Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Summer Celebration Blog Hop/Late Summer Vignettes

Good Morning!

Welcome to the Summer Celebration Blog Hop hosted by the amazing Amber from
She is such a gracious blog hop hostess and her home is so cute. 

If you are coming from Botanic Bleu, welcome. Judith is one of my dear blogging friends. She was actually assistant principal when my children were in high school. It's such a small world. 
Her French Country inspired home is just stunning. I love those darling place mats. 
Please hop over to Art and Sand when you are finished here. Carol has a darling cottage full of the California sun. It's always decorated in such an adorable way. 

If you have been following me recently, you might remember that we were seriously considering a move. We found an adorable house that seemed absolutely perfect for us. We didn't win the bid and it turns out the buyer bid $22,000 over asking. We would never have done that but we were the back up contract so we got our hopes up. Once we knew that we weren't moving, we decided to do some improvements to our home. We had the ceramic tile cracked up and carried away so that we could put down hard wood floors. We also did some little improvements to our downstair's bath. 
Our floors have been ordered and we're waiting on those to be installed. 
A few hours after we finished the bathroom, our dog was attached by another dog in the neighborhood. She is fine now for which I'm very thankful.  
I want this to be a happy post so we'll forget all of that. 
 All that to say, I'm over this summer - completely OVER IT so I've moved on to late summer/early fall decor. 

Cheery sunflowers have been sprinkled about the downstairs level of our house. 
It will be a few more months until we feel cooler temperatures here in Texas but I can at least pretend inside. 

I'm going with faux flowers this year. 
 I've picked up two real bouquets of sunflowers but they aren't opening well or lasting very long. 
I'm over them too. 

I'm in love with the purple lavender and sunflowers together. 
They're a gorgeous color combination. 

Sunflowers and bees are a perfect pairing. 

You can get a glimpse of our concrete floors in these photos. 

Once the tile removal was done, we put the living room back together. I'm so glad we did because we may have a few more weeks until they can book the team of installers who are well versed in wood stairs. 

I painted the red and white checked apple in the above picture and the sunflower painting down below. 

That is about it for now. 
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  1. Katie, I love the sunflowers, trucks and checks. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

  2. These sunny pops of color with all the sunflowers is so pretty Katie! I love how they mix so well with all your treasure hunting finds. Hugs, CoCo

  3. Katie, I love your late summer sunflowers which transition so nicely to early fall. Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  4. Such pretty vignettes and I adore our sunflowers. Beautiful reflections of summer.

  5. I love how you have incorporated sunflowers throughout your home for late summer! The black and white fabric sunflower bloom is adorable!

  6. Katie,
    Sunflowers say both summer and fall, and are the perfect transition flower from one season to the next. I love all your sunflowers, and the black and white one is adorable.

    Thank you for the shout-out, dear blogging friend. Maybe when it cools down a bit, we can get together with more of our blogging friends in the area.


  7. I'm over summer too and wish it were already fall. I love your paintings. We should all get together and have a painting party! You could teach us! Most of all though, I'm so glad your dog is okay.

  8. I'm so sorry you didn't get the house, Katie:( We've been looking at one for 7 months now; oh the rollercoaster of emotions it is!Love your late summer look and love your vintage wood clock; what a beauty! Hope your fall is happier than your summer has been and you love the new look in your home!

  9. I love it all, but your trucks are my favorites.

    I'm sorry you didn't get the new house and that your dog was injured. But, you got new floors!!!!

  10. I love all your wonderful Sunflower arrangements and accessories, Katie. That little Bee pull toy is so adorable! I think my oldest daughter had one like that at one of her grandparents homes. so so cute! No one would even notice the your floors, you've done a great job of putting things backin place! I'm ready to move on to Fall too, hope you don't have to wait too long for some cooler temps.

  11. So many delightful vignettes but the truck on the window ledge with the black and white sunflower has to be my favorite.

  12. I love your trucks and how your displayed all the beautiful sunflowers. What a scary situation for your dog but I am glad she's okay!

  13. So many adorable ideas here Katie! I am so sorry summer has not been the best for you, I had a rough summer too as you know. I am looking forward to fall since it is my favorite season, but I feel like I didn't get to enjoy summer so I am not ready to give up on it just yet. Sunflowers are the perfect transitional flower for summer through fall, and you have displayed them in so many creative ways.

    I am looking forward to seeing your beautiful new floors too.

    Thanks for celebrating summer with us!

  14. Katie all your touches are so beautiful in your home. The sunflowers and the little truck are my favorite. Enjoy the rest of the summer my friend.

  15. I love all the sunflower decor, Katie. I agree with Amber...the sunflower is the perfect flower to transition from summer to fall. It sounds like you had a rough roller coaster of events this summer, so I can imagine you're ready to head into fall! I'm a bit ready to get back into a routine myself.

  16. Katie I can't lie I'm so over summer too. It's been a very hot a nbn d humid one for us. We sat out once and it's August. Looking forward to cooler temperatures and enjoying some outdoor time.

    You have been making cute piece for fall. You'll be able to enjoy your work.


  17. Katie count me in for being over summer. Fall is my favorite season and I can't wait for it to get here.

    I love all your sunflower touches throughout your home. The sunflower in the truck in your first picture is the first time I've ever seen a buffalo check sunflower. I especially love the red truck with the sunflower seed packet. From now on when I need seeds I'm going to purposely buy seeds in pretty packets so I can reuse them in decor. So happy to be hopping with you and I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week!

  18. You impress me with how much you accomplish at home. I'm guilty of reading your posts and not commenting, but I've been following along and enjoy seeing your progress. So glad that you sweet dog is ok!

  19. Your home is just always so fresh looking! I am always drawn to that white couch and how all the colors of summer pop against it!

  20. Late summer/ early fall makes sense to me. Silly to put back up what you'll be taking down soon after your reno work. I'm still in awe of all you did and amazed that both of you aren't in traction or physical therapy from all the work!