Good summer morning to you Cottage Fix friends! It’s still feeling like summertime here near the Virginia coast, that I can say for sure. I’m dreading the forecast for tomorrow, a heat index of over 100 degrees. The only way to endure the outdoors in stifling heat like that is to be near the shore. But Mr. Manly and I have somewhat of a track record of participating in silly shenanigans, and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if a garden day is on his mind. A day in the thick of the weeds, pulling ivy, and melting into the grass under the blazing sun. Oh dear!
I had a bit of fun in the living room yesterday making a few small swaps and sprucing things up with fresh flowers. I wanted to share these fabulous farmhouse heirlooms with you that were sent to me from my Aunt Rose. So now finding their way into our quirky little cottage is a large ironstone pitcher and an apple crate from my great grandparents farm. They had an apple orchard and a cattle farm, and these crates are the ones they used to cart apples so they have quite the history. The ironstone is in wonderful condition and it’s a lighter, brighter white than any of my other ironstone pieces I picked up from yard sales. It’s a beauty!
I picked up some fugi mums and delphiniums from the market yesterday too. They smell divine and the pale shades of pink and lavender say summer all the way. After running errands all over town, coming home and getting these into water was the perfect ending to a busy day. Flowers really always do the trick.
HI Sally, we too have had our fare share of overly heated days, only to get worst here being September being our hottest of summer months.
It’s nice to take the last of summer days to tidy up the home, a good summer arranging and glowers to cool of the room with something bright and fresh.
I always enjoy visiting you, your cottage lifestyle always inspires a calming place to relax in the calm of what you are doing next.
I am looking forward to colder days and a new season of beauty.
Enjoy your weekend inside or out, find a minute or two that inspires something new from you.
A beautiful weekend ahead of you.
Ooops! * September …. What happened to me spacing it out? Can I auto correct that first line and any other auto corrections lol !
lol too funny! August is usually the hottest month here in Virginia too.
Thanks so much for your sweet comments Dore! Have a lovely weekend. xo
Gah, I hear you on the heat thing! We sweat so much while moving last weekend that we didn’t even have to pee the entire day, despite chugging huge quantities of water and Gatorade! The humidity is brutal:(
Heirlooms are so special to have! The pitcher is beautiful, looks perfect in your cottage:) I am so obsessed with those blue pillows, I know I asked you about them before and you got them years ago…how wonderful that they still look so great and go with your style so perfectly!
Well, it’s back to work for me…I’m currently working on the guest room and have some lofty plans to paint the kitchen cabinets next week:) We’re going back to our apartment tomorrow to pick up MORE stuff so I’ll grab my camera and do a blog post next week for sure! Have a lovely weekend Sally!
Thanks so much Victoria! Your new home is looking so charming and beautiful on your IG posts!! I’m so excited for you guys and I can’t wait to see more. Good luck with the cabinets! xo
That sure is a sweet pitcher, Sally, and sentimental pieces are so special 🙂 I did some melting of my own out in the garden yesterday. It hasn’t been as hot here, but the humidity is always high in the summer. I wrestled with some weeds for a couple of hours before I gave up, haha. Have a good week!