Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Suburban Summer

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Good morning, sweets!  Hope the week is treating you all splendidly.

Lately I've been dreaming of summer in the suburbs.  The town where I take the ferry on over to my summer house is oh so quaint, it seems like every other house has a swing hanging from a tree on the front yard, and it brings me back to my carefree childhood days in the suburbs of NYC. 

Long days outside in the beautiful fresh air, loving every single second of it.  I remember it all so fondly and it would be so nice to get to recreate those feelings these days.  Yes, I do have the beach but there's something about the grass and the greenery that gets me. 

Dreaming of knocking on the door of one of those quaint houses and inviting myself over for a little al fresco brunch followed by a quick turn on a swing.  I wouldn't be much of a bother and I'd even prepare the brunch.  Think the homeowners would mind? ;)

Enjoy the day, loves!  Hope it's a carefree one for you all!

xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3, 4 All images edited by The Alternative Wife

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43 comments:

O said...

Happy Tuesday! I am so ready for summer! That breakfast in the 2nd picture looks amazing xoxo

sugarhoneybaby said...

This sounds like a nice plan.:)Beautiful pics!
Have a nice day:)

Helen@thestyleschedule said...

That brunch looks delicious... I'm sure they wouldn't mind. And in that setting - even better! :)

Debby Steele said...

You are welcome to my suburban home anytime, Dawn. I'll even hang a swing for you. :) Lovely images, just perfect. xo

Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

The breakfast and the swing look great. I live in the city as well, and there are some days where I think I could possibly live in the suburbs, but that doesn't last too long. I reckon I'd prefer to drop in on someone else's home instead!

lisa signorini said...

what amazing selection pic!
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Lindsey @ be pretty said...

Sounds dreamy, Dawn and those images couldn't be any more inviting! :) I love the sound of your childhood. I hope you're getting excited and counting down the days to your weekend - 3 days! :)

Laura said...

As I just moved from a big city to a smaller city, I feel like I'm in the suburbs right now and I just love the community that I sense here!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

That tree swing is BEYOND heavenly- love!!

Inner-Outer Beauty said...

Love these photos, so inspiring! It is fantastic to live in a house in a pittoresque village, but it is also amazing to live in an apartment in a vibrant city during winter...tough question actually:) love Caroline

The Golden Girls said...

haha how cute! i don't think the homeowners would mind ;) Happy tuesday!!! x0x0

rolala said...

I'm a city girl at heart but sometimes I think it would be nice to spend some time in an idyllic suburban town where the pace is slow and carefree. And yes a turn on a swing would be great too! Happy carefree Tuesday!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Sandy a la Mode said...

the pictures and words in this post are soo beautiful!! makes me really want to go back on vacation even though i just came back from one! ;)

Mrs. Pancakes said...

So
Dreamy indeed!!

Tamra {ever swoon} said...

Ohhh that does sound like perfection!! the porch, the land...

modniza said...

lovely,lovely pics!love summer! xoxo

livesimplybyannie said...

I grew up in a beautiful suburban neighborhood, and you're right, there is something really special about it. Safe, quant, lovely. I always appreciate the neighborly vibe. Have a great day!

Dancing Branflake said...

I've lived in the burbs my whole life and never thought of it like this. Makes me grateful for what I have- and you can visit anytime!

Katie said...

There's a house close to our subdivision with a huge yard perfect for a swing from a tree - I hope they do it someday :)

katieokeefeblog said...

I love swings in the front yard! Especially with the flowering vines. Lovely

Alexa said...

They wouldn't mind! ;) I would join you for sure Dawn!

B. in the Know said...

Ha that would be great - I totally think you should go swing on one of the swings! That is one thing I love about Minneapolis - I get the city life, but also go home to a house in the city limits that still has a yard, which is so fun to hang out in the summer sun.
Much love,
B

SabinePsynopsis said...

Aah, I bet they'd love to invite you in for a cuppa :) Having a little space outside is so nice in summer! xoxo

Elle Sees said...

I totally need that swing

The Now said...

Such a pretty swing!! Can I please have that hair?? xo Elizabeth

Elizabeth {Ms Classic Glamour} said...

Can I join you? Sounds perfect!
xoxo

Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

There is nothing like childhood summers! Life was so good, but it's pretty good now too :)

Ang Lam said...

Sound like an awesome plan! Beautiful photos btw!!

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Courtney @educatedderelicts said...

The swing in that picture is so beautifully whimsical! Sounds like a lovely way to spend your summer :)

Fashion Is My Drug said...

Need this in the weekends!
Gorgeous!

Xoxo
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Lonely Wife Project said...

And here we are totally jelly of your city life!

Adeola Naomi said...

Sound so peaceful and serene!!
Great pictures and Yummy!!!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I'd invite you for brunch if I had a suburban home!

honey my heart said...

this sounds like such a great summer to have/experience. i had similar suburban summers as a child and enjoyed green backyard lawns and running through sprinklers ;)

Leslie said...

The sound of the ice cream truck, freshly cut grass, flying a kite - love those sweet memories ;)

Wonderful photos and I'm looking forward more alfresco dinning as soon as this rain passes, that lunch looks perfect!

Leslie

Lauren said...

That sounds lovely! Perfect pictures!

Shelly said...

I love the photos mix, you all choose them so well !

Much Love, ThePeppyMay

Tanvi said...

These pictures are from my dream summer.

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A BRIT GREEK said...

I'm right there with you Dawn... dreaming away though! Love that the egg has been placed inside the toast in that brekkie shot!
Not long now for you is it? Enjoy!
x.o.x.o

The Dainty Dolls House said...

I love that swing, I would like one :)) xx

Heather Elizabeth said...

Tee hee sounds like fun! I'd like to find one with a white picket fence!

Kathleen Lisson said...

That's the way my grandma used to make our eggs in the morning. I take a champagne glass and press it on the bread to make the perfect sized hole.

pretty pink tulips said...

Of course this has me smiling!!! Before we had to chop down our big tree out front, it did have a similar tree swing, sans the flowers. Anytime you want to visit the suburbs....just let me know! :)

xoxo Elizabeth