As summer winds down, I digress from fabric and look to the garden for inspiration. I'm planting chairs these days. What grows in your garden?
My first Christmas decoration of the season! I was so excited when a dear friend from back home brought by this Red Beauty Holly.
I love the red berries on this deer resistant plant. My dear friend must have know about all the deer here. I tied a velvety bow on top because I love the teal/red color combo.
But this needed something more.
So I threw this beauty in a champagne bucket and wrapped some ribbon trim around the base.
Then I got sidetracked with a book.
"Williamsburg - Decorating With Style" is produced by Tricia Foley with photographs by Jeff McNamara & text by Catherine Calvert. I loved the spread on red and white fanciful dining chair slipcovers . It's Christmasy.
I threw in some pretty aqua lace, which reminds me I must get back to finishing my linen and lace project from couture school.
But first I have a sleeper sofa and two chair slipcovers to complete. And some pillows to ship to New York.
Now what was I really doing before I started blogging on a whim?
Lenten roses in bloom offer the promise of spring so appropriate to the season. I love bringing these flowers inside. It is no wonder that florals have inspired so many fabric designs. And I love that big florals are in big now and in a big way. I've got some lovelies on order shipping from England. More on English florals in my next post!
In Chinese culture, the azalea is known as the "thinking of home" bush. I could not agree more. Back home in Tarboro, azaleas are planted en mass. With these ornamental beauties in the background, the Easter morning photo shoot was a right of passage for my sisters and me. Outfitted in dresses handcrafted by Mama (I'll talk more about that tradition in my next post), we would bunch up in front of the Azalea bushes, hoping Dad would hurry up and capture the moment with his Rolleiflex twin lens before the bees came after us. Meeks Family continues the azalea photo shoot tradition.