Christmas Home Tour 2014...A Vintage Inspired Holiday Season...Part One

french country style christmas

I've been finished decorating our home for Christmas for a couple of weeks now, and as an on~line shop owner this is the season for squeezing everything in to a condensed time slot! I have many photos to share with you today, welcome on in...

vintage christmas wreath aqua

It all started with this wreath that is hanging over the living room mantel. I generally start styling a room around one large piece that inspires me, and this vintage wreath that I've had for many years was my muse in color and vintage vibe...

aqua and silver christmas

It's filled with the original picks, frosted pinecones, vintage bells and baubles and is actually some sort of older plastic. In past years I've hung it (and it's coordinating "twin") on our double front doors...

french country cottage christmas

A pull back shot of the living room shows that I've gone forward with the aqua tones from the wreath with some more subtle touches...

vintage aqua christmas vignettes

Twinkle lights and faux garland mixed with real greens, vintage aqua ball jars, French books and baubles...

tulle christmas wreath aqua

A vintage tulle tutu wreath from a sweet blogging friend who featured it on her blog a year or two ago...

vintage style christmas

Mixing textures and lots of vintage with a bit of mercury glitz. Do you see a famous blue box in one of the stockings? It's empty, and the treasured Tiffany blue is too special to trash...

florentine table set shabby chic

 The tree is a fresh frasier fir, which is what we can get here in South Florida. I have used only white twinkle lights and no ornaments to keep it simple...


aqua and gold florentine tables

Touches of blue and fresh flowers...

vintage wrapping paper christmas gift

 Gifts are wrapped in vintage wallpapers and ribbons are fashioned from torn vintage fabrics. This gift has simple blue and white French ticking and frosted pinecones...


beautiful christmas wrap

 Fresh greenery scraps are used for embellishing the gifts...


vintage aqua bench

Garden benches have been brought inside and we pile up the presents all month long on these favorite furniture pieces! The bowl with ornaments is a vintage light fixture that I've turned upside down...

beaded christmas

I love simple, but need my fix of glitz.

giant boxwood wreath

And lastly in the tour is a corner of the living room that I use for storage. Because the living room is what you see when you walk in it has to be organized and my props are neatly tucked away. A simple fresh boxwood wreath dresses it up nicely...

I'm sharing only the living room and will share more over the next couple of weeks and participating in some blog parties.

27 comments

Brooke Kroeger said...

Okay Janet, I am in love... let me count the ways... the blue shutter behind the tree and the rustic benches with your gold tables... perfect. The floral paper is darling... I love your style so much. I know my readers will too. I am so glad you added your lovely home to my Christmas in the Country tour. I have enjoyed it so much, feel like I have visited all of my favorite places! xxx....Brooke from
Creative Country Mom's Vintage Home and Garden

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

GORGEOUS!

Anne said...

Absolutely gorgeous Janet!

White Lace and Promises said...

The past few years I've used silver, gold and that blue. This makes me want to pull it all out and use it somewhere in the house. My mind is going now and I think I have just the place. I love the snow in the ball jars with the pine. So very vintage looking and so pretty too.

BumbleBeeLane said...

Love all the aqua, blue and cream. Just beautiful!

Izabela Perez Harriette said...

so lovely ! I like it very much :)

JP said...

Such beauty....I love seeing everything that you create!
JP

Lisa @ 2Perfection Decor said...

Your Home is stunning.. I love your style!!

Jann Olson said...

Oh my, I am in love with that tutu wreath! It is just the cutest! Your home is gorgeous with the pops of aqua! Love the vintage pieces! Thanks for sharing it with us!
hugs,
Jann

angie said...

sooo lovely!!! thank you, angie

chateau chic said...

So so Lovely, Janet! I adore the shades of aqua you've incorporated into your Christmas decor.
Mary Alice

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Oh Janet, you will make me a blue/aqua convert yet.
It is beautiful.

Jamie Hoover said...

Simply stunning! The color combination is perfect for your vintage decor. Every beautiful touch looks perfectly placed. I would love it if you would be willing to share this amazing space at my link party at www.andersonandgrant.com/2014/12/your-turn-to-shine-link-party-10.html

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Janet, your home is gorgeous! I love aqua and white! Your Christmas living room is lovely!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

As always--everything looks amazing! Love that tulle wreath.

Shannon said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I was all in with the blue mason jars....my fav!

Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

Lory Bernstein said...

I just love your whole post! The vintage gift wraps, the lovely balance of light and simple with bejeweled and pretty - just perfect. And the color story works great for me - I just did a tiffany blue Hannukah post! Love your taste level and your design sensibility!

Lory at Designthusiasm

Aleksandra said...

Everything just super delicious! Thank you for making our lives beautiful!

Darrielle Tennenbaum said...

So gorgeous and beautiful! I love the little wrapped gifts and the tule wreath!

MONICA LIVAS said...

Love your style! Everything looks gorgeous!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh Janet - your Christmas holiday decor is DREAMY - absolutely gorgeous. Love it!

The aqua sea blues are heavenly, so fresh and unique and beautiful.

I am your newest follower. : - )



Fishtail Cottage said...

Oh wow - your home decorated for the holidays is so pretty! i'm just starting to decorate (slowly) so it's fun to get inspired by homes like yours! xoox, tracie

Cindy DIYbeautify said...

Love it all!

Jamie-So Much Better With Age said...

This is just stunning, Janet! Pinning every image ;)
Hugs, Jamie

mjmaterazo said...

love, LOVE it all. fabulous. tfs. MJ

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Stunning!

Karin Brosnan said...

WOW just gorgeous all the details and I love the color palette! The little tulle wreath is beautiful. I would love it if you would come link up any of your home tour over at my Style Sister Christmas Home tour link up party! http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-style-sisters-christmas-home-tour.html
Karin

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