Summer Peaches and Flowers

Hello Dear Readers!

Hope you are having a great summer and magnificent Monday.

Mondays can truly be magnificent especially

when it’s a Monday Morning Blooms Day

when I share some fabulous floral inspiration

along with my fantastic floral friends,

Lidy, Mary and Pam.

I am always in awe of their most beautiful and creative floral creations.

Their links to their posts along with their ever so beautiful images,

are below for you to enjoy and gain inspiration.

Our common theme today is Peaches.

What is summer without delicious peaches and their wonderful scent.

So join me for:

Summer Peaches and Flowers.

 

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Hickory Cottage Update Part 2 and Vacation Tidbits

Hello Dear Readers!

I am back from a 9 Day whirlwind vacation.

We covered lots of sights and states and had a fabulous time.

When we returned,  the house had really come along.

Our builder is in full steam ahead mode….

so today it’s a Hickory Cottage Update Part 2 and Vacation Tidbits.

But first let’s start off with a few vacation photos.

I will have more pretty photos to present at a later time.

 

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Decorating for Summer with Transferware

Hello Dear Readers!

Summer is all about wonderful vacations to the beach or to the mountains

for those who prefer the beautiful vistas and fresh mountain air . . . 

or your very favorite place to be . . .  

perhaps a getaway you travel to every year,

or a new adventure to an unexplored place.

Other than travels, I find decorating for summer is fun.

Whether you prefer decorating with shells

or the colors of the summer holidays

like the 4th of July . . . you can gather what you have in your home,

without having to purchase seasonal decor from your local craft store.

I chose to go with a red, white and blue theme

to adorn the sofa table this year,

thus I chose, Decorating for Summer with Transferware

 

 

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Bringing The Outdoors In

Hello Dear Readers!

Happy Monday and Happy First Day of July!

The first Monday of the month means it is a beautiful Monday

as I share wonderful floral inspiration along with my amazingly talented

Monday Morning Blooms friends, Lidy, Mary and Pam.

Our common theme today is garden urns.

Their beautiful images and links to their posts are below.

I have not done many outdoor posts since being at the Berry Patch House.

So today I am . . .

Bringing The Outdoors In

Into the sunroom.

 

 

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Hickory Cottage Updates

Hello Dear Readers!

Things are moving along at the Hickory Cottage . . .

yes, we named our house.

I shall tell the story later about how I came up with that name.

Things are actually moving along faster

than I expected and so are the requirements

to make decisions that I was not quite ready to make

such as shower and tub fixtures

as they will be doing the rough plumbing soon.

Because I have been busy with the “cottage”

there hasn’t been much time to do some “pretties” around the house.

My orchids were not doing so well on the dining room table

due to insufficient light,

so I changed out the orchids and placed my chinoiserie crock

with faux flowering branches

on the table. No need to worry about the light on these pretties:

 

 

Now on to the Hickory Cottage Updates:

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One Thing Leads to Another and a House Update

Hello Dear Readers!

Today I have a bit of “this and that.”

I have truly been trying to scale down some things around the house,

in that,  if I start to pack some things away . . .

maybe that means we are closer

to getting into the house. Wishful thinking.

When I combined three orchids together

(that were originally in their own containers)

into one container, it started that domino effect.

One Thing Leads to Another and a House Update

 

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4th of July Flower Arrangement and Tablescape

Happy Monday Dear Readers!

It’s that special Monday when I and my very Merry

Monday Morning Blooms friends

present our floral creations set in some wonderful settings

for your floral inspiration.

Today’s common theme is The 4th of July!

Come join me along with my very special Flower Friends, Lidy, Mary, and Pam

as we bring you some great ideas for your 4th of July celebration.

Their most beautiful images and links are below.

So sit back and come along with us on this very festive red, white and blue day!

4th of July Flower Arrangement and Tablescape

 

 

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Blue and White and Boxwood

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

 

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Flower Arrangements In Vintage French Canning Jars

Hello Dear Readers!

Happy June! Where has the time gone?

It seems like we have gone from Spring to the warmth of Summer so quickly.

Here we are, the first Monday in June and it’s time for another magnificent

Monday Morning Blooms! A day when I join my wonderfully talented and most

creative Monday Morning Blooms friends, Lidy, Mary and Pam

to present some fabulous floral inspiration to you, our dear readers.

Their beautiful images and links to their posts are at the end of this post.

Today’s common theme is containers with labels.

It was easy for me to decide what containers to use today. I present:

Flower Arrangements In Vintage French Canning Jars

 

 

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Antique Bamboo Tables Added to the Dining Room

Hello Dear Readers!

Hope you all had a great Memorial Day Weekend!

We traveled to Florida to attend my Great Niece’s graduation and the added bonus

of visiting with my mom and my siblings and their families.

On my way down we stopped off I-95 to meet up with our dear friends to have

lunch and to pick up some great pillows

that my friend JoAnn had picked up for me.

You shall see those pillows at a later date.

When there is time,

I always try and stop at one of my favorite shops on the way home.

The Plantation Shop, on Amelia Island, Florida.

I always find some treasures there

and this time was no exception. My purchase led to:

Antique Bamboo Tables Added to the Dining Room

 

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