Sharing a tour of my French Christmas dining room in soft blues, whites, and silver. Natural Christmas decor of greenery and orange slices creates an easy, elegant centerpiece.

french dining room with round numbered chairs and small christmas tree in corner

Today I’m continuing my holiday home tour with a look at my dining room. My living room and dining room are open to one another, so I generally like to keep the color scheme and feeling similar. What does that mean? Well, more blues, whites, and silvers for a soft vintage look. Affiliate links included for your shopping convenience. You can read my full Disclosure Policy here.

round french linen dining chair with blue and white place setting and christmas tree in corner

With the living room Christmas tree as the focal point, I wanted to keep the dining room decor very simple and natural. And easy. Did I mention easy?!

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french numbered linen dining chair with fishing based over the back filled with greenery and Christmas presents

Christmas Place Settings

For the place settings, I used my white plates with silver rim paired with my new-to-me blue and white transferware salad plates that I purchased from Elsie Green.

christmas place setting in blue and white with vintage flatware tied with blue velvet ribbon

The vintage flatware is also from Elsie Green and I used a simple frayed edge velvet ribbon to tie the flatware together on the plate. This ribbon is the complementary ribbon to the one I used on my Christmas tree and I love the cohesiveness between the two rooms.

vintage flatware tied together with blue velvet ribbon on a silver rimmed white plate on top of blue and white transferware plate

Easy Christmas Centerpiece

The table centerpiece is a simple 5-minute idea using scraps of real greenery layered with a few faux pieces. I clipped redwood branches from my backyard and put them on the table first. Then I added some fresh eucalyptus leaves. Tucked here and there are faux magnolia leaves and white berries. To finish it off, I added some dried orange slices (leftover from a wreath I made) and my favorite vintage-style bells.

christmas centerpiece with greenery and orange slices bells and candles on a dining table

I kept the center very simple and low so that conversation could easily be had across the table. All I used was a grouping of my new favorite candles. These are battery operated and the wicks glow as if they are really on fire. I love them because they have a timer and once turned on and the timer set, they come on at the same time every day!

battery operated white candles in varying heights on a christmas table with greenery

Over in the corner, I placed my new tree and I’m in love with its simplicity and how well it pairs with my vintage bread paddles.

french christmas dining room with round linen chairs and small tree in corner lit with candles

This is the 4.5 Balsam Hill Alpine Balsam Fir. This is a naturally sparse tree that is meant for a simplistic look with a focus on its shape.

small sparse christmas tree in corner in an antique european bucket with white clip on candles and vintage bread paddles on the wall

To decorate the branches, I used LED clip-on Christmas candles with vintage metal bases that were a recent DIY project.

sparse christmas tree decorated with white clip on candles with diy metal bases in corner of dining room

So that’s my French Christmas dining room for this year! It’s simple yet elegant. And while the color scheme isn’t considered traditional, it’s perfect for my home and my style.

french christmas dining room with round numbered chairs and small christmas tree in corner

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