Monday, July 9, 2012

FLUFFING THE SUMMERHOUSE!


Up at the lake, I occupied myself cleaning the Summerhouse.  This is not to be confused with the main house.  It is a detached separate sort of guest house with two pull down beds.  See the little porch on it?  Sitting there we have a wonderful view of the bay.

So, I spent a good part of Saturday in the heat cleaning and scrubbing, dusting and fluffing.  My little playhouse is ready for some relaxing days and evenings!

I hope all of you had a good week in spite of the wretched heat.  I will try to get around more in my visiting.  My To Do list is a mile long, but I hope to catch up on everything in the next couple of days.  See you soon! :-)

64 comments:

Theresa said...

Oh Girl, I know you are enjoying that Summerhouse:) I wish I were still coming up there this week, but perhaps next time the team comes... I will visit! have a blessed day and STAY COOL! HUGS!

laurie said...

I just love your guest cottage, like a dolls house! Milo looks so unconcerned and comfy, he makes my heart melt, have fun fishing!!

Debby said...

Love your little cottage and I am still missing mine. Stay cool. This heat has been so awful but it is nice today.

Knitty said...

What a great little house! The weather was really dreadful for a long stretch. We didn't go to our cottage last weekend because of it.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Jane,
You know how much I love that little guest house! It is so charming and so well done, you have such a great eye!
I lost some flowers too and boy does that irk me.
So glad to be done with that miserable heat...I am loving this mid-80's stuff.
My list is a mile long too and now I need to go make Dan a pie for his b-day.
Hugs and tell Al hello and congrats on the fishing boat, that will be fun!
Dan loves to fish, me not so much.
Big Hugs,
Cindy

Beth said...

The guest cottage is adorable!

The heat has modified a bit today, not quite as miserable.

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Jane!
Summerhouse is adorable! I have always wished to see inside. This may be your first post about the interior since I started following you!

Poor Milo and Layla...first the fireworks, then the heatwave!

Have a great week!
~Lynne
w/L.

Olive Cooper said...

Jane, what a lovely place to offer a rescue from the heat and to relax. You would catch me there often. It is so hot and dry here our shrubs are dying. xoxo, olive

Susie said...

Blondie, I just saw where you got a boat from here in Indiana. I am with you on the cool down ...We went from the 100's to high 80 today...feels heavenly. Poor doggies...need a sprinkler to play in. Smiles, Susie

Barbara F. said...

What a darling summer house! I have been indoors due to the record breaking heat here, and surrounded by mostly asphalt and concrete it is no joke! It is supposed to be cooler this week, although we could use some rain. xo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your guest cottage is so sweet and pretty, Jane! Such a great idea to have those beds that hide behind the doors. I lost some plants, too, and am debating getting a few to replace them.

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Just so lovely, looks so inviting...& ready for company.. : )
We were at our lake house also, for the week & boy, was it HOT. No breeze at all & no air conditioning... had to make our own breeze out on the boat. : )
We are just about finished renovating it & plan to start soon on the guest house... wondering?? Did you add the murphy beds?? Or were they there when you bought it?? We are planning to add them also. I have been looking & they seem a little pricey...

Deborah said...

Hi Jane!
What an adorable little guest house...it is a playhouse for sure!
Its perfect!
Glad to hear you are enjoying your summer!!

Deborah xo

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

What a darling guest house. Your dog looks like our Bentley...he is NOT enjoying the heat at all!!

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

That is the CUTEST little cottage ever! I want one!!!

♥Linsey

Julie Marie said...

Oooh Jane, I want to live in your Summerhouse, I love it!... and sweet Milo... really does look like Tessy... she lays that very same way (kinda letting it all hang out)... it has been terribly hot here too... fishing on the lake sounds so inviting... xoxo Julie Marie

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I love your little sweet Summerhouse. What fun to have that! I would be spending my time out there, too. Have fun on the lake- xo Diana

Anita said...

Oh I just LOVE it! I am in love with the blue color too...so cute! What a wonderful place. Thanks for stopping by and take care!!

Low Tide High Style said...

I would stay in that darling cottage any day of the week! I love how you have it decorated and even with a heatwave it looks inviting! We've had that same awful weather but today it's much nicer thankfully! How fun that you found a boat too, I'm sure you'll have many fun filled hours out on the lake fishing!

Kat

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Jane,

Your summerhouse is adorable...do you have a name for it? Enjoy your fishing trip on the lake. Sounds so great!

