Lavender and Vintage Summer Home Tour

Summer Home Tour

Hello, welcome to my lavender and vintage summer home tour! I will be sharing some spaces in our home for summer.

We moved from the mountains of Northern Jersey for an easier life for me because I have MS. We are back where we began our marriage. This area is as flat as a penny as we say in our small town which offers me more freedom using a walker. I make an effort not to let my illness rule my life.

Luckily we are only 15 minutes away so we are still close to our closest friends too.

I’m happy to be joining the Bloggers’ Best Summer Home Tour. This tour features 30 blogging friends homes and decorating ideas for indoors and out for summer. Kelly from The Tattered Pew is hosting this fantastic tour, thanks to my dear friend, for hosting.

These homes are truly a must-see and I will be sharing the links below, so make sure to visit each one to see their beautiful homes!

For The First Time, Visitors Here’s A Little Bit About Me

Little Bit About Me

Grab a hot cup of coffee or tea and let’s see a simple lavender and vintage summer home tour.

Happy summer and welcome to Cloches & Lavender before we begin I want to tell you a little about myself, especially for those of you visiting our home for the first time.

I’m a lifelong Jersey Girl and married my best friend for 34 years and the best part is we still LIKE each other and hang together!

We built this new home eight years ago and love every inch. It’s truly a blessing.

Also, we have two mini-Dachshunds that are twin brothers and sisters named Reeses & Peanut who are our babies. They bring us so much joy and keep us on our toes.

I enjoy sharing our home and my favorite tips and decorating ideas. I also enjoy crafting especially making wreaths. Visit the DIY & Crafts to see a variety of my collection of wreaths and crafts. See my latest creation that’s perfect for the front door. While you are there you will see my latest creation perfect for the front door!

I love sharing crafting ideas and painting projects I’m currently working on. I recently finished this dining room table update for a new look.

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Lavender Is The Focal Point In Our Entry

Faux Plants Of Lavender The Star Of The Show Fill Our Entry

Our foyer is filled and decorated for our simple lavender and vintage tour. The foyer gets tons of light from this large palladium door. This also gives Reeses a spot to keep an eye on the garbage truck and the UPS drivers. He gives the rug by the front door a run for its money.

Our foyer beginning our summer home tour

Our dog Reeses is here to welcome you into our home so please come in and take a look around for summer, lavender flowers, and vintage items.

Reeses is welcoming you to our home won't you come in and look around?

Lavender is one of my favorite things and this is the perfect place to decorate in new ways for every season during this time of year, lavender one of my favorite flowering plants is the star of the show.

Our home is a semi-open floor plan and comes to decorating I truly love this layout. This house also gets tons of natural light from all of the windows.

We can enjoy all of our pieces vintage and antique from our main rooms.

When beginning to put this home together for the summer season I immediately thought this is a great place for my faux lavender plants. Lavender plants are one of my favorites the purple floral blooms allow me to imagine the beautiful gardens filled with lavender in Provence.

Adding My Favorite Plants to Our Summer Foyer

Adding My New Favorite Finds to the Foyer

So, I began adding lavender pots from Antique Farmhouse to our home. I love these plants in their paper pots. In early spring, I spotted these ordered three plants and moved them around our home. I share a great way to add these as a centerpiece on a coffee table and more!

a simple lavender and vintage summer home tour

This is an easy way to give these a whole new look to the paper pots, and I love the rustic elegant French look and added these to an antique flower crate.

a closer look at the antique flower crate filled with lavender pots, terracotta pots, a topiary, small wreath and a bird finial

I have tried to grow the real thing, with little success in making my own works well. I even created my version in minutes. Take a sneak peek and let me know what you think.

The wire cloche is filled with lavender, I love the size!

A large cloche

Lastly is my French Market basket filled with lavender stems from Hobby Lobby, an old piece of fence found thrifting, and a large finial.

simple lavender and vintage summer home tour

Our Kitchen With My Favorite Vintage Finds and Family Pieces

Vintage Collections and Family Pieces in Our Kitchen Summer Tour

Now visit our kitchen, I’m sharing old family pieces in our home.

As we exit the foyer, you walk through our great room. As you can see, another section of large windows lets in natural light. Again, one of the things I love about this floorplan.

sharing a view of our great room.   We walk through here to get to the kitchen where we are viisting next on your visit

Yes, we have a TV over our mantle it’s visible. This is the only piece my husband asked for so can I say no? NO!

Immediately as you enter, the first thing you see in our home is the china cabinet, and changing this for the seasons is always fun and filled with vintage treasures. See how I decorated this for last fall and the holiday season and see my collection of small trees.

a simple lavender and vintage summer home tour the view of our kitchen

The kitchen is filled with Majolica for our lavender and vintage summer home tour. The dishes are precious to me because they were given to my mother by my grandmother after she and my dad married found while antiquing. Every time I see these I see my mom, the most precious gift of all.

The thrift store and flea markets are Make sure to check the thrift store and flea markets for Majolica. They can be found for great prices to add to your home.

Antique Majolica dishes and a pitcher

Who loves baskets and lemons, I sure do and this basket is so pretty filled with bright lemons with vintage linens.

a basket filled with lemons and an old towel
Our hutch filled with Majolica a simple lavender and vintage summer home tour

I love this antique Majolica pitcher from an Etsy shop, and I take it out and add a glass cylinder vase for fresh flowers. We are looking forward to my limelight hydrangeas blooming and adding some around our home.

