Fall is now behind us and we have officially entered the hap-happiest season of all! I am so thrilled to be participating in Home for the Holidays blog hop hosted by the lovely Jenna from Wife in Progress. She has done a fantastic job of organizing this tour packed full of talented bloggers sharing their holiday homes. Links to all of the tours can be found at the bottom of this post. If you are stopping by from Sand Dollar Lane, welcome! I had the pleasure of meeting Leen last summer, and I adore her beautiful coastal farmhouse style. I know you will, too. If you are new here, thank you so much for visiting.
Today, I am sharing my den/living room decorated for the season. This is a casual and comfy space next to our kitchen, with views into our back garden. This is where we relax, watch television, and just hang out. The furniture and much of the decor is light and neutral, and I’ve added pops of blue and natural greenery. Of course, lots of thrifted and vintage items as well. This space has changed a bit since my tour last year. You can see that here.
I was definitely inspired by a simple and natural Scandinavian aesthetic this year. I added seasonal decor that blended naturally with my existing color scheme. I found the pretty faux tree at Hobby Lobby and left it unadorned. I placed it in a vintage copper mug/measuring cup that I found thrifting a couple of weeks ago. I thought the copper cup was interesting and pretty, but I honestly didn’t know what it was. Upon researching, it turns out it is a rum ration cup once used by the Royal Navy to give a daily ration of rum or grog to British sailors. This one says 1/2 gallon on the side. I also found two smaller ones, marked pint and 1/2 pint. I think they are so cool, and just another reason why I am a thrift store addict.
Under a large cloche, I placed Christmas tree candles that I’ve had for years, and a felted wool deer picked up during the post holiday sales last year. The deer is from a beautiful store in Vancouver, BC called The Cross. Everything in that store is amazingly gorgeous. The deer has a handmade, imperfect and vintage look that I love.
I recently purchased a second slipcover for my Ektorp Sectional. It’s the Lofallet beige. IKEA slipcovers are so affordable, and I thought it made sense to get a second one for the winter. It’s a very light beige, but adds a bit more warmth and coziness (than the white one I had) to the room for the season. I added lots of pillows and throws for snuggling.
The blue striped pillow with the frayed edge cross stitch skier was a DIY that I will be sharing later.
I made a swag for the round white mirror using a deer shed and fresh evergreens that I foraged from the park near my home. There were so many different types of evergreen branches and pieces on the ground. Perfect for holiday decorating. . . and free!
Nothing cozies up a room like candles. Again, taking inspiration from a simple Scandinavian style, I added votives and tea lights to my vintage milk bottles. Here in Seattle it gets dark at around 4 pm this time of year, and I’ve been lighting candles almost every evening.
Thank you so very much for visiting. I am happy to be able to share my little home with you. I truly hope that your holiday season is filled with peace, joy, and plenty of time spent with those you love.
The next stop on the tour is Kelly from The Tattered Pew. Kelly is a such a sweet soul, and her home is full of farmhouse charm. You will definitely want to swing by for a visit