Wednesday, April 2, 2014

mixing it up

Starting about February, I am SO ready for changes in my surroundings.
After a long winter it's nice to freshen things up a bit.
I've been such a lazy blogger and so
I thought I would share some photos of the living room and how it looks today.

The wreath is new.
I made it from the last of the dried roses I had stored from the summer.
I had a great time at the Vintage Whites Market it in Salt Lake City.
I didn't really buy very much...
mostly laces and some smalls. My husband was so relieved when I pulled 
in the driveway and he didn't see some huge
armoire or sideboard sticking out of the back of the truck that he would have to 
bring into our already full house. 
The day before the market we went to Ikea, so we had already
done a good job of filling it up with stuff!
 I put blinders on as far as looking at anything of any size at the market and focused on 
things to create with or to add interest somewhere in the house.

I also found some pretty china cups and a little satin 
drawstring make-up bag.

While in Utah, I was finally able to meet the lovely Julie Marie from Idyllhours.
We had a lovely visit!
She was kind enough to take us to a pretty shop called
Madeleine L'Amour in Bountiful that my daughter and I really enjoyed.
I purchased the little chandelier you can see in the background
of the photo above.
Julie is so gracious and is everything she is on her blog and more.
She brought along a beautiful gift and some fresh baked cookies
from a local bake shop that we devoured the minute we got to our hotel.
I wanted to share a collage of her lovely gift.
Thank you so much sweet friend for the wonderful time spent with you and for these
treasures you chose for me.

I also ran into Stacy from Stacy's Shabby Shoppe.
It's great when you are able to finally meet the people that share so much of the
same feelings and loves that you do.
All in all---
the trip to Salt Lake City with my girls was wonderful and can't wait for our next
mother-daughter adventure.


Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Your pictures are stunning June and your wreath is so pretty! Sounds like you had a wonderful time in Utah! xox

Julie Marie said...

Oh June, your home is looking even more beautiful, if that is possible!... I love your new wreath you made out of your dried roses... I cannot tell you how excited I was to finally meet you!... and Ember too of course... and how fun it was to take you to my friends shop... so happy you loved your little gift, and the cookies... those were from Cutlers that I post about often... hope your weather has improved and you can get out in your garden now... yay, it's finally Spring and we can start planting and pruning, and watering and digging deep into that cool moist soil!... much love dear friend... and thank you for your kind words about me and my little old blog... xoxoxo Julie Marie

awal.ny said...

June your home is just lovely. The tea cups are just beautiful. I too am ready to bring in the pinks, blues and purples of spring. And sew, I just can't wait for a quiet day where I can sit and sew. Do you happen to know the name of the blue w/roses fabric on the side chair? Have a wonderful week. Alaina

deb said...

as beautiful a room as I knew it would be ♥ your dried roses wreath is so gorgeous.
meeting up with Julie marie must have made your trip all the more special!

Tricia said...

Your home is looking as pretty as ever! I don't think I've noticed your slipcovers before…what a pretty ruffled edge they have. I just love little details like that :)

chateau chic said...

Your living room is so lovely and beautiful, June! What a gorgeous wreath!!!
Mary Alice

Tania said...

Oh my gosh Im in love with you chair with the blue floral fabric..
Your home is just divine June, love the wreath of roses..

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

You do have the prettiest furnishings in this room, June. I like your new additions. Your photographs are stunning as always! So glad you had such a wonderful time.

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Absolutely gorgeous, as always, June. Your home is amazing. (And your gardens! I can't wait to see them again this spring). It's so fun to meet fellow bloggers, it sounds like you had a great time.


NanaDiana said...

June- You have the most beautiful, tranquil looking piece of Heaven on earth there. Just gorgeous. That wreath is one of the prettiest ones I have seen this Spring. I love it. You really are a talented lady and I am so glad that you share your talents here. I saved the picture of your wreath and hope to "copycat" it sometime when I get home from Babyland!;>) Blessings and a hug for your Angel on Earth- xo Diana said...

always so romantic, dear June. Hug, Barbara

Stef@ said...

