White Christmas Country French & Nordic Charm is a collection of lovely inspiration for the softer, pale, and pretty flavor of holiday decor. If you admire natural, lovely and serene Christmas wonder, these glimpses of French farmhouse, Scandi, and white Euro Country interiors and exteriors will appeal. With visions of sugarplums dancing in your melon, maybe make room for holiday baking plans by checking out my prize-winning Christmas cookie recipe.
Are you too busy enjoying pumpkin spice to think about holiday baking? Trust. Your Thanksgiving guests will not object to seeing my buttercream-iced cookies on the dessert meanu!
White Christmas Country French & Nordic Charm
I bake all the time, all year long, and it’s maybe my love language.
Do you put your tree up at the same time each year?
I like to see it just before Thanksgiving.
This year, I’m not sure what I’ll do for Christmas decor – I feel like I need a break, and I’ll be happy if the house is safe enough to welcome guest!
Just a reminder that even if you cannot or don’t feel like decorating for the holidays, scattering candles and simple things like bowls of fruit or a storebought cake on a pedestal can go a long way.
Why is this combination of color and charm giving me life!?!
Like you, I am amazed by creative souls around the web who work so hard at making magical Christmas moments. Sooooo much hard work is done behind the scenes!
Here’s a collection of pretty white Christmasy things I favor:
Christmas Magic With Understated Neutrals
Below, Pam Pierce keeps a fire going in the living room and drapes a French period carved stone mantel and surround with mixed garland.
Olive branches gathered from the yard mingle with ripe brown pears.
A pair of early Song dynasty jars anchor the scene, and white roses are an element of this designer’s interior décor signature.
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Don’t you love seeing alternative Christmas trees decorated whimsically?
If you have visited Pinterest, you may have noticed all the vintage ladders strung with twinkling lights and hung with ornaments like this:
How’s that for the ultimate renovator’s alternative Christmas tree? And green walls! We’re still seeing so many green interiors on our social media feeds. Here are ideas for paint colors.
Who can blame folks for turning to green? Especially with white. It’s a natural combination in nature ’round these parts in winter!
European Country Farmhouse Christmas Moments
Aren’t little felted antlers precious?
Oh these weathered doors! While we may not be able to make a Target run for this look below, we can steal this idea: try a wreath on an interior door…even a bathroom door.
Candles in the window. And candles in simple glass jars scattered everywhere. But maybe not stairs unless your house is pet-less, child-less, and wine-drinking-humans-less.
Don’t you love the tree in the urn?
We can never have too many reminders to place tabletop trees in something interesting to elevate them.
There’s something so retro in feel about the amber glass I’m seeing here:
If you have an excuse to decorate a fancy table, tulle draped into a bow makes a simple yet dramatic statement. (I have seen my mama do this to decorate tables for special occasions more times than I can say.)
Decorating Magic With Nordic French Style
This Nordic French Christmas moment is calling my name!
I love all of the elegant and French touches Jennifer (The French Nest) adds during the holidays!
What is it about garland surrounding an arched doorway!?!
NOTE TO SELF: White silk ribbon + evergreens = elegant simplicity!
Farmhouse Christmas Inspiration
I love the rosier faded reds that feel so much more gentle than traditional ones.
Subtle pops of red from apples and strawberries are an easy way to work red into the decor when you’re more inclined to keep things pale and lovely.
It truly seems crazy to think advent calendars and advent wreaths will be appearing next month…don’t you still have tan lines?
Wonder if you would be happy to unwrap any of these:
Psst. If you are a certain age, you maybe recognized starry eyed Elton right away! I have an Elton Kokeshi doll on my desk, and it brings back sweet childhood memories.
How genius is this bicycle wheel “hoop wreath” at Brambles and Blossoms?
There is something so utterly enchanting about a blue Christmas!
BTW, are you Team Mariah as far as her famous Christmas song? Because in our family, we ADORE her classic and never tire of it all season long!
Gentle, White Country French Loveliness
I am always impressed when folks are able to capture holiday decorated rooms twinkling at night. Personally, I have never been able to get the lighting right!
Holiday Garland on a Chateau Entry
Whether yours is a fancy door framed with French limestone…
or an old, raw, beat-up door weathering in the bright sun,
I hope it opens to blessings this Christmas.
Unexpected blessings, heartful blessings, wholesome blessings, awkward blessings, impossible blessings, and soulful blessings that help you remember your worth.
I hope your door–with or without adornment–opens to a warmth and wonder that makes you glad to be alive.
It’s not a small thing.
If there is gladness and warmth in your heart to be alive today…what a blessing!
Enjoy These Classic Christmas Recipes
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