As we near the Christmas season Michigan has been blanketed in snow at times and we’ve also had spring like days yet I feel the need to do some winter decorating this year instead of Christmas decorating.
Every year I haul the totes from the basement and decide on the look I’m going for. This year I decided I didn’t want to bother with all the decorating. It’s so much work to put it all up only to turn around and take it all down again.
So this year I decided to decorate strictly with items that could be Christmas but would carry me through the entire winter season. My most used go to is pine clippings and pine cones.
Just a reminder today is the day Jennifer gets us all together as part of her cozy living series and the links below have more ideas for you to enjoy!
Both can be found on our country property and when a nice day comes along I grab my little red wagon and my clippers and off I go trimming the pine and collecting the cones. The only areas I decided to decorate this years so far has been the porch and the dining room.
I used my deer plates on the table. I like how they feel right at home in our cabin and can be made to fit any season. I used wooden chargers, my families vintage silver flatware, a big bowl of pine cones, and mini bottles of pine clippings.
The look can work for Christmas as well as all winter long. I’m really enjoying having a simple look this year and I haven’t missed dragging out all the Christmas decor one little bit.
Below you will find thumbnails of other great December ideas. Just click the links below each photo to get a closer look!