Christmas at the Cabin

 

img_9033We spent this past weekend up at our cabin with Christmas decorating topping my “To Do” list. Since we’ll arrive Christmas Eve day, I wanted everything up and ready to welcome our Boys. We were also invited to a lovely holiday party at one of the historic Adirondack Camps in Keene Valley. So not all work and no play!

I’ve collected A LOT of decorations since we bought our first home in 1993. When we downsized from a rambling Victorian where I decorated every room, I had to pare back and pick what would work in the city and what would work in the country. I’ve also got boxes (and boxes!) stored in a dear friend’s basement. That’s a 2017 resolution. I like to group like things — Santas, snowmen, angels, nutcrackers — in obvious and unexpected places. And I love remembering the stories they tell us every time we unpack them.

Since Home is where the Hearth is, we’ll start there…

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Santas, Santas everywhere…nestled on beams, standing sentry. LOVE our Jamaican Santa complete with Red Stripe.

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Snowmen line the stairs to the loft and greet you at the front door.

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Dining a la Glow!

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Sprinkle sparkle, magic and love in little ways.

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Since we travel back and forth I can’t keep a real evergreen watered. Not to mention we can just look out our windows and see a mountainside of them! The solution? A lovely pre-lit faux birch tree from one of my local favorite’s Big Crow Trading, complete with woodland creatures and acorn ornaments.

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Every cabin needs a jingle bell on the front door and a welcoming bench for taking off snowy boots.

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I probably drive Chris crazy with my once a year holiday soundtrack, but it really puts me in the mood and makes the whole process, well, perfect.

Wishing you peace, love and happiness!

6 thoughts on “Christmas at the Cabin

  1. FESTIV-bulous, MP!!!
    Such wonderful decorations!
    Christmas charming!
    My favorites are the cardinals on the wooden chandelier, the silver cone with finch and rose, the lovely pre-lit birch, Bowie’s “boot” but most of all … the Tim Burton snow person with a top hat (LOVE!).
    Where did you ever find him/her/it?!?
    Soon your delicious cooking aromas will be wafting throughout!
    If I were Santa, I’d park my sleigh outside and stay for the holiday duration!

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