|inspired by the gorgeous blue hydrangeas fixin to bloom right now...|
yes, we southerners say "fixin"...
i have brought in more blues and summer greens
into my neutral based den.
|i started with this awesome map of tennessee that mr. dan found for me|
(like i often tell him, he is "almost done with his training"...we will celebrate our 32nd anniversary this week)
|i love this map soooo very much!|
i love mr. dan too.
|these vintage chalkware chickens, found recently at a tag sale,|
were a real find and i was thrilled to pay only $20 for the set of 4!!
|a couple of cute shabby chic type lamps bring a subtle light to the mantle...|
|cute, but not quite there.....|
|o.k....the addition of the old globe...|
|darling bee garland...|
|a turquoise jug collecting our wine corks...|
(drinking an occasional glass of wine can contribute to a good marriage)...
and an old ice cream bucket...
|filled with bishops weed flowers...|
|clipped from my front garden, growing right there along the side walk....|
|i love bishops weed...|
also called snow-on-the-mountain...
it can be invasive, but my sidewalk keeps it from spreading and i love how it looks similar to queen annes lace.
|now i am liking this...|
|a couple of old doilies...|
|and funky candle holders holding old aqua insulators...|
|vintage blankets to soften the corners of the couch in pretty blue and green...|
|and there are the endless summer hydrangeas,|
right outside the window,
ready to put on there show.
|this week, i finished the last of the big plantings for my clients (until fall)...|
and i am so very relieved and jazzed...
i feel like joining a couple of blog parties
shabby creek cottage
debra @ common ground
|btw...this is what my winter mantel looked like before the summer blues and greens,|
right after i painted the stone, with a wash of annie sloane paint..
read about that
this is one of my most pinned photos ever.
have a great weekend!