Merry and Bright French Country Holiday Kitchen. Visit a French Country style kitchen all decked out for the holidays in classic French decor.



It’s my favorite time of year, and today I’m sharing our FrenchGardenHouse kitchen, the heart of our home.  It’s where we gather as family and friends to enjoy each other’s company,  a cup of coffee or tea, and good food.


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Today is an especially exciting December post, as we are collaborating with Lynch Creek Farm and hosting a give away with them.  I’ll let you know at the bottom of this post how you can win a beautiful fresh centerpiece from Lynch Creek Farm like mine.






Today I’m opening my doors and sharing my Christmas kitchen with you. Our kitchen is not huge, and I still have to keep room for cooking, but I do love adding some holiday charm. The kitchen is my favorite room in our home!



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Because it’s where we spend a lot of time every day, I added just enough Christmas to make it festive.  Our big farm table takes center-stage, so it’s set in a classic French Country style for the holidays.





I concentrated on bringing in greens, both faux and natural here and there.



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This Radiant Holiday centerpiece from Lynch Creek Farm is the perfect focal point of our table setting.  It sits on a stack of antique round breadboards, and I nestled the container it came in inside an antique French ironstone bowl.



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Christmas in the French Country Kitchen


Merry and Bright French Country Kitchen



I love the deer. I bought them long ago when our girls were small, and brought them out again this year. Because this is a good year to be very nostalgic about Christmas past, no?



The vintage Reserved sign is from an old restaurant or hotel.  I am always drawn to little quirky touches like that here at home.



Merry and Bright French Country Kitchen


Merry and Bright French Country Kitchen


French country Christmas



I layered an old antique French hand woven large cloth on the table, and a long line of faux greens down the center.  The centerpiece has a lighted white glass insert that brings such a pretty glow to the table.



french holiday table


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I used the silver I inherited from my grandmother and Mom.  Vintage French Ricard glasses from our FrenchGardenHouse shop used to advertise Ricard for a casual touch.  The napkins are really chunky linen towels, for some reason the kind of food we eat in the winter months ends up being messier than usual!

And then those plates!






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The lace plates {also from our shop} are so gorgeous any time of year. On this wintery table, they remind me of snow flakes!




arte Italica Plates



I am smitten with these old vintage candle clips. Bought long ago for holiday teas, we begin with one lit candle, share something special God has done or something we were extra grateful for this year, then light the candle of the person seated next to us for them to share.



Let’s just say I have always been {and probably always will be!} the first to cry and sniffle in a tissue.  Because no matter what kind of year we’ve had,  there is always so much to thank our God for!



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When I pulled the deer out of their boxes, I saw that some little person long ago had put a little green wreath on the “daddy” deer – so I kept it on for a few photos.  {You do see him better without it!}



That really is the one thing I love about decorating for the holidays. I use antiques. And in our living room I use some “serious” antiques {ahem} but the spirit of Christmas brings to mind the magic of childhood.  So be sure to add a few touches of childhood in your own home for the holidays!  Just mix them right in with your antiques…it will make you smile. And remember all those sweet childhood memories you locked in your heart long ago.



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I hope you enjoy these simple Christmas decorating ideas and get some inspiration for your own Christmas kitchen!



The lace plates {also from our shop} are so gorgeous any time of year.



Decorate your own Merry And Bright French Country Holiday Kitchen this year. Thank you so much for joining me today!



Merry and Bright French Country Kitchen




Lynch Creek Farm has generously offered to give away a centerpiece to one of my readers. The Radiant Holiday centerpiece has been extremely popular, one lucky winner will win one just like mine!



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To enter the giveaway:

1) Follow Lynch Creek Farm on their Instagram.and let me know by comment.

2) Leave a comment telling me how far along you are decking the halls…finished, just starting, halfway there?


This giveaway is open to residents of the continental U.S.through midnight December 9th.
This giveaway has a short window for entry for product availability and to ensure the winner receives their centerpiece as soon as possible. Please be sure your email is correct in the comment section so that I can notify you.
For more chances to win a centerpiece be sure to visit Shirley, Pam, and Mary!



Christmas in the South

SHIRLEY at Housepitality Designs


red christmas centerpiece

PAM at Everyday Living


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MARY at HomeIsWhereTheBoatIs


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and me LIDY at FrenchGardenHouse




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