Flower finds, Hill House Vintage Goes to Paris, Walmart pillows and more on this weekend edition of weekend meanderings.
Good morning friends, a very happy Saturday to you.
Let’s meander shall we?
Speaking of rain, when it rains it pours. This week the renovation took two steps forward and then two steps back.
The floors were cleaned and sealed, then grouting, but they ran out of grout. Brick herring bone takes a LOT of grout. More grout was ordered but did not arrived as promised, consequently they aren’t finished. Perhaps Monday or Tuesday.
Washer and dryer arrived after 6 month wait, the dryer was squished like an accordion. The washer only works if it is plugged into the dryer(news to me) so they both went back until replacements can be found.
Double ovens arrived as well and look beautiful if I do say so myself. Alas there will be no baking in them this weekend because they were not able to install them. My Breveille smart oven bakes just fine though so I am making zucchini bread and cupcakes.
Building and renovating are not for the fait of heart at the best of times and post-Covid they are even more challenging. My advice, don’t do it, just kidding. Seriously, you need a lot of TIME and PATIENCE, loose your expectations at the door and be prepared for disappointments and long, long waits. In the end it will all be worth it.
Just a note, the kitchen shown above is not mine, you can see more of it and the rest of the house here.
Weekend Flower Finds
This dress! It stopped me in mid-scroll and has been on my mind all week. I put it into my cart and even went back to visit it. I love everything about it, the color, the flowers, the shape, the romance. Alas I have no where to wear it so in the cart it has stayed. I thought I would share it with you this weekend, just in case one of you have a wedding or a party to wear it. Should you already own the dress please let me know how fabulous you look in it.
I have always liked a beautiful silk scarf, a friend sent me a link to this beautiful scarf and I ordered one for me and one to give as a Christmas gift. It is never too early to start your Christmas shopping.
How beautiful are these colorful botanical pieces?
You have got to see the details in this botanical tryptic, there are birds, owls, squirrels and of course flowers.
Have you ever wanted to be a flower farmer? Or simply learn more about growing a beautiful cutting garden? Follow Lynsey of Muddy Acre Flower Farms on Instagram and you will see the good, bad and the ugly of starting and owning a farm. She is also a business coach that teaches owners how to pivot and make multiple revenue streams for their cut flower business. Simply put, she is an amazing lady and always willing to share where knowledge.
Need more flower inspired art, clothes, and books? Check out this post.
The Brown Paper Book Club
My friend and fellow blogger Jeanne of Collage of Life started a book club years ago and I have been lucky enough to be a part of it. We have a Facebook group where we share our favorite books and latest reads.
Here are 3 books my fellow members read this week and recommended.
Hill House Vintage Goes to Paris!
Are you a fan of Paula from Hill House Vintage, me too! Do you remember last week when I shared the film and the book Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris? Paula was invited by the produces of the movie, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris on a press trip. Not only did she visit the Dior museum but also learned how to make croissants, baguettes and cookie but was able to enjoy the cuisine of Paris too! You can see her adventure here.
Walmart Pillows & More
Have you seen these amazing pillows from Walmart?
This stone ware is beautiful too!
This woven tray is great inside or outside, could be used for candles, books, on your ottoman or to serve food.
In case you missed it
I share three delicious and easy tomato recipes to make with your garden haul!
A few books, a delicious pizza recipe, salads, cocktails, interesting articles and so much more on Friday Favorites.
Until Next Time
That’s it for this weeks post of weekend meanderings. I hope that you enjoyed my finds and that when you leave here you pop over to see all of the things that Kim and Juliet have discovered this week.
If you missed lasts weeks weekend meanderings post you can find it here.
Have a wonderful and safe weekend.
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