French Country Christmas: The Parisienne Farmhouse

Dec 19, 2013 | Half Way Farm, Parisienne Farmhouse Design, The Parisienne Farmhouse | 21 comments

French Country Christmas


 French Country Christmas: The Parisienne Farmhouse… Noël

Unbelievable— it’s our second Christmas here at la Ferme a Mi-Chemin…

our Half-Way Farm.
Last year was so unreal – one side of the room pretty, one side of the room moving boxes… and me reeling from a surprise pregnancy!
This year we are settled.
We are grateful.
We are FULL of life.
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Our nature tree.  All summer the children gathered things from around the farm.  Nests, bark, hive pieces, corn… and to top it off a giant fungus the kids found in the woods. 
Happy Christmas to Momma!  Daddy brought home this AMAZING ancient butcher block for me!  Salvaged from a butcher in Chicago.
 A French Country Christmas?  Of course!
For a true French Country Christmas style you need a gathered look.  And boy have I gathered… Shiny Brite ornaments from a myriad of old lady garage sales and church basements, vintage sofas, luggage that’s traveled the world, artwork and more.
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The purple marker is a nice touch on my little yellow bench?  Non?  This weekend I am busting out a staple gun and scrap fabric since the kids have trashed it.
I have wanted to make stockings for YEARS!!!!!!!  Now, everyone’s match and I am so excited.  I love GLITTER! I love the way they turned out.  Someone on FB requested a tutorial.  I will TRY to do that.
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What I am really loving on our home these days is the use of old wood.  The salvage window bookcase, the old painters easel, the butcher block, my château sign, the “island” in the kitchen. 
It helps bring a little farmhouse to my otherwise glitzy, “Parisienne” furnishings.
The porch.  Not too much effort this year.  I have a love/hate relationship with it cause the floor needs to be painted so bad.  Hoping to recover the sofa in blue and white ticking, paint the floor blue and bring out a shandy… so many ideas, so little time and money.
Collecting wine crates to display the produce at my farm stand this year.  May put the presents in them.

Hope you enjoyed this

French Country Christmas

  Gotta dash!  Kids are hungry!



  1. Lady Courtney

    Lovely, simply lovely!!! Merry Christmas!!! I love the butcher block! And the stockings are perfect. Merry Christmas!!!!

  2. vintage girl at heart

    This is the coziest Home tour I’ve seen yet! Love the special pieces you’ve collected and displayed and that your HOME is so Family oriented.
    Have a very Merry Christmas.

  3. Teri

    I just absolutely love it! It just feels so loved. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Mandy

    it’s beautiful. i love the porch, even though you see the flaws. talk to me about the herbs. do yours get dusty when you leave them out like that? maybe it’s cause we use wood heat, but it seems to dusty to do that though I really want to!

  5. Blondie's Journal

    Your home looks beautiful! So colorful, cozy and French!

    I hope the baby is doing well, and all of you!

    Merry Christmas!


  6. Brenda Hodges

    Beautiful, Angela! And, if you have a change of heart about the butcher block, I know somebody who will be happy to give it a good home in California ~ it’s amazing (Daddy did good!) Merry, Merry Christmas to all of you…

  7. Gail Peterson

    Thanks for sharing! What a special gift, the butchers block is gorgeous! Your home looks so cozy and ready for a magical Christmas! I wish you a snowy WHITE Chrismas eve!
    Blessings of the season, Merry Christmas!

  8. Sue@CountryPleasures

    Thanks for the Christmas tour, I loved it and that house of yours, would be my forever farm!! Merry Christmas!!!

  9. Elma

    I just love everything!! So warm and cozy!! Merry Christmas and a Blessed new year!!!

  10. cheapdiva

    Finally, a tour! Love the bright sun filled rooms, the painted floor and all the details that make this a real home. One of my favorites!

  11. Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage

    Everything looks so lovely decked out for Christmas! Your new (old) butcher table is amazing! What an awesome piece!

  12. Lylah Ledner

    Simply lovely Angela. I know I’ve asked before but it seems as if your painted wood floors are holding up very well. I’d done that on our cement floors and they’ve so badly chipped. When you have a second, I’d love to know what product you used.

    Merry Christmas!
    Lylah from The Simple Farm

  13. Christi

    Love your Christmas home – just gorgeous!

  14. Ggomez

    Beautiful and inspiring as always!
    Miss you on blog land!
    Babies ,childeren come first for sure. Just miss you girlie!

  15. à la parisienne

    Everything looks gorgeous! I love, love, love the nature Christmas tree idea, and kids are natural nature-lovers! Last year we transformed our parisienne salon to an all neutral color palette. I call it “parisienne curiosités” where white fur rugs, a curvy canapé, gilded gold mirrors, and tarnished silvers are paired with all things gathered from nature–starfish, driftwood, dried poppy pods, corals. I just love the juxtaposition. Next year, I may just try your nature Christmas tree idea.
    Way to go Joel on that butcher table! I can see you using that table in a variety of ways. And I’m excited about your wine crates for selling your farm fresh produce. What fun!

    Joyeux Noël!

  16. shirlgirl

    Your post was so worth the wait. Love your tall ceilings and all of the roominess. The stockings are great. Merry Christmas.

  17. Cathy M~(checkitoff)

    Gorgeous!! Your home is so lovely…things that I adore in these pics: white flooring, banner of pictures, violin on wall, baby 1st Christmas outfit and stockings! I can help you with the porch floors!! Pretty much an expert!! Just email me…my email is listed on my blog! Merry Christmas to you and your family!! hugs, cathy

  18. Sandi~A Cottage Muse

    Merry Christmas!
    Loved the tour…going back to catch all the lovely details!

  19. melyssa

    Such beauty everywhere I look! the only thing I was taken aback by was the chubby, plucked, nekked chicken clinging to the top of the nature tree… hee hee!

  20. melyssa

    Such prettiness everywhere! The only thing that momentarily baffled me was the nekked, plucked, raw chicken clinging for dear life to the top of the tree…!

  21. Sopa Azul

    Beautiful pics, beautiful house and beautiful family. Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!! 😀


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