Christmas Decorating: Day 3: Fabulous French Femininity

Day 3 of our Christmas Decorating series,

and Mrs Glamour-Claus is swept away by the charm of 

French Femmes

Interpreting 

"3 French Hens"

as

"3 French Mademoisellesthis theme is palest pink, celadon green & soft gold,

with a wisp of romance, sophistication & luxury ever present.

{Note to Lords: this Christmas theme is unashamedly feminine, but you will get your chance to leap about in Lordly fashion on the 10th day. Stay tuned.}

Coquembouche as the Christmas cake;

tables set with pale gold fabrics, golden chairs

& full-headed Bourbon roses.

The exquisite art of French beading makes an elegant wreath for the front door, and sets a tone of restrained elegance for the whole scheme. {Made to order from Beads by Allgood.}

While the Christmas tree takes its cue from the most feminine of fripperies: sparkly bejeweled shoes, prettily iced cakes, tiny glass bottles of fresh flowers hanging on narrow velvet ribbons, and baubles in palest pink...

...& the quintessential Parisian tone of Celadon green.

Ivory candles in tall silver candelabra, richly scented blush roses in moss-covered pots, on a table set for an elegant Christmas evening.

Baubles hand painted with roses hang in the windows,

reflecting golden lights.

Small gifts for visitors could be cellophane packets

{tied with pale gold satin ribbons} hanging on the Christmas tree.

 Filled with almond dragées or baby meringue kisses in pistachio & rose tints.

You can DIY this

pleated stand, which looks like an angel,to hold dragées for guests.

Serve raspberries in Champagne jelly on Christmas Eve in vintage coupes ~ such decadence!

Sparkly eyes for sparkly nights - how to

here

Chandeliers, sparkles & gentle colours.

Mercury glass ornaments from wisteria.

Gift tags could be printed on pale coloured card, tied with gold velvet & satin ribbons. Download this free beautiful graphic from EatDrinkChic

to print for DIY gift tags.

 Gifts could be wrapped in pale handmade papers, softly pleated, then tied with satin bows & vintage diamanté hairclips.

As a celebration of all that is utterly feminine, the 3 French Mademoiselles theme is one of charm and delicacy. Does this appeal to you?  Joyeux Noël! 

In case you missed the earlier decorating days, you can catch up 

here

images:1: chic girls illustrations by Inslee Haynes; 2: three french hens tag bluefruit;3: Parisians book Amazon; 4: artwork bluefruit;5: table set with coquembouche Parisian Events6/7: French beaded wreathBeads by Allgood; 8: gold hand knocker9: tree moodboard {1/2/3/4/5}10: Ladurée; 11/16/20: Parisian Events; 12: green baubles; 13: DIY holderMartha Stewart/ meringues tastedragée;14: georgeous; 15: sparkly eyes; 17: green mercury baubles;18: gift tag graphic EatDrinkChic; 19: pink Christmas tree with deer;  21: Sarah Klassen ; 22: sparkly shoes; 23: Christmas heart ornament

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