Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Vignettes with Lavender & Ranunculas in the Foyer & Down the Hall

In case you didn't know...I absolutely LOVE creating vignettes! And since it's almost officially summer it was time to freshen up our foyer entry and hallway with a few little changes.

 Lavender and Ranunculas, the best in "faux," fill a large, hand woven, straw basket in the foyer entry.

A vintage, chippy, door holds a single gathered display.

My "cardboard" sign just got haphazardly placed above the wall rack and stayed that way. I think it works okay!

I can see this when I'm in our bed :)

I need to pick up a wreath hanger to hang the pot of lavender on the door.
For now it's just a doorstop!

Our kitchen's bay window is up next and our, little, antique wheelbarrow will be the center of attention.
Watch for the reveal in my next post!

Love, Hugs and Kisses,

and Gucci, too!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

A Summer Wreath & a Little Patriotism

It's been quite a while since I posted anything here on my blog. I've decided to just post occasionally and not worry about page views and being featured. 
I am extremely grateful to all of the wonderful bloggers who have featured my posts in the past, but the time involved and not making money just isn't for me.
I started this blog mostly as a way to have a "keepsake" of memories for my family to see and look back on and share when I am long gone. 
So, let's move on and you can see my summer wreath and a little bit of patriotism outside our house.

Just in time for Memorial Day...some red, white and blue. An, old black, chippy grapevine wreath is now covered with geraniums and giant ladybugs. It's just right for our house and for a summer look. The flag banner is the perfect touch for honoring the holiday!

 This was it's first look....I like the ragged banner so much more!

The ladybugs are just so darn cute!

 They're a bigger version of the ones that were on our front door basket at this time last year.

Some tiny ones are crawling on a bird house.

 Nothing elaborate, just a little touch of decorating for the day.

Summer is in bloom!

I took a few minutes to paint an old plank board. It's the backside of the JOY board that I made for Christmas!

I made my own star stencil out of plain old paper. Masking tape was the perfect width to make the red and white stripes.
I made this denim banner a few years ago. It's now really tattered and worn...time to make a new one! 

Wishing you all a safe and Happy Memorial Day!

Love, Hugs and Kisses,

and Gucci, too!