Summer sure has a way of keeping me from posting! It has been over three weeks since I last posted, can you believe it? I am terribly sorry to keep you all bored to fits, but thank-you for sticking it out and not giving up on me just yet! I will try to be much better at posting in the weeks to come, I promise! So how is your summer going? Are you keeping busy? What have you been up to? Gardening? Vacations? Family get-to-gathers? I would love to hear all about it!
In the meantime, while you ponder what summer story you want to fill me in on, I would like to thank a few special blog friends of mine. If you haven't taken a visit to their blogs, be sure to head over! I would be lost without their inspiration!
I just received these dried lavender bunches from Maria at Dreamy Whites! I thought they would look wonderful in my vintage French wicker cart. Maria, they worked perfectly! Thanks so much!
You could put them in any type of container for display. I have a vintage olive bucket that might get this new makeover as well! Oh and the lavender smells heavenly! My whole living room is filled with it's scent!
These soap blocks came from French Larkspur. Tracey, I love them! Tracey show us on her blog how she likes to decorate with them all throughout her home. I thought it was such a great idea, I followed suit!
Lastly, but not least by any means, I have to send a huge thank-you out to Sandy at My Shabby Streamside Studio. I won this delightful and downright gorgeous book, Vintage By Nina, from one of her giveaways! It sits on my nightstand for bed time reading and it is packed full of drool-worthy photos. Details for ordering it can be found on Sandy's blog, so head on over and reserve your copy before they are all gone! You won't want to miss this one!
For some of you, you might remember my nightstand as old stacked wooden crates for books. I have since changed them out for this vintage medical cart. I think it adds a chic look and cleans the area up abit.
Have a very happy holiday today, celebrating all the freedoms that we hold because we are an independent country! Thank-you to all who make that possible!
I will be back again soon, I promise!
Maria ~Rusty Hinge
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