These photos are from my daughter’s Blog, They capture sights and activities of early fall at the cabin. The jacket Kerry is wearing is one I made for her almost 20 years ago from an antique cotton camp blanket and a Simplicity pattern. If my memory serves me correctly, I am sure it was a Beacon Blanket from the 40’s. It hangs at the cabin for anyone to grab on chilly nights, summer or fall. It is truly a classic…and don’t you just love the colors!


With the fire pit put away for the fall and winter seasons, we thought we would take the opportunity to have a good old fashioned campfire with the kids. They don’t get to experience the fires we have during the summer, as by the time it’s cool and dark enough, they are tucked in bed. Turns out Ella missed this one as well, as she likes to nap for a good long time at the cabin (she has caught on early that there is no better place to sleep than at the lake). That worked out just fine, though, as it was a really special time for Trevor and Kerry to spend with Taylor – building his first fire, roasting his first hot dogs, and toasting marshmallows for his mom.

All giggles during some of his fire-building tasks.


So serious with some of his other tasks.


Some unexpected fun with the logs we set out for seats.


Antique tins for food and canisters for drinks certainly add a special touch for the photos, but it really is a great idea to group items together such as I did here for the s’mores and below for the hot dogs. It’s a great way to carry things to and from the cabin and minimize the trips back and forth, and to keep food from resting on the ground (I feel as though every other campfire we’ve had has us rummaging around on the ground to try and locate the marshmallows, chocolate bars, etc.). Kerry’s grandpa made the marshmallow/hot dog roasters out of heavy gauge wire, at least 60 years ago.  These little things that connect us to the past  and loved ones are always so special.



Proving that styles really do always come back around, this cozy blanket coat was made by my mom out of an antique camp blanket…when I was in high school!

DSC_0581_edited-1DSC_0608_edited-1This is the best picture of Taylor and mom. It seems that these simple moments are so touching.