Had a sweet wee gathering the other night , dear friends ... Warm summer eve... Mountain and meadow views , children running everywhere chasing chickens , swinging on the tire swing ... While we grown ups enjoyed our custom John Porter cocktails on the back deck ...! ( no wallflower cocktails are served here when John is mixing )
I love the idea of outdoor rooms ...so I keep adding to our deck , seems everytime we have friends over I drag more stuff out there ! The lines are clearly blurred now between inside living and outside living - I really like this !
We like to keep our entertaining simple but inspired ... Self help bars + buffet style food, everyone that comes bring good & local wines so it's a pretty easy night for all !
John finished the open style pantry for us ... I happily filled it - easy access for our whole family - Gus is thrilled that everything is within reach now ( me too ) !
This view is from our back courtyard patio ... I am a big Dutch door lover - so sweet and speaks to my inner Laura Ingalls .
The dogs were skunked a week ago , horrid smells coming from them - but I can't keep the doors closed too many critters need to come and go ... I am trying to see the upside of this new scented layer ... Even for me this is a tough one ... Lavender spray in hand ...I'm off to create more goods - on the docket for today more Xmas designs ... Yes ...Virginia ... even in July .
Cheers & jollification to you !
Live your poetic wanderlust ~ xx Tracy Porter