Monday, October 18, 2010

how to start your week...








our first fire of the season in the outdoor fireplace....
all Sunday long...

43 comments:

Jane said...

I am completely envious. I would love an outdoor fireplace. Yours looks beautiful.

Julie Holloway said...

Oh, I can imagine being there. I love it! It looks like you live somewhere in Italy....

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

Gosh, what a beautiful outdoor space you have, Donna. That fire area is very atmospheric - thanks for sharing!

allison said...

That's incredible! I was talking my early morning walk this weekend and smelled the aroma of a wood burning fire and made me think of how much I enjoy this time of year. You must spend a lot of time by this beautiful fireplace!

Gretchen O. said...

Beautiful! I am soooo jealous. Your fireplace is just gorgeous...send some of that coldness down our way. Chilly at night but not quite for a fireplace. That one is going in my someday file! --Gretchen O.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Looks like the perfect autumn day to me. Lovely and cosy too. XO

d. reyné said...

My youngest son is a huge a Dave Matthews fan and here recently me too!
I think it's because he's on deployment with the Navy and I was missing him...But I am loving it!

Sorry to get off topic...This is an amazing outdoor fireplace!
I love, love, love it!
The foliage covering, the amazing stone!
Why... I do believe you have found the perfect way to spend a Sunday in Autumn!

Have a blessed week!
Hugs,
Donna

Splendid Sass said...

Now that IS a great way to start a week! Beautiful.
Have a nice day.
Teresa

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Is this your outdoor fireplace? You MUST show more! I would love to have an outdoor fireplace, it is in my dream plan for the backyard...once I get to it, someday! Janell

Cara said...

awww, I wish I had an outdoor fireplace..
<3Cara

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for the love of a house said...

Beautiful!!! That is your fireplace?!! Wow, it is stunning!Love, love the fig(?) growing on it! It's perfect!
joan

Amy said...

jealousy abounds!

Holly Goes Lightly said...

that is THE most lovely outdoor fireplace! when can I come over? I'll bring the cider & bourbon...

i missed you too! for not only did I not have time to blog, but I did not have time to browse other's blogs either... truly a boring patch of time for me. all work, no play.

we need to catch up, are you coming to Metrolina with Eddie?

Acquired Objects said...

I'm totally jealous since I stacked cord wood all weekend. Looks like the best way to start off your week!

Amy R. said...

Oh my goodness! Can I come over?? That has to be the prettiest outdoor fireplace I have seen. I hope you have great parties out there. Happy Monday!

xo,
Amy R.

Jen said...

Sounds like my kind of Sunday!!

Hope you had a great weekend dear! xo

Laurie said...

Nice! Very nice! What a gorgeous outdoor space and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

this looks dreamy, fall weather plus a cozy fire is perfection.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Wow, Donna! Football really loses its charm after seeing this!

A House and Home said...

This is the most perfect outdoor fireplace scene I have ever seen. Saving to my inspiration files, hope you don't mind!

Trouvais said...

Gorgeous...simply gorgeous! Thanks! XO Trish

mb said...

Donna,
I love the beautiful photos of your outdoor space. So inspiring. We have an outdoor fireplace that we have not used since living in our house 2 1/2 years. In Dallas, there are fewer days to enjoy an fire in the fireplace.

mb from Dallas

Tricia Rose said...

We had our first rain and lit a fire too - doesn't the wood smell good! Your outdoor fireplace is magical, what a way to spend a Sunday~

Lyndsy @ L Kae Interiors said...

What a enchanting space! It's stunning, I'm envious!

24 Corners said...

What a beautiful outdoor fireplace...the garden statues looked very happy to have the fire going...amd I absolutely love the greenery climbing all about the stone...it's enchanting! xo

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Lucky you...Sounds like a beautiful day in a beautiful place..Maryanne xo

SHERRY HART said...

Green with envy.....:)

Michael Mattison said...

That outdoor hearth is the most inviting space I've seen in ages -- what an atmospheric, inviting and unusual image. It fits the coolness in the air perfectly.
Well chosen!
XO
Michael

pretty pink tulips said...

I am SO inspired by these photos. Working with the architect and landscape architect, an outdoor fireplace is on my wish list. I love yours...the ivy, the statuary....I'm sure there will be many more days/nights in that very spot.

Enjoy!! xo Elizabeth

Struggler said...

Yup, even here in San Francisco, the weather has suddenly started screaming "Fall"! A fire sounds like a very smart idea.

red ticking said...

totally amazing....

sarah, flourish design + style said...

How divine..xo

La Dolfina said...

I would die for your backyard!
Obviously you use it a lot. Good for you! Just lovely Donna :)

Mandy said...

This is so perfect, hope you continue to enjoy it !!!

Splendid Willow said...

Ok, Donna. How many times have I told you to show more of your beautiful home? This is inspirational my friend!

ox, Mon

The Zhush said...

That sounds (and LOOKS!) like THE most ideal way to spend a Sunday, or any day....in love with your outdoor fireplace, and that whole scene you have going on there!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Donna, it's beautiful!! Hope you had a wonderful day by the fire. I want to come over!

kristi @ lovelyvelo said...

Oh my! What an amazing retreat you've created. Love.

Mona Thompson said...

Oh my, what fabulous images. I do love this time of year!

Sarah @ Maison Boheme said...

That is your outdoor fireplace? Oh, heaven! When can I move in?

Velvet and Linen said...

What a cozy place to spend the afternoon and evening. I bringing my blanket and tea. I'll be right over!

xo
Brooke

Anonymous said...

Get down with you and your awesome photography skills! So, this is why I didn't see you @ church! You're so cool - I want to be like you when I grow up!

Love ya,
Harriett

Kathysue said...

Perfectly lovely and inviting, isn't it nice to enjoy all your hard work. Your setting is perfection, Kathysue