bling! The gold ribbons are beautiful!
Amy Chalmers does blue so beautifully! I love her blog Maison Decor
and find lots of ideas there!
I included photo credit everywhere I could find it. Please let me know if you know where a picture came from that I did not credit. I'll be back this week with more of our rooms all decorated for Christmas.
I hope you'll have a beautiful, blue Christmas~but only in your decor!
love and blessings~
"So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn." Luke 2