Hello Dear Readers.
Welcome to another fabulous Floral Friday,
when I join my sweet Floral Friday friends, Lidy, Mary and Pam
to present fantastic floral inspiration for you to enjoy!
The links to these fabulous ladies’ floral creations are below their image
at the bottom of this post.
Hope you all had a most wonderful Independence Day . . .
I am up to my elbows and beyond in moving and packing, so today I am
presenting one of my most favorite floral vignettes that I had presented to you
years ago for my Ironstone Pitchers of Summer – Floral Friday.
I believe it was George Bernard Shaw that said,
“Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery,
it is the sincerest form of learning.”
And that is what I did today . . . learn . . . from some of the best.
I did it again . . . I took a magazine cover
of one of my most favorite magazines and I tweaked it for a summer vignette.
I was in love with this cover of The Cottage Journal
the minute I pulled the issue out of my mailbox.
I did a similar “copy kat” with another magazine cover HERE
Being that I so loved this cover of the Cottage Journal,
I decided that it was time to use another magazine cover for inspiration.
It has been so very warm, here. My hydrangeas are suffering a bit,
so I try and clip some every day before the heat gets to them.
Instead of using oranges as they did on the cover,
I used one of my favorite fruits of the summer, peaches.
Smaller blue vintage bottles used rather than the large ones on the cover.
I am enjoying doing these “copy kat” vignettes.
Even though you may not have all of the exact items that the magazine cover displays,
it is fun to tweak it a bit using what you have on hand to create the same effect.
When I was photographing this summer vignette years ago,
I had a little buddy that I had to work around.
He was at my feet sleeping. I did not want to wake him to move,
as he was an old man of 14 and needed his sleep!
I was granddog sitting that week. Talk about the Dog Days of Summer!
However, since then, we lost our precious granddog. He was the best!
But he still says hello, every time I clean and find his soft fur lurking in a corner.
Now it is time to visit the amazing ladies of Floral Friday!
They have such beautiful floral inspiration just waiting for you to see!
Links to their posts are under their fabulous images (sneak peeks)!
Hope you are staying cool in these Dog Days of Summer!
We have one week to go to move our belongings to the rental house
a.k.a. The Berry Patch House, and thank goodness for Advil!
Have a wonderful and beautiful summer day and weekend dear readers!
I remain Keeping Calm and Packing On!!