Monday, April 21, 2008

Naming the Log Cabin

I found this great website - Border Country Sign Company - . What drew me to their site was information on naming your log cabin and the wonderful sign examples that they have. I like their quote in regards to naming your place "Own it, claim it, name it!" This is exactly what I would like to do for our place - instead of just saying to people "come on up to the log cabin." I want it to be meaningful and representative of our family. Our log cabin represents a way of life and I would like to convey that. Kara of Border Country Signs wrote an article for Midwest Outdoors Magazine and says:
"As your new guests search that cabin road for your vacation home, how easy it is to find you? With a welcoming sign at the end of your drivueway, it would be simple. Stake claim to your property and come up with a name that shows your less serious side! Your cabin is where you let your hair down and be a tad whimsical. There are no rules for creating a name. Something as simple as just your last name, "The Anderson’s" or "The Jone’s Cabin" is enough to show ownership. But this is something you could have a lot of fun with and I hope these tips will help. No one else needs to understand the meaning behind it, they just need to see it! (Just make sure your sign isn’t too small!)
Naming your property can be deemed similar to the process of naming your boat. People put a lot of thought into coming up with just the right title. This tradition has been around for centuries but nowadays doesn’t serve too much of a purpose, it’s all in fun. Folks will say that a boat without a name is like a dog without a bone and refer to it as an "orphan." The name christening process for a boat is to break a bottle of champagne on the bow. That is a ritual that I am sure takes place in many forms when the papers have been signed for that new cabin. "

I think I'll post our cabin name ideas for a vote by my visitors - so please watch for it this week. (I'm still trying to come up with a variety to choose from.) Kara at Border Country Signs was kind enough to give me permission to use information and pictures from her website. Check em out! Let me know what you think!


Jessica said...

That is a wonderful idea!! You definately have to give your cabin a name. My "Five Pines" blog name came from the fact that we have 5 huge pines trees in the front yard of our home. Can't wait to see the names you come up with.

reliv4life said...

yes, yes... I want to vote!!

Brandi said...

I can't wait to vote on the name!

And thank you for posting the web info for the sign company. My dad recently purchased a lake house and I have been trying to think of something personal I could give him to add a special touch. You have just given me the insperation I needed.

Jennifer Robin said...

I can't wait to see what you come up with; I'll help you decide! Ours is, of course, Robin's Woods.

Chris Wheeler said...

Great idea and wonderful web site to find....
Thanks for visiting my blog last week : )
Just curious how you found my site?

Shellmo said...

Jess - I love your "five pines" name - it just so earthy and friendly.

Reliv - counting on your to cast first vote! :-)

Brandi - I'm glad - I think you're dad will love it!

Jennifer - you have that perfect name!

Chris - found you on a log cabin search since i love other log blogs!

Anonymous said...

A unique & clever idea..."naming the log cabin!"
I'll be sure to stop by your blog real soon...I'd like to vote.

As always enjoy your cabin photos and blog!

Log Cabin Antiques said...

I was so surprised to find a comment from someone all the way in Michigan! Your log cabin is absolutely beautiful, and the lake is just stunning! We also live in a log cabin that we built 24 years ago, and when I decided to open a little store on the property, we just knew it had to be a smaller version of the house. To cut costs we had to go with log siding on the outside, but I still love it! Best of luck with your home, it is just gorgeous. Lynn-Log Cabin Antiques Kingston, NH