My family and I are taking a vacation during the holidays and I will be away from a computer and the internet most of this time. I have pre-published a few posts and they will show up at different times. Christina will continue with the usual Monday posts so be sure and check in on those.
I will not be answering emails, but want to encourage you to continue to send in your stories and photographs like you usually do. I will also not be posting on the Facebook fan page or Google+ during this time. Please, feel free to dig back through the archives for inspiration and visit some of the other tiny house blogs during this brief vacation.
I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I will return on January 5th and will get back into the normal routine shortly there after.
I love to decorate for the Holidays and had a lot of fun creating a “White Christmas,” inside my tiny home. To draw the eye upwards in my tiny retreat, I lined the upper shelf with faux candles for fire safety and live holly that grows wild on my land. I also used many vintage garage sale and thrift store finds to pull together a vintage Christmas style this year. I added lots of white candles and a few silver vintage Christmas trees and bulbs. Adding Epsom salts and shredded white plastic along the window sills and fireplace mantle, gives the effect of glistening snow. Fresh baked goodies and fresh Organic milk sit on the old farm table waiting for Santa and as they fill the tiny home with a wonderful aroma.
Happy Holidays & Many Blessings from Tonita’s tiny house.
Visit Tonita’s blog to see more pictures. http://shabbychictinyretreat.blogspot.com/
Lesle sent me this photograph of a tiny building decorated for the holidays. Although the landscape is rather invisible because of the white out the building is attractive and the wreath is beautiful. I like like the pine boughs used to decorate the edge of the roof. No lights here, just natural decorations. You will need to use your imagination on the landscape and put it where you would dream this little building should be located. Thanks Lesle for this holiday picture.
It is that time of year when most everyone gets involved in making their home festive for the holidays. I would like to see what you do to make your tiny house festive and share it here on the Tiny House Blog.
Here is what I would like you to do. Take photos of your decorated tiny home, interior, exterior, or both and send them to me at tinyhouseblog [AT] gmail.com. Also include a short paragraph explaining what you did to your home. I will then pull together a post showing off everyone’s home and share it with you on the the Tiny House Blog.
Please have all photos and descriptions to me by December 20. Thank you for your participation.
I mentioned recently in a Tiny House in a Landscape feature that I would be covering narrow boats in an upcoming post. I will show off a boat here that is for rent on the Avon Canal near Bath in the United Kingdom. Narrow boats are very popular as use for a vacation unit or in the term I got accustomed to while in the UK “on holiday.”
These boats featured here are a little wider than many of the narrow boats out there. These are traditional style widebeam canal boats. They feature accommodations for a whole family. Here is what Moonraker Canalboats says about their narrow boat holidays.
If you desire peace and quiet you can moor up in the countryside, miles from anywhere, with just the wildlife and the sky for company. If you prefer, at one of the many canal side pubs you can have a hearty meal, a pint and some conversation with your bed just feet away. Maybe a fine restaurant in one of the towns or cities along the canal? The choice is yours. Continue Reading »