This week is off to a busy start. It's funny how that happens after a holiday weekend when you've kicked back and done nothing, and then all of a sudden you check your email to find that everything is happening all at once! It's a good kind of busy though, one filled with excitement and anticipation for projects to come and fun assignments!
It's been hot, hot, hot here the past few days, so I'm staying inside and pretending my AC is really a cool bay breeze. Last week was much more pleasant, and I even spent some time out in my hammock catching up on reading. You see, I got a wonderful surprise in the mail last week...Terry John Woods' new book...Summer House! Amazon said it wouldn't ship until June the 1st, so I was thrilled when the mailman dropped it off last Friday!
I couldn't wait to sit down and properly devour it since you might recall how much I loved Terry's last book which I wrote about in this post. I had loved his first book so much that I was almost a little nervous that this one might not live up to my expectations. The moment I opened it and began reading the words so lovingly written by Dale West and began gazing at the amazing photos taken by Kindra Clineff, all of my fears were put to rest.
The book, which is peppered with wonderful vintage family photos from summers gone by, takes you back to a time when the scent of honeysuckle filled your soul as you rode down deserted roads with "no hands" and skinned knees.
The words and pictures intertwine to create an image of the perfect carefree summer, and a decorating style that lets summer live year round in our hearts and in our homes.
The more I read, the more I thought...I wonder if Terry and I were separated at birth...maybe we are long lost twins?! Ok, ok, I know we were born on different days, in different places, to different people, and in different years...but the similarities are quite striking!
I mean he loves old watering cans and so do I!
And see that vintage Wayrite kitchen scale in the photo above...yup I have one of those too!
A love for old white wicker and petunias...yes, we share that same love.
Now this may just convince you that we truly are long lost twins, see those shell covered pillow shams in the photos...well guess who else has those same shams?! Ok, are you freaking out a little about this...should I call someone from Ancestry.com to clear this up?!
And while Terry and Dale are sippin' on some San Pellegrino, there is always some chillin' in my fridge!
Blue and white platters with starfish anyone? Why yes, I think I will!
Even if you aren't Terry's long lost sister/twin like I clearly am *wink, wink*...I think you will still love this amazing book. Once again, I'm left speechless at how this book, Summer House, will have you plotting ways to sell everything you own and move to your very own summer house in Maine! If you haven't ordered your copy already...then RUN, don't walk over to Amazon and get yours today!
Thank you Terry, Dale and Kindra for another wonderful book that will be a fixture in my decorating "must have" library! And I would also like to give Kindra Clineff a special shout out and thank you for spending time talking to me on the phone recently about creating my website! Your advice and help were much appreciated!
Now, on to some important info if you are within driving distance of southern Maryland and are looking for something to do this weekend. My friends Susan and Julie are working on another wonderful sale to be held at Susan's waterside cottage, and you won't want to miss it! Below is a flyer with all of the info...it's sure to be another winner, just like her last sale!