Oh wow!! I'm waking up now and first things I see are your photos!! Amazing and lovely!! .. Have a nice and fanny April!!

xox Stefy

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Meeting other bloggers is one of the best parts of blogging...sounds like a wonderful trip! Your home is so lovely, your beautiful wreath and your slipcover is gorgeous!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your photos are just so gorgeous...could not be more perfect! My daughter and I have so much fun together too. I love the wreath you made--it is so beautiful! I have to figure out how to master drying roses. Have a lovely day! --Sandy

My name is Riet said...

Wow dear JUne, your living room is the prettiest I have ever seen. That wreath is so beautiful and I love that french chair with the soft flowery seat. Gorgeous. And so wonderful you had mother daughters day. Have a nice day my friend.

Barbara said...

Fresh and lovely, but you are a star in decorating! Don't apologize for not blogging so much. Life is too short to have regrets, just keep doing the things you love :)


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Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning June! No need for me to even look at a magazine, because your photos and layout and stories always make me feel comfortable, ready to snuggle into a good chair and thumb through your photos. The lightness of your abode shouts out SPRING! So gorgeous my friend! BISOUS, Anita

farmhouse-story said...

your wreath is precious, june:) love the ruffled chair, so cute! the chandy and other finds look charming together! so glad your trip was so special!

Unknown said...

Oh I love that wreath so much!!! Love all your roses -- it is so feminine and pretty....I just love when you post pics of your house. We had a taste of spring and now expecting another 6-12 " of snow....I can't wait for SPRING!!

Victoria said...

What a gorgeous room you've created June! I can understand why you're a homebody!!! I am in love with your chair with the blue floral fabric, so lovely. LOL about not coming home with your vehicle piled high! I'm sure your hubby wiped some sweat off his brow:) I'm trying to talk Kyran into a 2 hour drive to the Fancy Flea at the end of this month but we'll see! Thank you for sharing all your loveliness with us:)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your home looks so beautiful, June! That chair looks so comfy and inviting. Love the wreath and the peek of that chandy is beautiful.

summersundays-jw said...

Beautiful photos(as always) & love your banner! Jan

Susie said...

June, Every thing looks so wonderful. I adore the soft print of blue. Love all the floral touches too. xoxo,Susie

Katherine said...

Really, really? Every time you post something - it is even prettier than the last. Gorgeous!
The wreath is beautiful {you seriously need an etsy shop}.

For anyone who is afraid of creating a light/white room, they should embrace your blog. You encourage me.


Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Everything is always so soft and beautiful at your house, June ~ like floating on a cloud. And it sounds like you had a great trip!

Is it snowing at your house? It is snowing here ~ already 4" with another 6" expected. I have to remind myself that spring will come in due time... and one of the reasons that I wanted to live here is that the summer heat in the mountains tops out in the mid-80s, so waiting for spring is worth the wait!

I plan on painting some of my larger furniture pieces lighter colors this summer. Perhaps one day we can be floating on a cloud too. :)

Big hugs,

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I always get so excited when I see one of your posts come up. This is just lovely. The wreath is gorgeous, I dry a lot of roses but mine never look that good.(-: This trip sounds like so much fun and the tea cups are perfect.

Home and Lifestyle said...

It all looks great and your wreath is wonderful. I can imagine your husband was happy to drive back in an empty car, my husband would have the same feelings like yours.

I am in the garden now, this week we have some lovely spring days with a lot of sun.

Happy weekend, dear June! Hugs, Ingrid

Robin Johnson said...

Your home is drop dead gorgeous! It's like looking at a magazine. Your new wreath is stunning also, so is that pillow with the cascade of pretty wide lace - love it.

Ricki Treleaven said...

That is the prettiest wreath I've ever seen!!! :D
Your home is so tranquil and inviting. *le sigh*
Happy you enjoyed your Utah trip. We're looking forward to a spring break trip to the beach soon!


Victorian1885 said...

Good morning Dear June
I am so glad you had a great trip with your Daughter Ember. What a treat to be able to meet a Blogging friend!
Your tea cup is so pretty and will go beautifully in your home.
Thank you for the glimpse into your beautiful, romantic home. Loving your new wreath too...
Take care..


Geli said...

Dear June!
You are such a wonderful woman with such a talent to decorate your house!
It' s absolutely dreamy! I love it!!!!
The wreath with the roses is beautiful and the china cups also!!!!
I wish you a very happy spring with your family dear June!
With love,

Faded Charm said...

