Budget friendly decor and entertaining ideas for French country and simple farmhouse style using thrifted and repurposed items, yard clippings, and even beautiful food.
A few years ago, when we installed my she shed (here), we added a snowball (viburnum) bush as part of the new landscaping. My neighbor had one that grew up and over into our yard when my hubby and I were first married, and I loved it so much. They ended up removing it and I was determined to add one to our yard somehow. I love the way that they are just so full and happy. Four years later and my snowball bush is absolutely huge and beautiful and allows me endless clippings in the springtime!
I wanted to share some summer decor ideas today but just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to use my happy spring flowers. I might even need to find some good faux ones for the rest of the summer because I love the way they looked in our home.
We had a barbecue last weekend with some friends and it was so much fun. The weather outside was perfect and it really felt like summer. It makes me so excited for all of the warm nights ahead. It had put me in the mood for a little spring cleaning and a lot of happy summer decorating.
Today while the littles napped, I made this little naked cake. My secret for making layered cakes is this set HERE. I will never go back! They are so easy and fun to make now! I topped my little rustic cake with berries- raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. Another beautiful thing about this time of the year is the fresh berries that are in stores! I can’t wait to go berry picking in a few weeks.
This galvanized wash basin is a favorite of mine. After my hubby’s granny passed away a few years ago, I found it out in her garden shed and brought it home with me. I usually fill it up with ice and use it for drinks at barbecues, but thought it would be fun to fill it with branches this time.
If you have followed me here on my blog or on Instagram for a while, you probably already know my love affair with beautiful bottles and fun labeling and typography. They make a perfect addition to summer decor and entertaining.
You can see the tutorial for these jar shelves here. It’s hard to believe we have had these for 5 years now. They are still just as sturdy and functional as they were 5 years ago- perhaps even more functional now that we have added a couple more hungry babies since then!
Many of my ‘summer decor’ pieces are just items that I have moved around from different areas in our home. I love to pick up thrifted buckets, crates, old books, etc. These pillows and throws have all been repurposed from seasons past as well. Seasonal decor doesn’t have to cost a lot- especially if you can find some beautiful yard clippings.
Here are 10 more homes full of summer decorating ideas that I know you will love! It is always fun to spruce things up, move things around and refresh your space seasonally. These ladies all have such beautiful ideas!