Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas in The Cedar Loft

Time slips by, doesn’t it? Well before Christmas arrived, I thought I’d share a few pictures of our very simply decorated Cedar Loft. Especially with it decorated for Christmas, I feel like I'm in Little House on the Prairie. It feels warm and cozy. :)

Still no curtains there above the bed, but hopefully that will come sometime after Christmas. It’s always a good thing to have something to which I can look forward.

Jason made the pegboards for me a few weeks ago, which made the perfect spot to hang some primitive stockings. I saw some of these stockings over on Tammy’s blog (A Primitive Place) and loved them and how economical they were too! The stockings are $1.00 Christmas sock/stockings from Dollar Tree which of course had to be tea stained to give them an instant primitive/old look.

We’ve used this Christmas tree a little bit of everywhere in our home, but mostly on the front porch with only twinkling lights. This year it was given a place of honor in the little alcove of the dormer window……a perfect spot for it.

We made everything on the tree except the cranberry beads and the star on top. I really wanted it to be an old-fashioned tree with everything handmade.

The candy canes began as the pack of 6 that you can purchase at Dollar Tree for a $1.00. They are wrapped in strips of tea stained muslin and homespun. Love those!

And oh how I love these little twig stars. I saw these on Pinterest (so many goodies on Pinterest), and knew I would love them on our tree in the loft especially. Well they turned out just as I envisioned them, but they were little boogers to make. Thank the Lord Jason jumped in and practically took over this project, bless his heart. It was difficult holding all the pieces together to get them tied appropriately. I do love them though! And since we have plenty of twigs in the yard and I already had the jute, they didn't cost me anything. :)

The garland was made from tying strips of homespun together and knotting them.

I would have liked to dry oranges to add to the tree, but my to-do wish list became longer than my time.

A little Christmas in the kitchen area:

Joy has always set up the village. She loves arranging it. We decided to put it out in the loft this year. She set it up with a little help from Luke.

This is my favorite little scene of the village.  Of course, I love the log cabin and the people enjoying the simple moments.

We couldn't forget the bathroom. Got to have something Christmasy to look at when we're in there. :)

I'll be back with a few highlights of Christmas in our home.....not alot, just a few favorite photos to share. It's time to start baking. :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Sharon said...

I loved the way you decorated the loft.It sure does look Christmasy.
I also like setting up my village every year and I add a new piece every year.I need to stop as hubs says it will so no longer be a village but a
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

jennifer768 said...

Tammy, the loft looks so cozy and warm!It looks wonderful all dressed for Christmas ,love the village and the handmade ornies on the tree.Merry Christmas to you and yours!Hugs,Jen

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Tammy it looks wonderful!! I love the tree - simply perfect!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and wishing you and your entire beautiful family a very blessed Christmas!! Big hugs across the miles!!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Everything is just prim perfect!
I love the stockings. Your tree is perfect and I am so stealing the star idea and the garland! Great ideas.
My fave thing is your soap dish in the bath. Very, very cute!
Thank you, Tammy, for your friendship. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family. Many blessings in 2012!

Becky said...

Tammy your loft is so cozy and warm.I love all of your touches of Christmas.Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.Blessings,Becky

renee said...

It's all beautiful Tammy! Love the stockings and I will have to try and head over to the Dollar place!
I like your village, very sweet!
Thanks for sharing with us!
Merry Christmas!

SweetPepperRose said...

Tammy the loft looks great. Love the "tin" ceiling and the wood floors! Merry Christmas!

Elle Bee said...

It's all done sooo cute! I love it all! But you know my fave? The red heart rug! Ah! That's so perfect! Merry Christmas to you!!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

This is so beautiful! I love the candy canes on the tree! Hope you're all ready for Christmas! I'm getting there! Enjoy!

Patty Sumner said...

You are right, it feels very homey like the Little House home. It all looks so inviting and warm. I love it all. Blessings!

Tina said...

Oh my goodness. Everything looks so wonderful and cozy. The red socks are my FAVE!!! They caught my eye right off. You have a beautiful place.
Merry Christmas!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Everything looks warm and cozy, Tammy! Thanks for sharing!Merry Christmas!

LynnMarie said...

It's perfect! I'll be right over. I love your style and the warmth you put into every inch. Just perfect.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Anonymous said...

Oooohh, cozy, cozy! I love it (everything about it). Y'all did good!(: Thanks for sharing! I must get to baking too. (:

Merry Christmas and God's peace to you ALL throughout the new year!


Allison said...

Your loft looks wonderful! I love the stockings. Merry Christmas!

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


There's something about pictures of the Cedar Loft--when you see it in person, it's beautiful, of course, but it's really neat looking on camera, too (if that makes sense). It's so cozy up there!

I love our tree--maybe next year we can do the dried oranges!

I loved that close up picture of the village. Maybe we should give our village a name...Walnut Grove? :)

Wonderful post!

I love you! 8!

God bless you and Merry Christmas!
Joy :D

Susannah said...

Tammy, Your loft is just perfect. I would love to stay up there. You and hubby have spent many hours creating it. It is just right.....I love the simplicity of it!

I sincerely hope you all enjoy this wonderful blessed season.

Football and Fried Rice said...

I really do want to come for a visit!! It Is always cozy, but really beautiful decked out for Christmas! I love the prim stockings and the Candy canes! - and the twig stars! I might have to find a place for them year round in the Loft :)

•♦•©The Olde Weeping Cedar •♦• said...

Oh how wonderful Christmas is at your house :) Perfect!!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
Wishing you and that wonderful family a very Merry and JOY-FILLED Christmas!!

Mandy @ Creekside Creations said...

It's beautiful, Tammy!

Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!!!

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Tammy, Your homestead is fabulous for Christmas.
I love the village, we have a village too, and we just love it!!!!

I LOVE your Christmas tree...BEAUTIFUL!

Warm Blessings,
Merry Christmas Tammy to you and your family from my family.
Hugs and Kisses,
Tricia & Family XO

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Gettysburg Homestead said...

Oh your Christmas decorations in the loft look wonderful!!!

You all did a wonderful job!!!