Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sunshine and Roses & Buntings Galore!

Hello friends! I hope this finds you having a restful Sunday. I have been having fun playing with my new Nikon today and thought I would share what I have been up to. I enjoy having time during the summer to craft and "play" in my craft room. I also enjoy setting a pretty table. I don't always have time for these things during the school year. This first photo was taken with my old camera. I only had a couple of the table on my new camera. This one was taken last night with the flash on. 

The title of this post is sunshine and roses because that's what I'm calling this tablescape. The yellow plates remind me of the sun...:) I love yellow and blue together and really like this summery tablescape. Everything on the table was thrifted.

I really like the way it turned out. 

I used my "new" place mats that I bought last week. I like the natural element they bring to the table.

I used these natural filler balls to tie in with the place mats. I wanted to keep the look simple. The wooden ball with the silver leaves was thrifted and the rest were part of a gift I received from my Secret Santa at work last year. 

You may remember the honeycomb and bee platter from last week as well. It found a home on the wall shelf in the dining room.

This is what my craft room looks like as a result of the bunting spree I went on! I really need to get in there and clean it up!

A couple years ago, I thrifted this adorable hand painted oil can. It has been sitting on one of the shelves on my sewing table for a while now. While I was turning my bunting triangles the other night, I was wishing I had something pointy to poke the end of the triangle with when I turn them. My scissors weren't working very well. I happened to look up and spotted the oil tin sitting there and thought it would work perfectly. 

Guess did! I used it to turn dozens of triangles! It will stay on this shelf and be used many times over the years. It now has a purpose...and it is cute to boot!

Let me share the buntings I have completed so far. This one is hanging in the house for now. It is in coral, white, and chambray blue. I wanted to share that I have a hard time throwing things away. See the striped fabric on the ends? That came from a pair of boxer shorts that belonged to my son. LOL The fabric was in such good shape and he didn't really like them, so into the stash it went! The blue floral was a dress I thrifted just for the fabric. It's a soft chambray denim and so pretty.

This one will hang in my craft room. Some of the triangles have spools of thread on cute! The piece of fabric on top is from a pretty pillow case I thrifted once because I liked the fabric. Everything else was scraps from other projects.

This one is so cute! I used the new cherry fabric I bought last week and scraps of polka dot fabrics left over from some classroom projects a couple years ago.

The orange and turquoise fabrics were left over from classroom projects from about three years ago and the floral was a pretty fat quarter I bought at JoAnn's when they were on sale for $0.99 each.

This one is all scrap fabrics or some given to me by my mother-in-law who used to have a craft business.

I used some of the sweet bird fabric from last week's purchase in this one along with scraps I already had. Some of them are short and others are longer. All of them make me happy! Do you have a favorite?

These next three photos are just for fun. I am enjoying my new camera and finding various subjects to photograph. I really love the sun shining through the amber glass bottle on my kitchen windowsill. I needed basil the other day and Mama sent it to me in this pretty bottle. I believe it is from my Granny Valentine's collection. 

This is just a weed but I was playing around with the zoom and liked how it turned out. I was amazed at the tiny little blooms on this weed. I didn't see them from where I was standing.

And, I was amazed that I could zoom in on this dragonfly with such clarity! This new camera is going to bring years of pleasure!

I hope you have had a lovely weekend. I have for sure. Yesterday I was blessed to be able to go wedding dress shopping with my niece and was there when she said YES to the dress! Such a sweet moment. And, what a gorgeous bride she will make! Today, the hubby and I, along with my Mama and Daddy met my son, Dakota and nephew, Jacob for lunch and a movie to celebrate Dakota's birthday. We went to see Jurassic World. Dakota loved these movies when he was a kid (I know they are violent, but he was a dinosaur lover and wasn't scared of them so I let him watch them.) and so did I. I wanted to see this new one but only with him. We all enjoyed the movie! It was a fun day! After that we came home and I've been playing around taking pictures to share with you. Hope you enjoyed them. And, I hope you have a wonderful week!

