December 10, 2015

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...

P.S...I hope to get a new tree next year, if anyone out there is listening
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. And now for a giveaway... 
GIVEAWAY

All the bloggers you will see on this tour are on the bHome App and we are honored to be partnering with D. Lawless Hardware to offer a $150.00 Gift Card to one lucky winner. To enter just download our bHome App by clicking HERE. Our app is available to both iPhone and Android users. If you have already downloaded bHome, you will automatically get a message to TAP to enter. D. Lawless offers international shipping so this giveaway is open to anyone. Winner will be notified on or around December 14, 2015.

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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!

19 comments:

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh Janet, you do rustic and elegant to perfection....so beautiful...love the colors of the silvers and blues with the great greens....and that pot with the fabulous patina is amazing....love the sneak peek of the living room...and that tree in that room is beautiful!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Beautiful Christmas decor in that pretty shade of blue. I love adding fresh clippings to get that fresh cut Christmas tree smell.

Pamela said...

Beautiful Janet! Love your tree.

Debbiedoos said...

Oh my loveliness Janet! Looks magical and so festive. I have to got get some clippings now in our back yard:)

Amy Chalmers said...

Your style is very much my style right now...always evolving and rustic and french with a bit of luxe are where its at!

Susan Duane said...

Everything is so pretty. I love your color scheme!

Cynthia Weber said...

You always inspire me!! This post is filled with absolutely stunning festive touches that I love! So pleased to be on the bHome tour with you!!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Beautiful as usual Janet!! You never cease to inspire me....

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh my gosh I adore everything...I could live in this space and not change a thing! Thank you for joining the tour and for being so nice to me this year. I have loved getting to know you. Merry Christmas!

thompsontammy6463@gmail.com said...

Extreme elegance and opulence !!! Lehmen's terms : fabulous !!!!! 👏🏼 💟❤️💟

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Hi Janet, I love your fruit crate and the beautiful vignette you made in it. Thank you for the inspiration.
xx Jo

Ginger Carco said...

Beautiful as Always!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Love it all Janet. As always, your decor is beautiful. Pinning and sharing. Merry Christmas xx

Christy James said...

Oh my, this is definitely one of my favorite stops so far! I just love your style and your dining room is decorated SO beautifully! Thanks for the inspiration! XO

Heather SettingforFour said...

Stunning, warm and cozy! Thanks for all the great ideas!

Artsy VaVa said...

What a gorgeous dining room!I've been thinking about redoing my dining room. Thanks for the inspiration. Pinned it!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Gorgeous!! You have decorated beautifully for Christmas.

Shirley Wood said...

I hope you have had a wonderful holiday season! Thanks for partying with us at Merry Monday. Our first party of 2016 begins tonight, can’t wait to see what’s new!

Tara Lehman said...

Absolutely gorgeous dining tour! Thanks so much for sharing this @ Dream. Create. Inspire. Link. I hope you had a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year, Tara