Nordic French White Christmas: How to Get a Simple & Serene Look

After ringing in rusticity and bright colorful farmhouse Christmas spirit, today’s pale and lovely French Nordic shimmering will whisper. We already peeked at Scandi green and white loveliness here, but MORE sweetness, simplicity, ethereal serenity, and glorious white Scandinavian holiday inspiration is on the way from My Petite Maison. Nordic French White Christmas: How to Get a Simple & Serene Look offers pared down decorating with white to inspire comfort and joy.

Nordic French Christmas decor in a living room with sheer curtains and all white decor - My Petite Maison. #frenchnordicchristmas #scandichristmas #swedishchristmas
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Nordic French White Christmas: How to Get a Simple & Serene Look

I have long admired how shop owner Tracie of My Petite Maison creates cozy yet spare Swedish farmhouse moments within her Midwest nest.

White Swedish Mora clock in a lovely vintage Swedish farmhouse with a cat at the glass door - My Petite Maison.
Darling Sweet Pea is knockin’ at the door…certainly a heartwarming sight.

Her adorable (and white!) furry babies add even more charm to her photography and styling.

Scandinavian Christmas decor with all white, evergreens, and simple Nordic French charm - My Petite Maison. #christmasdecor #scandinavian #whitechristmas
In case you admire vintage white loveliness!

Her sheer with lace curtains at the window also make me feel nostalgic as I treasure my own sheers which dressed the windows in many of our homes over the years.

GET THE LOOK: When the goal is calm, tone on tone and restraint are your best friends.

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Whites never need match, and in fact, it’s a much more natural and lovely look when they don’t.

Antique French Souvenir Box - Come explore White Swedish Farmhouse Christmas & Scandinavian Holiday Decor Simplicity. #swedishchristmas #scandinavian #holidaydecor
Pale Pink Souvenir Box from France…certainly charming indeed.

GET THE LOOK: Shop for vintage items like the French box (above) with pale hues (it doesn’t shout “holidays”) during the year to incorporate at Christmastime.

Bechet (below) has flown to heaven, but a new puppy, Leif has joined Tracie in her nest.

Great Pyrenees gazing out a porch window in a white Nordic French cottage by My Petite Maison.
Nordic French White Christmas: How to Get a Simple & Serene Look as well as Scandinavian Holiday Decor.

Lovely Finds Within Her Shop

Tracie stocks the lovely My Petite Maison with only vintage pieces and antiques that she loves and would place in her own home.

Nordic French white antiques and vintage decor with pale blush Francis Meilland roses - My Petite Maison. #nordicfrench #frenchnordic #vintagestyle #francismeilland #swedishcountry #countrydecor

GET THE LOOK: Poinsettia is one direction to head during the holidays; however, pale lovely garden roses set a quietly romantic mood.

As you may or may not know, antique French baskets can be extremely expensive. If you see one at a friendly price, snap it up!

Vintage Smeg refrigerator with antique French basket on top filled with blush pink Francis Meilland roses - My Petite Maison.

From Tracie, I learned about Grace Rose Farm, a lovely source for charming, old fashioned, fresh roses from California.

Antique French lidded basket filled with gorgeous pale pink Francis Meilland roses - My Petite Maison

Fresh Petite Tree in a White Urn…certainly classic and simple!

In a country where bigger is often touted as better, an argument can be made for small.

Scandinavian Christmas decor with all white, evergreens, and simple Nordic French charm - My Petite Maison. #christmasdecor #scandinavian #whitechristmas
Nordic French White Christmas goodness…hello charming indeed.

Whether it is diminutive trees in decorative urns or little white churches with steeples, petite is sweet.

White Ceramic Church - Come explore White Swedish Farmhouse Christmas & Scandinavian Holiday Decor Simplicity. #swedishchristmas #scandinavian #holidaydecor
White Ceramic Church…in case you love a simple white lantern.
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Why leave the top of a cabinet bare when more white wares can elevate the look?

French Nordic Christmas decor inspiration from My Petite Maison. #swedishchristmas #nordicfrench #holidaydecorating #gustavian

I must admit that when I come across an antique white find, my first inclination is to get a paintbrush and paint it a glossy brighter white, but often the answer is leaving it alone!

Vintage Iron Shabby Pedestal with Original Creamy Paint - Come explore White Swedish Farmhouse Christmas & Scandinavian Holiday Decor Simplicity. #swedishchristmas #scandinavian #holidaydecor
Vintage Iron Pedestal..certainly charming indeed.

GET THE LOOK: Keep an eye out for vintage pedestals at the antique mall and Etsy since they make the perfect perch for a few silver glass ball ornaments.

I love how Tracie’s vignettes feel so authentic and anything but contrived (even if there is styling at work!).

