Saturday, July 5, 2014

Bringing It Indoors. . .

I  l o v e  Sunflowers! ! !

"Mr. Ed" grows Sunflowers just for me On Crooked Creektt!

So~o~o. . .
while the Sunflowers  are beginning to bloom,
I felt compelled to follow suit by bringing it indoors.





My amazing five foot  n o t h i n g  stature 
causes anything above tabletop to be done atop a two~step ladder.

After numerous trips 
                                          up~
                                                 and~
                                                            down,
the faux Sunflowers received a raving review from "Mr. Ed"!




My Santos has remained in the same spot,
on the Entry Hall Console Table,
since arriving On Crooked Creektt at Christmas 2013.

Wanting to bring her into the Living Room decor,
today was the perfect chance to include her 
into the design of a Sunflower vignette.



First,
a thorough dusting of the heirloom vintage White Sewing Machine Cabinet.
                                                                          (Brand name of the sewing machine.)

Next,
I placed the grey screen as a background and placed my Santos in front.
Of all the Santos I've seen, I absolutely adore this one!



She has the most mischievous, 
yet gentle, expression on her face.



Each time I gaze upon her. . . 



I smile!


Being a hopeless romantic,
I'd love to fill every corner of our 1970's Ranch Style Home with florals.
While you'll see florals e v e r y w h e r e, I do (try to) practice restraint.

Keeping with bringing it indoors,
I placed a pot of ivy near the lamp for a touch of green 
and to replicate the vinca ivy that grows beyond the patio doors(here).



I like the softness it gives to the top of the vintage sewing machine cabinet.




Of course,
more Sunflowers are added to fill the void to the left of Santos.



Now, as I gaze upon this vignette within our Living Room, 
I catch a glimpse of what lies externally in On Crooked Creektt's Gardens.










Bringing it indoors 
and enjoying the view of the out~of~doors. . .
On Crooked Creektt!











Until next time. . .





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A "special" Thank You to Jody & Stan @ Rooted in Thyme
for featuring this post in their Simple & Sweet Fridays!
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12 comments:

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I love all your pretty vingettes, so cute and I love the way you can change it all up when you want a different look...loved all the pictures, thanks for giving me some ideas...

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love each of your pretty vignettes, sweet lady. I love the Santos doll and I once found them in different sizes and styles in a store, but they were so expensive, I didn't buy one...I might be a little sorry now, lol!
FABBY

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Pat, your vignettes are always so pretty! Love your sunflowers! I plant mammoth sunflower seeds every Spring; and they usually bloom in August, just as the heat has fried everything else...lol! I can't wait! They always make me smile!

Martha said...

I like your sunflowers! I did have a bunch on the breakfast room table but they only last about a week so, sigh, they are gone!

But yours look very pretty and echo the outside on the inside!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Perfect Pat! Love the new vignette and the Santos Doll looks great there. Sunflowers really bring a happy vibe to a room- love the outdoor pictures of them!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I always think of July and sunflowers together! Time to bring out the sunflower flag, mailbox cover and wreaths at 1515.
Your little statue does have a sweet little face.

Christine Graves said...

I love what you did...and that little screen is just adorable! I love the vignette you did pat...Great job!

podso said...

I think of you and sunflowers together! They look lovely where you have placed them.

Jo May said...

Hey Pat, Love your sitting area an adding the sunflowers/sunflower picture is so pretty. Sunflowers is a fav. Saw it at Home Sweet Garden. I'm new follower.

Alycia Nichols said...

Why practice restraint? You love flowers. GO FOR IT!!! Put them everywhere!!! I do that with seashells around here in the summer. We don't live anywhere close to anything that even resembles an ocean or a sea, but I've got my seashells all over the place! Wallow in what you love!!!

Great job with the wall decor! It all works really well together. The Santos looks beautiful there in the living room, too. It's as if she's watching over you there.

Very nicely done! Have a beautiful week!

Brooke Kroeger said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely post at Home Sweet Garden Party! You are on of this weeks featured posts! I hope you can join us again this week too! I am finishing up the post and it will be live in a few minutes. {www.creativecountrymom.com} Hugs...Brooke

bj said...

I, too, love them. Do you ever bring the live ones inside?
Have a good weekend.