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Thank you Bella-dreams for hosting this holiday blog party!
Welcome to our home. We live on beautiful Lake Champlain on an island called, Isle La Motte, in a small log cabin.
We thought we would share with you some of the ways in which we decorate for the holidays.
This is our porch that we enjoy so much in the summer months. The door behind the tree is the door to the house. This artificial tree was ready for the garage sale pile but I decided to decorate it, one last time. This is for you dad!
We love everything outdoors and anything adirondak with an antique flare. The tree has a bunch of different things from the things we love. It has bee hives, fishing jig poles for ice fishing (which we will be doing soon!)The tree also had baskets, bird nests, birch twigs, driftwood from the beach, teddy bears and more. On the table is an old watering can, an old tin bucket from my great Aunt. The bucket is full of pinecones and a deer made from twigs and vines. Finished off with beautiful pinecone ribbon I had left over from prior years. I love to use what I have, and try not to purchase anything additional. The washboard is also from Aunt Ida, this belongs to my daughter when she decides to take it home. Next to the watering can is a large piece of driftwood we found on the beach several years ago. I embellished it with more love from the outdoors and holiday items. There is sprigs of green, iced covered springs, berries, trains, birch bark, red cardnials and a wonderful santa head. This was one of the first driftwood pieces I embellished. I love to embellish things!!