Sunroom Summer Citrus and Blues

Okay, so do you want to see another wonderful find that I scored

while shopping the antique route in Virginia?

When I spotted this beauty, I got a tad giddy!

My friend Mary Alice has a piece in this pattern,

a gorgeous vintage pitcher.


Vintage Colander-Housepitality Designs

I am going to assume that this pretty vintage colander had not been in that antique booth for long

as I know it would have been snatched up very quickly.

Vintage Colander-Housepitality Designs

I knew exactly where I wanted to use it for the summer months.

The question was . . . . what will I fill it with?

Sunroom for Summer-Housepitality Designs

When I saw the beautiful new outdoor pillows from Pottery Barn,

the ones with the citrus/lemon design, I knew then exactly what items would fill the colander.

The faux lemons and limes that I already had!!

Sunroom for Summer-Housepitality Designs

I have been adding more blues to the summer look of my home

so the pretty blue and yellow pillows fit the bill.

Sunroom for Summer-Housepitality Designs

Finding that pretty vintage colander with the blue design was perfect

for my Summer of Blues. . . . . and speaking of Summer . . .

I have been fluffing my home for the summer for more reasons than one.

I am going to be a part of the bHome Mobile App Summer Home Tour.

I will be among 31 fellow bloggers of this wonderful community presenting our Summer Home Tours.

This  Tour will begin on Monday, June 15th and go through Friday, June 19th.

It will certainly be a Summer Home Tour not to miss!

bhome summer open house graphic

Have a great day!…I will be a tour guide today.

I will be running the roads, showing Kris the sights of my fair city.

I am sure many of you know Kris of Junk Chic Cottage.

Stay tuned for our escapades, as Chapel Hill will never be the same again!

We will be making our own kind of music and singing our own special songs!

I am joining: Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday

StoneGable for The Scoop

A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday

Refresh Restyle for Inpiration Monday

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  1. Shirley, I love lemons, use them, and this decor resonates with me. Gorgeous!
    Rita C at Panoply’s recent post…Gardening PSA – Hard Lesson LearnedMy Profile

  2. Shirley it’s all so beautiful I want every bit of it. Have a great time with Kris, she’s a wonderful person:)
    Dawn’s recent post…Summer Arrangement with Wildflowers, Herbs, and CitrusMy Profile

  3. Your colander is so pretty…..I love it filled with the lemons and limes. Just perfect for summer time!!!
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  4. Mary from Virginia says

    I shared your blog with a friend the other day. I told her she would get some great ideas from
    you. I live in Virginia, where is this antique route that you have discovered and I have no clue?!!?
    Embarrassing, I know!

  5. I love the colander. The lemons and limes are perfect with it and that pillow is fabulous!
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  6. So pretty! I LOVE THIS ROOM!!! Have a wonderful day Shirley!
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  7. The colander is fabulous and filled with the fruits, it is perfect! That PILLOW is GORGEOUS!!! I am loving your “summertime blues”!!!!! Can’t wait for the tour. Have a FUN day with Kris, I know you will!!!
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  8. Shirley…I collect that same pattern and just found a tray when I was in Belgium a few weeks ago! Have fun with Kris…and looking forward to the blog tour!

  9. Oh, love your pillows and that colander just may come up missing after my next visit. Just sayin!

  10. Beautifully done Shirley, there are so many who would bypass that lovely colander and it sets the scene for your lovely room!!

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  11. Linda miller says

    Wow, those colors really perked up that space.

  12. Love the blues and yellow and yes, that colander is definitely a keeper. Have a super day with Kris, can’t wait to hear all about it.
    Marty@A Stroll Thru Life’s recent post…2015 Summer Home Tours – Tuesday LineupMy Profile

  13. Such a beautiful room and these fresh patterns and lemons are perfect for summer…love it! Have a great day with Kris!
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  14. What a wonderful find! Love the citrus pillow too.
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  15. Donnamae says

    Love your colander! Have fun…if I hear distant music…I’ll know where it’s coming from! 😉

  16. The colander is a great find. Love the citrus theme. I am afraid that Chapel Hill will not be the same after you and Kris hit those antique stores. A very dangerous couple LOL Have a wonderful time with Kris, she is a wonderful person. Good luck hunting.

  17. Oh I love the colander Shirley and those pretty pillows…your sunroom looks ready for summer!!
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  18. Another beautiful find – looks perfect in your gorgeous sunroom! You keep digging up these treasures. I still want that footbath, Shirley!!! Keep me in mind 🙂 Cheers
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  19. The colander is fabulous – everything is marvelous in that room! Btw, if Loi gets the footpath, I’ll be putting in my dibs for the jug by the fireplace! Have a great day Shirley!
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  20. Ummmm, I can almost smell the lemons Shirley!!
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  21. I love your new colander and what a perfect way to use it! Your sun room is so fresh and gorgeous!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal
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  22. I love your find Shirley and it looks so great with the pillows and the lemons, and limes. Jo
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  23. Love the lemons, Shirley. Yellow is a favorite – makes it feel so summery! Can’t wait for your house tour and wish we were in Chapel Hill with you today…have fun with Kris!
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  24. That colander looks even more beautiful with the lemons and limes. And those pillows…I think I’m having pillow envy right now. They’re so so pretty!! Love the fresh summery look in your sunroom, Shirley!
    Mary Alice
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  25. I have looked at PB and can’t find the citrus pillow. Do you have a number for it?
    Pinky at designs by pinky’s recent post…My Office and NEW Desk!!!My Profile

  26. I love the lemon pillow with the colander, lemons and limes! They certainly add a touch of Summer to your light filled sunroom! The enamel colander is perfect- enamel ware is one of my favorites! I can’t wait to see your Summer home tour- I know you have lots of treat in store for us!
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  27. There is nothing in your sunroom that isn’t just beautiful, Shirley! I love the colander with the faux lemons and limes and how they go with your pillows. Your sunroom will be a hit on the tour of homes!

  28. The colander is definitely a fun find, but I am swooning over that pillow! Together, it’s the perfect touch of summer in your sunroom. Have fun touring the city!
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  29. Adds a nice bright touch…
    LorB’s recent post…Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: One Item or the Number 1My Profile

  30. Colander love Shirley! It would make a pretty hanging basket in a certain potting shed I know 🙂
    Mary’s recent post…The Novel Bakers Present: The Vintage Tea Party Book!My Profile

  31. Love your pillows! I am such a pillow hoarder…but these blue ones are terrific. The lemon one is too. 🙂
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  32. Beautiful!! So glad I got to see you at Haven!
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