Thursday, August 6, 2015

snaps around the house

A few things in the house caught my eye, so I got the camera out to snap a
few of them to post today.

of course it was going to mean fresh and dried flowers because those
are the things I love most.

Inside the cabinet behind the roses are some more of my favorite things.

like this dance recital invite from my 3 little granddaughters who are now
17, 15 & 12

below is a darling little photo of my 'laughing angel' Landon when
he was 2

in the picture below are all of the children on a family vacation
~where have the years gone?~ 
now they all have children these ages of their own

I also have this photo of my grandfather and his sisters in Tennessee hanging
 in the cabinet to remind me of my roots 
(and because I love that he hung his hat on the mule before the photo was taken)

dried daffodils from the garden

This same cabinet has gone from house to studio and back to house again.
I think it should stay here awhile 
(because I'm pretty sure Dale will make sure it does :))))
It's one heavy cabinet.

I love collecting little books with pretty jackets

of course there would be dried peonies somewhere in this post...right

I love how the daffodils dry
I just leave them standing in the vase and let them dry completely.

the dry air here is perfect for drying flowers---and skin :)

a little reflection of another cabinet brought in from the studio, now hanging
in the family room

same mirror different angle into living room

a thrift store painting in a bedroom

even the bathroom had something to offer

a little rose wreath I made from tiny dried garden roses last year
I think they were from the rose 'The Fairy'

tins on the shelf

Have a wonderful weekend to all of you who read here!
and thanks for stopping by

sending hugs your way...


Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Visiting your blog is like a big giant dreamy *sigh* - you are an amazing photographer and I would do about anything to see your home and gardens and to meet you in person one day.

Just wow.

I love love love ♥♥♥ your style. You need to publish a picture book, seriously. it's be a favorite coffee table and gift favorite for many, I am quite sure of it.

Debra Oliver said...

oooh, thank you for giving us a glimpse into your cabinets. what sweet memories those little faces must bring you! love all the beautiful floral cups and saucers and dried lovelies! I've never thought of dried Daffodils but they are so sweet, what a soft subtle color. Happy August June!!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear June,
Your flowers, fresh and dried, are delightful as always but my favourite are those lovely photographs of your family….. so precious and the one of your grandfather and his sisters is amazing. Thanks so much for showing us.
Enjoy the weekend June. Lots of love. XXXX

Mari Mora said...

Unas fotos maravillosas.
Se nota que tienes una casa preciosa y con mucho amor.
Un saludo

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

June, such sweet and endearing touches everywhere in your beautiful home. Sweet, sentimental reminders of family and love of nature. A home filled with beauty and love! xox ~Maryjane

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

You are surrounded by the prettiest things! I love the old photo. and the photos of your loves when they were small. The dried daffodils are amazing! Lovely post.

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Everything is so beautiful June. The fact that each piece holds a special place in your heart makes it all the more comforting as it delights your day, pacifies your morning or brings a feeling of calm to the evening.
I hope you are well and enjoying the Summer. I'm not sure if you have been effected by smoke from the wildfires in your region but I hope not...
Susan x

flowersandhome said...

Your house is so pretty, a home full of warmth and memories. Thank you for taking us on a stroll through your lovely home. I love the pictures, the best memories. Love the one with your grandfather, love very old pictures like that. You can see how people had to pose and how a photograph was something very special then, not the everyday thing it is now. Love the fact about the hat, so funny indeed. Amazing how those daffodils dry so beautifully! I had seen dried roses and peonies but never daffodils. Love the tins in your last picture!!! Aw, your home, it is so full of beautiful things June, old and new, saw some Pip Studio ;) which I also love, of course. A home to treasure!
Big hug,

Daniela said...

Your beautiful home is the mirror of your sweet heart, my darling June !
I also love collecting and put here and there some old photographs of our family past time, it keeps everything alive, even if you put them amongst dry flowers ( I do love them too ), and so are old books ... actually, I'm going to realise that our tastes are quite similar !

Keep alive this inner Joy that you share with us, you blessed !
Sending much love

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

As always, it is a lovely treat to visit your blog. These sweet glimpses into you home bring joy and inspiration. One comes away refreshed. I love the rose bud garland.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hello June,
It's always good to come here to visit. Of course I have to admit that I'm jealous of your lovely abundance of flowers. Your home is so pretty and welcoming and the flowers add so much charm.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Junkchiccottage said...

