hello beach cottage hammock
Thu 1st, Nov, 2012
G’day from Sydney, hope all is well? Here is good, like hammock on the deck good .
Like hammock on the deck.
Did you take that in already?
And one very happy girl on the beaches.
That’s all it takes, so easily pleased here ladies
I have had my eye on a hammock for the deck for like ever, we used to have one under the big old Moreton Bay Fig tree in the shade, but really it was never the best spot for it…nice that it was cool in the Summer but just a tad too far up the garden really. Twigs and fig bits dropped into it and it kinda felt like there were too many insects up there, you know?
So I wanted one the cover of the deck, that was easily accessible during the daytime for a little swing and perhaps a snooze (yeah that is a pipedream but a nice one) and also for the evening when the fairy lights are on and it’s a balmy night for a book and a Peroni.
The left side of the deck where the bbq lives is a space that I have never been successful in utilizing properly…we have tried chairs, old packing boxes, sofas and a bench but it’s just a bit too narrow and with the table and adirondacks on the other side anyway never really got used as a seating area.
So this area had hammock written all over it in my mind, but not in Mr BC’s.
I must admit, and only feel comfortable to admit that he might well be right on occasion, mind you, because I know that he does not read this here blog, that he did have a point. To hang a regular hammock across this section of the deck would take up quite a bit of space.
But I did not stop my hammock crusade there, I continued to look and peruse and very nearly last year bought one in a big home ware store that is just down the road from me, but as ever with these things, although the hammock was for sale, it failed to come with the hook and rope to fix it up and guess what, the hook part, which rendered the thing useless was ‘out of stock’. Plus the twelve year old serving me didn’t have any idea when it might be available.
So I walked out of the shop hammock-less and then Sydney’s long hard Winter rolled in and I put hammock lusting aside for a bit.
However, there just so happens to be, oh about a 3 minute drive from me a hammock shop, yep and not any old hammocks, Made in China, no here in this shop there are genuine authentic fair-trade Made in Mexico hammocks. And I have driven past this shop a million times while musing all things hammock, and then one day recently as Spring’s lovely days fill the beaches, with the sun shining, the sky blue, a coastal breeze and thoughts of Pimms on the deck on my mind, I stopped at the hammock shop and came home with this.
I love it, it’s white, it’s crochet-like, I mean hello it has tassels and my name right all over it don’t you think?
But what’s even better is that the hammock shop was such a lovely shop and I am so glad that I didn’t buy one from the big chain home wares store because from the minute Miss BC and I walked in we got lovely service, a friendly smile, and information on all things hammock.
You see what I didn’t realise when passing and lusting after hammocks on other people’s decks and verandahs was that these ones that look like chairs, actually work like hammocks as well as chair/seats, meaning that when they are not in use they don’t take up much room, but also you can get right in, stretch out your legs, lay back, think of England and get the full hammock on the deck looking out over the garden as the sun goes down experience.
There has been much hammock discussion in this old cottage, and to be honest, I did have a smidgen of doubt as to how much this might really be used, or would it be one of my fads and phases to only be taken down by Christmas?
Well so far so good, there has been homework being done in here, bookworm activity from little Mr BC, cookery book perusing from moi, lots of swinging and watching the sun go down and guess who loves it the most, that would be Barley…who woulda thought?
And the best thing, I love the styling, a leetle bit of beachy, coastal but boho crochet chic in the house?
Don’t mind if I do.
OK, I am off, it’s looking good out there, it’s hot and muggy on the beaches today, currently 34C in our garden as I sit in the Summer House blogging…
p.s. Barley blogged a trip to the beach here, poor devil he’s hot
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my hammock is from Hammock Heaven in Manly owned by husband and wife couple, Ana Lucia Lopez and John Reeves where all the goods sold are ethically produced and artisans are fairly recompensed for their work and skills (this is not a sponsored post I was just very happy at the service I received at Hammock Heaven and think that if you are looking for a hammock you would like it too – free post Australia wide plus shipping Internationally too x)