our weather has been absolutely beautiful for us this weekend ~
high & dry
sunny & warm….
we have been dining alfresco, on the porch with friends & family
(even family of the feathered-kind)
here is our Mr. Peaches,
enjoying his raisin bagel and tangerine with us on the porch ~
he also enjoys a sip-or-two of coffee from Peter's mug…
Peach loves to hang out with us….
he yells at us to let him out of his cage, so we happily comply :)
here is Iggy ~
watching Peaches outside on the porch….
|Iggy is strictly an indoor-man ~|
of course I have been enjoying some stitching…
|i love linen and thread|
and I wanted to show you the mantel decorated for Summer ~
nothing fancy, or patriotic (my flags are outside)
but just simple and sunny.
yes, our big black flat screen TV is hung above the mantel, and we love it up there, but Peter said he'll build 'something' to cover it up, perhaps a cupboard door?
see the two architectural pieces on either side of the screen?
I picked them up at Blue Sky Cottage here in Madison Heights, VA…
I love them, they are from an old farmhouse so of course I had to have them…
|our Summertime mantel|
architectural piece on the left of the screen ~
|my old children's brooms and a small red scalloped shelf|
and the one on the right ~
|a couple of samplers and tombstone angel castings|
the hanging angel w/ wings was made by my friend Cindy Baker (Mountain Hollow)
the other two were made by Netty LaCroix
I stitched the sampler…
I have a 'thing' for small ironstone pitchers,
...so I put some flowers in two and placed them on the ends of the mantel
I'm always on the lookout for them :)
|~ things that make me smile ~|
Hoping you find many things that make you smile today!!
* Blessed be *