We had our big family weekend last week. This long weekend is for relaxation and a real stay-cation, starting out with a trip to the home center where I found this New Cottage Style book on the shelf. I've been getting a few fun ideas, and that little getaway feeling in snatches of perusal between light chores. No big chores this weekend please!
Lots of sunshine even if it's a little too breezy for my taste. We're in the high 80's.
Here's a few sample pages.
This rustic room made me long for a vacation beach house somewhere. I love all the open storage and rough walls. And look to the left by the door. The switch plate is totally exposed! Almost like my own little home sweet home! haha!
Love the tile floor. Beautiful, and such easy maintenance.
There are no architectural pieces like this for miles and miles and miles and miles around here. Not at all New Mexico style, but how wonderful!
We tried out a new recipe from Ina Garten's book yesterday with great success!
It's time for lighter summer fare, and this salad was utterly simple and delicious. You might want to try it.
We also took in a movie during the week that was perfectly delightful. But I had to caution my young friends that the movie is for MATURE AUDIENCES. All the actors are in their seventies.
If you would like to read a NY Times article about it you will find it HERE. I loved it and will be seeing it again and again. Sweet, humourous, and with wonderful depth, about world travelers of a certain age from all walks of life who meet at an unexpected turn in their respective journeys. Maybe you still have time left to find it this weekend!
The secret garden gate has been in full costume for a couple of weeks now and already has a few secrets tucked inside, as I found when I was snapping a few shots.
This patient mother was already banished from our other patio recently. Even wasps have to find a place to live. But she picks all the best ones!
I hope you're having a fine time this weekend whether you're at home or away!
So nice that you stopped by!