“For behold, he who forms the mountains and creates the wind, and declares to man what is his thought, who makes the morning darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth— the Lord, the God of hosts, is his name!”
It’s the last unofficial day of Summer, and we are at the turn of another season! Before you know it, we will be putting away the shorts & sandals and pulling out the sweaters & boots! Here in Northeast Alabama, I love that we are able to experience four definite seasons! Although each one offers a different gift to our senses, Autumn remains my favorite! Life seems to slow down because of shorter sunny days that give way to crisp fall evenings. Have you stopped to notice how our Creator paints the bluest skies with puffy white clouds? Or how He brushes the leaves with shades of orange, gold, and red? Oh, how His glory is always on display!
The autumnal months are ones that we have made trips to places like Blackberry Farm nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains near Walland, Tennessee and Old Edwards Inn in Highlands, North Carolina. These are two of our special places to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation with a respite from all the busyness of everyday living! We have also been privileged to visit the Colorado Rockies many times and last year we enjoyed the beauty of Montana’s Bitterroot Valley at Triple Creek Ranch! These places have their own special beauty in different mountainous areas of the United States and invoke the warmth of a crackling fire, a steaming mug of hot chocolate, and a good book to read!
When Butch and I first bought our fifteen acres of land, we considered building a small log cabin to live in before building the home we are in now. We also considered buying a cabin in Mentone, AL a few years ago, but plans changed! Maybe by now, you are seeing that my idea of a perfect place to retire would be something like this: a cabin in the mountains with a clear, flowing stream, hardwood trees with beautiful fall foliage. The cabin would be rustic with a cozy stone fireplace, wide plank floors, large porches…oh, I could go on and on! But I think what draws me to the idea of a mountain cabin the most is the natural beauty all around and the calm life that go along with it!
Since I equate Fall with my dream cabin in the woods, I wanted to share one that matches my style! This mountain home that we are about to tour was constructed from two log cabins that dated to the turn of the 19th century! They were relocated from Tennessee to Cashiers, North Carolina. This dream log home was one of Charles Faudree’s last projects before he passed away! You can see my earlier post on his work here: It’s All In The Mix! I wouldn’t have any trouble moving in! Let’s take a look… A connecting hall links the two cabins. Butch loves hunting, so the white-tail deer mounts caught my eye and are a perfect welcome to this log cabin. The covey of quail patterned Scalamandre fabric on the antique chairs sets a theme for rustic, but elegant interiors. I have used this fabric for a client’s home and it is always a classic, and one I never tire of! I am smitten by the laurel branch stair well in the living room! The hand-hewn log walls, wide plank floors, and botanical fabrics add to the cozy and casual feel of the home!Warm rust tones, woodsy greens, and autumn golds give the log cabin a sense of the fall season! The custom antler chandeliers mix beautifully with the more formal corner cabinets. The French chairs upholstered in plaid and leather complement the rustic dining table!
Rustic custom cabinets and antique treasures fill the kitchen! The kitchen has a French country farmhouse feel. The piece de resistance is the French butcher’s shop table. Above the table is a collection of copper saucepans and Spode “woodland” plates! More “Woodland” transfer ware and silver serving pieces on the granite topped island!An antique French buffet with marble serves as a bar. Rose Cumming wallpaper in an “acorn” pattern adorns the wall! A pair of trumeau mirrors flank an oil painting over the bed in the master bedroom! Treasured antiques blend seamlessly with rough hewn logs and chinking! The plaid upholstered chair along with the window treatments work well with the antique French cabinet and starburst mirror! Antique blue-and-white plates and a gilded mirror hang on rough log walls above a painted chest
The outdoor living area with its stone fireplace, antler chandelier, and laurel branch railings provides a sanctuary for quiet dinners or entertaining a crowd! The front porch looks out on the lake with a custom swing covered in burlap and a pair of red rattan chairs! What a peaceful spot for reading!
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