Over the river, and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go… I always loved that lilting little holiday song!
The “woods” have long been associated with this festive season, so Woodland Christmas has become a popular theme.
For several years now, Renaissance Man has enjoyed using it in his study–even decorating the tree himself!
I’m really sorry this photographer’s expertise and the low light conditions in my old house haven’t learned to get along better, but let me break down the elements I used in his Woodland Christmas tree so you can “see” it better… There are close-ups of a few of them in the next inspiration board – and you can click on any pic to enlarge further.
- Grapevine (star ornaments and lengths used like garland)
- Felt (plaid ornaments, and tree skirt; some years I use wide ribbon, too)
- Metal (star, snowflake, and brass ball ornaments)
- Antlers (real deer sheds)
- Feathers (from pheasants and turkeys)
- Pinecones (ornaments dipped in “snow”)
- Birds (clip-ons)
- Berries (faux picks from craft store)
- Seed pods
- Cattails (faux clusters from Dollar Tree; used as picks)
- Woodland Santa figures
And some of the same elements were used in a different tablescape.
Finally, a few other Woodland Christmas ideas I’ve clipped from various magazines through the years. I keep meaning to add red seed pods to our Woodland tree!
How do you feel about the Woodland Christmas theme? Do you find its “au naturale” feel comforting during this busy season… or do you prefer to pull out all the stops with glitz and glitter?
By the way… Pinecones are much prettier when they’re clean. Here’s how.
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I’ll be joining Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.