Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Hammocks.....Ahhhhhhhh......

Hammocks have been around for at least a thousand years. About four years ago I bought a woven, cotton hammock and hung it between two trees at Old Sweetwater (like the first photo)....then I did NOT move out of it for....oh...three days.  Okay, I slept inside at night and I couldn't find a way to balance food and drink in it, so I ate at the patio table, but other than the necessities of life, I was in that hammock. It's gotten worn, so by next summer I plan to replace it. I'm not sure if I'll go with a woven again or nylon? Here are some images to inspire you. In the meantime you'll find me *veggin' out* in the hammock under the two ash trees. Do you have or want one? On the last photo, it's not like I didn't warn ya! *Yawn* Z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z






44 comments:

sissie said...

Hi Janean,
I'm glad that I do not have one because I wouldn't get anything done!
We live near Pawleys Island where they make the famous hammacks. Love all the photos, especially the one with the lace.

hugs
Sissie

Mrs. G said...

Oh, I love a good mammock. We had one years ago but this house has no good place to hand one so I passed it down to my daughter. The grands love to climb into it and tip their brothers and sister over on the the ground....such fun.
xoxo

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

OH, I love hammocks! Several years ago I bought hubby one with the stand for his birthday. He sat down in it once, and I eventually threw away the rotted hammock, and gave the frame to the junk man just a few weeks ago to get it out of the yard. But yes, I do love hammocks!

katie said...

I love hammocks and those are some great ones.
When I was a teen ager we used to go to my grandparents farm every week end and I spent a lot of time in my grandpa(dad'n) hammock. Thanks for the memories.

Dolores said...

Great pictures..... I love the puppies in the hammock.
I love hammocks hanging between trees, it just seems so natural.... I don't like the stands.
We no longer have a hammock, .... we don't have 2 trees...
Have a good weekend!

Dianna said...

Hello Sweet Janean of Old Sweetwater! Was so excited to see a post from you this morning...and even more excited when I saw that the post was about one of my "favorite things"...hammocks. I don't have one that ties between the trees, (mine is like the second picture only made with metal instead of wood) but I have many wonderful memories from childhood when spending time with my daddy in a "real" hammock after the noon meal was a really a ritual with him. Even though my daddy is in Heaven now and my hammock is a freestanding one, I still enjoy any time that I have to wile away some enjoyable hours.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Janean, I have always LOVED the look of a hammock and all that look represents, but I never thought I would really be able to relax without thinking I was going to fall out! LOL! The one that has a stand that looks like a boat is so beautiful!! All of them are so beautiful!!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Janean,
How are ya, girl? I love the stripped one, best. I love those puppy babies, too. How cute!
xo
Robin

FairfieldHouse said...

Janean,

This is one thing I haven't gotten around too yet that I want desperately. How wonderful it would be to retreat to a hammock, with a good book and a cool drink.

Your Friend,
Deborah

Kelli said...

Oh how I dream of a hammock like that! Tied between two shady trees, just made for relaxing! The hammock, a tall glass of iced tea and a good book...well, let's just say that's my idea of a perfect weekend. :)

Pondside said...

I've never mastered the art of getting in and out of a hammock - consequently I can't relax while in one...worrying about the getting out!

Farm Girl said...

Hi Janean,
I think the idea of a hammock is a wonderful one and it would be in theory the best way to wile away the summer day, but I don't think it would be for me. I think my favorite is the first picture or the one on the beach. All of the pictures make me think of rest.

Suz said...

Oh I wish I could remember a poem that I love about a hammock!
anyway...a mouse chewed ours in the garage over winter at our house in Galena...along with the lining of my husband's spare golf bag!
so what's the lesson
mice love fabric too

Oklahoma Granny said...

I think I'd like to have a hammock but I'm not sure I'm coordinated enough to get in and out of one safely. LOL!

Lisa said...

Looks inviting! Have a restful weekend!
Hugs, Lisa

kpaints said...

Oh, you hit the nail on the head, I have been wanting one for weeks now! And after these lovely pictures, I am headed out to find one!!!! Love them and I have just the spot! Thanks...I think....I will be getting a lot of reading done!

Lorilee said...

We had a hammock chair that we bought at a Renaissance Festival years ago. We recently replaced it with one from online. It hangs from a hook on our patio. I adore it.
Blessings,
Lorilee

Donna said...

We have a hammock and get it out every summer. Sooooo relaxing.

Love the photos!

