Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Seaside Dreaming Tablescape


With the stretch of hot weather we've had lately, I find myself dreaming of how nice it would be to have a place by the sea where one could not only cool off but also relax and unwind listening to the waves lap against the shore. Seaside living would definitely have its perks.



Since that is not about to happen anytime soon, I set out to create a tablescape with a bit of a seaside vibe in our backyard.

I'll just have to pretend the cedar shrubs in the background are palm trees...

...and that this structure we call a cabana actually is one and is next to some water!

Let's take a closer look at the table setting.

The colours and items I used depict a seaside theme.

My inspiration began with these little buckets I picked up at our local Dollar Store.

I was also inspired by these coral shaped placemats I got at Superstore.

Here's a look at the place setting I put together.

The dish stack.

I used the little pails to hold a cloth napkin, the flatware, a placecard and a faux grass orb.

An aqua coloured votive holder sits next to the bucket.

Couldn't resist using my waves & bubbles stemware.



The centerpiece items were anchored by putting everything in a wooden tray.

Two blue toned jar candles were placed atop some driftwood coloured candleholders.



These little pails filled with faux grass were placed next to the candles. Seashell covered orbs and blue glass beads filled the spaces in the tray.

Blue mason jars filled with shells sit next to the tray.

I tied up the corners of the aqua coloured tablecloth as it was a bit too long.

I used tiny clothespins to attach these grass orbs to the edges.

The view towards the sundeck where the barbeque stands ready to grill the freshly caught shrimp.

I've definitely had some fun dreaming of seaside living with this tablescape.

Do you live near the water or are you a dreamer also?

Thanks for visiting!

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Farmhouse Display on Kitchen Sideboard

Back in April, I got to go on a bit of a shopping spree at Pier 1 Imports for my birthday.  Don't you just love picking out your own gifts? I certainly enjoy it!




Here's a look at how I put together some new and older items from that wonderful store to create a farmhouse display on my kitchen sideboard.


I'll start by showing you the items I picked out as my birthday gifts from Pier 1.


I love taking my time browsing around Pier 1 perusing all the terrific items but did manage to pick out this "Our Nest" sign right away.


I loved these black and white plaid patterned bowls and got a couple of those.

Of course, a few of the matching plates and coordinating checked napkins had to come home with me as well.

The store display at Pier 1 had these dishes and napkins paired with the Magnolia line in a farm to table vibe.  As much as I'd have liked to, I couldn't buy everything there so I set out to create a similar display using items I already had.

First off, I attached the Our Nest sign to the existing wall accent above our kitchen sideboard.

The black & white plates were placed in a wire basket within a galvanized bucket. This provided a nice backdrop to the vignette.

Magnolia blossoms (from Pier 1 a few years ago) were arranged throughout the display.

The black & white plaid bowls were set atop a cake plate.

I found this free printable online and put it in a black frame.  It added the perfect farmhouse text to the scene.


A white pitcher was placed behind the framed sign.

I tied some black-handled flatware with twine and arranged it in a small metal pot.

A farmhouse vase was filled with faux magnolia blossoms and eucalyptus leaves.

A couple of barnyard animals joined the set.


Bessie the cow has been in the family for many years and was happy to be called into action.

Another long-time friend, Rowdy the rooster helped out as well.

Beside them, a black faux oil lantern speaks of nights out in the barn.



The shelf above the sideboard also got a bit of home-y decor added to it.



I should mention that this is NOT a Pier 1 Imports sponsored post but rather just a look at how I spent my birthday money back in April. :)

Do you ever get to buy your own birthday gifts and if so, where do you like to go shopping for them?

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