Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Fruit Motifs For Summer Decorating

Hi, Friends,
How are you doing?
I hope you are doing well. I'm in a bit of a funk today but tomorrow will be better I feel certain. 

I love decorating with a fruit theme in the summer. If you have been around for a while, you will recognize that. That is why I've been lax with my blogging because I feel like I have said all that there is to say. I move things around from year to year, so I hope it is not boring to you. 
I shared a recent lemon theme that we have going on at our house in East Texas. 

I've added a few more bits that I thought I'd share. 

The lemon pillow came from a Raz Import Warehouse sale. Unfortunately, they haven't had one since pre-pandemic. I hope they will have them again some day soon. 

Rather than go all "lemon" I added pops of yellow. I am very drawn to that color this year. 
The black and white pillow covers are old Pottery Barn. The mustard yellow cover is new Hobby Lobby. H.L. has great pillow covers but be sure to buy them on the half off week. Hobby Lobby has an online presence now. 

The couch in E.T. isn't my favorite but we bought it during 2020 and it is so comfy that I hate to move it somewhere else. Sometimes it reads olive. Sometimes it reads brown. 

Last year we had strawberries out there but the new brick backsplash called for some contrast in my opinion. The strawberries went home and the lemons were brought out. I'm feeling the urge to change it up for the Fourth of July but we will see. 

I found the lemon printable on the internet. I usually search vintage botanical graphics.

A darling fruit topiary was a recent estate sale find. I usually hit the estate sales every Friday. It was six dollars because of a tiny chip on a leaf. 

The strawberry artifacts got placed in the "Starsky The Hutch" at our house in town. 

A few strawberries sprinkled in with red transferware is a winning combination. Bill's aunt made the gorgeous pearl and velvet strawberry. I made the ones in the forefront. They are so easy to make if you are so inclined. 

Starsky gets the prettiest morning light. 

A little cabinet in the dining room got a few bits. I gave it a new top and painted it a few months ago. 
It really serves no purpose other than decorative. It could be a wine bar I suppose. 

Decor under a terrarium? Why not? 

The dining room table houses a thrifted and estate sale collection consisting of the frame, the rabbit and the strawberry pitcher.  

The rabbit came from a sweet lady who was downsizing so that she could help take care of her autistic grandchild. There is a lot of hard stuff going on around us. Sometimes it feels a little overwhelming. 

The corner cupboard houses the complete collection of beaded fruit. They are a classic mid-century collectable. 

Most of these were thrifted but the cherries came from an antique store in Jenks, Okalahoma. 
I paid more for them because they are just too cute. 

This is the plate that probably started it all. We inherited it from my great grandmother. 
It's a sweetie. 

That is about all for now. 
I want to thank you all for every page view. It means so much to know that there are still faithful readers out there. 
Have a good one. 


  1. I so enjoy your writings and pictures. Thank you

  2. I love fruit motifs and have been collecting tea cups and mugs with fruit whenever I can find them. I think they're by Kirkham or Staffordshire, but they have gorgeous transfers of cherries, black berries and mixed fruits. It was really popular in the 80's and the 90's, I think this trend is due for a comeback!

  3. I really appreciate your posts and your style! They help to counter some of the hard things going on! Thank you.

  4. Love your fresh fruit motifs for the summer months. Very pretty. xoxo