There is a well known quote by Charles Spurgeon: "Begin as you mean to go on, and go on as you began, and let the Lord be all in all to you." It is usually reserved for New Years greetings and for "big beginnings" but it popped into my mind when I was thinking about the start of Summer this year.
I want to begin this Summer as I mean to go on. I want to remember to celebrate the ordinary and to not forget the parts of last Summer that were important. It was an out of the ordinary Summer but there were good things about being home and not being "busy."
Plastic Wine Glass - World Market (highly recommend)
Beautiful by Mark D. Sikes
Celerie Kemble's new book, Island Whimsy
A House by the Sea by Bunny Williams
A Place to Call Home by James Farmer
Mrs Whaley and Her Charleston Garden which I reread every year. At least once.
Gingham cloth napkin/dishtowel - similar item
Dog statue - Wal Mart garden center this season
Vintage or thrifted items: tatted tablecloth, bamboo tray, scalloped terra cotta pot, blue and white flower pot and small pitcher, pagoda lantern
Variegated zonal geranium - Home Depot
Lavender topiary - Wal Mart
Sweet Mint -f rom my garden but I saw it at Lowe's this season
The iron garden table and chair were purchased over 20 years ago.