I'm joining Stephanie...
The Enchanting Rose

and Julie for

Until next time.....


  1. Your table is so pretty with your sweet sunshine yellow decor. Love your buntings too; one of these days I'll get around to putting some together. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and have fun with your new camera.

  2. I now have some piece of a song - sunshine, buttercups and rainbows - is that it? Anyway it reminds me of those colorful banners you have created. Love the new photography with your camera.

  3. have been a busy girl! Congrats on your new camera too...beautiful photos! The blue and yellow combo has always been a favorite of mine and you table setting is lovely and that little oil cn is adorable. Have a great week, Vicky! :)

  4. Love the banners and the bird/pastel one is my favorite. Cool photos with your new camera.

  5. I can tell you are enjoying your new camera! I love the table, pretty and summery! The buntings are adorable! My favorite is the bird fabric and the pinks! Love Love that one! You are a busy girl and having a good time I can tell.

  6. What wonderful buntings you have made!!! Everywhere that you go is going to be beautifully and cheerfully decorated!!! Your pictures with your new camera look great, you are obviously getting along well together! xx

  7. Your table is the color scheme! Love all of your handiwork as are so creative. I know you will love your camera and can't wait to see more photos.

  8. I too love yellow and blue and you have just the right pretty mixture on your tablescape. Oh, the buntings! I love each picture as I scrolled down, of each different combination of fabrics. So cute!!

  9. Pretty Tablescape.. and wow you have been busy with creating all those pretty buntings.
    Sounds like you had a great weekend. Hope you have a great week as well!

  10. Hi my sweet and busy friend! Your bunting {all of them} turned out beautifully! I love the cheerful colors. And your tablescape is simply stunning! Thank you for sharing your talents and loveliness with us. Happy Monday! Big hugs to you!

  11. Love the bunting! It makes anything look cute and festive! I added a row of it around my bike basket recently. I got tons of compliments on it at the market on the weekend! And your yellow honeycomb tray - gorgeous! Of course I'd love it - I'm Queen B!

  12. Love the bunting! It makes anything look cute and festive! I added a row of it around my bike basket recently. I got tons of compliments on it at the market on the weekend! And your yellow honeycomb tray - gorgeous! Of course I'd love it - I'm Queen B!

  13. I'm loving your captures Vicky, especially that last one. So much detail and amazing colour! So much fun! xx

  14. I'm loving your sweet buntings and your tablescape! SO summery. :)

  15. Hi Vicky, wow I love your photos you took with the camera. The tablescape is so summery & pretty. I LOVE your buntings you made! Thank you fir linking up to our Cooking & Crafting with J & J party! Have a nice week.

  16. Beautiful tablescape you made, I also love blue and yellow together, and would love to incorporate them in my some someday.It Looks like you are having fun with your camera, I keep telling myself, I am going to get the hang of mine one of these days. Love the buntings too

  17. Lots of beautiful things in this post!! I love your sunshine and roses table-scape and all your lovely buntings! Visiting from Roses of Inspiration!

  18. I love your pretty buntings. I've never tried to make one but it would be so cute over my French doors. I may have to experiment. If there is any 'trick' to it, please let me know! Hugs, Diane

  19. Pretty photos Vicky and I love all of your bunting creations! I hope you're enjoying your time off!

  20. This is such a great idea!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  21. Wow, you really did go on a bunting spree! They are all so pretty! And the table looks great as usual. :o)


  22. Hello My Dear, So glad you have some time to just play and create for yourself. Also, how fun to be asked to go Bridal gown shopping, she must really love you and value your input. You really do have very good taste! I need to try my hand at making a flag like the ones you have! And you have all summer to clean your craft room (smile)
    Hugs, Roxt xo

  23. You're the bunting queen Vicky! I've never made one, but now I know who to turn to :).

    You captured some lovely photos with your new camera. I especially like the dragonfly!

  24. I need to get through all of the wedding creations so I can make some fun buntings.

  25. Your buntings are just so very sweet!!


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