A White Pitcher and Crepe Myrtles

July 10, 2014 by 13 Comments

Hi there sweet friends, I hope your week is going well.  Thank you so much for all of the sweet comments I received on my recent little front porch makeover.  I had a blast putting it all together and it looks so much friendlier now.  It’s also a good thing our crepe myrtles are in full bloom right now.  We have two white ones by the driveway and I’m considering planting some more of these hardy, sun loving plants in the backyard along the fence line.  The blooms look so delicate and I love the sweet fragrance of them.  I haven’t seen any honey bees buzzing around the shrubs this year, wondering what’s keeping them away.

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Today I brought some of these lovely branches indoors, put them in a simple white pitcher and placed them on the kitchen table.

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Nothing says summer more than fresh flowers (or branches) from the garden and simple white accessories gracing the kitchen table.

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I even set up a “table for one” out in the backyard and displayed the crepe myrtles and a bowl of lemons for a pop of color. The vintage tablecloth was my moms…couldn’t help but daydream a little as I watched the soft fabric blowing in the breeze.  I remembered when I was a little girl helping mom with her laundry.  We didn’t have a dryer, so everything was put out on clothes lines to dry.  We always said a little prayer that it wouldn’t rain on Monday….Mondays were set aside for doing laundry. In those days it took all day to get the job done. Late afternoon, baskets with fresh linens and clothes were brought back inside, ready to be folded, pressed and put away. If you’re close to my age you might remember those days.  Ah, the good ole days..

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Sadly it was way too hot outside to enjoy lunch, so after the set up and taking a few pictures all of it came back in the house with me. I had fun playing with the white pitcher and the crepe myrtles today.  Must get back to work now 🙂

Thank you for reading!



savvy southern style

between naps on the porch



13 Responses to “A White Pitcher and Crepe Myrtles”
  1. Stacey says:

    So beautiful! I never think to cut crepe myrtle blooms. Thanks for the reminder. 😉

  2. Gorgeous, refreshing, happy, delightful!!


  3. Christine says:

    Such a sweet table, so pretty Moni!

  4. Rosie M. says:

    Oh, Moni, what a lovely picture you have created. My mind’s eye can see that lovely linen blowing in the breeze as well. Too bad heat got in the way and you couldn’t enjoy the table. Thanks for sharing. Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

  5. betsy says:

    Your table looks so pretty and fresh. I love the pop of the bright yellow lemons. I don’t know what crepe myrtle smells like, but I imagine it’s divine. As a side note, I’ve heard in the news that honey bees are becoming endangered, apparently because of too many pesticides. No bees would be bad news for us humans so I hope you see some soon.

  6. Moni,
    I still do laundry on Mondays! lol Love all the white! So refreshing and clean. thanks for sharing!
    Blessings My Friend,

  7. So pretty! The white with lemons is so fresh looking! I remember my mom hanging laundry out and I’d love to smell the linens up close while they were drying. We had a dryer, but it was just something people did more of back then. I learned to iron by doing sheets (can’t say that I loved it)! We are having coolish weather here- I don’t think we’ve even hit 90 yet this summer.

  8. Maryann says:

    Love the crepe myrtles in the white pitcher. We have 11 pink in our garden, but have not cut and brought them into the house. You have inspired me to put them in a vase and enjoy the blooms.

  9. Zenda says:

    Oh my, those crepe myrtles are gorgeous! You’ve captured them so perfectly in the white pitcher!!

  10. Simply Suzannes at Home

    Your flowers and table setting are beautiful, Moni!
    Looks like Summer at its prettiest.
    Thanks so much for sharing,

  11. Melanie says:

    So fresh and summery! I have a deep pink crepe myrtle – I’ve never thought to cut them and bring them inside. Thanks for sharing.

  12. valarie says:

    Hi Moni – I just found you from It’s Overflowing and wanted to say hello and thank you for the crepe myrtle idea. I had never seen one before having just moved into a new home and now I not only know what the plant is I now know how to decorate with it!

  13. Elaine says:

    I’ll have to cut some of my crepe myrtels, our are pink. I may not wash on Mondays, but it always goes on the line, love the sheets when they are changed.

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