Show Me More …….Christmas Country French Home Tour
Create a beautiful mantel with beautiful faux green garlands and everyday hone decor!
Kathy uses her Rooster and candle sticks to compliment her Santa painting and Santa figurines. Add in a group of trees and faux mix of green garlands and you can smell the pine and cedar, well almost! Kathy suggests adding fresh greenery sprigs and sprays when you are celebrating or having a party to foil the eye!
Placing a Santa painting or holiday cheer sentiment is a great start.
A permanent molly placed into the mortar secures the painting.
Kathy uses a mixed pine garland combined with a cedar garland to create a natural look. Garlands are traditionally 9' long. The width of Kathy's mantel allows her to lay the garland on the mantel.
Every day home decor like the candle sticks are reused in the mantel decorating. They add height and interest and coordinate with the color story. Wooden green Christmas trees adds a touch of whimsey!
The rooster adds a pop of white, just like Santa's beard. a taller wooden Christmas tree balances the height.
The faux green garland is worked out towards the front of the mantel and back in behind the candle sticks and rooster, and trees.
An additional Santa, whimsical Christmas tree and personalized stocking ornaments complete the look.
Finished Christmas Country French Mantel.
It's all about balance.
Santa pillows create a cozy spot to warm up by the fire!
Kathy continues to decorate the bookcases that flank her fireplace. Her Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus collection take a center stage. the blue and white vase is filled with sprigs of faux holly. A glass dish holds a holiday potpourri. The framed Antique Seed poster is from our granddads grocery store. Containers of potted faux poinsettias add a punch of red. Kathy shares a designer tip: fill the house with real red poinsettias and all the faux greenery and florals appear real!
Faux Amaryllis add Christmas to the coffee table and do not require watering.
Happy Christmas Decorating Y'all,
Kathy and Becky