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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Fun Summer Fireplace Decor in the Family Room

H looked at me like I was crazy when I asked him if he would dig out my old white bicycle!     Are you going to ride it...he asked.         Of course not.....I need it in a vignette I'm doing in front of the family room fireplace.   H should get a medal for putting up with my craziness all these!

I filled the mantle with summer roses......and a yard long rose print
Dressed my bicycle up with lace handle bar streamers ..

I turned a vintage birdcage upside down to make a basket for my little pink owl to ride in

Should we have a "picnic style" lunch on the coffee table today?

I put a nosegay on each  bicycle wheel....

I thought about making a  cover for my bicycle seat,  but I really like the rusty look

I have added art pieces around the family room to give a feel of "Art in the Park"

  Here's a link to the other side of the room where I have another  art display

Next to the bicycle,   I have a picnic basket 

Maybe we'll spread out a blanket and have an indoor picnic in front of our summer fireplace


 Just a little fun playing with my photo's on PicMonkey

I love the new summer look in the family room!


  1. Hi Penny, this looks just beautiful!! Where do you get all the energy??

  2. Penny, the bicycle in front of the fireplace is beautiful! And what a genius way to dress it up for summer. I always love to see you seasonal designs. Thanks for linking up at Inspiration Thursday tonight!

  3. Ohh...the bike in front of the fireplace looks marvellous! I love everything and i like very much the rusty and shabby style of the bike

  4. Penny,
    Very pretty!! Love the bike! But I would not want to sit on the seat and ride it!! LOL! Love the rusty seat from a decorating point of view though!!
    The upside down birdcage is a great idea. I have been a bit under the weather lately. Hopefully, if the sun ever comes out, I will feel better....

  5. Penny I love it all. The bike is adorable and I love how you have that little suitcase displayed with tea cups. SWEET! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  6. How beautiful, and the bike...oh goodness it is so darling.
    Thanks for sharing this beauty of a post with us at TOHOT!

  7. You pay so much attention to detail!

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. Awwwh Penny pedalling by to say hello and Thank you for hosting and stopping by the #OMHGFF this week. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I think that was like my first bike, lol

  9. Oh my gosh, what a fab idea! It looks so beautiful - and definitely isn't something all the neighbours will have! :) #fridayfrivolity

  10. Bringing the bike is so fun for a change! Love the upside down birdcage basket! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. The bicycle is so cute with the lace streamers, Penny. Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!

  12. Wow, it looks just like a painting! Lovely. :)

    #FridayFrivolity -- pinning and tweeting!


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