Sunday, August 28, 2011

Summer in the studio and garden.

This Summer has allowed me more time to spend in the studio than I usually get, 
 and I have been able to get projects 
completed and new ones started.

Early, early this season, I was able to make another peony wreath. 
I used peonies and hydrangeas that I had dried
last Summer. 
I wasn't able to get as many cut this year as I had cut last
year and so I wanted to save this season's for using around the house this Winter.

This new wreath is hanging in the reading room.

One day last week I had the 4 year old twins,
and so while they were doing this...

I was doing this...

And then I sewed these up while I was on a roll.

The pillow below I sewed up in June.

As you can see I still have plenty of fabric for a lot more sewing projects.

A friend of mine put together a lovely quilt top for me from some of my stash,
and now I want to put together a couple more quilt tops from most of
this fabric on the second shelf.

Here's a few shots around the studio this week.

Jars of vintage lace and other bits for fabric collages.
(and this is just a fraction of it)
I'll be the 90 year lady old they find buried in her own stash of vintage laces.

Hey undertaker...I'm definitely takin' them with me!!!

And something to make me smile as I look up from the sewing machine.
A little music box I bought when I worked at the garden center from a Christmas past.

The studio loft is full of extra supplies and my decorating books and magazines.
The peonies in the bucket are still peonies left over from last Summer too.

Since I will be going to my favorite little shop 'Rebecca's' this Labor Day
weekend, I thought I would show you what I bought the last time I was there on the
Fourth of July.

I seemed to have been drawn to mostly the trims and millinery bits.
Oh yes, and buttons. Always buttons.

I loved these green velvet grapes (berries ?).

A little booklet of pretty illustrations and more millinery.

I loved this little floral hair piece.

I also loved the crocheted buttons and lace collar.


I have been wanting a comfortable sewing chair for some time, but knew I wanted something
cute as well as functional. I was so happy to see this pretty little matelasse slip covered
chair that now sits here in my studio.
Love it!!!

I also came home with this cool aqua architectural piece.
Funny that the iron piece behind it also came from Rebecca's about two or
so years ago.

I am looking forward to seeing Rebecca and Laura again this coming weekend,
and see what more I can add to my to my ever growing 'Rebecca stuff' stuff!

Outside the studio I have some little iron baskets hanging from the front wall that
are planted with pansies. I have been surprised that they have done so well
against this wall all Summer, even in the past two weeks of hot, hot, hot.

A little story about this siding on the studio...

When we owned a small farm and dairy in our early marriage,
on it was a little henhouse where the farmer's before us had raised
hens and where I then raised about 25 hens while our children were growing up.
Actually, by today's standards of our backyard coops now it was huge at 10'X 14'.

Anyway, as I was saying,
I couldn't bear to leave it behind when we left the dairy, so Dale moved it to the place
that we were moving to. Our children then promptly cleaned it up (ha)
and made a playhouse for themselves.
 (yes they had had all their shots) and we knew nothing of bird flu then))

Then when we moved here, I couldn't leave it behind again,
so Dale moved it again and used it as a tack shed
since our children were all grown up by then.
It had seen better days, but had many memories wrapped up in it,
so when we redid the shed in the back for the studio,
we ( we, meaning Dale) dissembled
the henhouse and sided the studio.

I think this just may give you a clue into my personality
and why I hold on to
so many unnecessary 'things'.
I hoard memories...and stuff that hold them!

Stargazer lilies in front of the studio.

And finally a few pictures of the garden blooms.

Even though the Shasta daisies are done blooming I wanted to show a photo of how
pretty they were this year for those who don't see my garden blog.

Then there's the beebalm.

I love, love, love echinacea (or coneflower).

SO easy to grow...a caveman could do it!!!

Here is a variety I bought and planted last year called 'Double Decker'.

I'm guessing it was a caveman who came up with such a clever name too!

This was a couple of weeks ago.

and this is today.

Double Decker indeed!

Should be Party On!!!!

and some pretty roses that I can't keep from photographing.

Gosh, I was long winded today!
If I would post more, I wouldn't have to talk so much.
Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead!


jill said...

Hi,what a pretty blog you have,this post is lovely,wish I had your studio I love love it and your cushions are so pretty you have given me some ideas thank you.Love Jillxxx

Unknown said...

