Last Saturday my sister Chelsie and her husband Teddy treated me to breakfast at The Copper Hen! It is one of the most adorable little bakeries I have ever been in. While rushing inside to escape the cold, I couldn't help but take a photo of the exterior.
Inside, a charming vintage inspired wall covering compliments the white subway tile walls, rustic wood floors and (of course) the copper ceiling. Simplicity at its finest. Not only was the interior to die for, the food was amazing too!
After a few hours of sipping coffee and some great conversation, we went and picked out their first Christmas tree! My sister and her husband just got married last July, so this is a very exciting year for them full of firsts. We picked the perfect little tree for their new home.
Decorating for Christmas is one of my favorite things to do, and hanging garland around the house is a great way to bring a natural element in and also get fresh pine scent in your home that is so festive. I've always bought garland, but this year I decided to make it myself.
It was super easy and cheap! All you need is pine, twine, and a pair of scissors. I took some pine branches that I broke off while on a walk in the woods up north for Thanksgiving (they break off easily so you shouldn't need a cutting tool) and mixed that with the branches I cut off of the bottom my sisters tree. I alternated them for a textured look and overlapped them to cover the parts with no greenery. Then, I just simply cut twine about 5 inches long and tied them all together.
Note: If you are planning on hanging this over a threshold, half way through; change the direction of the pine so that it falls nicely when hanging to both sides.
I hung it over an opening between Chelsie and Teddy's living room and entryway and it looked beautiful! I also created this display on their dining room table. The gold candle holders are vintage that I found at different thrift stores around Minneapolis and I spray painted the antler white. I love adding vintage finds in a home- it gives a space soul, especially around the holidays!