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Christmas Tour Of Homes: “A Warm Holiday Welcome”

Beautiful French Country Vintage and Traditional Christmas decorating ideas Christmas Home Tour Green and Gold Christmas



A warm holiday welcome dear friends! Today I am excited to be participating in the Christmas Tour of Homes hosted by sweet Carol of the Red Painted Cottage. If you are coming over from  Camelot Art Creations or if you are just visiting, I am thrilled to have you here!


Christmas Tour...I'll Bet You Didn't Notice


The Christmas decorating is coming right along , but I still have quite a few rooms to finish up before I share a full home tour next week. As I go along I am breaking up my Christmas decorating posts into several parts. So far I have shared my Merry and Bright Farmhouse Christmas Kitchen and my Christmas Porch Tour. Today I am sharing a first look at the rest of the house with this year’s new green, gold and ivory color scheme and some of my favorite vintage French Country Christmas decor in the music room.  I will also be showing you some highlights from what you will see on my upcoming Christmas home tours.

Come on in! The music room is just inside the front door to the left, and that is where we will be touring today.


The music room is full of some of my favorite vintage treasures and Christmas decor.  I teach music lessons here but it is also my vintage “play room.” It is especially fun to decorate for Christmas!


Elegant Vintage French Country Christmas Home Tour Beautiful Dress From Christmas Tree

I am so excited to reveal my dress form “Christmas tree!” I think “she”  looks so beautiful sitting on the piano bench with her green velvet top, tartan plaid bow, and skirt made of pine,  juniper and eucalyptus.  Next week I will be sharing more photos and a little DIY tutorial for making a dress form Christmas tree.



Elegant Vintage French Country Christmas Home Tour Beautiful Dress From Christmas Tree

I think she is just “pretty as a picture!” Best of all I only spent $1.99 for some cheap pine garland to fill in bare spots. Everything else I had in my stash. Her beautiful green velvet blouse is a table runner wrapped around and secured with a pony tail holder. I am all about “use what you have” decor!


There are still some touches of red here and there around the house, but green, gold and ivory are the main colors for my Christmas decor this year. I am using lots of  luscious green velvet fabric and ribbons too. A couple of years ago I started crushing on dark green Christmas decor when I found this Belsnickel Santa with a gorgeous green velvet cloak. I collect Belsnickels but this one is my favorite since green is my favorite color!







I kept my piano styling much simpler this year, focusing on displaying just a few of my favorite vintage and French style Christmas treasures. The Belsnickels are actually German style, but they work well with French Christmas. Overall I think the vibe is old-world European Christmas.






French Country Christmas Vintage Shabby Christmas Belsnickle

If you have been following my blog you might recognize this vintage French planter from my Vintage French Farmhouse Wheat and Pumpkins Tablescape. When I scored this beauty at the thrift shop I had intended to put it in my antiques booth. What was I thinking??? I am so glad I didn’t! I keep finding new ways to use it. I am just loving this Christmas vignette. I also recently scored a set of two vintage Italian Florentine trays for $10.00! Merry Christmas to me! These are what I call my “not so junky junkin’ finds!”



The music room becomes the “Christmas room” each year since this is where our main tree is. I still have a few finishing touches to put on this year’s tree, so here’s a pic from last year’s music room tour so you can get an idea of how the tree looks in the room. I love the green, gold and ivory theme I have chosen this year, but next year I will probably go back to using traditional red too. I really loved last year’s tree!

Traditional Christmas Tree Music themed Christmas



Belsnickels can be found high and low around our house at Christmas! This one is tucked under the tree along with a few other vintage treasures and Christmas gifts.



Some of the gifts are meant to give Santa a hint! Maybe he will bring me a new chandy for the landing at the top of the stairs! Actually I love using this old chandelier as Christmas decor each year. The prisms add extra sparkle and they always remind me of glimmering icicles.



Since I am still busy decorating and I don’t quite have the tree ready for a full reveal, here are a few sneak peak shots of  favorite ornaments.



I just can’t get enough of the green velvet ribbon! No really, it is very hard to find! I have looked for a few years at all the craft stores but I can never find it. The price online is outrageous too!  This year I lucked into two rolls at Jo-Ann Fabric back in October when the Christmas decor first hit the shelves. It sold out fast!



I also found some beautiful moss green velvet fabric on clearance back in the fall. I immediately knew I wanted to make pillow covers for the living room for Christmas. I had some left over, so I replaced the burlap fabric on this shabby vintage chair with the extra velvet. I love it!


