Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Canadian Lodge Inspired Christmas Tablescape


Thanks for popping in to see my entry in the Holiday Tablescape Blog Hop hosted by Chloe at Celebrate & Decorate.  I'm so excited to be joining in!




With 23 talented participants, there will be lots of inspiration for setting your Christmas table(s) so be sure to check out the links at the end of my post.


Living in the mountains of BC, Canada, I am inspired by the natural beauty of our surroundings.

And to me, the epitome of Christmas coziness is found in a
mountain lodge style of decor.

With that in mind, I designed a 
Canadian Lodge inspired Christmas Tablescape.

Of course, it helped that Buffalo Check plaid is very trendy right now and our local Pharmasave store had this wonderful tablecloth.

It doesn't get much cozier than a candlelit meal beside the Christmas tree on a winter's eve.

This majestic animal ...

... along with this one ...

...and these woodsy trees...


...combine to create the lodge-inspired centerpiece.

I placed an antler shed  and some greenery in between the deer and scattered faux snow.



Birch candleholders and red berries add to the rustic look.



The place settings were done in red & black with a woven placemat and plaid charger.



My daughter gave me these poinsettia salad plates years ago. I still love them!

Red-handled flatware were placed on a black napkin.

Votive holders with trees etched on them go perfectly with the theme.

Black stemware waiting to be filled with a beverage of choice.

Placecards were created from these drink coasters with a buffalo check background by adding a name tag made on the computer.



The back of the dining room chairs were decorated as well.

Pine cones were tied with twine and wrapped around the chairs with ribbons and greenery added.

I'll show you more pics of it another time, but the sideboard also got a lodge look.





We were fortunate to have been able to invite some special guests over to dine at this table last week.

We enjoyed their company and the prelude to this wonderful season.

Thanks for visiting!
Be sure to check out the other terrific holiday tablescapes linked below.

Special thanks to our gracious hostess,
Chloe at Celebrate & Decorate.

Monday
Twelve on Main - A Farmhouse Christmas Tablescape
Everyday Living - Plaid Tidings Holiday Tablescape
Home is Where the Boat Is - Plaid Tidings: Christmas Table with St Nick/Natural Evergreen Runner
Rustic & Refined  - Christmas Entertaining with Over 20 Holiday Tablescapes

Tuesday
Life and Linda - Snowflakes and Baubles Tablescape
Rattlebridge Farm - A Merry Little Tablescape
Rosemary & Thyme - A Traditional Holiday Table
Living with Thanksgiving - Boughs of Holly Tablescape
Cozinest - Bread of Presence Tablescape

Wednesday
Belle Bleu Interiors - Reflections of Christmas Blessings
My Kentucky Living - Mad for Plaid Christmas Brunch Table
A Toile Tale - Antler Dish Choices
Bluesky Kitchen - Silver & Gold Tablescape Shines for the Holidays
Starfish Cottage - A Starfish Cottage Holiday Tablescape
Dining Delight (that's me!) - Canadian Lodge inspired Christmas Tablescape

Thursday
Citrine Living- A Winter White and Silver  Holiday Tablescape
B.Lovely Events - Lovely and Easy Christmas Tablescape
Ramblings of a Southern Girl - The Most WonDEERful Time of the Year Table Setting
Panoply - Polished to Plaid; One Table, Two Looks

Friday
Celebrate & Decorate - A Holiday Tablescape for Christmas
Farmhouse 40 - Farmhouse Christmas Tablescape
The Painted Apron - Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Sweet Sensations - Rustic Glam Holiday Tablescape

'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Saturday Sparks on Pieced Pastimes
Share it One More Time at Everyday Home
A Bouquet of Talent Saturday at Life on Lakeshore Drive
Sundays at Home at Love of Home
Silver Pennies Sunday at Silver Pennies
Dishing It & Digging It at Rustic & Refined
Celebrate Your Story at Celebrate & Decorate
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away From Home
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Fall into Fall at DIY by Design
Creative Ways at Posed Perfection
Share Your Style at Essence of Home
Share Your Cup at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Your Inspired Design at Bluesky Kitchen
Home Matters Friday at Life with Lorelai
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Christmas Decor for End Tables


Can you believe that a month from today will be Christmas Eve? Time is whizzing by and I've been in a decorating frenzy around here - so fun! This week, the end tables in the living room got a dose of Christmas decor.



