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Mayflower Cottage: Cabin Christmas

Mayflower Cottage: Cabin Christmas

'Tis the season for all things Christmas! Last weekend Jess and I headed to my family's cottage for a weekend of putting up the tree, decorating, and (of course) drinking wine - you always need to indulge a little during the holidays. 

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On our way to the cabin on Friday it was snowing! We enjoyed our leisurely drive down the southern shore with big flakes of snow coming down and we thought about how perfect it would be for our Christmas weekend; however, we awoke Saturday to warmer temperatures and rain. That's Newfoundland for you. Nonetheless, we headed out to cut the Christmas tree for the Mayflower Cottage. 

christmas tree style 2017

lauren wore: grey coat from the gap, boots by laura ashley garden, and hat & scarf bought in london

jess wore: hunter boots, jacket from mango, blanket scarf from zara, hat from the natural boutique

Once we got the tree back to the cabin it was time to turn on the Christmas tunes and decorate! We kept the decorations simple, choosing to use mostly white, glass, and silver. Paired with natural green, this kept with the monochromatic white scheme of the rest of the design and decor.

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We knew that we wanted to go with a tree that was not too big and full. We liked the space between the branches to showcase each special ornament. For the lights, we also wanted to keep it light, so we chose to use rice lights. This will still give you a beautiful glow, but the without the heavy wire of standard lights, which would have stood out on the delicate tree. We also chose a short tree so that we could elevate it off the floor. We put the tree in a big steel bucket that not only looked great, but was a way to maximize floor space. 

We decided to keep the rest of the Christmas decor around the cabin simple too; using mostly natural cedar and pine boughs. In each room we placed boughs in recycled mason jars and added a simple ribbon. This is an inexpensive way to add a Christmas feel to any room!

And don't forget lighting! It's all about cozy lighting for Christmas! Stock up on white candles and warm-toned rice lights to achieve a soft and cozy glow for those winter nights in. 


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