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!
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.
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.
3. My recent obsession with vintage picnic tins.
5. It’s my first summer to decorate the mantel without the huge ugly mirror!
It obviously doesn’t take much for me to get excited! Hehehe.