Sunday, July 1, 2018

#MyCozySummerHome * stripes


'It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful.'
-  The Nester  -

My favorite home blogger, The Nester, is hostessing a cozy summer home gathering on Instagram.  She writes, 'You're invited!  We're doing it again, a seasonal virtual open house!  Show up and share your home with a community of imperfectionists, summer-embracers and pretty-layer-lovers.  To join in, simply post photos on Instagram during the week of summer solstice (or join in anytime this summer) and tag them with #MyCozySummerHome .'

Read more about The Nester's gathering here and join her on Instagram there.

I don't know the first thing about Instagram, but I'm crashing the party for the first 6 days of July right here.  I'll be sharing a snapshot {or two} and a few words for each of the daily prompts.  And I hope you'll join me in chatting about what you're grateful for in your own uniquely personal home-sweet-home.

Because it's downright true - 'it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful.'

Be sure to tag your posts with #MyCozySummerHome .  

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day 1
stripes

#MyCozySummerHome

I've always been partial to vintage ticking, the worn and faded material you used to find covering those lumpy old mattresses and pillows.  Ticking makes me smile.  Yes.  And that's why I use these place mats every time we sit down for a meal.  

Years ago, I bought them at TJ Maxx for a song.  They're the only place mats I own and have survived the washing machine at least a zillion times.  And if it's ok to love something that covers your eating surface, then yes, I do.

The much-used green tablecloth was my mom's before she passed it my way.  The gorgeous glass plate was one of those completely unexpected gifts you get once in a blue moon, the whimsical friendship mug came from a dear faraway friend. 

I hope she comes to visit soon.

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14 comments:

  1. How colorful and inviting, Linda! Makes me think of the good ol' Stars and Stripes. :)
    Blessings!

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    1. Martha, that never even crossed my mind. I'm glad you spied a bit of a patriotic theme!

      ;-}

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  2. I don't know much about that stuff you are writing about Linda, but i sure do know a good strawberry when I see one and that makes my mouth water. Do you think I can use any of your items to wipe the drool? LOL

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    1. Yep, grab that paper napkin - it's yours, Bill.

      Even the supermarket strawberries are truly luscious this year. Buying produce never was so much fun ...

      ;-}

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  3. I've been getting more into Instagram the past couple of months so I'll click on over and check this out. Thanks, Linda. I love hearing the stories behind your stripes. I'll have to open my eyes wider to find some stripes in my own house. At first glance, I see none. ha.

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    1. Lisa, I bet you'll find some where you least expect them!

      ;-}

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  4. So pretty! Amazing too, to me, that they are the only placemats you own! So special and also good for us as reduces the 'extra' in our homes to just have one of something. I need to get better at that.

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    1. It hit me that the older I get, the less I need.

      Traveling lightly works. And it makes room for what matters most.

      ;-}

      Thanks, Lynn ...

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  5. Also a big ticking fan. I love the stripes, and also the memory of my mother-in-law calling it "tickin'" [grin]

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    1. Oh, I love that you're a fan, too! I knew I couldn't be the only one.

      Those were the days ... or maybe not so much?!

      ;-}

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  6. And how special that you have your mom's tablecloth....always makes a cozy home even that more cozy!!

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    1. Oh yes, Jennifer. I couldn't agree with you more!

      And I'm so very glad to welcome you here, too!

      ;-}

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  7. Love those place mats. They do remind me of days gone by (in a good way). :)

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