roughing it.


christine ralph’s lakeside home.

happy friday readers! i am actually taking the day off today. i’m up in sonoma county with my family celebrating my mum’s birthday. we’re staying in a great house, it even has an airstream in the backyard, which is where i’ll be sleeping tonight. i think it’ll be a little like camping — fun! so, today, i thought i’d share a few more ideas for relaxing and roughing it — decorating with vintage cots. add some cozy throws and pillows and you’ve got a great place to curl up with a good book or have a lazy afternoon nap. we have one from elsie green at makeshift society in the loft, and you can often find someone nodding off up there. you can find them all over — from army/navy surplus stores, to etsy and ebay. have a great weekend everyone and i’ll be back on monday!


chez les voisins; and stellan herner.


a super cozy nap spot, via Hickory and Juniper.


tom adair’s home via poppytalk.


vintage cot via ethanollie.


etsy cot; vintage cot via 86 home; even pups love them mono no aware.

21 Responses to “roughing it.”
  1. Amanda says:

    Glamping in an airstream is the way to go. Have fun!

  2. sounds like a wonderful weekend.

    Molly {Dreams in HD}

  3. Vicki Archer says:

    Sounds fabulous! Hope you have a fantastic weekend!…xv

  4. Love all these, especially the hickory & juniper one piled with colorful pillows–and right by the window! The perfect spot to relax.

  5. Sarah says:

    Happy Friday! love all these pics, especially the one with the dog. Hope your trip is very awesome:)

  6. Ruby says:

    That home is stunning! Is it a rental? if so can you email me the link, I need to add that to my places to stay when I visit :)

  7. heather says:

    Now I have to look for Airstreams for sale again. Been thinking about that as a guest room :)

  8. Julianna says:

    I’m going to be roughing it in a cabin this weekend! and hopefully curling up with a book in the hammock!! enjoy your mini vacation!

  9. I love the idea – we are re thinking our garden and how to make best use of it (although depending on UK weather) and this would be perfect!

  10. Marjory says:

    Delicious the dog one too! Enjoy your trip, Sonoma is gorgeous! :)

  11. Lisa L. says:

    Great post! Sounds like you’ll have a blast.

    Camping is so much fun. Can’t wait to do it this summer.

    Mostly Lisa

  12. Karyn says:

    Chateau Sonoma is having their French flea market this weekend … maybe I’ll see you there!

  13. I would love to be there for the weekend! Enjoy and I hope that you Mum has a wonderful birthday!

  14. Beth says:

    I’ve never thought of getting a cot and now I think it would be the perfect addition to my living room! One of my goals this summer is to have a long, relaxing weekend at a cabin. This is just the motivation I need to make it happen.

  15. amber says:

    looks cozy! I kind of want one now!

    hope you enjoyed the weekend :)

  16. Adrienne says:

    Liking the lakeside home what a place to take a nap,enjoy!!

  17. Misred says:

    Such a beautiful post!

  18. Ahhhh. Such a simple thing, such lovely ideas. I want to curl up and take a cot-nap right now. zzzzzzzz….

  19. P&F says:

    Absolutely love the outside! Makes me want to throw nice summer dinners, bbq, chill out with a nice book and some hype sunnies..!

  20. Maria says:

    Feeling pretty giddy that you mentioned my cot!


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