Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Outdoor Living

Are you visiting from Remodelaholic? If so, it is so very great to have you here! Welcome to Playing Sublimely. Drop me a note and say hello, I would love to make your acquaintance. And Cassity, thanks for the shout out my friend. I am honored you liked my chandelier!

Paris. This is the very moment that my love affair with outdoor living began. My husband and I, along with my sister and brother-in-law, spent a picturesque week in Paris last fall. The weather was beyond beautiful, and the outdoor spaces at the chateau where we stayed were as beautiful as the weather. There is just something so lovely about a beautiful space created outdoors. Oh cute carpenter of mine, I feel a project comin' on.

The courtyard at Chateau De Villiers-Le-Mahieu:





And in case you are saying to yourself, "yeah, but that was Paris, everything is beautiful in Paris"....ummm, think again. Check out my girlfriend Karen's backyard. Her outdoor space is as heavenly as she is, and she doesn't live in Paris. Every girl should have a friend like Karen. She is indeed a girl after my own heart, always seeking a thrifty buy, but at the same time never sacrificing style. Don't you just love what she has created outdoors:



Did you notice this red chair in the last picture? She has four of them, and they came from Lucketts. Do you know about Lucketts? If not, stop whatever you are doing (feeding children, changing a diaper, working to earn a living, whatever it is it can wait) and go check out their website. Lucketts' next design house opens the first weekend in November. How 'bout a road trip?

Amy

10 comments:

Kat said...

Love it! If you are road-tripping to Lucketts let me know. I am a short 25 minute trip down rte. 15! :)

Samantha said...

I go out to Luckett's quite a bit too, great place!!

New Every Morning said...

Contented sigh....
Love the pictures from France and your friend's little piece of heaven. :)

Vanessa said...

Hi Amy! Oh, those photos of your friend's gorgeous outdoor space makes me dislike my deck even more! :-) But they are so inspirational and maybe when they day comes for me to rip that puppy off my house I will be able to have something as lovely (or more like half as lovely!) as that! We spent some time in Europe a few years ago and it has completely influenced me when it comes to design. So fun to see your pics from your trip!
Vanessa

Angela said...

Lovely blog. Just recently started following. I have a dilemma today though. I have recently viewed a blog post, made a mental note to go back to it, then forgot which blog I was on. So, my question is have you recently posted a blog about a new rug in your kitchen? Thanks.

Jeanette said...

Luckett's is wonderful, rooms and rooms full of unique treasures. I live in Kansas and have had the opportunity to shop there several times with a friend who lives in Keedysville, Md. I loved visiting around that area, it is a beautiful part of our country.

Between You and Me said...

LOVE these pics and LOVE your friend's backyard HAVEN...oh my goodness ..I'm speechless at her outdoor living space...and I'm not speechless often. :)

Lorri said...

Oh my word! As I am reading your blog, I saw the pictures of Geoff and Mary! Geoff and Mary live in my neighborhood! What a small world!

Lorri said...

How funny! The pieces have all come together! Alana is my sister-in-law. She and I giggled for a LONG time about this. She FINALLY looked up your blog (which Mary had told her about many times). Perhaps we will run into eachother one day! Happy Thursday!

Godfrey Alcantatra Cua said...

Got to love the chair!

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