Welcoming Summer Into Our Home

June 22, 2016
When I first thought about our Summer home tour, I said to myself what is it that truly 

makes Summer Tour different than a Fall home tour?

Summer, decorating, summer vignette, gold tea cart, boxwood, candles

Is it just that there aren't any pumpkins, or is there more.

Could it be that the cozy furry throw got tucked away on that warm sunny Summer day and 

those heavy burgundy velvet pillows were pushed into a guest room closet.

French country home, tulips decorating for Summer, guest room, tips

Or maybe it was the soft pink petals of those geraniums that gave it all away.

ship lap, tongue and groove, walls, pine furniture, decorating,summer

How about the guest room that sings songs of Summer with it's refreshed and renewed 

decor.  Bye, bye federal blue, welcome bouquets of tangerine, carnation pink and aqua.

flower pillow covers, white pillow covers, blue pillows, floral bedspread Summer decorating

Then there are those mischievous pillows that tumble and refuse to stay straight.

French country decor, bright, cheery, blue, country, cozy, happy

And that one silly pillow that said a cheery HELLO!

charming, guest room, quaint, bright, colorful, gray walls, white walls

Brilliant pink Cosmos that grew from tiny little seeds into proud, tall and strong 

Summer blooms, dodging eager scissors and even a butterfly or two.

Signs of Summer, cosmos, blooms, bright, happy, garden, decorating

aqua creamer, bird creamer, pioneer woman decor, flowers, birdcage

Could it be that the rooster gave up his dark fluffy feathers for a crown of white?

Did merry little creamers all in a flutter over longer days of sunlight dance next to colorful 

milk bottles on my kitchen counter...

flowers, peonies, crown, linen, china, china hutch, decorating

And then there are those perfect flowers of early Summer.

They magically unfurl their glorious manes of pink, and a eager gardener snips them fresh 

from the garden, arranging them carefully for the honored spot in her home.

gold tea cart, clay pots, vintage watering can, decorating outdoors

Dining room doors opened wide to welcome nature in and a bouquet of wild flowers in

a vintage watering can.

aqua, pink, glass bottles, jars, hydrangeas, decorative pillows, bike pillow, french doors

And so it is, the Season of Summer has arrived.

I thank you for welcoming me into your home today to share with you how we welcome 

Summer into ours.


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  1. Your guest bedroom is charming! Love the new look of your blog as well.

  2. Loving the colors! It speaks summer! I love how you intermingle so much sweetness with all of your decor. You must just have sugar dripping off of your hands because it seems everything you touch always looks beautiful! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  3. Imagine my surprise when I clicked over to see a new look on the blog in conjunction with a beautiful guest room followed by more beautiful. You are amazing!

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

  4. Hello Jemma. Happy Summer to you! Your home looks beautiful, I love all the summer colors and decor. The guest bedroom is beautiful. Have a happy day and week ahead!

  5. It's all just beautiful, Jemma! I love the bedding in the guest room, especially the cheery "hello" pillow. And those beautiful blooms! I'd be snipping and bringing them inside as well.

  6. Hello beautiful blog and beautiful home!! I love your house and the fact that you sweet personality shows in every little bit of it.

  7. So pretty. I love the bedroom ensemble. It all looks so bright and fun for summer. Congratulatons of a wonderful tour.

  8. Good Morning Jemma, Such a beautiful home tour. Love the summery pops of color you added and the hello pillow is darling. Your guest room is so inviting and cheerful. Thanks for sharing and inspiring. xo

  9. Love the sweet, soft pastels you use in your summer décor. The blues and aquas really caught my eye. It all looks very fresh and inviting.

    Marilyn (in Dallas)

  10. I love the colors you use for your summer decorating! Your guest room is so pretty and cheerful. Anyone would be a very lucky guest indeed to stay in such a beautiful room.

  11. Love your new blog design! It literally changed from the former to the new before my eyes when I clicked on the link! Your summer décor is lovely and fresh looking. I am still working on giving my front porch a new summer look for my newly painted floor.

  12. Jemma.
    Everything looks beautiful just as I expected! Your new home is such a perfect canvas for seasonal decorating and you do have the knack for placing spots of color in just the right places! what a lovely summer look for your new home! I bet you are already thinking ahead for fall!

  13. Such delightful summertime happiness!

  14. Summer looks good on your house! Very cheerful colors and light and breezy!

  15. Joyce your home is beautiful and all of your bright colors look perfect.
    I love your guest room!
    So so pretty!
    Sunny and bright!

  16. Hi Jemma! How pretty! I love the pops of bright pink! ;) Happy Summer!

  17. Brightening up for summer is such fun! This is simply cheery and happy and I love it!

  18. Everything looks so gorgeous, Jemma. I love all of the glorious color in your summer decor, and I'm still swooning over the guest room bedding. That bicycle pillow is sure cute, too :)

  19. Jemma - Summer had definitely arrived at your home! Your guest room is so pretty and fresh looking. Lovely photos.


  20. Your home is so lovely and you have achieved a lovely soft summer look for your home. The colors are stunning. Your guests will feel so welcome in your. Guest bedroom. Love the bicycle pillow. When did you get that? It is so strange, that I added the small bicycle icon to your template and in the header....Was I reading your mind? Lots of love to you.

  21. Beautiful summer décor and vignettes! Love it all, Jemma....Christine

  22. The colors of summer are certainly highlighted in your lovely home Jemma! Love the bed, and your new blog design is so pretty! Congrats,!


  23. Your house seems to say "happy summer" from each of your rooms…lovely.

  24. Gorgeous home tour Jemma...it looks distinctively Summer at your house:-) lots of lovely bright and light colours and glorious fluffy peonies, oh and not a pumpkin in sight:-)

  25. Hello Jemma, I love the pretty bedroom decor and the florals and pillows. It just screams summer. Thanks for sharing at Cooking and Crafting with J & J. Have a wonderful week and a happy 4th of July.
    Julie xo

  26. Loved your summer home tour. That coal color is so vibrant mixed in with the blue. Plus I am loving your pretty pink Cosmos (is it called cosmos?, I might have the name wrong) I had some planted a few years ago but here where we get freeze/thaw it's a Bi-Annual. But I loved how big it got!

  27. Jemma, I love the colors you used in your bedroom and often wear them ;) Everything looks so lovely and welcoming in your home! Blessings, Cecilia

  28. Loving the happy look of your guest room. Flowers everywhere is a sure fire way to say summer! Thanks for sharing your home. from the Scoop. Linda @ bushelandapickle.com

  29. That is the prettiest bedspread, Jemma. I love the colors......and the HELLO pillow! Everything looks nice around your home during these summer months. The pink peonies are lovely. I just found a white canister like this one that says "Tea," and it was a shower gift for one of the games that we played. The pink and blue glass vases look perfect sitting there on your counter. Oh, these summer days......

    love, ~Sheri

  30. Wow...everything looks so pretty! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for Crafts, Recipes, and Tips and Tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


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