Sunday, November 11, 2018

Rustic Cabin Thanksgiving





With the onset of the cabin project I have come to love rustic decor more than I ever dreamt I would.  Before the cabin, it wasn't really my thing.  Now I can't wait to get started on the planning and design of the rest of the house (that will attach to the cabin some day), retire, move there, and be mountain rustic every day.

Until then, I will have to be satisfied with spending vacations and holidays there, and if regular rustic decorating has turned out to be loads of fun, rustic holiday decorating has turned out to be truckloads of fun.  




So far we spent last Thanksgiving at the cabin (can't wait to spend Christmas there and launch into Rustic Christmas) ...below are some highlights of what our first cabin Thanksgiving looked like...



Lots of texture and simple details...






My mom's dishes are now the cabin dishes and using them brings back many memories of every day meals and Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. Another reason to love being at the cabin.



The stag flatware was a Bass Pro purchase, not a place I would normally consider for decor, but I was trying to use up a gift card, and at the time these were perfect for our 5th wheel trailer.  Now they are perfect in the cabin.





Lot's of natural elements (real and fake) on the table and the cabin in general.  









This guy was also my mom's.  He sat on her fireplace mantle for years and was usually featured in her holiday decorating.







Sadly the pine cones from our pinon trees are small, squashed-looking little things and just don't work well for pine cone decorations.  I'm sure I got the pine cones on the table from a craft store...kind of silly for someone who owns 15 acres of pinon-juniper woodland, but the conifers with the nice looking pine cones are at higher elevations here. 





Being at the cabin makes us both so thankful that we took this enormous leap of faith (or off a cliff, as it seemed sometimes) and bought this special piece of property.  

I can't imagine now not having this place in our lives... something to be thankful for every day...


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I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving!

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Most likely linking to the following this week....

That DIY Party at DIY Showoff
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Bouquet of Talent at Life on Lakeshore Drive
Happiness is Homemade at Ducks 'N a Row
DIY Salvaged Junk Projects at Funky Junk Interiors
Sundays at Home at Celebrating Everyday Life







18 comments:

  1. Your place is just gorgeous. Everything is perfect down to the last detail. When I was younger, my sister gave me a rustic cabin decor book. It was lovely and I flipped through it often, but it was never going to be my style. Ha! This house ~ and a few decades ~ have changed all that! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thanks so much Kim! It’s funny how one can change over time. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  2. Love it! It's wonderful to have such a place, isn't it? We have a small farm we go to as often as we can. Love being there for holidays. Someday it will be our full time place.
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    The silverware is perfect! :)

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  3. I seldom pay attention to cutlery, but I must say, I love your stag flatware! Very appropriate. Also, love that stag horn candleholder. Great piece!

    I hope this isn't an impertinent question, but if you are only at your cabin on rare occasions, are break-ins a concern? I was very interested in having a remote cabin until I learned that oftentimes, people who do find them vandalized or squatters living there. :o( I certainly hope that is not an issue for you.

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    1. Thank you. We don't seem to have a problem with break-ins in our area.

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  4. Absolutely perfect! I love every single detail, Melissa :)

    I swear I recognize those plates from somewhere.... maybe my mom had a set or something, but I really love them.

    xo,
    rue

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    1. Thank you so much Rue! I've seen these plates on occasion in antique malls, so perhaps that is where you saw them (or your mom had some!). They are an inexpensive pattern made in England based on the much more expensive Royal Copenhagen Blue plates.

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  5. Your decorations are just perfect for your sweet cabin. You are living in my dream home and decorated the way I would love it. I have a thing for pine cones and your stag details are fabulous.

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    1. Thank you AnnMarie! It's amazing how many stag-themed items I seem to have collected for the cabin.

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  6. Hi Melissa and Happy Thanksgiving. I so enjoyed your Thanksgiving post at the cabin. It looks magazine-ready! Love all the little details. Your mom had some lovely things that fit in perfectly. I would love to spend Thanksgiving at our cabin in the mountains but it's snowed-in and COLD. Hugs, Pat

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    1. Thank you Pat! I'm sorry you are not able to get through the snow to your cabin.

      Happy Thanksgiving!

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  7. So beautiful! I love everything about this table, especially all the sentimental pieces you used. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Benita! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving as well.

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  8. Melissa, you have done an amazing job! It is perfect in its simplicity and warmth. Can't wait to see your rustic Christmas!

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  9. Melissa, your rustic Thanksgiving is simply charming! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm--pinned!

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