Hi guys, Happy Monday! Hope you enjoyed a lovely first official weekend of fall! We're celebrating the beginning of autumn by running for the hills - literally. The mountains are to Mr. H. what Paris is to me, so this escape is a bit of a bookend to our City of Light trip last spring.
And for those of you who know me well and are concerned that there may be a tent involved in our adventures, rest assured that we have a nice hotel room to look forward to at the end of our hikes (and there's a spa).
Be back soon, hopefully with no grizzly bear stories, but with some good fall color shots to share! XO
Happy Friday! Well, this is it. The last official day of summer. I know we've all had one foot firmly in fall since Labor Day weekend, but summer - once she arrived - has been so gracious and lovely and warm. It's going to be hard to say goodbye. So will you join me in once last celebration to say so long to the sunny season?
How about something in the garden? Here's the invitation:
Pam at Red Ticking has the sweetest little chair her shop window right now. Every time I drive by it turns my head.
One of these days it's going to cause a fender-bender. I love that it looks like it's wearing blue and white striped pajamas and that Pam has piled a stack of blue books on it's seat - Canal House Cooking Volume 1: The Good Life.
Bringing home stray chairs used to be a habit of mine. We really don't need any more and Mr. H. asked me to stop. But this little guy is so tough to resist.
"Why make so much of a fragmentary blue..." -Robert Frost
When we bought our home nearly five years ago, the front door wore a coat of white paint. And it's been white ever since - if you don't count a few black streaks left by an over-zealous newspaper boy. But on a trip to Nantucket, this pretty blue entrance got me thinking... a little hit of blue paint in just the right spot might be the perfect update for our own weathered gray shingled home - like how the perfect shade of lipstick can change your whole look.
Since then I've looked at a lot of doors...
And played with a lot of blue paint.
I wanted a shade that would look like the Puget Sound on a day when the clouds and the sun are hanging out together.
We landed on Benjamin Moore Mineral Alloy - A sea-on-a-partly-sunny-day kind of shade, I think.