Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Last Days of Summer

I'm enjoying these last days of summer,


but there is just not enough time in the day for all the things I want to do.


The decorations for my high school reunion, just one week away, have been getting most of my attention lately,


but I carve out time each day for playing house.


The cosmos in the garden are particularly lovely right now


so I snipped a few to use in vignettes around the house.


Asparagus fern is taking over the garden


 and instead of pruning and then tossing the greenery in the trash


I created a simple bouquet on the dining room table.


On Tuesday our new windows were installed (the painter can't start for another week) 


and that left me with our old windows for a project (or two).


I want to turn the windows into a headboard for the guest room, but the question is, should the blue side of the windows face out


or should the headboard be white?


 Then there is the question of whether the headboard should have the windows vertically - using both windows


or horizontally which would require only 1 window.


Lulu cast her vote for horizontal white,


but Steve is leaning toward blue so that's the way it will stay - until after the reunion.


Actually, Lulu and Steve don't care at all and they just want me to join them on the beach for the last days of summer.

40 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I love the horizontal one!!! Can you put screw hooks (or something on the side of the window(s) that would allow you to hang them and change them back and forth for different seasons? I like BOTH the blue and the white. Blue is 'warmer' to me for the cooler months but I love the purity of the white, too. hmmm...that being said-I guess I am no help at all. lol

Have a wonderful reunion. I am going to my first one ever this month. Crazy!!!! xo Diana

Susie said...

Carol, I agree with Diana. I would use both colors for different times. I loved the last photo of your wonderful husband and dog. You have the good life sweet lady. Blessings to all. xoxo, Susie

Cynthia Arneson said...

Love the windows as a headboard. I'm with Steve on using the blue, but...I'm loving the vertical windows. I love reading your posts...keep them coming! Enjoy your class reunion, I've been to several of mine and always have a good time. :)
Cythia

bobbie said...

I agree with Steve on the blue, but I also really like the idea of using screw hooks or something so you could change then as needed.



FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I also like the blue. You can always switch for different seasons, etc.

It is always fun to see what you are doing there.

You are blessed living where you do.

Have a lovely Sunday ~ FlowerLady

ANNE said...

have one side blue and one side white and mix them up whenever you want. My gosh you have such a huge talent for creating vignettes - I'm quite envious.

Have a happy weekend Carol!

ANNE said...

That is, one side of each window should be white and one side of each window blue. Not one window white and one window blue. :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I'm no help, I love it either way! Enjoy these last days of summer! Your reunion should be fun!
hugs!

Winnie said...

I also like the last days of summer, as it's time to think of winter :)
The 1st photo is my favorite! BEAUTIFUL
I alsp really like you dining table

Blue and white - I also think that one side sould be white and one side blue :)

Consider It All Joy said...

I'm sure, Carol, with your creative mind and talent, you will find a way to interchange them and everybody will be happy! They are pretty each way. Love the use of your asparagus fern! Happy Summer Days and enjoy your reunion! Blessings, Cindy xo

Janet Garon said...

I love the blue. It is perfect with you living at seaside!

Junkchiccottage said...

I love the blue too. With your ocean cottage it will be perfect. Love all the pics today.
Your vignettes are so pretty.
Hugs,
Kris

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I'm voting for the blue (not that I don't love the white, too). And I think the horizontal look is great, but really, they look lovely in all the photos. I'm crushing on that fern in your dining room!

Kathy said...

I vote for the blue. I have always loved all the color in your home.

Blondie's Journal said...

Enjoy the sweet end of summer. I love seeing those cosmos. O grow the every year and they are growing well now, too.

I love the idea of blue---there are so many shades...I have three going on in rooms at the lake.

Enjoy the process of getting ready for your reunion. You want to step back and enjoy the party!

Jane

podso said...

Your reunion decorations look wonderful. And I love the use of the old windows, and would change them every so often as you like change anyway. I love your asparagus fern bouquet, and a the first photo is amazing. Did you carry that down to the beach just to photograph it? I'm guessing you did! Lovely.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Teeehee....both Steve and Miss L. have great taste and I SAY, change out ALL of these configurations! Show the white side during the winter months, show the blue side during the summer. One window for a few weeks, both for another few weeks. Oh Carol, your new windows are wonderful! What color will they be...WHITE?

Pam Richardson said...

Carol, I love your last days of summer...the cosmos just so pretty! The window headboard is charming either way you go! Pam @ Everyday Living

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a great post , filled with a lot of eye candy!! Thanks so much for all your visits!! We will finally be getting more seasonable Fall weather this week! I can't wait and I will be starting my Fall decorating!!
Hugs,
Deb

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I just love your old windows as a headboard! I vote for the horizontal blue too. It adds just the right touch.

Art @ Home said...

Yeah, what Nana Diana said. I love cosmos, too. Yours are so pretty! We replaced our pitiful looking petunias with cosmos to tide us over until it's pansy season.

Angélica D said...

Hi carol,,, muy bonitas imágenes , me encantan esas contraventanas como respaldo ,, que tengas un lindo día

bj said...

No help from me, either, as I like them...period...too cute

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

You are right Carol there is never enough time ... But you use your time beautifully. You create from your heart and it shows.
xoxo,
Vera

Melanie said...

Love the look of the windows-turned-headboard...and I agree with Steve about using the blue one! Looks fantastic.

Mary 120 Spring Street said...

I really like the blue but of course white lends itself to every accent piece. However! Since you use the delightful primary colors, it could work! I love that chair at the surf's edge.
Mary

Sheryl992 said...

I liked them vertical and I also liked the idea of being able to use both colors. It is a great idea!

Down by the sea said...

Your plans for your reunion look great. That's a good idea to reuse the window frames. Did you have to carry the chair far in the first picture? Sarah x

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Love the window frame turned head board! I love the white but why not use both? Turn them around and you have a different look. Love that beach too. That sand looks very inviting.

Blessings,
Sandi

Vicky Hunt said...

Your photos are always captivating! I just love the vignettes you create around your home. I really like all the ways you displayed the windows as headboards but I think I vote for horizontal white too. So beautiful! Have a lovely week and enjoy the last days of summer!

Alexandra said...

I love the photos! Such an inspiring place!

Jackie @travelnwrite said...

It is the year of the reunions I guess. My 45th takes place this weekend. And I am busy packing suitcases as I soon will be playing house in Greece again so your photos have inspired me to find room in the bags for just a couple more 'cute things'!! Enjoy your reunion~

Lavues said...

I like the colors! Great post and nice photos!

Jeanna said...

I like the blue as well as the white. Maybe leave them that way so you can change them around as you feel.

Enjoy the last days of summer with your loved ones :)

Kim said...

Choices are fun and looks like you have many with your windows. I like them all!! :)

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

The blue is lively. Brings a bit of the water right into the room.

Cindy - ClochesandLavender said...

The first picture of the stool by the water just made me say wow. Such beaut y you live by and seeing Steve at t he beach with Lulu was priceless. I love the windows horizontal to and the blue speaks you.

Cindy

corners of my life said...

The last days of summer are always the most cherished. Better join LuLu and Steve . . .

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Cosmos are such light flowers, I love how they look in your decor. I hope you're not expecting me to choose between white and blue my two favourite colours?

Carla said...

I'm with Steve I kinda like the blue best. But horizontal or vertical...Can't decide. Change it monthly. LOL
Hope you joined them on the beach