Vintage French Christmas Tablescape

This year’s holiday tablescape looks much different from years past! I took cues from the décor we already had and added in blue velvet and copper accents that complement our style.

My idea to use blue velvet was actually inspired by our blue settee we found on Facebook Marketplace. We were on an anniversary getaway 3 years ago in a nearby city and I knew the settee would be perfect in our future home (we hadn’t moved in yet). It will forever be one of my favorite finds. Our girls love the small size and it now serves as their special napping place.  

To incorporate some blue velvet accents for our tablescape, I added some antique frayed velvet ribbon to our linen napkins. I love the elegant feel it added. 

The small accents feel very personal, but blend with our everyday decor. 

This year, I knew I also wanted to use some vintage Ironstone plates I found in a small magasin d’antiquités (antique shop) in Provence last year. I only had one with the pretty blue design, but recently saw Elsie Green had the same plates in stock. They were sourced at a brocante in Lyon and were the perfect addition to our tablescape.

The vintage ironstone transferware plates are from 19th France Moulin Des Loups & Hamage.

Last year we added new copper chargers from the talented Beth from Coppermill Kitchen! I love how Beth's work is influenced by European master chefs. Her online store is comprised of antique and new copperware. She also has an exclusive CMK reproduction line based on her best-selling antique pieces. Her amazing work can even be found at Anthropologie

These French-inspired medallion copper chargers are so gorgeous and complement our tablescape for the holidays perfectly! See how the copper pulls everything together? 

We actually use the copper chargers year round! They transition so well with each season. Speaking of seasons...I found some beautiful white peonies at our local grocery store this week and couldn’t wait to add them to our tablescape!! If you know anything about peonies, they are currently out of season which makes them even more special. 

The Brass candlesticks and beeswax candles pair nicely with the copper and add a bit of elegance to the space. Candles add instant cozy and a welcoming vibe. 

One of my best tips for decorating is to mix old with new. Vintage touches truly pull any space together. This was my first year incorporating blue velvet and copper and I love how it turned out. The copper chargers complement our everyday dinnerware from Denby and I know both will be used for many generations to come. 

I hope these ideas give you some inspiration for your Christmas tablescape this year. Our holiday may look different due to COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still make it special for everyone in your household. 

As always, thank you for stopping by the blog! From our family to yours - we wish you a blessed holiday season!! 



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