12.01.2008

Country Holiday Inspiration

Hi everyone!  How was your Thanksgiving?  I hope you all gained five pounds (in a good way, you know what I mean...)!  Me, I am still traveling and won't be back to Colorado until late tomorrow, but I have a few photos from our week in Ohio I wanted to share.

Here is where we spent Thanksgiving:

A little cabin (literally) in the woods!  My dad and his wife live in Ohio's Amish country and it is so picturesque.
I spent a lot of my time curled up in front of this:

But I managed to sneak a few photos of things that inspired me.  Don't you love this simple country wreath and the wooden flag on their front porch?  My dad painted the flag himself!

Even more adorable is this little vignette that greets you when you walk up their front steps.  I love the tree, and the snowman is made of a log from their woods.  If I have enough time this Christmas season (big "if"!) I would love to make one of these myself!

I took a close-up photo in case I decide to copy!

Much more Christmas to come in the following weeks...I can't wait to get home and start breaking out all my decorations!  :)


47 comments:

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Your Thanksgiving sounded wonderful....the cabin looks so beautiful!! I am guessing that you might get your creativity from your Dad!! Love that snowman on the front porch.....I hope you can find the time to make one yourself!!

Safe Travels back to Colorado!!

Lisa

Stacey said...

What a beautiful place. I think that's what the holidays are supposed to look like.

You really should make that snowman. :)

Sandy Toes said...

Wow...look at that snow..we don't have any here!! What a beautiful place to spend a holiday!
Wishing you safe travels!
-sandy toes

tidymom said...

Oh that looks so cozy!! and VERY similar to the one MY fil and his wife have here in MO- we've had some wonderful times at that cabin with family!

~Tidymom

Davene said...

I love that cabin! My dream home would definitely be a log home...I'm not sure if I'll ever get it here on this earth or not, but I love to see other people's cabins. :)

Have a safe trip!

duchess said...

What a perfect place to spend Thanksgiving.
Glad you're having a good time.

AJ said...

What a perfect place to spend Thanksgiving! I was raised near the Amish community in Illinois:) We just got home last night. Can't wait for you to get back!

Carolina Mama said...

Looks lovely. Thanks for sharing. We missed you in Ohio. ;) Thanks for popping by and stay safe.

Jboo said...

Wow -- what a lovely spot to spend Thanksgiving!! Your Dad looks to be very crafty too - must be a family trait, eh! Have a safe trip back to Colorado!

Janet

coco said...

That looks like the perfect spot to spend Thanksgiving...what a warm and inviting cabin! Have a safe trip home!

Christy said...

Looks like the perfect place to spend Thanksgiving!

Looking forward to your return:)

Wendy said...

Thanks for the fun inspiration! Love the cabin in the woods! What an awesome way to spend the holiday!

Shannon said...

Sounds wonderful! That cabin is so beautiful. I would love to go to Amish country one day. I can't wait to see your decorations!

Darlene said...

That cabin looks and sounds fabulous! What a fun time! Love that snowman!!!

Have a safe trip home.

Mrs. Cup said...

Glad you had a good Thanksgiving! Have a safe trip home!

jennykate77 said...

The pictures of where you spent Thanksgiving are gorgeous!! What a beautiful place! Love the snowman made out of a log...snowmen are my "thing"...I may have to copy too :) I manage to get some of my Christmas stuff out, but I'm no where near done! Hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Ohio :)

Gina @ Six in the Country said...

How beautiful! What luck with all that pretty snow. Hope you enjoyed yourself.

Joanna said...

How peaceful and wonderful! I would love to visit a place like that. And the snow...Ahh...I miss it so much.

The snowman is just too adorable!

Ms. Tee said...

I love the cabin - so pretty! So glad that you go to spend time with your dad and I hope you have a safe trip home! :)

AndreaLeigh said...

Travel safe, and see you back soon!

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

I love that cabin! Pretty decorations and I'm really impressed with the flag your Dad painted. He did a really good job. I heart that fireplace, wish I had one. I would be in front of it all the time as I love the smell of wood smoke. Be safe getting back. xxoo

Ally0005 said...

