Sunday, July 11, 2010

Summer Joys

Well, sweet friends, it seems that somehow my
computer caught a nasty bug, and won't be
restored to health until later in the week!

Sooo...I am on my daughter's Mac and
sharing some things from Country
 Living that make my heart sing!  Simple joys that
anyone can make and add to their home.  They
have tutorials for them all!


Glass Bottle Vase Grouping

Vintage Hankies Table Runner
This could be done with vintage doilies or
dresser scarfs, too!

Picture Frame Terrarium
I LOVE this and WILL make one...

Painted Stripes Tablecloth
So easy peasy!

A lovely wreath made from fresh berries and vines
Sure would love to get my hands on some
fresh berries and do this one!

Hope your week is full of life's little joys!


  1. What lovely things to make especially for summer. I'd like to get those berries too, although I may eat them before they would get to be a decoration.

  2. Blessings to you, sweet Becky! I always love my visits to you! Computer up or down, you still inspire!

    Love to you this Summer Sunday~


  3. The red striped tablecloth reminds me of a retro one I have, only it is aqua and gray stripe :-)

    Sorry your computer isn't feeling up to par, although I hope you are!

    hugs from Heidi

  4. Sure hope you are doing much better than you 'puter!
    Gorgeous refreshing...just add a glass of cold pink lemonade.
    Love you, Jess

  5. Hi, Becky... I hope that all is well aside from the computer. We had quite a storm here today (am in St. A), and it is lovely out now. I love the light after a storm, with everything looking dewy.

    Pretty images from CL!


    Sheila :-)

  6. Hi Becky~~~that little glass house is so sweet!!! I want to make one too! I'll be looking for some vintage white frames.
    Thank you for sharing these great ideas.
    Enjoy your evening my friend.

  7. Hi! Becky, Loved all of this! that little glass house was adorable; great simple ideas. About the fresh berries, This morning before I went to church, I made a fresh Blueberry cobbler, crust and all. it was so delicious! Just thinking about that when you mentioned fresh berries! I was so excited for "Me"!Will show pic soon on post. Have a Happy Week!

  8. Great pics. I love that wreath!

  9. Hi Becky,
    What cute ideas you found. I really like the vintage hanky table runner. Stay cool!

  10. UGH, about the computer bug!

    I love these things, especially that picture frame one. Like you, I really want to do that one. I have some old simple frames on my "list", in fact!

  11. Hi Becky!
    What lovely photos! They represent the essence of summer. I am especially drawn to the cluster of bottles with the wildflowers. I don't know about you, but I find it difficult to find wildflowers that are accessible for picking around here. That's one thing I do miss (and just about the only thing!) from my home in PA. We had wild daisies, and Queen Anne's Lace growing wild in the backyard. There was always enough to fill a vase.

    Jane (artfully graced)

  12. Hey there sweetie hope your week has started out to be a sunny one and will continue to be through out the week. I love the old hankie runner idea, thinking I just might get out grandmas old hankies and see what I come up with. Love them all...the table colth and little green house to...cute, cute, cute!!

    Happy sunshiny days!! T

  13. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful place and gorgeous photos, Becky. I am definitely visiting Meadowbrook.

  14. GLORIOUS photographs Becky!
    Love the deadheaded blooms most of all and reminded me to do the same today.
    I too would love to make a terrarium like that!
    I tried to find your email addy and didn't see it but please by all means share away the 3 gates.
    Have a beautiful day!
    holykisses xoxo


Thank you so much for taking the time to share some JOY!
You're a blessing to me!