Thursday, June 7, 2012

Friday’s Favs…summer touches here and there

It’s still technically spring, and we’re still having spring like weather here in Portland, Oregon.

Yesterday was nice, but today it’s rainy again.

Regardless, I started adding some summer-y changes around the house the minute Memorial Day weekend arrived!


{Old hymnal pages were crafted into a sweet and simple s-u-m-m-e-r banner

and hang from a vintage drying rack along with some vintage linens.

  This hangs over an antique trunk and my mama’s old suitcase, quilt and photo.}


{This old drying rack, turned photo gallery with the addition of some chicken wire, gets changed frequently.  For summer some beach themed photos and décor seemed fitting.}



{The mantel was given some beach-y touches too.}

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{The driftwood boats and shell topped bottle were made by me last summer.}


I love summer!

Have you made any summer-y changes at your place?


Friday’s comin’, friends!

I hope yours is a happy one


may your weekend be blessed too!


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  1. I love everything beachy! The driftwood boats are wonderful! Did you show how you made them? I'll have to look around a bit more!

  2. Just came over from Stuff and Nonsense, and I love your blog! I am now following you!!

  3. I love the driftwood boats! Those would look amazing in our beach house!!

    Very beautiful display! And gotta love our Bi-Polar weather here!

  4. I just read your comment on my blog, I am at City Harvest Church, Pastor Bob MacGregor! I met your daughter & son-in-law at our Summer Youth Camp with Pastor Cody Williams, I was his assistant at the time! I have been very blessed by this blog! I thank you for your obedience to our Father!

  5. It is very funny that we have met this way! Well I am excited to meet you at some point! I am sure it will be soon since we are in the same circles! Thank you!

  6. I keep forgetting to ask if you've ever watched Portlandia and if you think it is a comedy or a documentary. You know I love your style. :)

  7. Hi Elizabeth! I love all of your summery touches! Maybe decorating for summer will help it to come more quickly! Those little driftwood boats are adorable! You made them? They look like antique folk art! So, when am I going to finally meet you face to face? I am planning on having a booth at the Vintage Street Faire in Camas in August. I hope you'll come by and say hello! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  8. Love all of your summer touches, specially the vintage suitcase in the corner, sweet.
    I notice the sails on the boats are burlap, nice!!
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. Love this song, can you tell me who it is? Write your name in the clay,is that the name?
    Thanks and God Bless, Jeanne

  10. Hi Elizabeth

    Just to let you know that your Blog Badge Award for being the 'featured pos't on ECTaS last week can be found here:

    By the way, your summer touches, here and there projects are beuatiful... love beachy items. The photography is likewise beautiful.

    Wendy @ ECTaS

  11. Elizabeth,

    Visiting from Common Ground! Those driftwood sailboats are awesome! In fact, love the whole mantel! Perfect for summer! I'm your newest follower and can't wait to explore your blog when I have more time!



  12. So pretty! love the 'summer' bunting...great recycle i need to find an old hymnal!

  13. Love your beach touches. I'm trying to add some here too. It's a happy look to me. The way you used the old drying rack is perfect, and I love the sail looking banner.

  14. love the gentleness here....and the beautiful pics....Spring for us jumped right into summer. Weather's been hot, muggy and wet. Still....the flowers are out in full bloom and everything is rich with life and hope

  15. Where did you get the mirror? Love it!


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