This weekend, I was glistening up a storm (I was actually sweating buckets in the 90 degree heat but glistening sounds better) so in my book, it’s officially summer even though we have a couple of more weeks until it’s official.
I’m kicking off a week of summer home tours that my friend Lindsay put together and you can start the tour on her blog then hop from house to house for some summer decorating eye candy all week long – see the full list of home tours at the end of my post.
Don’t miss the home tour before mine –Bliss at Home.
Now, let’s kick off summer in my 100 year old home (you can find a full affiliate source list in the post) …
My peonies did not disappoint and my three bushes yielded tons of gorgeous blooms!
Don’t miss my post on How to Grow Peonies.
I found two amazing vintage galvanized water coolers at an estate sale a couple of weeks ago and they’re the perfect vases for my peonies and rosemary.
I love mixing up the displays on my huge glass drying rack – from mason jars to hanging vases filled with flowers to my favorite plate collections, it’s always something different.
A console table separates my kitchen from my family room and it’s the perfect place to display some of my many collections – vintage milk glass and glass water bottles.
I’ve found the most amazing pieces of coral at estate sales and love displaying them in a shiny silver bowl.
I love glass mixed with lots of texture from a rope monkey ball and a bunch of old folding rulers.
With flowers that only bloom for a fleeting time, I make sure they fill my entire house with their amazing scent. I love using unique containers like this metal garden tote and the bigger the better for a real wow!
The oyster wreath is from HomeGoods and it’s easy to prop it on the mantel for a casual look.
An old crock gets a second life as a side table.
My old house has a tiny entrance vestibule that separates the front door from the foyer.
Guests are greeted by a shell filled lamp and a cute little house terrarium that scream summer.
A picnic basket is always at the ready for summer get togethers.
The patio is my favorite summer room.
I recently redid the space and love the huge concrete topped coffee table and sectional sofa perfect for lounging.
This potting stand makes outdoor entertaining a breeze.
You can see my full patio tour here.
Who’s ready for a margarita on the patio?
See my last year’s summer home tour for more decorating ideas.
Next stop on the summer home tour bus is Jennifer from Dimples and Tangles.
The full summer home tour lineup …
Inspired by Charm
Sarah M. Dorsey
Primitive & Proper
Burlap & lace