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RED & GREEN French Country Christmas

Friday 11/16/2018

· Christmas

I'm still working on how to present the ton's of content I have for you in a not so overwhelming blog for you to read. I really appreciate all of your patience with my funny business here, but I promise that it will be pure perfection once I'm through.

I'm a girl that's always aiming for perfection in anything I do and I don't stop till I'm more than satisfied with the results. This is my delima here.

I build my blogs several days prior to posting them and many times I have a lot of photos for the theme I'm presenting. Rather than overwhelming you with miles of large photos, I'm going to be trying to condense the photos in almost a photo album type of thing. Because of the beautiful layout of this blogs host, I believe that the photos are going to continue to inspire you.

1. I'm absolutely crazy about all of this decor. It looks like more than what's actually here, but everything blends so beautifully. The antique wood ladder is simply beautiful with the pine wreath and the white birch branches. Then you add the metal red lantern and the plaid throws for perfect accompaniments. 2. Now I'm not necessarily a red and green Christmasy type person, but I do adore this photo. The tree is stunning, yet the packages are kept super simple and there's even a few rustic wicker baskets. Notice the slipcovered furniture in the back. 3. I use to love decorative dinnerware and desperately tried to find decorative mixing bowls and other kitchen gadgets, but I've come to much more simpler terms and now love using white everything. I do have a lot of vintage glassware and this works beautifully with the white. This is why I was captivated with this photo. I absolutely love how they brought in a bit of Christmas charm so simply with a few sprigs of pine and Christmas ornaments.

I chose this French Country bedroom because I just adore a Christmas tree in the bedroom. This space just has everything I would want in my bedroom, neutral layers of color with a splash of red for Christmas on the tree.

1. I'm absolutely crazy about all of this decor. It looks like more than what's actually here, but everything blends so beautifully. The antique wood ladder is simply beautiful with the pine wreath and the white birch branches. Then you add the metal red lantern and the plaid throws for perfect accompaniments. 2. Now I'm not necessarily a red and green Christmasy type person, but I do adore this photo. The tree is stunning, yet the packages are kept super simple and there's even a few rustic wicker baskets. Notice the slipcovered furniture in the back. 3. I use to love decorative dinnerware and desperately tried to find decorative mixing bowls and other kitchen gadgets, but I've come to much more simpler terms and now love using white everything. I do have a lot of vintage glassware and this works beautifully with the white. This is why I was captivated with this photo. I absolutely love how they brought in a bit of Christmas charm so simply with a few sprigs of pine and Christmas ornaments.

4. How gorgeous is this Christmas tree? Absolutely stunning. I love the huge metal star at the top. 5. Are you not loving the red Christmas ornaments hanging from the large pendant lights. Then the super simple white birch covered vases that you could make very easily by the way. And the small little wreaths on the back of the chairs. There's not a lot of over the top decorating here, but yet it really packs a punch of color. 6. This is just so simple and elegant at the same time. Use this idea with a cake stand that you probably have.

1. All I have to say is Wow. This is such a cozy living room with the gorgeous grey button tufted couch, grey decorative pillows with a red blanket and red wreath above it all. This was a very well thought out area. Then you add the gorgeous simple Christmas tree to the mix. 2. This space just looks happy to me and I think it's because of the crisp white walls with the ongoing areas of red. I love the lanterns on the floor next to the tree. 3. This is another cozy living room with the gorgeous wood floors, the white and natural wood bench and the Christmas tree adds a lot of warmth. I especially love the large top hat used for the tree top.

4. I love this bed. It's simple, yet gorgeous. And would you look at that bedding. I just want to dive right into it for a nap. I love the stocking on the footboard and the wreath on the headboard. Just simple touches to add in that time of year. 5. Another bed that I could just dive right into. I love faux fur and these pillows and blanket are no exception. Then you add the couple of bolster pillows for the season with the wreath and sign and it's perfect. 6. This is the kind of Christmas tree that I have, maybe this one is a tad bit smaller because I think mine stands at 5'. Irregardless, I love this, especially in the galvanized bucket and the decorations are super simple. This is a perfect example of having something so beautiful without a lot of effort.

4. I will be the first to say that this chandelier is just over the top. Far too much going on with it. I did however want to include it here to encourage you to try something like this on one of your chandeliers. I think that just using either fresh or faux pine would be enough and if you wanted a touch of red, then tuck a few red ornaments into the lower part of the chandelier. 5. I love this arrangement of a faux pine wreath with faux pine garland and the white burst seen with the deer head and than a gentle burst of red beneath it. I like the peace sign, but I think it's something that could stay or go and this would still be gorgeous.

I've put this together to make creating one of these wreaths easy for you. Scratch the ornaments off the list. You can purchase a paper mache deer head and white acrylic paint at Hobby Lobby and the wreath, ornaments and a bunch of red roses at the Dollar Tree. Simply paint your deer head white and allow to dry. Pull the heads off your bunch of roses. Once your deer head is dry, hot glue on each of the flower heads forming a cluster. All you need to do with your wreath is attaching the white lights to it. You might also like to hot glue a few pine cones into it. Now hang your deer head first and then hang the wreath over it.

This is referred to as being a black and red arrangement and I love it. The fullness with all the greenery with beautiful red roses tucked in with the black berries just draping everywhere. You could easily create something like this on a three tier stand that you might have. Just flood each tier with plenty of holly berry greenery and then scatter red roses into it around each tier. If you can find berry clusters like this, than go ahead and add those to.

Here's some ideas for you if you don't have a tier stand and what you can do for your red roses.

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