Charming French Country Holiday Decorating Head Starts

Oops I did it again. Amnesia for Halloween and even a little neglect for Thanksgiving, hopping straight to Christmas as soon as the leaves begin to turn. And our lawn is full of golden leaves, mama! I’m not rushing you. Or me. I’m doing what I have always done in September: vowed to not be feverish in December. If it is too stressful or triggering for you to read ‘holiday,’ see my delicious archives! Today’s Charming French Country Holiday Decorating are sweet Euro-inspired festive finds.

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Charming French Country Holiday Decorating Head Starts

I always intend to post more trick-or-treatery-whimsy, but as a blogger in a competitive realm, Pinterest seekers want their holiday inspiration flowing all year round!

My alder front door with speakeasy with Christmas greenery and berries in vintage woven fishing basket - Hello Lovely Studio. #frontdoor #christmasdecor #holidaywreath #doordecor

Here’s a cozy pumpkin for my FALL lovers dreaming about cozy fireside autumnal bliss…

As far as Thanksgiving topics, I simply need more time to get centered to create gratitude-themed content.

Uplifting and inspirational quote by Lord Byron - If joy you win, you must share it - Hello Lovely Studio. #lordbyron #inspirationalquotes #joyquotes #christmasquotes

The Lord Byron quote above has been a favorite for decades, and I stenciled it by hand on many a wall back in the day before laser cut rub-on quotes were a thing.

Decorate Like Martha?

Remember when we had Martha Stewart and no influencers even trying to do what she does? Here is how she decorated for Christmas a few years ago:

Christmas quote: May your heart be warm, your holidays grand...Irish Saying on Hello Lovely Studio. #christmas #quotes #hoildayquotes
Charming French Country Holiday Decorating Finds as well as Christmas Quotes

Royally Sweet Centerpiece Idea

Last year, the milagro heart boxes I recommended from Queen of Crowns were a hit, and there are plenty of other winning finds in the shop. This crown can top cakes, be filled with flowers and greenery, hang from a chandelier, decorate a mantel…so many festive possibilities.

Gold Crown Centerpiece Gold Crown Large wedding cake topper image 1

Gold Crown Centerpiece...hello charming for a festive holiday tablescape indeed.

Ideas for Simple Holiday Table Settings

If you favor simple, organic style, then you may already be a fan of Jenni Kayne. I’m a huge fan of her aesthetic, design, and wares.

Christmas Tree Bling & Beyond

These inexpensive metal hearts are so perfect for French inspired vignettes, and I would love to see how you style them. While they add instant age and character to any tabletop, I can also imagine them dangling from ribbon with stockings hung by the chimney with care.

Sacred Heart Milagro Heart Set of 3 First Communion Gift image 1
Gold Sacred Milagro Hearts...hello lovely creative idea for your tree!
Christmas Wishes inspirational quote - banner from Hello Lovely Studio. #christmaswishes #inspirationalquote #christmasquote #encouragement
Charming French Country Holiday Decorating Finds as well as Christmas Quotes

Architectural Eye Candy

There’s something so soothing and sweet about simple combinations like gingerbread houses and fresh greenery. These ornaments bring a timeless, nostalgic, home-y look to a little tabletop tree or look splendid on their own massed on a fireplace mantel.

They even inspire me to create my own little gingerbread cottages to display…because why do we think they need to be a certain size when this “fun size” is so dang adorable?

Desmond Tutu inspirational quote about compassion and unity. #hellolovelystudio #inspirationalquote #desmondtutu #quotes

Christmas Wreath

They look perfect everywhere, and I think this one would be amazing with white silk ribbon suspended on a mirror. While fresh greenery is wonderful, each year in January, as I begin sweeping and vacuuming needles from the floor…I think EVERLASTING HAS ITS CHARMS!

24” Iced Pine Artificial Wreath with Pine Cones
Iced Pine Christmas Wreath…in case you love an airy understated holiday wreath.

Here’s the pre-lit wreath I hung above our fireplace last year…

White natural European inspired Christmas decor on fireplace and mantel with joy wreath and stockings - Hello Lovely Studio. #christmasdecor #christmasfireplace #scandichristmas #frenchchristmas
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and a similar version (this one is 24″ and a little more minimal) can be found here for only $20:

Oh Holy Night lyric inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #christmasquote #christianity #faith #christmas

Need a DIY Fresh Wreath How-to?

Mad for a Plaid Matchbook

It’s the little things!!!! Oh, these littles are irresistible!

Funny humor quote about crazy on Hello Lovely Studio, #funnyquotes #whimsicalquotes
Vintage marmalade jars with greenery and gold bulbs in my Christmas home - Hello Lovely Studio. #christmasdecor #hellolovelystudio #vintagechristmas

Vintage French Jam Jars

Not long ago at a vintage market with my sister, I spotted one of these Felix Potin Paris crocks in a large size with amazing patina at a super-sized price of $350. Apparently, they are getting harder to come by! So if you are lucky enough to snag one, the green is so perfect for the holidays!

