Thursday, August 25, 2011

A Bit of Summer Preserved...

All summer long, I've been drying some of my favorite roses in anticipation of this time of year...when the flowers stop blooming and the leaves in the trees start to change color.  I love to incorporate dried roses in my Fall decor.
It's so hard to admit that summer is coming to an end and Fall is upon us.  My oldest son starts kindergarten next week...a sure sign of the changing times and seasons.  Sigh...
I love the look of these dried roses in pretty little apothecary jars.  It's as if a bit of summer has been bottled and preserved to look back on when the leaves have changed and the days get shorter.
I added this pretty old dresser tray, petite tureen and vintage wedding cake topper to my space at the shop on Monday night along with several jars of dried rose buds.  On Tuesday morning, my sweet friend called from the store to tell me she was taking the tray and cake topper home with her! 

I am so glad that this darling couple are going to a loving home where they will be treasured and enjoyed!
This coming Saturday is the Vintage Street Faire in downtown Camas!  If you live in the area, be sure to come enjoy a lovely shopping experience, complete with live music!  Unfortunately I won't be there this year as I have a wedding at Lac de' Fleur Gardens!  However, I will be having a sale in my space, along with most of the other dealers at Camas Antiques!

I have exciting news to share!  On September 6th, dear Debra of Common Ground is going to spotlight my living room for her Design Challenge Feature!  I hope you will all stop by her blog that day to share your ideas on how I could make my challenge space more inviting, useful and stylish!  I can't wait to hear everyone's thoughts and ideas!  Thank you Debra for your thoughtfulness and generosity, and for choosing my room to feature!  Yay!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!  Keep cool, but do enjoy these last few days of summer!

Best Wishes and Blessings,

P.S.  I have had a few questions about my flower drying techniques.  I actually wrote a tutorial on drying roses last fall.  It was one of my first posts!  Here is the link, if you are interested... Dried Flower Tutorial.

I will be joining in these fun parties:
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Inspiration Friday At The Pickett Fence
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound