Home Style Saturdays | Outdoor Decorating Tips, A French Chandelier, Picnic Lunch & More

This week for Home Style Saturdays:
Outdoor Decorating Tips, A French Chandelier,
Picnic Lunch, Midsummer Herb Garden,
Patio Decor, Coffee Station & more. 

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Sometimes when I sit down to write a post, I am completely stumped as to how to begin. I feel like I’ve used up all my witty opening lines and how can I possibly get your attention after all these years? I’m having that problem right now so I’m just going to begin by telling you what’s going on around here. Although our neighborhood was spared, my town is under water as I write this. Our river began rising a few days ago and has still not crested. Why God saw fit to spare our home I will never know…but I am so grateful. When things like this happen, it makes my troubles shrink and my perspective always changes. I am reminded to look at the glass as half full, and not half empty. If you can spare a prayer, please keep our town in your heart.

Now I am so happy to share the following ideas and inspiration. Never in a million years would I be able to write about a picnic lunch in France or how to repurpose a French chandelier! So…in the spirit of new experiences, I hope you enjoy the links!

StoneGable | 8 Smart Things to Do Before You Go to Bed


Designthusiasm | How One New Piece Can Pull Your Patio Decor Togther

Outdoor Lounge | How One Piece Can Pull Your Patio Decor Together - designthusiasm.com

Maison de Pax | Outdoor Decorating Tips

Outdoor Dining Summer Space

On Sutton Place | Midsummer Container Herb Garden

on sutton place midsummer herb garden

Savvy Southern Style | DIY French Chandelier Reveal

Savvy Southern Style

Shabbyfufu | How to Build a Hidden Coffee Station and Microwave


So Much Better With Age | Picnic Lunch in Saint-Emilion, France


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  1. Jeanette Duke says:

    Oh Ann, I am so sorry to hear about your town. Thank goodness your home was spared! We do have a lot to be thankful for. I will be saying prayers for your town.

  2. No matter who you are or how much you have, no one is exempt from mother nature. I would be happy to pray for you and your neighbors. I have my own flooding problems because my neighbor’s yard is higher and flows into mine with daily Florida rain, and they won’t fix the problem.
    A year or so ago, while having a pity party, I saw a sign I can’t get out of my mind:
    “Somebody else would be happy to have what you have”

  3. Prayers for your town, thanksgiving your beautiful home spared. I’ve been baking, gifting and storing away loaves of Blueberry/zucchini bread while fruits and veggies are fresh and plentiful.
    Your blog is like welcoming a friend into my home.

  4. I drove through those endless torrential downpours and roadways just beginning to flood last week as I visited my sister near Barrington. I understand that the flooding is expected to continue and that the rivers will crest at historic levels. I will keep you and your community in my prayers.

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