Christmas Memories Floral Arrangement

Christmas arrangements are the backbone of my Christmas decorating. I love styling little holiday moments around the house, mostly with fresh flowers and greens, and small antique decorative accents. A little Christmas Memories Floral Arrangement like this is so easy to make!


Pam, Mary and I have been busy decorating our homes, and are sharing holiday floral inspiration for the season. I’ll share their links at the end of the post so you can visit them too.


After making merry and bringing bright spirits to all our clients at FrenchGardenHouse, I’ll admit I go easy on myself for Christmas. I decorate, of course, but I mostly rely on our antiques and fresh greens and flowers to set the stage for holiday parties and family time gathering around the tree.

French C0untry living room decorated for Christmas

The tree takes center stage, it’s filled with antique glass ornaments, special ornaments I bought for my Mom, and a few ornaments from my girls’ childhood tree {I gave them the rest for their own trees at their home.} And some home made loved ornaments my little people made for us.

I am keeping things fairly simple this year as I mentioned, with just greens on the mantel, and little gold and silver mercury glass votives. The antique Christ child from the 18th century takes center stage {unless he gets adopted for a client’s holiday home} and I added a few silvered glass ball ornaments. On the coffee table I still need to add a candle in the middle of the bowl of greens and pinecones.

Christmas Memories Floral Arrangment

I cozied up two Louis XV chairs to the French Marriage Cabinet by the fireplace. When my Mom was still alive, she loved to come over in the afternoon, drink tea and a cordial {or a few!} by the fire, and hand me ornaments to hang on the tree. I think of this each time I decorate our tree, with sweet memories.

While I tend to favor the softer colors of Christmas, my Mom was of the opinion that if there is no red, it’s not Christmas. {She told me so each year she came over, in her no-nonsense European way.} It’s why I called this little flower arrangement Christmas Memories Floral Arrangement, because I added red in her memory!

French Country Chairs by fireplace

You can turn a few of your last garden flowers into a festive holiday arrangement to use in your holiday home. Use what you have to make a beautiful Christmas Memories Floral Arrangement in minutes.

Christmas Memories Floral Arrangment

For this sweet little bundle of floral joy, I gathered some white French Lace roses, white alstroemeria, seeded eucalyptus, evergreens, and a few cranberry ranunculus from Trader Joe’s.

Christmas Quote

Just a few vintage red miniature ornaments tucked into the bouquet adds a touch of holiday too. I gathered the purple privet berries from a neighbor’s garden {with permission, of course!}

French Roses with red berries for Christmas

Small ranunculus from Trader Joe’s came in a tiny bundle of red and burgundy colors, they add just the right accent.

White roses with red ranumculus for Christmas arrangements

A small Christmas arrangement like this can go anywhere, in your entrance hall, in your guest bathroom, on a little side table. The beauty of a small arrangment like this is that once these flowers fade, you can just pop in new flowers {after you change the water} and the greens will most likely last throughout the December month.

I love how the reds echo the beautiful antique Bohemian Glass Liqueur Set, part of a collection of antique cranberry glass ware we just purchased for FrenchGardenHouse. You can see some of the glassware in our Recent Acquisitions Here >.

antique cranberry glass carafe and glasses

Thank you so much for joining me today as I finish decorating our home for the holidays. I hope you will make a few small Christmas floral arrangements to place in a few special places at home. Christmas is such a wonderful time, not only filled with family and friends, but also the day we celebrate the Light of the World.

CONGRATULATIONS TO SANDY! She is the winner of our Lynch Creek Farm Give Away! Yay! I hope you will love the centerpiece you won, and that it will grace your home for the holidays! A big thank you again to Lynch Creek Farm for sponsoring our post and generous Give Away last week.

Please visit my dear friends Mary and Pam by clicking on their links below:

Pam at Everyday Living
Mary at HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs
Christmas Memories Floral Arrangment
And me, Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

Wishing you all a blessed and peaceful holiday season!


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12 thoughts on “Christmas Memories Floral Arrangement”

  1. Pingback: How to Make Merry & Bright Floral Centerpiece + Plaid Tidings Christmas Table – Home is Where the Boat Is

  2. Merry Monday, Lidy! I love your beautiful arrangement placed next to the fireplace! The sweet little bundle of white French Lace roses, white alstroemeria, seeded eucalyptus, evergreens, and a few cranberry ranunculus from Trader Joe’s is perfect for the holiday season. I agree with your mother, you have to use some red in your Christmas decor. The Bohemian glass liqueur set is exquisite. I have Bohemian glass envy.

    I know your home is beautifully dressed for the most wonderful time of the year, Lidy! It is always a pleasure to join you for our Monday Morning Blooms!

  3. Shirley @Housepitality Designs

    Merry Monday dear Lidy!!! How so beautiful your living room is with all the exquisite antiques among your Christmas decor! The tree is magnificent and always love how you tie in your beautiful floral creations into your rooms. Love the ranunculus! They haven’t made it here to my TJ’s yet. I must have been channeling your mom as I recently added red to my Christmas decor! Wishing you a very Merry week!!!!

  4. Gorgeous arrangement, Lidy. I love your loose style in arranging. For such a small arrangement, it sure packs a punch for impression! Love the added ornaments and the privet berries. Those roses are stunning! Merry holidays to you. I love the memory of your mom giving her unsolicited decorating advice while having her cordial (or few!). Lol. Giving our opinions doesn’t cost a thing – a gift that is endless, lol!

  5. I always love your casual yet elegant arrangements Lidy and this one is lovely. The antique cranberry glassware is show stopping, so beautiful!
    I hope you have a very Merry December!

  6. Alice Genzlinger

    Your Christmas tree, flower arrangements and memories are always special. I can’t imagine how you have the time to do all you do. But of course God stretches your time.I want to thank you as I received your package, always beautifully wrapped inside and the gift you snuck inside for me. How precious .

  7. Gorgeous room Lidy. Your florals are so lovely with your antique cranberry glassware. How special to share your precious memory of your mother. Her memory lives on in your heart. Your tree 🌲 is beautiful. Such an elegant room. Wishing you a merry Christmas.

  8. Anne Erickson

    Just visiting your site for the first time. Your floral arrangement and red decanter are exquisite!

  9. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors

    Lidy, your home is absolutely stunning decorated for the Christmas season. Your Christmas memories arrangement is beautiful along with your Christmas tree and other festive touches. I enjoyed reading about your mother, and I agree with her wholeheartedly. You must have red at Christmas! I adore red! May your weeks leading to Christmas be filled with lots of joy and peace, sweet friend!

  10. Maristella

    Such beauty and inspiration! Thank you for sharing. Happy December.

  11. Merry Monday Lidy! I’m sorry I’m late visiting as I was out the door before the sun was up this morning for an appointment and it’s been a whirlwind day. I love your petite arrangement! It’s the perfect accent for an occasional or coffee table. I adore Ranunculus and pop of color they provide, along with ornaments, in your arrangement. I’ve never seen purple privet berries, it’s nice to have neighbors that allow you to ‘prune’ their shrubs and trees. 😉 I got a kick out of reading about your mom and her no-nonsense opinion of red at Christmas. I feel the same way, but your palette of whites and golds in your tree is stunning and soothing too for this busy time of year. As always, it’s a treat to share blooms with you on these Mondays. Wishing you wonderful week ahead. ♥🎄

  12. Hi Lidy, can we exchange houses please? I am in love 🙂

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