Sunday, June 17, 2007

Summertime Decorations

I have been slowly getting my summer decorations out this past month. Just a few things here and there...

Here is my summertime wreath. I wrapped ivy garland around a grapevine wreath, stuck in some sprigs of pink flowers, gold twirls, three large roses and a bow at the top. I didn't use any hot glue, the bow is tied on with embroidery floss. It's been several weeks and nothing has fallen off yet. ;0)


A bowl of seashells on the coffee table. I tucked in some small shells in the votive holders.


More shells on the mantle...


I made these napkin rings last year. I hot glued one or two shells to some ribbon and then tied them around each rolled up napkin.


Now on to the back patio....

A vintage hankie, bowl of lemons, and tiny fairy make up the table centerpiece. The book is called "My Mother's Garden" and is a wonderful collection of essays where the authors share their childhood gardening memories.




Finally, a wall planter and basket filled the pink impatiens. More seashells on the birdhouse and a sign that says, "Relax." Just the reminder I need for these summer months!


Thank you for looking at my summertime decorations!

It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses
When pleasant sights salute the eyes,
And pleasant scents the noses.
~N.P. Willis

27 comments:

Tiany said...

Everything is so pretty! I have never really "decorated" much for summer but what fun that could be!! I love the wreath on your front door too, it is beautful!!!

rohanknitter said...

Very nice! I redid the wreath on our front porch, boy did it need it. It really takes a beating from the wind. I especially like your ideas with the shells.

Penless Thoughts said...

Lots of very nice touches.
Susan

Becky said...

I ALWAYS enjoy a visit to your home with new decorations. And my dose of poetry to make me smile. Thank you!

dot said...

I like the shell ideas also.

Christine said...

How cozy! The bowl of lemons is just so cheery! Blessings!

Kim said...

Very lovely. It inspires me to get my hiney moving. Thanks.

Karen said...

It's all so pretty, Kelli! I new you'd have some lovely things out for the season change. Me, not so much these days. I'm trying to get pared down to sell. ;0)
I love your use of seashells.

Gena said...

I love all of your decorations. I haven't changed out my wreath yet, I'll probably do that for the 4th of July.

We picked up tons of sea shells when we were at the beach. You've given me some great ideas on how to use them.

Have a good week.

Jenn4Him said...

You are so good at putting nice little touches here and there!

Trella said...

Everything is beautiful. I love that you decorate for everything.

Amber said...

You always know how to put the nicest touches on things. Really sets the mood for a nice summer day.

Pieces From Me said...

Love your blog. You are a very inspiring lady!! I found you through Connie's blog. I homeschool also and enjoy quilting, though I am not near as crafty as you are. Love the summer decorating. Bren

Mrs. U said...

Kelli, you have everything decorated so nicely!! Your home always seems to welcoming.

His,
Mrs. U

Storybook Woods said...

Yeah time to pull out the shells again. You home looks welcoming and cheery. Love Clarice

Mrs.B. said...

Everything looks lovely! I just love seashells. (o:

Blessings,
~Mrs.B

Myrna said...

How fresh and lovely! You have some creative ideas for giving your home that noce finishing touch!

Lady Laurie said...

Hi Kelli ~ love your summery decorations ~ I have a "thing" for seashells!!

Kitty said...

Everything looks so nice!! I love all the seashell touches, esp. the napkin rings. Very cute =)

Sheri said...

I especially like your shells!

Sherry said...

It's very refreshing looking too--the sort of thing that feeds the soul.

Ruth said...

It is all so pretty!! You do such a nice job with decorating.

Tammy said...

So beautiful!

Heather said...

Sweet decorations Kelli! Summer is one season I never have any decorations for - I am always out in the garden or in the yard playing with the kids and barely look at the house until the dust is two inches thick! I'll have to get inspired some rainy day and do something - I have lots of extra sea shells from my wreath project .... hmmm...

Mrs. Pivec said...

Oh my gosh! Kelli, I think you and I have the exact same bowl full of shells on our tables! That's just TOO weird, because my bowl came from a rummage sale somewhere. I'm going to have to take a picture and post it on my blog.

Cris said...

Oh Kelli, you are a source of inspiration, the shells decor is so nice! I will do the same here in the Summer!

Lori B said...

All of your decorations are so pretty.