Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Decorating 'Cabin Style'

It's been a while since I've been on here. This happens to me every year. I work in retail and this is our busiest time of year. Seems like I leave work and turn around a couple of hours later and go right back. I thought I would share some pictures of Stevie's home with you. I helped him decorate it for Christmas last week. He is having his family Christmas party at his house this year so we thought it needed some Christmas touches. His home is decorated rustic...he loves 'old' things and he hunts and fishes a lot, so he has lots of his trophy animals everywhere. I had to work around that. LOL He has deer heads, fish, big cats, squirrels, etc. all over the place. He even has a huge turkey....which got moved to his bedroom because I had to have somewhere to put the tree. lol I bought these carved wooden letters from T.J. Maxx a few weeks ago. I thought they would look perfect for his den. We just put some pine garland around it and it looks so "Homey".

This Santa ornament is one that I bought for him. He is holding a shot-gun. All dressed in camo.

He already had his mantle decorated with some of his favorite things. I just added the red candle holders to make it 'Christmasy'. Those little cowboy boots are his from when he was a little boy. Aren't they just precious?

This is an old mountain village train set that I have had for years and years. My little boy helped Stevie with the train set. He even hung a squirrel ornament above one of the houses. He wanted it to look like it was sitting on the roof. lol I told him that if a squirrel that big ever got on top of our roof, we were gonna hide! Garrett thought that was hilarious! He laughed and laughed and still does when I mention it.

I made a tree topper out of glittered eucalyptus. The ribbon is kind of like burlap with little painted trees on it. Next I'm gonna make him some burlap curtains for his windows and use antlers for curtain rod holders. He has tons of them!

This is an old cabin picture that I've had for years. I bought it when I use to work at "The Mole Hole' many years ago. It thought it would look perfect in here.

One of his many deer heads.

This is a print that Stevie has had for a long time. His step-dad made the frame for it. I bought him the lamp at a junk store one day.

Little lantern ornament and wooden signs.

Feather bird and flocked mercury ball.

Pine cone squirrel.

Yes...We still believe. Always will.

This is a little vignette that we came up with. His old scales and his old bank that his mom gave him when he was around 6 years old. We filled the twig basket with hickory sticks and tweed balls and leftover garland. I looked around my house and found these birds and willow tree couple to add to it. It looks so pretty.

I even found this little heart pillow in one of my Christmas boxes. Haven't seen it in years. It was like Christmas to me finding all of this old stuff that I haven't seen for years. So much fun!

The other side of his mantle. I love that 'Terry Reddlin' print.

We even hung stockings for him and his little girl and me and my little boy. They almost spell out the word 'sleigh'.

Garrett putting together the train tracks.

He was having a ball. He couldn't stop laughing.

Hard to believe that my baby is 9 years old.

Stevie adding a few more touches.

This is an old cabinet that my step-dad made years ago. I've used it for my display in my booth several times. It looks perfect here.

Stevie's den looks like a cozy cabin.

He called me at work the next day to tell me that he and his daughter Hailey had made a few more ornaments for his tree. :) He hot-glued red ribbon to some small antlers. I had to smile when I saw them. Oh no! Now he knows how to use a glue gun! lol

Hailey did the same thing with this pine cone. They had fun doing this together.

Me enjoying a cup of hot chocolate after we finished. It was so cold outside. It was all warm and cozy inside.

Stevie doing the same.

Hope you enjoyed the pictures. We had so much fun decorating. I think it all looks so festive for his family's party. He has 24 people coming.

Hope you all have a very
Merry Christmas!


Tanza said...

Hi Lee Laurie,
How wonderful everything turned out, and, sweet that you decorated with his likes in mind .. Such a cozu Christmas home !!
Sure hope you have a very nerry, blessed Christmas with ALL those that you LoVe .. I adore this time of year, and am always so thankful for what I have, and am surrounded by .. Blessings and LoVe to sweet you ~

christmas Hugs ~TeA~ xo

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Christmas Blessings to you and your family, From my mountain to yours Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Lee Laurie,
Love the rustic Christmas decor. Perfect cozy cabin style. The party will be so inviting and warm for everyone.

Your son looks so cute working on the track!
Sending you and yours best wishes for a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the new year.
Love and hugs to you from Texas,
Celestina Marie

Unknown said...

What fun you all had in your decorating, LL. Just lovely.

Pop over for our lovely CSN GIVEAWAY!

Have a beautiful New Year ~
Hugs, Marydon

Anonymous said...

Hi Lee Laurie!! Girl I've missed you and your blog. I deleted my fbook and took up blogging again. Hope you have had a wonderful holiday season, and you did a great job on Stevie's house. So cozy. btw, it's Teresa but my blog is under my middle name, since all my friends and family call me that anyway. ;) Come and visit when you get a chance.

A Southern Rose said...

Thank you all for the sweet comments.I don't know why but Windows won't allow me to go to certain blogs anymore. Has anyone else had this happen to them?

Lee Laurie

KimMalk said...

I can't answer your Windows question. I just thought I'd stop by... Your son looks like he's having so much fun! Blessings, Kim

Unknown said...

Hope all is ok with you, hadn't heard from you in a good while. Bet you are glad the Christmas rush is behind you.

Have a beautiful weekend ~
Hugs, Marydon

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Sweet Friend,
What fun to view this wonderful decorating post again.

Thank you for stopping by. So nice to see you. Hope all is well and you are a little less busy as the new year is here. I understand the retail life very well. I started many years ago in this area and I know the long, late and weekend hours can be crazy.
Take good care and blessings to you always.

Blessings and hugs from Texas,
Celestina Marie XO

Anonymous said...

All your christmas stuff is soooo cute. And there is nothing like a little boy enjoing his christmas choo- choo!

Rebecca Nelson said... are sooo precious! If you need ANY HELP at all turning your door into a wall shelf (I LOVE MINE...I'VE DON SEVERAL) just let me know! OK?

You bless me!