Friday, November 17, 2017

Canadian Cabin Christmas Mantel

This year, my Christmas decorating began with the fireplace area of our home.  Using buffalo check plaid and woodsy elements, the mantel and hearth took on a Canadian Cabin type of feel.  Living in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada that is exactly the type of vibe I love and especially at Christmas.

A snow-covered wreath took center stage on top of a black framed mirror. Lights were added to it and strung along the mantel as well.

White moose, red berries, birch logs and greenery were arranged to create a woodland scene.

Buffalo check ribbon was tucked in below the mirror.

Winter sports were highlighted with this set of skis ...

...and this sleigh.

On each end of the mantel, a black vase holds birch, greenery and a star.

White trees were placed next to the black vases.

Of course, the hearth was decorated to fit the theme as well.

Buffalo check stockings were hung from a curtain rod below the mantel.

On the right side of the hearth sits a small trunk with a faux fur throw on top.

A buffalo check wrapped present, red truck ornament and seasonal pillow were arranged on the trunk.

On the other side, my trusty black lantern is adorned with a faux red candle and greenery inside.

I'm looking forward to cozying up by the fire and enjoying the festive season ahead.

Have you started decorating yet?  Do you have a theme or colour scheme in mind? I'd love to hear!

Thanks for visiting!
I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Home & Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Home Matters at Life with Lorelai
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Foodie Friday & Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Source List:
Buffalo Check Stockings - Save on Foods Grocery Store (last year)
Buffalo Check Wrapping Paper - Save on Foods (last year)
Buffalo Check Ribbon - Fabricland
Buffalo Check Throw - Canadian Superstore
White Moose - Beyond Gifts (local gift store)
Moose Pillow -
White Stars - Pharmasave Drug Store (were brown but painted white)
White Trees - Home Hardware
Red Truck Ornament - Beyond Gifts (local gift store)
Joyeux Noel Pillow - made from Walmart placemat by my sister

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Inspiration for Christmas Decorating

I'm so excited to start decorating for Christmas!  I've been perusing all the wonderful online inspiration out there ever since Thanksgiving was over and now I'm itching to get at it.  So while I haul up my many totes and boxes full of Christmas pretties, I'll leave you with a look back at some of the decorating I've done in the past. Perhaps, you'll be inspired...


I hope you enjoyed the walk down memory lane and will stop by again to see what I come up with for this year.

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