Monday, August 22, 2011

Trying to Capture Summer

Do you think if I put Summer under glass it will stay?

Do you think the look on his face is because I just caught them?
I found this great cloche at my cousins new shop Forest Road.

So I am using it to try and capture summer

I love mixing vintage with new

I was so happy to find these old butterfly dishes last year.
Stamped France 1899
The fan is a present from my cousins, they bought it at an auction because the advertisement on the back is from my hometown. It reminds me of my brother and I and summer.

Detail of the cloche

Beautiful butterfly

I hope your able to capture the last bit of summer.........

Joining Marty for TTT


Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

What a sweet display under the cloche. I think I am ready for fall, tho. I understand about the sale, no worries. I did save one of the little trees for you from the back cottage :)

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Very pretty! I wish I could capture summer and hang on! :)

Have a great week!


Patti said...

This is my first visit to your blog. I saw your comment on someone else's post, and I was so drawn to the name "A Sentimental Life." I just had to stop by for a visit.

This is a lovely post. Your cloche is beautiful. And I am one who wants to hang on to summer forever. I wish it would never end. (I'm a Florida gal, currently living in the Northwest...and not adjusting well to the seasonal changes.)


LV said...

I do not know, but will will be glad to send you the Texas summer we are having.

Shelia said...

Hi Ann! Oh, congrats on the pretty cloche and I hope you can catch all of summer. You can even have our summer - it's really hot! :)
The fan is so cute.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cindy said...

Very sweet! And if it works in capturing summer, let me know:)

ann said...

What a beautiful way to capture summer, would that we could. Here it has been so bloody hot that we will be glad to see the cooler days of fall.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What a great post with lovely summer colours. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Olive Cooper said...

Ann, the summer cloche is simply lovely. Now I am going to disagree in a friendly manner because our summer has been brutal and wish for fall to come and stay a while. hugs♥O

AshTreeCottage said...

Well Ann ~ I'm not sure if I want to capture summer or let it go at this point. It's going to be very hot again today. Joking aside, I love your summer cloche!

Susan and Bentley

~~Carol~~ said...

This is one of my favorite times of the year, where it's finally cool at night, but still warm during the day. Love that cloche, and the sweet fan inside it!

Rebecca said...

If you capture it, let me know because I haven't had my fill of it yet. I need more fun time!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What an adorable display. Yes I wish we could capture summer and keep it in our hearts forever :-)

Jocelyn @

JudyBug said...

I had OnlySon who is now grown and married...but I remember that look! Definitely caught in the act of something. Boys!

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Let me know if you were actually able to capture summer under the cloche. If it works, I'm going to capture fall when it gets here!!! Love your sweet fan!!!

Debbie @ said...

Great idea to capture summer and perhaps your beautiful vignette will do it for you. I would put a small fan under my cloche it has been so hot here! Hahaha...and maybe a ice cream cone! What a mess. Love your post.

Carol said...

I love the cloche! The shape and proportions are so pretty.

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Ann,
I love cloches but I don't own one...yet. I guess I just haven't been at the right place at the right time. I love your summer vignette. You could take our summer this year...or at least part of it as we're sure done with the triple digit temperatures. I think yesterday was at least the 45th day of triple digits this summer plus we broke a record yesterday. I'm looking forward to fall! I hope it's a beautiful day where you are today.
Maura :)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your cloche vignette is full of nostalgia for summer. The cloche itself is darling! Love the fan, and those hand painted butterfies! I think this is really special all together!