Thank you June for the wonderful journey through your beautiful studio and garden that you have taken us on this morning
: )
My garden here in Australia is just coming into Spring so it is with great anticipation I wait for the leaves to come back on the trees and the flowers to bloom. I know you understand this feeling!
A wonderful week to you too.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi June,
Oh my, I really think that heaven will look just like your art studio! I could just go on and on looking at all of your lovely photos of fabrics, laces, flowers and so many pretties. You live a charmed life my dear and you are so fortunate to be surrounded by all the things that you love and the wonderful people that love you.

Your flower gardens are amazing and so, so lovely.

Thanks for sharing such pretties and for making me smile.


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Liz from Rose Vignettes...just taught me that these attachments to "our things, our memories" they are heart strings to that object....I LOVE that. My home is full of heart strings!!

flowersandhome said...

Beautiful garden!!!! And beautiful cushions too of course but I'm overwhelmed by your garden and especially by the fact growing echinacea is so easy there. It doesn't work here, probably because it's not from here, it is a prairieplant, like Monarda, that also doesn't want to do well in my garden. Guess I was born on the wrong side of the ocean to grow these plants I really love. I enjoyed your gardenpictures sooo much! Thanks! That doubledecker! I had never seen that before! So special!

oldgreymare said...

So happy to visit with you today. Dear, you can talk until the cows, or chickens for that matter, come home any time you want..we love it! and your garden! and the studio... WoOt!

Gail said...

Well now, you have been busy!
I love each and every picture, but the one that made me gasp was the architectural element, oh my gosh!
What a stunning piece that fortunate for you to find it.....isn't it nice to know that there is such beauty out there in this world to be found?
Even if we don't "own" it, per se, just to be able to gaze upon it is a true gift....:).

Thanks so much for sharing your space today.

Unknown said...

As always, I find such peace & enjoyment with you June, you precious sweet friend. Yes, Spencer is wonderful ... I could see the 3 or us over tea non-stop chatting. One beautiful soul she is, as are you.

Love the hen house travels ... amazing how we just can't give up some things in our lives. The few times I did, I would cry as I walked away from some things. I love your studio & the treasures it holds.

Did I see vintage feedsack fabric on a shelf? Hmmm????

You create such beautiful items, June. The ruffles & trims are perfect.

And, look at those hydrangeas. I so hope my newbies grow & produce as do yours. Look forward to them. The wreath is fabulous.

Now I am going to put on another cup of tea & go back over your pictures.

Have a beautiful week, my friend.
Hugs & love ~

Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

So lovely to come and visit you today at your sweet place and see all the gorgeous things you are up to.
Love all your beautiful cushions, and your lace and millinery pieces.
How beautiful the photo of the precious twins are, sleeping peacefully.
The story of the little henhouse and how it is now cladding your studio is wonderful and what fond memories, you must have.
Thanks for making a lovely start to my week, your photos of your flowers and garden are as always so pretty.

Have a wonderful week

Victorian1885 said...

Good afternoon Dear June
I love.. love your new wreath and the pillows you created are so Dreamy. Your sweet grand babies are adorable and I am sure they love visiting Grama & Grandpa & their sweet Uncle. When I see you have a new posting my heart sings..
Please let me know if you got an email from me this weekend. I was sending one and my laptop acted up so I am not sure it got sent. Have a wonderful week creating and enjoying your Family.

Junebug said...

Love, love the pillows you sewed up!
When you are tired of that sewing chair I have the perfect spot for it in "MY" sewing room. You have fun looking for treasures next weekend! I will be doing the same in Canton, TX unless the heat kills me first! I'm enjoying some R&R and keeping my figures cross the sprinkler systems works at home! I'm sure my cone flowers will be done blooming by the time I get home. I always enjoy your garden pictures! Hugs Girlfriend - Junebug

Lounging with a Latte said...

What a beautiful post full of pretty things. I love the cushions you've made and all your lovely feminine fabrics.

Katherine said...

The wreath is SO pretty. You need a shop of your own - a pretty little place to make these lovely things, display them (as you do so well) and enjoy watching others discovering such prettiness. You dear lady, are incredibly talented.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I don't know how you do it. Your ranch, the horses, the HOUSE, the crafts, and the picture-perfect décor! It is breathtakingly beautiful, June! I particularly love that aqua painted vintage STUNNING MY DEAR! Anita

Blondie's Journal said...

Your wreath is just stunning, June! I wish I could make one like that. I have dried peonies before and they just get lovelier over time. And I wish I had your talent for sewing, the pillow are beautiful. And I have to mention hoe sweet those little children look taking a little nap!

