Thursday, June 26, 2014

Capturing Pretties

Just a few photos to share with you today, capturing prettiness around the house.  Lately I've been enjoying small snippets of the color red, preferably faded, in displays.  I especially love seeing these hand-embroidered letters on our living room chair, personalized with the first letters of our children's names:



Summer pillows for naps on the daybed...

My mother recently gave me this red and white vintage tablecloth that belonged to my grandmother, Evelyn (one of this blog's namesakes).

A few weeks ago I took photos of the remaining flowers from Fifi's visit.  They lasted quite long and always made me smile as I passed by, thinking about that wonderful day:





Lastly, I wanted to share with you a simple project I worked on recently to add some spring cheer.  Many of you know that dear blogging friend Michelle has a keen eye for treasures.  Well, she was able to salvage a group of shutters that her neighbor was getting rid of and gave one to me.  They were forest green to start, but I painted mine a chalky white, then added fabric to the back of the candlestick cut-out.  I simply attached fabric to cardboard, with some felt on the back (to hide the ugly cardboard), then used double-sided tape to attach it to the back of the shutter.


Here's a close-up of the fabric behind the cut-out.  This fabric was also a gift from Michelle and blends in perfectly with the living room.  Thank you, my friend!


Hope you all are enjoying your summers so far.  My children are out of school, and we're keeping busy while enjoying the great weather.

I'm joining in at these lovely parties:
Feathered Nest Friday
Shabbilicious Friday

14 comments:

laura Madalene said...

Thanks for sharing today! These photos are gorgeous and inspirational. Putting them in my mind's memory bank..
Hanging Wine Bottle Rack

chateau chic said...

So many lovelies, Susan! It's always a treat to have a peak into your beautiful home.
Mary Alice

Victoria said...

Everything is so beautiful, love the kids initials on the pillows:) How sweet of Michelle to give you with that, it looks gorgeous. The red tablecloth is amazing, what a wonderful treasure and knowing it was your grandmother's only makes it that more lovely, I'm sure!

Seawashed Kerrie said...

Soft and lovely for Summer. xxo

Petite Michelle Louise said...

love these photographs mon amie. ahh...fifi...i am still floating....you? and you totally made my night with your sweet shoutout about my dumpster-dive shutters. you made it look mazing! truly. LOVE how you added the fabric behind the candle cutout! gorgeous! let's go junkin SOON! it's been way too long! sigh.....;)

Blondie's Journal said...

I am loving the little bits of red here and there. I think we all need to have a bit of a pop as much as we love white (or in my case, just neutrals). I really like the candlestick motif on the door...so pretty! I have a door like that from a set that used to be on our office entry..I never thought to do anything with it and yet, I don't have room for it anywhere! We need to live closer! :)

Jane xx

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Susan! Great shutter and what a nice friend to give you one. : )

Ella said...

How lovely! I enjoyed you being a guest artist over at Somerset Place~

There is nothing like white-so calm and beautiful~

June said...

I love getting these peeks into your lovely home Susan. The shutter is perfect and I love the little cut out it has. Your home is so warm and inviting my friend.
hugs...

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Loving all your pretties!
There is a pretty blue shutter at the shop with a bird carved out, thought of Michelle right away!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Very pretty and inspirational photos Susan. Sometimes I enjoy blooms more towards the end of their life, when they are full and heavy and some how, more interesting.
Shabbilicious hugs,
Kerryanne

m.lisa said...

Just checked in and must I say WOW! You have had the most amazing things happen in recent months! Photo shoot, more publishing invites, and of course your fab projects! The shutter is gorg among other "pretties" you are surrounded by! Great pic of you by the way. My dear Susan you have arrived and I couldn't be more thrilled for you! Also second by the way--Heidi and the boys were here! Great visit!
xoxoxoxoxoxo
m. lisa

White Lace and Promises said...

Love all your pretties.

Pamela said...

So many beautiful treasures and I just adore that shutter with the cut out and fabric you placed behind it!

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