Well my friends, it's been a hot summer here in UT. Both the months of June and July went down as two of the hottest on record. Not only that, but it was also our driest July. Not what we want to hear, right?
Many of you know my love for plaid. I use it a lot in the winter, but I found these fun pieces with lime green at a couple of different thrift shops and I love how they tied in with my other dishes! The little watermelon bowl and melamine dishes were also thrift finds. The flash card was scored at a yard sale.
I am not going to wish summer away! Winter will be upon us soon enough, so as for me; I am going to savor summer!
I've pulled out my watermelon décor. The red represent the sizzling heat, but paired with green it brings a cooling effect. At least for me. :)
It's all about the layering. (wink) I removed the bowl so you could see. Did you notice that not all of the settings are alike?
(sesame street. . .one of these things is not like the other)
I filled a white picnic basket with faux flowers and added a watermelon hot pad made by a friend. My sis gave me the
Once the table was set I started pulling out other green and red dishes to decorate the kitchen. It's amazing (no surprise there) how many I actually had. lol!
(polka dots, stripes, and jadite)
Red and green, not just for Christmas!
(plaid, depression glass, and enamelware)
A kitchen window vignette. Notice I've been sneaking a few of the cinnamon squares? This gal loves cinnamon!
I just picked up the bowls with the checkered rim last week. Loved the little surprise tucked inside!
I found this sweet geranium platter the same day as the checkered rim bowls. Love it!! The black cake stand was picked up at an estate sale.
Yup, it might be hot but I'm here to enjoy it.
I love wicker and scored this cute stool for $5. I made the watermelon wedge a few years ago. I think this may end up out on the front porch.
I'll leave you with a few more flashcards depicting summer images.
Picnics and playtime. . .
harvesting, carnivals, and wagons!
What's not to savor about summer?