~Christmas in the Lodge 2007~

Molly's stocking, hanging from a Black Labrador Retriever stocking holder, on the the "lodge" fireplace mantel.
I thought you might like a peek into J's lodge, decorated for Christmas 2007. I photographed the lodge tree and fireplace this morning. There are two photos here, that were taken during Christmas 2006.

We were not going to put a tree in the lodge this year, as part of our plan to downsize a bit. However, that plan changed, when our new son in law asked J about the lodge tree. One thing led to another and J went to work, readying his space for Christmas, 2007.

This photo of Molly was taken during Christmas 2006, when we had a decorating extravaganza at our house. She needed every little nap she could get!! She was probably wondering what in the world was happening to her home!
The three following photos were taken this morning. I did an enhanced black and white effect on two of them. The effect seems fitting for the space.

If you happen to have a bit of barbed wire and an old horseshoe, around the house, you can make this tree.
A retiree from the electric cooperative made this, several years ago. We treasure this little tree very much, since the man who made it, is no longer with us.

A look into the lodge, during Christmas 2006.

The sled, skis and Santa are part of our front porch vignette, for Christmas 2007. The sled and skis are antiques. The Santa is handmade.
Merry Christmas from the Lodge!



bj said...

just absolutely wonderful! looks sooo like a man's room and a very handsome one, at that!
hugs, bj

Southern Heart said...

Pat, that is amazing! My sons and DH will love this one...I can't wait to show them! (DS2 will expect this in his room as it is just what he loves, I can guarantee it! ;) I love the barbed wire tree...what a great idea! Molly is such a pretty dog!

xoxo, Andrea

Cécile said...

"if you happen to have a bit of barbed wire and an old horse-shoe..." lol

having lived in town allmy like, i don't think I've ever had such things around but that tree is cute and I can understand why you treasure it. Love all your decorations, as usual.

Cécile said...

All my life! Grrrr. I hate when I don't stop to proof-read.

Anonymous said...

A wonderful room ! All the decorations are amazing. Molly looks so tired. We have a black lab who is still a puppy, oh my gosh the energy that dog has !!!!

Tammy B.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Everything looks just wonderful!

Wanda said...

The black and white pictures are perfect. Maybe it's my age, but I think black and white pictures are the best. To me, they emit a warmth color pictures don't. Isn't that strange?

That tree is so cool! I have a horseshoe, but no barbed wire.

Brenda said...

I love that. My rian would have a blast. He is such a country boy.Great job!

The Feathered Nest said...

Molly is a beauty! Maxie has his own stocking too. Everything looks just gorgeous and I particularly like the B&W photos.


Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

I probably enjoy looking at your Christmas photos more than anyone else's. You create pure magic, I have to tell you! Thanks for sharing.
Merry Christmas!

Nan said...

I love your lodge decorations. Molly says wake me when it's done. What a sweet face she has.
Have a nice day.

Rose Mary said...

What wonderful pictures! The decorations are all so perfect. I love that little barbed wire tree! Everything is looking very Christmas-y!

Rosemary said...

It looks great Pat!!
Of course it has to have a tree.
Your photos are amazing as usual.
Have a great weekend,

Inspired Tokens said...

The lodge looks so warm and cozy. I could sit there and have a cup of hot cocoa and just let the day float by.

Adriann said...

Molly is just gorgeous... and all the Christmas decorations! Wow!!!

Robyn said...

Pat first off congratulations on winning the best decorated house! It was lovely to see all that you did! Congrats on little noah! And love all your pics!

Nunnie's Attic said...

Pat I love it. You know I would, it reminds me of things I would put in my house! Thanks for sharing the idea for that tree. I know someone who might just be able to make me one!


smilnsigh said...

More wonderful decorations!

And I so love Molly! How could I not since she reminds me of my two "Grand Doggies," Ruby and Summer.


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Maureen said...

The true test of a great photo is when you convert it to black and white and it retains balance and allure. Brava fotographie! Glad I stopped by today! Have a great weekend Pat!

Deserae said...

Everything looks so beautiful and just perfect! I especially like Molly's Christmas stocking :o) I love the black and white photos too! Happy Holidays!

Rose said...

The "lodge" looks fantastic, Pat!

I want to try the barbed wire tree. How is the wire attached at the bottom? Twisted or soldered? Love it!


Amber said...

I love your lodge and can see why it's so special to your family to see it decorated for the holidays! You always have the best decorations, Pat. But I must say, Molly always steals the show! A big,cuddly dog really makes a place feel like home at the holidays!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Wow Pat, your hubby has his own lodge? I can't get over that! How neat and I love the way it's decorated, you both did a wonderful job! Love the dog too! And that barbed wire tree is soo cute!!

Anonymous said...

So much Christmas lovliness here, love Molly's stocking.
Willow House

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Pat, I always enjoy looking at your photos. And you have given me a fabulous idea. I never know what to get my neighbor who has horses and a big barn. I am going to try and make that barbed wire Christmas tree for him. He will love that. He's got a gazillion horseshoes sitting around and I've got barbed wire all around the property. I know what I will be doing Sunday afternoon. Thanks ~ Lynn

lindaharre said...

Pat.....thanks so much for visiting:D Yes, we have alot of gifts wrapped already with more waiting in the wings.....remember...we have 6 kids (all married) and 10 grandchildren! Christmas is such fun....but....expensive:D LOL

Pamela said...

are you taking reservations. Looks like a great Christmas Escape...

justabeachkat said...

Beautiful Pat!

Kat said...

Hi Pat~beautiful pictures! We are in the middle of a Ice storm, I will try to keep it on my side of Missouri.

ps what did you think of the new Nell Hill's store?

Susie Q said...

Oh how I love it!!
Molly is so beautiful, such a shiny, pretty coat!
The lodge is fantastic! Oh Pat! Your home is absolutely gorgeous. You have such a talent.