Tuesday, June 22, 2010

sweet summer time around our home...

gussy laying to the left....
he is the guard dog whenever the front door is open.
he loves laying at the top of the steps and looking out the screen door.

close up of pattern on runner across the leather ottoman...


i am in LOVE with the scent of this yankee candle!!!

almost all the little accents, plates and candles are from pier one.
candles are ginger peach and first rain.
i'm loving candles lately! we always have a few burning.

yes, i use faux flowers...
i kill the real ones and they are expensive and only last a few days.
i do enjoy buying fresh bouquets from the farmer's market every now and then though ;)
well that's all for today....
happy tuesday friends!!

38 comments:

Jenn said...

NOTHING wrong with faux flowers!!!

I noticed a lot of that stuff from peir one, my best friend has that runner on her kitchen table!

Cute stuff!!

Gwen said...

I love all of the bright summery colors. So fun. And I would never have noticed that they were artifical flowers. XOXO

brown eyed girl said...

Your house looks so cozy - I love it! Don't shy away from faux flowers, they are so much easier, we have a few in our place as well! And cheaper!!

xo, Kate @keeping up w/the Moreland's said...

i totally love fake flowers!!! they are every where in my house!! Michaels has the best ones, they look so real!!! your house looks cute! i especially love your green & black!!

Megan said...

LOVE the decor! You are always doing such cute things with the place. I need to go by some faux flowers for the house, they always look so pretty!

Ams said...

What?! A Pineapple Cilantro candle?!?!?!?!? I NEED THAT! Where did you get it?!?!?!
I love all the flowers and colors... beautiful :)

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

Oh, I love the daisies with the rocks! SO cute! Nothing wrong with fake flowers! If I knew how to cordiante them, I would! I am so bad with flower arrangements-real ones and fake ones! :)

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

and ps. I do know how to spell Coordinate! :) I type faster than my brain thinks sometimes!

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Very cute details, lady!! I love all the warm colors you've used! I need that Yankee candle I think! Yummm!

Meg said...

I love that Yankee Candle scent. I just bought two new scents last week, candied apple and chocolate truffles--Yum!

I love the Gussy is your little guard dog, so cute!

jayme said...

will you pleeease come decorate for me!? i love all your colors and freshness! xo

Kristen said...

very nice my friend! Can you come do some decorating at my house? :)

THE Stephanie said...

I love all the bright colors! So summer-y!

Jen said...

I love your collection of candles and your dining room table!! I've been looking for something like that for the longest time!

Oh, and I see you're located in MN too! That's so cool!

carrie1 said...

Have you smelled the Mango Peach Salsa from Yankee?? That is my new favorite smell... love love love it!

I love the way you always decorate for the seasons. =)

Lemonade Girl said...

L.O.V.E. Yankee Pineapple Cilantro!

Brittany said...

You have the BEST style ever! Love it!

Its so cheery and colorful! My room still looks like fall!

Jenni said...

ohh so bright and cheerful!! What a great place to come home to!!

Katie said...

LOVE all of the colors!

Lauren Kelly said...

Love it!! All the d├ęcor is sooooo pretty!!!! :)

Hannah @ The New Black said...

Pineapple Cilantro? Seems like a weird combo. I'll have to hunt it down and sniff it out. ☺

Jamie Pickle said...

I love the Pinapple Cilantro scent!! Don't worry, I wouldn't be able to keep real flowers alive if my life depended on it :)

Lil' Woman said...

Beautiful decor...I use fake flowers all the time, no biggie!

Suzanne said...

Annie, your place is too cute! I'm so jealous! How about you come to Tulsa and decorate our house. We currently have "Party Godzilla" on our mantle. Clearly I moved into a bachelor's house after getting married. Have a good day doll!

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

great pictures of all the flowers and candles!! Love it!

Rasha said...

So bright and cheerry, i love it!

Julianne Hendrickson said...

I LOVE that runner and all the cute colors around your house :). I have been looking for a runner that would go on my kitchen table to make it more exciting. I might have to stop by pier 1 myself!

Hailey {HRH} said...

you have such a creative eye! i love how you use green all the time :) its my favorite!!

drollgirl said...

those daisies are so gorgeous!!!

Jax said...

Ohmygosh! I LOVE everything! That is so my taste! Loving the bright, pier one accents! :) So summery. I absolutely adore how to bring the seasons into your decorating a little. What a fun way to change things up!

Teresa said...

Lovin' your blog Annie!
You know I just had to FOLLOW! ;o)
Thanks for poppin' in today!
Happy to meet you!
ANd you have FAB hair too by the way!
Can you believe I recently had a stalker...a very RUDE stalker...who left me a comment/email and told me to get rid of my synthetic hair piece and wig! Ha....haha!
I got a good chuckle out of that!
Oh...and they said my FAKE tan was too orangey! ;o)
xo

Becca said...

Very pretty! I love the warm colors!

I used to be obsessed with candles. I really do miss them :( Every now and then I will get brave and light one up but I have to practically attach it to the ceiling to keep the kiddos away from them.

Kinsey Michaels said...

Your home is so cute and cheerfully decorated! Love all the flowers. I totally think that pineapple cilantro candle smells amazing.

Kassie said...

I use fake flowers too! I'd rather save my money for something else. The only real ones I have are ones I cut from the hydrangea bush outside. :)

Katie said...

I LOVE all of your colors! They are so bright and cheerful- your place looks wonderful!

Lori said...

I love all your decor!!! That candle looks like it smells amazing!!

Alison said...

Your house looks so summery! I love it!!! :)

Jules said...

Your decorations are so cute and I like your style. The daises are so pretty and I bet that Yankee Candle smells delicious. I’m the same as you in that I buy faux flowers. Nowadays they look like the real thing. I usually get mine at Target.

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