August 31, 2013

Live it, Feel it!


“Remember, remember, this is now, and now, and now. 

Live it, feel it, cling to it. 

I want to become acutely aware of all I’ve taken for granted.” 


Oh, and I will...

Enjoy the last summer weekend!


 Bette


Picture: From the collection of Gordon Lameyer 
(published by the Daily Mail)



August 30, 2013

Summer House in Gotland





Summer House in Gotland 

This is the summer house of photographer Peter Gherke and his family, located in Gotland*), Sweden. 
The family collected furniture and objects from flea markets around the island. 
Outdoor room was built to be able to sit outside even if the weather is not the best.























*)  Gotland island lies 90 km from the Swedish mainland, in the Baltic Sea 
outside the southeast coast of Sweden. Some 50,000 people live here all year.

Really a lovely simple Scandinavian summer house.

 Bette

Photos by Martin Löf



So I Wait For You


“So I wait for you like a lonely house
till you will see me again and live in me.
Till then my windows ache.” 




  Bette


Picture



August 29, 2013

Mai Più Tuoi


 Arriva un momento in cui i figli ti si staccano dalle mani,
come sull'altalena,
quando li spingi per un pezzo e poi li lasci andare, 
Mentre salgono più in alto di te, 
non puoi fare altro che aspettare, 
e sperare che si reggano saldi alle corde. 
L'oscillazione te li restituisce, 
prima o poi, ma diversi e mai più tuoi. 

  Bette





August 28, 2013

Country Call

Justin's 'Pause On Table' with antique dining chairs and a spindleback chair from Melbourne's Hercynia Silva.

On the west-facing verandah a vintage Danish milking stool serves as a flower stand, echoing the vintage floral cushions...

A old picket fence borders the orchard.

The original section of the cottage.

A painting titled Beneath hangs in the sitting room.

Penstemons and other blooms from the garden beside a family heirloom breadboard from Germany.

Beneath a wire lampshade fashioned by Morgan, Justin's 'St Mark's Table' - made from salvaged Oregon pine and silver...

Morgan echoes a vintage painting with a classic rose arrangement.



THIS HAS MY NAME WRITTEN ON THE DOOR. 
WOULD NOT CHANGE A THING.

An old cottage called to an artistic couple 
who have filled it with paintings and handmade furniture.

  Bette


 PHOTO: SHARYN CAIRNS Woodside Home on homelife 



August 27, 2013

Blue, Like a Breeze in Summer Bliss



Blueberries.



Hanko, Finland


Blue, like a breeze, in summer bliss.


... and soon it will be fall. 


Oh, the summer night

Has a smile of light

And she sits on a sapphire throne.



Bette


Photos

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August 26, 2013

Cape Cod Home
































Designer superstar John Derian's Cape Cod home

The house is an 18th century home in Provincetown, Massachusetts. 
It hadn't been renovated in decades. 
While many would have gutted the old house, 
Derian left much of what he found unchanged, 
and it's served as a perfect backdrop for his timeless designs 
and eclectic collection of antique furnishings.
This 1789 home once belonged to a sea captain.

I love this place!

  Bette


Photos:  Julia Cumes for the Boston Globe and 

 featured on bonappetit.com and here.





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