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Happy Weekend

“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.”
–   L. M. Montgomery

{Image Courtesy of Coastal Living

The Great Pumpkins


I snapped this picture after breakfast with friends on Saturday.  I couldn’t stop looking at this fun display of pumpkins!  (I love that blue storm door too….)

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Craving a Sleeping Porch and a Good Book

With Labor Day behind us and as the air turns more brisk with every passing day, I am wishing for a sleeping porch.  These ingenious outdoor spaces became popular at the turn of the century (pre-A/C!) and are most often located on an upper floor of a home.

sleeping1[Image from This Old House]

A more modern take on the sleeping porch from the exterior:

sleeping [Image from Angela in NC on Flickr]

I love sleeping porches with the weathered, white-washed “not too fussy” look.  Mmmmm, instant cure for insomnia!

sleeping2[Image from HGTV]

sleeping3[Image from House Beautiful]

sleeping4[Image from House Beautiful]

And I just love the idea of a hanging bed in a sleeping porch – how delicious!

sleeping5.jpg[Image from Apartment Therapy]

And here is a great minimalist sleeping porch, with just the bare essentials:

sleeping7[Image from skvidal on Flickr]

I wouldn’t mind catching some shut-eye in this 4 star, luxe, Phoebe Howard-designed sleeping porch:

sleeping6[Image from Phoebe Howard]

Now all I need is a comfy throw blanket great book!  May I recommend a few of my recent faves:

gruenWater for Elephants by Sara Gruen.

andrewsThe Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews.

mcdougallBorn to Run by Christopher McDougall.

Any good recommendations for me?  Sweet dreams and happy Fall!

happy weekend


“Summer afternoon, summer afternoon;
to me those have always been the two most beautiful words
in the English language.”

— Henry James

[Image courtesy of Coastal Living]

More Photos of My New Flame….

You all know about my recent passion for the bright, amber-hued color sandwiched between red and yellow on the color wheel.  Gorgeous orange has been catching my eye all over the place.  I just added two orange picture frames to my spartan mantle and they really pop!  Check out how this color has been striking my fancy lately….









I am in LOVE!

1. Rattan Floor Screen, Layla Grace

2. Tie Dye Pillow, CB2

3. Moorish Chest, Wisteria

4. Printed Scroll Outdoor Pillow, Williams Sonoma Home

5. Orange Ovals Mug, Starbucks

6. Panton Junior (kids chair), Design Within Reach

7. Classical Symmetry Print, Crate and Barrel

8. Isola Bella Rug, Anthropologie

9. Apostrophe Chair and Ottoman, Urban Outfitters

10. Spiral Rimmed Plate, Crate and Barrel

11. Atlas Tapestry, Urban Outfitters

12. Chihuly Chandelier, Chihuly

Happy Weekend


I hope your plans for the weekend include taking time to enjoy the view under a comfy throw blanket with some delicious reading and a big glass of sweet tea.

[Image courtesy of Coastal Living]