A beautiful vintage Italian nativity is displayed on top of the antique organ on the opposite side of the room from the piano. I am still finishing up this side of the room and I will share more of my vintage French Christmas and Christmas tree reveal in my home tours on Friday and Monday. I am vintage Christmas  (and vintage anything!) collector so there is just too much to show in one tour!  Here is a preview of what is coming up on my Christmas tours:





Vintage French Christmas decor on the staircase landing…













Elegant French Country Christmas Foyer Vintage Frames French Candles




French Country Christmas Decor





A simple vintage farmhouse Christmas in the dining room…

Farmhouse Christmas with Ironstone and Ivory Bottle Brush Trees





Living room tour with more Belsnickel Santas and vintage Christmas treasures…

Belsnickels Vintage Christmas Vintage French Country Christmas Home Tour



Vintage French Country Christmas Home Tour Belsnickel Santa Vintage Mercury Glass Icicles


vintage style Beslnickel Santas Elegant French Country Christmas Tour



French Country Christmas


Entry way and staircase with beautiful new Balsam Hill garland…






Christmas Banister garland with bells



Beautiful Christmas staircase with garland in historic home with dark woodwork




Beautiful French Country Vintage and Traditional Christmas decorating ideas Christmas Home Tour Green and Gold Christmas


I hope you have enjoyed a warm holiday welcome at our home today! I am excited to share the rest of this year’s green, gold and ivory French vintage Christmas so I hope you will  stop back by on Friday and Monday to see more.

Now it’s time to continue on with the tours! Next up is Mom Home Guide.  Below is the full schedule for the week.



Farmhouse Wheat and Pumpkins Tablescape.| The Chelsea Project| Our Prairie Farmhouse|

Noting Grace| The Red Painted Cottage


Celebrate and Decorate| Rain and Pine| Savvy Apron


Curly Crafty Mom| Camelot Art Creations| Follow The Yellow Brick Home|

Mom Home Guide| Twelve On Main


County Road 407| Art and Sand| Simple Nature Decor| Sweet Parrish Place


Deeply Southern Home| First Day of Home| Life on Summerhill|

Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry| The Aspiring Home


Thank you so much for visiting today! Have a very Merry Christmas!

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  • Reply Tania

    It looks beautiful Amber! I love how you’ve used the empty frames!


    December 5, 2018 at 10:16 am
  • Reply Marty

    Oh wow, Amber, one scene is more beautiful than the other. I love it all.

    December 5, 2018 at 10:28 am
  • Reply Debra Oliver

    So much beautiful detail Amber. Your vintage vignettes and touches are wonderful!

    December 5, 2018 at 11:24 am
  • Reply Kristin

    Your dress form Christmas tree is beyond amazing!!! I’m in awe of your creativity! It is beautiful! As is your whole tour!! Love the candy cane stripe sticks in your boots and every detail you have added!! As always it’s amazing!

    December 5, 2018 at 1:34 pm
  • Reply Nicki Parrish

    Your home looks gorgeous for Christmas! I love all of the vintage touches and creamy tones. Thank you so much for joining us for the Christmas Tour of Homes!

    December 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm
  • Reply Crissy

    Amber, everything looks breathtaking. That dress form idea is something I haven’t seen elsewhere, and it looks so festive and elegant in your music room! I play the piano as well and have been longing to do a piano room makeover. Your students must love being in that room with you. Oh, and I love that photo peering in through the french doors for a peak at your tree.

    December 6, 2018 at 12:35 am
  • Reply Carol

    Amber, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything in your house! From the house itself to every little vignette, and vintage items. The music room is one of my favorites, especially with your dress form Christmas tree and all your gorgeous Santa’s! I’m pinning, but will be back to absorb more of your photos. Thank you so very much for taking part in our Christmas Tour of Homes 2018!

    December 6, 2018 at 10:19 am
  • Reply Cindy@countyroad407

    Just when I think your home can’t get any cuter, you go and plop a dress form on a piano bench and wow me again. You are one amazing woman. Loved the tour! Pinned

    December 6, 2018 at 12:09 pm
  • Reply Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

    Oh Amber, I don’t think I would ever want to leave that beautiful music room. You have so many pretty treasures to admire. I have so enjoyed the tour, and I can’t wait to see your Christmas tree. Enjoy your weekend!!!

    December 7, 2018 at 9:15 am
  • Reply Katie Mansfield

    I love your Belsnickels. So cute. I’ve been crushing on that green too in the last few years. I have green velvet ribbon that I’ve hoarded because it’s so hard to find. I love the landing. So gorgeous.

    December 7, 2018 at 4:14 pm
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