Come on over and view my cottage Christmas decor tour, including my Christmas trees, as I walk you through my French cottage style home.

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French Cottage Christmas Decor Tour

Hi sweet friends! Man, it has been a while! ha! But we are all still alive and well and we are settled into our new home! Unfortunately, we all ended up sick right in line with our scheduled moving date. So it took all we had just to get moved out of the townhome and into the new home. When parents and toddlers are sick, its rough! Once we handed over the old keys to the new owner, we just laid low at the house and tried to get everyone well for a few weeks!

Settling In To Our New Home

Once we started to feel better I started unpacking everything. That led to shuffling around the furniture. Selling things that didn’t fit well here, and then searching for new pieces on Facebook Marketplace. It took me a couple of months, but we found everything we needed and I was able to get most of it painted or refinished!

Christmas Magazine Photo Shoot

About a month ago a magazine reached out wanting to schedule a Christmas photo shoot so that really put us into high gear! We worked like little dogs trying to get curtains up, lights installed, drawer pulls put on…all the things that usually only happen when you first move into a new place! Then we started pulling out the Christmas decor and working to make the house look beautiful and festive for the Christmas season.

It’s like when your house looks best before company comes over. You work really hard to clean up and get everything in its place. So much work, but it feels so good to have everything finished. That is how we felt about the photoshoot. Everything came together and the Christmas decorations looked so pretty! My husband and I were both exhausted, but so glad to have it all done!

The photoshoot was for a Christmas magazine that will be published this coming year in 2022. It was an amazing experience and opportunity, and I can’t wait to share more about it and see our home in a published magazine!

After I photoshoot, I took some photos of my own and filmed a video so I could share the home with all of you! So settle in with a warm cup of coffee or cocoa and enjoy my 2021 Cottage Christmas Home Tour!

Cottage Christmas Decor Tour
Video Home Tour

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Cottage Christmas Home Tour

I also wanted to share a little bit about our cottage style Christmas decor. For the last 8 or so years, I have decorated for Christmas with neutrals and touches of blue. I love the peaceful feeling that softer colors bring to a room. Creams, greys, blues, and greens are all such peaceful colors and I think they feel especially cozy at Christmas with the glow of twinkle lights.

Christmas Entryway

Let’s start in our entryway for our cottage Christmas decor tour. I found this antique buffet on facebook marketplace and knew it would be a great fit for this space! After I sanded down the top, I restained it and then painted the body with Jolie paint in the color Swedish Grey. I scrubbed the original pulls with bar keepers friend and it’s amazing the amount of tarnish it cleaned off. I’ll have a post soon on all the pieces of furniture I have refinished or painted since we moved in.

I decorated this area with some antique green corbels, Christmas trees, a wreath, and a dough bowl full of these DIY mercury glass ornaments. And of course I thought the bowl needed one of my linen ruffle tea towels!

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Christmas Island Decor

As we walk toward the kitchen, you see some open shelving to your right. We made these open shelves using corbels and 1x12 boards. I’ll be posting a tutorial on those soon and will link them here when it is up! They were so simple to make. Hanging them was a little challenging because of the amount of holes on each corbel, but we managed! I added a few Christmas touches to the shelves and I’m excited to have a place to add a little bit of seasonal decor and display some of my antique ironstone. I thought about adding some little hooks to the bottom of the lowest one so I could hang tea towels or aprons, but I’m still thinking on that.

On the kitchen island you’ll see a huge cutting board with an old blue bucket filled with Christmas greens. I included some old books, a christmas candle, and a DIY mini Christmas tree to complete this vignette.

I added a cute oval wreath from Pine and Ivy to the vent hood and added a blue velvet bow to finish it off. You’ll see the blue velvet ribbon all over our home and that came from Hobby Lobby this year. I used it in a lot of my fall decor too because I love it!

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Christmas Buffet Decor

We have this great long cabinet storage buffet area right across from the dining table. I added a few Christmas decorations to this area. I added a few Christmas trees and Santas to this little area and layered some cutting boards and an antique medicine cabinet. The wooden Christmas tree is from my friend Aimee over at Rustic Occasion.

On the opposite end I layered some antique cabinets and tucked this little wooden village into one of them. This little wooden village from Aimee at Rustic Occasion is SO CUTE! I added in one of my DIY Mini Christmas trees.

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Cottage Christmas Tablescape

We switched out our dining table and chairs once we moved. If you remember, we had a small round dining table with sage green chairs. I loved that little set that I had refinished, but it was just too small for this space. This new table is from Facebook Marketplace and it was only $100! I spent a few days sanding down the top really well only to find the majority of it is MDF. Some of the MDF was showing through the really thin layer of veneer.