Beautiful flowers. I planted daisies this year and I love them. Maybe some bee balm and coneflowers should be added!! ;-D


Connie (aka LOU) said...

June -
Absolutely love your wreath. I had no idea you could dry peonies and they would look so good. Also fell in love with those pillows ~ definitely my style and I can see myself getting real cozy with them, and a good book. Flowers as usual are gorgeous. I read your other blog and was fascinated by the double decker cone flower so I'm so glad you included it here. Bumble bee picture was perfect.
Connie (aka LOU)

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Hi June!
What a gorgeous post.
I am loving your pillows that you made when the sweet cherubs were napping! The fabrics you used are so delicious.
Your white washed studio is like a dream! Love that it has followed you through the years and has become truly "yours" now!

Your flowers and gardens as inspiring! Never heard of the doudble decker but will have to start looking for some of those.

My coneflowers are in all their glory right now. Have to love them from afar though as our bees and wasps seem to own them and I am terribly allergic!

Great post. Such lovely photos.
Thanksf for sharing, June~

Unknown said...

i always enjoy a "peek" into your gorgeous studio june and all of your tresors. your photographs and flowers just make me sigh. sigh....

(those grandbabies are ever so sweet!! )

merci for your sweet words regarding my SL cover page! made me smile...:0

Cindy said...

What an amazing post, so filled with wonderful things! I love it that you save the dried peonies and make wreaths from them... your story about the henhouse was enchanting, and the jars of lace on the shelf should be in a magazine... sigh... i would just love to walk around your studio and look at everything, and touch the buttons and lace... and then walk through the garden with you and look at all the flowers...


erin's art and gardens said...

so much beauty here in your is so hard to believe that you still have pansies.....our spring pansies are long gone....we are waiting for pansies to appear again in the nurseries so we can plant them for fall! and we could NEVER dry peonies here! unheard of with our humid are so lucky to be able to preserve their beauty. your grandchidren look like little angels sleeping there. it is such a pleasure to visit your slice of heaven......

My name is Riet said...

Oh wow what can I say dear JUne. Everything you are showing hereis beautiful. THe wreath, the vintage lace and linenThe quilting fabric and all those beautiful flowers and oh yes your art studio is to die for. And last but not least you are a beautiful talker. HUgs from Riet

Diane said...

Beautiful post June. I understand perfectly about the chicken house. Those things mean something to you way down deep. Your studio is beautiful and all your things, too. You have such a serene and beautiful place to come and visit. Diane

sweetpea said...

june, you've created a paradise there. i am always so blown away by your garden pics. it must be a place of great discovery and wonder for the little ones to play in. and that your dear hubs is on board with all your wishes ( mr. sweet pea can so identify lol) is all the better. blessings to you my sweet friend.



The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh my gosh so many gorgeous pictures, your wreath is gorgeous. Maybe you could do a post on how to dry flowers?


Miss Gracie's House said...

You make me smile:)
I do believe we are two peas in a pod when it comes to being's a good thing, right?!

Jane said...

Hi June,
You could post 100 pictures....they are always all so beautiful. I love the pic of the twins napping, it is adorable.
Also loved the story about the siding on the studio, what wonderful memories.
Your studio is total eye candy....has it been in Where Women Create yet??? I hope I didn't somehow miss that!!
Have a great week.

A Fanciful Life said...

Oh my, June. So much good stuff! Love, love, love the pillows you have sewn. So incredibly sweet. Such a pretty wreath with the peonies. Wow, you collected some fabulous things at Rebecca's. I cant' wait to see what you bring back next time. Actually, I wish there was a Rebecca's where I live! You just have way too much goodness going on right now - it's so much prettiness all around. Your home is so serene - you have done such a beautiful job of it and your gardens. Oh, and wonderful story of the henhouse!

Sharon :-) said...

Hy June - what wonderful pictures you made for your last post! The whreats and pillows are very beautiful!
And I admired your whorses! That gives you a lot of work, I imagine!
Love, Barbara

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hi June, I still would love to move into your studio and gladly be buried under laces together with you ;-). Your pillows turned out beautiful! You have been very busy sewing.
What a shame that we don't have a shop like Rebecca's here. I love the lace, buttons and millinery you found there. The architectual pieces are fantastic too.
As always I enjoyed the walk through your wonderful garden.
Have a great week :-)!
Hugs to you,

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Oops, I forgot to tell you that I LOVE your wreath!

mudderbear said...

