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.