December 3, 2020

2020 Christmas in the Cabin Kitchen

 Welcome to Day 4 of the Holiday Home Tour hosted by Amy and Christy at 11 Magnolia Lane and Jenny at Evolution of Style Blog!
  We are a happily retired Army family living in North Carolina in a cottage on an island off the coast AND on the top of a mountain in a  cabin over looking the Blue Ridge Mountains. 
Despite my lackluster blogging skills,  I'm happy to be back again this year sharing our kitchen at Idlehour, our little mountain cabin!

The name Idlehour came from the book A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.
 I don't know about every where else but it's customary in the south to name your home!
Our beach house is called Lost Cay Cottage and the name Quarters One was the name of our home at Ft. Riley, KS which is where we were stationed when I started this blog.

"Lola" our cow friend, the only cow you'll find in our kitchen as we are dairy free pescatarians.

It was a snowy day when I took these's a great view of the mountains from this window I really wish I could have captured it!

I have a life long habit of wanting to fill in empty spaces but I've been trying to adopt a life of simplicity and that's the look I was going for when decorating this kitchen.

My favorite little St. Nick purchased in Stuttgart, Germany when we were stationed there. He fills my heart with happy memories every year when I unwrap him!

One of our three pups, Beatrice! My daughter found her on the highway two years ago and, despite my attempts to find her a home, she found her home with us.
And my new Ruggable (Kamran in Coral) I am a big fan of both the rug and the dog!

The downstairs is mostly all shiplap painted White Dove.  It was a new build but we were  lucky to find!

Foccacia from a local bakery, best I've ever had and I lived in Italy for four years!

 Christmas Crunch...melt a bag of white chocolate chips, fold melted chocolate into 1 1/2 cups of each of these ingredients and spread on wax paper to cool.  

Thank you so much for visiting, please follow us on Instagram @quartersone I post almost everyday! 
Here are the links to the other beautiful homes on the tour today.
With Gratitude, Shand

November 30, 2020

Holiday Home Tour 2020

I updated this post to include the entire week of homes!


  I can't think of a better time to come back to the Quarters One blog than today!
It's the first day of the 2020 Holiday Home Tour hosted by Amy and Christy of  11 Magnolia Lane and Jenny from Evolution of Style Blog.  
Despite my absence from this blog, I haven't been completely out of the picture, I'm on Instagram nearly every day so if you want to know what's been going on you can still find Quarters One on Insta @quartersone.

Here's the line up for the week...

Tuesday, December 1st (Entries/Dining Rooms)    11 Magnolia Lane | Home by Heidi | A Stroll Thru Life | This is Our Bliss 

Wednesday, December 2nd (Living Rooms/Dens)

Thursday, December 3rd (Kitchen/Laundry Room/Misc)    Citrine Living | Quarters One | Style House Interiors | A Blissful Nest | Painted by Kayla Payne | A Stroll Thru Life  

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