I’m sitting here writing this post on June 1st, a hot, humid day here in Tampa Bay. The predicted high is 93 degrees F but with a heat index that feels like 100 degrees. Summer came early this year right when I was supposed to be enjoying perfect spring days a couple of months ago. Some years we go straight from winter to summer. Really, the calendar I think is based on averages, and there is nothing average about a semi-tropical climate. When summer comes, we’re hot and humid tropical. Therefore, I started playing with my decor again. I’m adding a few touches of tropical color.
You may remember the old floral swag I made over in February with new flowers and ribbon.
I added a few hot pink flowers to spice it up for the summer. First I added flowers on the right side.
And then I added some on the left side.
I’m happy with that now.
Now it’s time to redo the picture ledge in the dining room. I took everything off and put my floral anchor picture back in the middle. I added 2 turqouise glass bottles I got a few years ago at Dollar Tree with a rose and a curly ting ting. On the left side I added my carved wooden pelican.
On the right side I added a carved stone frog.
I want a garland for summer and have an old pajama set I loved that I wore to death. The sleep shirt is solid torquoise and the pants are a cute owl and tree print on a white background. I was really sad to give it up but love the idea of using it in the house some way.
I cut and tore strips from both pieces and alternated them on a white cord stretched across the ledge. I added the two cupcake butterflies from spring in the middle of the cord.
It’s a very simple rag garland with tied strips of material and of course the butterflies.
Now the dining room and edge of the living room are more tropical and festive.
Wishing you bright, sunny days with milder temperature and humidity than Florida!
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