Tuesday, August 2, 2011

summer days driftin' away

happy august!  it may sound crazy, but i'm already beginning to feel a bit nostalgic for summer 2011.  i know, i know, it's the heart of summer, but i fear autumn will be here sooner than i would like -- really, where did july go? -- so i am already plotting ways to prolong the season and bring that summertime feeling right into my home.

no matter the date on the calendar i think any of the following lovely items would do the trick, don't you?

image courtesy anthropologie

image via overstock

walking around the house barefoot in cooler weather would be no problem with either the spiny lobster rug from anthropologie or this coral branch beauty from thomas paul to keep my tootsies warm.  aren't the creamsicle® colors wonderful?

image via the container store 

how about this rugby stripe bin with nautical rope handles to store sandals and sunscreen now, mittens and mufflers later.  or, use it for your collection of these.  (c'mon, admit it, you have one or two or twenty of them, don't you?)

image via votivo

for an aromatic touch, a candle the color of beach sand that smells like the sea!

and, finally, i'd really like this sailfish to hang over my bed.  an art canvas as headboard that would surely inspire sweet dreams of summer.


  1. We just got back from vacation.....and now are in full back to school mode.....missing summer already too!

  2. Funny, I was just feeling the same way about this summer, it's gone before you know it..And yes, I have way too many striped shirts and need that striped basket to put them in.

  3. thanks, ladies, it's nice to know i'm not the only one. besides, i did always love a good back-to-school season! new outfits, a fresh 3-ring binder, no. 2 pencils...