It has been a very nice visit, June. The lace and pillows are fabulous. I've been wanting to make some big pillows for my couch. I love all your pretty 'stuff' and wandering around your yard. It's what I wish I had or did, but I'm too lazy and unorganized. Still, you never know...

Pondside said...

What a lovely post. You inspire me to get moving and claim a corner of the guest room for my sewing. My stash is legendary and cries out for a good going-through!

Dorthe said...

JUNE, THAT WAS A MAGIC TOUR- both inside and out-
What a beautiful studio you have, so filled with little treasure.- and your garden must look so gorgeous with everything blooming, -AND your wreath -wonderful.

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
The pillows you made are so pretty-I love the fabric.
Your studio would be a great place to create all the beautiful things you make-like the beautiful wreath.
Cute pic of the little ones sleeping- 7 of our 'little ones' are coming here for a couple of days.
I always love to see your garden and never miss a chance for a peek-hard to believe the season will be winding down soon.
Hope you get lots of treasures this weekend.

Take care,


Judith said...

What a wonderful, inspirational place to work! And your garden is just so beautiful too. I love it all and I'm not at all surprised that you make so many lovely things. Judith x

Unknown said...

WOW! Eye candy for sure! Love that wreath! your garden is absolutely gorgeous. Those double deckers are amazing! Love love love your little shed. That is the only thing I miss from my old house is my potting shed...I know exactly what you mean by the attachment...

Muggensteekjes said...

Hello dear June,
it's been so long since I visited you, but now I am so happy to be here again. I really love your wreath...really gorgeous and also love your pillows. The twins are sleeping so lovely in your bed and ahhhh...your garden...still loving it!!
Have a great week,
hugs, Ingrid.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear June,
Your peonies are stunning, your cushions so beautiful, your studio is looking delightful, your iron baskets look fantastic with the pansies happy, smiling faces and I have no more words left for your garden. Lets just say that I'm speechless and envious !! haha.
I don't think that your garden has suffered at all, seeing as you were incapacitated for a while ! It looks perfect. XXXX

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

June, your studio looks like a peaceful place to make lovely creations like the dried wreath. I love the dreamy quality of your blog. The photo of the twins is very sweet, I'm sure you are very proud of them. You have inspired me to get busy and create!! Shannon

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

I love it when I see a new post from you ~ I just know I will be smiling when I read it! Your wreath is just beautiful! I always love to take a peek in your is very inspiring to me!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I love that story of your studio siding! I don't like to give things like that up, either.
Your pillows are so pretty~every shot in the post is of something so pretty and so unique. Have fun this weekend! I'm still trying to decide if I'll go up or not.

Debby said...

Such beautiful pictures. I love your gardens and your studios.....and those twins, how fun.

Karen Valentine said...

Hello my friend!! It was so nice to see your pretty face pop up in the comments on my blog! I have sooo enjoyed this post. Your pictures always make me swoon whether they are of your studio or your incredible gardens. I hope you and your family are all well. Have a wonderful week!!

jewels in the garden +: ) said...

Dear Dear June, I always love visiting you and what a delightful visit it was, packed with so many treasures...
your wreath,
your pillows,
your studio,
your sewing chair (sigh),
your little ones,
your cherished memories...
another inspiring visit.
and I spotted your "party ons" in grace garden!
Blessings to you, Julie

Donna Reyne' said...

Hello my sweet friend!
You had me shaking my head yes, me too! And talking out loud..."I have that fabric!" And "oh, I love buttons and millinery too!"
so, Me too! dear June! That's probably why I just love you so much!
We are two birds of a feather!
Your garden is so lovely,mine has almost petered out! But Autumn is soon upon us and I can plant some Annuals! I see you still have or just got pansies! That's really my favorite!
I have missed you and promise to email soon!
~The Wreath is Gorgeous!!!~
Love bunches and big hugs!

the old white house said...

OH my... so much to comment on here June! I love the henhouse story, I am the same way with memories attached to the bits of our lives. The turquoise corbel is fantastic, what a pretty color! The collection of goods to make things is perfect and the treasures you will make will be as well I just know it. The pillows are as sweet as the little ones who napped while you sewed. Oh I could go on and on, I truly loved my visit here today, as always. t. xooxoxxo

Alaina said...

June, your wreath is just beautiful and I wish that my peonies were as good as yours. I hope you do not mind that I pinned your wreath and some of your gardens in my pinterest board. If you do, I will gladly remove the pin.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning sweet June!

