Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Log Cabin Christmas Decor



 The weather is very cold, 
the fire is blazing, 
Advent has begun, 
which means...
it is time to decorate the Lodge for Christmas!

We celebrate Advent, we do not have a tree, or gifts, 
and we decorate for the whole winter, 
which we think is very fun and festive.
 Keeping with a non-materialistic idea of the holidays, 
our decor is mostly the natural greens and flowers, 
candles, plaids and woolens,
and the opportunity to rearrange furniture ....
again.
(chuckle)

Ya' all asked for a peek, so here we go....
From the dining room working to the right through the living room, 
and ending in the sitting area next to the kitchen:










 Notice the little bundle napping in the window seat. 
These days of no little wee ones to rock to sleep, I count every day of littles napping a joy to behold.  Children at sleep are just so adorable.

I adore big bountiful mantle arrangements, 
but such would burn the house down over a real warming fire such as ours, so minimal it is.






A favorite reading and napping spot equipped with a pile of quilts at the foot of the cot.



Our Advent wreath this year on the piano.








The children's nativity in the window sill.



and then the kitchen-





Christmas is a great time to relish in the joy of homemaking; 
whether it be feathering our nest with seasonal beauty, 
creating delicious yummies in the kitchen, 
or inviting others in for fellowship and hospitality.
There are oh so many ways to glory in the wondrous season!


8 comments:

Mrs.Rabe said...

Your home is full of beauty, Julianne! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Deanna

Rebekah said...

Beautiful once more! Thanks sooo much for the winter tour of the cabin,it was so cozy! Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with all your friends and family!

Dani said...

You have an exquisite home - thank you for sharing it with us.

It looks so warm and gemutlich - and the non-commercial decor is just up my street.

Brilliant!

Anonymous said...

I loved the photos of your home. It looks so inviting. Thank you for sharing your home, your family and your faith. I very much enjoy your reading your blog. I was wondering if you could recommend a book about advent or if you have a favorite devotional you use during advent? ~~Cricket

Betsy said...

Thank you for the tour of your beautiful home. It looks so cozy and inviting on a cold day like today.
Blessings,
Betsy

Simply Shelley said...

Just lovely....so cozy and wonderful...have a very blessed Christmas season.

Kelly said...

Beautiful!

Claudia said...

I love it. Such a warm feeling