If I ever need some inspiration to summer-ize the house, I turn to a great book by Susan Branch, while this is also a cookbook, she's got the most fabulous ideas for simple summer Decorating and the watercolors in it are always amazing too!
When I get some time, I love to rearrange the things around the house and see how they look in another area, its like "playing house" ;) that's actually what I call it when friends call to see whats up ? "I'm playing house" ;) that's just about the time they tell me I need to join them for lunch and get out ;) This Rooster has always been one of my favorite finds....very French Country.
I adore this spice rack, notice the little bow at the top? I fought hard for this on Ebay, lol, and now it has a place in my kitchen :) Yippee :)
These are in my daughter Melanies Room..... she wants to re-do it all modern ;) I hate to see the antiques go, but what ever she loves is fine by me :)
I love the detail in this tiger maple dresser , but i've been tempted many times to paint it white, im still holding off , for now :)
This painting below is in Melanies room, I had picked it up years ago at a local shop and had adored it, it reminded me of her....... a couple of years later, we actually got a lab puppy and one day Melanie showed me the picture and said: its exactly what the picture is Mom! I was amazed because our Lab had a red collar and every single marking was the same on her as it was in the picture....so typical little girl, Mel said: "See Mom, it was meant to be", lol.....
A little piece of scrap wood, a little paint, and some knobs.... just to create a place to hang more stuff :)
Off with the winter duvet , time to put out the summer quilts!