Howdy-do! Sugar Pies! Well I sure hope your summer is filled joy! I just said goodbye to lots of family visiting for the past nine days! Every room of my home was filled with sweet family. Every night we had 33 people over for supper! Fortunately, everyone pitched in potluck style so I had a lot of help. Lots of fun memories were made! If you are on Instagram you can get a little glimpse of our festivities in my video stories under the title “Summertime”!

Well, since summertime will be over in about 4 weeks I think I oughta show y’all my summer home tour!! LOL!! Eeeeek! Time has just gotten away from me! Hey, better late than never right?? LOL!

I also have my home tour on video on Youtube! I’ll leave a link at the end of this post!

IMG_6486This is my entry way and I’m over the moon for this Homemade Ice Cream sign! I sold them in my shop (Spring Creek Tea Room & Antique Mall in Ozark MO.) and had to have one! What’s more summery than ice cream on a hot day? I decided the black and white colors of the sign would be my color palette.  So I gathered some things around my house that tied into that old fashioned, cool and delicious dessert…ICE CREAM!

I SCREAM, YOU SCREAM, WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM! (Do you remember saying that? Lol!)  Rocky Road is my favorite along with Chocolate Chip! What’s your favorite ice cream flavor in all the world? Tell me in the comments below!

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Good old summertime ice cream days!


I created this shiplap backdrop to showcase my ice cream themed vignette! If you’d like to see how I built it let me know in the comments below! Well, along with my sign I added a black and white cow…you can’t have real, dairy fresh ice cream without one!


I also gathered some of my vintage milk bottles! These are very special because they’re ones from my childhood! Golden Arrow Dairy from San Diego, CA! I remember getting to ride our milk truck down the street with my friend and the clinking and clanging sounds of the glass milk bottles banging together.  The milkman dropped us off just down the block and we skipped back home. I love the idea of home delivery of milk and butter! The good old days!!

My white and chippy ice cream churn fit in perfect with my vignette. I filled it with silk flowers I got from Michael’s Craft store at 40% off!


The good old days…fresh milk delivered to your doorstep! I found this on the internet…it’s just like the one I got to ride down the street!

IMG_6479 I also added a vintage silhouette of a cute little boy to my Ice Cream vignette. I found it at a flea market for a few dollars and thought it looked a lot like my grandson Johnny! And the cherry on top was that it was from Disneyland! Squeal!! I remember eating ice cream at the Carnation Ice Cream Shop on Main Street USA at Disneyland when I was a little girl.

I still love my glowing cafe lights…they provide such a happy glow!

I thought the soda pop bottle would be a sweet addition too because of those old-timey coke and root beer floats that were so popular at  the diners and ice cream shops back in the day. I tucked in some summer daisies and an American flag as a nod to my American Summer Theme!


I placed this old pie tin behind the soda pop bottle so you could see the graphics. It’s Hill Billy Soda which I thought was funny and adorable especially since I live in Hill-Billy-land here in the Ozarks! LOL!


I’m not sure if you noticed that I painted my mantle white but I’ve been wanting to paint it for a long time. It really brightens up the room and I think the snowy-white color is going to look so pretty with my Christmas decorations! Yippeeeeeeeee!


I also sold my  upholstered chairs and brought these up from downstairs. I’ve had them for probably 30 years or more. They were oak stained and I painted them white too! To me it looks so fresh and clean. I feel like I have brand new chairs! I also painted the armoire! Paint is an inexpensive way to make old things look like new!


On top of the armoire I added some farmy things that look like they belong in granny’s attic…some old crates, a white pitcher, egg basket, milk bucket, white-washed harvest basket and an oil lamp.


My all american Menu sign was from Pottery Barn a few years back. I added a little red lantern, a vintage potato chip tin and a vintage ice cream churn and scoop that belonged to my mother in law. The chicken sisters are hanging out under the farm table.

IMG_6456IMG_6518I kept my baking center simple with just a little bucket of green silk plants from Ikea with a little  American flag tucked in. I like to feature a seasonal cookbook on the counter to inspire me. This one is called What can I bring? Southern Food For Any Occasion Life Serves Up. I love it!! The photos are gorgeous and the recipes are yummy!! I recently made the Cheese Enchiladas and they were soooo delicious and easy! It’s now a new family favorite!

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I also changed the area above the mantle. I used to have an old sign that said Cedar Hill Farm but the family was tired of it… (not me!) Lol!  So I decided to change it out. I made another shiplap backdrop so I could add different signs for the seasons.


I embellished the corners of the shiplap backdrop with some vintage corbels that I had. IMG_6415

I love using these flickering battery candles especially on a mantle. They look real and completely safe. They also have a remote control so I can turn them off across the room or use the timer feature.


Well, that’s my better-late-than-never Summer Home Tour!! Lol! Hope y’all are doing well! Anyone thinking about fall yet? Heehee!

Here is the link to the video version of this home tour…CLICK HERE!!


Just in case, here’s a few other posts you may like!

My Summertime Video 2017 and a Chat About Planting Happy Home Seeds!

Daisy Mae Peach Pie

5  Simple Things You Can Do To Make Home Sweeter

5 Ways to Make Your Home Warm and Wonderful

Sweet Goodness

Stocking up for Emergencies: A Good Mama is Prepared

Be sure to say Hello in the comments!

Bless your family…keep home sweet!

Aunt Ruthie

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