Sunday, July 27, 2014

My Favorite Spots to Relax -- Part 1 (Indoors)

I think I may have done a post on this subject before, but the spots around my house that I love to go relax are always changing, even if the changes are small. 
In this post, I want to share some pics from my favorite room I love to relax in, especially in the warmer months....

My Sun Porch!
This is where I love to bring my laptop and books and read and write, to my heart's content.(Of course, my canine friends follow me there.)

I love when the outside temps are not so hot and humid, so that I open the windows and feel a cool breeze and hear the sounds of lake activity and birds singing.

Some decorative items in this space I've shared before, but have since rearranged them into different "vignettes" around the room. Here is one with my fish plate, nautical teapot, and seahorse candle holder. I set them on a small table, covered with some beautiful blue and green patterned fabric I found at Walmart. 

There are also a few "new" items that I want to share. This small wicker fish basket was an item purchased at a flea market we visited. It's perfect for storing small items and adds to the room's lakehouse theme.

I also found this lamp, with a clear glass base, filled with seashells. The painted glass lampshade wasn't originally a part of this lamp (it's actually a candle cover made by Yankee Candles), but my hubby did some adjusting, so that it fit nicely on this lamp. I love how the lighthouse design matches our lighthouse border on our walls!

 Along another wall are a wicker chair with matching ottoman, a shelf of seashells, and a wood hook rack that says, "Lake Gear".

Here is a close-up of the shelf. Below it is a plaque with different nautical knots, a miniature ship, life preserver, and lighthouse.

 As you can imagine, on a warm summer day, this is where you will be sure to find me!

One thing you'll find a lot of around my house, including on my sunporch, are signs. Whether it's intentional or unintentional (I have several that are gifts from friends.) I seem to have lots of them. Check them out!

Then, there are the "silly" signs. I like to have a little sense of humor, here and there.

This is one of my favorite signs. It says it all!

 Hop on over to "Part 2 of "My Favorite Spots", for a view of my most cherished outside spots I love to relax.

“Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” Spanish 

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  1. Love the view from your window! Have a lovely week. :)

  2. This looks like a nice spot! I love to keep my window open whenever it is cool enough, too, as I love hearing the birds and the water fountain from my goldfish pond! I especially love your wicker chair - very nice!

    Blessings, Joan

  3. I always love seeing the things that you've done in your home...and I'm looking forward to seeing your favorite outdoor spots!!

    Blessings, Joan

    1. Thanks, Joan! I finally posted Part 2. Sorry that it took so long! :(

  4. What beautiful spaces - I love the flower wall! So much! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday Link Party! See you this week (Sunday 6pm PST), Julia


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