Monday, 8 June 2015

Getting ready for the Summertime Blues

Originally posted on Blog 2007.

Years ago I read in Victoria magazine (remember that one) about how to make seasonal changes in the home . Well one of the biggest changes to our lounge at this time of year is when I swap the slipcovers over.

I love the deep red in the winter with all the metallic candlesticks and votives and a roaring fire it is lovely and cosy.

Even the valentine fairy felt quite at home.

The window sofa is covered in fluffy throws.

The cat lovessss ....zzzzzzz it here in winter.

....................SUMMER TIME BLUES.......................

Lets take a closer look at Niki's rag doll )

Look at her cute blue button brooch and those little buttons in the design of clovers on her feet.

Well now that big job has been done I am off to create - here are some pics of card I made and sold very quickly last year. I love butterflies and they inspired these cards.


Marie said...

Hi Ginny

You have been busy! Looks like you are all set for summer. I hope that you can now find the time to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine.


Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Ginny,
You are soooo kind!!! x Thank you for showing your collection of rag dolls! They sure look at home in your delightful home.
I love the pale blue look that you have created in your livingroom - that is such a good idea - to make changes to your interior to lift the spirits in Spring - but I am also amazed at how different your room looks with just those small must feel like you have completely redecorated.
Your cushions are beautiful - they look so inviting.

Thanks again,
Niki x

Tracy said...

It looked like a different room - i had to scroll back up for a second look!
Love the blues and how lucky are you having all those wonderful rag dolls - Niki sure is a talented lady.
Tracy x

Gill said...

WOW that looks so different!!!!
Your rags dolls are cute :-}

Take care

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

You have sure been busy!

Sharon Kay said...

The summer time blues are looking lovely in your summer home. Like both the summer and winter look. You are very good at decorating and writing.

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

love how spring it looks now and i LOVE the doll that you got from niki, i really, really, really NEED one =) debbie

Clare said...

Hi Ginny,

The blue looks lovely and fresh for Summer!

Will there be room for the cat as well - just in case we have a sudden Summer shower?!

Clare x

oldflowers4me said...

you have a very beautiful home.

jennifer said...

Wow, that's a lot of work but what a difference it makes! I oughta think about doing that here in the land of 55 degrees. Might help us keep track of it it's january or july! :-) Love your blog...lots of pretty twinkly things!

Libbys Blog said...

What an excellent idea to have summer and winter covers, I would never have thought of that, now you have me thinking!! I just love the way it totally changes your room without the pain of painting!! Brilliant. Your rag doll is totally gorgeous!

OhSoVintage said...

What a transformation, it really does look like a different room. So bright and light and such a lovely shade of blue all ready for summer.

Vintage to Victorian said...

Hi Ginny

Nothing to do with your latest post (although I love the quilts and Niki's blue doll), but I've just read your comment to Kim about wanting a bird scarer/football rattle. I have one (somewhere) if you need one!!


Susie Q said...

Just beautiful. The blue looks so fresh! I must admit that I am rather keen on blue anything though!
You have been a busy girl...stay well and enjoy these lovely warmer days!


ShabbyInTheCity said...

That is amazing how different it makes the room look! I'm like you, I really want dark colors in winter and pastels in spring.
I see you have a visitor from Dawson Springs...I wonder if it could be the DS near me in Ky.? What a small world. If whoever it is sees this...please drop me a note!

carolyn said...

Hello just popped over from Niki's, she was right you are inspiring (and yes I do remember Victoria magazine, loved it though never managed to get my hands on many copies here in England.)

Jules said...

wow love your blog
how clever are you
and yes i remember and miss and mourn for Victoria magazines too i still have every issue i ever got(about 30) love the seasonal change at your place.Thanks for the visit pop into my blog anytime im a shabby nut too.

Carol said...

What a great change from winter to summer Ginny and I love both looks!Oh and you own such a fantastic collection of Niki's gorgeous dolls and fairies! Your cards look very special too! Hugs to you and a happy weekend! Carol xox

Ragged Roses said...

Beautiful cards - love butterflies too! Changing the throws and loose covers is such a good idea. Don't cats always find the best places to snooze?
Kim x

Niki said...

Ooooh, i'm drooling over the quilt pics! Quilty hugs!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

It looks so wonderful Ginny!

You have inspired me to spruce up a bit. Living in California it's easy to forget the season's changing as much. Love the blues, and your view out the window looks a treat.

The quilts too, everything looks fresh. (You must be the queen of quilts!)

moderncountry said...

What a transformation, and a really beautiful too!! Love the blue colour. And what a cabinet you have! Beautiful quilts and eyecathing decorations, your are so good :)

Cherub*Kisses said...

Hi Ginny,
I love your Spring transformation ~ very pretty & calming :)
Sunny here today also ~ enjoy lunch in the garden... that sounds awesome!!
Have a sweet day ~ Dionne

Kahshe Cottager said...

What a change and how lovely it looks in both seasons! The dolls have a happy home!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Hi Ginny!

Oh I just love that you showed your transformation! As you know I have a red couch too and I am so inpired by what you did! It looks amazing!!

I love the rag dolls too...soooo cute! You have such a lovely lovely home!


nel said...

Just found you through Nikki...what a gorgeous blog you have, will be back soon to drop in and be inspired by your beautiful home.