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Sweet Escape: Swings

by | Oct 11, 2007 | Decorating Inspiration, Sweet Escape | 31 comments

Remember when you were a kid and didn’t have hardly a care in the world (well, relatively speaking)? And you’d head out to the backyard to swing the afternoon away? Bliss.

I almost made this my sweet escape for Friday, but sometimes you just need to escape on a Thursday and you can’t wait for Friday! Find these fanciful swings at Fletcher and Myburgh.

Sweet Escape: Swings

Sweet Escape: Swings

And how about a pumpkin swing for fall? I think that would be splendid!

Sweet Escape: Swings

I discovered these magical swings via my new friend Pam from the fabulous floral design and upcoming lifestyle store Ink and Peat (blog Housemartin!). You’ll want to check out her stuff as well, simply gorgeous!


  1. Ruth Welter

    Ow Melissa, thanks for posting this fanciful swings. The second one I think, is my very favorite, although I like them all. One of my favorite things to do as a kid and an adult too, is swing or rock in a chair. That has always been the most fun.

  2. Lisa

    You sure know where to find some fabulous ideas and photos.

  3. Elzie

    They looked great. It would be nice just to spend an afternoon in one of those. Here it’s a bit cold for such joy now – and also rainy, but next summer perhaps? Have a great day.
    Love Elzie

    PS! The picture was taken two years ago, in February!

  4. Pat

    Melissa these are fabulous! It’s been awhile since I visited Housemartin! You’ve inspired me to see what is going on there.

    I did a little review of Mary Carol Garrity’s new book, today. We’re off to the lake tomorrow. I’m sure I’ll find lots to inspire me there. If not…I can just veg out, read MCG’s book and enjoy!

    Happy weekend, Pat

  5. Julie

    Ok, I’m confused. Do you sit inside of them? Cause wouldn’t your head hit the back? You must sit inside of them. They’re adorable anyway. Even if you did obtain a laceration to the back of your skull…


  6. Sophiehoneysuckle

    They are all gorgeous aren’t they!! I must admit the title of your post made me smile-does the word ‘swinging’have the same connotation as it does over here in the U.K? Have a great weekend!

  7. Dara

    How cool are those!!! They’re like something out of a fairy tale!!!

  8. diane

    Those swings are amazing. Thanks for sharing such beautiful designs on your blog!

  9. Cecile

    Hi Mellissa! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love those swings! My grandfather fixed up a big old tire swing for me in his back yard. I spent hours in it as a girl. It is a wonderful memory that I hadn’t thought of in years. Thanks for sharing those pics.


  10. nimi

    Hi there Melissa,

    Thank you so much for your lovely words on my blog. I am so happy we found our way to each other through Terri. Your blog is VERY inspiring and I know that I’ll be making regular visits here. Hurray!


    By the way, the swings you have shown here are incredible. I have never seen anything like it!

  11. katiedid

    Hi Melissa! Love these swings! They look like overgrown pumpkins and gourds! Beautiful for Fall. Hey- I am linking you up! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  12. Esther Sunday

    Wow! Pretty neat stuff… better than this stupid work chair I am sitting in right now…

  13. Design for Mankind

    These are WONDERFUL!!! LOVE love your blog; mind if I add you to my blogroll?

  14. Penny, Mosaic Artist

    How fun and whimsical. I love the second one the best!

  15. {this is glamorous}

    Melissa, what a great idea for an escape! The photos are just stunning, especially the top one. Really lovely post.

  16. kara garber

    Happy Friday! You posted one of my favorite things to do…swinging. I loved it as a child & still do! These swings are for swinging & dreaming for sure.

  17. Arch

    What lovely ideas…love the swing in the second image:-)

    Came in through Back Porch Musing.
    True to your blog’s name ‘The Inspired Room’ it’s really inspiring:-)


  18. Erin

    These are fantastic. I just found your blog and I love it!

  19. the feathered nest

    Those swings are just too fun! I’d love one. I kinda like the first one best – it looks cozy!


  20. Erin

    I’ve been reading your blog, and you have me completely hooked (It’s everything I wish my blog was). I hope you don’t mind, but I posted a link to it on my blog. I couldn’t agree more with your thoughts behind each space, and your style. If I ever scrape enough money together to hire someone as interior design consultant it will be you!

  21. Counting Your Blessings

    I’m hopeless! I get terribly motion sick – yep, even on a swing. But these are so incredibly cool, I’d like to have one anyways =) Blessings… Polly

  22. Rhonda

    Wow those are the most spectacular swings I have ever seen!! I love, love, love the pumpkin one, it looks like it belongs in a fairy tale:)


  23. Linda

    Wonderful swings! Love my swing it is a great escape….perfect contentment.

    Your previous post provided much food for thought…. thank you for your insight.


  24. Christine

    okay, those are some awesome swings!!
    light hearted and unique, thanks for sharing!!

  25. Mari-Nanci

    Ohhhh I want that second one! And I want it, right there! Please can one order the brook and all, with the swing? ,-)

    Thank you so much for visiting and commenting in my <a href=””<Seasons Snapshots blog. It allowed me to find yours! And I’m so happy I did.

    Please drop is some time, on my other blogs, which of course, you get to, via my name link.

    I just tried to have my Photos-City-Mine one entered on the Daily City Photo Blog. Eeeek! I had to submit a request and wait for their decision. Oh sigh! Why did I do this to myself??? I feel like a new kid in school, so in hopes the other kids will like me. Bleahhh… Oh why did I do this??? LOL.

    Mmmm, sorry for going off on a tangent, in my very first comment here. You’ll *dread* seeing me comment again. -grin-

    Happy Autumn Saturday to you!

  26. anindiansummer

    Thanks for your sweet note Melissa! Glad you liked An Indian Summer :)

    It feels so nice to find a blog that you feel connected to…I wouldn’t want to lose track of your blog now…May I to add you to my blogroll?

    (I am so glad you dropped in the email…I couldn’t find your comment on my blog)


  27. Michel E.

    Melissa, I think that second swing is my favorite too! They almost look unreal they are so pretty and creative!

    I wanted to stop in and say thank you for the thoughts and prayers on my Gram’s passing, I appreciated it so much. Thanks you.


  28. Flea Market Queen

    OK…how fabulous are those swings?
    Love them…

  29. Michel E.

    Melissa, I wanted to let you know I gave you an award, you can pick it up at my blog. :)


  30. Mary

    Wow, they are like sculptures for the garden! Love them.

  31. Kimmie

    Wow, those are way cool…my father was an iron worker…I know he would have loved those. (He left me a love for metal work…thanks for sharing it with us!)

    mama to 6
    one homemade and 5 adopted


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