It is one of those rare perfect days in South Carolina - sunny, low humidity, and no thunder showers. A beautiful azure sky dazzles from above.
It is the first official day of summer. How are you celebrating?
I am celebrating by finishing the first of my summer vignettes for the two mantels.
And, as always, skinny-dipping in the moonlight.
No, really, it is how I celebrate every year unless there is lightning. A long, leisurely swim in the pool. There will be no pictures of this activity. Sorry!
The blue mantel in the living room (which is really just a staging area for projects needing work) is bedecked with heads, arms, and legs.
Yes, more doll parts.
I mix a little of things I love to gaze upon.
Books, tins, doll parts, sheep, and fake hydrangeas.
I know horrible photos, but it is either too bright or too dark in the living room and I have to administer a little CPR with Pic Monkey.
The candlesticks on the left are antique legs from China.
Table legs, not human!
Even more doll parts, books, and fake hydrangeas.
I have seen all of you with your beautiful hydrangea blooms posted.
However, my hydrangea despises me. She refuses to produce anything but puny blooms.
Therefore, I fake it.
Notice there is a subtle red, white and blue theme here.
In another week I will throw up a flag or two.
In the den things are much more primitive.
The doll trunk on the left was my mother's and is full of doll clothes she made.
The large rustic star is a recent purchase.
One of my favorite old dolls discovered in a box at the flea market.
She sits atop a couple of vintage garden journals.
Maybe they should be required reading for my hydrangea!
I noticed I was missing something I have been seeing around - canning jars, milk bottles, and olive oil bottles.
So I added a few of those - I will stick a few flags into these, too.
Just in case you did not notice, here is a close up.
What can that be?
Yes, blue bottle brush trees on a summer mantel!
Some red and white baker's twine will decorate them for the Fourth.
That's all, folks! It is almost time for the annual moonlight skinny-dipping to commence. Just me, the bats, the mosquitoes, and the dogs.
Find something crazy to do and enjoy your weekend!
Party Junk 192 - Friday night at Funky Junk Interiors!