Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer Florals

I've mentioned how I like to keep my floral arrangements current with the seasons, so a few weeks ago I got around to changing out all my silk flowers to be in keeping with Early Summer. I like the look of "just picked and stuck in a container with casual abandon". To me, that concept makes all those faux flowers look a little more "real" and a lot less "faux".

Daisies are the flower du jour here in the Entry, 
along with some budded branches.
I like keeping this heavy old iron urn here with the sticks,
then I just change out the flowers for each new season.

This is a spot where a "complimentary" print on the console
also changes with the season.

On the other side of the Entry next to the door is my big white wicker basket
filled with green hydrangeas and the grape vine twigs.

That big basket on the little Eastlake dresser keeps the kitties 
from using it as a perch for front porch viewing.
(especially in nesting season)
I have found it on the floor on numerous occasions
when they feel like putting their little furry carcasses in grave danger.

Here's an old basket with wheels that I haven't shared very often.
It still has some faux Dogwood branches, but they were white so they're still here.
(Dogwoods in late June? what's wrong with me?)

In the Living Room I traded out the windowbox for the basket,
now filled with another boatload of green hydrangeas and ivy.
(when in doubt, a hydrangea will work)

(the windowbox is currently back on the Dining Room table
with a Patriotic theme)

Love this old Frenchy look laundry basket.

Last Fall I had a running joke about my mantel...
I had the "Early Fall" mantel,
the "Fall" mantel,
The "Fall/Halloween" mantel,
and then the "Fall/Thanksgiving" mantel.

This would be the "Early Summer" mantel...

Whitewashed Wolff pottery vases filled with
 flowering branches and white Viburnum.

Another hint that it's still "Early Summer" is that there are still "birdie" nests out.
This will change soon.
I have an idea brewing.

Next up will be Black-Eyed Susans and Sunflowers,
with a little color added.
...stay tuned.

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