Monday, July 14, 2014

Slow Down Summer!

 

Happy Monday friends! Is summer just flying by for you? It is for us too…and it makes me sad. I love the easy, lazy days of summer- kids sleeping in, staying up late, coffee on the deck, weekend trips :)  It’s been a relaxing month for us…and I hope you’ve all had a great summer so far!

bistro chair 2

I have two wine barrels on our front porch…they are overflowing with sweet potato vine, phlox and limelight hydrangeas. So I cut a few limelights to enjoy inside.

bistro chair 3

I wanted to mention the vintage grain sack that I purchased from Tracey at French Larkspur… and show one way I use grain sacks- as slipcovers for the arm rests of our sofas.  With 3 kids and a messy English bulldog, this is an easy way to keep our white sofa slipcovers cleaner for a longer period of time…just throw the grain sacks in the washer when needed, and makes your sofa pretty, too :)

French bistro

Also, we’ve been eating a LOT of fresh fruit this summer…cherries are one of our

favorites! I had to take some pics of these, they were so pretty on an ironstone plate.

 

Cherries 2

Cherries 4

 

Cherries 1

limelights 2

I have been working out in our garden lately, especially in the late evening when it’s not too hot. I harvested the lavender. It smells divine. There’s nothing like fresh cut lavender.

lavender 2

lavender 1

lavender & limelights

I also wanted to mention the show everyone is talking about…Fixer Upper on HGTV. Wow! I didn’t know what I’ve been missing. My friend Amy at All Things Home told me how much she LOVES it. So, I saw the first one, and was hooked :) Now, I’m almost caught up with all the episodes! I love that sweet couple and their style is fabulous! If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out :)

Well, thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! You can also keep up with Buckets of Burlap on FACEBOOK HERE and Buckets of Burlap on INSTAGRAM HERE.

Hugs to you all…have a great week!

Blessings

12 comments:

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

I know... it seems like we were living in warped speed half the time. I need a pause button :)
Beautiful flowers...

angie said...

ich liebe ihre dekoration, wunderschöne bilder!!! alles liebe von angie aus deutschland

Alexandra/My Piece of Vintage Prairie said...

Hi Becky, I am following you on Instagram and Facebook, but I wanted to write a comment also on your blog. You have a wonderful house, love all your decorations ♥ The hydrangeas are so lovely. I have the same in my garden. Have a great summer. Alexandra

It's me said...

Yes Becky...i enjoy summer too....we have vacation right now and we have beautiful summer weather in Holland right now....love your grainsacs !!..love everything in your home ....love from me enjoy summer...x ! have fun !!

Susan Hemann said...

I think this summer is flying by too! I cannot get enough of it. I am harvesting my lavender today!! So excited.I spend as much time as possible outside, especially after last winter.

Anne said...

Becky I think we are soul sisters,we have so much in common! Yes the summer is flying by way too fast :-( . We too are enjoying the summer break while it lasts.The fruit has been amazing this summer and yes those cherries are a favorite of mine and my family's! We keep buying them and eating them all up LOL! Wish my hydrangea's would bloom.....hoping soon!Lovely photos as always <3

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Hello Becky,
Thanks for the idea of using grain sacks on chair arms. My hubs is wearing out the white slipcover on the club chair that he has turned into his desk, I already have a few sacks that I can pull out.

Blessings,
Linda

The Old Parsonage said...

Mmm...we're loving summer's bounty too. Fruit and Veggies - yumm! You photos are beautiful - so clean and simple!

Leann

Katherines Corner said...

Your photos are lovely. I have to work in the garden in the early morning hours to avoid our heat. I hate hot, giggle. I invite you to share at my Thursday Blog Hop ( starts tonight, Wednesday, at 8PM MST) Hugs!

White Lace and Promises said...

Love the enamel pitcher and the bistro chair. Did you know that fresh cherries are great for arthritis and joint pain?

Susanne said...

Your BLOG is so precious! I too have just found "Fixer Upper" on HGTV and have watched them over and over............LOVE them! Home Grown Lavender - I WISH! Thanks for all your pictures...Susanne

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