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A French-Inspired Garden and Home by Judith Stringham

French Country Christmas Living Room Tour

Sunday, December 22, 2019

A tour of our French country Christmas living room includes views of a massive white stone fireplace and a two-story Palladian window. The tour starts with the Christmas color scheme in the living room which began with a jewel-tone Christmas stocking and coordinating throw pillow.


French country Christmas living room tour begins with jewel tone Christmas stockings
Jewel-tone needlepoint Christmas stockings and a matching throw pillow set this year's color for Christmas decor in our French country inspired living room. The stockings and pillow came from my sister's shop in Maine more than twenty years ago. 

When I bought a purple pillow cover from our new local Pottery Barn outlet this summer, I knew it would go with the needlepoint pillow and stockings. That's when I began planning this year's Christmas decor. 


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French country Christmas living room tour includes a view of a vintage church pew used as extra seating for the dining table
When you enter our house through the front door this is the view of the living room from the dining section of the living room. The vintage church pew backs up to the sofa and serves as wonderful extra seating for the dining table. 



French country Christmas living room blue checked sofa with jewel toned throw pillows
As you step around the church pew, you can see the sofa and where the pillows usually are at the end of the sofa. 



French country Christmas living room with extra seating in front of a massive white stone fireplace
You also have your first views of the massive white Austin stone fireplace. 

Extra seating for the book club meeting earlier this week are the former dining chairs for the French country breakfast table in the sunspace. I replaced these upholstered chairs with wood-carved French-style chairs a couple of summers ago. 



French country Christmas living room with pink poinsettias
Normally the fireplace does not have chairs in front of the firebox, but when a large group like the book club gathers, there is enough room in front of the fireplace to add chairs.  



French country Christmas living room with framed cross stitched jewel tone angels
Cross-stitched angels in jewel tones are on the pine side tables at each end of the fireplace. My sister and I cross-stitched the two framed angels more than twenty years ago. 



French country Christmas living room with Christmas tree in front of two story Palladian windows
Across from the fireplace is a two-story Palladian window, framed by the posts and beams of our country house. The large windows offer views of native oak and cedar trees during the day and offer views of a rising moon at night. 



French country Christmas living room with Christmas tree and French country chair
The French chair sometimes sits beside the windows and sometimes sits beside the fireplace. 



French country Christmas living room with Christmas tree and pine armoire
A fresh-cut Christmas tree fits beside the chair in front of the windows this year. When the Christmas tree has a larger diameter at the base, we slide the pine armoire in front of the window and place the tree in the corner where the armoire normally sits. 



French country Christmas living room with Christmas tree white Lenox angel tree topper
This year's tree is about eight feet tall with a beautiful shape that fooled some visitors into thinking it was an artificial tree. On top is a white bisque Lenox angel, a Christmas present from many years ago. Several ornaments are also angels collected over the years. 



French country Christmas living room with Christmas tree white Lenox angel tree topper
The length of the living room portion of this room is twenty feet, but looks shorter due to the camera lens settings. 



French country Christmas living room decorated with pink poinsettias in a large white crock
Poinsettias are one of my favorite flowers to use for Christmas decorations. The blooms last for several weeks, often into February. 



French country Christmas living room with Christmas tree in front of two story Palladian windows
Blue wrapped boxes and bags moved from the pine chest at the end of the fireplace to the foot of the Christmas tree. 


Joyeux Noël 

From my French country Christmas living room 
to your Christmas decorated living room.

May your holiday be filled with love, laughter, and 
the blessings of the season. 



5 comments:

  1. Your home is lovely! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year:)

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  2. Judith, I am always amazed at how beautiful and well thought out every little detail of your home is.

    Merry Christmas to you, friend.

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  3. Now isn't this just all so lovely? I adore the colors you have used and the beautiful and elegant Christmas touches you have added to your home. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Day!

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  4. Great idea for Christmas decoration. 2019 Christmas is over..so, I will bookmark this for 2020. Thanks for great share about that.

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  5. Just beautiful, Judith! Thank you so much for having us over for your French Country Christmas Event!! I loved seeing your property, the gardens and your home from just inside the doorway ~ your kitty was quite protective and swished his tail, just as he should. ;)

    I didn't realize until sometime later around Christmas itself that I was transported back to the five acres my parents bought in Shingle Springs in Northern California back in 1976. We lived in that home until they moved to Connecticut with Dad's work in 1988. I needed that...

    Lovingly, I wrote two posts about my visit. I hope you are pleased!
    https://www.frenchethereal.net/2019/12/meet-judith-and-home-of-botanic-bleu.html
    https://www.frenchethereal.net/2019/12/a-bleu-christmas.html

    All the best as you get a rest here in January,
    Hugs,
    Barb :)

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