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Summer's here!

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#stylingtheseasons Summer - @SuzyHomemakerUK

Yep! Summer's finally arrived! That may seem like old news already, but if you've been following along for a while, you'll know that in my world, we celebrate the changing of the seasons the old fashioned way – astronomically, rather than meteorologically. If you're wondering what on earth I'm going on about, I explain all in this post from last year.

OK, so I'm still a little late to the party, but I have a good excuse...honest! Beloved and I have been away again. We spent the Solstice weekend celebrating the union of England and Scotland at our Besties' wedding!

Wedding at Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire, England - 20 June 2015

We don't scrub up too badly, huh?
(Photo courtesy of fellow guest and old friend Nicki :-) 

This stunning wedding took place in the magnificent Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire and was a truly fitting way to herald the arrival of the most anticipated season of the year.

For us, it was the last of four very important weddings in 12 months. As someone pointed out, all we need now is a funeral and we'll have the full set.

No thanks! I don't want one of those!

It's no wonder we feel like we haven't stopped in months. In the last 8 weeks alone, between weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and our holiday, we've spent 6 weekends either travelling or staying in hotels.

Ooooh! Get us jet setters!

After all the excitement, life is slowly returning to normal – and that includes the good ole British weather, it seems. It was so cold yesterday, our heating kicked in!

In June!

Clearly, Mother Nature hasn't received the memo about wall-to-wall sunshine.

Thankfully, the sun is shining inside OneandSeventy

Somehow, in amongst all that travelling (oh yes and a little thing called work!), I've managed to switch up my decor and inject a little bit of summer here and there.

#stylingtheseasons Summer - @SuzyHomemakerUK

Hallway vignette

I do love to style the seasons, even if the backdrop isn't always how I'd like it. But hey - I'm only human! As much as it pains me to say it, sometimes I have to remove my Wonder Woman costume and realise that even I can't do everything at once.

You heard it here first.

With our time taken up elsewhere, all home improvements have been put on the back burner for a while. But who knows? With just a few more weekends away in the diary for the rest of the year, maybe I'll actually have time to get that hallway decorated!

Watch this space.

#stylingtheseasons with The World of Suzy Homemaker

#stylingtheseasons Summer - @SuzyHomemakerUK

The obligatory Mantel

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Seaside Days

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Anchors away

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Why have a candle, when you can have a yacht?

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A sparkly yacht at that!

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Gone to the beach

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DIY vase, using an empty Haig Club Whisky bottle.
It's almost as good looking as David Beckham!

#stylingtheseasons Summer - @SuzyHomemakerUK

Even Stanley's got his summer on, sporting genuine macadamia nut and shell leis from Hawaii. Aloha!

#stylingtheseasons Summer - @SuzyHomemakerUK

You can't have a coastal theme without a few fish

#stylingtheseasons Summer - @SuzyHomemakerUK

She sells seashells on a sea shore.
Try saying that after a whisky!

#stylingtheseasons Summer - @SuzyHomemakerUK

Summer colour with Dunelm cushion covers and
the functional, stylish and ever-seasonal Saxony Side Table

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A splash of symmetry

#stylingtheseasons Summer - @SuzyHomemakerUK 


Thank you for joining me on my mini summer home tour. I hope you enjoyed it.

Do you style your home for the seasons? Drop a note below and let me know!

A hui hou,


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    Claire Dingley Wednesday, 24 June 2015

    Love this Sue.... really brought a smile to my face.

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    Suzy Homemaker Thursday, 25 June 2015

    Thanks Claire. Don't forget to subscribe! *wink*

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