Inspired by the Wisconsin Northwoods, Here’s A Green, White and Gold Christmas in the Birch and Pines.
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I’m sharing some inspiration of the Christmas decor around our home along with many of my blogging friends today.
Thank you so much to the fabulous hosts of this tour, Ann and Anne Marie of Simply2Moms and Marty of A Stroll Thru Life.
Ann and Anne Marie have organized the 31 bloggers on the tour so that it is easy for you to tour five homes each day.
You can find links to all the posts at the bottom of the page.
If you are coming over from It All Started With Paint didn’t you love her mini wreaths!
You are now joining me at Camp Paradise, our lakeside log cabin home in the Northwoods of Wisconsin on my blog White Arrows Home.
My blog got its name from the wooden white arrow signs that point your way throughout our area.
These arrows have hung for generations, a nostalgic view that show you the way to cabins, cottages, camps, restaurants and businesses.
White Arrows Home is also the name of my brick and mortar and online store.
You can shop our entire inventory HERE.
Our cabin and my shop are nestled in the Northwoods, a vacation destination for many all year round for the abundance of lakes and the beauty and recreation the water and woods provide.
We are surrounded by pine and birch forests.
That view right outside my windows always inspires my decorating indoors and this Christmas the greens or the pines and whites of the snow and birches has done just that.
People think my favorite color is red because I accent with the color so much, but its actually green.
I do still have reds around this season popping up here and there, but the main color scheme is green, white and gold.
An easy way to color theme a home for the holidays is with ornaments on your tree.
You can buy new or pick and choose from what you already have on hand filling in with ribbon or sprays in your color tones.
These cute cable knit sweater ornaments I found at Walmart, but all you DIYers could easily make these too.
Shop Your Home
When I want to pull together a seasonal theme, I start by shopping my home.
For Christmas that means opening up all my green and red storage tubs.
I haul them out of the storage unit, bring them home, turn on the Christmas music and start “shopping”.
The fun of it is that each year I never quite know how my house will end up as I get into my groove and start decorating.
My green vintage typewriter stays on my desk in the great room all year long so was easy to style around with a fur and buffalo plaid tree, some greenery, a candle and some gold sparkly jingle bells.
Christmas Snow in the Woods
Usually this time of year we have over 15 inches of snow.
This year we barely have any, but when it does come, I love when it flocks the trees and quiets everything around.
Decor inspired by birch and pine can come right out of the forest adding not just the colors, but natural elements too.
One of the things I love about decorating with birch is that it works transitioning into my winter decor too.
I leave it out in my pots from Christmas until Spring.
The Rotary Club sells greenery each year and I love grabbing roping to add to our front porch.
Vintage and Antique Treasures
I love grabbing treasures from around my house and styling them into a Christmas decoration.
This little cabin music box usually sits on a bookcase in our loft, but now makes a pretty little gingerbread styled house on a side table vignette with white bottle brush trees and faux snow.
You know it, switching out our throw pillows is so quick and easily changes the theme in a space.
Adding these green and white snowflake pillows to the plaids I keep out almost all year, really ties in my color scheme.
These snowflake pillows are also a classy way to nod to the holidays with a pattern that can stay out longer.
These vintage green glass tea cups were a fun find and partnered with my milk glass cream and sugar, make a pretty treat while cozying up for a game.
Filling our home with the fragrance of pine is an instant mood setter.
When we were looking for a lake house and first walked into this cabin they had a pine scented candle going.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Next up you are headed to This is Our Bliss and her beautiful tour.
2023 Christmas Home Tours
This week I’m joining thirty talented and creative bloggers to share our holiday decorating for our 2023 Christmas Home Tours. I hope you enjoy all their beautiful ideas and inspiration! I especially want to thank Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for organizing this tour of homes. You can visit each Christmassy home tour by clicking the links below.