summer decor

Ok, so I’m totally bummed.
I fell off the blog post carousel.
And I was doing so well too.
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But I’m jumping back on !
And wanted to share some of my summer touches around here.
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My green and white hydrangeas in the garden are doing great so I’ve been sprinkling some in the kitchen in my glass bottle collection.
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The green ones are more cone shaped while the white ones are the more traditional large spheres.  I love the combination of the two of them together.
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Remember the typewriter I sought out to find this year here?
The typewriter I scored here?
Typerwriter seashells
She made her debut and came out to play.
She sits on my mother’s secretary desk just where I wanted her.
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She’s all dressed up with a seasonal tongue twister that compliments the surrounding decor.
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The kids love trying to say it & it’s actually not easy even when you’re reading it.
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I’m excited to dress her up throughout the seasons.
I have more seashells around the living room.
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I have my large conch and a small glass bowl with smaller shells on the coffee table.
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I actually have a few glass bowls and jars filled.
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Plus I have starfish in my wooden dough bowl.
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And some coral in silver plate pieces.
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My mantle actually features all my coral.
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The majority of my sea life pieces are from the time we lived in the Bahamas when I was 5 or 6 years old.  They were all harvested by my family when regulations were much more lenient than they are today.  The ocean was our back yard so we were in it almost every day.
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Now to add some patriotic touches for the upcoming 4th of July holiday…
sharing @:
amaze me monday @dwellings-the heart of your home
motivate me monday @ keeping it simple
motivational monday @ burlap & babies
show & share @ coastal charm
the scoop @ stonegable
something to talk about @ karen’s up on the hill
inspire me monday @ my uncommon slice of suburbia
frugal friday @ the shabby nest
simple & sweet friday @ rooted in thyme
inspire me tuesday @ a stroll thru life
tweak it tuesday @ cozy little house
what’s it wednesday @ ivy & elephants
sizzle into summer @ diy by design
wordless wednesday @ oh my heartsie girl
wow us wednesday @ savvy southern style
home & garden thursday @ a delightsome home
share your cup thursday @ have a daily cup of mrs. olson
think & make thursday @ table & hearth
home sweet home @ the charm of home
friday features @ oh my heartsie girl
simple & sweet friday @ rooted in thyme
a morning cup of joe @ the cottage market
frugal friday @ the shabby nest
feathered nest friday @ french country cottage
shabbilicious friday @ shabby art boutique
your turn to shine @ anderson + grant
saturday sparks @ pieced pastimes
a bouquet of talent @ life on lakeshore drive
sundays at home @ love of home



  1. So pretty! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

  2. Well I’m pleased as punch that you hopped back on! I love the Hydrangeas in the bottles. I have some of the cone shaped Limelight ones, but not blooming yet. Love the tongue twister! When I was a teen I was quite good at saying them and use to do it all the time. My favorite was Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers! lol. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  3. thanks for stopping by sherry and hosting a great party every week! mj

  4. thanks jann. you’re super sweet. i truly appreciate you stopping by. mj

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