Tuesday, June 13, 2017

May and June Decor

{Plus What I've Been Up To...}

May is my purple and green month.

It is also my anniversary, Mother's Day, birthday month.  That totally makes me deserve my favorite color on the mantle.  ;)  The great room now has new furniture.

I fell in love with this piece of furniture at the store.  My husband even said, "That would look really good filled with your quilts."  Isn't he a sweetheart?

We also got new leather sofas.  

That was our anniversary gift to each other.  The reason why we got new furniture there and also why I have been so busy is because we have also finished our basement!!!  We did as much of the work ourselves as we could.  It is wonderful having such a handy husband.

The entertainment center and sectional are now in the finished basement.

I love having the quilt ladder full of quilts again.  (Here is the tutorial for building it.)

Also in the same room is my quilt cabinet.  (Through the entry on the right is a future kitchen, so I guess the basement is not 100% finished.)

Gotta have a lot of places to keep/store/display quilts, right?

With so many quilts out on display throughout the house, I didn't actually change very much for June.  Really, I only changed the mantle to blue and green for June.

After the basement was finished, we have spent a lot of time working in the yard.  My husband also built these awesome garden boxes.

I'd like to think that with the basement practically finished and the yard/garden more complete that I'd have more time for quilting, sewing, and blogging.  But it is summer which is a fun family filled time.  Family will always come first.  Blogging will probably still be sporadic.

I hope you are all having a wonderful summer (or winter on the other side of the world).



  1. How wonderful is your garden spot! Congrats on a mostly finished basement too! Hope you find time to quilt even if you are not blogging this summer.

  2. Wow, working on the basement to that level of completion is a lot of work. Well done! And the planter boxes look amazing. I hope you get a lot of tasty food from it this summer. Sporadic is understandable, and thanks for checking in. Happy summer!

  3. Happy Summer Jasmine. You have your focus set just right. Enjoy!!

  4. Happy Belated Anniversary and Birthday! Your basement is looking fantastic:) Love that new cabinet too.

  5. Welcome back, Jasmine. Your house is lovely and the garden will be in bloom soon.

  6. You guys have been busy! That garden area is fantastic. Lots of fresh veggies soon to be had!

  7. Wow, you've been busy!! You have a lovely home, Jasmine, so nice to have a basement, I'm sure it comes handy with the boys ... :-)

  8. The basement and garden both look great! I love those planter boxes. You plan to have a second kitchen in your basement? I've never heard of that before.


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