11 July 2009

my saturday find~


{you can't see it in these photos but the bed is a lovely pale shade of blue}

As many of you know, I love outdoor spaces.  I have always wanted a daybed outside, and have posted photos of fabulous outdoor rooms with wonderful spots to take an afternoon nap, read a book, or just watch the clouds roll by.  

Today my husband sent me out for a couple of hours to have some time to myself.  He knew he was going out of town tonight, leaving me with #s 3 & 4, and thought that it might be a good idea for me to "charge up" so to speak.  He is a wise, wise man~  

I had seen this bed a while back and loved it.  It was incredibly reasonable, but at the time, I just didn't know where I would put it.  I knew I had no space inside the house, so I decided against it. Today however, with the gorgeous weather, and my dreams of a little corner of the property that I can sneak away to, I headed back to the place where I had seen it in hopes of it still being available.  Thankfully, it was!  I scooped it up, and then headed to the nearest thrift shop in search of a mattress and some old sheets.  As my handsome husband was heading off for his weekend away, I was busy cutting 2x4s to support my mattress and assembling my masterpiece.  I love it!!!  #3 has already tested it (as have I...) and we have declared that it is absolutely perfect!  Isn't it simply darling?  It sits next to the chicken coop under my beautiful rose covered pergola, shaded but allowing for a gorgeous breeze to pass through.



Enjoy the rest of your weekend my friends - I am headed out to my new daybed with my favorite magazines as well as my two favorite books - Paris, made by hand, and My French Life.

xo

40 comments:

Simply Mel said...

A haven for daydreams! I love your find and where you placed it, "next to the chicken coop under my beautiful rose covered pergola" - incredible!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

A pale blue bed dressed with vintage linens catching the summer breeze with "The French Life" in hand, a wonderful family to love. it sounds like a rose covered dream......

Nancy said...

Oh, such a wonderful find! Glad it was still there...I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

Nancy

Simone said...

Oh wow, how fantastic!

Lisa said...

YOU LUCKY GIRL, YOU!!! ENJOY!!!

HUGS FROM MAINE

Julie@beingRUBY said...

It looks simply wonderful! Julie

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Absolutely fabulous

koralee said...

So so beautiful.....you made it even more so! Great idea to put it outside...oh you inspire me!

I'm Julia said...

What a perfect bed. And how nice of it to wait for you :-)) I wish I had room for a bed outside too!

Stacie said...

How beautiful! I can't imagine how wonderful it would be to relax on that bed with the perfect book and then blissfully drift off to sleep.

Wow - enjoy!

Dustjacket attic said...

What a wonderful idea, looks so comfortable! Great position too by the sounds.

Alicia said...

A great book, a cool pitcher of strawberry limeade (from scratch) & a few hours to laze the day away is my wish for your weekend.
Im so honored you love my writing. I was in such a sarcastic mood & yes no dishes are ver dirty in my mental world.

Allison said...

I LOVE it! Nice job with putting it all together. It really looks perfect - like something you would see in a magazine. It really looks great!

allison
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

Blue Muse said...

That may be the most lovely thing I've seen in a very long time. Well done!! Enjoy your book in your beautiful, beautiful find. The pillow and quilt are smashing, too!!
xo Isa

Merisi said...

What a wonderful find!
May you enjoy many wonderful hours on the beautiful daybed, day dreaming or other.

Writing about 3 and 4,
does it mean you have 4 children?
I am the lucky mother of four.

moa said...

so beautiful daybed, mimi...
have a lovely sunday -

hugs from moa

paige said...

what a dreamy little bed!
i love how you've dressed it too

what a sweet hubby!
xo

Caroline at Caroline's Lost and Found said...

I love this idea! How relaxing to sit on such a cozy bed under a pergola and read some favorite magazines....my perfect lazy Saturday afternoon! Have fun! Oh, your blog is so lovely and inspiring! Take care, Caroline

Kasey said...

ha! it's only after you saw mine...that you had to have one yourself....

Jen R. said...

That is fantastic! I need one of those!

Brenda said...

I love it! I absolutely love it! I have always yearned for one of those old-fashioned iron beds. And I'm getting ready to have a small screened-in porch area added to the end of my new deck area. I've been pondering (and told my carpenter) that I had childhood memories of staying with relatives in a cabin on a bed like this on a front-facing screened-in porch. I think now my plan has solidified! Thanks!
Brenda

gotlib said...

Oh, this is just wonderful. No, you will never be able to "leave it to the experts". It's in your blood. Thanks for sharing with me. I love your blog.

Kimberly said...

Good for you!! What a find. I know you'll enjoy it! My dear friend bought a beautiful old French iron daybed a number of years ago at Roundtop. It is still sitting by the side of her house un-touched because her husband hated it so. He didn't get the idea of an outdoor bed. You are fortunate you wonderful hubby gets the big picture! I too I going to be at home this week husbandless with only one child!!

Suzan said...

Thank you 4 visiting my page.
And the frenchie (Frank) says hello! :D

Della said...

Beautiful! Incredibly jealous...may I come take a nap?

Lori said...

I love your Saturday find and putting it by the coop means it is "for girls only". I hope you enjoyed lounging and reading.

Brown Girl said...

I love the bed, it's beautiful!!

Federica said...

So so beautiful!

Bonnie said...

You know it is meant to be when something you've been dreaming about for a while is still there waiting for you when you are ready to buy it. Dreamy! :)

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

It is perfect! I imagine it would provide the most blissful outdoor nap.

blondiensc said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kimberly! I am slightly jealous, for one that you have such a lovely backyard that you want to spend time day dreaming there and two for your amazing find, I love the linens as well....! :) You are marvelous my dear! XOXO

Jackie said...

I love it - it's perfect and I'm sure looks lovely in your yard! What a wonderful place to sit and read!

sinnlighet said...

Ohhhhh, lucky you!!

Agneta from Sweden

I'm Julia said...

(p.s.) I answered your questions about the Mansion under your comment

I bet you're out napping & daydreaming in that bed this very instant.

Nancy*McKay said...

...is there room for ALL of us???

Annie said...

What a heavenly nest. Thanks for sharing it. I have an old double bed like just like it in my guest room at the Ranchburger and love to read there when we don't have guests.

Clarity said...

I adore daybeds and chaise longues. That looks lovely and meltworthy, more pictures please.

By the way, how cool are you to be able to make artistic aprons and chop some 2X4s?

simply blogged said...

beautiful find.

Jenn@Spejory said...

What a great find! We have two of these beds (but keep them indoors). They were my grandparents' beds and I adore them.

allison said...

WOW . . . I'm so jealous of your bed! Love all your goodies:o) I wore my new headband today. It's lovely! Thank you. Allison (www.phrecklenosephotography.com/blog)