Last week we traveled to Florida to attend our Class Reunion.
On the way down we stopped at one of our fav restaurants on our route,
to have lunch.
A bonus of this restaurant/inn is that it has a beautiful gift shop too!
So usually after I order my meal, I head to the gift shop!
It was there that I found a beautiful lamp that I could not leave behind.
I am not sure what spoke to me first . . . the design with birds
or the pretty finial. I just wish they had a pair.
When we returned from Florida and I set up the lamp in the Great Room,
of course it lead to the ripple or domino effect,
which truthfully, I enjoy!
The domino effect also led to creating new vignettes of:
BLUE AND WHITE AND BOXWOOD
Blue and White lamps were shuffled all around.
While I was at it, I created a new vignette for the coffee table.
I really wanted to bring out some shells and vintage fishing floats;
however, I was not in the mood to spend a lot of time in the “storage abyss”
so I used what I had in the house.
This vignette on the coffee table started my theme of
Blue and White and Boxwood.
On the other side of the room,
a lamp that was in the sunroom was the perfect height
for the vintage Venetian stacking tables.
A boxwood topiary added to the vignette,
along with a new book, Living Floral by Margot Shaw,
a wonderfully scented candle
(Cedar Leaf and Lavender by Nest) and my enamelware bird.
Did you spy another boxwood topiary in the sunroom?
A preserved boxwood topiary
sits in my antique blue and white transferware commode.
On the other side of the sunroom,
is the lamp that was previously in the Great Room
that was replaced by the new lamp.
The lattice and bird basket is filled with gardenias
from the yard of the Berry Patch House.
There is a very large hedge of them and the fragrance is wonderful.
All of the preserved boxwood topiaries
were purchased over time from HomeGoods.
I am always stalking the aisle of florals to find these beauties.
I mentioned that my hubby and I traveled to Florida for our Class Reunion.
Here we are:
Now we are in full on “House Building Mode”
needing to make more decisions
before they start to frame the house, like the front door.
We selected this one:
It is an unusually cool day as I write this post,
with lots of clouds and periods of rain.
Rain is good, but now it is time for me to wish
for not so much rain so we can go forward
with the next phase of the building process!
I hope to present an updated photo of the house soon.
In the meantime, join me and my wonderful
Monday Morning Blooms friends
for great floral inspiration this coming Monday! See you then!
Have a most beautiful day and to those celebrating Father’s Day . . .
Happy Father’s Day!