The rest of the story. . .

Yesterday I showed you my vintage plaids in my entry. Plaid Tidings

Now, I thought I’d show you the rest.

Welcome to the great outdoors, indoors!


A feather tree sets inside a rustic sleigh on top of my cabinet.  It’s tucked in amongst greenery, pinecones, berries, and a few paper bird ornaments made by my daughter, Kylee.  When I pulled my tree out I noticed that the shape was ski-wampus.  Decided I kind of liked it that way. The rustic wooden trees were a Christmas gift from my friend, Joyce years ago.  My large white lantern holds pinecones and is adorned with, (what else?) a plaid bow.


I found the little red cardinals last year.  They seem to be right at home in my feather tree.


Today, while digging through more totes I found this stocking.  Knew right where it belonged.


My rustic sled and skis are right at hand if by chance we get more snow.


I love my little children’s Lake Placid ice skates.  Found in Door County, Wisconsin.


If you’re not up to sledding or skiing, how about snowshoeing?  I painted the rustic Santa ages ago.  Really, I mean ages!


I added a little rustic charm on each of the three shelves. . .


The lantern was an estate sale find.  I swooned when I spied the red glass. A plaid cooler and a pair of rusty metal ice skates.


How fun is this old Mincemeat jar?


Vintage clocks reminding us it’s Winter time sit upon a couple of old books.  I added a small garland of rusty jingle bells.  Love that red book with the blue.


Snowflakes hanging from an old window frame complete the outdoorsy feel.


Even if it gets cold outside.  We’ll be warm in our outdoors, indoors!




Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love the great outdoors theme too. That green lantern is a perfect color. I also made a sheet music chain this year. LOL. I love the thermos, snowshoes, skates, etc. All a big part of our Minnesota winter.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

So pretty and festive! I love it!

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

Jan there are so many neat items to look upon there in your nifty rustic Christmas winterland!

Just think it is so clever!

I love you brought your outdoors in where it is nice and warm and cosy!!


Heirloom treasures said...

How lovely and what a change to the normal decorating. I love plaid too,especially being married to a Scotsman :)
Thank you for visiting and for your sweet comment. xx

NanaDiana said...

It looks great, Jann! Just lovely. When were you in Door County? We lived there for a few years and then moved across the line to Brown County. We still own a lot up there though- xo Diana

Pamela Gordon said...

I love all your vintage outdoorsy items! I think it's fun to hang an old window frame from your light fixture. A great conversation piece! Pamela

Susan said...

Your vintage decor is awesome! It looks so homey. I can see the popcorn and the hot cocoa already.

Jill said...

I think there is something in every picture that I like, especially, the skates, so cute!!

Town and Country Gals said...

rusty, outdoorsy decorating is just my style also, so you know everything you've done is my favorite! When I lived in Green Bay, I got some gorgeous children's skis that are made out of maple wood at a yard sale for $7! I loved going to Door County, one of the best kept secrets of fabulous places to go.

Old Time Cindy said...

You are really getting your Christmas on! Nice and fun outdoors look for the holidays.
Farmhouse hugs,

Gina said...

So much fun! I love the outdoors look and you have so many great pieces to pull it off perfectly.

Love the idea of the frame hanging from the chandy too!

Barbara F. said...

Looks great! Love how you used regular vintage items and made them Christmas-y. xo

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Jann!
I am just giddy with all the Christmasey goodness you have displayed. What a charming country setting. I red plaid! I made a fleece hat for my granddaughter a few years ago out of that same red/black plaid. She was so tiny and looked so cute with it on.
I just love visiting you and your welcoming blog. I am never ever disappointed! I feel like a kid in a candy store!
Blessings, my sweet friend,
Carolynn xxx

Jeannie Marie said...

Love all these fun items as well! I was sad to leave my husbands childhood sled behind when we moved. I put it out for the trash as it was no longer in good shape but it was picked up by my neighbor 10 minutes later! Your sled picture made me nostalgic for it. Thanks for visiting...I'm your newest Linky follower! Say hello to your sister Jeanne!

Kate said...

I love your great outdoors its so woodland Christmas. Hope that you and your loved ones have such a lovely time this holiday season.


Kris said...

Hi Jann. Such great stuff there! Love it all!!!!
xo Kris

Winnie said...

Everything looks so pretty and beautiful Jann :)
I think my favorites are the skates :)

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,
What a great theme! That lantern with the red glass "amazing find"!
Love the feather tree too!
All the Best,

must love junk said...

Oh, your cabinet looks so festive! Love it! Love the old hanging window, too! :)

Little Susie Home Maker said...

This is just such a fun way that you decorate! It is so casual and fun and I just love it! You sure have been busy to make you home look so beautiful for this Christmas! All of the sports and the lodge look is just Fab!

Old Fashioned Gal said...

Wow Jann! It all looks great! I love the blue on your cabinet...and of course all of the plaid! My husband would love your display because he is a huge outdoorsman! :)

Cynthia said...

Jann, sorry it took me a bit to stop over been busy decorating, I love the entry. I love the small sled on the shelf and the old sled and skis. Oh I just love the whole thing. My list could go on and on.


Lorena said...

This decoration is soooo lovely!!!!

Maureen Wyatt said...

This has the feel of a true ski chalet holiday! Love it.

Rose L said...

Your decor is wonderful. I am sorry I have not been following as well as before, but my husband died No. 10th so it was hard.

Burlap Luxe said...

Love your country lodge feel to Christmas over here, it all makes me want to do some cross country skiing :)

Inspiring holiday over here.

Unknown said...

I like it being kind of an outdoorsy gal myself but MMMMM
I love the hanging window frame,
very nice!

stefanie said...

its sooooo perfect!

Debra at HOMESPUN: said...

Boy oh boy do I absolutely adore your Christmas decorating! :) And sky-wampus is my new favorite word :) LOL never heard that one before but I love it!

Here's one from Western Pa: REDD UP ...meaning clean or straighten a room ....

jenclair said...

Love those plaid thermoses, such a great touch!