I had a lot of ideas about what to do for this post,
but I really wanted to convey some memories from growing up
that embodied summer to me.
So many things evoke that feeling of summers past;
swimming in the river, cookouts, picking dinner from the garden,
sitting in the porch swing on a warm summer night.
But one of my real enjoyments would be to grab an old quilt
and head outside under a tree with a glass of lemonade.
Drawing and reading were two of my favorite "alone time" joys.
Savoring my latest copy of Seventeen Magazine,
or the summer I vowed to read War and Peace.
We lived in an old white farmhouse just outside of town;
no immediate neighbors,
and spending quiet time, uninterupted, was a perfect afternoon.
Today I'm enjoying Celebrating Home,
a Country Living decorating book that I've had for a few years,
but always brings new inspiration.
And don't forget a game of croquet with friends after dinner.
Hope you'll be sharing your thoughts on Summer.
And now for some great posts from last week...
Carolyn from Sweet Chaos Home shares her wonderful Flea Market Finds
oh my gosh, that color!!!
Just met Christy from Dora's Cottage last week at Relics.
She's such a sweetheart. Be sure and go by and say hello,
and see her darling dachsund silhouette.
Suz from Hometown Girl shared her Welcome Summer Party on the lawn.
Gorgeous photos of a wonderful setting!
And Theresa from Momma T's found THE most amazing
French Bed. I'm drooling here!!
So, here's the info on the party,
I imagine a lot of you have already linked up a post or two.
Just link your VIF post into the group if you haven't yet.
Only once per individual blog post link.
This has been a lot of fun,
whew...I haven't posted this much for awhile,
I'm gonna have to go crawl back on that quilt!!
I'm also joining in at:
Link Up any post past or present related to this parties theme
Be sure to link back to your original post and not just your url (main blog address)
Please post the Blogger Block Party button (code located At the Picket Fence or the button with your own link) in your post so others can join in the fun! (MANDATORY)
Visit another guest. We love it when you party with our other guests! Please take a moment and visit some of the other posts and leave some comment love! This is what makes a party so much fun!
This is ONE HUGE PARTY!!!
There are lots of links, just join in like you would any VIF party.
Be sure and check out the other parties through the weekend.
Have a wonderful rest of the week, everyone!
lot's of love,
Oh, and P.S. If you participate in the Block Party from this post,
please grab the button below, and share the fun. Thanks so much for joining in! Don't forget the Give Aways, there are a bunch!