Monday, November 20, 2017

A Little Nordic Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to my home tour here at

French Ethereal !
When I was thinking about what kind of theme
I wanted to create for this Christmas I kept coming back to all of the beautiful snow scenes
that I've seen over the years in lovely magazines ~ 
pictures of homes from all over in Europe...

Our garden angel last Christmas time.

A Nordic ChristmasI wanted to recreate a little of that
here in Texas so today I'm happy to take you on a
little tour of our prairie home.

If you are coming over from the

Creative Christmas Link Party
I'm really glad you are here.

Presents waiting to be wrapped, boxed and shipped ~ fun!!!

Any Nordic style Christmas has to include
silver and whites as nights are long during the winter-time
up along the 49th parallel.
Europeans like to brighten their homes year-round
but especially in winter with light colored walls
painted in soft greys and whites.
Often their furniture is of Gustavian or French origin and is
also painted in those same brightening shades.
Other favorite colors used in Nordic style are
pops of red, silvery greys of tin and antique silver,
and of course the green of pine boughs.

I've added these colors to my Christmas decorating
with cream-colored throw pillows,
a pure white sheepskin throw wrapped around the base
of our little Christmas tree,
and sparkly silver and white ornaments
hung from our tree's deep green branches.

Our home also includes more of these Nordic touches with
our white leather couch and reclining chairs
plus a soft cream and grey plaid blanket draped over
the back of the couch.
Subtle pale red and grey stripes run crisscross
along its breadth and length
bringing in more of this wonderful look.

My one break with all this European Christmas goodness
is including a little more pink perhaps...
Pink is my favorite color along with white
and I had to include a bit of that when I found
dear old Santa Claus available online.
The floral stocking came from there, too.

Europeans appreciate good wood furniture whether
painted or stained and here in our prairie home we have a lot of stained wood which is thankfully
not too dark.

Reading material ~ always a good thing.

As we move into our master bedroom just a little reindeer
accompanied by a snow-dusted Christmas tree
is all that is needed
to bring in some holiday cheer.

Our bathroom also has a little bit of
Christmas spirit...

And no home tour would be complete without a visit
outside to a festive table set for family and guests!
More Nordic touches abound out here with bright red
and snowflake-white napkins
boughs of fresh pine boughs running the length
of the dinner table and dried Christmas-red tea and
sweetheart roses
tucked among the greenery.
One lit candle scents the air with its
pure vanilla perfume...
It sits snuggly in an old soup tureen turned
candleholder for the day.

Our Pekingese Yoda enjoys the outdoor scene, too.

One last look inside...

I hope you have enjoyed our
little home tour today ~ it has been
my pleasure!

* God Jul! *

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