Tuesday, September 3, 2013

My Folks' Cozy Cabin in The Woods


If there is anyone in this world that can see the beauty and potential in something...even something that looks like a complete dump...it's my parents.  For years, my folks have inspired me in so many ways and pushed me to think differently about things...to see things not as they appear, but how they could be. They truly see the beauty in everything, even the simplest of things. 

While in Ca, I snapped a few pictures of my parents' little place and I am beyond thrilled to share them with you! 
Welcome to my parents' cozy little cabin in the woods!

In 2005, my folks purchased a major fixer-upper North of Napa Valley. It is nestled over a river and through the woods...literally. They poured their heart and soul into this cinderblock, cold, mess of a place and transformed it into a precious stone and knotty-pine cabin that is fit for a storybook. 
 Here is the outside before...


And, here it is now! 

This is the big shocker for me...
and after... 

Instead of tearing it down, they beautified it!

Napa-Lake Stone Cottage is a wonderful getaway for all of us!
We love visiting them in their almost micro-cabin!

Every inch is decorated with beautiful collected pieces.
Can you see where I get my love for antlers ???


The white cabinetry brightens the space up and the double chandeliers add major charm. The baskets  under the counter help with what little storage their cabin has. My folks have really made use of every inch in their home. 








It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a warm coffee.









 Not only is my parents' cabin undeniably gorgeous, but they are the greatest hosts. The combination of the two always makes for a wonderful time for me and the rest of our family. It is hard to not fall asleep in the chair or in their hammock while listening to the breeze rustle the pine needles above.

They have packed so much character, charm, and elegance into their little place in the wilderness. They sure are amazingly talented! 
Whether you live in a trailer or a mansion, a cinderblock home or a tract home, with some hard work and imagination your place can become gorgeous and unique. My parents teeny home is perfect proof of that! Go, be encouraged, and beautify your home and bless all those who enter in. 

Thank you so much for coming on this tour with me! 


22 comments:

  1. Wow, It is beautiful you parents are really talented and take something and make it beautiful.

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    1. Yes, they are brilliant! Everything they touch turns to beauty! Thank you for the sweet comment, I know they loved reading it!

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  2. I just went "pin" crazy with the lovely photos of your parents cabins. When I think of California I don't necessarily think of comfy cabins in the woods, but I can easily see from your pictures how this cabin would fit right in here in the mountains of Vermont or the lakes in Maine. Ugh, I just love quaint cabins !

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    1. Oh yay! that is wonderful! Yes there are so many different types of places in CA it always amazes me too, even though I am from there! Aren't quaint cabins just the cutest!

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  3. Napa Valley is the most gorgeous area...your parents are so lucky to live there! I can't believe the cabin transformation - looks like a totally different place. I was oohing and aahing over every picture. Now I know where you get your decorating talent from! And I think you look a lot like your beautiful mom. :-)

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    1. Thank you so much! That is just so sweet of you! They are pretty amazing! Thank you for stopping by and showing some love!

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  4. Such a beautiful tour, they both did a wonderful job on their cabin. Wonderful picture of your family too!

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    1. THank you so much! Every time I go to their cabin I am always still in shock of the transformation... They did an amazing job! Thank you for stopping by! We all appreciate your sweet words!

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  5. Do they live there full time? Cause my husband and I would. It's exactly what we hope to find. Everything little thing is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. They do live there all the time. It is amazing and they have an even smaller guest house in the back that they rent out to people on vacation! You and your husband should do it!

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  6. It's lovely ! you can feel the work, but mostly the love they have for beauty. I love a syaing that says
    "some people looks for a beautiful place
    others make their place beautiful"
    your parents are belonging to the rare cast of beauty creators , bravo from France !

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    1. Thank you Sylvia! They really are beauty creators! Thank you so much for coming by to leave thaht sweet comment! It means a lot to all of us! xo

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  7. Love, love, love! So beautiful and I really appreciate how they stayed true to the house instead of completely changing it. Well done :)

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more! It's so easy to tear a place down and start over, I love that they kept the original structure and just beautified it!

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  8. No doubt about it! This is absolutely the best transformation of a home that I have EVER seen on a blog. WOW! It's so incredibly beautiful...right down to the tiniest detail. It actually brought tears to see how much beauty and worth can come from something so plain. Just as with people...we sometimes have no idea what's hiding beneath the surface. So many wonderful ideas have been gleaned from these photos. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. You are so sweet! Isn't it wonderful! I agree with you, Everything is beautiful and has great potential! It is all how you look at it! Thanks so much for the lovely comment! xo

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  9. I was at your parents cabin for dinner just last week. It is so beautiful! We had a great time having appetizers around the stump table and under the pine trees and dinner on the deck surrounded by beautiful twinkling lights. It was an incredible meal and I am so fortunate to have them in my life! Thanks so much for sharing Molly. They are very special people! Deb

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    1. They are sure amazing!! Everything they do is so special! I am glad they have a friend like you too! Thanks for coming by and leaving some love! xo

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  10. great cabin ! what an awesome transformation! :)

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    1. Yes isn't it! Thank you so much for stopping by!!

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Thanks for the lovely comments! Each and everyone means so much to me! xo

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