It is always a pleasure to receive a comment from you my dear! AND to come here and SMELL the roses, be greeted by lovely whites and soft pinks is the best way to start my morning. OFF TO SCHOOL!

Happy day dear one, Anita

GwendolynKay said...

Hello June,
What a lovely post. I love the bed your little angels are napping on, I can tell by the pictures you have shared that your home is very dreamy! Love the wreath and pillows you have made... I am feeling a little lazy after seeing your creativity. Love the gardens too.
Have a great day~

GwendolynKay said...

p.s. I am following your enchanting blog:)

Peonies & Magnolias said...

Another lovely post through your garden and studio. Love your story about hen house, makes me think of things I wish I had kept. And those double decker coneflowers are beautiful, I'm going to have to find some of them now that I actually have coneflowers living in our garden. Have a great week and take care.


cathleen said...

Ooooooooo.....what a beautiful post to feast my eyes upon. I think my favorite photos are your studio and those goregous cushions...but those sleeping so sweet!!! Well, and then there's that pretty wreath and all those exquisite flower pics. June...I love it all!

Rostrose said...

Dearest June!
Yes, I know, I wasn't writing and blogging for a long time but now I am "back again" and want to say HELLO to you! :o) O what a post! Your studio is heavenly, and so is your garden, sweetie. I love all of you photos - but the picture of the twins is the very best of all! What a treasure!
Lots of hugs, Traude

Garter Mademoiselle said...

June, your studio is so gorgous, and it holds the most wonderful stash of fabrics. And oh, those laces and trims are heaven on earth!! I love old laces, they trully are one of life's most wonderful things! I don't know how you find it in yourself to ever leave that studio. I think I would have to take my bed in there, add a little kitchenette, and stay forever! Your pillows are perfection, as are your grandchildren!! And your flower garden is stunning!

forgive me for not being around to visit much, suddenly I am finding it hard to keep up with all things in my days. I wish I either had more hours in a day or could move at a quicker pace to accomplish more. I really must be slowing down in my old age! :-)
hugs, Debby

Julie Marie said...

Hi June, so lovely!... your pillows you made are just gorgeous!... and I so love that you used the old siding on your studio... so priceless!... hope you have a wonderful time at the sale this weekend, and please show us what you bring home... your flowers are all so pretty... I have been following along on Grace Gardens too... xoxo Julie Marie

Linda said...

Your blog has captivated me! And, those pillows!
I'll be visiting regularly...


time worn interiors said...

Your garden always gets to me! Love it!

wendy said...

I LOVED the part where you said you hoard memories...and the stuff that holds them. That was beautiful.
I am a 'hoarder" too, of things of the heart.

you make beautiful things!!!! I am sure you must love your studio where you can create and BE.

and I must be even BELOW CAVEMAN status, as I can't grow a garden , even in my dreams, that would compare with yours.
I am still trying to keep Herbs alive.

koralee said...

I adore your pretty world my friend...thank you for sharing...I really need to get some of those lovely cushions around my place...they make everything look so pretty. Hugs to you and happy September. oxoxo

Beverly said...

Ah, June. I am completely charmed by all of your memories and your gorgeous photos. I could walk around and chat with you for hours.

And, that wreath is exquisite!!!

Lisa said...

Wow, there is so much to comment on in this beautiful post. Your studio is just a dream. Looking at your fabrics & goodies, should be glad I'm states away from you. You'd hear my little foot steps sneaking in there to snoop. Love your dried peonies so much. If you ever sell a wreath or anything please let your pal here in Texas know first! Your little green velvet millinery, I have it in brown. I can't bring myself to use it. Love the sleeping babies & the chicken coop story.
Have fun shopping, can't wait to see what you bring home.

The Rustic Victorian said...

Hi June!
I hardly know where to start with all of your wonderful photos. I love your new banner, and the wreath is totally yummie! Your studio is stunning with the fabric and lace shots,,and every treasure. Stunning flowers too!
Have a wonderful time at Rebecca's and a nice weekend.
Marcie said...

Hello Miss June, I sure enjoyed my visit with you this evening. That wreath is to die for. All of your folowers. I had a very fun garden this year and I was so busy working that I forgot to take pics. I'm going to go to the nursery in Sept. and buy fall bulbs. I need lots more for fall.

Love your studio. Especially that darling chair cover.

