It’s no secret, I love English Ivy.
I have always admired the beautiful cottages in the English countryside
that have many ivy covered walls.
So if I cannot have that ivy covered wall, I am settling for English Ivy in the house.
My hubby looked around the other day, and stated,
“with all the ivy plants you have around the house, we should call it The Ivy House” . . . funny guy!
You may remember the Summer vignette that I created on my coffee table in the great room.
And this cache pot of ivy in the master bedroom:
And I added ivy to the dining room plant stands
The white ceramic containers used to have my bird’s nest ferns in them
however, now they have been relocated to the porch.
Another English Ivy on a plant stand near the kitchen.
I have been taking my recently purchased vintage wood brackets from room to room
thinking that there was a better place to showcase them.
I loved where they were previously; the more, I saw them, the more they looked like
wings coming off the hutch.
Then I had an epiphany . . . love epiphanies!
Now I just did not cover them in ivy!
The ivy is from the vintage ironstone bowl duo.
While carrying the brackets around, I set them on my very large sofa table
and that is when I had the epiphany.
The brackets seemed to define the space and allow a backdrop
for a special piece . . . my ironstone pieces that are a family.
I may not always have the ivy in this bowl,
as you know things are always evolving here.
Having all the ivy in the house for the summer reminds of a song
that my dad taught us when we were little
on our weekly Sunday Drives.
So I leave you today with a verse of that song. I can still hear my dad singing that song
and we kids singing at the top of our lungs in the car.
“Mares eat oats and does eat oats
and litte lambs eat ivy
a kid will eat ivy too, wouldn’t you?”
But you sang it this way:
“Maresie dotes and dosie dotes and little lambsie divy
a kittle-dee divey do, wouldn’t you?”
Did you go on Sunday drives as a child? . . . I still enjoy a great Sunday drive on the road less traveled.
Hope you had a great day yesterday spending it with a special dad(s) in your life.
I am joining:
Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday