1. A mat-forming, evergreen shrub (Vaccinium macrocarpum) of eastern North America, having pink flowers and tart, red, edible berries.
2. The berries of this plant, used in sauces, jellies, relishes, and beverages.
1. A small, single-storied house, especially in the country.
2. A small vacation house.
cran·ber·ry cot·tage
1. A tiny house in the woods in the north of Holland.
2. Peace, quiet, paradise.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Summer flowers.....

Yesterday I changed the vignette on my coffee table...

A quilt tabletopper, dough bowl filled with lace, berries and tiny stitched patchwork pillows, candles and flowers say summer. It all started as I had hosted my annual Christmas in July party in my garden. I picked some flowers for a vase and brought them indoors the day after the party.

I love the pinks coming through from the flowers to the dough bowl to the quilt...

Have you done any summer touches in your home?



  1. Today doesn't feel like summer at all. I woke up to thick fog! We usually don't get fog in July at all but it rained all night and I guess the warmth mixed with the humidity did it. I'm still painting Kaje's room getting it ready to be my sewing room. My fibromyalgia makes painting a very long process but I'm sure that you understand that. Love how cozy you make a home! I do love Christmas in July too. I finalize plans for gifts I'm going to make.

  2. Oh, it's nice to find a post here! :-)

    And such lovely photos of such a lovely summer touch, in your home.

    Love the photo effects also. I'm not usually one-for-Photoshopping, but what you have done, is lovely. :-)

    "Into the shadow-white chamber
    silts the white Flux of another dawn..."

    ~~D. H. Lawrence

  3. I've not done a great deal as it fels more like November than summer here! I have my Brambly Hedge 'Summer' bits and pieces on display but that's about all I'm afraid.

  4. I love your tiny stitched patchwork pillows! Everything is so pretty!

  5. How lovely! I love the simplicity of your dough bowl. I have been cutting flowers from the gardens and bringing them in, although there might not be more to cut for a bit. I have a long wooden trough type bowl I purchased at Target last year that I put a bunch of small polished stones in, then nestled votive candles among the stones and finally wove one of those cranberry-on-a-stem sort of thing (very bad description) through it. I should change the candles again 'cause they are really springy. Miss Cassie has been trying to bite and swat the berries, which is not making me happy. Then there's the dog's tail . . .

  6. good morning Heidi- your Christmas in July sounds like so much fun.
    The main summer addition here is keeping the AC running :) it is another hot dry summer in Oklahoma.

    your photos are beautiful.

  7. I love how you always add those little touches to your home. No summer decorating here, but then again, I work with bright colors year round, so it usually does look summery! My friends always say that my house is so bright and colorful that it's very cheerful, and that's just the look I am going for.

  8. I just hang my little summer house (cross stich) and clean the house before leaving ! Have a nice summer, Heidi !


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