Oh June I just swoon over your pictures always of your beautiful home. Very charming and pretty.

Katherine said...

Just a few snaps from around the house - the title of your post left me clapping my hands. I already knew there was a special treat for us to read. June - really !! everything always looks so pretty, warm and inviting. I am not alone in saying that your home makes me want to snuggle down among the pretty floral pillows and soft flowers. There is a bit of melancholy weaving in your words as you talk about your family.
I love the mix of different china patterns all together (and don't they make the best sound when you stack them?). It's beautiful ......... as always.

sending you hugs,

joanne said...

everything is so beautiful and swoon worthy! I've not tried drying daffodils but I like the way they look so I will be doing that next year, if I remember. Yikes this growing older has it's moments, mostly joyful thank Goodness. Love the old pictures it something inside of me that is almost an obsession looking at the photos of my family from way back and wondering what life was like then. I watched "how green was my valley" last night and I never knew it was such a touching movie...right up my ancestors alley. wow, we have it so easy, lots of time to play and enjoy this beautiful world. take care and I hope we can get over there sometime soon.

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

You have so many talents, June! You could be a very well paid interior designer, photographer or gardener at any time. Thank you for sharing your charming and cheerful home! It's always a treat to stop by.

Anne's Attic - Design said...

June, my heart skipped a few beats as I lusted over your photos. Your home is so beautiful and curated so perfectly. I have never thought about drying daffodils before, they are gorgeous. Thank you for some refreshing inspiration. Hugs, Jo

My name is Riet said...

Hello Dear friend June. What a sweet and wonderful post. You showing your lovelies around the house and all those sweet memory photo,s. Wonderful to see all of it. Time flies and it is so great to see how it was sometimes..
Have a lovely weekend.
Hugs from Riet

Diane said...

Such pretty things, June. I especially like the shot of the white daffodils and lace. You have a beautiful, creative soul. Have a lovely day. Diane

Victorian1885 said...

You are surrounded by such pretty things June... it is wonderful to see the photos of your sweet family when they were younger.
Your dried flowers are as pretty as your fresh bouquets!
We have been helping care for my Sweeties older brother who has been diagnosed with late stages of ALS since March so I have been missing Blogging. Visiting you today has brought a smile to my face so thank you!
Have a fabulous weekend my Blogging friend.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

How lovely and sweet, June...I love all of your personal touches...I smiled through the whole post! xoxo

Junebug said...

Dear Adorable June,

Did you know your home is one I could just snuggle up on the sofa and just go ahhh, I'm here to relax and rejuvenate. Your post always come at the perfect time when my brain needs refreshing. I can get lost in all the pretty photos of flowers and family. It seem I'm ready to tackle the day again and weeds, ha-ha! My traveling has been wonderful but oh my has my yard suffered. My only saving grace in all the weeds is I still have flowers to bring into the house. Don't think I didn't think of you as we neared your state. But unfortunately we crossed in the northern part and came home through WA. Otherwise, if I would have been remotely close I would have shouted and waved liked a wild woman!! As always love you!! Sista June

Recycled Rita said...

I love seeing all the beautiful snippets of your home! And...seeing your beautiful Angel when he was little! Have a great weekend! karen...

DD's Cottage said...

I love when I see that I can read a new post from you June and see all your gorgeous photos-one day I want to be able to take photos as well as you-working on learning! Love love love it all!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

June, I just love when you have a new post out. I imagine knowing you would feel just like seeing your beautiful creations. I have pinned from you in the past but this time I went overboard. Thank you for sharing such beauty and sweetness..Happy Weekend..Judy

Victoria said...

Oh June, it's been far too long since I've visited your beautiful blog. Everything is stunning, as always! Your photo's always take my breath away with their beauty. I've been a terrible blogger, got too caught up in Instagram because of the ease of it but I do miss so many of the blogs:) Thank you for the eye candy June and hope you're having a wonderful summer! Hugs:)

Jackie Downey said...

I wish I lived right down the street from you, I would love to visit your house, you'd probably have to kick me out!! Ha! Your garden also, love all the beautiful flowers! Such a joy to visit your blog!

Sea Cottage said...

