Monday, June 27, 2011

Cabin Life

 I have enjoyed Brenda's posts about living small. Her blog Cozy Little House has been talking about the benefits of small dwellings both from an ecological and emotional standpoint. Perhaps this is why I love the little cabin so much. I found this cabin the summer after my husband died. It was here that the healing began. Some wondered how I lived in such primitive surroundings. When I met Jack, he loved the cabin. That was the first hint about how well we would get along. It had always been his wish to spend a summer by the lake - the second hint. A kiss stolen on the cabin porch was the first page of the first chapter of the new life.

The cabin is not ours. We rent from the wonderful owners who have graciously allowed me to add some furniture and decorate a bit. Quilts hang from the loft railings and Fiestaware fills the cabinets.

Last year my resolution for the new year was to accomplish. I did. This summer I plan to enjoy these surroundings more than I ever have. I need to blend relaxation and accomplishment.

The porch has a glider. We found a table and chairs for the porch and have most meals outside on the porch. This weather the past few days has forced us inside.

Cookouts are a frequent occurrence. Watermelon is a favorite.

More to follow.


Vee said...

How perfectly dreamy! You could write a book. What a corker of a day it is today...enjoy it to the max!

Marydon said...

Bliss! Beauty! Bounty!

Have a wonderful week ~

From the Kitchen said...

Lovely! And romantic!


Jackie said...

Sounds like the cabin is full of love, your items and with a great view and time together to relax!!

Enjoy, Jackie.

Pamela Gordon said...

It sounds like an idyllic place to stay and enjoy your surroundings. I love the bright quilts hanging up high. Beautiful! It is a gorgeous day here in N.B. Did you get those thunder storms on Sat.? We got about 4" of rain in an hour. Enjoy! Pamela

Snappy Di said...

We had quite a rainstorm last night, but back to heat and steamy humidity today.

I'm so jealous of your cabin life and can't wait for Hubby to retire so we can do a bit of the same.

Have a great day!!


Karen said...

I just love it. Now that's a cozy place in the world to relax and enjoy the fresh air and clear water.

Miss Char said...

Your little spot looks ideal. I grew up on a lake but of course had no appreciation for the way of life on the lake as a child. I sure appreciate you sharing your special place as I now have a great appreciation for life on the lake.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like a beautiful way to spend the summer Carol! I love the sign:@)

A Garden of Threads said...

The quilts are the crowning touch. What a peaceful place to spend the summer. Lucky gal!

KnitOne, PearlOnion said...

What a nice post...thank you for sharing your lovely little cottage.


podso said...

It looks so serene and restful ... I like your goal of focusing on enjoying it this summer.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh I would love a tiny cabin for summers! Our family beach house started life as a beach bungalow... but eventually grew to its current 3000 s.f. and it is SO MUCH to take care of! I wish it were 1/3 the size.

Your little red cabin reminds me of the little bungalow on Long Island that we had when I was a little girl; I adored it. Just an acre of woods near Long Island Sound, with big trees for swings and a firepit for marshmallow roasting and singing -- no TV, no hot water even! Heaven for kids -- probably not such heaven for my Mom, but she loved it too.

And you have had naughty ladies drumming up business on your blog? How exciting. I feel SO left out and unwanted . . . . :-)

Cathy said...

I envy your summer in that beautiful place, Carol. It looks so calm and peaceful.

Maggie said...

A T Shirt that I bought years ago (still have it!)
says it all
"Maine, the way life should be"
You are living my dream, dear Carol.
May your days continue to be filled with simple abundance.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

It is good to be back at last catching up with your blogging activities. The cabin sounds such a perfect place to spend the summer stop worrying about blogging and enjoy. Your photos are great and your article about being a nuisance made me laugh. Thanks for everything :)


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