December 4, 2016

Joyeux Noel Bleu

It's the most wonderful time of the year! There's something so magical about Christmas decor! Our house goes from 'normal' to sparkling, with twinkle lights, blingy trees and piles of beautiful gifts!

I have had a Christmas Pinterest board for several years and when the holidays are nearing, I begin to look through it again for inspiration. Our house was all French Country reds and golds a few years ago and it was easy to decorate for Christmas.

When I redecorated a few years ago and went to blues, I gave away all my red things and began to figure how to do a 'Blue Christmas.'  So I thought it would be fun to share with you all the ways I have found to have a blue French Country Christmas.


Charles Faudree-Traditional Home
This beautiful room was featured in Traditional Home many years ago. I had the magazine and stared and stared at this photo. I love the mix of rustic, tapestries and fresh blue and white and the tree is filled with vintage ornaments, including some reds and golds. Mr. Faudree was probably the start of my love for French Country. I'm sure he was for many others, too!

You know I love blue and white and it's so fresh and lovely in the winter with Christmas greenery. And I love paper whites and white amaryllis. My mom used to force them at the holidays and I always thought they were so wonderful and smelled so good.

I forced some paper whites several years ago and was so proud when I had a beautiful bunch growing. Then my guys started pursing up their faces whenever they walked past them and asking, "What stinks?!" Ha! So I haven't gotten any since then. Fortunately, the amaryllis don't smell.
House Trends Magazine
 This blue and white breakfast room is so pretty with the yellow toile walls and the red ribbons.
Charles Faudree
This entry has red mixed with blue and white all year round. This another picture that I have loved over the years. I may have to add some red to my home again in the future - at least at the holidays.
Traditional Home
 Isn't this topiary wonderful?! It looks like gold pears. I love this!
Traditional Home
It goes so beautifully with the blue and white toile. And I love the mix of fabrics on the chairs!
My French Country Home
 Sharon Santoni's blog and home is always so beautiful and inspirational!

Traditional Home
This room was also featured in Traditional Home. Even though this chair is actually purple, it initially looked blue to me, and I immediately started shopping for deep blue chairs! So beautiful!


These two dining rooms are so similar and both are so beautifully filled with fresh greenery and over the top bling! The gold ribbons are beautiful!
Amy Chalmers
 Amy Chalmers does blue so beautifully!  I love her blog Maison Decor and find lots of ideas there!
Veranda

Ballard


Traditional Home
I included photo credit everywhere I could find it. Please let me know if you know where a picture came from that I did not credit. I'll be back this week with more of our rooms all decorated for Christmas.

I hope you'll have a beautiful, blue Christmas~but only in your decor!

love and blessings~
 "So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn." Luke 2

15 comments:

  1. I love your blue Christmas inspiration. I had a light blue Christmas for a few years and I loved it. Gorgeous.

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  2. I love these beautiful rooms...Traditional Homes is one of my very favorite magazines...has been for more years than I want to admit. Love the blues and yellows...a favorite of mine. And you are so right, Amy has the most beautiful home and she is a great and talented decorator/stylist!

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    1. You are such a good friend, with loads of style yourself!

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    2. I love that y'all had a conversation here! lol I love you both and your beautiful homes!

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  3. Oh this is an honor, thank you for including me Lynda! I love your home and style.

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    1. You're very welcome! I stare at the pictures of your beautiful home! We visited Boston a few years ago (my son lives there) and I thought, "Where does Amy live?" My children would call that stalking. lol

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  4. Such beautiful pictures to dream on!

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    1. Yes, they are! Thanks for visiting and commenting, Connie!

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  5. Such beautiful rooms! I love blue and white as well, have been collecting it for over 30 years. Thanks for sharing these. I will go look at your Christmas board too!

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