Monday, August 29, 2016

End of Summer Flowers

Thank goodness for sons.  I have two pretty wonderful ones.
One of them took me (and my knee scooter) to the grocery store for fresh flowers the other day.
(I am six weeks down on a ten week "no driving" recovery from ankle surgery.)
My son is great at picking up the groceries I need, but I longed for a flower buying fix.  So I rolled around and around the floral department inspecting the choices. This bouquet said, "End of Summer" to me.  
Most of it went into the pitcher on the kitchen island.


The rest of it went into bottles on the mantel.  I wrote about the Always stay humble and kind sign in my last post.  This is the simple end of summer look I was hoping for.


It's actually been cool enough to enjoy being outside the last few evenings.  Time will tell whether that means that fall weather is on the way, or we're just getting a temporary reprieve from the heat. 
I hope these last days of August are full of flowers or whatever makes you happy.
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Eilis
Eilis

35 comments:

  1. Eilis, your kitchen vignette looks beautiful. I'd like to steal that rooster! You sound like me about needing a flower fix. I was just at the market looking through all the flowers. I hope that you have a wonderful evening!!!

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    1. Thank you, Shannon! He was a Canton find and I do like him a lot

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  2. Stunning flower vignettes. I am also loving your kitchen, so I am off to find a kitchen tour so I can see more!

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    1. Thank you, Christine! You've made my day.

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  3. What a pretty bouquet, Eilis! I love picking up fresh flowers at the market this time of year. Everything in the yard starts to get leggy, during that triple digit heat. You really created such a pretty vignette. Your home looks beautiful!

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    1. Shenita, you are so right. Isn't it amazing that some lucky people are still cutting fresh flowers from their gardens right now?

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  4. Eilis,
    I know it feels good for you to get out! Flower shopping is always a good spirit lifter. You picked a lovely bouquet. I'm so glad you got to use some of the blooms for your mantle. It's beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! I'm loving the updates on your beautiful house.

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  5. So pretty. What a sweet son. This weather has me in the mood to decorate but I know it is way too early! I'm so glad that you have sweet sons to take you around.

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    1. Thanks, Katie! I am so thankful for my whole family, especially now.

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  6. So pretty!! You have taken this rolling around thing with the best attitude.

    How are you feeling now? Have you read the book?

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    1. Thanks, Stacey! I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Just being able to take off the boot to sleep at night is wonderful. I have read about half of the book so far:)

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  7. Such a beautiful vignette. Flowers always make me happy and your sweet rooster is the star. The sign is great reminder. I hope you are recovering nicely.

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  8. Aw, nice son to take you flower shopping. :-) it's a pretty bouquet too. I'm hoping this cooler weather (so strange for August) means we will have an earlier Fall. Keeping my fingers crossed! Your mantel looks great!

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  9. Your flowers are so pretty! I'm sure they are cheering you up since you've had to spend so much time at home recovering. I'm hoping that Fall is going to be here sooner rather than later too.

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  10. Hi Eilis! Oh my...your poor ankle! This seems to be the "summer for issues" with a lot of peeps! LOL! Your mantel looks fabulous my dear:D Thanks for reaching out;)

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  11. So pretty! Just perfect for the end of summer and a little boost for your recovery! Flowers are the perfect pick-me-up! So glad you linked up to the Share it One More Time inspiration party -- we'll be featuring you on SAturday! :)

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  12. Yours is voted most beautiful vignette of the week! Love the delicate lace against the basket, the pretty flowers and a rooster always adds the frenchy touch. Fabulous! Enjoy!

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  13. Beautiful vignette!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  14. Beautiful vignette!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  15. That vignette with the flowers and linen-draped basket stole my heart. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  16. Your end of Summer vignette is lovely ! The flower bouquet is so pretty and I love that cute white rooster !
    Have a super week.
    FABBY

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  17. Ellis,
    Your kitchen vignette is just so striking.....I love everything about it, and your mantel
    looks pretty too, a great vignette for the end of summer. Hope your ankle heals well and
    you are back on your feet again soon. Had a friend who went thru that and she had a great
    attitude like you, but it was certainly not the easiest situation to live thru. So may
    the Lord bless you with lots more patience and protection, and God Bless your sons for taking good care of their MOM.
    Blessings, Nellie

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    1. Thank you, Nellie. I will be starting to walk on crutches this week :)

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  18. How thoughtful of your boys! This is a great post. I love the sign. I am seeing welcome Fall. So, I'd love to invite you to the Fabulous Fall Party over at my blog! Come over and visit and link all your Fall Theme Posts until the end of
    Oct! It's over here:
    http://mychristmasjourney.blogspot.com/
    Come and join the party! I'm following you now and I'll link up next week too!

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    1. Thank you, Grantham Lynn. I will be over to check it out!

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