June 18, 2012


How was your weekend?  Mine was quite lovely, such wonderful weather here and being Father’s Day on Sunday I got to hang out with my family which is always a treat.
My extended family met up in a little rural town called Grafton; think rolling hills, houses acres apart and fresh air.  Grafton is home to Canadian famous, St. Anne's Spa and also my Grandparents and Aunt and Uncle. I’ve been going to this quaint little town since I was born, frolicking in the raspberry bushes, swinging in the hammock and mostly running from all the bugs.  Until a few years ago, I didn't really appreciate just how beautiful this precious land is; now I savour every nugget of its undeniable beauty.
Thought I would give you a little break from your everyday (although, maybe your everyday looks like this, in which case you know what heaven is) and share with you just a slice of chic country living.
This is my Aunt and Uncle's place, a quintessential country home that’s complete with a gazebo, several horseshoe pits (duh?) and way too many beautiful secret spots to escape to  with a good book. 

We had a potluck picnic, everyone brings a dish, their own cutlery and drinks, and we nosh on an array of summery fresh foods. Check out this gorgeous local fruit.
I picked some flowers from my Grandmas abundant garden - there are probably thirty different varieties - and made a loose, rustic arrangement in a mason jar, what else?
We wandered through the vegetable garden, can you imagine this scene out your back door; asparagus, spring mix, peas, leeks, tomatoes and so much more at your fingertips for all of your summertime entertaining bites.
Lastly, I spent some time in my Aunt’s “lady lounge” a place she created for herself and her friends to hang out and craft, yes please!  Filled with shabby chic details, it’s an adorable little getaway right on her property.

An absolutely delightful slice of chic and easy living in the country; for me it's a welcome breath of fresh air when it feels like the big city has chewed me up and spit me out.


  1. What a lovely home. I love small towns!

  2. The setting is so wonderful my pictures don't do it justice.

  3. Elisabeth Doherty25 June 2012 at 13:56

    You're so lucky! this house looks so beautiful and peaceful :)
    reminds me of the types of posts on COCOCOZY 


  4. What an idyllic setting. It reminds me of my rural New Brunswick roots and brings back great memories. You show some lovely pictures and provide great inspiration for summer creativity. Thanks!