Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Surgery etc.

Good Morning sweet friends. I just wanted to touch base. My Joe had his hip replacement surgery yesterday (Monday) and he did great. But I will be camping at the hospital today and hopefully he will come home tomorrow afternoon. I will get back to blogging ASAP. Thanks so much for all your support, love and prayers. It is truky appreciated!!!!

XO, Pinky

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Looking Back....

I posted this table this time last year and since we are so busy with preparations for Joe's hip replacement surgery, I decided to repost it. I haven't had time to do any new posts lately! I hope you enjoy this table, I LOVE this combination of black and white with green. It is definitely one of my favorites!!!! So here is the post as it appeared last year!
We hosted our dinner group on Sat. night. I made a fresh arrangement for our centerpiece and set the table with one of my favorite color combos. I didn't use a tablecloth, preferring to see the beautiful wood of the table and have a lighter sense for summer. I placed a green and white placemat, then a round black and white placemat, a square white dish, a green dinner plate and a black and white scrolled dessert plate for my stack.
 My black handled flateware was perfect.
 I gathered some EARLY limelight hydrangeas, fresh grapes, limes, apples and lettuce.

 A couple of pears were also added.

 We were missing one couple but had a fun night.
 We ate our hors d'oerves out on the patio then came in for dinner.

 I hadn't made a fresh arrangement in quite awhile but while at the gracery store had a light bulb moment:)

 Wish you all could have been here, it was a lovely night.

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 Metamorphosis MondayThe Scoop,

Inspire Me TuesdayWow Us Wednesdays,

 Tablescape Thursday

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Ivy @ Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday

Monday, July 20, 2015

Come Walk with Me!

I am sharing some pictures around the pond today. Everything is growing like crazy! We have had ALOT of rain and now are having tropical heat and humidity, it is oppressive here right now. But, these beautiful water hibiscus are blooming and look SO pretty! The blooms are the size of a dinner plate!!!!I love the color too!
 Do you see all the buds that will open too!?
 New this year, lupines! One purple and one reddish pink.

 I had another plant in this pot but it died, too much rain I think. So I got this mini sunflower at the grocery the other day.
 The ceramic fish are candle holders. Got them years ago and love them.

 This hydrangea is a pretty, DEEP pink.
 These are almost multi colored. Each bloom has several colors!

 I am trying to keep up with the outside now too, cause poor Joe can't do anything right now. His hip replacement surgery can't come soon enough! NEXT Monday!!!

 This is cardinal flower. The hummingbirds love it! It likes wet feet and can even be planted IN the water.
 A solar powered turtle hangs out near the pond.
 The limelight hydrangea tree is blooming now!

 Thanks for stopping by. I will be sharing at these fun parties:

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Adding Shells to my Decor for Summer

I have always wanted to live on the water: a beach (HA!), a lake or a river. I LOOOVE pontoon boats and would have one if I lived on the water. But that is not to be. But I have collected shells for over 35 years and have a large collection now. I have finally gotten them all placed around the house. Here we go! We are starting at the front door, looking at the stairway. I always have the candles and blue and white jars here and just added a group of shells this year.

 When you look to the left you see this little chest.
 I made the faux orchid arrangement several weeks ago, just added a few shells here.
 Going towards the great room, kitchen and breakfast room is this credenza.
 I added some starfish and shells here among the lamp and other décor items.
 I try to keep things at the right scale for a space too, so smaller shells are here.

 The fireplace got summarized a few weeks ago.

 I inherited this fisherman from my in-laws and LOVE it. I just got the new Japanese fishing float last week!!! Have been looking for one and thought this was the perfect spot for it.

 A small starfish leans against one of my jars. They sit on one of my TREASURED elephants from Vietnam.
 A coral embroidered pillow is on my favorite chair.
 2 coral colored, coral embroidered pillows are on the sofa.
 The coffee table vignette features some more shells and a shell embossed pillar and holder.

 In the master I placed 2 shells on our nightstands.

 Here we are in the dining room. I love, love this large faux clam shell and have FILLED it with more of my collection.
 Lots of shells and some real coral.

 I found these shell and driftwood candle holders at Home Goods several years ago.
 These cute little votive holders are ceramic.
 Looking from the foyer.
 My tiny little server got dressed up too.
 Some seaglass fills the bottom of the hurricane with a white candle. A shell and real coral sit with it.
 Back in the great room I added 2 starfish and some shells to the sofa table.
 On my round table I have this beautiful silver dish filled with shells.
 This was my Mother-in-laws so I treasure it too.

 On the kitchen bar I put a shell under a cloche and leaned a starfish on that.

I haven't taken you upstairs so that will come later. Thanks so much for your visit. Have a beautiful day. XO, Pinky
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