In this post: Here are 20 beautiful ideas for decorating your holiday home in French Country style, using Christmas tree decorations and other holiday decor.⇒
This is not an ordinary year.
Each year I make sure to create at least one new holiday tree-decorating post to inspire my readers. I’ve taken pains to select and adorn my trees in such a way as to reflect my taste for French Country decor and Old World European charm, albeit from the standpoint of a decidedly American perspective. From the tree itself to the baubles that embellish the branches, I’ve tried to improve with each passing year, or rather to refine the presentation to best represent my decor style.
I had fully intended to find a bronze tree this year and to bedeck the golden boughs with blush pink and champagne ornaments. Pearls strands and glittered ribbons would festoon the lovely tree, while a gilded angel would preside over the summit. Sounds pretty, right?
But it was not to be.
It’s not that I couldn’t find such a tree. Or that the garnishes and flourishes proved too elusive.
I simply lost the steam, the drive to actualize such a lovely dream. It remains in my imagination for another year. A better year, not colored by loss.
Because this year, just weeks before Thanksgiving and barely a year after my dad passed, I lost my mother.
As many of you know, if you are long-time readers, this was not really shocking. My mom has suffered from dementia for many years, so in some ways I lost her quite a while ago. But it nonetheless sidelined me from being terribly creative and precluded the construction of my enchanting tree.
Still, after weeks curled up in a blanket on the sofa, sipping tea by the fire, I’m ready to tackle that tree decorating post.
But instead of delivering to you my new burnished bronze tree, I’ve decided to focus on creating a French Country Christmas. What elements go into decorating a tree that complements this style? How does the surrounding room decor enhance this romantic look?
You can find the answers, as well as inspiration, from the 20 trees in this post. It starts with my own recent favorites and then moves on to the most beautiful ones I’ve seen from my French Country blogger friends. They are almost entirely from people I know, and link back to their original posts, so if you’re looking for more information, you should be able to find it at the enclosed links.
20 trees this year instead of just one.
This is not an ordinary year.
Christmas Tree Decorations Resource List
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