Today’s holiday tour features simple Christmas decorating in the kitchen! This year I’m channeling a more European-inspired feeling, with a simple, neutral palette and lots of greenery.
Good morning friends! Today I’m excited to be sharing the rest of my Christmas decorating, finally! For some reason this year I really took my time. I don’t know if it was because I was savoring it, or just because I was busy (haha!), but either way, the simple European inspired decor was something I didn’t rush and I’m loving the simplicity.
And today’s Christmas tour is part of the Holiday Housewalk hosted by Jennifer Rizzo! This is always a gorgeous tour, and I’m thrilled to be taking part again this year. There are a total of over 30 bloggers sharing all through this week, so be sure to check back during the week for more inspiration!
And if you happen to be landing here from the stop before me, Cassie Bustamante (or any of the other lovelies on the tour), hello and thanks so much for stopping by!
If this is your first time visiting here, I’m Sheila, the creator and blogger at Maison de Cinq. The name Maison de Cinq means “House of Five” in French, which is what we are. I live in Southern California with my husband and four children, three human and one furry. 😉 And if you didn’t already guess it, yes, I love France and anything French. My home is a blend of French farmhouse style with a California casual vibe.
This year I’ve gone very simple in my holiday decor, evoking a sense of European style. A neutral palette, with lots of greenery is the vibe I’m going for. And after the crazy year we’ve had, it just feels right to have a calming, peaceful feeling in our home. If you missed them, you can see my neutral French living room here, and my French farmhouse family room here.
And now, welcome to my French-inspired Christmas kitchen….
Last year was full of touches of French blue and the year before, I had blush pink accents. But this year I really wanted to simplify. Not that I ever go too crazy, but whatever glitter and bling I did have are gone, and in their place are lots of neutrals, white and green!
I always love to display a little vignette in the corner of the peninsula, and this year I used white roses and eucalyptus in an ironstone pitcher, with a teeny tiny tree, some pinecones and a vintage Santa.
The vintage Santas feel very European to me and I’ve scattered a few of them in each room this year.
This tabletop Noble tree is a favorite new find! I bought two and featured one in the family room strung with dried oranges, and this one lives in the kitchen. I’ve purposely left it bare except for the lights – I love the cheer it brings to the room!
On the counter is my favorite little faux cedar tree, another vintage Santa and some ornaments in a vintage scale.
The mantel over our range is a favorite place to decorate! This year I added another little pine tree and a teeny tiny wreath, along with some cedar and eucalyptus branches.
The trio of little trees creates a simple centerpiece on the kitchen table, and one that can stay all the way through January! The little trees are faux and I’ve put them in vintage French terracotta pots.
A few pinecones and more eucalyptus and greenery are added along the linen runner.
Love the vintage pots! They really create the French/European casual vibe I was going for – I might have to keep these here all year! 😉
I hope this simple Christmas decorating has inspired you! And thank you so much for stopping by today. I know there are a ton of tours this time of year, and I so appreciate you coming here and spending time in my little corner of the internet!
Now continue the tour by going to my friend Laura at Duke Manor Farm. She lives on an amazing farmhouse – I just know you’ll enjoy her tour!
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And if you missed any of my other holiday tours, you can get to those by clicking the photos below!
And you can get to all my past season tours by clicking here!