Saturday, July 21, 2012 - 00:48
Saturday’s “Designing with Vintage”
Summer’s here in Southern California are spent living outdoors... the evenings cool down and it is really perfect for alfresco dining, lighting a fire in the fire pit or an evening dip in the pool as the sun is setting!
Vintage textiles like Gingham, linen and eyelet are sweet yet offer a romantic touch for summer. I love to bring these elements outdoors!
After a long week of honey-doos for me, I put a little note on his shovel “Meet me at sunset on the bench by the fire pit, a sweet Thank You treat is waiting!
Quickly I grabbed my european vintage pink and white gingham pillow sack wrapped it around a down bolster, ran it up to the bench. Back to the kitchen, scooped some strawberry organic ice cream into a family heirloom goblet, added a vintage silver spoon with a pinch of lavender and chocolate geranium from my herb garden. Carefully walked it up to the bench, sat it on a little Bavarian pink floral plate right in the middle of the pillow...
Of course the pale pink touches were for me...but the sweet treat and sincere Thank You were from the heart for him!
My Design Tip: Use your vintage dishes, stemware, silver and linens for little moments. These vintage treasures elevate ordinary to special ...anytime... anywhere.
Celebrate summer and someone special with your favorite vintage pieces and bring them outdoors!