It all started with a paisley fabric.
In the process of renovating our dining room,
I stumbled across a super soft paisley linen shirt
in the closet that no longer fit my husband,
and rather than donate it, I decided to use it
to cover a pillow.From this pillow, a palette was born--
time-worn reds, robin's egg blues, and loads
of ever-present white.
I "shopped" in various rooms around the house
to find things that fit.
Accents from the garden always add a
touch of life and color.
Lanterns and pale blue stones
evoke a maritime sensibility.
Fern fronds bring some height to groupings
and are a reflection of my love of nature.
The tray contains all the elements I seek--
honesty of material, simplicity of design,
and odes to both the summer garden and light.
Max, my male tabby, desperately wanted
some attention while I was taking photos.
Look at that expression!
He is quite hard to resist.
Even the cover of the latest issue of
Cottages & Bungalows fits the scheme.
I noticed many posts featuring red, white, and blue
around the 4th of July holiday.
At that point in time, my inspiration had not yet hit.
As you all know, the muse comes when she is ready,
and takes her own sweet time!
Happy Sunday, dear friends!
I hope you are enjoying the weekend.
Thanks so much for all the wonderful and
I appreciate each and every one!!
(Please pardon the test spacing.
Sometimes blogger does its own thing,
regardless of how hard I try
to exert my will)
Until next time...