Monday, June 20, 2011

My Magical Summer Display

I have to say. I love my summer display this year...It is simple...I added all the things I love...my vintage picnic basket...Red and white ticking...White dishes...









Black and white photos of my family...My favorite glass pedestal...One of my favorite silver clocks I collect...An old bottle I collected along the way...And my favorite red faux flowers...Oh, and plastic silver forks that I kept as a memory of a fun lunch I had with my family, not too long ago...


Simple...yet it says so much...Displays can be of anything...and you can display them any which way you choose...If you dare to take the risk to decorate with things you love...You may come up with something magical...something that uplifts and inspires you...something that makes you smile...Isn't that what decorating is all about? The feeling it creates inside of you?



I chose to tuck my display in my vintage picnic basket...even though you can't see everything immediately...The magic of peeking in to see the treasured pieces is so magically to me...



Each time I pass by my summer display, I smile...I smile because it is a reflection...



A reflection of moments...A reflection of things I love and because it is a reflection of me...



It is a sign to slow down, take a breath and enjoy this summer as though it were the last...


Last chance to say what it is that makes life so beautiful...without even having to say a word... We don't know our path or if tomorrow will ever come...So let's treasure this moment that we know we have for sure and celebrate the simple beauty we have all around us...






So, what would you display...if you threw caution to the wind and just decorated for you?



I dare you to gather all your treasures together and create a display that reflects who you are, who your family is and how grateful you are to have them...


Xo, Meme

11 comments:

The Paupers Castle said...

Love it! You have inspired me to do something with my redmon picnic basket. Thank!

TheCrankyCrow said...

That IS magical Meme!! Sorta transports one back in time - and I can hear Chopin playing on a scratchy ol' Victrola in the background.... :o) Thanks for the eye candy - and the challenge....Have a wonderful week! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

MommaHen said...

What a super cute vignette ! It has such a relaxing feel. LOVE!

laxsupermom said...

Love your display! I love the simple way you interspersed the photos. I can see why you smile each time you pass it. Thanks for sharing.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

What a sweet idea!

tammy said...

Very cute. I love it.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I LOVE the big clock! My grandfather was a watch repairman so clocks in decor always warm my heart.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Thanks for your comment today on my blog about the tile. Let me know if you buy and try those Smart Tiles. I think they seem pretty ingenious. I'm thinking about the white subway ones for the walls of my bathroom.

Michella Marie said...

Love your summer display!! It definitely screams Meme :)) Beautiful, vintage, romantic, sentimental, and timeless :)) Yep, all you!! Great job!!
Sincerely,
~ Michella ~
www.michellamarie.com

deb said...

Beautiful...So glad I found your amazing blog!!!!!

BluBabesCreate said...

Really love this! Thanks for the compliment! You're welcome to follow along!