Imagine being able to spend your mornings eating breakfast on this sun drenched banquette. I love everything about this room, from the light streaming through the windows, to the wrought iron chandelier, to the color-popping pillows and the clear contemporary chairs (not to mention all that storage underneath!)
|Better Homes and Gardens|
Fruit slice coasters made from felt in bright summer colors are just the thing for my deck table. I think I'll store mine in a pretty tin with a tight fitting lid so I can leave them outside right on the table. The Purl Bee has the tutorial to sew these little cuties.
|The Purl Bee|
I have a ho-hum plain white plastic clock that doesn't do much for my room other than tell the time. It won't be ho-hum for long once I line it with colorful fabric like Raechel has done in this tutorial from Finding My Feet.
|Finding My Feet|
Gail at My Repurposed Life made this birdbath from an extra large candlestick and a pot lid. So creative, and I love the color!
|My Repurposed Life|
You can probably tell I have the outdoors on my mind as I think of future summer dinners out on the deck. These recycled soda can lanterns from The Star Online will add color and sparkle by day hanging in a dark shady corner of my yard under my maple tree and sparkly light at night when the candles are lit.
|The Star Online|
Lemon Drops are one of my favorite martinis, and when I saw this Raspberry Lemon Drop recipe at Nugget Markets I knew I had to add it to my summer drinks recipe file. Oh yum!
Lynn, at The Vintage Nest, left a super nice comment on my Paper Pinwheels post this week that led me back to her blog and these sweet pinwheels she offers in her booth. (I'm going to borrow her idea for using cute buttons in the center.) Wouldn't these make a great Mother's Day bouquet?
|The Vintage Nest|
And speaking of cute buttons, The Button Floozies have made some adorable button tags. They'd be perfect tied onto a spring package or as gifts on their own.
|The Button Floozies|