Our family’s trip to our cabin in the Northwoods earlier this month really left me feeling inspired to re-create some cabin coziness in our own living room at home.
After taking down all the Christmas decorations, the house just felt so bare, like it needed something else to warm up the space. I started thinking about how our cabin trips in the wintertime remind me of all things flannel, pine trees, sledding and hot chocolate. You can’t get much more cozier than that!
Like I mentioned in my previous post, during our trip we stopped at one of the local craft stores in town that was going out of business. I scored when I found 2 really beautiful faux pine branch garland strands, marked down at 80% off the original price! Don’t you just love it when you find a good deal like that? Makes the heavens shine down on you in all its savings glory!
I knew these pine bows would look great strewn across our fireplace mantle and along the top of the antique bed frame that sits as a backdrop to our bookcase. Nothing says “Northwoods” quite like pine trees.
I added an old window frame to our mantle that came out of a storage garage from that same cabin property, along with a vintage red camping lantern and an ivory wooden sled that both were local “picking” finds.
The ivory and white pom poms & ivory bottle brush trees were found at my local craft store marked down to pennies in the sales following Christmas.
And since I can’t hide my affection for mason jars – they have a tendency to show up in a lot of my home decor & projects – they too found a place here on the mantle.
Last but not least I made a flannel scrap banner to hang across the window that really pulls everything together. I will be sharing the tutorial for how I made this cute banner later this week.
Already I’m missing the coziness of our warm & snug little cabin way up north…but for now, I can kick back and enjoy my own re-creation of it here in our own living room.
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