Just Breathe said...

Love them but I don't have one. I would love to be at the beach laying in one between some shade trees.

It's me said...

Relax baby...........have a nice weekend..........love Ria.......

Rita said...

I always thought they looked so inviting, but never could get up enough nerve to lay in one for fear of falling! Boy, did I miss out!

Karen said...

Your hammocks look soooo inviting. I love the gentle swing when you're situated just right. But getting there for me, takes time. :P

Mari said...

I love hammocks!! I have one under a carribean almond tree, the shade is perfect there. One surely can relax in a hammock. Love the pics.

Have a blessed weekend.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

We have a hammock like the blue striped one except mine is green plaid. It is too hot to use now, but love it when it is cool out.

Bernie said...

Love a hammock, unfortunately have not had the use of one since I moved away from home....not sure about a nylon one sweetie, I would think a cotton or canvas would be more comfortable.....:-) Hugs

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Janean!
I LOVE hammocks. I used to have one years ago and it was hung under the trees along the creek at the back of our property. That's when I lived in the mountains of British Columbia. We have the perfect spot for one here at the farm but haven't gotten around to buying one yet. I love the one on the right of the first photo! Enjoy your Sunday...Maura :)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

They look so inviting, especially that first one. We had a hammock in our backyard when I was a kid, and I spent many hours there too.
Blessings,
Marcia

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Hmm, you are making me dream... love the blue white one! Off to bed, it's late already. Have a lovely rest of your Sunday, Janean! xx

Julie Harward said...

Thanks for your visit. I love these, especially the his and hers ones...awesome! :D

Rosie said...

Well Hello Janean,
Yes, Hammocks are a piece of summer bliss. For me they represent a laziness, that seems only "legal" on a hot, summer afternoon.
...Ahhhh....
How very lovely of you to stop by. I too have strolled through your "Wonder Filled" world, and am
S*M*I*T*T*E*N...such BEAUTY...and as I read your "lovely list" I was nodding my head in agreement with each and every item listed.
Stop by again soon for a wee visit when you have time.
...smile on Rosie....

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Those puppies are so cute!
Every hammock looks so relaxing. Mmmmmm...

Enjoy,
Joyce

Always Nesting said...

I couldn't stop laughing after your comment on my blog!!! LOL, hilarious!! Actually, that "issue" has been one of my biggest worries, if you know what I mean.

I think I need to recuperate underneath a hammock. :) Maybe on an island.....

Cindy said...

i want the one with the white canopy and drapes around it. that, in it's elegant simplicity says summer to me....it looks like a great place for a family nap.

hugs

Technodoll said...

oooo the memories! when i was little (like 7 years old little) we had a cheap blue nylon hammock near the house, my little bro and i spend countless hours torturing each other with it... who could wrap whom in it and then swing them around and around until vomiting was induced - LOL!

ah, good times :-D

Gloria said...

Ahhhhh....a hammock! Sounds heavenly to me! My husband has always talked of buying one, we just haven't so far. Not sure why. :) Your beautiful post is a reminder to do just that!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for the nice comment! I appreciate your kindness so much...:)

May God bless your day with His love!
@}~`}~~~ Gloria

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Hi Janean!
I've never had a hammock, but I've always wanted one! Someday!!!
Right now it's too hot to be outside much, but come September, it would be delightful to take a little nap in a hammock!

koralee said...

My childhood Summers...in my grandmothers hammock..from morning to night reading ...reading ...reading. Thanks for the memories you stirred up.
I really do not know why we do not have one now!...hmmmmmmm..must go look for one. xoxoxo

Happy happy Tues. to you!

Tea with Tiffany said...

I have fond childhood memories of hammocks. We had one.

Loved this pics and thanks for stopping by my blog recently.

GWENDOLYN said...

I think that looks like a great place to nap!
Blessings~
Gwen

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Janean

Lovely post today and what a sweet picture of you spending days out relaxing in your hammock.
Such a blissful way to spend a summers afternoon.

Enjoy your summer,
Hugs
Carolyn

The Gough Inn said...

My O my -- boy, could I use a Hammock about now - my sciatic nerve has flareup. I like all the photos even the last one it reminds me I need to get something to eat..Wink!

Dianna said...

So...are you spending all of your days out in the hammock, still? :-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Hammocks are pure summertime enjoyment! Wish I was in one right now! heehee ♥

Deborah said...

Way too cute!
I dont own one but have always wanted one!!!

Deborah :)