Honey at 2805 said...

The guest cottage is adorable! Stay cool!

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Jane!

Your guest house looks like a cute little play house... just adorable!

I also have lots my potted plants but might as well wait a few months before trying to replace them.

I am just about ready to put the dogs in the car and head for the beach... anywhere to get away from this oppressive heat. (It's 115 today and tomorrow it will be 117.)

Maybe I'll come visit YOU!

xoxo Bunny Jean

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh my..your summerhouse is so charming...I would love to have one. The heat has cooled down here too..thank goodness!

Blessings,
Linda

CAS said...

Now isn't that just oh so charming! I love Murphy beds -- perfect for your little summer house.

I hesitate to tell you how hot we are here. Right now at 5:15pm , it is 111*. They are predicting 115* tomorrow. I ventured out a few minutes ago to get the mail, but it wasn't worth risking 3rd degree burns....lol! I will probably stay inside again tomorrow and continue working on my quilt.

CAS

Debbie said...

I came over to catch up on your last two posts. Your lake house looks like a great place to spend the holiday, Jane!!! LOVE the "little" house you have to escape to for reading, or just some alone time.
It finally cooled down here too. Mid 80's is sooo much better than triple digits.
Don't you wish you could slow summer down just a little bit?
xxoo

Linda Chapman said...

Love your 'Doll House!' That's what it reminds me of.....SO inviting! So do you spend much time in it or is it mostly for guests?
Can't wait to see your fishing pics!

Shirley said...

Hi Jane, Your guest house looks so inviting. I know about the horrible heat that we have had. I am thankful for what rain we got yesterday and it did cool down some today. It is suppose to be cooler this week. I have had my yard mowed for three weeks and I refuse to have it watered especially since our city took over billing the sewer bill. They base it on how much water we use even if it doesn't go down it. That is another conversation. Have a great week and enjoy your trip to the lake. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

Sonia said...

Oh I just adore your cute and cozy Summerhouse! I would love to have a little place like that to hang out in. Hope you are headed for cooler weather...we actually got a front that moved through and brought rain and cooler temps! Enjoy your summer!
Miss Bloomers

Sarah said...

Jane, your little summer house is darling. Love that porch! Rain here tonight ~ yipee!

Gina said...

Your summer house is adorable! It's so charming.

Heaven's Walk said...

What a darling little summerhouse, Jane! You've styled it so perfectly! I'm with ya about that heat. Wasn't it horrible? We're finally a little cooler down here....but are preparing for another heat wave by the end of the week. Eeek!

xoxo laurie

Pondside said...

Jane, your little hide-away sounds and looks idyllic! I just love it. I hope you get to spend many summer hours curled up in your favourite chair, reading and dreaming.

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Love your little guesthouse, Jane! I wonder if we were once again in the same place at the same time-or at least nearby. We spent some time in South Haven and we loved it!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Hope you can keep cool! We've been blessed with perfect temps at our cottage in Maine!

Love your sweet cottage!

Mimi said...

HI JANE!!!
OH MY GOSH.....I WANT a PLAY HOUSE like yours...I LOVE IT!!!And man more then you can imagine!!
Love that drop leaf table and that comfy chair!!!
I hope it has cooled down alot...I know my SIS in Chicago was dying.....really...she hated it...MY MOM on the other hand was happy to finally turn off her fireplace...I said MOM you have not been burning a fire...she said yep til this week..meaning last week......Crazy...
hugs 2 U,
jamie

mississippi artist said...

You think the heat is bad there-you should be in Mississippi! I have been hibernating-don't plan to come out till fall!What a cute little playhouse. I would rather be in there with a book than fishing.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

The lakehouse is looking good! Things are fun to fluff! We have our little 23' camper for sale. Bought it new and used only 1 season, we want a little bigger unit. I love fluffing the camper, too!
Thanks for the sweet comments on my post.
xoxo
p.s. my hubby has been looking for a fishing boat, too!

Karen said...

It all looks so very inviting, love your touches.

Marydon said...

What a darling summer cottage Jane. Your decor is inviting & comfortable.

Finally our heat has broken. Hopeyours does soon.

Have a lovely eve ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Cindy said...

Love your little guest house/summer house! I can't wait to get out of this heat! Your dogs are precious!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

NOt only do you have a lake house, but a guest house at the lake house. I always tell you that your summer life seems so so romantic to me!
Wanna trade places for a week or two?

xinex said...

