Friday, June 11, 2010

" Like Sleeping On A Cloud"




There was a mattress commercial way back in the 60's that had the slogan "Like Sleeping On A Cloud". I don't know about you but I haven't slept on too many mattresses that have felt as good as how that sounds. Those words have been coming to mind lately as I think about our future screened porch. I had some friends years ago who were a little 'Bohemian'..what we labled back then 'free spirits'. Their house was built on a hill in the mountains and they had a 'walk out' basement and under their huge back patio they had a bed hanging by chains. I thought that was the neatest thing I had ever seen. I laid on it once...I was in heaven! It was a different feeling ..not like laying on a water bed but more like you were floating in the air. I wanted one! Now as we're making plans for our screened in porch I've been thinking about that bed. Alot.
Wouldn't it be a wonderful place to 'chill' on a sunny afternoon with a ceiling fan blowing a soft breeze down on you and a cool drink sitting close by...laying there softly swinging as you read and doze?! 







Sounds Heavenly don't you think? 


23 comments:

Angie said...

Yes it does! I love the third bed. Looks very zen peaceful..

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

I agree Angie! Nice to 'see' you again and I hope you're enjoying yourself while you're here on the farm. :)

Rural Revival said...

I've never seen that before I agree, it does sound heavenly!

Pondside said...

What a beautiful idea - I think I'd like it way more than a hammock. I'd pile it high with soft pillows and settle in with a book and plans for a nap!

Julie said...

It really does I would love to have one!

Anita said...

Love these! Wish I had room for one!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Maura, you have the neatest ideas! Love this.. especially that third one. Thank you for sharing this restful, relaxing idea :) Enjoy your weekend! -Tammy

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Ladies!
I'm glad you like the hanging bed idea. I just told Mr Fixit when he got home from work this morning about it and he REALLY likes the idea so we'll probably make our porch to fit one in. He was thinking we could put it on a pully thing and pull it up and out of the way...hmm I was thinking about a ceiling fan over it but that's something to think about. Anyway I could picture a few ladies sitting on that leaning on a bunch of pillows sipping wine coolers under the fan while the guys sit at the table and shoot the breeze. Now we just need to build it and have you girls come over to visit! Sounds like fun to me! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend :)

Catherine said...

you're lucky because you have front porches, we don't!!! it would be very relaxing ,i need it at the moment! have a good week end. HUGS CATHERINE

Jeanette said...

Yes it does, and those beds look really super comfy!!

Deborah said...

That would be sooooooooooooooooo wonderful!!!
Wish I was there right now!!
:)

Deborah \0/

Debbie said...

I agree that it sounds wonderful. Those shots are inspiring, too, aren't they?

I know a 90 year old woman who put a bed on her back porch so she could sleep outside when she wanted to. She does it too. Spunky old chick!

Wildflower Cabin said...

How beautiful! I can only imagine how relaxing one would be! I think you've inspired all of us to think about it.....

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

your porch is so American!!! absolutely lovely

Beatnheart said...

Hi Maura, Thank you for your visit...all the beds look great...can’t wait to relax in it during the next Lilac season...all the best dear friend.

Sherri said...

Maura, I just found your blog through Heidi's blog. I love it! I'll be back again! I also loved the floating on a cloud bed.

Brambleberry Cottage said...

You're right Maura. Swinging beds are heavenly! I've thought about putting one on my sleeping porch, in place of the old iron bed. Just can't seem to find the time for changing out everything.

Thanks for visiting the cottage again.

I would like to invite you to join in on the fun for all three of my linky parties:

ASK THE YANKEE - MONDAYS
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You can get the details here:

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Each party runs for six days, so come on by!

Hope to see ya there!
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Finding Pam said...

I love your blog and your farm, especially the animals. Everything is beautiful. You are truely blessed.

I came over from Throwback at Trapper Creek, Nita's blog.

Love the music, who is that singing? I will be back.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Pam, I'm glad you're enjoying my blog. It still surprises me that people are enjoying my posts from here in the middle of no-where. I love Nita's blog..always something interesting to see over there. Isn't this a nice song... her name is Priscilla Ahn. I look forward to 'seeing' you again! Take care :)

Finding Pam said...

Maura, thanks for the song information. I think your music is inspirational. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Nice to meet you. I will be back.

Da Momma said...

Finally got to see this post about the hanging beds. Wouldn't that be an absolutely wonderful addition to any porch? Wow! I wonder if I can get my own Mr. Fixit to think of a place to put one for us ... wish me luck and thanks again for the inspiration...always find it with you.... Enjoy your day! ... Scufty

Simplified said...

Your entire property is enchanting . It's like a welcoming hand waving us in from the road.
Cerise at the Whitewashed Cottage.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Did you ever get your swinging bed? We are thinking of putting one on our new creekside deck (after it is built). Just wanting to know if you did and if you like it. Thanks.

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