It would be so fun to go shopping with you. When are you comeing to Utah?


Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi June,
Well you are a one stop happy place!! So much beauty!
First I gotta say I am bummed I didn't dry Peonies, cause that wreath is breathtaking!
all the millinery, be still my heart! Your studio is an inspiration!

Susi said...

Hello June..
only a dream.. I love your pictures so..your blog make me happy :O)
Kisses from Germany..

Unknown said...

I am certainly living vicariously through your garden this summer! Not much of anything has survived the heat here. And what did, hasn't bloomed much at all. LOVE the slipcover on that chair. The back looks like a pretty little skirt.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh my June I am always in awe of the beauty that surrounds you. Your gardens are just as lovely as you are honey and that wreath is to die for.
Gosh I wish I lived near you so I could get you to help me with a garden. hahaha Just know you have the extra time for that don't you.
Lovely lovely pictures.
I love your studio too
and you

The Tablescaper said...

You have a gorgeous blog. I love your summer projects and am so impressed with all that you've created.

It would be great to have you link to my meme Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

karen said...

Ahhhh June,
Don't bother checking in with Weirdbird... I still haven't caught up with any blogging since the renovations began. That, combined with the terrible anniversary month of Ryan's death, I have been (mentally) under water. Your blog is always the first of two that I visit. You bring such beauty into my life. This last blog was so pretty and inspiring. Thank you for your beautiful photos and ideas. You transport my thinking to a better place.

Bumpkin Hill said...

How I love to get lost in your world when I visit :) I must say I'm in LOVE LOVE LOVE with the blue dotted and pink/red flowered fabric that you made one of the pillows from, I don't suppose you know which company it is from? I love the cream edging you gave to it to. I'm re-doing my craft space and am wanting to make some pretty pillows and bunting in lovely floral fabrics, pinks, blues, so always on the look out for fabric. Shops here just don't stock these kind of pretties. Such a fun story about your hen house, I'm the same holding onto memories through objects, why not if they make us happy I say :) The peony wreath is spectacular too! Now I'm getting long winded :) Thanks for making me smile, Catherine xx

MJ Ornaments said...

Thanks again for sharing your pretties June! Everything is beautiful, and I really like your slip covered chair.
Xo Martha

Hobby Musician Keyboard said...

Dear June,

Just arrived at you blog. Oh my, you have a beautiful Blog! Do I love your Pictures, art and creative mind! I'll be watching this blog closely, thank you for giving us so much of your time and mind.
Hugs from Marina

Please visit my kreative Blog too and enjoy!

Lisa said...

I am filled with joyful emotion!
I can always find bliss here.


Georgianna said...

Such a feast of images and stories, June, each one beautiful and filled with delight. I just love your studio, too. And can't wait to see what you bring back from Rebecca's this weekend. I'm going to have to figure out how to get there one day! xo – g

het tuinengeltje said...


you have a wunderfull blog.
And the wreath with roses is stunning.

Bey, Sylvia said...

Oh, June I just love it when you are long winded;) Your wreath is so gorgeous!!! I am constantly inspired by your artistry. Those pillow are so pretty. Where will you put them. You have one of the most beautiful studios I have seen. Filled with beautiful things. I love lace and millinery too. Just brought home lots of laces today and a millinery hat:) Always love visiting you. Have a great week:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

a Bohemian Market said...

Dearest June:
You make my old heart swell!
What a beautiful statement: I hoard memories...and stuff that hold them!
You make me smile, happy, think of my old memories, and always touch my heart.
Thank you for sharing with us!
Peace & Hugs
Can't wait to see what you bring home from Rebecca's : )

Catherine said...

What a beautiful wreath, lovely cushions and studio! love the children asleep! Blessings Catherine

Barbara said...

What a lovely post, June! Beginning with the beautiful peony and hydrangea wreath and wandering through your bits and pieces in the studio...with your adorable twins asleep...your fabulous pillows (you are so talented) and ending with those pink roses! Amazing.

Jacqui said...

What gorgeous pics and words, your blog is always a delight to read! And wow, your flowers are fabulous. I love the lilies,

Mary @ Sea Quilts said...

I am seriously blown away by all that beauty.


Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Dearest June you say the nicest things and I'm always SOOo encouraged when you have been to visit!
I love your new header pictures, and then I'm always astonished at how absolutely gorgeous your garden and home is! You surely must use every second and ounce of energy keeping such a haven of loveliness! Oh how I wished I was nearer so that perhaps we could sit in your garden awhile with a coffee and chat and just breathe in such beauty.
And your had the twins over as well as sewing....phew, you're a whiz!!!! Best of big hugs dear friend.

