I almost made the theme of this post "Chinoiserie and Meatloaf" but that was just too silly.
These rooms give me the same feel that I get from smelling a yummy meatloaf cooking.
(banquette from Country Home Magazine)
How comforting is this picture? The laundry and pillows add that extra touch.
Do you have "sleeping porches" where you live? Here, in Georgia, we really still do. Of course, they originated prior to the invention of air conditioning and you had to sleep on the porch to catch a cool breeze every now and then in the blazing summers. Now, they evoke memories of napping on my mema's porch and the smell of something good cooking inside.
Now that our indoor living areas are "done" (of course I say that lightly), I want to focus on using the space we have outside. How comforting is this vignette from Country Home? I love having meals outdoors.
Okay, here is where the giveaway comes into play. Do you know where this room is from?
If you can name where it is from, you can win three yards of fabric.
I had fun fabric-shopping for my client yesterday (and, yes, she loves all things animal)
So much so that we are actually (well, Kate will be) stenciling her picture moulding in her dining room in leopard with champagne paint.
Okay, back to giveaway. You leave a comment with the name of where that comfortable "cottage" room is from (another hint....Europe)....and you win three yards of this lovely Ikat. For a second entry, follow the blog and leave an extra comment letting me know you do.
I couldn't win her over to this one, but I bet you may love it?!
Now for dinner....
(If you want the recipe you can email me. I imagine you can't read this)
How can anything with these ingredients not be good? (No after picture...it was not pretty but SO yummy)
And a couple pictures to share the love today.
This is happiness after playing in a sandbox all afternoon....
And here is a picture I received from Lisa of LisaRoy Handbags. She found this while strolling on a Dublin street yesterday.
That makes me smile for just thinking about how much fun she is having!