Ottomans, Monograms & Blooms

A Friday Round Up

Happy Friday everyone!

I’m excited for the weekend to arrive.  

This post is about a few things: stuff about to arrive, and stuff that arrived.

Impending Ottoman Arrival

Breaking news — The new ottomans that match the deck chairs have arrived in store, and once this post is done, I’m off to acquire them. YAY!

New ottomans for the deck

New ottomans for the deck

I’ll add them to the deck, style it and photograph for sharing on Monday.

It’s safe to assume that they’ll look better assembled, than my photoshopping implies – wink wink.

One step closer to a fully styled deck.

Our First Domestic Tattoo Monograms are Here

In the original post about our married monogram, I’d forgotten that I did have pre-married monogram from a long time ago.

My Pre-married Monogram Cocktail Napkin

My Pre-married Monogram Cocktail Napkin, circa 1997

Today, I’ll share with you the first generation of our married monogram (i.e. the domestic tattoo) on our new linen dinner napkins.

Jane Scott Hodges Book cover for Linens for Every Room and Occasion

Jane Scott Hodges Book cover for Linens for Every Room and Occasion

I purchased the Jane Scott Hodges Book: Linens for Every Room and Occasion.

The images within did what many pretty picture books do quite well…

whipped me up to a frothing coveting frenzy

compelling me to procure my own schmancy fancy pants married monogram (i.e. a domestic tattoo)

Sigh – I dislike that I am SUCH a consumer, but I come by it honestly – my mother was the SAME way.

 

You may recall the design we settled on is this:

Our Married Monogram - H & F intwined forever

Our Married Monogram – H & F intwined forever

And this is how the finished product came out.

Our Married Monogram in Green/Yellow Green Embroidery on White Linen Napkins

Our Married Monogram in Green/Yellow Green Embroidery on White Linen Napkins

I think I have a bit of tweaking to do on the monogram,

Either the H insides need more color

or MAYBE

the F receives the same outline as the H, with no inside coloring…

Married Monogram Upclose

The Domestic Tattoo Up Close

HMMMM – what do you think?

Summer Blooms

The prolonged winter has affected many blooming plants, the day lilies and hydrangeas showing much MUCH later than normal.

Hydrangeas starting to bloom

Hydrangeas starting to bloom

The first hydrangeas of the season have begun to bloom.

Hydrangea bloom - Up close and personal

Hydrangea bloom – Up close and personal

It’s quite a happy sight to see their mop heads in full glorious color.

Hydrangea - Sponging Filter

Hydrangea – Using the Photoshop Sponging Filter

That’s all for now, hope you have a great weekend, see you on Monday!

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