Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas is coming to the log cabin!

Christmas is a coming and Marvin is getting fat! I mean the geese are getting fat! Me too if I don't stop eating those cookies! I am making up decorative gift boxes filled with homemade goodies for some of my family members - fudge, coconut macaroon cookies, sugar cookies, banana sour cream bread - you get the idea! By the way, if you're looking for some good cookie recipes - check out Mom of 2 Good Boy's recipe site! I think I need to make those Russian tea cookies too! What are you making for Christmas?




I love having these 3 tiered plate stands for entertaining. They're great for displaying and serving appetizers or Christmas cookies!




















We're driving up to the log cabin the day after Christmas. Can't wait to get back up there!













Here's a view from the loft.













Do you see my Christmas moose?













Greg and I love to camp - so I couldn't resist this ornament!














I've always wanted to see a snowy owl!













Looking good! Marvin the cat hasn't broken any ornaments yet!


















But he does like to chew on the garland I've put on the stairs! Bad kitty! Santa is watching!











26 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

So inviting, Shelley... I love that tent ornament. I also love those 3-tiered plates. Beautiful!!!! Your view from the loft is gorgeous. I'd love to just sit there and watch the snow fall!!!!

Love your owl and moose also.

Have a wonderful Christmas.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

I sure would like to sample some of those cookies! Your cabin is beautiful and I understand why you are eager to get back.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

Natural Moments said...

The cabin and your photos of your interior always has the most pleasant feeling to it. You have a wonderful home in so many ways.

reliv4life said...

enjoy your Christmas and then enjoy your time at the cabin. Wonder how much snow you have there now? It has snowed ALL day today, at least 8 - 10 inches already and still snowing.

Denise said...

I love the snowy owl ornament. I will be heading for the cabin on the 28th for New Year. I want to see a snowy owl too.

Carol said...

Good morning Shelley,
Those cookies look so yummy! Wish I could stop by for a sample! Have a wonderful day!
Smiles,
Carol

Lady of the Mote said...

it looks beautiful,wish I could taste some cookies!

Mom2-2goodboys said...

Shelley, I have baked so many cookies....I need 2 of those 3 tier plate stands to serve them for Christmas guests. Thanks for posting a link to my recipe site. I will be posting more cookie recipes soon. Including my "Grandma's Candy" recipe. Now that one really takes me back. I love Christmas time!

Linda said...

It looks like a wonderful place to spend Christmas!!Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Charli and me said...

Marvin is so cute! Your cabin looks so warm and inviting. I can see why you want to get back there as soon as you can. Your cookies look so yummy. I haven't done any baking this year but next year I will be back to baking away. What nice gifts you give. There is nothing like homemade baked goods for the holidays. Merry Christmas :>)

74WIXYgrad said...

Eating Christmas cookies, sitting next to a warm fire with a hot beverage, sounds good.

I have this feeling that my sugar is going to go up significantly.

Dawnie said...

very nice! your moose is rockin! I have one to-he sits on my fireplace..he's fiber optic.

I have a 2 tier cookie platter..its sitting on my counter right now waiting for Christmas morning when I fill it up. My cookies all turned out great this year.

For homemade gifts I made that cinnamon chocolate cappuncino and it tasted great.

SandyVTW said...

Beautiful! Have a wonderful Christmas Shelley and Hubby!

Deb said...

I can't think of anywhere nicer to spend the Christmas Holidays! Have a safe journey & Wonderful Christmas Shelley.
Deb

Poppa said...

Gorgeous spot and a spectacular cabin! We're so looking forward to the day when we have a year round country place, not just a fair season retreat! You've created a truly wonderful place. Congratulations!
Visit us at Rustic-Lodge Lifestyle.com! Merry Christmas everyone!

Cedar ... said...

Ohhh that snowy owl decoration is precious! and the view down from the balcony,... what a lovely home. I think I'd figure out a way to live there all the time!

Jen said...

Your cookies look yummy!
I didn't bake any this year. Just the chocolate piles and some chex mix and a second batch will be made today.
The cabin is a Christmas show place-lovely!!

Hot Belly Mama - easing into it said...

Your home is so beautiful and you must be thrilled to be able to enjoy it now. Love the cookies, I really want some!

Michelle Dawn said...

you have such a beautiful cabin and it looks so cozy. Hope you have a Merry Christmas

Sandy said...

The ambience in the cabin is gorgeous!~

Leedra said...

So warm and inviting. Lovely place to snuggle and see the snow from.

Alex and Alicia said...

Oh, your cabin looks so beautiful! I love the look of the white lights with the garland along the staircase - it definitely adds somethin'! :)

Those cookies look good too - makes my mouth water! I might need to head out for some groceries to make cookies of my own...

JANE said...

I just LOVE your cabin! How about passing on the receipe for the banana sour cream bread!! And tell Marvin, my cats always upchuck the garland, sooooo unattractive!!

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Shelley, your cabin looks so beautiful! By the way, I posted the breakfast casserole recipes on my blog for ya today.

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas...

Judy said...

What a cute post Shelley. I love your log cabin and will never tire of pictures. The loft is beautiful, I could sit there all day and look outside.
Have a wonderful holiday.

Heather said...

Oh your cabin is so beautiful, Shelly. Thank you for sharing it with us!