Thursday, July 26, 2012

just a corner.

 a little
corner
of my world.

in the living room.

i miss walking on the beach and playing in the waves every day.
franklin, tn. would be perfect, if we had a sea....
 Mr. dan and i have been exercising in our neighborhood pool.....as it remains way too hot to play outside, unless swimming.
it was certainly not fun to deal with the
 
demise of our A/C this week.  oy.
yes, an unexpected big expense and a reminder of what it is like to live without this luxury.
we take so much for granted in this world!

i have been using this old washbasin as a side table this summer.
in the past, i have used it on my back deck, as a water feature with fishies swimming around....and it may end up outside again...some day....things seem to change around here.  good grief.





ah shells!  i heart the beach.


i love this white ceramic lantern, that i found while junkin around ......i yanked the old electric guts of it ......turned it upside down......and use it as a vase now.
i may have it rewired some day....it would look pretty lit from within and hanging from the ceiling.




big Kit-Ten wants to know...
who said,
 these were the
dog days of summer"?

keep cool.my friends.


erin


partying at...
http://commonground-debrasvintagedesigns.blogspot.com/2012/07/vintage-inspiration-98-talking-trash.html

and
http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/2012/07/feathered-nest-friday_26.html

30 comments:

~ Liz ~ said...

What lovely photographs! Great perspective and a perfectly intriguing corner!
Liz

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Erin,
Found you through your link at French Country Cottage. I just love birdcages and yours caught my eye. I love the style of your writing and the gorgeous pictures.
I'm a follower and hope you will visit and join in our linky party, too. Great finding you!
Hugs,
Patti

oldgreymare said...

i have the air on and I am still fanning myself with some junk mail I just got out of the mailbox..a very short walk up the street only about 4 houses worth and I came back dripping liquid down my spine. ARGH!!!!!

Your living area looks so cool and refreshing..the blue touches do make me think of the sea...Do you guys ever go to that lake nearby? Penny and I drove around one day trying to find it but ran out of time.... Of course it's not the ocean..:D
xx
z

Glenda/MidSouth said...

As always - great photos! The white with aqua definitely says beach. What a pretty kitty. I miss having one, but the older I get the worse the allergies get.
Hope you did not have to go to long without a/c. Think I would have to leave home if mine went out as hot as it has been.
Enjoy your evening.

Debbie Nolan said...

Can I come and sit in your lovely corner and hold your kitty? Love your wash table. You certainly know what looks enchanting. Sorry about a/c. Of all times when it is so hot to take a nose dive. Hope it is up and working now. Take care and God Bless!

Debbie Nolan said...

Can I come and sit in your lovely corner and hold your kitty? Love your wash table. You certainly know what looks enchanting. Sorry about a/c. Of all times when it is so hot to take a nose dive. Hope it is up and working now. Take care and God Bless!

KarenB said...

Very pretty! I put my jars in a birdcage a few weeks ago, and a little plant. Unfortunately my walls are brown (yuck) and it doesn't show up as well as yours. Stay cool! At least you're getting good exercise. I have to get on the treadmill or get up early to beat the heat and it isn't as hot here.

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Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Erin...beautiful and charming photos...cool and soothing to look at! Hope you are enjoying your summer...:)

Cindy said...

Just look at those little pink paws... so cute. Your corner is precious, i love the little bird in the cage, and the lantern is cool too. Everything looks so bright and fresh there, you have an amazing decorating touch. I understand your longing for the beach, there is just no place in the world like it...

Cindy

Razmataz said...

Your cat is so cute......lovely pictures Erin. Living without air would be a pain. But like you say...we have so much and can live without so I hope the days cool off a bit for you.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

just looking at your wonderful photos cools me off! Kit-Ten has the right idea, lounging on a comfy sofa, with "birds" for some company!!

Tricia said...

What a pretty spot! I think the kitty likes it too. I feel your pain with the A/C. Mine broke on the Fourth of July when it was about 100 degrees outside...it was awful. Hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful post and fantastic photography! This is an inspirational site. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

It's me said...

Love your corner....enjoy summer darling...sweet cat !!...love from me....xxx...

Nook and Cranny said...

Love, love that corner, specially the bird cage with the blue jars inside.
Hope your ac is working now.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Carole said...

No A/C during that kind of heat is insane. I can't believe we went without it for so many years. Love the new side table.
Hope you received some rain like we have.

x
Carole

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Working at keeping cool. Cat days of summer for sure!

True Colours said...

Lovely pics !

Have a nice Sunday.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Erin, your corner is so very beautiful, peaceful. And the dried arrangement in the ceramic vase matches the color of kitty perfectly. :) Have a great week. Tammy PS be careful deleting in Picasa because if it is in your blog then you will be left with a big black box. I spent days trying to fix things up the first time I started deleting -- ugh! Best wishes

~ Liz ~ said...

Erin, I've been looking through more of your posts and completely and utterly enjoying each and every photograph and the beauty you find in the world around you. I'm following you now. Hope you'll be back around to Quirky Vistas again soon. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop and comment. Hope you'll follow as well, if you like.
Liz

Heaven's Walk said...

What a sweet corner in a sweet room, Erin! And Kit just makes it even sweeter! :) You truly know how to create a cozy, summery place to nap. :) We lost our AC for a day this summer (and 4 days last summer)...so I KNOW how you feel about being so appreciative of such a luxury!

xoxo laurie

Donna said...

I nearly missed this post! Lovely pics. I love birdcage with the blue jars inside. I love Kit-Ten he is adorable! We do take so many things for granted when it comes to utilities :)
Hugs,
Donna

Terrie said...

I stumbled into and find your beautiful blog. Very charming and country style home with the sweet cat.

Cobalt Violet said...

Oh I love vintage birdcages tho I don't know where I'd put one! Guess it's time to purge some stuff!

Sorry about your AC. That's brutal. I spend the summer in my bedroom where I have a window AC. Right now I am staying up at my parent's place though, post surgery. Long story (I'll explain later!) but I'm fine now, thank goodness. Anyway, they have central air. :) Yay!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

ERIN MY DEAR!!!!!

Like always, your photos are bright with just the right focus and clean look that I seek! Oh no matter how hard I try, I still get a yellow tint to my photos. I even went to the trouble of painting my studio all white and gray trim to see if I could get a brighter look and NO DICE! I still have an ugly yellow look!

OH WELL....I am NOT gifted in photography! Thank you so much for your visit and kind words about my Etsy shop. I have sold quite a few of those paper shoes and a dress....having fun....

Enjoy the rest of your summer my dear! Anita

koralee said...

What a pretty corner....and your cat is so darling. Your images always inspire me to get my camera out! Hugs. xoxo

Barb said...

Lovely white and ethereal look - what a calming place to sit!

Becca said...

Hi Erin, I always love getting a peek inside a corner of your home. I love your style! Everything looks so calm & beautiful. Your big orange tabby is so much like my Fetzer boy!

The Magical Christmas Wreath Company said...

Great pictures Erin. You always capture that magic light in your photos. Oh to be big Kit-Ten and lounge around all day taking it all in your stride:)