Big Bay Lake—Beat the Heat

Hot, hot, hot—welcome to south Mississippi in August. The only relief from the heat is water or never leaving the house! We chose to visit Big Bay Lake near Hattiesburg, MS. This simple Barn structure welcomes you to the lake. The barn doors slide open like shutters revealing the glass and steel doors underneath—so unexpected. The front of the Barn is a large porch with of course…rocking chairs all in a row. Along the side of the barn 3 aluminum watering troughs are filled to the brim with grasses, sweet potato vine and annuals. This Charming structure was my distraction from the heat—never met a barn, house or rock wall I could resist. Stay cool!

The Welcoming Front Porch and Rockers

Aluminum Watering Troughs—Now Planters. Love this look!

Sliding Doors open to reveal Steel and Glass doors

This is so Charming—I am so going to use this.

Tall Bucket Planters and Rockers at the Entry

August 5, 2011
August 11, 2011



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    Melissa Harper

    August 10, 2011

    So lovely and refreshing!

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    holly kerr

    August 10, 2011

    i love love love mississippi!!! xo

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    August 12, 2011

    I adore your wp design, where would you down load it from?

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      August 16, 2011

      We downloaded the wp1040 theme and then customized it with CSS. So glad you love it—I do to. Thanks for asking.

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    August 31, 2011

    we are glad someone picked this up. We are the happy designers of the barn, but the developer, Paige York, was the genius that implemented it and made it charming.

    Lew Oliver
    Lew Oliver, Inc.


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