French Country Rustic Elegant Christmas Dining Room

french country christmas dining room

In the dining room this year I'm keeping it somewhat simple with a rustic French country feel. You might be surprised if you are new here that I don't live in France and I don't live in the country, but I decorate with what I love.

French country dining room for Christmas/shabbyfufublog.com

This is Miami...and it's a tropical climate here with TONS of rain falling so far this December. Some of the way that are home is set up has to gear to the climate that can be brutally humid. The floors are a tile that look like stone, and although I'd rather have hardwoods it's not practical here. By the way, the table is one of several that we made and if you are interested in a very visual DIY, you can find one HERE...

French country dining for Christmas in Miami/shabbyfufublog.com

It's really not unusual in the least to have a pool when you live here in the Miami area. Our dining room is not a formal room and is open concept to the kitchen and weather permitting we entertain outdoors. On this day the doors were flung wide open, but that is rare.

shabbyfufu christmas 2015/shabbyfufublog.com

In keeping with the our casual lifestyle, I used lots of fresh greenery around the house for Christmas...as I usually do. The wreath was purchased for $7 at Home Depot and I "enlarged it" with cuttings from the tree lot there. In the French enamelware pitcher are some more of those cuttings with a few tiny vintage feather tree ornaments hanging gently.


A little touch of mercury glass with diner tapers on the dining table.

vintage french fruit crates/shabbyfufublog.com

Recently I acquired these vintage French fruit crates that I stacked and am using on the buffet for extra dishes and other table overflow.


The combination of elegant French chandeliers and lighting set against the rustic touches of wood really speak to my personal style.

vintage french fruit crates/shabbyfufublog.com

A favorite vintage blue Christmas ornament that says Silent Night. Touches of blue are big for me this year in our holiday home.


I found this old garden pot outside and it's been neglected for years with the perfect patina.

how to revive an old christmas tree/shabbyfufublog.com

I talked about this tree that I rescued from the trash HERE, and I'm definitely not above repurposing that way. It's been painted (by me), flocked (by me) and filled in with fresh greenery and then embellished with all vintage ornaments and vintage French ribbon in a Tiffany blue shade...vintage French tufted sofa in a christmas decor/shabbyfufublog.com

I talked about the living room in THIS post and will be doing another post soon with a few easy ways to quickly change things up by swapping out key accessories, so look for that one next week...

Today I'm joining in with some bHome blog friends to bring you more holiday decor and styles. The bHome app is a community where you'll find the best inspiration in one place on the web, and the app is free to download. 

bHome Christmas Event | Day 1

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bHome Christmas Event | Day 2

DAY 2


 bHome Christmas Event 2015 | Day 3
DAY 3


I'll be back tomorrow for a tablescape blog hop with some fabulous design bloggers and I KNOW that you'll want to see what we have in store!