Sounds like fun! I always enjoy when you share photos of your beautiful home, June. Very inspiring:-)

Hope Spring comes soon to your neck of the woods.


aniutkowo said...

Your chair is absolutely gorgeous!!! Lovely pics:)


aniutkowo said...

Your chair is absolutely gorgeous!!! Lovely pics:)

Aniuta said...

Is there any end to the beauty that you share with us????? Love everything your did. I am excited for Spring too. I can't smell it outside yet but I know it is coming soon. You know that Spring smell that just makes you take an extra couple of sniffs:) Waiting for that. Today gorgeous and 50+ tomorrow sleet and rain! New England if for the strong. lol Just got my car washed and will hide it in the garage tomorrow:) Hope the rest of your week is a beautiful one:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Olive said...

Hi June, your dried roses speak to all of us. As I have recently planted my first David Austin I have high hopes for pretty roses. I know you had the best day with that darling Julie-Marie. My windows must of had some kind of glare as I have not cleaned them in ages. xoxo, olive

Lady Pamela said...

I really enjoyed my tour of your peaceful living room. So much beauty. My living room/dining room has done a total change over. We put vinyl plank flooring in, painted the walls a beautiful creamy white, and are waiting for the shutters to be installed on Friday. I am loving the bright freshness of it all. I am so blessed.

Ulla said...

this is a dream, i am speachless!
greetings, Olga.

Holly Loves Art said...

Sounds like so much fun June. Thank you for sharing the gorgeous pictures of your home.

Dorthe said...

Dear June, it is alwayes a happy visit to your blog, and beautiful home.
Your room is so very romantic and beautiful, in all it`s whiteness and adds of flowers in old wonderful vases ,-the teacups and sweet purce finds are a dream to take home, and the gifts from your blogging friend equal beautiful.
You are such a lucky girl, to be able harvesting so many roses to dry, and create with.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hello June,
These photos are so beautiful and I an almost feel the warmth of the sun shining through the windows!

Bente said...

Dear June. I almost stop breathing when I saw this photos. Your home is absolutely beautiful and I love that wreath so much.

Wish you a great weekend

Big hug from here

Barbara said...

Hello June!!
Been so long, I'm ashamed I haven't visited you sooner. I've missed your lovely posts.
So pleased spring is coming..I love your seasonal decorating changes and can't wait to see your gardens blooming again. Your wreath is so's difficult to keep your eyes forward at a flea market. Kudos to,you. I sure can't manage it, although the days of loading an armoire in the car are over. No more room!!
My best to you and your family..big hug!

Debra Howard said...

Beautiful as always...its been a while since I clicked over from my post in the email and I'm so glad I did...your home is lovely and I <3 the beautiful rose wreath. I bet it was hard to close your eyes as you passed the beautiful things at the show.

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh June. The changes you have made are changes well embraced by all who see th beauty in how you create and design. I love the sofa chair with its flanged welting it's a favorite trim of mine, your visit sounds wonderful, and to share and bond with your daughters make it so much more memorable.

I have visited Julie Marie's site and she is someone to take in the inspiring beauty she shares. How exciting to spend time with friends/blogging friends, sharing thoughts, and desires, and all the beauty that adds to onea life's journey.

Your home is truly a home to love.

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi June, i am back, I forgot to mention or ask about your wall treatment. I love the paneled wood feel. I have used a lot of wood siding T-1-11 on projects and was thinking about the wall in my kitchen with this wood used mostly for out-doors sidings and under the roof patio covers and porches.... Is this the wood you used? It really is great looking what ever the wood used. I want to sand some of the roughness down and paint it and hang it in the full sheets. Adding the rustic cottage feel to a boarding wall :)

Thank you for all your beautifully inspiring designs.

Unknown said...

WOW love your livingroom-its so beautiful !!!!
xoxo Vicky

suziqu's thread works said...

dear June
I have such a feeling of peace come over me when I enter into your living space. Your rose wreath is just stunning and it amazes me that the colors hold so very well for so long.

It must be sheer comfort sitting in that chair as the sun washes over your face again as this warming season of Spring comes around for another visit.

