I've been on a its-the-last-week of the holidays crusade to clear up all the clutter
that accumulates when 6-10+ people rattle around in a house all the time,
but as I do I've been noticing summery colours in my house.
Like these beautiful prints from Sweet William.
Deep yellows and blues in Annie's room like sunflowers against a blue sky!
I love how a 50c giraffe (Annie calls them te-raffe) and a $1 record cover
brighten up Annie's old and battered dresser so well.
A new cushion for Annie's bed in summery pinks and purples.
I wanted to make something, anything... and I remembered these doilies I dyed a while back
and a pretty skirt someone gave me and I just put them together.
It cost me nothing because I had a cushion inner about but Annie is happy.
The pile of quilts on Annie's shelves in summery greens.
Our house has piles of quilts and blankets here and there as the weather gets warmer
and they come off the beds!! One day I'd love to have a cupboard to display them
but in the meantime I stack them up on old suitcases and stash them here or there.
Too soon, they will be asking for them back as autumn is just around the corner!
Annie's wedding sandals and her favourite crochet blanket on her bed,
ah summer sunshine!
Even Woty Wot has a summery blanket!
And my vintage pram and doll have a raspberry and tea quilt to brighten them up
Annie can't get over having Chrissy home,
and popped into her bed this morning which is looking so fresh in it's summer quilts and pillows.
I love hydrangeas so much and mine are finally flowering beautifully,
this jug makes me smile as I stagger past with yet another load of washing to fold.
I read this post this morning and I don't really agree with the sentiment.
We have the power to make our homes beautiful, even just a corner of it.
A $2 jug and some flowers (even foraged ones) can make you smile.
I don't make my home beautiful for the blog,
I'm working on it for my family... to make it a place of refuge and beauty.
Yes it's true my sofa is covered in clean folded washing
and the entrance is a constant work in progress,
but our home is our home and we live in it, so that's the way it will be!
I picked up this treasure while dropping off donations to a new opshop
(for Christchurch folk - cnr Stourbridge Street and Lyttleton St)
which fundraises for Big Brother Big Sister, an organization David volunteers for
(his picture is on the window)
Do you have a corner or a windowsill that makes you smile??
I'd love to see if you post on your block and link up in the comments I'll pop over and visit!!