Goodday my sweets. I’ve caught a bug. A summer bug. The “I am decorating for summer” bug. I know I am late in the game, but our weather has been the best excuse ever. But now that the sun is out and the temps are up, I am in full swing and in the game.
Today our table got a little something something…..
A bit of nautical décor. A beachy vibe so to speak. It was a quick and easy decorating setup. U just piled all the shells I had left after my summer beach mantel decorating, into a box, added some flowers and called it a day.
The contrast between this little vignette and my yellow pine table (it is on the list for a makeover, problem is that list is quite long), wasn’t big enough. So I laid down some of the leftover white painted pallet boards, and pretended I had a white table.
Much better contrast. Makes things pop.
This is a new rose from my garden. It is blooming for the first time and I am loving the soft subtle peachiness of it. It is in nice harmony with the soft pinks in the shells.
The big glass canister is filled with another type of shells, of should I say houses. Those are snail homes. But they look like shells……. so I thought it was okay. I bought a big bag of them at the discount store. I loved their color tones, so home with me they came.
Those snail houses shells are they only new thing in this whole setup. The rest is old, thrifted, found or stolen from my own garden. Love that.
The little sea stars, come from a batch I bought years ago at a flea market. I think the people selling them, fished them out of the sea themselves. They still smelled rather fishy. So I soaked them in bleach water for a long time.
This time round I dyed a few of them blue, with regular old Dyson fabric color. I choose denim. I read ages ago that you could do that. Just mix up the paint (put gloves on!!!!!), soak the sea stars and let them dry. Easy.
No decoration without a candle……..
Yeah it is summer here at the nest.………..
…………… and loving it!