kinda late....my summer beach decor
I decorated with my seashell stuff mid-July, but forgot to take photos and share here. ;o) Better late than never.
on the vintage teacart in the family-room
the big clam shell bowl on the dining table (in front of bay window). I'd found this neat bowl at a little
thrift shop during last winter.
Found this seashell swag thing at Michaels, discounted big as they were already stocking their Fall stuff in July. It was 60% off. I bought the wood letters spelling SEA and painted them blue, then added to bottom of the swag. Then hung it in the bay window.
just sort of stuck a bunch of stuff in the bay window, LOL.
I saw the idea on the Web for gluing shells on a large wood letter S (or on letters spelling SEA, but I didn't have that much patience. haha) I bought a bag of small pretty shells on sale at Michaels, added a few "pearls" from my craft stash, and a real shark's tooth is in the middle of the S. My late grandfather gave me it when I was little girl. He'd found some on a beach when they vacationed in FL. back in the 50's! The tall coral thing on the rgt is the lower part of that neat candleholder I found at the antique mall several months ago.
Full view of the family-room mantel. The tall jar on the rgt has a dried feathery bamboo stalk in it, a sand dollar,
and a few shells on sand.
I can hardly wait to get my Fall stuff out next!! I LOVE the colors and how they make me feel. We don't have Fall in Phx, and we have 100+ heat till Halloween, so the ONLY way I get Fall is to do it myself. And on the calendar's first day of Fall, my house is getting decorated!! I'll tweak it a bit for Halloween for about 2 wks, then pull out the turkey decor to add to it. By starting the end of Sept with my fall things, I get to enjoy a lot longer than if I wait till after Halloween!