Cottage Style Party & A Free Curbside Find!

I was on my way to work last week and slammed on the brakes when I saw this vintage lounger by the curb on trash day.

I've been looking for a cheap one for a long time and had missed out on one at the Goodwill last year.
I never thought I would find a free one at the curb!

I decided to paint it to match my table and chairs in French Lilac.

I loved it in black but it looks so good in French Lilac!

The floral detail really pops now!

This pillow is a nice finishing touch…no cushion needed as it is comfy just like this.

I am the Queen of Hoarded Fabric and pulled this out of my stash to make a pillow cover.

It looks so great next to my curbside find cottage fencing and $5 birdbath!

Just $12 worth of spray paint I had on hand brings out its true potential!

I can't wait to take a nap in it!

Hello Friends!

Welcome to this weeks

Cottage Style Party


Here we go…another week of me messing things up and apologizing!

I am so sorry about the lack of a party link up from last week.
I'm not sure what happened?

It was there when I did my last review and then *poof* gone.
This week I noticed it disappeared again
so I added a new one only to find out there were 2 listed in the preview.
Perhaps it is not me!

Then again…!

Let's get this party started and if the link up is not there please let me know!

This is such a lovely centerpiece of sunflowers for JoAnn's luncheon.
I love the pops of purple liatris in this bouquet!

Pop over to JoAnn's blog Scene Through My Eyes to see her lovely MacBeth Evans dishes in pretty pastels.
Don't miss her adorable set of roly poly glasses in a caddy!

A cup of tea in the sand at the beach?
Why, yes!

This wonderful vintage find has a seagull and beach motif making it perfect for the beach!
Stop by and visit Shawn's blog Poetry in a Pot of Tea to see the details of this seaside seagull tea cup!

I am in love with this collection of transferware!
So pretty displayed on the wall of Cecelia's home.

Some of these dishes cost as little as 25 cents!
Hop on over to Cecelia's blog My Thrift Store Addiction to see the details of her thrifted collection!

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Cottage Style Party & August Garden

I've been enjoying my garden without you this month!

I thought I might share what is flowering right now.

August is the month for morning glories and I love this blue and white one!

Two versions of blue and white striped morning glories.

I spray painted some large pots back in the spring and planted some flowering vines to climb the posts holding up my back porch roof.
This climber is moonflower…a vine I can't seem to grow with direct seeding but was able to germinate in a seed starting kit this year.

Moonflowers are HUGE! 

And seem to glow in the moonlight.

These morning glories are climbing on my native daylilies which are long spent.

These have hitched a ride on one of my hanging baskets.

This pink zinnia just keeps pumping out pretty pink blooms.

There is hint of rain drops on this rose.
Can you smell it?
So sweet!

These peach nasturtiums spill out on the lawn from my flower beds.

These brown eyed susans look right at home next to my free fence and $5 birdbath!

This basket of lantana and petunias has been very popular with hummingbirds.
Don't worry…the kitty hiding in the flowers doesn't bother any birds.
But he sure likes to watch them!

These lavender roses are just starting to turn but were still so lovely and delicious smelling!

The kitty statue peeks out above this orange nasturtium.

This glad glows against the early morning fog last week.

An update!

Rememeber my $20 swing find from last year?

I decided to keep the paint color and found a cushion to work with it.
It all came together last weekend with the straw pillows that work with the cushion.

It has become a popular lounging spot for the kitties now.

You are welcome, Daisy!

Hello Friends!

Welcome to this weeks

Cottage Style Party


It occurred to me after I posted my WLYS pictures last week, that I must have found more than just that.
After all, my truck was jammed full!

I stewed on this for a couple of days before I realized I had taken the photos in 2 batches and I had bundled up the first batch and filed them to make room for the second batch on my desktop.

What is that old saying?

Out of sight, out of mind.
Perhaps I am more out of my mind that I should be!

Anywho…if you would like to see photos of the first batch of items I found, please stop by my Etsy shop.
Most of the items are on the home page with a few on the 2nd page. And a few have sold.

My apologies!

Remember I was out of my mind!

Let's jump right in..

How pretty is this setting in Brooke's cottage garden?
Those hydrangeas are just lovely!

Visit Brooke's blog Creative Country Mom to see more of her lovely cottage garden and don't miss the white allium! And don't forget her Tuesday Garden Party!

That cup of tea looks like it was just poured to enjoy with a good book. In this case the book is In The Garden With Jane Austen.

Visit Sherry's blog The Charm of Home to see the gardens that Jane Austen frequented. Don't miss the photo of Jane Austen's family home! And enjoy a cup of tea too!

Fall is right around the corner which means fall decorating is also right around the corner.
Jody is getting a jump on her fall decorating with pumpkins and fall flowers!

How cute is this?
Stop by Jody's blog Southern Seazons to see more of her cute fall decor!

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