Saturday, December 4, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend

Breakfast at Mary Jane's Bakery.

Amanda Angel is who we work with on cabinet and tile design at the Heritage Design Center.

Imagine this in cherry (and 4 leaves!).

My reading chair!

Tons of fabric decisions to make - each room will have different fabric.

This is similar to how our sitting area will look.

Above you can see the type of deck "fencing" we will have, except ours is installed with more finesse. It is vinyl clad, and won't obstruct the view of the creek.

The girls cooked a terrific Turkey Day dinner here.

This is our rental cabin - it was so warm Marie and Susan played scrabble on the deck.

We spent a busy weekend with Marie over Thanksgiving. We started with a rental cabin up the North Fork, where we cooked a lovely, full meal deal, from scratch, Thanksgiving dinner. The cabin was very cute, comfy and reasonably priced, and well located as well for hiking. We also visited the builder at the site, and made some important decisions about the master bedroom (tray ceiling) and roof trusses over the kitchen and dining area, which will reduce some vertical support posts for a greater open feeling and give us an extra storage room upstairs.

The big event though was a trip to Hickory, where we spent six hours picking out Amish furniture. It is starling how many decisions needed making - not just fabric, but style, type of wood, and stain. This was Black Friday, btw, so it was cool to get some tremendous deals on what is a lifetime investment (really a generational investment).

We also spent time at Heritage Design Center making final decisions on cabinets (really the drawers in the kitchen - lots of specialty drawers have now been included). We also got some ideas for kitchen backsplash tile, as well as bathroom floor tile. Plenty of decisions left, which is why we'll be back for a week between Christmas and New Years.

We also had a great time listening to local mountain music and eating a great dinner at Mary Jane's Bakery (where we also had a great sourdough waffles for breakfast, as Doug discovered last summer).


Here are the tiles we're considering for the back splash in the kitchen. In the foreground is the granite we've chosen for counter tops and a wood sample showing the color of our cabinets.

This is the style of couch and love seat we've selected for the great room. We picked out a square coffee table similar to this one.

This is the base of the dining table we ordered. Ours will be made of cherry to match the built-in hutch we've ordered from Heritage Design Center.

The table opens to reveal storage for the 4 leaves. When fully extended, the table should be able to seat 12.

Here's the wood that our bedroom furniture will be made from. The dark fabric sample is the fabric of our swivel gliders.

The is the wood that will be used in one upstairs guestroom for the bed, tables and a swivel glider. The fabric will be used on the glider.

This is the wood that will be used on the hide-a-bed in my sewing room as well as on a chifferobe and other tables. The flowered fabric is my first choice and the geometric is my second choice since my first choice may have been discontinued.

Here's the wood and fabric that will be used in the great room. The flowered fabric will be used on the couch and love seat. The striped fabric will cover the two swivel gliders. Update: Oops! They're out of that fabric. I'll have to make some new selections.