With the holiday weekend upon us, it got me thinking about getting the house ready for all the family goings-on here at our humble home. Ideas are plenty, but funds to make all those grand schemes come to life sometimes aren't so large. But, that doesn't stop me from dreaming and planning, which is really a huge part of the fun anyway, don't you think? So I compiled a few images from my stash to get you thinking and dreaming along with me about the summer season that spreads before us.
I love greenhouses and conservatories of all kinds and if money were no object I would definitely own one. Some are really grand and would cost more than my house itself, but some are more in scale with what I think would go with an average-size house, like the one above. In my fantasy, I would come out here to my garden house with my coffee every morning and tend to all my lovely plants and flowers. In reality, I have a black thumb, so everything in there would probably be brown and dead. Oh well, this is a fantasy, remember?
Summer here in the South usually involves using any event as an excuse to throw a hen party, I mean a baby shower or bridal shower, or some other soiree where we can bring out our pretty glasses and dishes, eat tiny little sandwiches, and celebrate friends and family.
I am lucky enough to live by the water so I always love images like this one showing great ways to get close and personal with the water in style. Just love.
My house doesn't have a big porch, which really surprises me because I love them. This porch just makes you want to bring a good design magazine and a glass of iced tea and relax.
Now that I am thinking about all this, I realize I don't have a porch swing either. What was I thinking twenty years ago when we built this house. I believe this post is bringing me to an epiphany that I need to remedy all these problems in my life before it's too late!
Or you could always hit the road and go glamping (glamourous camping) in a decked out Airstream like this one. Again, copious amounts of dollars involved, but still dreaming.
Before I come back to reality I will pretend this is my backyard where I stroll daily.
A nice big screened porch overlooking the water would be wonderful wouldn't it?
Last but not least, while we are thinking of this summer and the Memorial Day holiday, let's remember what it's really all about.
Happy Memorial Day!!