Friday, June 1, 2018

Happy June

Just a fun post on past summer garden pictures  from Junk Chic Cottage.

Gotta love an old chippy watering can and chippy iron bench for summer.  This was a bench I had on our front porch of the Lake Zurich Cottage.  Loved that chippy yellow watering can.



Speaking of watering cans here is an old collection of mine.  What is it about old watering cans?! Loved my pink garden boots.



A nicely painted watering can in a garden is a must.
There is nothing like an old painted birdhouse in a garden of roses.
Sometimes a birdhouse and picket fence make for a great backdrop for lovely summer petunia's.





I had this painted garden tour sign in a few of my summer gardens.


I loved my vintage bike which I  added into my garden decor each year.




These next few pictures are of the different looks and covers of my special lounge chair.  I have to say my most favorite part of summer is relaxing on this great summer lounge chair.

This was on my old deck at the Lake Zurich home.  I love that chandelier that hung out there by my lounge chair.  Was so pretty and romantic to have it lite up at night.



This was another summer with a different lounge cover on this chair.  I also loved those old vintage doors that I had behind my lounge chair that summer too.



It was always so much fun to try different decor and flowers around my lounge chair each summer.

This particular summer I used an old vintage headboard and foot board around my lounge chair.  It gave some whimsy to my lounge chair that summer.



This was my pretty cover that was made out of a twin coverlet.  I had this cover on the lounge chair when we moved into the town house.
I added this vintage side table next to the lounge chair.
Even with having a small outdoor space at the townhouse I still was able to create a small sanctuary space for my lounger.
This of course is my lounge chair this summer  on our new deck at out cottage home.



Of course a sweet garden hat and good reading material is always a must with a nice relaxing lounge chair.


Thanks for reminiscing with me on some of my past garden pictures.
Happy June.  So happy summer is here with great weather, relaxing on my lounge chair and enjoying my flowers.

Have a great weekend.
xoxo
Kris














67 comments:

  1. Good morning, sunshine!!!!!! It's amazing to see your photos, photos that became some Pinterest successes!!!!!!!! No matter where you are planted, you bloom so brightly, Kris. Each stage of your cottage living reveals such a love for nature and refined beauty. I wish you a marvelous, creative June!!

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    1. Thank you so much Anita. Have a fabulous weekend.
      xoxo
      Kris

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  3. Ah, such gorgeous pictures! You are an amazing gardener. :)

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    1. Thanks Stacey so much. Have a great weekend.
      xoox
      Kris

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  4. You always make every space you live in so romantically cozy in the garden, Kris. The flowers in each and every location help make it that way. I am loving your latest space. I bet words can't even describe the joy and relief when you sit out there. Happy weekend.

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    1. Thanks Rita. I love to relax out there. It is a tiny little place of peace for me.
      Have a great weekend.
      xoxo
      Kris

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  5. Your gardens are always dreamy. Can't wait to see how you create your next retreat space.

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    1. Thank so much Marty. Happy Weekend.
      xoxo
      Kris

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  6. So pretty! Have a wonderful weekend Kris xoxox

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    1. Right back at you Anne. Have a good weekend too.
      xoxo
      Kris

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  7. That pretty lounge chair has truly become your signature style. It’s clear you have a lot of fun with it and we all enjoy seeing the lovely ways you come up with to style it over the seasons.

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    1. Thanks Doreen. Hope you have a great weekend. Hope the house build is coming a long too. Should be soon right?!!!!
      xoxo
      Kris

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  8. I'm so jealous of your lounge chair! Makes me want one! Mine would need to float in a pool as that's the only way to stay cool down here, lol. Thanks for sharing and happy summer to you!

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    1. Ha Ha I think they actually make one that does float in the pool lol! Have a nice weekend.
      xoxo
      Kris

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  9. Kris, I love all your garden pictures. Yes, I want an old pair of boots too. LOL. Your lounge chaise is perfect in it's new place. I hope you do get a chance to use it often. It's nice on and off here. We could use a bit more rain here...can you even believe I am asking for rain. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thanks Susie. We had lots of rain a few days ago so I am good with not seeing rain for awhile. Have a good weekend.
      xoxo
      Kris

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  10. Loved revisiting your gardens of past. Happy June!

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    1. Thanks Penny. Hope you are enjoying the new gardens you are creating. Happy Weekend.
      xoxo
      Kris

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  11. Hi Kris, love love love your beautiful patios! You have the golden touch. So lovely. Have a wonderful weekend.
    xoxo Jo

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    1. Hi Jo,
      So happy to see you here. Hope all is going great for you. Love seeing you on IG. Have a great weekend.
      xoxo
      Kris

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  12. So lovely! I am crazy over the Victorian birdhouse!!!