I placed a sleigh with a gift and a faux greenery/berry arrangement on this end table.

Wrapping empty boxes in pretty paper is an easy and inexpensive way to add  festive decor.

Here's the look on the other end table.

A lantern, some birdies and a burlap sack of pine cones fill the space on this table.

Placing some faux evergreens around your accessories helps fill spaces and gives everyday items more of a Christmas look.

Candles are always great for creating a cozy vibe.

Matching ribbon wrapped around the faux candle and the burlap bag adds a cohesive element.



Thanks for visiting!
Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends!

Next week, I'll be participating in a 
Holiday Tablescape Blog Hop hosted by 
I hope you'll stop by to check it out.

I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Saturday Sparks on Pieced Pastimes
Share it One More Time at Everyday Home
A Bouquet of Talent Saturday at Life on Lakeshore Drive
Sundays at Home at Love of Home
Silver Pennies Sunday at Silver Pennies
Dishing It & Digging It at Rustic & Refined
Celebrate Your Story at Celebrate & Decorate
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away From Home
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Fall into Fall at DIY by Design
Creative Ways at Posed Perfection
Share Your Style at Essence of Home
Share Your Cup at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson
Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Home Matters Friday at Life with Lorelai
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Foodie Friday & Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Thursday, November 17, 2016

A Cozy-Cabin Christmas Display

Next up in the way of the Christmas decorating going on around here is this display I created in the kitchen.  I had so much fun adding all the little details to it...I could have kept tweaking and tweaking but at some point you have to say "done" and move on...at least for now ;)




This vignette has a bit of  a rustic cabin feel to it which is a look I love.



Inspiration for the design began with this fellow (and his mate) - a Christmas present from my son last year.

He was paired with the rustic-ness of birch and the coziness of plaid to give the display a lodge-inspired style.

Below, you can see how I set a tray on top of a small decorative suitcase.

Then I added red and green items on the tray - all things I've collected over the years, mostly from local gift stores.
(Christmas tree napkin fold video here)

The colours speak of Christmas and the decorative elements make one think of coming indoors to warm up after playing out in the snow.



Faux fur is perfect for a rustic design. I've had the Merry Christmas moose pillow for ages and you'll notice its appearance around here a lot! 



Below the table are some other decor items.

Mr. Delight made these birch candleholders for me a few years back.  I've placed pine cones on them this time.

A pail of freshly gathered pine cones adds to the look.

Some festive pillows rest on a faux fur in a basket.



My sister made this pillow for me out of a single (Walmart) placemat by opening it up and adding a zipper. She's the talented seamstress in the family!

I love the soft glow in this area of the kitchen at night.

Hope you enjoyed seeing the decorating I've done in this area of my home.

Have you started your Christmas decorating yet?

Thanks for visiting!
I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Saturday Sparks on Pieced Pastimes
Share it One More Time at Everyday Home
A Bouquet of Talent Saturday at Life on Lakeshore Drive
Sundays at Home at Love of Home
Silver Pennies Sunday at Silver Pennies
Dishing It & Digging It at Rustic & Refined
Celebrate Your Story at Celebrate & Decorate
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Amaze Me Mondays at Dwellings
Show & Share at Coastal Charm
The Scoop at Stone Gable
Inspire Me Tuesdays at A Stroll Thru Life
Tuesday at Our Home at Our Home Away From Home
Tutorials & Tips at Home Stories A to Z
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Fall into Fall at DIY by Design
Creative Ways at Posed Perfection
Share Your Style at Essence of Home
Share Your Cup at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Home Matters Friday at Life with Lorelai
Inspiration Gallery at Craftberry Bush
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Foodie Friday & Everything Else at Rattlebridge Farm
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage