The time period around Labor Day and the beginning of School, here in The Northwoods of Wisconsin, brings an end to Summer and heralds in Fall. Temps slowly drop, the maples start to turn red in the forests and my decor changes too.
I always like to let what’s happening outside my windows help inspire my inside decorating. Early September means maple trees are starting to turn bright red and duck hunting season begins. So I decided this year to let the red already in my cabin take center stage along side vintage duck items.
Thanks so much to Amber of Follow The Yellow Brick Home for organizing this tour! You can find links and the full line up at the bottom of this post.
If you are coming over from Rita’s blog Panoply , welcome! I’m so glad you stopped by our log cabin home Up North in Minocqua, Wisconsin.
When you first walk in our cabin we have an area we use like a mud room. With five kids and their sports equipment, shoes, school bags, etc. there is a lot of gear to contain. Years ago I had a handy man build some lockers. In order to keep all the chaos behind in the cubbies and look organized on the outside I bought a buffalo plaid sheet set at Walmart and used the flat sheet as a curtain over the cubbies. My husband hung a curtain rod on top and I used clip curtain hangers to attach the curtain.
I love to decorate the top of the cubbies seasonally.
Two of my favorite signs work great together. “It’s so good to be home.” I found at Hobby Lobby and “Up North” is from the Vintage Cabin Signs line in my White Arrows Home online store. So “It’s so good to be home up north.”
I have been waiting for the right time to display these fun Vintage Red Cap beer cans. The colors and hunting cap labels make them perfect now.
My red plaid Scotch Coolers are the perfect accent. I love the green and red together for Fall without looking like Christmas.
These ceramic mallard ducks I fell in love with at the Duluth Junk Hunt.
I used a vintage runner, another duck and a red lantern on the entry table.
I also extended the duck theme over to the Great Room. My buffalo plaid chairs work great! For the Summer my brass hurricane lanterns had been on the mantel fulled with flags. I pulled them down onto the coffee table for Early Fall and added a simple one pheasant feather inside.
Four duck glasses I found in a local antique shop sit on a tray ready for entertaining with some favorite Bourbons. An old Minocqua (the town we live in) book sits nearby. Duck coasters are there too to keep rings off the wooden coffee table.
My buffalo plaid chairs by the fireplace are the perfect place to cozy up in Fall and play a game of checkers.
I found this metal rimmed tray with a duck scene at the local thrift shop for $7. I love to leave it on top of my Scotch Plaid Cooler to make a fun side table.
A vintage brown sewing box with ducks on top, found at the Manitowish Waters Fleazaar keeps the theme going on the table.
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