Angelfire, New Mexico: A Little Slice Of Heaven (And Rustic Decorating Ideas For That Mountain Cabin Look!)

 

Recently I had the distinct pleasure of heading to one of the most understated, probably under-appreciated, and yet, most amazingly, beautiful places in the country: Angelfire, New Mexico.   The first part of the trip was a girls trip — woo-hoo! – gotta love that; the second part of the trip was with hubbies.  (And, that was fun, too!)

IMG_3751

It’s unbelievably gorgeous with the mountains, the trees, the lakes, the mountain homes nestled in the trees….

IMG_1013

This was our view from the front porch.  Breathtaking!

IMG_3755

The weather was amazing – 70’s during the day, 40’s and 50’s at night so we were actually able to do fun things outside! I mean, who knew places like that still existed this crazy, hot summer!  A far cry from the 109 degree temps we were struggling through in Texas.  We actually found ourselves with tons of energy!  I mean……who knew!

IMG_1072

The flowers there were actually still perky and pretty!

IMG_1429

IMG_1428

a

a2

The weather made us feel as perky as the flowers looked.  Even when it started drizzling!  It’s been so long since we’ve seen a raindrop it didn’t deter us at all.

c

Didn’t expect a traffic jam on a hiking trail, but we came across this cute little family having tons of fun. 

b

Becky and Barbie decided to pretend they were “children of the corn”!  (Those of you older readers will understand.  You younger folks just need to Google it.) I told you we had boundless energy!

d

After a long morning hike it was time for some “R & R”.  These sunset margaritas are the best margaritas I’ve ever had. 

e

Oh, but the day was young.

f

We were able to get some shopping in at this wonderful store.

g

Filled with this cool Adirondack furniture.

h

i

And just inside are these cool stairs.  Love the slate risers and the cut log walls.  So “mountain-esque”.

j

More great furniture.

k

Fabulous headboards!

l

Cool, rustic frames….

o

And, look at all this fun artwork….

p

q

r

s

t

u

 

Isn’t it all so fabulous?  I need a mountain cabin to decorate!!!  (Barbie and I are actually scheming to remodel her home……just gotta convince her hubby it’s the thing to do!)

I’ve got more great decorating finds to come – Santa Fe styles and more – all found in and around Angelfire.  New Mexico is full of design jewels!  I’ll be sharing some more with you in future blogs so come on back.

Stay Cool & Happy Decorating!

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 170 other followers