A “Welcome to Storybook Cottage” Summer Home Tour 2017.
I am so happy to be participating in the week long Summer Home Tours hosted by my dear friend Marty from A Stroll Thru Life. Her new “builder basic” house is being transformed into a gorgeous home using a smart and thrifty budget.
If you are stopping by after visiting Sarah’s wonderful home at Life On Virginia Street I want to say that I am so glad that you are here. I just loved all of Sarah’s summery seaside touches.
I love entertaining outdoors.
It feels so happy and carefree.
When dining al fresco I use as much glorious color as I can.
The Kate Spade tablecloth recently came from HomeGoods while the rattan chargers and green goblets were finds from last year. The gold flatware is from Target. I recently shared how to make the floral napkin rings from Dollar Store elements HERE.
Moving on to another area of the yard.
In another section of the yard, we have set up a second area for entertaining. It’s hard to believe that when we first moved in this area was just a big dirt patch.
Storybook Cottage has quite a large yard and most of it had long been neglected. We have simply just worked on one area at a time trying to create a little outdoor haven.
This little corner was transformed into a dry river bed late last summer.
For our festive gathering, the vintage German picnic table was topped with an antique French sheet.
Using both old and new objects with a variety of pattern.
The golden goblets are vintage gems that belonged to my mom, Nadine.
The melamine dinnerware is from Target.
Instructions on how to create this festive centerpiece can be found HERE.
Now Let’s Move Inside!
As far as the inside of Storybook Cottage there are just two spaces to share. The majority of the house is currently under construction as new flooring is being installed in the family room, kitchen, laundry room, a powder room, and the entry. I can’t wait to share the reveal!
A Desk and Shelving Unit was recently created for our son.
Although high school is now out I still find him using his desk on almost a daily basis.
The master bedroom is currently decorated in happy summer colors.
All of the bedding is made from lightweight fabrics in cotton or linen in an attempt to beat the heat.
At the foot of the bed is a quilt that was begun by my great~grandmother. Until recently it had sat in a closet as an unfinished topper.
I love the scalloped hem.
In Wednesday’s post, I shared how I made this bolster for under $10 ~ feather insert included.
I am the last home on the tour today. Tomorrow’s set of tours will begin with the delightful Alicia from Thrifty and Chic. She always has the most fabulous and frugal ideas.
Indeed you won’t want to miss any of the fabulous homes on the 2017 Summer Home Tour.
Monday – June 12
Wednesday – June 14
Enjoy the tours!