Wry Home Summer Giveaway

by Liz Dowling

Memorial Day Weekend.  The official kick-off to summer!

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Sunsets on the beach

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Riding bikes

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My girls at three and one (Grace has tomato down her dress), where did the time go?

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Simple dinners

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New sunglasses

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To celebrate the arrival of summer, one of my readers will get this nautical French Poster!  A 1956 vintage by Jean Carlu, 19″ high x 13″ wide, mounted on linen.  I love to use these to decorate (see here).  Just leave a comment below letting me know what YOU are looking forward to this summer (by midnight on 5/31/14) and why.  Please include your first name AND the first initial of your last name with your comment.


I am looking forward to warm days and cool nights.  Spending time with my family and friends.  Lazy days at the beach with a thick book and naps in the hammock.

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Special memories are made in the summer.  Let me know what yours are!

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The winner of the giveaway will be announced in my next blog post on 6/1/14

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Anonymous May 23, 2014 - 9:24 pm

Martha W. I can’t wait for cold gin and tonics on a hot night!

Anonymous May 23, 2014 - 9:25 pm

Jessica W. Going to the beach with my family for two weeks on Nantucket!

Amy harden May 23, 2014 - 9:35 pm

Such great pics and sentiments SP! Planning on same – delish suppers w good pals and enjoying life’s simple pleasures – time on the beach and water – lot of laughs and enjoying all Newport has to offer after this rotten winter and our little house now recovered from flood of ’14 after burst pipe!

Elizabeth Dowling May 24, 2014 - 5:57 pm

Agreed that anything after this rotten winter looks GOOD Amy!

Karen Bradley McElroy May 24, 2014 - 12:32 am

Karen M , Seattle, love your style and youn projects! Thanks for sharing.

Elizabeth Dowling May 24, 2014 - 5:58 pm

Thank you!

JackieT May 24, 2014 - 9:20 am

Booze at the oar and hearts until 3!

Elizabeth Dowling May 24, 2014 - 5:58 pm


Lucie D May 24, 2014 - 10:42 am

Time with my kids home from college and going to the beach!

Ivy Becker May 24, 2014 - 2:56 pm

This summer I am looking forward to winning a Carlu for my wall. ooooo I’m crossing my fingers!

Elizabeth Dowling May 24, 2014 - 5:58 pm

Good luck!!!!!!

Missie f May 24, 2014 - 3:57 pm

I am looking forward to putting my temporary move behind me (this weekend) and focusing on designing new digs because we are way overdue! Cookouts, cocktails and sailboat rides from our beloved AYC and long summer nights capped off by rainbow sunsets.
If I am the lucky winner of your print it will surely find its way into this designing woman’s domain!
Thanks for sharing your BI snapshots! Enjoy the weekend!
Missie F

Elizabeth Dowling May 24, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Your new casa is going to be amazing.

Emma G. May 24, 2014 - 5:42 pm

Looking forward to lying on the beach with a good book and hanging with my friends.

Terry R May 24, 2014 - 9:59 pm

I’m looking forward to smelling the lilacs in my yard and warm rainy nights!

Laura B. May 24, 2014 - 11:40 pm

Sun, warmth and flip flops. We all deserve an amazing summer after this long winter!

Elizabeth Dowling May 25, 2014 - 10:15 pm

We do!

Robin Krawczyk May 25, 2014 - 10:30 pm

Potluck dinners/bonfires on the beach with all my Block Island buddies gathered around!

Priscilla Anderson May 28, 2014 - 7:42 pm

Lazy long afternoons at the beach and getting design inspiration from the colors of summer!

Elizabeth Dowling May 29, 2014 - 8:48 am

There are lots of design inspirations from summer!

Paula Fung May 31, 2014 - 2:12 pm

Early morning coffee on the porch, listening to the house wake up without me!
Paula F.

Carol K May 31, 2014 - 11:46 pm

I am loving The Wry Home, and this week your wonderful photos Liz! And YES I too want to win the great print…il est enchanté and would look nice in my family room! This summer I am looking forward to wearing white jeans, flip flops, floppy hats and shades, reading books at the beach or on the patio, kayaking and cycling, eating yummy veggies from our garden, and spending time with my son just home from freshman year of college, darling daughter and patient husband, as well as extended family and friends…cheers!

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