Hello my sweet friends,
After a short period of falling into Fall we are having a bit of extra summer bestowed on us here in the low lands. And it is lovely. Another round of eating Al Fresco, back to wearing sandals and skimpy tops, replacing the scarfs again with with sun glasses and having the best excuse to open up another bottle of rose wine.
Life is good.
And all this summer weather put me in the mood to show you a little summer decoration I did at the start of my holiday.
It was one of those “I didn’t plan this, but I like the outcome projects”….
It all started with two very simple and rather cheap bunches of flowers from the grocery store.
I did not have plans for them. Just to plop them in a vase, plunk them somewhere and be done with it.
But somehow those bouquets did not want to cooperate and they just did not make me smile, so I had to come up with something else…..
The two grocery store bouquets were so stiff and unimaginative. So I went into my garden to see if I had any white flowers left. My white rose was in between flowering stages, so she was no help. But I had white lavender growing, my Annabel hydrangea was still in her white state (she has turned green since), and there was a butterfly bush at its best (that would be a Buddleia for all your gardening experts).
So I snipped and I picked and with an armful of flowers I went back to my two sad grocery store bunches.
And then it was just a matter of stuffing them all in my blue mason jars and lining them up on the garden table. Scatter some shells and sea stars around and be done with it.
Oh and because our terrace wall was still a bit in a half-way/ before state, I leaned my vintage door against the wall for a better backdrop.
I loved the look.
And I didn’t even mind that it looked as if I was at a wedding, looking at a wedding table decoration.
Because don’t you agree that a line up of blue mason jars with bouquets of randomly chosen white flowers would just be too perfect for a wedding table setting?
The flowers didn’t smell too bad either.
Can you spot the little worker hard at work there?
… that is since sadly over…..
But not yet here on my blog, cause I still get to show you some of the things we did during my break.
But for now I leave you with a look at my summer garden, and I am going to enjoy our gift of a bit of late-season summer.
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