November 9, 2014

Early Christmas decorating at the A-frame!

We spent hours raking at the A-frame this weekend.
 Our huge maple tree exploded and I don't think I've ever seen so many leaves in one spot.  We were wet and cold but the girls were a huge help.  
 Although I wasn't able to capture it fast enough, we even had a pair of bald eagles watching us while we raked.  

After all our hard work, we rewarded ourselves with a bit of early Christmas decorating.

With the recent installation of a new furnace, we really are planning on using our cottage year-round.

It was definitely a weekend of heavy outdoor labor, but we are officially ready for snow.  Have a wonderful week.  Stay cozy!

20 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's so nice to do things together as a family and reap the rewards, too. Your cabin looks so beautiful with Christmas decorations. It will be perfect with just the holiday lights on. Enjoy your week my friend! Hugs, Diane

Trisha said...

What a fun place that will be to spend Christmas! Looks like so much fun!

~Trisha

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I think having a year round lake home is the way to go! Love the tree.
warmly,
deb

NanaDiana said...

I am so tickled that you are going to be able to us your sweet A-frame year around. Love that you have a tree up there already. xo Diana

Jodee said...

You are going to have sooo much fun spending time at the A frame this winter. I can't wait to see it all decked out for the holidays!

Hope you have a great week!

Debby said...

I had so much fun decorating my cottage for Christmas. I had some great decorations. Wish I had them still so I could pass them onto you. Looks so nice in your a frame.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Wow, that is a lot of leaves! Lots of leaves equal a huge leaf pile to jump in, fun, fun!! I like your little brown leaves in your margins with your blog written inside. That's cute.
Glad you will use the A-Frame year round, that's great.
Have a good week,
Gina

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Simply perfect. What a wonderful holiday season you are going to have.

Lynne said...

Looks so cozy Kim . . .
Happy winter days ahead!
Skating on the lake maybe???

Lynn said...

Everything looks warm and cozy Kim-enjoy:@)

ThrifterSisters said...

You lucky gal having TWO places to decorate for the holidays. I need an extra house :-)

Erica

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

I gasped out loud - did you hear me?! Loooove the coziness!

Jboo said...

Yay for the raking -- we did that too! Unfortunately, the neighbors tree is now dumping its leaves and they are blowing over! More raking in our future! Have a good week!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Looks like the coziest little cottage ever! You guys are going to create so many great memories there!
Erica :)

Donna said...

You are going to have so much fun decorating your cottage, Kim! Looks great, you are ahead of the game already:)

Protector of Vintage said...

Your cottage looks so charming!!

vintage grey said...

Just love it!! So warm and cozy!! Just love your thermos collection! They are on my list to find! xo Heather

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Love it!! Your cabin is going to be so cute and cozy!! Such a big pile of leaves, we've almost got all of ours gone I still need to take some of my yard decorations down for the winter. Have a great day!! xo Holly

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

So sweet. What could be better than a cottage to decorate and enjoy for Christmas. Keeping it short, bouncing around on a train. :)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

The A Frame looks great all decked out for Christmas!!

Thanks for stopping by! I am playing catch up again!!

Hugs,
Deb