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Staycation Inspiration

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Hello hello! We’re still off on our island vacation this week, visiting enchanting places that make you sigh and dream and wish you could stay forever. But we all know that’s not a reality (at least in the here and now) so it’s essential to create special nooks, corners, or places of bliss indoors and out in our homes for those weeks of the year that we can’t be on holiday.

Summer is upon us, so what better time to create a “staycation spot” of your own if it doesn’t exist yet ?!  I asked some of my favorite bloggers to share theirs, be inspired to create one of your own too!

Melissa from The Inspired Room:

“In the spring and summer months, my favorite “staycation spot” is on my covered front porch! It is such a peaceful and relaxing setting. The breezes are cool here so I can escape to read, write or just get away for awhile by stepping outside my front door”

melissa inspired room staycation

Dana from House*Tweaking:

“If I were on staycation at home, you would probably find me in my bedroom. With swing arm wall lamps, an upholstered headboard and a nightstand full of design books, my bed is the perfect place to relax and read. Add live greenery and a glass of wine and it’s a bona fide vacation to me!”

bedroom staycation house tweaking

Matthew Mead from Holiday with Matthew Mead:

“Engage your backyard and make it magical for entertaining and relaxing. Corral vintage bamboo furniture, candles in colorful vintage glass, cozy pillows and white lights to hang from trees, decks and pergolas. I love evening in my backyard with a few simple decorations, candle light and lots of refreshing drinks to entertain my guests and enjoy a long summer evening.”

matthew mead staycation

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Etsy Art I Heart: Ceramics

Monday, May 5th, 2014

Oh hello! We had such a great weekend! We finished up a fun DIY project (I’ll feature it next week, you’ll love it!) and yesterday we took a drive out to the coast for clam chowder and to watch sunset, one of our favorite family outings. We did some gardening too, everything is sprouting in the yard. Matt and I walk around outside in the evenings with a glass of wine and we talk to and about the plants, which ones are thriving, which ones need a little food or pruning while the kids run around like crazy.

All homes need something living inside but even if you don’t have a green thumb, low maintenance succulents or air plants will survive with little water and attention. This month’s Etsy artist feature is all about ceramics and pottery, these planters and chic decorative objects are handmade accessories that look lovely on a desktop, styled on a bookcase, or anywhere you envision unique original pieces, enjoy the roundup!

I love pottery with modern touches, like these bowls, jars and vessels at Red Raven Studios. (I bought the horseshoe).

red raven studios etsy

 

Revisions Design offers beautiful bottles and kitchenware, how pretty is the faceted planter?

revisions design

 

Find planters, spoons, and a unique air plant wreath at Cor Pottery.

cor ceramics etsy

 

I love the gold detail or marbled motifs at Meilen Collaborative

gold and marble ceramics meilen collaborative

  

Don’t miss this porcelain lace collection at Hideminy, so pretty!

lace porcelain hideminy

   

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