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Fall Flowers and Foxes in the Great Room

Saturday, August 29, 2015



There is still a bit of time before it's officially fall.
And even though stores are already full of fall and Christmas decor,
I've been holding on to summer with all my might!

BUT
the
cooler
temps
these past few days were all it took!

I got the itch and added some fall flowers and foxes in the great room!


Amaze Me Monday #125

Tuesday, August 25, 2015


Welcome to AMAZE ME MONDAY #125!

We are finally getting some rain...yippee!
Thunder and lightning too, which sends our pup scurrying underneath the bed, she's not a fan of thunder.  But, the rain showers have been wonderful and we have really needed it here in the South!

It has been a busy summer here, busy but GREAT.  I can't believe it's already the end of August; summer is passing along too fast!

So glad you are here for the party, enjoy these amazing features...

Lost & Found ~ China Cabinet Makeover



Hoot! Hoot! He's So Cute in the Keeping Room

Friday, August 21, 2015


My Hydrangea Morning was productive and the cuttings are drying nicely.

I was so glad to have the hydrangea cut and in containers of water for the drying process
but I also wanted to place some around the house to enjoy while they are drying.

I found the perfect vase for just that
and
hoot-hoot...he's so cute!

UncommonGoods Porcelain Owl Vase in the Keeping Room

Amaze Me Monday #124

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


Welcome to AMAZE ME MONDAY!

It's hot, hot, hot, here in the South and very dry too!
So if you know how to do the rain dance, please do one for the South!
We try to stay inside these days because it is just about unbearable outdoors.

So glad you are here!  Make yourself a cool glass of iced tea and enjoy the party!

My Kentucky Home ~ Decorating New Bedroom



A Hydrangea Morning ~ Drying and Propagating

Thursday, August 13, 2015



Silk hydrangeas make for a beautiful Dining Room Centerpiece.







And they are oh so pretty picked fresh from the garden, like these hydrangea in a blue Ball jar.



I also enjoy decorating with dried hydrangea, but most of mine have been cut from the bush, already dried and brown, like these Hydrangea in the Keeping Room.  They are pretty but I want to dry some fresh cut from the bush while they still have color.


A good friend of mine has hydrangea bushes that are huge.  Her house was built in the early 70's and she thinks the bushes were planted by the original owners. Year after year these two hydrangeas, planted side by side, are full of huge and beautiful white blooms.

Last year I cut some hydrangea from her bushes, but it was after the blooms had dried on the bush and was brown.  Since it's mid-August and the flowers are just beginning to show signs of turning colors, I wanted to cut some for drying, so she said to come on over.

You'll have to forgive me for the iPhone pictures, it rained last night and I was soaking wet by the time I finished cutting, so I chose the quick and easy way to take these pictures.

Huge hydrangea bushes!



Huge hydrangea bushes!

Amaze Me Monday #123

Monday, August 10, 2015


Welcome to AMAZE ME MONDAY!

It has been a long-weekend of fun here in Myrtle Beach, SC with my siblings.
My sister has a condo at the beach and every year around this time my two sisters, brother and I head to her place for a long weekend together and boy do we have a blast!

So glad you are here for the party!
Enjoy the features and share what you've been up to...

Common Ground ~ Dining Room Buffet