Weekend at the Lake...


This weekend we took off for a short getaway to the lake for the holiday weekend!  It has been SO hot and humid here lately!  Our place is on a chain of five lakes and is normally pretty quiet with a few recreational boaters and people fishing.  With the heat, everyone else had the same idea and this is what it looked like...


So, we decided to stay clear of the crazy traffic and just hang out!  We went out to a local steakhouse for dinner as it was too hot to grill...then hung out on the deck late into the night playing games, watching the sunset and fireflies.  It was a great family time! 
Thought I'd share a few pics from the house so you can see where some of my recent finds have ended up!  Remember this great oyster tin?  It now sits on a high ledge in the three season porch...


Also in the porch are these pillows I found at recent sales at recent sales...



and the cute little oar is over a doorway!


Look at this fun vintage fishing trophy...


and this is a sign I made on an old fence picket that hangs over the back door...


The flower box on the front of the house is filling in nicely!



Lots of wildlife this weekend, too!  This pair of ducks decided to just hang out in the back yard...


and we watched this sweet baby Oriole in the bushes being fed by its mama...


It's always a relaxing getaway! 
Until next time...
Linda

27 comments

  1. What a neat get away! Love where you have stashed your finds... Sweet bird pics, too. Lezlee

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  2. Dear Linda,
    oh it looks such a wonderfull place,you have got there, just in front of the lake-and the finds, goes perfect into your cabin.
    I love your beautifull finds,from the post below,too, -they er all great, and lovely.
    Have a good monday.
    Hugs Dorthe

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  3. Looks like you had a lovely time. Your lake house is so pretty and relaxing. I love how you decorate it with some of your vintage goodies! Love the ducks that joined your family fun and the little bird so sweet!

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  4. Looks like the perfect way to spend the holiday, or any weekend! I love all of your recent finds and they look perfect in your lake house! So glad you kept the oyster tin!

    Kat :)

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  5. Linda,

    Your lake looks my lake! We watched the water skiers and boat traffic. It was too hot to even read. We were going to grill but just had tomatoes and potato salad.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Carol

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  6. Hi Linda,
    Sounds like you are having the same weather we are! Your pictures are great. I have never seen a baby oriole before, so cute! How nice that you have a lake house, and another place to decorate :) I really love your Canadian Mountie pillow, that is just so neat! And your flower boxes are gorgeous, too! Our lake was a zoo this weekend, so it will be nice to get things back to normal. Keep cool!

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  7. It looks peaceful, relaxing and delightful! Glad you had a nice weekend. Love that baby bird.

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  8. Your windowbox looks like something out of a magazine! I love your retreat. Your porch, and everything else about this special place of yours.
    Brenda

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  9. Your lake home looks great! I hope it was cooler there then around the cities...we did go to the Trader's market and it was busy. Didn't find much...
    Almost time for another sale...better get busy pricing things.
    Warmly,
    Deb :)

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  10. I was enjoying your lovely pictures when I spied my nemesis under your window box! How do you control that plant???

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  11. Looks like you had the right idea. Boat traffic was so bad we didn't bother heading out.

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  12. Oh my gosh, Linda...this was such a neat tour--how beautiful!!! I hope you had a wonderful time!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  13. Oops...one more thing...I'd love to feature you as a Guest Artist on I Owe it All to Him...the precious picture of the window box would be perfect...If you would like to be featured, just email me at:
    cindylou_20@hotmail.com
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  14. Hello,
    My first time visiting! The lake sure was busy! It has been very hot and humid here! Looks like a lovely place for some R & R. I enjoyed the pictures!
    I am having two giveaways on my blog! Hope you stop by,
    Kathy
    http://blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com

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  15. sounds like you had a marvelous weekend!! We only went long enough to cook out for Saturday night's supper and then watch the fireworks! That's all my hubby had time for since they're still making hay! This week has been hot and sticky so far--don't like it!!! Hope you're having a good one! Love ya, Julie

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  16. Great pictures. I love the paneling on the three season porch and the way you displayed your finds is perfect. That water looks so inviting. It's hot and miserable here in the midwest.

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  17. I grew up on a lake in Michigan and this post brought back wonderful memories.

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  18. How wonderful to have a place to get out of the heat! A great place to make some memories. Mimi

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  19. Hi! I just landed here from another blog, and I've spent the last few minutes looking through your blog. I love it, and I'm now a follower!
    Have a great week!
    Carol

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  20. Love all your finds - and what a view!!! Nothing like lazy time by a lake!

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  21. I just love going to the lake. It is a great way to spend the 4th of July. Thanks for posting my giveaway on your blog!

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  22. Saw your feature on Junk Bonanza! How cool...Sure wish I could go, take lots of pics...Lezlee

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  23. I've always wanted a cabin, just for the fun of decorating it! And for being on the water, a dream of mine...You have done a beautiful job on yours and the window boxes are absolutely beautiful. Sounds like a wonderful time, Linda! xx Suzanne

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  24. Looks like a fantastic weekend...full of great times and weather. We stay away from our Lake on the holiday as well...little too crazy for us. Love that vintage trophy, so cute!

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  25. Linda,
    I think I would have stayed off the lake as well!!! Or just put a raft in and hung my feet off the dock!!!
    Love all the sweet things you have put in your restful home-away-from-home!
    xoxo
    lynn

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  26. What a great place to relax. You've decorated with all the right touches for a lake retreat.
    Love your window box!!!
    Debbie@houseatthelake

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  27. :Oh Linda! this really does look like a relaxing gettaway! great decor....beautiful window boxes and yes, they are filling in brilliantly!

    we are stuck in a heat wave here...so I've been laying low with the family...even the hubster's off....we're having fun too!

    ciao bella
    thanks for sharing!

    creative carmelina

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