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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Simple Summer Vignette

Hi everyone.  Hope your week is going well. We are in the middle of a hot spell - temps in the mid 90's with the heat index in the 100's.  Needless to say this Mama is not spending much time outside until late evening.  So this week I'm bringing you a bit more of the summer tweaking I have been doing enabling me to still be productive but inside. I put together a simple little vignette for the ottoman in our family room.

Vintage, Paint and more... A simple summer vignette with white ironstone and daisies

I don't do much special decorating for summer.  I like to keep it simple and bright for the summer months - nothing too busy or cluttered because it just seems to add to the chaos of summer living.
Vintage, Paint and more...  A simple summer vignette with ironstone, daisies and basket tray

I started with a light colored tray basket I picked up at he thrift store for a couple of dollars and added a stack of old books sans covers.  On the books I set a white pitcher filled with "faux" yellow daisies.  So bright and cheerful in any season.  Then I added a driftwood candle holder that was a gift from my son.
Vintage, Paint and more... A simple summer vignette

Easy, simple, bright and just right for this busy area of our family room.  And when I need more space it's very easily moved. 
 Oh yes - you're not seeing things. That is the  beach inspired afghan on the sofa that I made for Papa this winter. Even though we're in the throws of a heat wave there are still a few people in this household that need to curl up in a blanket at times. I may or may not be one of them.  Just sayin'...

Vintage, Paint and more... A simple summer vignette

Do you decorate for summer or just keep it simple like we do?  I love to hear from you so tell me about it in the comments below.  

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Until next time - have fun creating something you love.

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  1. I love the vignette! That driftwood candle is adorable. I do decorate to a degree for summer. I have so many deep jewel tones throughout my house that I like I tone them down and brighten up for the warmer months. It's a bit like redecorating every six months!

  2. Love your summer vignette! Hopefully the weather will start to cooperate with you soon! It has been rather crazy around here. One day its hot and sticky then the next it,s low 70's. I love that little candle you used, such great texture to it.

  3. I keep things very, very simple in the summer. Last year I think I had an old pickle jar (cleaned out and label removed) filled with sand and a candle. I like the flowers so much better- a little burst of color!

  4. Easy, Breezy, and you can move it quickly if you need too. I like that!

  5. You have such good taste, as usual.

    God, I am sick of the heat.

  6. Very sweet! Those yellow flowers feel so summery!

  7. Charming vignette, Cathy! Love it! Blessings, Cecilia

  8. Very pretty Cathy !
    I keep it pretty simple ( although I usually change out my draperies from dark to light )
    I cut flowers from the garden at least once a week !

  9. Your summery vignette is bright and fresh. I love it!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

    PS My new linky party went live today so if you have a minute to spare I'd be thrilled if you could help me celebrate the launch of Sundays Down Under by sharing a post (or two!)

  10. This makes everything look so pretty! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

  11. Perfect for summer Cathy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.