Clean your windows! Let the sunshine in. Remove heavy curtains and hang something thin and fluttery.
Set out bowls of peaches and tangerines or baskets of shiny yellow lemons. Daisies in mason jars? Yes, please!
Go on a picnic! Pack a basket of sandwiches, brownies, watermelon and sun tea. Essential summer eating.
A palette of color taken from English china-pink and pale greens, light blue white and peach. Cool, light and airy. Ahhhh....
Tuck a bouquet of dried flowers among the logs in your fireplace.
Go outside and play! Softball...croquet...catch fireflies!
Have a campfire. Mmmm...s'mores!
Remove all the coats, hates and scarves from their hooks and replace them with straw hates and a garden smock.
Go swimming at the lake or beach.
Use quilts and vintage linens for your tablecloth.
Old flower creamers make nice vases for tiny bouquets. Find them at yard sale and flea markets.
Flag down the ice cream man! Buy something from his old-fashioned ice cream truck and reminisce about your childhood summers.
Eat in the backyard. Set a festive table or spread out an old quilt. Everything tastes better when eaten outside.
Seashells and bird houses make wonderful summer decor!
Lighten colors in your rooms. Remove heavy quilts and spreads-use old fashioned white cotton bedspreads or light duvets. Replace couch pillows with lighter colors, take up rugs and replace them with sisal rugs or just let the floor be bare. Summerize!
Grow something sweet smelling next to your door...like honeysuckle or lavender. I have a big pot of rosemary growing on my back deck...just a slight breeze and mmmm....sweet smells!
Eat a popsicle!
It doesn't take much to bring whimsy and delight to your Jewel Box® Home! Now go outside and play.