I love your summerhouse. I would make it my painting gallery if it were mine. It is so cute. Congrats on getting a new fishing boat, Janie. Have fun fishing soon!...Christine

Melanie said...

What a great little summerhouse! It would be a wonderful retreat for a writer or artist. :-)

Marla and Steve said...

Absolutely adorable and cozy.

Deserae said...

Your summerhouse is just the sweetest little cottage ever!!! Your pooch looks so cute sprawled out in the chair too! LOL...
~Des

Lori E said...

You have so many special spots to enjoy. Thanks for taking us along.

Kelly said...

I love that little guest cottage of yours. How adorable! That truly would feel like "playing house" in it. Ha! Sounds like hanging out at the lake is alot of fun there.

podso said...

Oh my goodness, how charming and adorable! I would love a little house like that. I can imagine what it would be like to sleep with the screens and hear the sound of water lapping on the lake (in my dreams maybe?) What a fun little place to enjoy and decorate. Glad your temperatures are cooler. Ours are too, but only due to rain, which means even more humidity!

Lori said...

Enjoy every moment Janie ~ I am in the same boat so to speak ~ too much to do in the heat and internet time has been minimal as I am out enjoying summer! Love that little Summerhouse.

arrielle_p said...

Such a pretty little cottage. It is always decorated so nice. Thanks so much for sharing with us!
real estate ph

Susan said...

Oh Jane, what an adorable comfy summerhouse cottage! Your guests must LOVE visiting there and sounds like the perfect place for you to read & enjoy the view. :)

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Jane -- what an ADORABLE little cottage house. Loving the foldaway beds and the wicker is gorgeous :)

Blessings!
Gail

Gypsy Heart said...

That house is adorable! I would want to escape there too...have quiet time to read, sip coffee or whatever and just relax.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
xo
Pat

Leslie said...

I would fluff too ~ I love your sweet little summer house!!!
Have a great weekend.

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Love the house so beautiful
Full of charm
enjoy
xxoo
Pam

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hi Jane! Your little cottage is just darling! SO wonderful that you get some lake life! So different from here. I think YOUR heat is a little harder to take than ours. And we're used to it. Spring is a beautiful time to visit Albuquerque. As long as it's not windy! We'll hope for the best! hahah! Keep on having a wonderful summer! So nice you stopped by!

Mary said...

Jane, I love your little Summerhouse. The fold down beds and removable widows are fabulous ideas for a small space. Bet lots of people want to curl up in there and enjoy the Summer nights by the lake.

Hope it's cooler now - still roasting here!

Hugs - Mary

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Oh my heavans, Jane.
That is THE sweetest little guest cottage!

I didn't know you had that as well! What a treasure and I adore your furnishings!
Picture perfect.

You give me hope that maybe someday we will have a cottage on the lake. We go every year to the Northwoods and now that my kids are 16 and 19. I sadly think the window for having a cottage has passed.
We looked for many years but never bought.

But you are saying you found yours after your kids were grown? If so, there is hope that one day we may have a little second home! Or a full time lake home would work for me too.
LOVE the water.


Thanks for sharing your little slice of lakeside heaven, Jane.
:)
xoxoxox

{oc cottage} said...

our niece is at Loyola and she's home for a visit...regaling us with tales of what summer is like back east! she was having trouble finding enough adjectives! ;}

STAY COOL!

m ^..^

Jacqueline said...

What a fabulous little house! I know it would be my favorite! That pull down bed is so beautifully hidden. One would never guess. Have so much fun relaxing. Is the lake house in IL?

Donna said...

What an adorable cottage, Jane! How fun it must be to decorate and play in:) It's been super hot here too, and I am oh so ready for cooler temps! I love South Haven, they have the cutest shops there! Enjoy your new boat!

KarenB said...

Your Summerhouse is lovely! What a wonderful place for visitors. I bet they don't want to leave!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a nice little retreat you have, Jane! Milo is certainly enjoying it, LOL! :D

You have fluffed your little summer house nicely, my friend!

Carol Bayersdorfer said...

Love the new rug from Target, it's a great focal point. I would consider removing the dried hydrangeas from the back of the toilet. I would also consider removing the magazine/toilet paper holder. They distract from your new purchases. Tuck the toilet paper out of sight and you probably don't need magazines
in the powder room. Love the new paint color, looks so much more beachy and cheerful.