Last week I went to lunch with some work friends and we hit up some Antique stores in Lucketts (Leesburg, VA) . I found an adorable white vase that is like 4 little jugs connected together. Probably not a true antique but looks old because of the way they have treated the enamel. It is perfect for the mantle because it is long and narrow. Currently I have tiny pink roses in it. Also, I found some old (and I think these are truly old) candle sticks that have been made from old spindles. These look great on my mantle as well. In my front room, we like to call it the music room, since there is a piano in there and the boys both practice their stringed instruments in there, I have lots of old photos and furniture, so it really goes well in there.
My hydrandgeas are finally starting to bloom. I wasn't sure how they were going to do this year. They did okay last year but some years they have not bloomed at ALL! The first year we were in this house they were great. I don't really doing anything to them except for cut away the old dead ones in the fall. Maybe I should read up on how to really take care of them. Anyway, I am waiting for them to be fully blooming before cutting some to bring inside. Besides peonies, these are my favorite!
Happy Summer Ya'll!