Antique French Felix Potin Paris jam jar   Vintage confiture image 0
Vintage French Jam Jar…LaBelleVille on Etsy certainly has a lovely example!

Vintage crocks can be used as receptacles for a variety of things decorative and otherwise. Wouldn’t a group of them as vases for fresh greenery be darling on a holiday table?

Christmas quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #hoildayquotes #christmasquotes #quotes #huor

Christmas Centerpiece DIY

Here’s a simple idea for a Christmas table centerpiece with everlasting greenery:

In case you need rusty Christmas jingle bells to incorporate into any centerpieces or vintage Christmas tree decor…

Charming farmhouse front door painted black and handlettered with "hello" is decorated with Christmas wreath at Urban Farmgirl - Hello Lovely Studio. #farmhousechristmas #frontdoor #blackdoor #holidayporch

Christmas Trees That Look Impossibly Real

Which is it for you…a real tree, everlasting tree or no tree at all?

7’ Vancouver Mountain Pine Artificial Christmas Tree with 374 Bendable Branches
7′ Vancouver Mountain Pine Christmas Tree…in case you love a bendable branch realistic tree.
Dog whimsical quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #dogquotes #lovequotes #pets #quotes
Farmhouse Christmas decor with galvanized large bell hung from ribbon on green vintage door - Hello Lovely Studio. #christmasdecor #christmasbell #farmhousechristmas #vintagechristmas #frontdoordecor

Christmas Bells are Timeless

Whether your style is French, farmhouse, traditional, classic or eclectic, a Christmas bell is awfully swell.

Rustic Brass Bells & Jute Doorhanger
Rustic Brass Bells & Jute Doorhanger…in case you love a sweet accent with your door wreath.
Christmas quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #hoildayquotes #christmasquotes #quotes
Handlettered quote about peace - RaeLetteringCo on Etsy. #peacequote #quotes #handlettered #peacequotes
RaeLetteringCo on Etsy

Step into Peace

The only thing that could make this doormat more irresistible to me is if there was also a French translation with the English. So pretty!

Peace Doormat
Peace Doormat…in case you care to welcome this sentiment into your holiday home.
Dog quotes on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #dogquotes #petquotes

Citrus & Birch Fragrance

The scents of Christmas are something I never neglect in our home as they are KEY for releasing dopamine in my membranes and taking me back to a simpler time. What fragrance does it for you? Oranges? Cloves?

Christmas quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #hoildayquotes #christmasquotes #quotes

Silver Milagro Magic

These beauties make wonderful little gifts or adornments ON a gift.

Christmas quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #hoildayquotes #christmasquotes #quotes

Bottle Brush Trees

While I see these everywhere at Christmastime, it is not always easy to find examples in a natural color like this.

Funny holiday Christmas humor on Hello Lovely. #christmashumor #christmasquotes #holidayquotes #whimsicalquote #funnyquotes

Christmas Stockings

I thought these simple striped stockings were perfect for a French inspired Christmas mantel, and there is just something so special about buying handmade!

Grain Sack Stocking Tan Stripes image 3
Grain Sack Stockings…hello lovely stripes indeed.
Leave a little sparkle wherever you go - whimsical quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #joyquote #sparkle #quotes #happinessquote

If you are happily pinning inspiration for the holidays, please do give my boards some love HERE and HERE!

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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2 Comments

  1. Dawn Robinson
    October 2, 2020 / 7:52 am

    Your “Christmas Wishes” and the quotes in this post brought tears to my eyes and joy to my soul.
    Thank you!

    • Michele
      Author
      October 2, 2020 / 5:58 pm

      Oh, I’m so glad you were moved and that it inspired joy – you have blessed my heart tonight.

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French Country Wicker Trunk Storage
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Round Farmhouse Table
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French Farmhouse Dining Table
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Slipcoverd Dining Chair
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
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French Stripe Basket Set
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French Country Rattan Basket Set
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Vintage Collapsible French Laundry Basket
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Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp Set
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Antique Brass Pharmacy Floor Lamp
Round French Tufted Ottoman
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Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
Warner Upholstered Bench
Rustic Country French Dresser
Rustic French Confit Pot
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
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French Linen Dining Chair
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Bar Stool
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Rattan Armchair
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Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
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Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Wicker Trunk Set
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
Mohair Throw
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Duvet & Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Kendall Skirted Dining Chair
White Charleston Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
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Cashmere Throw With Fringe
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Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
White Waffle Coverlet
Light Grey Vienna Quilt
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
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Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
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