Today I am excited to be joining eleven creative bloggers for the Christmas Home Tours hosted by my dear friend Angelina of Petite Haus. Last week I shared a couple of “mini-tours” of how our house is looking so far for the holidays, and I still have a few finishing touches before my final Christmas home tour of the season.
This year our staircase is decked with a gorgeous Wintry Woods garland from Balsam Hill, and I absolutely love it! I decided to shop my house and Christmas decorations to see if I could find anything to spruce up the space for the holidays. I collect and decorate with vintage picture frames, some of which form a gallery wall alongside antique mirrors up our painted staircase. A small console table was just biding time in my dining room (taking up space) waiting to find a home.
The top of the table is styled with two Frenchy candle sticks with gold candles, and a small collection of vintage picture frames with little vintage chandelier prisms tied on the frames as repurposed ornaments. It was in very poor condition with original dark wood and lots of scuffs and scratches, so I gave it a chalk paint makeover.
Someone had covered the missing veneer on the top with contact paper, but I haven’t found a fix for that yet, so I dug in my craft stash and found a French fabric remnant for a runner to cover the top.
The ceiling above the landing is over 10 feet tall, and now that I have styled this French space it screams for a shabby chandy!!! Until then, some vintage chandelier prisms add a bit of icy winter sparkle. The swag is tied up with beautiful ivory velvet ribbon and gilded jingle bells.
The vintage French Christmas theme continues in the living room where another faux cedar garland adorns the mantel. I am loving this year’s Christmas color theme of dark green, gold and ivory. More luscious green velvet and vintage shabby chic and French Christmas treasures can be found in the music room. I shared more of the music room and my “Pretty As A Picture” dress form “Christmas tree” in my post, A Warm Winter Welcome.
I really think this year’s Christmas is a mix of traditional, vintage and “old world” European style. I will be sharing my dining room and Christmas tablescape on Wednesday so I hope you will plan to stop back by to see how this year’s green, gold and ivory colors and old world Christmas theme continues throughout the house.