Such pretty purchases from Salt Lake City - the blue satin lined drawstring bag sitting next to two such pretty pink china cups and saucers. These little finds are priceless in bringing so much joy to our hearts. They certainly don't always have to be big finds do they?

I think of you now priming yourself to start all of your Spring planting as Winter fades into the background now. I know the joy this will bring to your heart.

Sending much love to you my dear friend. Will email soon!


Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

June ~ I can't believe that your home is even lovelier than the last time I saw it. It's so bright and fresh and pretty! I love your charming floral chair and your gorgeous wreath! It was so GREAT to meet you at Vintage Whites. I really enjoyed our chat! I hope we meet again sometime. Thanks for sharing your beautiful eye candy with us all! xoxo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest June, thank you for strolling on by to see my post and comment! I am blessed that you come! LOVE to you and have a super weekend! Anita

Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

I was just reading the wonderful article about you in the recent edition of "Where Women Create"......just lovely.
And this post....makes me think spring in the middle of yet another snowstorm here in Wisconsin!

Shabby soul said...

Darling June what a beauty you share! Your home is a splash in light and happiness, I always feel a good sensation when I visit you, and see and read, a kind of quiet I can't explain... serenity?well-being? =)))) And so many inspirations! Love every thing you create my darling friend!

Fete et Fleur said...

I love the beautiful pink tea cup and I love your gorgeous white rooms. Your home is such a sanctuary. Thank you for sharing the beauty with us.


Angela said...

Oh goodness that is a whole lotta loveliness right there! That wreath is beautiful!! The light in your home is wonderful. Has Spring sprung for you yet? God bless!

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Dear June, You would have become a well-known interior designer and/or photographer. Your pictures are adorable as always and your living room is decorated so beautifully again. Everything looks gorgeous.
Lol, I can imagine that your hubby was happy to see that you didn't purchase any huge pieces of furniture or architectural salvage. The smalls you found are sweet.
Have a wonderful and hopefully sunny weekend :)!

Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

Your living room looks so beautiful and love the rose wreath and the floral chair is just gorgeous.

Glad you had a great time away with your daughters.
Sending hugs and hope you have a lovely weekend

Debbie said...

Your living room looks wonderful. I'd love to sit in that big squishy chair, and visit with you for an afternoon, June.
You found some lovely pieces while on your trip with your girls. That would have been the best part for me....spending time with my girls, and doing what we love.... together.
So nice that you were able to meet blogger friends, too.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi June, lovely to see what new tweaks and fluffs you've been up to!
You always manage to come up with a new treasure or spin on something that just blows us away. A treat to see your beautiful home and learn of your visit with Julie Marie. I'm so jealous, she is a real kindred spirit.

{oc cottage} said...

so darn pretty! and making me want to put things back on the walls...but i think i will wait another week..."to be sure" that mother nature is through tossing us...and our possessions about! ha! that wreath is FABULOUS!!!! yowzaa!!! ;}

m ^..^

Maison Beldecor said...

Hi dear June,
lovely to hear, that you have a great time - as always, I love you pics...
Hope you will have a wonderful week!
Bine x

vintageandart said...

OMG what a gorgeous room and your photos are awesome.

Reading Tea Leaves said...

Oh such loveliness June. Your wreath is absolutely gorgeous!

I know what you mean - I've been a somewhat lazy blogger myself but it was so lovely to see you over at mine again.


Things and Thoughts said...

Oh June, everything looks perfectly beautiful, you have a dreamy house and your photos are so artisic! Husbands are all the same...women too!

Madelief said...

Dear June,

Your husband comment put a smile on my face :-) The teacups you found look really pretty.

Your wreath is absolutely beautiful! Is it difficult to dry roses? I have never done it before, but I love the way they look in your wreath.

Happy week!

Madelief x

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

YOur home is absolutely stunning June.... you definitely have a wonderful eye the way it's all arranged.

Wow, I thinks it's fabulous running into bloggers and able to get to know them on a more personal level. I would love to be able to meet you and spend some time.


victorian parlor II said...


Your post is like a breath of fresh air! Thanks for your recent visit to Bearton and your kind comments:).



Mary Palumbo Collings said...

June, everything looks so beautiful… So are the gifts from Julie Marie, so sweet… Have a lovely week.

The Charm of Home said...

