Just before last fall, we decided it was time to finally get rid of the hutch we had bought in 2010. Originally it was put in place of working cabinets in our kitchen remodel. It was a great furniture peice when we needed it, but I was finally ready for something a little smaller. I found a really fun MidCentury dining room hutch on Facebook marketplace. It is such a great working piece, and the top is low enough to display on! Last year I created a forest of bottle brush trees across the top. This year (after finding some really amazing mushrooms at Hobby Lobby) I decided on a whimsical woodland Christmas display.
You can see more of the hutch here on my Christmas home tour. Some of the other items I assembled to create the holiday display was a fun, flocked tan deer and a cute countdown to Christmas wood house set from Target. Placed them against my vintage red marquis numbers, and some rustic wood trees.
One thing I really thought was cute was how the giant mushrooms towered over the sweet, little houses.
It really makes for a fun woodland scene, having the mushrooms stand in place for towering trees as a whimsical woodland Christmas display.
Target had a few deer like this that were 3 or 4 different colors. I really loved this tan/ ochre color against the red letters and how they looked with the giant mushrooms.
The mushrooms themselves are really cool. They are mostly styrofoam and paper, but the tops are slighly flocked and then distressed. They have such a great finish. I grabbed the last 4, then went to two other Hobby Lobby’s to see if they had anymore and they were completely gone. I even checked online and they were sold out there too. I wish I had found them sooner, I would have bought a dozen of them… I may have to figure out how to make them.
I think this is one of the most fun and whimsical scenes I’ve made in a while. and I am really enjoying it. I love how Christmas decorating can not only be serious and traditional, but fun and kooky and inspiring as well.
I really love the view from where I sit in the living room to the dining area. It’s really different, but kind of nice having the tree in another place after having it in the same place for 20 years.