Christmas House Details

This year at our little château, we have embraced a simpler aesthetic for Christmas décor. While decorating for Christmas is fun, I never enjoy spending hours packing away lots of holiday stuff. So this year when I unpacked it all, I edited my collection down to just a few favorite, sentimental items that bring us joy each year, and parted with the rest. Then I supplemented with the more ephemeral greenery, candlelight and red roses for a little pop of color. I love the simplicity of this new approach to the holiday, and now realize there is elegance in a bit of restraint since what décor we do have can really shine. However you’re celebrating, I hope it’s wonderful!


Delighted at a dusting of snow last week, and hoping for more!

Delighted at a dusting of snow last week, and hoping for more!


A simple Cricut paper village with vintage bottlebrush trees in our guest room

A simple Cricut paper village with vintage bottlebrush trees in our guest room


Decorating with neutrals makes it easy to add a holiday pop of color

Decorating with neutrals makes it easy to add a holiday pop of color


Our coffee station is dressed up with candy canes, and my favorite coffee mug is ready for a peppermint mocha

Our coffee station is dressed up with candy canes, and my favorite coffee mug is ready for a peppermint mocha


A mini potted Alberta spruce is dressed up with my collection of mini copper cookware in the kitchen

A mini potted Alberta spruce is dressed up with my collection of mini copper cookware in the kitchen


Ironstone pitchers hold grocery store roses, and clippings from the yard

Ironstone pitchers hold grocery store roses, and clippings from the yard


This stunning antique French armoire in our dining room is new to us this year, dressed up for Christmas with a simple DIY glitter star garland

This stunning antique French armoire in our dining room is new to us this year, dressed up for Christmas with a simple DIY glitter star garland


This wax-dipped amaryllis bulb needs no watering to bloom!

This wax-dipped amaryllis bulb needs no watering to bloom!


I love being able to add a leaf to our dining table as more are here to gather with us; I added this flocked greenery, birch candles and red roses to make it festive

I love being able to add a leaf to our dining table as more are here to gather with us; I added this flocked greenery, birch candles and red roses to make it festive


Paperwhites reach towards the sun in our dining room

Paperwhites reach towards the sun in our dining room


My sisters are here to celebrate with us this year, and we each added our needlepoint baby stockings to the mantle for Santa to fill; DIY for the canvas Otomi stockings here

My sisters are here to celebrate with us this year, and we each added our needlepoint baby stockings to the mantle for Santa to fill; DIY for the canvas Otomi stockings here


Our pretty tree with a mix of vintage and new baubles sits atop a sentimental ‘God Jul’ Scandinavian tree skirt

Our pretty tree with a mix of vintage and new baubles sits atop a sentimental ‘God Jul’ Scandinavian tree skirt


Red roses and boxwood clipped from the yard dress up our bedroom

Red roses and boxwood clipped from the yard dress up our bedroom


A bit of Christmas reading

A bit of Christmas reading


This simple white feather tree is in our study (and maybe still needs a skirt!)

This simple white feather tree is in our study (and maybe still needs a skirt!)


A close-up of a DaVinci angel in the glow of candlelight

A close-up of a DaVinci angel in the glow of candlelight


In our cellar, a tinsel tree casts a warm glow

In our cellar, a tinsel tree casts a warm glow


Twinkle lights shine on our Champagne bar

Twinkle lights shine on our Champagne bar


An Eiffel tower “Christmas tree” for my Francophile heart

An Eiffel tower “Christmas tree” for my Francophile heart


These little penguin characters give the place atmosphere

These little penguin characters give the place atmosphere


Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Christmas House Details 2019

  1. Melva Breitenstein says:

    Your style is elegant and timeless! Thank you for the inspiring photos!

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