It’s become a fun tradition to take a look back at Christmas each July. Here are some of my favorite photos of years past.
Thanks so much to Rachel ofThe Ponds Farmhouse for organizing this fun hop! Head to the bottom of this post to find links to all the blogs participating. You won’t want to miss any.
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My house was made for Christmas. Well… it was made for Autumn and Summer too, but at Christmas, our cabin really shows off!
I decorate in lots of bright bold colors. Reds and greens are always in my palette, but I pull more of them together for the Holidays.
If you are coming over from my friend Kim’s blog Shiplap & Shells, you just visited one of my favorite places!! I love Kim’s home and gardens so much! She has so much talent for styling her spaces inside and out! I’m always so inspired and I know you were too!
We live in a full log cabin on the shores of a gin clear lake in The Northwoods of Wisconsin. In the winter that lake freezes so thick we can ice skate, snowmobile and even drive a truck on it.
Our fire roars all day and night from Fall through Spring so it’s extra cozy in our Great Room. It’s the perfect spot to wrap gifts and enjoy coffee.
Styling Christmas vignettes around the house is something I love to do mixing vintage and new pieces. This little DIY was so quick and easy. A few wood trees, greens, pinecones and plaid ornaments came together in this old Season’s Greetings crate. See more HERE.
A lot of the Holiday fun happens in the kitchen decorating gingerbread cookies, or as we say, “gimmerman” cookies. My oldest called them that when she was a little girl and it stuck. Do you have words your family still uses from when your kids and grandkids were little?
You can see our Santa cookie jar on the counter. On the fridge I collage old family Christmas photos.
There are so many things I love about this table. I love the plaid blankets on the backs of the chairs. The mix of small Christmas trees in different patterns down the center may be my favorite part. And I love using antique tree stands to hold wine bottles. See more of the table HERE.
Last year, I made this buffalo plaid stair bunting by cutting apart top sheets I wasn’t using in our bunk house. See the full post HERE.
I used pieces of those same sheets as valances above my kitchen windows. I just simply tacked them up with a push pin!
The space in front of my sink is really fun to decorate. I loved it with two of my vintage Holiday Thermos and my striped tin on a scale.
My desk is holiday ready. I added one of my red lanterns ( I have a big collection) and a few favorite pillows. The vintage green typewriter is a favorite find!
I love to set up coffee and hot chocolate bars where family and friends can serve themselves. I collect the Spode Christmas Tree pattern. Using what you collect is one of my beliefs. Bring it out and enjoy it!
Living lakeside, I like to add touches like minnow buckets and paddles to my decor. The poinsettias fit perfectly in a trio of buckets.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Next, you are off to my home state of Texas and my friend Andrea’s! Andrea blogs at Design Morsels and you will love looking at her Christmas inspiration! When I visit her posts I am always excited and encouraged!
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I love it all Kristin! So pretty and makes me super excited for the holidays. Happy to be doing this fun Christmas in July tour with you. Pinned!
I always love seeing how you decorate your gorgeous cabin for the holidays! It truly is made for Christmas!
Michele Howell says
I just love all of you plaid Christmas decor! It looks beautiful and cozy!!
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How fun to still say gimmerman cookies. I can’t think of any words that our kids still say that were cute when they were little but we still talk about the things they did that were cute. LOved seeing your home decked out for Christmas. It’s the perfect Hallmark setting in my book. Loved hopping with you today!
Rachel Harper says
your home is perfect for christmas. i love all the cozy throw blankets. I can just imagine cuddling up and watching the snow fall from that beautiful window of yours. Thanks so much for joining me.
Kristin, I know your home looks lovely year around, but Christmas must be the most magical of all, especially when there is a blanket of snow all around out of doors. Your wonderful cabin just evokes the warm and cozy feelings that the holidays bring us and your decor just emphasizes that coziness. I am sure you all get all of those warm and fuzzy feelings during the holidays with the fire’s warm glow and the warm plaid blankets to cuddle under! Enjoy the rest of summer before it is gone!
Kim | Shiplap and Shells says
I always love to see your home decorated during the holidays Kristin. Your vintage decor is the best, especially your thermos collection. Thank you so much for the inspiration!
Kristin i love your cozy log cabin! I can’t wait to see how you decorate this year! xo
Your house is MADE for Christmas. I love the table with a blanket on every chair. It looks cozy like no other. I don’t know if it matters but I clicked on the plaid plates and the fabric trees. Neither are still available if you want to swap out for something else. I guess there are stocking outages everywhere. Good news for your store!
Chas - Chas' Crazy Creations says
I always love your checkers and cozy feel in your home. I really enjoyed reading your post, thank you so much for sharing.
Kelly Radcliff says
Kristin your cabin was definitely made for Christmas!!! Inalways love the plaid…and your beautiful tablescapes!!! Pinned!
Love your Christmas in July!
Your log home is always a treat to see. I love to visit!
Thanks for having me!
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Kristin Lenz says
Thanks Nancy! Such sweet compliments! I appreciate it so much!