Staying here is definitely good for the soul! It’s like traveling back in time, to an era when life was much simpler. The big thing of the day might be picking flowers, fishing from the dock or stopping by a neighbor for a cup of coffee. And can I tell you…the silence is magnificent.
In 1870 our house looked like this:
These people were the first owners. Every day I’m reminded of the history surrounding us. They probably worked hard on the farm, and I’m sure the winters were really rough. Today….
…the front yard is often used for one of my favorite activities – a neighbor hood pick up soccer game with grown ups and kids. No shoes allowed for adults. I never let a friend come over without a game!
The second you enter the house you suddenly loose the need to go anywhere else, because you instinctively know you’ll be staying a while. Hard to explain it in a better way – it’s just the feeling everyone gets when they arrive. It’s peaceful and the air is fresh. I keep the interiors simple and relaxed.
Should you want company, it’s pretty simple – you do what we used to do…knock on a door. If you’re learning to bike, you have your own road along fields with no traffic!!
The need to be perfect goes away. The need to be organized goes away. You allow yourself to just live your life!
On a visit home I would never miss the Midsummer night’s celebrations. It’s the longest day of the year and in this northern part of the world it means that the sun never sets. It just glows on the horizon all night.
It’s a night when girls pick flowers to put under their pillows, and boys pick wild strawberries and play in the barns and fields.
Every room in our house and guest house has a glittery view of the lake.
With the simple interiors, no accessories are really needed other than fresh picked flowers!
After a night staring out the window at the magical midnight sun, it’s so hard to leave…every time. It’s truly a place I wish I had a One Way Ticket to!!
Thanks Cassie for having me guest post! If you ever come visit, I’ll make you some mean Margaritas!!
Jill — you are SO on!! Seeing your house in person would be a dream! Jill is also launching an online store this week, and you do not want to miss what this girl has put together! The glam and beauty continue tomorrow with another off-the-charts blogger, Bijou and Boheme.