Vintage style and all white Scandinavian decor in a cottage by My Petite Maison.
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Little pre-lit bare birch trees are so perfect for this spare look:

LED 18" Birch Tree - Come explore White Swedish Farmhouse Christmas & Scandinavian Holiday Decor Simplicity. #swedishchristmas #scandinavian #holidaydecor
LED Birch Tree…certainly a Scandinavian accent indeed.

Romantic White Simplicity Beyond the Holidays…certainly lovely indeed

What could be simpler than saved jam jars?

White hydrangea in jam jars in an all white Nordic cottage by My Petite Maison.

GET THE LOOK: Did your granny save every glass jar (I find it difficult NOT to!)? They make lovely receptacles for a bloom or boxwood sprig and when massed make a statement that doesn’t shout or show off.

This stylist is drawn to religious antiques and celestial themes which add to the calm, otherworldly mood. Life outside the walls of home can be harsh.

Scandinavian Christmas decor with all white, evergreens, and simple Nordic French charm - My Petite Maison. #christmasdecor #scandinavian #whitechristmas
White Swedish Farmhouse Christmas as well as Scandinavian Holiday Decor Simplicity.
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How I would love to learn to knit something akin to these cableknit stockings!

Cozy Ivory Knit Stocking - Come explore White Swedish Farmhouse Christmas & Scandinavian Holiday Decor Simplicity. #swedishchristmas #scandinavian #holidaydecor
Cozy Hand-Knit Stocking…certainly a favorite of mine!

GET THE LOOK: Chunky handknit throws have been all the rage for years, and knit white stockings bring instant age and nostalgia to the mix.

All white decor in a Nordic French cottage by My Petite Maison.

Even a fireplace surround without a fireplace can live large and lovely with its beautiful wedding cake-like details

Sweet Furry Friendship in a Swedish Farmhouse

If you follow @mypetitemaison on IG, then you will be treated to blissful moments of cloud living with white paws.

Great Pyrenees and cat on a white chair in a Nordic French cottage by My Petite Maison.
Hello darling indeed!

I imagine them underfoot as delicious cookies bake in the oven.

Stoneware House Cookie Jar Sour Cream - Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia.
Cookie Jar…certainly darling indeed.

GET THE LOOK: A Scandi inspired, down-home look in the kitchen may be as simple as a cookie jar, frosted white sugar cookies, and a few votives mercury glass holders.

White personalized cookie jar makes a wonderful Christmas gift!
White Personalized Cookie Jar…hello lovely gift idea indeed.

I am surprised that there aren’t more options for personalized cookie jars. A void in the marketplace for sure.

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Quiet White Serene Holiday Mood

To say that all white or mostly white interiors are cold and sterile is an over-generalization Mr. Golden Sun personally believes is silly.

Great Pyrenees gazing out window of beautiful vintage white Nordic French cottage by My Petite Maison.

GET THE LOOK: A wreath in the window need not be a hefty evergreen with bold red ribbon…look what happens when a wispy silhouette takes its place (above).

Grapevine Wreath Set of 3…in case you’re after a country holiday look.

I have a huge grapevine wreath like that above and planned to spray paint it white and add pieces inside to make it a peace sign. But in my laziness to add the pieces, I began to enjoy the round form as-is. It has stayed bare for many years now!

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Surely, antiqued brass and gold tones can be white’s best friend.

French Nordic Christmas decor inspiration from My Petite Maison. #swedishchristmas #nordicfrench #holidaydecorating #gustavian
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GET THE LOOK: I grew up in a house where our Christmas tree was the most beautifully decorated one in town, and my Swedish-style-loving mother often used these candle light strings to great effect.

White Dripping Candle Light String…hello lovely vintage Christmas look indeed.

You’ll notice Tracie’s window coverings are light-filtering and diaphanous.

Vintage White Enamelware Bread Box from England - Come explore White Swedish Farmhouse Christmas & Scandinavian Holiday Decor Simplicity. #swedishchristmas #scandinavian #holidaydecor
Vintage Enamelware from England…certainly functional and decorative indeed.

And if you need encouragement that little rooms attached to other little spaces can feel magical and not claustrophobic, let this be it. White is a miracle worker.

Charming Scandinavian farmhouse with white Swedish mora clock and French daybed - My Petite Maison.
Holiday inspirational quote for Christmas time on Hello Lovely Studio. #holidayquote #christmasquote #quotes #snowflakes

Rustic Elegant White Christmas Beauty…In Case You Love a Simple Farmhouse Holiday

Bring the outside in: bare winter trees are like sculpture masterpieces with cloudy skies.

Scandinavian Christmas decor with all white, evergreens, and simple Nordic French charm - My Petite Maison. #christmasdecor #scandinavian #whitechristmas

GET THE LOOK: If you’re fortunate enough to own vintage candelabras where the brass has developed gorgeous patina, ooh la la! However, new examples can be aged as well or displayed as is.

