Thursday, August 6, 2009

Beautifully unadorned….

Come to Portugal.

In the country…

between the sand and the water …to a simple white washed fisherman’s hut.

Hand-thatched a shaggy cut 7 year old's bangs...Pallet board patios.

Fringed in Pine trees.

awww. Come join me. Won't cost you a dime



A thatch roof shelters the outdoor dining room from the sun

who needs much else?


Chinese paper lanterns illuminate

a simple, intimate room


it's what's for dinner.


Peruvian cloth covered pillows.

Yarn wound sticks.

Paintings, beautiful in their lonesomeness

…it pulls you in



. The kitchen is useful.

Punctuated by colorful enamelware plates and old tins.

it’s happy in it’s simplicity

happy happy joy joy


At the end of the terrace a true outdoor room... surrounded in mosquito netting.

Allowing you to sleep in the open air.

surrounded by fresh…wild.



I dunno.

I’m lovin’ the whole vibe.


images: Marie-claire maison


Linda in AZ * said...

* Yep, soooo "barefoot comfy"! What a way to go!!!~~~ Linda

Maya said...

Just love the rustic style, all the wood. It's so perfect for a coastal cottage, no matter where.

Flick said...

OHH now I really need a holiday, those pictures and your descriptions gave me that longing feeling when winter has been dragging on too long! thanks for sharing.

for the love of a house said...

Oh I love that first photo! Look at the detail on that chimney- beautiful! I didn't see the Portugal forcast.... will I need to bring along my two new girls to keep us cool?? :)

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

It should be on a cliff overlooking the ocean. It's beautiful.

Unknown said...

That home is very charming.
I love it!

Rhonda Roo said...

I'm picking up good vibrations. Yep. Oh yeah.

Melissa said...

I want that outdoor dining room!

Farmgirl Paints said...

Yes wow! Great photos. Very relaxed and care free. I could use a few days in a spot like that...all except for the strange critter outside.

Mango Gal said...

So beautiful!

Deborah said...

Okay. One more change in plans. THIS is exactly where I want to be!

Chic Coles said...

Those thatched roofs are fabulous! Great images of summer living.

Suzann said...

WOW! I love it all.

Anonymous said...

The kitchen looks like fun...I would love to get in there and bang some pots around...LOL!

Love Chinese lanterns!!

Willow Decor said...

Iloved these photos, especially the bath. I spent time in Sintra and fell in love with Portugal.

Aly Beth said...

Your pictures all flow together so well, I felt like I was watching a sunset. Beautiful!


Black Zebra said...

Yes let's go on holiday please!I'll be either in the bathroom or kitchen if anyone needs me:-)

Dreamgirl said...

I'm lovin it too!
I could spend a whole summer just relaxing in these surroundings!

I do hope you'll enjoy your Friday!

If you're up for a fun photo challenge drop by my blog Sweeter Living. I'll draw a winner on Sunday and the prize is a subscription to Harper's Bazaar.

Take care!

MissBliss said...

Ohh, well, I guess it would work... For the rest of my life!!!

Ms. Tee said...

Oh, I'm sooo liking the little dining table and cafe-type chairs outside. SO pretty!

My Castle in Spain said...

i just was flipping through the Côté Sud magazine which features French decorator Jacques Grange house in Portugal and he also kept these thatched roofs.
i so love this house...really perfecto by the beach !

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I'm loving that kitchen with all the color. Glad you could join my party today, Linda! Here's to a wonderful weekend. :-)

Susan @ Your home, only said...

Ok, I'm taking off my shoes and taking a virtual mini-vac here. Yes, lovin' the vibe!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing them.

vicki archer said...

When do we leave??..Enjoy your weekend, xv..

Laura Trevey said...

It IS a very happy place...

Have a Beautiful weekend!!

Fifi Flowers said...

FAB photos... you ALWAYS make me want to go on adventure!
Bon week-end!

Anonymous said...

Oh Linda it is all so beautiful. The bursts of color are sublime, and the thatched roof is rustically fabulous. Great photos..

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Thank you for the little mini vacation I just took... great pictures!

cotedetexas said...

love it - esp. that settee!!
thanks for the comment, mucho appreciato.

Blue Muse said...

A gorgeous destination I want to travel to sometime in this lifetime! Gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous - and those beautiful photos make me ache to go NOW.
Let's go :)
xo Isa

Pam Kersting said...

Love it! Have you been to all of these exotic places or are they just figments of your imagination?

Udo Umami said...

another triümph my dear... another triumph! bravo on the chinese laterns. xoxox <3 Üdo

Anonymous said...

Ohhhhhh, I love your photos & the rustic style! So nice nice nice!

Agneta from Sweden

Zuniga Interiors Design Studio said...

Linda- as always- love the fabulously-lived-in photos! Wish I was there!

Zuniga Interiors

Cobalt Violet said...

Beautiful! I might need to head to China Town for some paper lanterns!


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