Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Everything's Just Beachy

Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day.  We had family over for a mid-afternoon lunch, sat on the deck and look at our gardens.  I know, sounds like a yawn of a good time, but that is how we enjoy the summer holidays.

A couple of weeks ago, I heard summer calling and rolled out the summer tub of decorations.  Here's a couple of the results of a long afternoon of cleaning and rearranging.  No comments about how slow I am, please!

First up is a tabletop display...

 That cute little glass float is from Pottery Barn--they came is a set of six!  Love them.

 Those are antique porcelain orbs that were used for water purification--at least that's the story from the antique's dealer.  Don't worry, I would have bought them anyway, just in case you're thinking," yeah right...sure those are antique water balls"

This is my coffee table display this year...
Just a note about coral, I never buy the real deal...it isn't good for the oceans to harvest real coral, PLEASE don't buy it when there are so many great reproductions.  Yes, that is my preachy voice, I admit it!

The turtle is new and bought in the middle of winter at Hobby Lobby when he was half off.  I just wanted a turtle so much after seeing sea turtles at each beach I visit.  The last one was in South Carolina and he (assuming) was huge and had died, but I loved him anyway.  I just wanted to go pat him into eternity...strange?  Yeah, for sure, but I love sea turtles.

The shells surrounding the turtle are a special gift from a special friend.  They are snail shells and not from the sea, but so sea-like!  I love that my friend thought of me when she saw the snail shells!  I am easily flattered, really!

Thanks for reading (I'm assuming you didn't just look at the pictures).  Till next time...

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  1. Hi Robin,
    I share your love of seashells and sea turtles.
    I have shells all over my house and I too believe that the fake coral is just as pretty.

    Your vingettes are beautiful.


  2. Oh I love your silver tray and it is so beautiful with all of your shells and coral. Beautiful vignettes. Such a lovely centerpiece. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  3. Hi Robin, I love your shells and beachy items, especially that turtle! I'm your newest follower!

  4. Hi Robin, found you through Share your Cup and this all looks great! We just got back from a week at the beach but it was a Lakeside beach, not an oceanside beach, and now Im longing to see the seashore and some seashells! Thanks for sharing, it all looks super cute. :)

  5. I am all about decorating with a beach theme. I love all your decor!

  6. I love your beach themed room. I agree about the coral thing. I am just curious, what was that coral decor made of?

    Saw you are Frugalicious Friday. Hope you could come by my linky party I am having right now and link-up :)


    1. The corals I have are all poly resin reproductions. Pinterest has some ideas for making your own reproductions and I have them listed on my "Crafty" board on there. Good luck and thanks for supporting healthy oceans!

  7. Hi Robin, all of your wonderful beach decor has got me wanting to dig my feet into some sand. It is all so fresh and fun! I love the vignette you created on your table. Hey by the way, I would have bought the balls too. Love the white color! Thanks so much for sharing with Share Your Cup. I am now following you.

  8. Your vignettes are beautiful, Robin! I especially like the one with the sea turtle. And the lovely shells from your daughter DO work nicely in the display. And...yes, I DO read the posts. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. I hope you'll join the fun each week.

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  9. Love your coffee table. The seahorse is my favourite.

  10. SUCH beauty in small things, and refreshing to contemplate the beach! Thank you Robin, for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #33!

  11. So pretty! I can almost hear the waves crashing!

  12. LOVE the beach!!! And, my youngest daughter LOVES turtles. Your decorations look beautiful!

  13. family relaxing on the deck admiring a garden....that is as perfect as it gets!! lucky you!
    your beach vignettes are fabulous! You have it going on!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  14. Hello Robin, I really love your summery sea inspired tabletop and coffee tablescape - just beautiful! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday - your post will be featured in tonight's party post!

  15. Lovely, lovely! I linked over here from your other post because I've been decorating with my seashells and beachy items too. I have some coral, but it's really old and been in the family forever, also small dead pieces picked up on the beach. We would never kill anything for a display in our home. I love your seahorse and the turtle. Have you snorkeled at Akumal Bay, Mexico and seen the seaturtles there just grazing on the seagrass? Breathtaking!

  16. I love everything beachy and you have put together so many pretty things. I love that big seahorse! Is that a book by Beth Moore...it looks like one that I have.

  17. OMGosh! I can't believe you have those antique water balls. Alison st The Polohouse has them, too. I've been looking for some ever since she had hers in a post. Hers actually came from a water treatment plant not far from where I live...small world.


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