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Lazy Days Of Summer...

As time passes and we enter into the lazy days of late summer, I always find myself loving the golden and brown tones of nature...

I begin to go through my hutch drawers 
and bring out brown transferware...

I love to use straw hats and baskets...

and pretty linens.

I bring in golden colors with florals...

The other day I found a lovely old 
Victorian floral painting at the thrift store...

The colors are so wonderfully muted, and perfect for the late summer decorating I like to do...

The name of the woman who painted it was on the back.  Such a treasure to me...and it stopped me in my tracks at the thrift store.  It's always a wonderful surprise to find something like this!

Soon I'll begin to share some late summer decorating ideas!

Thank you for all of your kind comments on my last post!  I love reading them and appreciate your visits!  It has been 
a very full summer here, but I often post photos on my
 Instagram page, that you don't see on the blog.  
I would love to have you stop by and visit me there, too!

Until next time...


  1. These lovely shades of browns and beige are so peaceful this time of year. Love your collections. That floral painting you found is lovely! And now I'm following you on Instagram also!

  2. Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty! This all gets me right through the heart! So many things that I love. The linens make me swoon. I need the light that living with white gives, but I respond so much more emotionally to these homey colors and textures. The painting is just wonderful! I'm always amazed at what can turn up at a thrift store. I'm gonna go have another look!

  3. I like more muted things than bright stuff. Love the dishes. Your little painting is a great find. When I was younger, I did not know that transfer ware came in so many colors. I think I like them all. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  4. Love the homey and cozy vignettes. The neat thing about these are that you can add a few fall things and gently ease into the fall season. Love your brown transferware!!

    Have a great weekend.


  5. So vintage-y lovely, Linda! I have one piece of brown transfer ware. I'm always on the hunt for more.

  6. Linda, I love all of your linens and transferware & great find on the painting!

  7. hmmm, I was looking at the first red sunflower in the garden and thinking---oh good, Fall is just around the corner. Wishful thinking with the 100 degree temps we are all suffering with. I love your brown transferware...too. Thanks for the peek, Sandi

  8. Loved seeing and hearing
    about your late summer
    decorating magic! It's all
    going way too fast, though!

    xo Suzanne

  9. Are you keeping cool!!! Pretty picture. When I see "browns" I do think of fall!
    Hope your weekend is lovely.

  10. Are you sure you don't have fall on your mind? ;-) Regardless, sometimes using muted colors in the summer is a nice break from all the bright colors. That vintage painting is beautiful - you find the best stuff!

  11. It makes me sad that summer is flying by so fast, but I know I'll enjoy fall when it comes. I love those linens of yours!!!

  12. How lovely! Perfect for late summer - and I adore your new painting!!

  13. Summer is definitely flying by. Love all your pretties here today. Love love love the linens.
    Have a great new week ahead.

  14. I'm already in fall mode around here. It can't come soon enough for me this year! That painting is amazing. Make you wonder how it got sent to the thrift store in the first place!

  15. I too seem to be gravitating to the hues of Autumn now, it makes me feel Cooler even tho' we're still in the swelteringly high triple digit temps here in the Desert. Loved your Collections and that Lovely Art piece from one of the Unknown Masters. Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  16. I love all the soft, muted colors, Linda! Everything looks so lovely inspiring. This time of year does make us look forward to fall! x K

  17. Linda, you have such a wonderful knack of pulling things together and making gorgeous vignettes! I need you to decorate my house!

    xo Dianne

  18. When you show plates each time they look familiar to me. I think I've got one of everything in my smash for mosaics pile.

  19. Another lovely post Linda....

    I love those yellow flowers in the silver coffee pot (?) ...

    They look so peaceful .... an odd word for flowers but that is how they look to me :)

    Karen x

  20. Beautiful ways to move from summer to fall.

  21. Lovely things, so beautiful! Always nice visiting your blog...
    Hug, Titti

  22. Those linens are so beautiful ♥

  23. I love brown transferware too. It goes with everything! Looks like you have a nice way to transition into Fall.

  24. That wooden bird. I guess it came off of a picture frame or clock? So cute. My brown transferware is calling to me. Thanks for sharing this post again for late summer inspiration.

    1. Thank you, Katie! I found it in a thrift store...I think it is the top front of a cuckoo clock!


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