Friday, July 2, 2010

A Garden of Cones

Hello one and all! I hope you're having the best weekend ever. Are you staying cool? Our temperatures this past week have been just the best ever. I don't believe I've heard a single complaint about heat or anything else. However, Mother Nature has a tendency to turn her moods on a dime, and they say we're suppose to heat up and have Summer like temperatures once again.

Each Saturday Beverly from How Sweet the Sound graciously hosts Pink Saturday. Thank you Beverly for putting on this event each week. Come on along, I'll show you my contribution to this weeks party. On the east side of the house is a small hill I had planted a few things in many years ago, Coneflowers were "not" one of them. Again, Mother Nature has a way of surprising us, each year this area is taken over more and more with the Coneflowers.
I can envision some yellow and white ones mixed with the beauty of the pink.

These beauties are also taking over the planter boxes down by the shop. They almost seem to be competing with the pampas grass in height. lol

From our home to yours Happy 4th of July. May you all be safe, have tons of fun, laugh and enjoy some beautiful fireworks displays.
As always, thank you for stopping by to say hello. Until next time...
hugs ~lynne~

Hooray for the Red White and Blue

As the Fourth of July quickly approaches, I'm sure many of you are preparing for picnics and other outdoor activities. I hope to be fishing, or just enjoying a book on the front porch.

I thought I might share just a wee bit of Americana items I have left in the shop. Come on in.
Just inside the shop door you'll find a table loaded with Americana decor.

Don't you love the rustic charm of the picture with the old teddy bear?
Mr. Rooster proudly struts his stuff front and center, flanked by the star candle.
Eggs decorated Americana style and a porcelain doll round out the vignette.
Isn't she a cutie??

An old box filled with greenery is the perfect prop for Old Glory and the old metal star.

I hope you enjoyed this short tour of the Americana in the shop.
Many of you know I work another job along with running my own shop. Do I meet myself coming and going, you bet your sweet patooties I do.
Let's head over to Annie's Furniture and Gifts and I'll share with you a small part of the Americana items you'll find.
The twig chandelier is easily decorated for the seasons. Inside you'll find geraniums, forsythia twigs along with a variety of other items.

Nothing says Fourth of July like the American Flag. We've placed the set of 3 through out the vignette, I love the way it pokes through the twigs.

A lantern is perfect for holding a candle or a variety of other items. Through out the store you'll find some with bird's nest or pictures. I'll hush now and let you enjoy the tabletop vignette. :-))

Time for one last look at the beautiful farm table all decked out for the Fourth of July.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed your visit to both shops. Hope I didn't wear you out too much. Stay tuned for news on another shopping tour through out the shop. I'm still working on some display pieces, I hope you'll be pleased with the changes.. :-)) If you're ever in our area, please stop by both shops, you never know which one you'll find me at.. lol
hugs ~lynne~