Jane x

letrecivette said...

I don't remember how I come here but I'm so happy to meet you and your gorgeous blog! Have a great week and see you soon !

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

My sweet Junie...

Oh how I love coming to visit... your posts are always so delightful.... Loved seeing your creations.... both human and fabric! Is there anything sweeter than sleeping grandbabies?

I hope you got more wonderful finds on your little shopping jaunt... ;-)


Farah said...

Oh June what pretty and springy looking pillows you stitched, they are damn cute and gives the feeling of soft and sweet... excellent choice of fabric and great work on stitching...
And the Wreath... so beautiful... Oh June for what I said it is bit less? your garden your studio , your flowers, your craft and YOU... all are sweet and lovely... Hope you are feeling perfect ...Love to you
Visit me if you can at

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note.... I am having a Halloween Giveaway... Come on over!!

Anonymous said...

I ooooooed and awwwwwwed all the way through this beautiful post, June. Love (LOVE!) everything you share.
Thank you for your sweet comment over at my blog.
Big Hugs,

Yvonne - Frl. Klein said...

Dear June,
I love your posts and your beautiful photos!

Garter Mademoiselle said...

Was just thinking of you alot last night so wanted to pop in and say hello. I wanted to tell you how much I loved your comments of my latest post. You have the nicest way of saying things, and those comments always make me feel as if a really good friend had stopped by my house for a little visit to chat and sip on hot tea. I hope your September days are filled with wonderful things, family wise, garden wise and blog wise! Take care, dear friend, and a big hug coming your way, just because!!
xox ~Debby

Ana said...

Oh June,
I've always loved your dreamy studio and now even more knowing the sweet story behind the paneling. I can't imagine a more perfect place to be creative in. Love it. Hope you are doing well my sweet friend.

Much Love,

savvycityfarmer said...

girl, you crack me up ...
you little multi-tasker you!!

I've missed you every minute of every day!!

Shabby soul said...

Darling June, all around you is beauty: your sweet guys, your flowers, your wreath, your fabric and pillows ... and moreover your fantastic energy and enthusiasm in living every day life.
Thank you for share all these things with us!
plus you're a so good tailor!!
Have wonderful days

Violetta said...

What a wonderful blog, and what a wonderful home and garden you have!
Your lovely flowers and wreaths are just amazing!
I'll keep you in my blogroll for daily doses :)

The French Bear said...

June, "sigh".......are you sure I can't just move in, I promise to be really good!!!! Gosh the crocheted buttons are just all is and you do share it soooo well!!!! I have really missed you!
Margaret B

Janice Kay Schaub said...

Love your garden. I have a lot of the same flowers but not so many. They look so much better when there is more. Great job.

Wendy & Megan Chamberlain said...

Your garden is so beautiful. Love all your vintage findings, now that the show is over and I have a short time to catch my breath I am planning a trip to London to visit some of our haunts and seek out stuff.
Thanks for sharing

Betty Jo said...

June your beautiful wreath is exquisite! I adore your studio and garden photos too. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous world with us. ♥

anti porn said...

What an amazing post, so filled with wonderful things! your story about the henhouse was enchanting, and the jars of lace on the shelf should be in a good.

Lovey said...

Such awesomeness! June it's so refreshing to visit. I can't always read all your post, but I know when I gaze upon your heart is always blessed. Heart you...

Adeline Country Cottage said...

once again a beautiful post June, every image is more stunning after another...Spring here in Australia and flowers are starting to bloom, and it's my favorite time of the thing I must ask Miss June is what type of camara are you takes amazing shot's well I should say is you both take amazing photo's....would love to know...thanks


C'est moi Claudette said...

Now I'm comment lucky 100. Why I'm counting I have no idea. I should be wrapping birthday presents and sending out cards, but I'm just glued to your blog. I've downloaded your last 25 or so posts. OMG June. You capture every single flower like no other. Yes, there are so many other blogs out there that show "flowers", but yours capture me. I'm mesmerized. I think it's the pastel look in all of them. Then you surprise me with a touch of crimson. LOVE LOVE LOVE your sleeping beauties and your sweet cushions.
My little cottage is all about pastels with a punch of red, yellow and white outside. I like the opposites.
Love Claudie