I went out this morning and cut some peonies and decided to put them with some lady's mantle ~ alchemilla mollis. I love this plant which gets sprays of tiny chartreuse blossoms. I discovered it when I read English Cottage Gardening by Margaret Hensel, with a forward by Tasha Tudor, whose gardens are included. This is my favorite gardening book and has given me tons of inspiration!
I stuck the flowers in a tin can and decided I liked the look.
Another 'summery idea' is a bird cage ~ this is a garage sale find which I repainted. Inside I stuck an abandoned bird nest, a feather, and my 'bird', which is a softie sewn out of damask.
Just another view of the flowers next to my rocker...
Idea #3 ~ This little cabinet came from a garage sale and had a wood panel in the door. I took the panel out and put some glass in and painted the cabinet. Now it holds all kinds of nature finds ~ abandoned bird's nests & eggs, feathers, pinecones, sand dollar, etc.
A closer view of the contents...
Idea #4 I added some sand to this glass container and added a vanilla scented candle ~ simple and summery.
A great idea Clarice! I can't wait to see what everyone has to share.