Wednesday, July 25, 2012


A week or so after the Fourth of July,
I put the patriotic decor away until September.
After all the fireworks 
I wanted to cool things down a little! 
Honestly it didn't work because it was 101 degrees
here today. Not sure about the index.

If cooling down the sideboard could help 
with the summer heat, I was going for it. 
I decided to go for all white, well, almost.
You know I have to have a little blue around.
Mr. Cockle Doodle Doo has been hanging around
here for a year now. You can read about him
I reused a lot of the same items. It is amazing
how just taking away the deep red and blue made
such a difference. The orbs are from my collection of blue and white. 
Playing around with the photos is something very new to me. Two years ago, I wouldn't believe such
photo manuplitation was possible.
My grandson was very helpful in introducing
me to photo editing.
The small milkglass bowls are vintage and available in our Etsy Shoppe. The candlestick was thrifted.
The hydrangea from the garden are struggling.
The second round of blooms are much smaller
than these beauties. I have had the white pitcher 
for some time. I use it a lot for flowers 
and occasionally for beverages.
The chicken was from HomeGoods and the
reticulated bowl with lid is from Hobby Lobby.
We don't have a Hobby Lobby in Savannah!


Oh no, I am getting hot. Gotta cool back down.
OK, I'm ready.

Thanks for visiting the cooled down kitchen. 
Now, didn't that help those hot flashes. 
I don't charge for that.

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Marlis said...

Still trying to cool down after our day today.. it's just been hot. Hot. Just Hot.. you know. Hot.. LOL.. Your Mr. Rooster stands so proud on the sideboard. Love all the white and you are soo right, blue certainly has a wonderful cooling affect.. xo marlis

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I am loving all of your white objects. I have a white cow like your chicken. I cannot believe that you do not have a Hobby Lobby!

foreverdecorating said...

Oh, I can never get enough white and love the roosters and the photo editing!

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Ginger!

I know everyone is suffering in this heat. I hope you have AC and are at least comfortable in you house.

Your white decor is at least cool and peaceful looking. The only Hydrangeas I can have here are the silk kind.

I really miss being able to walk the dogs, even after dark it is over 100 degrees. I guess I better start getting up at 4:am... but all that is pretty normal for our desert weather.

Thanks for sharing at my party :)

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

We just got a Hobby Lobby in Orlando a year ago, so hang on it's coming, crazy thing I seldom go there? Oh I wish we could grow hydrangenas here, I would have a whole yard full......Keep cool my friend, Thanksgiving is 4 months away!


NanaDiana said...

It looks so nice (and cool) Ginger. I really love your rooster- It is still so hot here-Crazy hot! Hope you have a good night-xo Diana

Honey at 2805 said...

Hi Sweetie! You tweet as lovely as you repair washers! I understand about

Martha said...

The white cools me off immediately!

Pat M said...

Oops, wait a minute...I am having one of those power surges! LOL! What a difference a color change makes! It looks great, and cool. Now if the weather and our hormones would just cooperate!
Hugs, GraceinAZ

Pat M said...

Oops, wait a minute...I am having one of those power surges! LOL! What a difference a color change makes! It looks great, and cool. Now if the weather and our hormones would just cooperate!
Hugs, GraceinAZ

Anonymous said...

Hi Ginger! How pretty! I love your tweaking and just stay indoors with the air conditioning cranked up!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sarah said...

Ginger, all white with that touch of blue hydrangeas offers a cool look for summer. ;-)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Ginger,

Oh my, we are being roasted here in the south; so hot!
You created however a lovely display and it looks 'cool'... Ha-ha we need that, isn't it?
Hugs and love to you and Bob,

Heirloom treasures said...

I'm sitting here writing this,wrapped up in woollies and a rug in front of the fire. I am not looking forward to the heat of summer. I can understand how you must feel,we get summers like yours too.Your buffet displays look much nicer and cooler. xo

cherry said...

looking pretty and cool I love the big rooster.. Maybe Saturday we will find lots of new treasures ... hugs see ya Saturday.. Cherry

Susan said...

Your changes are beautiful. I love all the creamy whites!

Debbie said...

Well, since I'm your near neighbor, I will say that my rough estimate is that the heat index is 212 degrees. Close enough?

I really love all your white spread around. I've been on a white kick for a few years now, and I just plain can't get enough of it.

And the lack of a HL in Savannah continues to boggle my mind.

Gina said...

Your sideboard looks so pretty! I think the white is very striking & light & fresh too. Stay cool!

Unknown said...

What a lovely decor change, Ginger. Love the warm whites.

LV said...

Whatever it takes to keep cool do it. I have not found many ways except under the AC in Texas.

Debra at HOMESPUN: said...

hey I heard ya :)

bust out laughing at the 'is anyone listening' line..

Pictures look great!!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Hey Ginger...just love all of your pretty "tweaks"!!!
I live in a big metropolitan area and the nearest Hobby Lobby is over 40 miles away...:(

Tami Von Zalez said...

Visited you on the blog hop hosted by Katherines Corner.
Give me a visit some time ~

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

I love all of the white! Thank you for sharing. It is very refreshing. Visiting from At the Picket Fence. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Wishing you a grand weekend. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Beautiful whites! I especially love the rooster!!


Alycia Nichols said...

Oh, golly, that's right! I forgot! There is NOT a Hobby Lobby in Savannah. NOW I remember how much that freaked me out when we planned to move there! My husband thought I had lost my mind if that was the deal breaker! :-) We must rally to get a Hobby Lobby to you ASAP. It's not fair that you can't have a Hobby Lobby OR a CTS like Kathleen & Alma have up there in the NE!!!!! We'll just have smack some people around to get what we want!!! :-) I hope the weekend cools off a bit for you. We actually got to enjoy a day under 100 yesterday...AND finally some rain! After nearly 2 months without rain, we finally got a little something to quench our lawns' thirst! Take care!!!

Elaine said...

Your sideboard decor is cool and pretty. I love all the white ceramic with the gorgeous blues of your hydrangea! That rooster has some attitude, doesn't he? It's as if he is saying "don't bother looking at the other stuff. I'm the best!"

Kathleen said...

Lovely white collection, Ginger.
That reticulated bowl is wonderful!
No Hobby Lobby here either!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!
Hope it has cooled off there.

HansHB said...

Great photos!
And thanks for the warning!
Have a nice evening!

Diann said...

The redo is great. I agree, just changing up the look, going all white can cool down an area. That is one of the first things I seem to do when Spring hits, change out to a lot of white. Thank you for sharing this with us last week at TTF. I hope you are having a terrific week!

The Charm of Home said...

Very pretty! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

xinex said...

Beautiful vignette, Ginger!...Christine

My Dream Canvas said...

Beautiful. I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu

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