Such a pretty wreath and your pictures are like a magazine spread. Thank you for stopping by and your kind words!

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Ooh! How envious I am of your blogging friends that got to meet up with you June! If only we could win the lottery!

I loved your little drawstring valise, it's delightful.
Your living room always looks so clean and gorgeous, do you actually allow Dale to lounge on those lovely chairs?
;)))). Tee hee!

I've not been good for last two months, but as you say in this mornings comment on Halfheardinthestllness, Spring is finally emerging. I spotted a tiny bit of cherry-blossom on the neighbours trees, yippee!! :))))

So glad you enjoying my tales of living behind the Iron Curtain long ago. Biggest warmest hugging dear June from your friend over the seas.
Xxxx Jane

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Ooh! How envious I am of your blogging friends that got to meet up with you June! If only we could win the lottery!

I loved your little drawstring valise, it's delightful.
Your living room always looks so clean and gorgeous, do you actually allow Dale to lounge on those lovely chairs?
;)))). Tee hee!

I've not been good for last two months, but as you say in this mornings comment on Halfheardinthestllness, Spring is finally emerging. I spotted a tiny bit of cherry-blossom on the neighbours trees, yippee!! :))))

So glad you enjoying my tales of living behind the Iron Curtain long ago. Biggest warmest hugging dear June from your friend over the seas.
Xxxx Jane

HWIT BLOGG said...

Oh your always so beautiful pictures... so dreamy...
Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!
Have a nice week,

Splenderosa said...

I read your comment at Jane's place and had to visit. I love your story.
I'm following and am so happy to know you. Marsha in Houston

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi June,
Well I have to admit, I am always dumbstruck by your floral arrangement, like my mouth just falls open.... you do amazing work, the wreath in the frame on the mirror, I am swooning... beautiful!!

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

I'm in love with your beautiful wreath! Your home is so pretty with everything I love. Your photos are awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing.

Armazém Home said...

Seu blog é um encanto, primavera é vida que surge. Aqui no Brasil temos muita sorte por ter flores o ano todo e se deliciar com as belezas da natureza.

Privet and Holly said...

What a happy trip and
what a lovely homecoming!

Thanks for bringing such
beauty and grace to the
blogging world : )

xo Suzanne

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Wow! I just came by and had another look! It's like taking a happy pill. All so beautiful. I'm so glad you have a blog and that you share your gifts!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Wow June, that wreath is breathtaking. Such soft tones. Your homes is a work of art. You are surrounded by spectacular beauty sweet friend. And your photos are a delight to look at. Thank you for the inspiration.


erin's art and gardens said...

Hi June!
As usual, your gorgeous home speaks to me....I love everything about it! I am wondering if you would share your wall paint color? It appears to be the perfect shade of grey for my bedroom make over.
Thanking you in advance...happy spring!

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

Beautiful blog. How lovely is the dried rose wreath... Loving it. So enjoyed scrolling though your blog.


Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Oh how I have missed you and your lovely blog.
Your home is as gorgeous as ever and I love love the dried rose wreath. It is prefect for your home.
Loved reading about your trip. Isn't it a Blessing to take trips with our daughters.
I too have been a very lazy blogger. I feel like my life is so boring that I can't think of things to write about.
Hope you are well and thanks for sharing such beautiful pieces.
Love ya

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

June, your home is just so dreamy. Always so nice to meet up with blog friends. Sounds like you and the girls had a great trip. Hope you are having a lovely April. Best wishes, Tammy

Rostrose said...

Dearest June
your living room is the most romantic I've ever seen!!! So fresh, so sweet, so ... WOW! :o))) I LOVE IT!
And I hope one day Mr. Rusty Rose and I will manage it to come to Salt Lake City (or to Idaho) - and I hope then we can meet you, too! :o)
Warm hugs and Happy Easter, my dear,

Robin said...

I love to pop in now and then and read and be inspired by your photos! Thanks for visiting my new blog about our home. I think I am writing to myself, but it makes me feel good any way! Have a great day!

Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance said...

Hi, June! What a Beautiful Blog. I absolutely love your colors and your wreath! I have one of the same teacups as you, here. So glad to have found you. I'm your newest follower.
Theresa @ Shoestring Elegance