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A petite iron chair
inspired me this morning...

Covered in chippy old paint
swirls and curls & loads of shabby details

It is one of my favorites
and it makes for a perfect spot for a little vase of flowers
picked fresh from the garden

I love pretty pink hydrangeas & gorgeous cottage roses.
Together they create a charming Summer bouquet
and are such a perfect pairing with vintage milk glass.

Love them with the shabby chair....
so simple and beautiful.

It's a bit chilly and rainy here this morning
so I am tinkering with my new camera and starting on a new project inside. :)

I also wanted tell you about a fantastic sweepstakes going on on Facebook
Remember the backyard makeover I did with Kmart?
Well there's a sweepstakes involving 3 weeks of $250 giveaways and
a grand prize of a $4000 backyard makeover
Yes, that's THOUSANDS- for 1 lucky winner.
Included in that Grand Prize is outdoor living makeover
design advice from me to help the winner do their makeover on their yard.
OMGosh... So excited!!
All courtesy of- you guessed it

Giveaway closed.

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

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  1. I am loving hydrangeas this summer. Those are so pretty. I'm going to check into Kmart on FB. Thanks for the tip.

  2. What a lovely vignette you have created on the white iron chair. Your flowers are truly gorgeous!
    Hugs, Cindy

  3. Your flower arrangement is incredibly sweet! I love that chippy little chair, too. Thanks for the holler about the giveaway!


  4. So pretty Courtney!!;) And thanks so much for the kmart info!! You are a representative for them cool is that!! Hugs, Rachel

  5. That sweet, chippy iron chair makes the perfect plant stand for your lovely flowers.


  6. Love that chair...and it looks perfect with the flowers on it. Sometimes I regret NOT being on FB...xo Diana

  7. I adore that fabby iron chair, Courtney. The milkglass and flowers look sensational on it. I also love it in the bathroom with the galvanized bucket and pink washcloths. So pretty. And your last post with that lovely burlap table was to die for. Worth all of your hard work sewing, sneezing and watery eyes:)) It looks sensational and I am loving it with those bistro chairs!

  8. This is a charming way to display your beautiful bouquet! Just lovely!

  9. Perfect little vignette....looks like the cover of a magazine!!!

  10. How beautiful. I have always loved Hydrangeas Courtney!!

    Art by Karena

    I have a New, very fashionable Giveaway from the Shabby Apple on my site! Come and enter!

  11. So lovely Courtney! And what an amazing sweepstakes for you to be involved in! That is so incredible and I'm heading on over there now to enter the contest. :-)
    P.S. If I win I'm thinking you would have to actually come to see my backyard in person to give me the proper design advice, don't you think? wink, wink!

  12. Such a pretty picture of the chair!
    Have a great evening!


  13. So pretty, Courtney. I haven't seen any hydrangeas blooming around here yet. Yours look beautiful. Thanks for the Kmart info :)

  14. So Pretty Courtney, so French, Celeste, The Victorian Tailor

  15. I love that little chair, how pretty. The giveaway sounds fantastic. I wish I could send them a picture of my backyard, it could really use a makeover! Thank you for the great chance at the giveaway.

  16. Love the chair...especially the back of it!

  17. Beautiful shots Courtney. I love the ornamental chair, and the flowers are gorgeous.

  18. Ohhh! Thanks for the KMart tip, Court! I'm heading over there right now! Your photos are (as usual) so very beautiful. That sweet chair is the perfect backdrop for that bouquet! :) Hugs to you!

    xoxo laurie

  19. Love hydrangeas! They grown in abundance in Pennsylvania. I took a trip up there last week. Courtney if you've never been there you would love all the homes. As for hydrangeas in Pa, it seems people like blue and purplish ones. *scratches head Do they not come in a variety of colors there? Hmm. Not long ago I found a tutorial on drying them; wish I could remember where it was at. If I do, I'll let you know.

    Cute Chair!