Besides the dishes, these small Shakespeare sonnets are in our home. These are very old 1884 books and are dear to us since they are my father-in-law’s and always add a romantic touch to our French home.

a simple lavender and vintage summer home tour Shakespeare Sonnets and a crown

Another small vintage pitcher finishes the inside of the kitchen hutch on a plain white platter, as more sonnets and a few of my favorite crowns.

more sonnets and a small crown

Keeping it simple on the top of our hutch, are these beautiful vintage breadboards and dried lavender. Every French home needs dried lavender, do you agree?

a simple lavender and vintage summer home tour showing breadboards and dried lavender

Next on the corner is another metal cloche it’s not vintage but sure has the look of an old piece. Doesn’t it? An old chalk ware bust with that ribbon is a nod to summer and a bit of romance.

a metal ivory old cloche with a chalkware female bust

Vintage Florentine salt and pepper shakers are on the opposite corner in a metal basket with a set of vintage Florentine salt and pepper shakers. A favorite way to add a natural and rustic look is old utensils.

a wire basket filled with old kitchen tools and vintage  Florentine salt and pepper shakers

Of course, a lavender vintage summer home tour has to have a centerpiece with small floral arrangements. And what’s prettier than flowers from the grocery store inside French homemade vases? They do not take much time to make use of these in the home.

A Simple Lavender and Vintage Summer Home Tour

A Look at a Wreath in the Kitchen and Flowers On The Back Porch

A Quick Look Look At An Easy Wreath And The Back Porch Flowers

Next, is an example of my love for making wreaths. This wreath hanging from an antique gate is one of my favorites. It’s a favorite because it has everything I love. Grapevine, moss, dried lavender buds, small dried lavender sprigs, and a bird’s nest.

a moss, grapevine, dried lavender wreath with a bird nest filled weith small lavender sprigs

Lastly, in corner of our home is an old feed bucket filled with greenery and a lavender plant.

I hope you enjoyed a lavender and vintage summer tour. Make sure you visit and see these other talented home decor bloggers.

By the way, here’s a peek at our summer deck garden. I look forward to sharing this beautiful sight of our back porch outside our kitchen door.

zinnias in flower pots in red on our deck

Now visit the ladies at Simply2moms, you will love their patriotic porch. I love every detail. These ladies are talented and have great ideas to share. Make sure to check the rest of the bloggers’ best summer home tours each day.


Have a Great Day
Have a Great Day

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60 thoughts on “Lavender and Vintage Summer Home Tour

  1. Cindy how beautiful! I love all of the lavender touches around your vintage home. I hope you have a wonderful summer!

  2. Cindy, your home is lovely and I really enjoyed my first tour here! I have a weakness for lavender, French things, and ironstone too. And I love how you decorate with special items like the majolica that your parents bought in their early marriage. Love your home and your attitude towards life and what it deals us! Happy to be touring with you and happy summer!

  3. Cindy, your home looks so beautiful all dressed up for summer. I love the accents like the lemons and flowers. And the lavender in the tray creates such a stunning vignette! So glad to be joining you this week for the tour. Pinned!

  4. Cindy, I love seeing your little pup in one of the photos. You home looks lovely. Love all the lavender tucked around in places. Like you, I cannot get real lavender to grow. Our seasons here in Maryland is like yours in NJ. It’s just too humid. I even ordered some from Washington State that should have worked in my zone. Nope! I can only grow it as an annual. The same with heather.

  5. It’s always so nice to see Reeses! The lemons, lavender, and French inspiration are all so lovely Cindy. l am loving the pots of lavender I have brought inside. The house smells so good. Happy summer my friend. Always so fun to tour with you.

  6. Lavender is one of my favorites. I loved how you incorporated it into your summer home. Also your doxies are soooo cute! So glad to have connected with you on this tour!

  7. Cindy!!! You’re Summer Home is beautiful! So sad I didn’t get to join everyone this Summer, but I’m so loving checking out all the posts!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

  8. Cindy your tour was stunning my friend! I love your style and you always put everything together so well! That story about the special dishes from your mom made me smile. What a blessing to have those! Beautiful and pinned! Thanks for joining me this week!

  9. Your home is so pretty. I love all of the French Country and vintage touches. It was so much fun hopping with you this week. Blessinsg to you.

  10. Love the way you’re celebrating Summer, Cindy! All the french farmhouse touches and bits of lavender you have scattered around the house are perfection. Hugs and happy summer, CoCo

  11. Beautiful tour Cindy. Love your vintage accents, textures and added color. Especially the lavender. 🙂 I’ve never been to New Jersey. It seems like an entirely different world but hope to get there someday. Hope you enjoy your summer.

  12. Lovely summer tour Cindy with all the pretty lavender! I always look forward to seeing how you style your china cabinet, and I must say the majolica pieces are gorgeous!

  13. I planted a lot of lavender in my containers this year; it’s done well here in the past. I love the fragrance when I brush past it! Lovely tour! I’m drooling over that large majolica pitcher; so pretty!

  14. All the lavender touches in your home are exquisite, Cindy! And so many lovely photos of your French inspired home! So nice to be touring with you!

  15. Your home looks so pretty, Cindy! I love the Majolica and all your lavender. So nice hopping with you this week!

  16. Cindy,
    I just realized I missed your post when I was committing on Thursday. I’m so sorry. I love the bread boards and all the lavender for sure. I’m hoping to get a good supply growing in my garden. It’s about the only herb I’m not good with. Your tour is lovely and I’m so glad we were both on this hop.

  17. Beautiful summer tour! Love the entrance of your home, and the greeting by Reese is so welcoming! Lavender is my favorite scent and it sure looks beautifully adore through out your home. Thanks for all of the great ideas!

  18. Your home is beautiful!!! I love all the summer touches, especially all the lavender! Sooo pretty!!!!

  19. Cindy your summer home tour with lavender is outstanding! I love all the beautiful pictures you posted. I have a weak spot for french style and lavender. Have a wonderful week.

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