French Country Farmhouse Christmas - Style In Blue

As we settle into the full on holiday season I'm so glad that I decorated for Christmas early so there is time now to relax and enjoy the view! Today I'm joining in with a few blog friends as we focus on being home for the holidays. That being said...I live in Miami and NOT in a farmhouse...but you don't need to limit yourself and can embrace any style that you love where you do call home.

French country farmhouse dining room

If you had seen my previous French Country Christmas post I've changed things up a bit in this room, so come on in and let's explore! It all started with the table and my love for mixing rustic pieces with soft furnishings and some glitz.
Keeping with my self-imposed vow that you might have read about before this season...of only using FAUX GREENERY and it's working well so far. Less allergies and less headache of decorating early only to have live greens die off in our air-conditioned South Florida home.

I want to give a big thank you to my friend Jenna of Wife In Progress for hosting this week, and if you are coming over from Making It In The Mountains welcome on in!

elegant french country farmhouse christmas

I'm standing in the kitchen here looking into the dining area and for a finishing touch faux boxwood wreaths were added to the chair backs with ribbon. I posted this on Instagram, and received several asks about how to attach. After wrapping the ribbon around the wreath I simply used a thumbtack from the ribbon on the backside and pushed it through to the wood behind the upholstery on the chair. I've done this before and it doesn't leave a hole in the fabric, but be careful if pinning and make sure to see how your fabric does first.

french country chairs with boxwood wreaths
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french terre de fer ironstone table centerpiece

I set the table with layers because I believe that discreet and edited layering makes for an elegant look These gorgeous RUFFLED PLACEMATS give a bit of a feminine touch, without looking too sweet. 

decorating farmhouse christmas

Speaking of sweet...white meringue cookies keep indefinitely and make not only a great pallette cleaner inbetween courses but a pretty table prop to keep and reuse! 

blue and white farmhouse christmas

Old and new is how I love to set a table and with things that I hold close to my heart. The rustic linen placemats that I laid on top of the white ruffled placemats were a wedding present and will never be trendy or go out of style. A sprig of faux Christmas greenery on each plate brings more of that French country farmhouse feel to the tablescape.

french tablescape

I've had these French ironstone plates for some time now and they are getting harder to find. Special antique items or vintage that no one else can replicate or may own just add to a home and I've rounded up a few for you below. Tap on any image to shop the post. 



shabbyfufu crate styling

Utilizing crates to hold additional plates for the table and a few other French pieces and recently I gave you some ideas of CRATES FOR STYLING that I use daily! 

dough bowl centerpiece

I love to celebrate the holiday season and to photograph it as well with the twinkling lights! There's lots of inspiration available on the internet these days and I appreciate you taking the time to visit me and subscribe.
Next on the tour is Shannon of AKA Design, and then the rest of the participants are listed for you below.

French Country Farmhouse Christmas - Style In Blue-shabbyfufu