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SUMMER SNOWBALLS


Beautiful sunshine was
peeking through the trees this morning...
It's warm rays waking the world ever so quietly.


I love the smell of the world outside after rain...
the clean fresh air and the sun warming the plants...
It's invigorating and inspiring.


These fluffy blooms were drooping quite a bit ~ weighed down with rain.
So I clipped a few branches for a dreamy bouquet.


I am not a fan of snow, as you know...
but I do love these kinds of snowballs!


Perfect with the antique mirror on the bedroom mantle
and so charming on the french inspired
bistro chairs on the patio.


They are wonderful inspiration for Summer decorating changes.

I just ordered a couple new design books...
can't wait to peruse their pages
and share some inspirations!



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40 comments

  1. Beautiful blooms. I like these snowballs, too. Hoping mine will bloom lots this year :) Gorgeous photos.
    Blessings
    Becky C

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  2. So pretty! My grandmother has a snowball bush in her front yard that my great-grandfather planted SO long ago, and it's still going!

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  3. I love your flowers, especially in front of the old mirror. Very pretty!

    XO,
    Jane

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  4. ~B~E~A~U~T~I~F~U~L~
    I LOVE the patina of your mirror too! Hugs,Rachel

    French Farmhouse 425

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  5. Gorgeous flowers! Pretty pictures too, I love the excitement of waiting for new books to arrive... I hope they are quick and surprise you! X

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  6. So simple but yet so beautiful!

    Have a wonderful day,
    Gail

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  7. I can't wait for my endless summer hydrangeas to flower so I can have some cuttings for indoors. I love the snowball variety.

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  8. Courtney- Those are beautiful "snowballs". I love them...my Mother had a big "snowball" bush that spread and was huge. It was my favorite plant on the farm...well, right AFTER the lilacs!;>) xo Diana

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  9. Oh...I love snowballs so much....

    They look lovely in that basket.

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  10. Those snowballs are sure pretty. What part of the country do you live in? I would love to plant one of those. Gorgeous!

    Danielle

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  11. So beautiful!!!
    -emily
    nestnestingnested.blogspot

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  12. Oh, my snowballs are on their last leg! :-( I'll just admire yours since the only enjoyment of them at my house currently consists of my daughter picking up the petals from the ground and throwing them in the air, "It's snowing Mommy!"
    Your arrangements look gorgeous and gave me a few ideas for next year!
    Vanessa

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  13. Hi Courtney! I love your pretty snowballs! When I was a little girl my aunt had a snowball bush! I loved it! Glad you got some rain as we're so very dry!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  14. Your blooms are lovely, and I'm swooning over that antique mirror. Nice vignettes.

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  15. So gorgeous. I wish I had some of those beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

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  16. Your snowball photographs are absolutely gorgeous Courtney! They look like they should be in a magazine!

    Heather

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  17. I love your snowballs, especially the ones in the basket hung on the picket fence...so charming!

    Hope you're having a lovely week :O)

    Hugs,
    Marie

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  18. Ahhh, hydrangeas...can't get enough of these beautiful flowers. Yours are just picture-perfect, Courtney!

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  19. Beautiful, Courtney! It's so comforting knowing that there are so many gals out there who truly appreciate the small blessings they wake up to every morning. :) Luv ya!

    xoxo laurie

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  20. pretty :)
    Love your pretty blooms displayed in a gorgeous vignettes~~!

    Happy White Wednesday:)
    So nice to meet you!

    Kay Ellen

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  21. Courtney, you have a gift of always writing the prettiest posts.

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  22. Love your pretty snowball blooms and the sweet little basket. I think some sunshine has been ordered for this week. It's about time!

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  23. These are gorgeous! Just perfect for summer!

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  24. I just planted one of these bushes this year! The snowballs look wonderful in your basket. I love that smell of rain too!

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  25. I love your pictures of the snowball bush. It's now on the top of my want list, beautiful!

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  26. Hi Courtney~

    Those are beautiful flowers, and all such lovely pictures you shared! I especially love the one with the flowers in front of your antique mirror~ so pretty! :)

    I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

    Blessings,
    Jenni
    {Beautiful Nest}

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  27. Oh those are pretty! I love hydrangeas. A cardinal just built a little nest in our hydrangea tree. It's right outside my door so I'll get a good view of the little babies :)

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  28. Happy WW!
    Those are the only snowballs I like too ~ your photos are just beautiful!!

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  29. Those are the only snow balls I like too ... even tho we are sweltering in 100* heat ! Yours are lovely.

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  30. I love Snowball shrubs , we have these in Australia too :) So pleased I found your beautiful blog , I will be following you from now on . Your photographs are swoon worthy xx

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  31. You have such a way with flowers and really everything!!

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  32. I love the picture of the snowballs with the mirror!
    XXX Ido

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  33. You are so lucky to have these beauties ready and waiting for fresh cutting. Enjoy the snow.

    Janie
    Romantic Domestic

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  34. They'd be beautiful anywhere Courtney! Those are my kind of snowballs too *winks* Great shots my friend! Always dreamy and inspiring! Vanna

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  35. Hi Courtney,
    You stole my next White Wednesday post title lol. But, hope you don't mind I'm still going to use Summer Snowballs. I love the sound of it. Your snowballs are lovely. I wish they would last longer.
    Getting ready to link to your party.
    Have a great day!
    ~ Julie

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  36. I absolutely adore snowballs!! Your photos are so beautiful and I really love the photo of the snowballs in front of your vintage mirror, just gorgeous!
    Have a beautiful night.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  37. My grandmother had them too. they always bring back such wonderful memories. Thanks Courtney for always coming to the party!
    xoxo Debra

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  38. Your table looks lovely and the burlap was a great idea. The only burlap I have is on our Christmas tree as garland (it came in a roll.) I have yet to find the popular kind in a fabric store here, so your idea of the coarser weave at the home center is something I may just pick up.

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  39. Thanks for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's! adoring your basket filled with snowballs! xoxo, tracie

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