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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

Country French Christmas 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

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Pinterest Site 
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Seasonal Shop 

All of these were started from my love for France and Christmas. 

For the past two years, I have had a 

Country French Christmas
"pop-up" sale event in my garden shed. 

Here is how the first Country French Christmas looked. 

Here's one of last year's Christmas trees in the shop. 

This year will be the third Country French Christmas
and I am so excited that my sister is part of this year's event. 
Remember, she is a professional floral designer 
who has real flair for creating beautiful floral arrangements. 
We would love to have my blogging friends come by. 
So, if you are in north Texas while our sale is going on,
 please come by, have a cup of coffee, and visit for a while. 
The shop is in a rural setting surrounded by trees, 
and I find it peaceful.  

This view is from the deck on my house and 
was taken during the summer of 2012. 
It will look much more festive during the Christmas season. 

Send me an email at 
if you would like directions. 
I'll send you a flyer with maps. 

Would you like a few peeks at what is in the
 shop for this year's Country French Christmas sale? 

You have seen lots of items already in the posts this year. 
Many of the items that I showed how I made will be for sale. 
Remember the license plate birdhouse? 
How about the rustic box with a French graphic? 
So, I won't repeat them now. 

The following photos show just a sampling of 
other items in this year's sale. 
Plus, you can see a little bit of the inside of the garden shed. 

Garlands, little metal trees, antique shoe lasts, Christmas trays 

Lots of bird-themed decor... 

Closer view of items on the white buffet... 

Love, love, love these little gold-crowned birds... 

One little gold-crowned bird in a metal cloche makes 
a beautiful centerpiece display on a table or mantel. 

Special Paris-scenes cards from Paris, France. 
Hand-carried these home from Paris... 
Another thing that I love, love, love... 
Oh, yes, the card holder with the heart-shaped 
individual holders was also hand-carried 
home from the Paris Objet Maison trade market. 

The Farmers Market design on these bags, oven mitts, kitchen towels, wood trays 
says "Provence" to me. 
And the great chippy white board with hooks is for sale, too. 
So-o-o country kitchen, both French and American country. 
Have you noticed the background in some of the 
beautiful tablescapes on many blogger's posts are kitchen towels? 
This white rooster kitchen towel will make a fantastic 
background or starring role in a future tablescape! 

Another thing I love anytime of the year is 
a tree-shaped topiary. 

Did you see anything you liked? 

If not, there is so much more that is 
not ready for its "close-up". 
Everyday is jam-packed with things 
to do getting ready for all our customers. 

I would love to meet some of you in person, 
and this is a great opportunity for us to meet.  

Did you spot that Nov. 30 has a special offer? 
15% off $15 or more total sales 

Oh, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...