Your home is always a beautiful treat to see. Your dried Peonies I believe are my favorite and I look forward to seeing them every year. I treasure your peonies because it is too hot to grow them here. I have tried. The heavy wood cabinet that has returned to your home from your studio is such a beauty. The vintage wood always brings such depth to a room. I have a vintage buffet from my Mom that is dark aged wood in our living room that I favor. I am so thankful that I never painted it! Thank you for all of your lovely visits. I do leave replies when I can on my blog but am unsure who reads them. There is a recent one for you. x

Sea Cottage said...

Oh you have Instagram? I would sure like to follow you if you do. It is where I am most active now. I am at Seawashed Living. xo Kerrie

Bente said...

Dear June. I love all your snaps around your home. There is such beauty everywhere.
Hugs from here.

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Visiting your blog always lifts my spirits! Beautiful photos!

Art @ Home said...

All of your photos are so pretty. I love the tins on the shelf (last photo) and the Mason Jars with fresh flowers. You are so talented, June!

Dorthe said...

Hello dear June ,
And thank you for another most beautiful view into your home. There are so many amazing corners and looks, and beautiful porcelain and flowers. Your dried daffodils are amazing . Your precieos photoes remembering special lovely times with the kids, and your grandparents, belongs in a cabinet of special pieces and memories!!
I have returned home after vacation with my grandkids, my husbond and their parents :-) Summer goes far to fast !!!
Hugs from Dorthe

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Beautiful snaps, beautiful post. I am back from my blogging break (I took a month off to work on our renovations).I really missed reading blogs! June I so relate to your words and treasured pics and displayed invites of your children and Grands. While on break I took time to look through stored memories that I've kept in hat boxes. It's time for me to take a walk down memory lane, my heart is getting stronger and healing from my loss. I am putting together memory books for my Grands Gabrielle who is 19 and cutie pie Dane who just turned 13. I'm right there with you - Where did the years go? Time really does fly.
Your dried daffodils are exquisite! I really want to do this next Spring, quick question did you put any water in the vase and let the daffodils absorb it before the drying process? I love your cabinet hanging that was brought in from your studio. Your Rose garland is so pretty June. I want to steal/borrow your idea. I now have petite Coral roses drying from last weeks bouquet. The roses were such a unique color and when the light light hit the petals they were translucent. But the roses are drying into a pretty hard pink and losing a bit of their coral, still beautiful in this new transformation. I want to garland the 12 rosebuds. Thank you for always posting inspirational beauty.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

June when I tried to change an error it wouldn't let me - not hard pink.. a dark pink, lol.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Another sumptuously beautiful post.

I dry lots of flowers but I never knew you could dry daffodils ~ brilliant! I will definitely have to plant more bulbs this year so I can have some extra ones to dry.

Thank you!

HWIT BLOGG said...

You have a beautiful every picture! The photo of your grandfather and the mule is great, some history there!


Madelief said...

What a lovely home you have June. It's so light and peaceful! Your flowers look beautiful and those three tins on the last photo......such beautiful finds!

Have a lovely week!

Madelief x

Deborah said...

Hello lovely!
So nice to come for a visit and as always your home is filled with beauty.
I love all your special touches throughout and your photos that mean so much to you. :)
My hydrangea bush is blooming quote nicely June and its its first time since I planted it last summer. It has grown amazingly and Im so proud. I have some white phlox in my little garden too and some lavender. I brought some lavender in the house and put it in a vase...such a lovely fragrance.
Blessings on you and yours and warm hugs from far away. xo

All my heart,
Deborah xoxo

Rosemary and Thyme said...

What a gorgeous home June. So many beautiful details to look at. Your photos make me happy all the time. They just feel my heart with joy and pretty thoughts. I never thought of drying peonies but I am now going to for sure. I do agree, you need to publish those amazing photos of yours June.

Thank you for always inspiring me. Your home is a reflection of your beautiful soul.



chateau chic said...

Always so lovely and filled with so much wonderful inspiration!! The photos of your home are beautiful, June!
Mary Alice

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Hello dear June, I had a lovely surprise and a smile at your lovely words on my blog this morning!
Oh June what wonderful photographs you have, I love looking back at all mine as well. I know.... Where does the time go, it just whizzes past and now they're married with children of their own. It's hard to take in isn't it?

Thank you for thinking of me,I heartily hope things do get back into alignment soon. My younger daughter is to be married in March next year, in Scotland, so a good few hours drive between there and here, I need to be fit enough for that!

