holiday project #3 - inspired by Pinterest & a fabulous find, named Terrain

This "project" wasn't really a project at all, more of an assembly of what I already had on hand... except the cotton.

I came across this picture on Pinterest a few weeks ago.
I loved the twinkle lights, mix of bottle brush trees, a bit of cotton and of course some sparkle!  Much to my surprise this was actually a picture from a company for their golden shadow boxes... all dressed up for the holidays!  The company is Terrain and you really should take a peek at what they have.  Really beautiful items that remind me of a store that I love in Seattle, Ravenna Gardens... but be prepared for a bit of sticker shock!

I decided to follow the saying that "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" and copy one of these, after all I have a shadow box, twinkle lights and lots of bottle brush trees... I did have to purchase some "snow" but being cheap I just picked up a bag of cotton balls for $1.59.

Here's my shadow box in a little corner of the dining room, still decked out for fall... So I cleared everything out to start fresh.

Opened up my bag of cotton balls... and started fluffing and pulling them a bit to be less ball like and more, well snow like.

I pinned my twinkle lights carefully to the back of my shadow box... it's padded... and meant for pinning.

Added trees and my "snow"... but on second thought, I think the snow is still a little too ball like and I'll need to do some more fluffing.

From afar... or at least 4 feet away.

I even broke out my newly purchased vintage tree topper, after all the colors were just right.

And since these twinkle lights are led, battery operated AND actually come on and go off by themselves each evening...
I just may keep them up all winter... with some plain green trees... and snow of course.

Now I'm off to take my pecan bars out of the oven for tomorrow... this recipe is the best and I don't usually like pecans!

Happy Thanksgiving to all,


  1. That is really looks so much like the Pinerest pic!
    Have a really Happy Thanksgiving.

    We are down at City House in Vancouver WA and I checked to see what the weather will be up there this weekend when we return...Looks like we will be getting really cold and maybe even snow for the first part of the week, you will probably be even colder up there.. Stay warm. xo

  2. I love your version! I had pinned that very thing this week and thinking about trying it with a cardboard box. The museum gift shop has the lights, $9.50, copper. They turn off after 6 hours. Crafting like crazy here. It is my favorite time of year.
    Thinking of you and your family today, Chris. God bless you.

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    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Happy Thanksgiving! ¤

  4. So pretty, Chris! The twinkle lights are perfect for it too. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  5. What a charming little vignette Chris - very soft and pretty! I enjoy browsing at Terrain too!

  6. I pinned that same shadow box, but I really love yours, Chris! So fun.


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