Merry Christmas with toy inspired decorating by Creative Cain Cabin!

Merry Christmas, friends! This is a post for those too full of turkey to move an inch! Glad you dropped by! I have something really pretty and inspiring to show you today. I love slightly quirky, creative decorating, and at  Creative Cain Cabin that seems to be the norm. Lucky for us! Dawn has been […]

New way to stack/decorate a side table (furniture line intro)

In preparation for my Christmas Show, I wanted to illustrate different types of finishes to furniture pieces viewed in room settings. I was over the moon delighted to land these two identical adorable round side tables which were the perfect before and after pieces! Here is one of the tables, with the legs and top finished […]

A winter ladder plant stand, with memories attached

  I wasn’t ready to take down the Christmas decorating when I did. The house was decked out so full and pretty, with the Christmas ladder tree, and Christmas tree forest in a crate, and nothing was really in the way. However once I started cleaning up, it felt strange to have only parts disappear. […]

Rusty junk gear and funnel Christmas candle centrepiece with vignettes

Rusty junk gear and funnel Christmas candle centrepiece with vignettes It’s been great being home again! My work has finally finished up until the new year, so today started off slow and easy, with computer and coffee. So I was playing on the blog (maybe for too long??) when my son asked me if it […]

The making of a Stepladder Christmas Tree

By now, you FJI regulars have caught a glimpse of my stepladder Christmas tree this year. You kind of have to do a double take. There’s a stepladder buried in this picture. Here, let me prove it. After the fiasco of landing two bad real trees last year and them both dying within a week, […]

Creating an old world cultured stone fireplace without massive destruction

Creating an old world cultured stone fireplace, without massive destruction is possible. Here’s proof!   Once upon a time, the fireplace was your typical outdated brick variety with a teeny weeny little mantel. When my home underwent major renovations, my buddy Dan asked me what plans I had for the fireplace. I cringed, wishing I HAD […]

"’Twas a tree one too many…" (Christmas wish with a twist)

‘Twas a day before Christmas… … and all through the place… … everything was in order, to a decorator’s taste. A photoshoot going so smooth, even my camera took a yawn. When suddenly behind me… … my son smacked THIS thing on. (ACK!) Funny boy proceeded to follow me, surely to jest! As if it […]