Come on in for a bit…

Usually in the summer the majority of the photos that I take are outdoors.

cleome and sunflower vine

I recently picked some flowers to bring inside…would you like to come on in with me for a bit?


in the door

This is the time of year that there is finally enough of a variety of zinnias, etc. available for me to pick some flowers and bring them in for bouquets.

On the one side, I simply put a sunflower in the little vase.

sunflower side collage

Editing these pictures reminded me of a favorite from last year of a sunflower so I am going to include it as well. Basically if you bring sunflowers in, this is what will happen down the line : )


On the other side I used several items for vases. I have a juice bottle inside my hobnail vase, and I used various glassware in different sizes. Nothing fancy…just wanted to create the same sort of natural scattered look that I find outside.

flowers in vases collage

That dove is from my grandmother…I usually have it out somewhere during the spring  / summertime. The flowers are a mix of hydrangea. hyacinth bean vine, marigold, russian sage, cosmos, calendula and zinnias.

flowers in vases

Have a quick look around and then since the weather is nice we can go back outside :)

inside random collage

I’ll get the scissors and you can cut some hydrangea and other flowers to take home, and pick some heirloom tomatoes to ripen on your windowsill as well.

back outside collage

Come back soon! :)

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25 Responses to Come on in for a bit…

  1. Brenda Kula says:

    This horrid heat is about to kill everything here. What I’d give for a good day of rain. Pretty flowers you’ve got there!

  2. Sally says:

    LOVE all your beautiful flowers, and the way you’ve arranged them. So pretty outside also.
    I sure hope next year will be better for my flowers
    here. Being in a different place, I find it might take a while. :)

  3. Gail says:

    I agree with your…a scattering of homegrown flowers in sentimental vases is the way to go. Makes one’s house seem friendlier.

  4. Judy says:

    Thanks for inviting me in! I’ve been meandering around your yard and always wondered what the inside of your house looked like. I love it! My Zinnia’s drop some of their pollen on my tables too. They last so long and so easy to grown–I love bouquets of their mixed colors in my house. I see you have a lot of quilted things on your walls–just like I have a lot of cross stitched pictures on mine. What would we do without an outlet for our creative selves if we didn’t have our handiwork and gardens?

  5. Jane says:

    I love seeing pictures inside your home…it’s cozy and charming and says, “HOME”! Pretty flowers. It will be a long time before I have a profusion to bring indoors! I never feel I’m at either house long enough to have flowers. And thank goodness we have more outdoor time, I am cherishing it!

    Jane xx

  6. Loving seeing your flowers inside your cozy and charming home. I wished I lived closer, then I wouldn’t have to “steal” any hydrangeas! Have a great weekend. Did I tell you I started a quilt! I also asked about a pattern that you used one of the quilts you’re working on. It looks like a sunflowers with leaves hanging down, what pattern is that? I left a comment you must not have seen.

    • debralynnpugh says:

      I think I’s just hand-drawn, basically, on freezer paper from seeing a flower somewhere that I liked and making a simple vase : ) ( If you mean the one I was just quilting on the basket quilt ) If it is the sunflower with the house block that is from Home Sweet Home by Blackbird Designs. :)

  7. Grandma Kc says:

    Thanks for the invite and the tour. It just amazes me how beautiful your home is and that none of those many grandchildren ever break anything! Or the dog! Or Kanga! It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    • debralynnpugh says:

      HA the twins broke a huge ceramic flower pot outside not too long ago…big mess on the porch but then they say “I am berry sorry” and they are too stinkin’ cute to be mad at ! :) Then there’s the piano key. I’ll skip that story :(

  8. My gosh your flowers are wonderful. First that shot on the porch was fabulous. You have such a lovely home and all the flowers really dress it up. You must not have cats…I can’t put flowers out because they eat them and many are poisonous to cats.

    • debralynnpugh says:

      Ida I have a cat, Kanga. That’s why any flowers are up on the room divider, though I might occasionally put a vase on the table ..if so, it would be simple and small since she’d try to spill it! :)

  9. Your home looks so cozy and inviting, Deb. The flowers are beautiful. I just love the look of them in your vases.

    Have a happy weekend!

  10. As always, your home looks like it could be in a magazine. Simply beautiful and inviting. :-)

  11. Debbie H says:

    So wish you were close enough to come on in a bit. I am not a gardener, my late husband was and he always grew tomatoes and sunflowers. I really miss them, and him. I like the way you tided the flower colors in with the runner colors. Thanks for sharing your home. It is lovely.

  12. Joyce says:

    Always loved your house! Pretty, clean, comfortable and well organized…..
    I see your table runner on display and it looks so good there.
    Your quilts and flowers are what personalize the inside of your cozy little bungalow. Very nice!

  13. Linda says:

    I loved your wreath and the visit inside your home from the first glance. What a wonderful collection of vases! From Feathered Nest Friday. Linda

  14. Poppy says:

    Thank you, I think I will! Your sunflower wreath on your front door is the perfect invitation! Deb, like you, I have spent the entire summer taking pics of either the garden, the patio flowers, village facades, or excursions to the sea. I figure there’s plenty of time to snap shots of interiors in the upcoming seasons, right? Here’s the thing: now that I’m IN, I don’t want to leave!;)) Such prettiness everywhere!


  15. Margie Miller says:

    Everything is just lovely! Especially your handwork! But your home is also lovely!

  16. Karen says:

    love your beautiful flowers!

  17. Thanks for the tour of your lovely home. I love to look at your flower pictures. Thanks for sharing them.

  18. So pretty! I love Sunflowers. It has been so hot or raining this summer and I have had issues with my back so my gardens are looking pretty pitiful right now. I dream of A Country Garden. I am looking forward to it cooling off. I am ready for fall.

  19. Linda says:

    So pretty. Love the sunflowers in the variety of vases.

  20. Carol Cook says:

    I am sorry, I wasn’t paying attention to those gorgeous flowers because I was snooping around the house. I love the built in divider between the living and dining rooms and that arched doorway.

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