I went ahead and tried to stain it by white washing it first but it was just too blotchy and I didnt have time to sand it back down so I just painted it! It is painted in the color Swedish Grey by Jolie Paints. I sealed it in General Finishes High Performance Flat. It looks so pretty and has a matte finish similar to wax.

The chairs are from Overstock and they are currently out of stock. Ill try to link them when I see them are available. I painted them in the color Bergere by Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint.

Here is our french cottage chandelier. And here are the chandelier lamp shades that I used.

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For my Christmas table centerpiece I started with a ruffle table runner, and then added on a DIY wooden riser. I layered books, dishes, and put together two floral arrangements using fresh hydrangeas and Christmas greens. Then I strung some beaded garland on the table and weaved it in and out of the other decorations. This beaded garland is also on the mantle and in our Christmas tree so I wanted to pull it over and tie it into the table.

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I used thrifted white dishes, light blue napkins, and then topped each place setting with a gold pear. A little velvet ribbon was tied to the pears and then I added a sprig of cedar to top off each Christmas place setting.

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To decorate the dining chairs, I added a small wreath and secured it with a cream and white striped wired ribbon. I decided not to tie a bow. Instead a tied a knot underneath and pulled the tails through and then scrunched them to give the ribbon movement.

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Antique French Blue Shutters

I picked up these antique french blue shutters from a local Painted Tree Marketplace. I LOVE them! They are perfect for this area. I added a simple wreath and a bow made from a torn strip of fabric. The antique french buffet that they sit on is another Facebook Marketplace find and it might just be my favorite piece of furniture. I kept the top of the buffet simple with just a few dishes and a sparse sprig of garland.

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Cottage China Hutch

I’ve had this antique china hutch for several years now. It was also a Facebook Marketplace find that I painted. You would have seen it in our last home! I kept all of my antique ironstone displayed and added a simple garland to the top and then tied a blue velvet bow on either side.

French Cottage Christmas Tree Decorations

I decorated my French cottage Christmas tree very similar to last year! I used all of the same ribbon, DIY Christmas ornaments, springs, and tree topper from Anthropology.

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Christmas Mantle with Garland

I did something a little different with our mantle this year. Originally I planned on making it all symmetrical, but the mantle kind of jets out into the window on the other wall. I didn’t like how that looked so I decided to go with an asymmetrical look instead and make swags or scallops with the garland.

The large base garland is from Hobby Lobby and I just clipped out all the red berries. Once I secured it to the mantle with floral wire and nails, I added in some juniper springs and blue florals. I wired in the additional sprigs with floral wire. I also added in a little bit of fresh cedar to help it look a little more “alive”.

Once the garland was up, I added in the silver beaded garland, wiring it to the base garland. Then I hung our stockings on the right side, and added my large gold bells and a big bow to the other side.

The garland is different that something I would normally do, but I do love how it turned out. I think next year I might go for a full, horizontal garland and just keep it from draping over either end!

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Cottage Christmas Gift Wrapping

For my packages, I wrapped them in wrapping paper I already had on hand for the most part. I did purchase this brown paper with the white pine cone accents from Amazon. And this blue and white striped Chambray Ticking Stripe Gift Wrap wrapping paper from Target.

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French Cottage Christmas Bedroom Decor

Our bedroom might just be my favorite room in the house. I love how it has all come together. This beautiful 9′ Unlit King Noble Fir Christmas Tree is from King of Christmas.

I kept the tree decorations simple on this tree and only added ribbon, silver and champagne colored ornaments, and a beaded garland. The star tree topper from Anthropology is the same one I have on our living room tree because I love the look of it so much!

You can find my large arched window pane mirror here. The small flocked trees came from Hobby Lobby. I found the round pedestal table on amazon and I love it! I did repaint mine because the cream color was just too yellow for our room. But the table is great quality and heavy!

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Cottage Christmas Decor Tour

What do you think about my French Cottage Christmas decor tour this year? I really enjoyed getting everything out and decorated this year. It really made this house feel like home.

But the best part of this time of year is spending Christmas with my little family of 4 and getting to watch the kiddos open their gifts. They are so full of joy and excitement and are at such a fun age for Christmas this year.

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your support over the last year. It has been so fun getting to connect with you all. Your friendships and encouragement mean so much to me! May you have a very merry Christmas and may it be full of laughter and sweet memories. ❤️

I’d love for you to say hello down below and let me know what you think! And it we’re not friends over on Facebook or Instagram, what are you waiting for! ☺️

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Blessings,
Kayla C.

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