Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A Tour of the Cabin

Well hey, there!

Come on in! Welcome to the Cabin! Actually it is my cousins, Elaine and Paul's cabin. They call it Lazy River, for the cabin sits on the Little River, a "lazy little river" that flows in Mentone.

Come on in, watch your step!

As you can see, everyone is welcome. It's a comfortable space, even for our canine friends. That is Sweetiepie, Elaine's Husky. Sweetie loves the cabin. Come on, I'll show you around. Look past Sweetie into the kitchen. I love how Elaine chose to go for a punch of color on the cabinets. They are red! She thought it would be a nice pop, a contrast to all the natural woodwork of the walls and floors.


You can see we did alot of snacking. Crafting takes alot of fuel. And we burned it off....besides calories don't count on vacation!
We had to cram all of our food onto the counter space, because we used the large farm table as a craft area.

Come on upstairs.....


Here is a look at the den from the loft area. I took this picture at 2:30 in the morning. I had got up to the sweet sound of rain on the tin roof. I walked outside my bedroom and it was such a cozy scene with the fire going, the lights on the mantle, and Sweetie Pie still snuggled on the floor.



This photo was taken earlier on. My mom is warming beside the fireplace. Elaine used alot of red's throughout, as you can see. I just love it!




I know you probably cannot see it in this photo, but Elaine paid attention to details. Her curtains are burlap. The rods are made from antlers. She has pinecones also on the curtain detail.

This antler chandler was handmade by Elaine. She began pricing them and couldn't believe the cost. So...she purchased antlers off of ebay and made one herself!!


Here is a look at the loft hallway that overlooks the den area.


Here is the upstairs bath. Check out the clawfoot tub!


A pie safe holds towels and bathroom necessities.

The cabin sleeps 15 people! It has three bedrooms and a sleeping porch, which I will show you in a minute.
My mom, Sister Sledge and I bunked in this room. It was like camp! A girls spend the night party!

Sledge imagined bring a group 0f her friends here. What fun they would have!

There is another bedroom on the upper floor too. But I didn't take a photo of it on this trip.
Downstairs is the master bedroom, which Elaine may kill me for publishing, as we just tossed stuff down when we arrived.

It has a fabulous bathroom, that I do not know why I didn't take a photo of. The jacuzzi tub beckons one in after a day of hiking or canoeing.
Outside is one of my favorite things....the sleeping porch. The porch is enormous, running the length of the house. On one side is a big farmhouse table. In the middle a sitting area with some furniture that is made from sticks.
OH! On the far end...the sleeping porch! Imagine sleeping out here in the spring, or in the fall.....and oh! When it rains!!!


While we are outside, allow me to show you some neat little places.
Here the front porch. Curl up with a book and a blanket on that and watch the day breeze by!

Paul just completed this firepit. Last weekend some of Elaine's friends enjoyed this until wee hours of the morning. Just stoking the fire and chatting. The kids would have a blast cooking marshmallows and hotdogs here.



Take a walk down this way.

Out there in the field of the front is a deer feeder. From that front porch swing, you have a nice view of the buffet line that comes through early in the morning and late in the day.


And finally, the best view is in the backyard...

The Little River


Serenity now!

Y'all come back soon!

23 comments:

Michelle said...

That place looks so PEACEFUL and serene.. BTW..speaking of peaceful and serene.. The store is TOTALLY and officially closed! Thanks so much for your friendship and support this past year!!! It means so much to Steve and I!!

Mari said...

What a beautiful place! It looks so inviting and peaceful. A week there would be marvelous!

TROLL said...

Excellent cabin. I want one just like it!

Nicolle said...

Those photos are just gorgeous! What a wonderful place for your family to go!

georgie said...

omgosh can we pretty please be sisters I wanna go there and relax i know I have said but this reminds me of eureka springs they have cabins like this there....LOVED the pix...

Lindsey said...

I love it...oh and btw, I'll be right over:)

Valarie Lea said...

I want to go!! That place looks awesome!!!!

"J" said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww I love it!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!! It's soooooooooooooooooooo pretty!!!! When are we going to do a blogged meet? We should have it here...I'm in for sure!!! =)


What a pretty pretty pretty place!!!!!!!!!

Leigh said...

Michelle- I know that is a relief to you...you had alot on you. As great as the store was-your plate was full. Though you KNOW I am sad to see it end. It was great for Helena.

Everyone, Y'all come on!

Bama Belle said...

How gorgeous! I love it(red is my signature color!). How Sister must have LOVED "bunking" like that. They all would have the BEST time wouldn't they? Too fun!

jill said...

what a great cabin, had to stop by, when I saw your url on my site, I'm a total parrot head! Great photos, I am really enjoying your site, I'll be back soon!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Leigh...I love this cabin. It's fabulous. I want one just like it and so does J!

DESIGN BY CATHLEEN said...

All I can say is what wonderful memories that will be made in that cabin. So Sweet. Ho, Ho

kathy said...

I love it! Do they need renters? :) I'll even take the hot summer months!

ThursdayNext said...

This cabin, by far, is the most quintessential place to spend Christmastime in! How lovely!

ValleyGrande said...

What a wonderful "cabin". Loved the pics. Hope you had a good Thanksgiving!!!

jennifer said...

Leigh, it is stunning. Such a warm and welcoming place!!

Susan in the Psych Ward said...

That is so beautiful!!!! LOVE IT!!!!

butterflygirl said...

Can I go?

tricki_nicki said...

Oh, that looks so dang awesome! It makes me want to go put some antlers on my chandelier!! That would look really weird - but I wanna.

Did I tell you how much I love your new header? I can't remember... ;)

Anonymous said...

As always, a great week-end with my cousin "E". Thanks!!!
I have a quote from a sweet lady that I knew some years ago who had her own cottage in Mentone....now she has passed on to her "special Mentone". She said," it is a place where peace, assurance, faith and, courage are regained." I have experienced that same feeling that she did.
Love you,
Mom

Keetha said...

This cabin is beyond awesome!!!! I HOPE some of you will be spending Christmas or at least part of the holidays there since you have done so much work to decorate it!!!!

Trina said...

Man you are always going to the coolest places!