This month our theme was "Are you ready for Summer?" We wanted to see how creative our curators could be and they didn't disappoint. Choosing a winner never gets easy, but this natural + textural collection by Grace of Etsy shop Trees 4 the Wood, won us both over. With a neutral color palette the textures of the collection just draw you in with a beautifully earthy mix. Congratulations Grace on such a stunning collection!
We had over 80 Style Guide submissions this month and we love to see how each person interpret's our theme. Even though we can only have one winner, we love to share with you some of our favorite collections from the challenge.
What is more summer-like than bees + flowers? It's just one of those combinations that makes you think of summer in the garden or strolling through a park. I think Karo of Karo Art pulled it all together just perfectly. When I am working in the garden I love listening to the hum of the bees as the move from flower to flower. This collection really feels like a true slice of Summer.
This collection by Kelly of 88editions, night blooming jasmine, has a really special meaning to me. I don't know if you have ever smelled jasmine at night, but it's my absolute favorite smell in the world. The variety of jasmine I have blooms from early May until the end of June. When I first smelled it on a trip to Florida I knew that I had to place it in the new garden I was building. It starts to come alive around dusk and the smell is enchanting. This collection really makes me excited about Summer and reminds of the wonderful nights spent outside with friends and family.
I am not yet lucky enough to have my own Summer cottage, but with Jill of Be Something New's sweet collection, I feel like I do. Don't you just want to pack up the car and drive until you get to a cottage that looks like this? Just add a hammock, some lemonade and some R and R. Are you ready?
Everything in this collection is just plain pretty. You want to look at every little detail and they all work so well together. I just love the idea of putting a fresh flower in your hair, it's so Summer Chic. Maria of O Bliss Jewellery really captured the essence of Summer.
As a tradition, we always highlight a collection by the talented Jenn of Palimpsestic. She always has amazing style, titles, whimsy, well just about everything when it comes to putting together a fabulous treasury. This month she did not disappoint! First of all, the title is perfect and then it does make you feel like you are looking at a daydream of Summer, with a nod to camping and being in the great outdoors. Well done Jenn!