Sweet whtie Christmas decor in a Scandinavian vintage Swedish farmhouse by My Petite Maison.

Little vintage sheep and ironstone make such a delightful pairing.

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White painted hardwood floors in winter must feel wonderfully snow-like.

Serene and Scandinavian style in a cottage bedroom by My Petite Maison.

GET THE LOOK: Tracie’s white painted hardwood floors play a starring role in her cottage, yet most folks are not brave enough to make the commitment. Consider going for it in a small area (screen porch, craft room, little used guest bedroom) before tackling the whole house!

Cat on a vintage tufted sofa in a white Swedish cottage by My Petite Maison.

White crocheted lace everything is so lovely in a cottage with French Nordic charm.

Scandinavian Christmas decor with all white, evergreens, and simple Nordic French charm - My Petite Maison. #christmasdecor #scandinavian #whitechristmas

GET THE LOOK: Sweet little Christmas trees in aged white urns look magical with or without anything sparkly.

Funny Christmas quote from Lucy to Charlie Brown from 1965. #holidayquote #christmas #funny #humor #quotes #charliebrown

I love watching what new treasures Tracie brings into her home. They almost always are offered for sale…eventually in the shop.

Great Pyrenees on white painted staircase in Nordic French cottage by My Petite Maison.

As a result, the peaceful look is always evolving, never stagnant. All of this practice with letting go surely impacts other layers of one’s life.

Adorable Vintage French Curtain with Handmade Crochet - Come explore White Swedish Farmhouse Christmas & Scandinavian Holiday Decor Simplicity. #swedishchristmas #scandinavian #holidaydecor
Vintage French Crochet Curtain…in case you admire vintage sweet accents.
Funny holiday Christmas quote from Buddy in Elf. #funnyquotes #moviequote #christmasmovie #quotes #elf

Does the quiet reverence of all the white speak to you too?

Scandinavian Christmas decor with all white, evergreens, and simple Nordic French charm - My Petite Maison. #christmasdecor #scandinavian #whitechristmas

Lovely, Simple & White Holiday Home

Swedish Christmas Traditions & Decor

I grew up with many Scandinavian traditions at Christmas including Santa Lucia and even candle spinners just like this.. Also enjoy the video where Northern Heart shares glimpses of holiday home hygge in Sweden.

Swedish Nativity Candle Spinner. #swedish #christmasdecor #scandinavian #holidaydecorating
Scandinavian Nativity Candle Spinner…certainly darling indeed.

If you have time to enjoy more gorgeous holiday inspiration, you can also head HERE to savor each morsel, and do REPIN AWAY from my Christmas board!

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-michele

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6 Comments

  1. Ritchi Jaspen
    November 24, 2019 / 9:53 am

    Hello I love your site! Could you please tell me where I could purchase those huge jingle bells that you showed a few days ago. ? I think they were shown in the back of the old pick up truck (Rustic Christmas). Would love to buy some.
    Thank you
    Ritchi

    • Michele
      Author
      November 24, 2019 / 12:26 pm

      Hi Ritchi. Thanks for visiting. I have some of those, and some of my readers have been able to buy them by calling the shop and arranging shipping (in Rockford, IL) Urban Farmgirl, (815) 985-9918. Another wonderful source where I have bought them is Trove: https://www.trove-vintage.com/collection/weathered-tin-jingle-bell-medium and please tell them Hello Lovely sent you! πŸ™‚

      • Amy
        November 26, 2019 / 9:05 am

        This makes me want to sing “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas”!!!! :)) Enjoyed all the Swedish/Scadi simplicity inspiration! We love Buddy the Elf @ our house. That quote you shared made me LOL…we all need to be more like Buddy! Haha! Actually my family calls me Buddette the Elf…mainly because I ask so many questions like he does when walking the young son home from school! Haha! My Swedish Christmas Traditions was a fun watch too, thanks for sharing.

        • Michele
          Author
          November 26, 2019 / 10:05 am

          Thanks for playing along, Buddette – and your family is so lucky to have someone full of wonder like you – we need all of the Buddys we can get in this world! xox

  2. Margie Mortensen
    December 1, 2020 / 12:24 pm

    I have always dreamed of owning one of those Swedish Mora clocks (I call them pregnant lady clocks). I would give someone a free vacation in Asheville NC if they could bring one here – I have never found any here.

    • Michele
      Author
      December 1, 2020 / 6:30 pm

      Hahahaha – they certainly are dreamy, and my folks have a replica that is precious so don’t rule out FB marketplace or Homegoods if you care to fake it. πŸ™‚ Asheville sounds pretty darn good to this shivering Northerner!

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