Sunday, July 28, 2013

~~~Decorating With Shells for Summer!!!~~~

 Good morning my friends! The other day I FINALLY got my shell collection out before summer is over (couldn't find the boxes at first):). I still am missing one large shell that I know of but I wanted to place some around the house. Of course I started at the stairway in the foyer. All of these starfish have been gathered from different places. Some came from Fl., some from the Delaware beaches and some from N.C.!
 Moving towards the great room I placed some shells on the credenza.

 I added some starfish onto the coffee table too.
 And this box decorated with a shell has been around for MANY years.
 Some even found their way into some plants!
 This is the ivy topiary in the master bedroom sitting area.
 As you can see, it fell and broke but got glued back together several years ago.

 In the master bath I replaced the candle stick and pillar with this vignette.
 and some made their way onto the windowsill.

 and to the side of the soaking tub.
 I love the NUBS on this one.

 In the dining room I have my coral pillow on the arm chair.
 And this very large, faux shell holds ALOT of my shells. I will show you more of this when I post the tablescape I created too.
 This little spot got a shell too.  And a different pot with the fish is here for summer.
 a TINY peak of the  dining room table.
 Some blue coral shell towels in the guest bath.
 and a piece of blue coral on the tank.
 Pictures with shells on the wall.
 and you probably remember the lamps I bought recently for the guest room.
So, there you have it. It is feeling nice and summery around here. Today it has warmed up some since we had LOW temps yesterday. 13 degrees BELOW normal but it sure was a nice break from the oppressive heat we had last week!  Thanks so much for stopping by. XO, Pinky
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Saturday, July 27, 2013

~~~Some Garden Shots~~~

Today is a beautiful, sunny day and I thought I would take some shots around the yard. I actually got the idea from Kim, her gardens are MUCH prettier than ours but we are starting from scratch....again:) However, flowers just make me happy so I thought I would share. Enjoy! This first shot is the copper pot on the front "porch". Not big enough for a porch but I hate the word "stoop"!!! The caladium and coleus are growing like crazy!!!
 wax begonia

 hot pink geranium

 hydrangea tree!!!

 butterfly bush
 the winterberry is covered in berry buds!!!!
 had to include my sweet bunny.....

Wishing you all a beautiful weekend. XO, Pinky

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

~~~BEE Happy, Sunny Yellow Table!!!~~~


Hello! Does a sunny yellow table just make you smile? It does me. Of course, adding a touch of black and white just makes me swoon!!!! I found the gingham checked tablecloth at CTS and knew what I wanted to do. Set a pretty table just for YOU! So, please, come and sit with me and we'll look around.
 For this table I had to use my Napolean BEE flatware:) It is a staple in the summer here. The placemat is reversible to a black and white stripe as you can see on the edges. These white lanterns came from CTS several years ago. I placed a faux bee on each of them too.
 I love these honeycomb jars with the bee on top! They were another CTS find.

 The edge of the placemat has this pretty flowered embroidery.
 Another bee has landed on the top of the bee skep!
 And the bee juice glasses will be filled with OJ.

 I also found the sunflower S and P at CTS. I just realized this could be an ad for them!!!!:)

 I placed the bee skep under a cloche that has a nest on one side and some butterflies on the other.  The cloche rests on a sunflower plate which rests on a glass cake pedestal.

I found mangos on sale and I LOOOOVE mango.

 We are all set, please pull up a chair.
I placed a tiny bud vase of yellow daisies at each setting too.
I got these at the place where I used to work. I love the shape.

 You can see the butterflies on the cloche in this shot.

Thanks so much for your visit. We have finally broken our heat wave, it is 77 GLORIOUS degrees right now!!!!!!! If it doesn't rain I will be running over to the pool later for water aerobics! XO, Pinky
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