While traveling to our place in Maine a couple of weeks ago, I came upon this vintage toboggan sled at one of my favorite thrifting stops, The Cottage by the Brook.

The toboggan was selling for $58. Yikes, how could I resist this?

I couldn’t wait to get it back to Vermont and add it to my vintage ski lodge collection on the porch.

Vintage Toboggan | Ski Lodge Decor

So let’s go grab that vintage toboggan leaning up outside and let’s get started.

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Welcome to Our Vermont Ski Lodge Porch

Friends, grab a warm drink and join me today on our porch in Vermont. Where I hope you will be inspired by this traditional New England ski lodge style.

Vintage Ski Lodge Decor

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You may want to grab a warm hat, too, as it’s pretty darn chilly out there on this January day.

Ski Lodge Decor

How to Decorate with a Vintage Toboggan

I decided I simply wanted to lean the vintage toboggan up against the side of the house on our front porch for now.

You see, it’s freezing out there today. Therefore, this is just my first decorating attempt with this sled until it warms up a bit around here.

We have a foot of snow predicted this upcoming weekend!

And now, we can gaze at the toboggan from the inside, looking out onto the porch.


Handmade mittens that I found at a music festival a few summers ago up in Bangor, Maine, inspired this quick and easy winter decorating idea.

By simply adding some freshly cut greens and a little wire, I hung the mittens onto the vintage toboggan sled.

You may also enjoy making these crafty winter ice candle holders too!

I’m totally swooning over the Northland logo that still remains on the top of this vintage toboggan, too.

Unfortunately, Northland went out of business in the mid-1950s.

Northland Toboggan

You can find vintage toboggans today on sites like Etsy and eBay.

Here are a few that I rounded up for you here today to shop.

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Next, I placed this old Christmas tree into a tree stand to add more winter greenery to the porch.

This Christmas tree is still going strong, and it adds warmth, style, and charm to the porch during the winter months.

Check out more of the vintage ski boot decor here.

Vintage Toboggan Sled | Ski Lodge Decor

I found this wicker table and tray antiquing a couple of weeks ago. The top comes right off and can be used as a tray.

I’m going to really enjoy it once the weather warms up with our green rattan porch furniture.

Bernese Mountain Dog

I’ll definitely get a lot of use out of this vintage toboggan.

Maybe create a table with it this summer. We’ll have to see…

Check out this bench that my friend Kristin over at Modish & Main created out of her vintage toboggan HERE.

And repurposing this vintage toboggan for Christmas HERE.

Vintage Toboggan Sled | Ski Lodge Decor

You may also enjoy the Front Porch Holiday Decorating Ideas with Classic New England Charm post.

And now it’s time to bring in Ella, our little model for the finale.

Bernese Mountain Dog

I keep thinking, maybe later, I’ll hang this vintage toboggan on our red barn.

Unfortunately, though, it’s just too cold and snowy to accomplish that in mid-January around here…

Bernese Mountain Dog

Everything is just filled with ice and snow.

Bernese Mountain Dog

You may also enjoy the Christmas Buggies & Go Karts Decoration Ideas: Get Creative & Enjoy The Ride! post.

And after a chilly day on the front porch, “Dabbling & Decorating,” we hit the hot tub to warm up over some hot coffee.

And this fall, I just found this smaller toboggan at a vintage shop along with these Jack Jumpers at Vintage Market Days Fall 2022 Vermont. See it today in the Ski Lodge Winter Porch Decor on Full Display post.

Ski Lodge Decor and Dog

I’m so glad you dropped by today, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us here at our Home in Vermont.

Be sure to also check out our Home in Coastal Maine, where we spend summers and weekends when we are craving a walk on the beach or a visit with old friends.

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  1. I love your Dog!! Hes the best!!!
    Takes a great picture!!

  2. You found an amazing piece Ann! I think Ella thinks so too! Pinned 😊

  3. This reminds me of the wooden toboggan I sued to ride as a kid in Idaho. And I guess it would now be considered vintage. Love this post.

  4. Robin Carr says:

    I love it all, Ann, especially your pooch❤️

  5. Robin Drewes says:

    Beautiful !!! Even in the cold your porch looks so inviting! Loved your blog. Have a great day ❤️