Friday, July 29, 2022

Summery Looks in the Garden Room

The end of July has me thinking about mid-Summer but with a decided shift toward winding down and bringing out a bit darker, deeper, harvest colors. Golds and darker greens and a few browns start showing up with some sunflower vibes. Out in the Garden Room I've changed up the wicker seating area to include some golds, black and white Buffalo Check, and of course my always current ticking stripes.

By the end of July and the beginning of August I'm ready to quietly slide into what I call "Pre-Fall". I'll try to be subtle and maybe you won't notice. I love Fall and I'm always over the heat and drought by August, but I've learned to hang in there as it always seems to eventually show up.

Sunflowers, fruit themes, and bee related items are all fun decorating motifs for August. I brought out a gold and white quilted throw to coordinate with a fun sunflower pillow and the Black/White Checked covers from Amazon.

My vintage crate painted white has a "Majolica" inspired pitcher, a small beeskep, an antique rake head, and some garden tools and gloves. I found this painted white large demijohn bottle several years ago and love using it in the Summer months.

This Summery twiggy grapevine wreath is covered in bright summer blooms and lilies.

Sorry, the walls appear to be blush pink??? They're really a khaki/greige hue.

Last year I brought my little vintage chippy white stepladder in from the backporch and I've loved using it inside as another fun spot to display goodies. This month it has a very old English Cottage creamer, a sewing drawer filled with a faux paperwhites and a small beeswax candle.

You can peek inside the Summer Holiday Cupboard HERE.

Did you get a chance to check out the Christmas In July Hop? So much fun and so many great ideas to get us into planning mode.

And here's a little random post about seed box graphics and my kitty girls. Such cute photos and if you've wondered why you haven't seen them lately (or not) they both passed this last year and was of course, difficult. I just never felt up to posting about it. I really miss them (They were 18 years old) and they were so much company for me, but they were both very ill with cancers so we waited as long as we could, but it was time to let them go. Posting about the wicker settee made me think how at least one of them was always on it. I guess it is time to share this sad fact of life with our sweet little fur friends. It's been a few months so we've adjusted by now. No more pets for us as we need to be able to get away a bit for a quick vacay at times. My heart is saddened when one of us goes through this time, but we all keep each other in our thoughts and prayers. Here's to all the years with my sweet little gals. They definitely were part of the family.

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All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
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  Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life   Wonderful Wednesday at LeCultivateur 
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode,  Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage
Share Your Style at French Ethereal,  Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home,  
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
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 Funtastic Friday at 2 Chicks and a Mom


  1. I love this look Debra! So summery and fresh. I am sad to hear of your loss also.

  2. It took me awhile to post about losing my Buddy too. I understand your sadness and loss. I am so sorry. They really are such great little companions and give us such love. Your garden room looks so pretty for summer. xoxo Kris

    1. thankyou Kris, I know you loved your little Buddy. They're just part of the family!

  3. Your early fall look is inspiring. I am ready to put away the red, white and blue decor I have had out since Mid-May. Am looking forward to the Sunflowers, golds and greens of late summer.
    So sorry to hear about your kitty girls. I too have an aging kitty girl (She will be 16 in November). I also have 2 kitty boys that are 9 year old brothers. It is always hard to lose our fur babies. :-(

    1. thankyou Lynda, I always love decorating patriotically, but by late July I'm ready to get back to late summer color!

  4. Oh Debra, I'm so sorry for the loss of your kitty girls. I know what a huge gap a loss like that leaves in your life and your space. They were so very lovely and I know it still hurts to this day. I have said that Lizzie will be my last cat -- partly for those reasons you have and also because I just don't want to die and leave a cat behind. But I know when that day comes, it will be very quiet indeed.

    I am simply wild about your yellow and white quilt. Perfect on the wicker and it looks like a fabulous pattern. Perfect with your sunflower motif!

    1. thanks Jeanie, we took my MIL cat after she went to memory care and that was a big ordeal (trauma) for everyone. I feel the same, I don't want my pets to outlive me and my kids have to figure it all out. Plus old sick and senile pets are extremely difficult to care for. xo

  5. I LOVE the black and white with yellow sunflowers!! That's SO pretty!! That wicker demijohn is amazing too. Lovely styling as always, Debra! So sorry about your kitties...pets bring SO much joy.

  6. Your garden room is so inviting! Pinned!

  7. Debra,
    Your garden room is so lovely. I just want to go and sit awhile. Congratulations, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you stop by.


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