Friday, November 24, 2017

Red Truck Christmas Etagere

What is it about the red truck with the Christmas tree in the back that you see all over these days? If you haven't noticed its presence in all sorts of Christmas decor, you mustn't have been paying attention. :) 

What is its appeal?  Does it conjure up feelings of the good ole days when life was simpler - where going out to cut down a Christmas tree was a special event?  Does it makes us dream about going home for Christmas?  
Is it its vintage charm and nostalgic look?

Whatever it is,  I love it and that's the look I went for when decorating my etagere for Christmas this year.

Follow along as I take you on a shelf by shelf tour starting with the top shelf.

The mountains is the perfect place for this red truck to head so I thought my mountains are calling sign fit right in.

Trees and skis fill the box of the truck.

 A lantern and starlit trees guide the way.

Buffalo check wrapped gifts add a rustic Christmas vibe to the scene.

And below the top shelf...

...the second shelf also has a red truck vignette.

I got this picture of a red truck at Home Hardware.  I didn't turn it on but the headlights, tree in the back and the stars in the forest all light up.

Mr. Moose (from Walmart) gets a cozy buffalo check scarf.

On the other side of this shelf, a red lantern and Merry Christmas sign sit next to decorative skis and a small gift.

Buffalo snow is used to create the look of snow drifts.

Heading on to the third shelf...

...a Happy Holidays sign is placed on a wooden crate ...

...and a small red truck is tucked among some greenery.

Bronze toned reindeer rest in the snow on each side of the crate.

A red and black buffalo check towel is draped over the edge.

Lanterns flank each side.

The bottom shelf features a pillow with a red truck design.

I placed it inside a round basket as a backdrop to...

... these two majestic deer with some wintry decorations behind them.

 I  had lots of fun decorating our etagere using the terrific red Christmas truck as a theme. 

To me, it does evoke a feeling of
 an old fashioned Christmas and all that goes along with it.

I hope you enjoyed seeing it.  Have you succumbed to the red truck craze?

Thanks for visiting!
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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!

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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