Friday, June 10, 2011

A Day at the Beach

The calendar says spring but the temps say summer.  We have been in the 90's for the last couple of days.  After some severe thunderstorms and downpours the temps are a little lower but we are still holding on to some humidity here.
The garden is quite happy with this warm up.  
These are the first strawberries we picked on Thursday.  From the looks of the plants there will be many more.  They are loaded!! These strawberries are so juicy and sweet.  Love them.

 This is our first week of no school.  We had quite a few appointments this week but what a difference when you don't have the daily school work.  I decided I would use this time to turn our home into a beach house.
I found this tray at Joannes and I love it.  Added the blue Ball canning jar, filled with shells and sand, and hydrangeas from our dear neighbors bush.
 Filled my little cloche with shells.  Love the colors of the shells.  Found these at Joanns too.  It was a great trip.  Wait until you see the best thing of all that I found there.
 I didn't like the dark candle that I had on the tray so I picked the tart warmer up at a discount store today. Fits perfectly with the theme.
 I also found this there.  It was only $3.99.  What a steal.  If you have a Christmas Tree Shop near you, you have to go.  I added the sand and candle.
The best find of the day was this fabric at Joanns.  It was on sale for about $11.00.  I love it and will be using it for window treatments in the living room.  Now I just need to pick a paint color and getting moving.  This color and pattern are gorgeous.  I am so happy that Joanns now carries these fabrics.  The one near us did not always have a good selection but they do now.  It was hard to choose just one fabric that I liked.  There were so many that caught my eye.  Wish I could have gotten them all.

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Ladybird Ln said...

So sweet, I just love the Beach in a bottle! I love the beach, and wish I was not so far in land! Found you at TT&J!


Katherine said...

very cute, makes me wish I could dip my toes in the ocean!

Chef in Training said...

this is so cute! I love beach themes! I found your blog through a link party. I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

patty said...

love that fabric, ruth... bet it'll look great when it's all done!

Artfulife said...

Ruth I adore your new fabric! Can't wait to see the curtains that you make with it :)

These Are The Days said...

Super cute summer decor. It's nice not having to conform to a school's schedule isn't much more time. However, I'm also breaking up fights all day so it's one or the other around here. :)

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Your home is so cozy -- we have the same style! We're picking berries this week.

Anonymous said...

Soooo pretty - love it! We sure are missing you at TGR. I see you do have your membership there, still. Hope all is well.

PS - I LOVE the Christmas Tree Shoppe!

Adrienne said...

You have been busy! What fun to turn your house into the beach - I can't wait to eat some strawberries and dip my toes in the sand now!

stitching under oaks said...

great stuff...I just beachified my house too. Love the jars and shells. Have a great week.

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