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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Simply Eye Candy 6/16/2012

I just thought this basket of things from the garden and woods was cute as a centerpiece. Could be for summer or winter.

Country setting for a dinner with onions as a centerpiece. Use your imagination for things like this. Your imagination is always better than something you might have bought in a store and paid dear for.

This is a cottage somewhere on the east coast, probably on Cape Cod, where my sister-in-law and her hubby live.

I’m not sure where this darling cottage is located but it looks very English to me.

This is for all of us lovers of hydrangeas, geraniums, star jasmine (wonderfully fragrant) and roses. All my favorites! Geraniums remind me of California, where I spent most of my life and they grow prolifically, and hydrangeas are just simply beautiful.

I plan on trying this on a wall in my living room. I have the makings to do it. Beautiful!

That’s a chocolate pot, not a teapot. I love the setting though. Cupcakes and tea? Ooooh, yeah!! I only drink herbal tea though—orange spice.

Love the yellow and pink spread, to say nothing of the bed frame. ;-)

Colorful entrance in Mexico or Italy from the looks and color of it.

I’ve posted this chair before I think but I don’t care. I love that cover and will try to make one like it as soon as I get the chairs I want. Soon, very soon!

White house, black trim and green door. In the next few years, mine will be that color except for a red or fuchsia door. I can promise you that! I love white houses with black trim and a punch of vivid color on the door.

Summer cottages with darling striped awnings. So summer!!

Another cute vignette.

Now, these are from our garden out back the last few days of May. Hubs is holding them clumped together and they smell wonderful.

These peonies are huge, let me tell ya.

This clematis has 2 stalks, hence, the 2 different blooms. I like it because of its uniqueness though. Very pretty in person.

Very pretty formal entrance, even though very inviting.

I plan on doing this for my next dinner party—bunches of different heights of bouquets, probably from our own garden.


  1. Beautiful inspiration Connie! As you always give us...
    I LOVED your peonies...Our weather here RAINED the whole blooming season. Did it stop them from their splendor? Not at all, they may have tipped their heads with delight as they drank the moisture. AND like your Hubby I was picking large armfuls to bring into the house. Too bad their season is so short. OH WELL, they make up for it in a grande performance!
    Oh Yes, paint your front door RED or FUCHSIA. The welcome colors!
    Have a fun weekend,
    Get OUT THERE and get those chairs so you can make those beautiful slip covers. SO PRETTY! and OF COURSE "We want a picture of them"!
    Big Hugs to you,

  2. That first photo is so stunning...It is like a Dutch Master still life. LOVE IT!!! I really like the green door, too. Ours is black, and our sidelights are white (very typically English) and our brick is red with black shutters. The green would look great on our house, I think. :D

  3. I love the picture of your flowers! They are wonderful!


  4. Hi Connie! I'm in love with that table on the last photo, the one you're planning to use for your dinner party. The peonies from your garden are so beautiful! I love that shade of pink. That clock in the vignette is so special!The entrance from Italy or Mexico is like a dream, isn't it. It's enchanting! I love that chocolate pot. Now I want croissant and chocolate. I'm not really much of a chocolate person because it does not like me and does very bad things to me. But sometimes I will have it anyways. Bad girl that I am! Believe me, for each chocolate binge, I pay the price. But, it's worth it. Does anyone not love a darling cottage surrounded by a white picket fence. No, I don't think so.


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