What a lovely place to spend Thanksgiving.

Christina said...

oh how lovely! Looks like a postcard. Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

The Arthur Clan said...

Your dad's cabin is wonderful! I'll bet you loved spending Thanksgiving there.

Have a safe trip back home!

the undomesticated wife said...

The cabin looks dreamy!

The Graves' House said...

your trip sounded sooooo relaxing! i'm jealous. glad you guys had a safe return. love the snowman on the porch - looks like a good project for next year.
~nicole

Lisa & Gerald said...

Can't wait to hear more about your thanksgiving weekend!

Sarah said...

What a beautiful place to spend your holiday! Love the snow!
We were in Alabama and it was 68 degrees!

CIRCLE OF LIFE said...

WHAT A WOINDERFUL WINTER WONDERLAN . HOW CUTE. WISH I WAS THERE! GLAD YOU DAY WAS GREAT , YES I'M FATER I'M SURE HOWEVER I AM REALLY SICK OF TURKEY NOW WE GAVE UP ON SUNDAY AND ORDERED PIZZA SHHH DO NOT TEWLL OK. LOL ANY WAY HAVE A SAFE TRIP BACK AND TALK TO YOU SOON. MAY I BE THE FIRST TO SAT HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND MERRY CHERISTMAS MICHELLE

Jodee Leader said...

Wow! What a fabulous place to spend Thanksgiving! It looks like you had a fun and relaxing time! Have a safe trip back!

Carrie said...

What a beautiful place to spent the holidays. I may have to borrow the snowman idea he is great!

Oh by the way the word verification is bless no kidding

Sunny said...

That cabin picture looks like one of the preloaded backgrounds for your computer when you buy it - you know what I mean? So pretty. Yeah, Florida looks nothing like that. People were still wearing flip flops yesterday. ;)

Eloise said...

Wow! That cabin in the snow looks like something out of a storybook.

Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving. I loved your little turkey cookie placecards!

Sweet Simplicity said...

That is gorgeous! I'm so jealous of where you spent Thanksgiving.

princessmimi said...

Hi Carrie...such a peaceful place for Thanksgiving! I hope you weren't too depressed over the Brown's game! I wanted to let you know that I "tagged" you in a blog contest. I am not sure I did it correctly, but here is the link. I had to tag you because you are one of my favorite blogs to read! I can't wait to see your 'wishes".

http://blog.cushionsandumbrellas.com/2008/11/30/5-big-tall-christmas-wishes-to-change-the-world/

The Muse said...

Here is a lovely Christmas prose...
"The Unexpected Gift"
I hope it helps you treasure your family this season...
(it is my latest work)

http://www.jlomowriter.blogspot.com/

Thank you and many blessings...I really am happy to have found your blog :)

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That cabin is striking!!! Love it!
Have a safe drive home!!

Nermal and Kitty said...

My goodness! It looks like something out of Country Living magazine. I wouldn't leave! I love your blog, don't remember how I found it, but sure am glad I did! I'll be back. Nerm

Our Complete Family said...

Oh my Carrie~ You had a lovely place to be during Thanksgiving! I'm so happy for you guys for that!
Cute snowman project with the log, too. What fun!
You go away on vacay and your creative brain is still buzzing! You are so funny!
Happy Monday dear, Les

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I love I lvoe it! The American flad and that wreath are gorgeous. Tell your Dad I said so too! Rofl, cherry

Sandy said...

sounds like a wonderful time. we got away too - to a beautiful home in the high desert. peace and quiet - ahhh!

Nancy said...

Divine!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I could stare at the "little cabin in the woods" all day!! Lucky you!

Lacy said...

What a picture perfect Thanksgiving! Hope your have safe travels the rest of the way home. Can't wait to see what you have to show us for Christmas!!

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asnipofgoodness said...

WoW I am jealous!!! What a wonderful place to spend Thanksgiving!!!You actually got to loung in front of the fire??????NO FAIR!!!!

Amber said...

Glad you had a good visit to Ohio. How cozy! What a wonderful spot to spend Thanksgiving in! I have wanted to visit Amish country for years but have never made it! Maybe some day!