Styling the Seasons - July

The Ordinary Lovely: Summer styling

I wasn't planning on joining in with Styling the Seasons this month. I've been struggling for time, for inspiration, and also for ideas. All my energies have been poured in to the spreadsheet to end all spreadsheets that details exactly what we're going to be doing every single morning, afternoon and evening of the summer holidays. Day two, and all is well. Ask me again in a few weeks, and you might get a different answer. While the spreadsheet includes activities such as weekly visits to the library and beach, making robots out of cardboard boxes, and baking various sweet treats (and subsequently spending hours cleaning the kitchen), I've added one or two things in for myself, namely a Monday morning trip to our nearby town for coffee and babyccinos and to choose some flowers from the local market.

Therefore, this month's 'styling the seasons' is actually dedicated to the current July rather than drawing on the Julys of years past. I want to mark what will hopefully become a little summer holiday ritual for us. Monday mornings spent discussing the coming week over cup of coffee or frothy milk and talking about the adventures we'll have. The boys helping me to select the prettiest of flowers (in truth, carnations are not my favourite but these are such a beautiful pale pink colour that I couldn't say no), and then back at home, pulling their chairs over to the kitchen counter to help me snip the stems and pop them in a vase. And I was so grateful to them for playing nicely together while I spent a few minutes searching for ribbon and finding the perfect wallpaper sample (thanks, Graham & Brown) to add a contrasting colour to the pegboard. Beautiful blue. The colour of summer skies. Of July skies ... when it doesn't rain.

So here's to this July. To next July. And to many more Julys to come. Please, no one mention the teenage years, just yet.

The Ordinary Lovely: Summer styling
The Ordinary Lovely: Summer styling
The Ordinary Lovely: Summer styling
The Ordinary Lovely: Summer styling
The Ordinary Lovely: Summer styling
The Ordinary Lovely: Summer styling
The Ordinary Lovely: Summer styling