Good morning Cottage Fix friends! So I don’t know if you picked up on it or not, but I’m on a bit of a shabby chic kick (obsession) at the moment. There’s something about the soft color palette and feminine details that seem to work like magic in my quirky little cottage with the silly little family inside. And fresh cuttings from the garden brighten up a softer than soft look.I added more shabby chic goodness with a soft purple ribbon tied into a sweet little bow around the rim of my Ball jar vase. Not something I’d normally let myself get away with, but like I said, I’m falling hard for shabby chic. What can I say? The yellow lady banks blooms remind me of petite carnations.
This past Sunday was beautiful here on the East Coast — cool crisp air, drenched in sunshine. Farmer Brown and I worked out in the garden cutting back the overgrown “everything” and pulling ivy.
We planted this yellow lady banks two years ago and this season it’s started to really show its stuff. A few of the lady banks in our neighborhood (one in my parent’s back garden) are ginormous!! I must admit, it makes me a little nervous that we might have unleashed a yellow flowering monster in the garden. Yikes!
My dad planted a purple clematis for us last summer and it’s already starting to thrive. I love the purple and yellow together.Farmer Brown spotted this wonderful sight in the Juniper trees along our garage. The Robins are busy this year—quadruplets!I always like to share my silly little vegetable and herb patch. It’s with a big fat frown that I report there will be no red juicy tomatoes growing in here (not that there ever were). I give up. But on the bright side, the herbs are flourishing and the spinach, lettuce, and pepper are getting started. My daughter helped me with this last weekend and of course we included a couple of yellow mounding blooms and marigolds. We can’t seem to resist Spring flowers, even in the little veggie garden. I read somewhere that marigolds ward off critters, so that’s really why we included them. Wink. I like to think of the yellow accents as shabby chic garden bling!Shabby chic details of blue and yellow with a hint of pink all set for supper.The blue floral Simply Shabby Chic pillows from Target are always somewhere to be found, along with lots of lace at the windows.
Hope you’re off to a great week! And as always, thanks so much for visiting!!
PS The neighborhood yardsales were a hit. Our loot list: a Pumpkin & Squashes (Parragon Books LTD, 2008) cookbook, a glass citrus juicer, a wastebasket, several taper candles, and two strands of sparkly Christmas garland (you’ll see during the Holidays, if I remember where I’ve stowed them away by then). Wink.