Hi on this chilly grey Sunday evening, or rainy Monday when you see this.
Last week I went back to Home Goods for their 99 cent tote bags to make another, more coordinating cover for my deck table. I love the blue pineapples I made and the project seems a success. Only time will tell me if the plastic holds up. The previous cover was a heavy cotton blend tablecloth, cut down. It worked well but faded and frayed over two summers. I use the deck every day and want something I can leave outside except in heavy storms. Hence the plastic tote idea. But no, there were only elephant totes and something like a closeup of Monet's brush strokes. Oh well.
I did rummage around a bit; the store was nice and quiet. Masks were mostly being worn.
The main ''story'' of interest was all the bright yellow with a dash of coral being shown. You may recall I searched in vain for something, anything, in bright sunny yellow, a few years ago when I made the yellow spring cushions. Not a speck of yellow to be had in 2019. I was ahead of the look.
Love the blue coastal pillows. [but no]
Patriotic shelf or two, I expected more.
You know how I love bowlies.
Wonderful selection of summer candles....
including these Flag lidded ones.
I love the idea of the scent, Sand and Fog, smelt like nothing at all to me though.
Darling hand carved Pineapple box. I might have bought it to be a small sewing box, but it was a puzzle box and hard to open. Not efficient when one needs one's thimble or thread right NOW!
Garden decor [no polka dot planters, too bad!]. Fun tin giant sunflower.
Art glass stakes, long lilies and round orbs, both with solar light cells.
And this little, well not so little!--guy made me smile. A tin and other metals folky Bug. Is he a cricket or an ant? or? Such a sweet face!
Mel said last week that at first she thought my wooden ladybug was metal!
Well here's a metal bug for Mel and he could be Ladybird's boyfriend..
And this chair! I know it's tacky but I love this chair. It's so retro, so Florida Golden Age.
So green though, you know how I hate green.
Lovely silk flowers. Orchids. No need to coax to rebloom!
And an ironstone pitcher with silk hydrangeas, looking like a posy I would make.
So that was fun, though in the end I bought nothing. I'm being very budget careful right now.
I'm pretty sure no one but me will ever notice that my blue plastic table cloth clashes with my green and coral tropical cushions out on the deck. I did do a bit of searching online too. The classic picnic table cover is oil cloth. Fabrics.com has a wonderful selection and being part of Amazon they deliver efficiently and promptly. OILCLOTH
Back home, Mo and I had a long gentle stroll.
The pollen and humidity makes it hard for him to breathe sometimes, so we just amble along. Inspecting the hydrangeas. This blue is amazing, isn't it. Like a tiny shard of heaven.
Have a great week!
gone to the beach...
other years/old pics
PS Is this not the most adorable summer bag! It's also available on Amazon. Pineapple bag