Screened in Porch {My Favorite Room}

Screened-in-PorchI’m not kidding you, the screened in porch is by far my favorite “room” in our house during the Summer months. The breeze flows through at all hours of the day. I like to enjoy my morning coffee in the chilly morning air. I will sit with my laptop while I am blogging. I often return for cocktails in the evening as the sun is setting, and it’s truly the best place to serve appetizers before dinner. I only wish it was big enough for a dining table – I wouldn’t ever leave! fresh-cut-flowersflowers-from-the-screened-in-porchI gathered most of these guys from the perennial garden over this past weekend. (The arrangement is supplemented with locally grown Snapdragons from the market. I have a few snapdragons that we added to the garden for color, but figured I had best leave them there to do their job!) I am far from nature friendly as flower cutting activities go. After gathering flowers I arrived inside to a mosquito bite on my forehead and my left eyelid – perhaps we should just screen in the entire yard? *wink*Flowers-from-the-gardenAll Summer long it has seemed really green out in the garden. Do we have less blossoms because the super cold Winter? I feel like we need all the flowers we can get and every time I look out there – it is just a sea of green. The good news is that I see the purple and white cone flowers just starting to come in, so that will make a nice difference. And before you know it, we’ll be onto all the white blooms of August, and of course the bold gold Rudbeckia. I look forward to that! Eremurus-Flowerstall-flowers-in-the-bottle-carrierIced-Beverage-on-the-PorchPorches-are-Making-a-Comeback-in-Popularity

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Crystal Liquor Decanter {Building a Collection}

For the last few months I have had a collection of crystal decanters on display in the fireplace room. We received three as wedding gifts and the others are from the Mister’s family. One belonged to his mom and the others are from his grandmothers. I currently have six clear crystal decanters and one dazzling […]

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Kitchen and Interior Design {New House Inspiration}

I was pretty much over life in The Country House as of last Fall when I allowed myself to imagine us in the Barn to House Renovation project. It’s a bummer that one didn’t work out – I bet we’d be moving in by now! After missing out on the Barn, we also considered moving […]

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On Trend: Brass Kitchen Island {Flower Arranging Table}

Just yesterday, I was waxing on about how much I still like brass, and then I stumbled upon this free standing Brass Kitchen Island on Pinterest. Here you see it featured at Style Me Pretty Living, in what must be a very dark space. (Just look at how many lights are on in the photo and how […]

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{Let’s Go Shopping} Wisteria Picks

It was a hot Summer night on the screened in porch last night. What’s a better thing to do than flip through catalogs with a glass of Rosé or a mug of chilled Gazpacho? (Truth be told, I did both. I just love sitting on the screened in porch!) Laptop real estate shopping on Trulia runs a close […]

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