Thursday, June 4, 2009

Summertime Living

As June rolls in with warmer and longer days, my daily routine seems to change without any conscious thought on my part. Days now begin with early morning walks to the lake and my laundry is once again on the line. Dinners are later and lighter (not a bad thing) and evenings often include time spent on the porch swing.

My bedroom changes too. The duvet comes off for the summer - a cotton blanket is all that is needed now. The plum coloured shams and toss pillows are replaced by more seasonal celery greens.

The display bed in The Cupboard now wears its summer, cottage look from Pine Cone Hill. The soft sky blue of the sheets and chenille blanket create a soothing backdrop for the blue, chocolate, vanilla and white stripe of the duvet cover and shams. A vintage style bedskirt in eyelet lace makes this a perfect bed just waiting for whitewashed pine walls and windows overlooking the lake.

Pine Cone Hill linens are multi-textured and offer style options for every taste from graphic colours to soothing tone on tone looks.

This month's bed is complemented beautifully by the artwork of Elke Clarke (, our resident artist. Her piece "Puzzle #1", with its geometric, modern squares is a nice juxtaposition with the classic look of the stripes.

The soft lace robe on the dressmakers model reminds us of a more elegant era gone by.

Here's to great weather, leisurely days and lakeside views.