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    1. Thanks Rose. Yep that birdhouse is a great one. Have a good weekend.
      xoxo
      Kris

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  13. I have a question. How were you able to use an actual chandelier outside? Is there special wiring needed? Does it need special care. I love the way it looks and have never seen anything like it! Thanks Kris.

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    1. Hi Betty,
      Hope you come back to see this. I cannot wait for them to get this email thing fixed. I did actually hang a real chandelier. We just used a outdoor extension cord and plug. It worked fine and was ok if it rained. Happy Weekend.
      xoox
      Kris

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  14. All just beautiful, Kris. Sweet memories that we can all look forward to again..Happy Weekend..xxoJudy

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    1. Love reminiscing through the old gardens I had. So much beauty and fun to remember.
      Happy Weekend.
      xoxo
      Kris

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    2. Thanks for the visit, Kris. Isn't this the pitts?. When will they get it fixed.? When I start naming my stuff then I guess it is time to leave her out all the time. When I did the poem about her last Halloween, my sister thinks I should write a children's book about Bitty Morsel. What? How many stories could a wee mouse tell? I don't think so.. Happy Wednesday..xxoJudy

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  15. All so summertime beautiful. We just returned from downstate Illinois. The rain, the green, we soaked it all up.

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    1. I am loving how much green grass we are seeing and how great all the flowers are doing.
      Have a great weekend.
      xoxo
      Kris

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  16. Such great summer pics! Your flowers have always been spectacular!

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    1. Hi Lisa,
      That is one good thing about living in the Midwest. We do have nice summers that allow my flowers to really show off. Hope you are doing ok with all the heat you are having. Happy Weekend.
      xoxo
      Kris

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  17. Was so fun seeing your "past lounge chair" pictures! I remember all of them and just love how your change it up... especially LOVE the one with the doors behind it.. and with the chandelier. How do you make/keep your flowers so huge and proficient???? My hanging baskets just kind of "sit there" and don't do much. Must be some sort of good fertilizer? Oh.... LOVE your new header! And.... I've been inspired by your painted mailbox. I had an old one that I painted pink and it sits out among my potted flowers.... I HAVE to paint some boots pink too! And love all the different watering cans.

    What are those pink flowers in your last photo on the deck rail? Love how they look in the white box on the white fence! So much to look at and enjoy! Hugs.. Marilyn

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    1. Hi Marilyn,
      I use miracle grow that you attach to your hose. I feed once a week. Our flowers do really well here in the midwest. Our summers are not really hot. Some hot days but not a lot so the flowers flourish here. We get plenty of rain on and off too that helps them so much. I also purchase my flowers from a really great nursery that get them off to a great start. The flowers in the last picture come in white and pink and purple. I cannot remember the name of them. They almost remind me of a hydrangea. I will research it and if I find out I will let you know. They are hearty and do well in heat and sun.
      Hugs,
      Kris

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  18. Hello Kris.Just wanted to know how you upkeep the coverlet? What about rain, the sun, and the birds?

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    1. The rain and sun do make them fade with the ones I have had made out of regular material. The last few that I have had were made with an outdoor fabric that is guaranteed to withstand 500 hours or more of sunshine and rain. So I usually can get a few seasons out of them now. I have a great lady that sews these for me and I try so hard to make them last. I take them in every few weeks to wash them. I have found that if I use a heavy duty fabric softener that helps keep them from fading too. Have a great weekend. Thank you for your visit.
      xoox
      Kris

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  19. Your flowers are so big and beautiful!!!! You know I adore your lounge chair and am completely envious of all the different looks you have had.
    Happy Summer!!!
    ~Des

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  20. You’ve created many wonderful summer settings. Of course I love the flowers and your lounge is so cute and cozy looking! I love that vintage bike with the white basket on the end. Happy June!

