Thanks so much to Cindy of County Road 407 for organizing another inspiring Pinterest Challenge! Each month a group of bloggers comes together taking the same photo from Pinterest and using it as the springboard for their own decor. Find a full list of participating blogs and links at the bottom of this post.
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If you are coming over from my friend Rachel’s at The Ponds Farmhouse you’ve now headed west from her gorgeous home in North Carolina to my home in The snowy Northwoods of Wisconsin. I am always so inspired by Rachel and I know you were too!
We live in a real life Lincoln Log style cabin on a lake that we enjoy swimming and boating on all Summer and when it freezes over in the Winter we have just as much fun ice skating and snowmobiling on it!
It’s so much fun to decorate our cabin for Christmas! That’s one of the reasons I was so excited for November’s challenge. It kicks off my Holiday decor.
Our inspiration photo is from The Grace House Interiors.
Here’s what I took away from the photo. I wanted to include:
The inspiration photo used a new Magnolia crate as the foundation of their vignette. I have a couple Holiday crates that I love. They are all vintage. It took me a little bit to decide which one to use. I love my North Star crate I used on my table last year. You can see it here in this photo and post.
But I decided to use my Seasons Greetings crate. The box originally was opened upside down so when I want to use it with the words right side up I have to leave the base on top.
I have these beautiful driftwood tress that I love to keep out all year, but especially at Christmas. I love the one with the bits of red and gold on a few points. Like the inspiration photo I used two trees, one bigger than the other.
I set the two trees on top of the crate.
I planned to use the gaps in the top of the box to fill with greens.
I added in two springs of evergreen I had and then took a pinecone and cranberry garland to wrap through it.
A Touch of Red
The inspiration photo has pops of red with the berries. I have it with the tips of my driftwood tree and in the berries on the garland. And of course I had to add my favorite color, plaid! I love these tartan ball ornaments.
Evergreens, pinecones, berries and the wooden trees all give it such a Woodland feel. I love the touch of snow on the parts of the garland too.
In the background you see my new plaid blanket and some favorite Christmas plaid pillows.
The Finished Look
And here’s a look of the inspiration photo and my box next to each other.
Get the Look
Next up you are headed “next door” to Minnesota to visit my friend Lora of Lora B – Create and Ponder. She’s one of the most creative ladies I know and you will love what she does with this Pinterest Challenge!