Happy Weekend! I am especially happy that it is the weekend because our fall break has officially begun. Hallelujah! And the weatherman predicts a change here with a high in the 60’s for Saturday and a low in the 40’s for us on Sunday morning. Finally fall! (40’s are the beginning of being cold to me here in the deep South. 🙂 ) Bring on the sweaters, blankets, fireplaces, football, hot apple cider, county fairs, and pumpkins. I’m ready. So with that in mind let’s get started with some random ramblings today beginning with….
A fall picnic you can read about here.
Jenny and several other readers asked about one of my candles on the porch. That candle is from the Park Hill Collection, (The link goes to their blog with a post for a pumpkin pie recipe.) I bought it at a local shop, but I found an online source here. Mine is the Farmhouse scent, but it smells very Christmas-y to me (evergreen-like) so I am not sure why it is named Farmhouse. I would love to try some of their other scents sometime (especially the seasonal ones.) And of course you have a wonderful vase when your candle is gone.
I was thrilled in my last post to see that so many of you are Mitford fans. Here is a cute t-shirt you might want. 🙂
And while we are on the subject of Mitford, do you remember seeing Jan Karon’s big farmhouse in this post? Did you know she recently sold it? It is such a gorgeous place – so well restored.
A year and a half ago we traveled to Palmetto Bluff, and I bombarded you with several posts on their stunning architecture. Well I found my dream home (exterior at least) just recently. Isn’t it beautiful?! I love that color, but I think what really makes the house is that door. Guess where it is located….You already know….Palmetto Bluff.
I really loved it with the board and batten exterior and metal roof, and of couse I wanted to see more of it. So I did a little more research, and voila! I found out it is for sale (not that we can buy it or anything like that.) You can see the floor plan and a few other photos here. (It is much bigger than I thought it would be.)
Speaking of floorplans…Do you remember the post here on the talented James Farmer? He has sold his former home here and is building a new one that he is calling Farmdale. You can read all about the construction of it starting with this post on his blog. I believe he is building the Capeside Cottage plan from Coastal Living magazine. Check out his post and the houseplan, and see if you agree with me. (He has enclosed that covered front porch part I think.)
Back in September I shared with you that I seem to fall in love with lake houses in autumn. I saw one this week (appropriately named Duck Camp) that truly gives new meaning to the term lake house – with the emphasis on the word lake here. (Be sure to click the link below the photo to see its rustic interiors.)
You know I am not much for liking gray rooms, (I thrive on color) but as a math teacher, I thought this paint trend prediction for 2014 was kind of funny. 🙂
Math is the new sexy? Too funny. 🙂
A couple of years ago I shared a chili bar dinner party with you that we hosted on our back porch. Here is another one…this one from Bloom Design. The whole party is beautiful. The chili and baked potatoes look yummy. But it was the dessert bar that had my mouth watering! (Of course. 🙁 ) You need to check out the entire post. (It was even featured on Pottery Barn’s blog.)
Are any of you going to the movies this weekend? I can’t tell if I want to see this movie. I don’t usually like movies that are tense (give me a comedy any day) and this one will most certainly be tense.
And finally, I have a sort-of mystery I wish one of you would solve for me.
I found this image on Pinterest a year ago (I think.) I have tried for hours to find the source of it…no luck. I can’t even find it on the blog it came from, (casadecorada45.blogspot.com.br) and even if I find it there, I don’t think the source is listed….and it is in a foreign language…and I cannot find a search box to help 🙁 So if anyone knows the post, the architect, the location of the house, or anything, I would love it if you would share your knowledge. 🙂 I think it is an amazing little lake house.
I hope your weekend is amazing. 🙂
Until next time…