This has been an amazingly beautiful summer. Living on the side of a beautiful mountain range in the North Salt Lake (Bountiful) area is a wonderful place to be. I love having the change of the seasons. I think that is what is most appealing to me about living here.
The other day I was sitting in my big pink chair editing some phones on my laptop. I saw some movement out of the front window. To my utter surprise a huge buck was staring at me through the window! He was so incredibly beautiful. His antlers were huge and they were all in soft velvet. Oh, what a special gift to see him first thing in the morning.
I quickly grabbed my skectchbook and a pencil and started to draw this beautiful creature. I haven’t shared any of my art until now. If you would like to see more of my art just comment and I will do a post on it. The art above is done in multiple mediums watercolors, markers, and colored pencils.
That’s what summer is like around Shabby Lane Cottage and every other season as well. I just love it. Having different seasons and holidays is so perfect for me as an Interior Designer and artist because I have the chance to capture each in my home through out the year.
I love to have something beautiful hanging on my front door. This year I made a pretty blue hydrangea wreath.
On my back door you are greeted with this sweet basket of white roses and lace.
I love to change out my faux mantle often. A little poor mans silver candlesticks always adds a little sparkle.
I love the look of the French Nordic design. It always has to include religious decor. I am part Danish and Swedish I think that is why I am attracted to it. lol
Switching out my pillow covers into blue tones helps give the summer beach effect I was going for. As you can see I have taken out all of the pink in this room.
Here in Utah we will be celebrating our state’s birthday on the 24th of July. So I leave out my patriotic decor all month. This is a little vignette that I came up with to honor my son Adam’s retirement from the Navy after 15 years of service. Congrats big guy! You make mama proud!
I hope that you are all really enjoying your summer. Take time from the busy fast pace of life and enjoy our beautiful world and say thank you God!
Stop by my new blog “Healing Wings” and follow my spiritual journey.
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I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home
The art of Homemaking Mondays @ Strangers and Pilgrims
Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques
Waste Not Wednesday @ Gratefully Vintage
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson
Share your Style @ The Essence of Home
Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner
Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home
Shabbilicious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane
Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk
Best of the Weekend @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
Snickerdoodle Linky Party @ Blue Willow House