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    1. Thanks Liz. I love seeing your pretty gardens come to life up in Michigan too. We need to embrace the summer months with color and beauty before we get our winters again.
      Happy New Week.
      xoox
      Kris

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  21. June looks fabulous in your neck of the woods, Kris! I think your lounger looks amazing on your new deck. Enjoy the sunny days. Here's to a lot more of them! xo

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    1. Amen sister. I need that lounge chair to soak up some sun after the winter we had. Hope all is going better for you. Have a good week.
      xoxo
      Kris

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  22. I absolutely loved this peek into the past. I remember ALL of them, Kris---each one as beautiful as the next one. You really have an eye for pulling things together inside and out...and of course, you have the Magic Man that can make your visions come to life with his building ability.
    Have a great week, Kris. xo Diana

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    1. Thanks Sweet Friend. I am loving my outdoor space. Small and cozy is perfect.
      Have a good week.
      xoxo
      Kris

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    1. Thanks so much Kris. Hope you have a great new week ahead.
      xoox
      Kris

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  24. Love those beautiful flowers. They are so full and lush, I'm envious because the heat here in south Alabama is already getting to mine, even with the rain. It seems I spend most of my time rotating plants from the porch to the yard to catch the drops! I'm going to try the Miracle Grow system you use, but I'm not sure mine looked like yours from the beginning! You have such a charming house and yard, it helps those like me who live in smaller homes to realize beauty exists where we make it. Thanks Kris.

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    1. Hi Cil. The miracle grow helps but the climate is also the key. Here in the midwest we have pretty mild temps right now so the flowers get a good start. I also use a very very good nursery to get my flowers and they begin to grow them with high vitamin soil in the winter months in a green house. So with all of this I get beautiful flowers. Petunias are pretty hardy and can take rain and humidity and heat but they are high maintenance. They have to be deadheaded all the time to keep them growing and blooming so full like they do. Have a wonderful start to this new week.
      xoxo
      Kris

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  25. I am in love with how you transform spaces into such lovely places, there is such a sense of calm. You have quite the touch. Thanks for sharing!
    Kathleen

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    1. Thanks Kathleen. I need my outdoor space to be soothing and calm. Hope you are having a good start to the new week. Hope all that rain moved out of Florida and you are seeing some sunshine.
      xoxo
      Kris

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  26. Good Morning Kris!
    Oh this was such a wonderful treat for me! Truly you are always so inspiring and create the loveliest of gardens and nooks to enjoy them in.

    Could you tell me more about this lovely lounge chair and the covers and such. I would love to have one to place by my flower patch but I don't have a clue where to begin.
    Everything is just so gorgeous! You are such a powerhouse of "doing," and love I love it!
    XOXOX
    Jemma

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  27. Your outdoor space and garden are absolutely cozy
    Hugs

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    1. Thanks so much Alessandra. Happy New Week.
      xoxo
      Kris

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  28. I'm in heaven looking at your pretty hanging baskets and your chaise...BEAUTIFUL!!!!

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  29. That lounge chair has been with you through thick and thin! You have the most lush hanging baskets I've ever seen. What nursery do you get them from?

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  30. It was fun going through garden lane with you. I remember all of them too and everytiime I see your lounge I swear I'm going to head out to buy one. I hesitate because my knees are bad and don't know if I could get up. Love all the different covers each one cuter than the one before. Your outdoor spaces are always so beautiful!

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  31. So pretty! What's better than flowers and watering can when you are outdoors!

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  32. Kris, your deck is so lovely. I love how you surrounded your sweet little lounge with so many beautiful flowers. The vignette is darling....boots, bicycle and so much more. xo

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  33. OOH, your pictures of your garden and lounge chair both past and present are just delightful! I love beautiful flowers too, they truly add such beauty to life, and I really enjoyed seeing all the different ways you changed up your garden each summer. So glad that you are settled in your new home with such pretty surroundings out in your garden. Many blessings to you :)

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  34. Beautiful trip down memory lane! You know how much I've always loved that lounge chair and your gorgeous flowers! So happy we're all finally out of winter's crazy grasp! Enjoy!💜

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  35. BEAUTIFUL!!!! I just love your lounge chair.
    Love, Carla

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  36. Oh how beautiful your outdoor yard and deck looked from summer time. Your flowers always look so pretty. Happy June and I hope you enjoy the yard this summer in your new home!!! :)
    P.S. Sorry I haven't visited you in a while.
    Take care
    Julie xo

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  37. Hi Kris,
    Don’t you love the attention your cottage garden setting receives? I see you pop up everywhere and I always say, I know her. Enjoy the deck and bask in the garden beauty you create.
    Xx
    Doré

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  38. So wonderful going down memory lane with you and you are definitely noted for your gorgeous hanging baskets of petunias!!! Happy June Kris!

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  39. Kris, how exciting to have your new cottage all decked out with new blooms, textiles and decor. It looks fabulous! Love the new slipcover and pillow. Happy weekend - enjoy. I hope Terry takes Father's Day off!

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