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 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.
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!
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.
The wire cloche is filled with lavender, I love the size!
Lastly is my French Market basket filled with lavender stems from Hobby Lobby, an old piece of fence found thrifting, and a large finial.
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.
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.
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.
Who loves baskets and lemons, I sure do and this basket is so pretty filled with bright lemons with vintage linens.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.