A hot cup of coffee on a crisp morning.
A bucket of fresh picked flowers on a farmhouse bench
& a few stolen moments basking in the warm afternoon sun
swaying softly in a hammock.
Did you know that there was a somewhat well known musician who came
to a graduation party at our house years ago?
He was dating the daughter of our friends and was in town for the graduation
and so, came along with them to the party.
He wandered through the rooms, wanted to hear all the renovation tales
and even commented that he loved the house so much he wanted to buy it.
And we had no idea who he was until after the party. Can you say embarrassing?
There was also a spot that he spent quite a bit of time enjoying while he was here.
Can you guess what it was?
Yep, the hammock.
It is a perfect spot to escape to for a few minutes
(or maybe a few hours).
And creating a soft place to land and put your feet up for a bit
couldn't be easier.
The number one thing?
Layers of linens to sink into
and of pillows to cuddle up with.
Use something big like an oversized comforter to really add that oomph.
I like to double a comforter on the hammock to bring a comfortable squishy feeling.
This is a king size on a regular size hammock to give you an idea.
A bonus? In the evenings, you can flip one layer up
and snuggle in for an evening of stargazing.
Then it is all about the pillows.
From standard size bed sham pillows to throw pillows -
I like to have options when it comes to pillows and subscribe to the thought that
the more the merrier.
Don't forget a spot for a glass of iced tea or wine.
Something simple like an old stool or farmhouse table will be perfect and chippy paint won't be bothered
by the elements.
A seriously simple
and pretty place to land
and it is a perfect little spot to escape to for a bit.
My hammock is part of the Garden Party Event with Joss & Main
and can you believe that there are just a few days left to shop?
There are a ton of newly added pieces (I have been saving a few of them in the cart myself)
Pop over and check them out-
That is about it for now- I am off to get some painting done.
But if you need me this afternoon-
there is a pretty good chance that you might find me
Happy Tuesday everyone