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Longing for Summer

What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?

Well, John Steinbeck was not from Ohio, that’s for certain. Being born on the summer solstice wasn’t wasted on me, that’s for certain- I’m a warm weather girl! Blowing snow and below zero temperatures have me longing for all things summer.

Sometimes creative people just need to create for no reason other than the joy of it. That’s what happens when I get together with my good friend and photographer Tricia Whitmer of Tricialee Photography. We both happened to be in Chicago at the same time this summer so we came up with this little garden photoshoot. Enjoy and I hope it warms you up a bit!

Yes, those are homegrown from my sister’s garden.I think Zip is missing summer too! Stay warm and safe out there.


All photography by Tricialee Photography, Creative by Debbie Basnett, Vintage Scout Interiors

Best of Remodeling 2012- Chicago Living Rooms

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I’ve been swamped yesterday and today, so I’ve been delayed checking emails. I had seen on Facebook this morning (what? doesn’t everyone check FB before email?) where Erika Ward of BluLabelBungalow had won a Houzz.com Best of Remodeling 2012- Atlanta Bedrooms award. I commented my congratulations and was secretly thinking, “That’s going to be us soon.” Well, I didn’t know how soon…

Vintage Scout got voted Best of Remodeling 2012- Chicago Living Rooms! So excited and grateful.

Vintage Scout Western Springs Living RoomIf you are not a member of the Houzz community, you are missing out. Houzz.com is the leading online platform for residential design. Houzz has over a million members and there are over 16 million professional images to peruse through for inspiration. We are so thankful to the Houzz community for this honor.

And if you missed the original post detailing this project, you can check it out here: Western Springs Living Room . As coincidence would have it, I’m traveling to Chicago next week to finish work on her master bedroom, so look for that soon. If you like what you see and you’d like Vintage Scout to help you with your home, shoot us an email at info@vintagescout.com. We’re currently working in the Dayton/Cinci/Columbus, Chicago, and Atlanta areas.