Hello my friends,
I'm sure that most of you know that I have been very busy helping my friend with her Aunts estate.
We have held 5 sales so far and there is still lots of treasures to be found in the home.
It has been fun, but also tons of work!
I'm in dire need of some R&R.
(rest and relaxation)
So guess what? Hubby and I are off to the beach!
I have been running rampant with a nautical theme this year for my summer décor. So why not continue with it for my kitchen tablescape?
Some time ago I picked up a bag of Americana paper items at our local thrift shop. One of the things inside was a kit containing the supplies to make these little sailboats. My granddaughter, Paityn saw them and wanted to make them for me. I happily let her. :)
I sat a little boat inside a shell and placed them on the
stack of dishes.
I've had these dishes for years. When the wooden chargers started looking a bit beat up I sanded them more. Now and then I think about repainting them, but haven't yet. I had four of the striped salad plates made by Tag. A couple years ago I found two more at a thrift shop. I bought them just in case. I only have four of the star trimmed dinner plates, but you never know when you might need another salad plate. (wink)
Not sure if we'll get to do any sailing, but boy am I ever anxious to dip my toes in the ocean!
Last year I picked up a scrap bag at a quilters garage sale. It was filled with precut sailboat squares and some navy fabrics. I knew it would make a perfect table topper. My friend Amanda quilted it for me. I asked her if she could quilt it to look like waves. Didn't she do a fantastic job?
I don't think I will look nearly as cute in my swimsuit as this sweet thing, but let's just not go there! lol!
This fun tag was created by a blog friend, Dorothy from
Hensrule She showed it on Fb and I commented how cute it would be with my beach theme. She's so sweet and sent it to me.
I love the two little fishing bobbers! You guessed it, both them and
the cake plates are thrift finds as well.
I'm beginning to sound like a broken record. I have two sets of these S&P. Both found at thrift shops. I have one on the table and one set in my tiered tray on our island.
The speckled tray did not come from a thrift shop. I bought it at a damaged goods store. ha ha!
This girl loves a bargain!!
I didn't want to cover up too much of the quilt topper, so I kept the centerpiece simple. Lanterns hanging from the chandy remind me of something that might be hanging from a beach shack.
I added my seltzer bottle with the idea of, "staying hydrated".
You know how that sun and sand can dehydrate you.
And where are we going? Well, a while ago I opened my copy of the Victoria magazine. I thumbed through the pages and I saw an article about a fun resort in Carmel, CA. I mentioned to hubby that I had a couple of blog friends that had been there and loved it. He said, "let's book it". We've booked one of their cottages only a half block away from the beach for 3 days. Before we head there we are going to spend a few days in Napa.
We're doing a road trip, so I'm certain that I may be sharing more thrift finds with you in another post.