Friday, December 10, 2010

A Country Cabin Christmas

Our house looks like a little log cabin, so I try to keep my outdoor decorations simple and natural.   A snip of this and a sprig of that; mother nature provides so much inspiration that - although I'm just getting started,  it doesn't take long before a country Christmas starts to take shape.

This space is outside my studio. 
We converted our two-car garage into a studio/workshop
and put french doors in one of the garage door bays.

My mom painted the Santa face on a piece of slab wood
that we got from a neighbor who has small sawmill.
I just love the combination of rustic and old world.

This old cement urn sits in the same spot year round. 
Every spring I replant it with different grasses and annuals. 
But for the winter, I fill it with greens and twigs. 
With a bow tucked in I think it looks really festive. 

Here is Mom's bucket all filled with greenery.  I guess I'll have to give it  back to her now.
(Although, just between you and me - I think it looks better on my porch... 
...Shh, don't tell her I said that.)
That's Bob, one of my studio kitties, in the background. 
He thinks he's "supervising."

I'll show you more pictures as I go along. 
I hope to have the porch done this weekend and then move inside.
Its a long porch, so I have several vignettes planned.

Thanks for stopping by dear friends.



  1. oooh! can't wait to see all your goodies as they unfold, Susan! Maybe your Mom will be a good elf and let you keep the tin until Jan 1????

  2. Oh it looks like a wonderful country christmas taking shape.
    That porch, oh my that porch is made for decorating!
    Can't wait to see it all, take it one step at a time and enjoy it to the fullest.

  3. Your header is really sweet. And the decorations are really special. It will be fun to see all that you might share. Merry Christmas, Mary