Friday, July 20, 2018

Our Mountain Cabin Gets a New Name

Finally thought of the perfect name for our new cabin in the mountains.
Since it's right at timberline at 11,000 feet, it seemed Timberline Cabin was a great choice.
(Timberline is the altitude above which no trees grow.)

So, welcome to Timberline Cabin!
Come on in and see what we've been up to.


Here's a view out our front window during a beautiful thunderstorm that turned into hail.
You can just make out timberline in the fog.
This was a very welcome wetting rain, as the firefighters call it. 
I think that means it's a heavy enough rain to significantly reduce fire danger.
The sound of the rain and hail tapping on our skylight took me back to fond memories 
of family tent camping as a young girl.

I stepped outside briefly to inhale the fresh moist air
and admire the glistening trees wrapped in foggy blankets. 


With the forest fires under control and the altitude sickness at bay, we had a great time this week. 
However our little dog, Roxy, did not fare well at altitude last visit, 
so we left her in the care of our fantastic neighbor, "Auntie" Tonda. 

We had a surprise visitor at the cabin when a curious hummingbird flew into the cabin.
Since we don't have screen doors, the doors are usually flung open, 
making it just too irresistible to the teeny-tiny birds.
Unfortunately, it couldn't figure out how to get back out and was flying into the windows.
Ron came to the rescue as he gently covered the hummer with a tea towel and released it outside.
We have got to get some screen doors. 


After all that excitement, I decided to warm up the living area by adding a few accessories.
Those little touches mean a lot and can change the whole feel of a room
(or two rooms in our case).
I had the idea of turning two wine crates on their side and stacking them to make a bookcase.
Who doesn't need more storage?


Ron made a base for the bookcase to give it a finished look,
added a shelf and screwed the two boxes together. 
Then I filled it with CDs, books and some vintage containers.
I love that it fits perfectly under the window and you can see the writing on the side of the boxes.
Note the cute carved owls that hold a tea towel. 


Ron also made the table top that rests on a vintage sewing machine base,
creating a multi-purpose surface. 
Isn't he handy?  
I added a few things such as an old alarm clock, an antler,
a battery candle and a colorful woven cloth. 


I think it's quite serendipitous that we already had almost everything we wanted for this cabin -- 
things that we've collected over the years and knew someday would find a perfect home.
Now they have . . . in Timberline Cabin.

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33 comments:

  1. This is such a fun cabin and love the new name and how you are fixing it up.

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  2. What a wonderful cabin, with fantastic views and visitors. I love the homey touches you and Ron are giving it. I like the name also.

    Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Thanks Lorraine! We love the cabin and can't wait to go up there each week. Hugs, Pat

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  3. Your cabin is the cutest and I love that it is surrounded by nature , what a cute little guest you had! Enjoy! Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air

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    1. Thank you Lisa! That's what I love about it too. Most of the cabins we looked at had neighbors a little too close. This one has nature everywhere! Hugs, Pat

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  4. Everything is looking and sounding wonderful. I know that you are both going to make some wonderful memories at your new cabin. I notice John Denver in your CD basket . . . Colorado Rocky Mountain High. Enjoy your Colorado Rocky Mountain Cabin, I know it's a dream come true:)

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    1. Thank you Connie! We love the cabin and look forward to many happy years there. John Denver was the reason I moved to Colorado so I love listening to his music at the cabin. Dreams do come true. Hugs, Pat

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  5. Perfect name and I enjoy reading about your life in that beautiful area.
    Phyllis

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    1. Thanks Phyllis! So glad you stopped by for a visit. Hugs, Pat

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  6. I so love this, Pat. The rain, the accessories, saving the hummer! ♥ Enjoy your cabin and the memories it jogs, the new memories it makes.

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    1. Thanks so much Rita! I have a feeling this cabin will generate tons of fun memories. Hugs, Pat

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  7. The scenery is absolutely beautiful. Nice touches on the inside and I like that you are keeping it simple with no clutter. The inside reflects the outside, clean air, open spaces, serenity all around. The name is perfect. Love the bird rescue. Sigh! What a nice getaway.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Ann and for your lovely comments. So far, I'm doing pretty well keeping the clutter at bay. Will try to keep it open and serene. Hugs, Pat

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  8. Super cool! Magically Colorado, clock turned back.. LOVE IT!

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    1. Hey Boyd! So nice to hear from you and glad you stopped by for a visit. Dreams do come true. Hugs, Pat

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  9. What a great name! Glad you had a better week. Your furniture is perfect. We had a hummingbird stuck in our garage once but the ceiling was too high for us to even reach her. I googled what to do and it said that hummingbirds are drawn to colorful things, so I ran outside and picked a pretty orange flower. I held it at the opening of the garage and lured it out! xo Kathleen

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    1. Thanks Kathleen! I love your story about luring the hummer outside. Will have to remember that. Hugs, Pat

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    2. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm, Pat!

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  10. Thank goodness Ron was able to save that little hummingbird. The name of the cabin is perfect. Everything is looking great.

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    1. Thank you Sharon. We are looking at some magnetic screens to keep the little birds out. Did you end your blog? Can't find it. Hugs, Pat

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  11. So Roxy is not feeling good hope she can come again. Your cabin name is perfect and so are the views. You had a visitor, so cute, sounds like you are doing very well and productive, looks cozy and ready for lots of R&R. Have fun this week, so thankful you had rain.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by for a visit Marlene! Roxy is all better now that she's back at 5,250 feet. Lots of rain at the cabin this week which is good. Going back to Timberline this Tuesday. Hugs, Pat

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  12. Pat, your views are incredible! Just love those beautiful Rocky Mountains.

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  13. Pat, I love the name of your cottage, and those views are spectacular! I can see why you bought this cute cottage.

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    1. Thanks so much Carol. Glad you stopped by for a visit. Going to the cabin tomorrow to cool off! Hugs, Pat

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  14. I am loving the name and especially that view! How gorgeous that is.

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    1. Thank you Christine! Glad you like the new name. I'm hoping to find/or make a little sign with the name on it. Hugs, Pat

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  15. Those views are fabulous, I don't know how you get anything done! We are in the mountains but in a far 'tamer' area than you, without a doubt. We have a great mix of wildlife, gorgeous views, and great restaurants....what more could I ask?

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    1. Thanks so much Debbie! I do wish we had a restaurant nearby but the wilderness makes up for it. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Pat

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  16. Hi Pat! So happy about your new cabin. We also live in CO & have a cabin not too far from timberline. It’s at 10,600 ft & timberline is usually about 12,000 ft. Maybe we’re neighbors! I’ve had so much fun decorating our cabin with vintage & antique things. I’ll bet u will too. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks Meda! It would be great if we were mountain neighbors. May I ask where you live? Our cabin is near Fairplay. Sounds like we like the same things. Hugs, Pat

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