May 04, 2009

I'd be a happy camper...

If I could camp like this !




Y'all already know of my extreme LOVE for the English Country living magazines. I was flipping through an issue from last year and well, these pictures were just too beautiful not to share. The colors just pop. The patterns and prints are mixed together so harmoniously.

One thing I miss about living in England is that no matter what... you took a holiday (vacation). Even if it was a weekend getaway, popping a tent in a field, staying at a B&B, popping over to Europe on the ferry, whatever. Just something to recharge your batteries. I LOVE that about the English and Europeans. I can't stop reminiscing now about my days camping in France with my sister before I was married and became a mommy. Good times!!

Anyway, our family haven't treated ourselves to a real holiday this year but I tell ya, I could live in a dream land like this, forget just camping. There is so much inspiration in these pictures. So many things we could all do to make our yards and gardens look and feel more appealing to our senses.
Summer is almost here, so get your thinking cap on and start planning a camping trip or making a beautiful outdoor oasis.













Cupcake ice cream cones...I love it.

xx Emily xx

15 comments:

Kristina P. said...

That is some seriously fancy camping!

The Crash Test Dummy said...

ha hahahahahah Oh Emily. You are so cute. I would love to have gone camping in France with you and Mary.

In Hawaii they camp in style too. We have ward camp at the beach and people seriously bring their couches and entertainment centers. hee hee

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

Kristina- yeah, fancy camping for sure.

Crash- I would have loved if you came too. One day we'll have to go have a girls trip when our kids are a little older. I think I would see things in a whole new light.

No way- they seriously do bring their couches??? That is radical :)

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I do love the colors... and I wouldn't mind camping like that... as long as it didn't rain!!! :)

Terresa said...

Love the thermos, hanging lights & hammock. The cupcake muffins and tea pot, not so sure (I have 4 little kids who'd fill it with mud in a flash).

Thanks for the eye candy. I love this stuff!!!

Chrisy said...

A beautiful post...of course there'd be a handsome chef to cook the meals and a chaffeur to take one around the vineyards....and Edith does give a nice vibe to it all...

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

You are very welcome for the eye candy you guys. I wish I could show you every page of the magazines. So inspiring.
Chrisy...totally, a handsome chef and chauffeur.Hahahaha- totally.

Katherine Lee said...

Those cupcake ice cream cones are amazing! Love it!
xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea :)
www.urbanfleadesign.com

Dallas Shaw said...

never camped, but might try it with these shots...

dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

mary.liz said...

Yeah, boy!!! I could camp like that! I'd hate to pack and unpack all of that tho! Imagine the squish you'd feel on your way to the campsite.

Very beautiful. I'll borrow all these old mags this weekend, okay?

:) Love ya! So excited to see you and the fam.

Darci said...

Oh, if only! I love all the pictures and the music was perfect, of course. There's nothing wrong with enjoying nature in comfort and style.

April said...

Now THAT is my kind of camping...minus the rain of course. lol!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I love the idea of an outdoor oasis! So beautiful. Camping, on the other hand...

spearmint baby said...

i need to show this to my husband! this is my dream camping experience!!

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