I love that delightful mix of rustic and elegant in a room. The gilded French chair with a chipping table next to it. A burlap covered seat with an aubusson pillow. A chandelier in every room; even if it’s a closet or a hallway. Everyday elegance; like setting a table with vintage china and fine stemware and an abundance of beautiful blooms is a favorite thing. Especially if it’s on an old weathered farm table in the middle of the woods with a chandelier hanging from the branches. I love creating that ambiance and inviting the conversations and laughs to linger a bit longer. You can find more on my blog French Country Cottage where I share decorating, DIY renovations and projects and french cottage inspired living.

Winter Frost

It’s the holiday wish of nearly every child: to wake up to a blanket of snow on Christmas morning. With this shabby chic winter frost tree styling, you can bring the look of a fresh dusting of powder indoors, whatever the weather is outside.

Achieving this shabby yet elegant look is relatively simple. Begin with the Frosted Fraser Fir, which comes with snow-sprinkled branches. As the perfect complement to the frosted tree, decorate with the delicately crafted, hand-painted pieces from the Winter Frost Glass Ornament Set in soft shades of aquamarine, champagne, and platinum. For a fuller look, layer the ornaments, placing larger pieces farther back in the branches and adding longer pieces to the outer branches. Finally, for the perfect finish to this shabby chic winter frost look, turn on its lights for a beautiful snow-dusted, twinkling Christmas tree.

How did you come up with this theme for a frosted tree?

It was a very simple, soft romantic look that inspired it.

Why did you choose this particular set of ornaments?

I love the muted colors and charm they have – a good fit for the theme.

Was there a pattern to the way you placed the ornaments?

Not really. I just started with one ornament and added others where I thought they looked right. It’s simply using your eye to achieve the look you like.

What did you enjoy the most about decorating this tree?

It’s definitely a soft romantic look, which is a favorite of mine.

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