Summerizing the Homestead

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One of my favorite things to do each season is make new pillows.  It is amazing what a new pillow can do to change the mood in the house.  This year for summer I made simple red/white and blue/white striped pillows.  They feel nautical and patriotic at the same time to me, which is just what the season calls for!

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Besides my new pillows the things I am most excited about with my Summer decor this year are:

1. I finally quilted and bound my red and white quilt!!! I’m in love! It lights up the whole family room. It’s my favorite quilt ever. =) There is no pattern, just the very center paper pieced star block is from  Judy Niemeyer,  then  I added square in a square’s and some applique and borders to it.  It’s finished off with a scalloped border.

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2. This old coke box I found while antiquing,  another vintage red lantern, and a very sweet milk glass red and white bottle  for the kitchen table.

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3. My recent obsession with vintage picnic tins.

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5. It’s my first summer to decorate the mantel without the huge ugly mirror!

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It obviously doesn’t take much for me to get excited! Hehehe.

Later gators!

Melissa

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11 comments on “Summerizing the Homestead

  1. Charlotte says:

    I love all the sumer decor from your last 2 posts- looks great and so crisp. You have the touch!

    Charlotte

  2. Sally K says:

    Everything is so lovely. I especially love the scalloped edge on your quilt. I finally finished my Parade Day quilt last week. Any change of another sew along?

  3. Sally K says:

    Any “chance” of another sew along?

  4. I’m not a quilter, but I do know pretty – and that’s definitely pretty!

  5. Connie Teasley says:

    Just love it! Great job!

  6. mary hanley says:

    Don’t you love it Sent from my iPhone

  7. Linda H says:

    Everything looks wonderful ~ as I say repeatedly ~ you have a FLAIR for decorating and an eye for color and coordination ;-) As Sally K said above … any chance of another sew along, perhaps for the fall??

  8. Marlene says:

    Love it all – especially your red and white quilt! blessings, marlene

  9. Terrie C says:

    You are such a talented designer! Love the red and white quilt and all of your seasonal decorating.

  10. Mary says:

    It looks stunning. I love the quilt and those scalloped edges!

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