Sunday, December 8, 2013

Woodland Tree in the Living Room

I ordered this pinecone botanical off of e-Bay. It has set the tone for the living room decorations this year. 
It took some time to get here from England, I'd forgotten I had ordered it.  
  It's beautiful. 


This print plus the pinecones we collected at the lake have created a warm and rustic feel that will be easy to live with well into January.

I wanted simple, rustic and organic.

Once I had the theme in mind, I pondered the tree. Usually our tree is heavily adorned with hundreds of ornaments.
  I just didn't want that this year. It seemed too much and too overwhelming.

I was too tired for that.  
Since Bill is traveling throughout the month of December, he didn't care about having a tree in the man cave. He had quite a few cool "lodgey" ornaments that would pair well with the antique mercury glass ornaments from my grandparents.

This is the way my sister-in-law does her woodland tree. 

Tasteful and not too cutesy. 


I just don't feel up for a lot of kitsch.
 The moose on skis just didn't make the cut.

The tree is embellished with mushrooms,
owls, acorns, pinecones,  
a few forest creatures,
and a few sweet birds. 
 I threaded burlap and white ribbon through out. 
The ribbon was giving me fits but I just kept messing with it.

We really did a lot of shuffling to try to get everything to fit but I had to put a chair in the garage. 
I like the loveseat in its new spot.

 My neighbor said it made the room look bigger and more open. I knew this but Bill likes the cozy L configuration of the old arrangement. I hope he gets used to it this way.
  I draped my new gray plaid throw from Pottery Barn across the back. 
I got the throw for 70% last winter.

 My friend, Sara and I each made a jingle pillow during our craft night a few weeks ago.


The cat and I are enjoying the big leather chair.

Actually we are sort of fighting over it but I usually win- sometimes, 
kind of. 
 I never win but who wins against a cat?

I love our cozy Christmas living room. 
Linking with,
Between Naps on the Porch   
A Stroll Thru Life   
Savvy Southern Style   
Coastal Charm 
From My Front Porch to Yours   
Common Ground   
French Country Cottage  
Everyday Vintage @ Helenes Legacy


  1. Love the pine cone botanical and all the woodsy details, Katie! Your woodland tree is just gorgeous. Everything looks cozy and beautiful over there!

  2. This is so pretty! I also love that pine cone botanical and all the natural elements! Super job!

  3. What a beautiful and comforting home! I love the woodland tree and how you used the antique ornaments and outdoor style ornaments. Your touch of white is wonderful Christmas and on into the winter months. Have a lovely time when your husband returns.


  4. Everything is so beautiful. I love your tree, it is stunning and the wreaths on the stairs is so pretty too. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  5. Your tree is very pretty! I love the woodland look you gave it. I have that same plaid throw from Pottery Barn too! It is so soft isn't it? Mine was on sale too. I never pay full price at Pottery Barn! LOL.

  6. What a beautiful woodland tree and your "jingle" pillow is soooo CUTE!!! Thanks so much for sharing at my party.


  7. it. Your home is beautiful and love the tree!

  8. I love everything, specially the tree.
    A few years ago I realized, less is more sometimes.
    Visiting from Common Ground today.