Sending loving thought back to you June I'm so blessed to have that connection with you that you mentioned.

Have a Daily said...

All gorgeous as usual June! I had never thought of drying Daffodils. Love the look and will surely try it. I have just thrown them out when they look like that, but they really are delightful. I thought that Peonies would just fall apart. Any trick to drying them, or do you just put them in a pitcher and let them air dry? Love the old photographs! I keep out old ones of my grands. Love seeing them when they were little. Love your pretty tins and I have got to make a rose bud garland.

Ivy and Elephants said...

June, what gorgeous snaps! It's a treat sometimes to go around with the camera finding different angles and perspectives. Love all the beauty you were able to capture, now reflecting the memories within memories that make us smile time and again.Lovely treasures, lovingly captured.

Sandi said...

Such gorgeous photos June! I can't seem to dry roses at all here! They all turn brown for me. I have no idea what I am doing wrong. Maybe it is your weather versus ours?? Yea, right!! A good excuse anyway. ha!!!

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi JUNE, I know I am late in visiting things have not given me a minute of time to sit and visit the way I tlike to.
Your home is like your own personal cottahe chic book with every photo sharing it's breathtaking beauty.
I love the layers of piece you have added from very white to pale rawness of wood, it adds so much depth to how you live and allows pretty little mixes of things you have gathered up accent it's richness in weathered and perfectly perfect.

Your little grandson happens to bbe one of my daughters most favorite names, ever since she saw the movie ..."A WALK TO REMEMBERS" with that dreamy kid in it who romanced the dieing girl in it she fell in love with him and his name was Landon.
Not sure if that would be a top contender this many years later, will see maybe someday.

The dried flowers are just as beautiful as the fresh living, and for all those flower ladies, don't get upset when I say this? I have to admit that I prefer them dried over living, something just so heirloom-ish about them when they have very little life in them.

Thank you for sharing your beauty here, now we want a tour of bedrooms, it's only fair? I shared my small French cottage rooms :)

A beautiful week ahead of you.


Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your visit to me today brought me back to another look at this post. So inspiring all over again! I'm so glad you are a blogger! So nice that you came by!

an angel at my table said...

Decorating the mirror with roses was a wonderful idea!!! If I can find myself a romantic mirror like yours I will steal your glorious idea!!!

All the best from Sweden

Debbie said...

I'm so glad I stopped by your place today June. It gave my heart the lift it needed on a dreary day. I love your little "memories" tucked here and there with your pretty dishes.
Have a nice day.

Lula Fernandez said...

gorgeous pictures!

Leslie said...

Hi June ~ I hadn't visited your blog for a little while. It always makes me feel happy and relaxed. Thank you ~ Leslie

Rostrose said...

Dearest June,
I already walked (virtually) through your beautiful living areas for several times, and each time it's a pure pleasure for me. All these lovely displays with flowers and mirrors and family memories - it's like a fairy tale! Particularly pretty the pictures of your children and grandchildren and your grandfather, they tell of a time that has already passed - but for a moment it is possible to immerse oneself back in time.
Lots of hug and kisses, my dear!
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vitadrömmarobusigabarn said...

Love you're beautiful pictures
Have a lovely weekend
Hugs Tina

Martina said...

These pix are super gorgeous - love the lightness and easy beauty in them - summer! have a fun weekeknd!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

June, as always, your photography and style is so gorgeous, a respite and haven from a busy world. You have created such a lovely home, a place that is no doubt much loved by you, your family and your friends. Thank you for sharing! Lidy

Mimi Mama said...

June, it's always dreamy to visit your gorgeous blog. I feel like I've been for a visit to a favourite country estate! Would you do me the honour of sharing this gorgeous post at Five Star Frugal. I've just resurrected it after a sabbatical with family commitments and I'd be delighted if you'd join me again. Lots of love, Mimi xxx

Charlotte Neve Grün said...

What a beautiful blog. Absolutely love your dried lilies. So inspiring.
Really nice day to you and yours.

Charlotte (Hos Villa Fryd)

Martina said...

Dear June, thanks for your sweet comment on my art! Coming back here is a pleasure - so much to discover stll, and akk so beautiful! Happy start to your week!

Elizabeth said...

I love these photos ! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog!