David and I have been dreaming of the cabin we want to build on the lot we bought
back in September. I have been gathering up things I want to put in the cabin before
it's even built. I know ~ it's the cart before the horse.
These Ralph Lauren tartan plates are for the cabin and so are the birch bark
candles. It seems like every time I go into a thrift or consignment shop I find
something that would be perfect for up north.
We are going to have to decide on a plan soon, because we need to submit it to
the home owner's association for approval, then start pulling permits and also
get our logs ordered from the mill. Thankfully we live in logging country, so
we can have our pick of logs.
We already know that we want post and beam construction, open concept and a
big stone fireplace as well as a wood stove. However, when we start altering
plans, we are a bit like Cary Grant and Myrna Loy in Mr Blandings Builds His
Dream House. It's he wants, she wants, but we have a budget and it's not
a huge one.
Primarily I want it to be cozy and charming and filled with vintage decor. A real
vintage camp style place that our friends and family will love to visit. A place for the
skis, snowboards, snowshoes and fly fishing gear. A table where we can play Scrabble
and put jigsaw puzzles on days when we are snowed in.
A dinner bell out on the back porch that we can ring when dinners ready and a
martini flag that we can fly when it's time for cocktails.
It won't be spring until we will be able to break ground, but until then I will
be gathering up vintage items to turn our cabin into a cozy nest.
I am linking up to
Bentley ~ I see you brought out your moose. You are anxious to go up
Susan and Bentley