Since it's still Summer, I wanted to try to use my antique Blue Willow Transferware Tureen here on the Entry Hall Console. I've had it out with some other "blues" for my Patriotic decor so, I hunted down some of my shells to replace the summertime potpourri.
There's only a small window here for me to use Shell Decor. It has to be after the July 4th decor has being packed away, and before I get the itch for "Pre-Fall" goodies. If you are a regular around here you'll know that I start thinking "Fall" during August. I'm not a fan of the Summer heat, especially when the flowers are starting to fade and I'm counting the days till I can safely put out a pumpkin or two.
I had some random shells left over,
so I loaded up one of my smaller cloches to add to the console top.
I've kept the moss covered initial "O" and my Pottery Barn urn with the faux Paperwhites. I know Paperwhites are thought of around Christmas, but I love their delicate small flower which reminds me of tiny orchids.
I like to keep this spot changed up frequently to set the mood for
the subtle changes in the time of year. I often have a small vintage print,
to echo the changing seasons.
I like to be able to make those changes
without having to completely start over on the tabletop surface.
So my Buffet Lamp I bought last year and my clock are staples here.
We don't make it to the beach or seaside very often,
since we're pretty much located right in the middle of the US.
I enjoy the beach, but I'm always happy just to get to the Lake,
or walk through the rocky riverbottoms where the trout are swimming.
Here are a few pics of my vintage bottles with Seashell Tops
that I made a few years ago. You can see the full post HERE.
Please don't ask me where they are...
I saw them back in the early Spring,
but now I can't tell you which box they're still in.
I'm going to share with you soon,
where I am with my latest health discoveries.
It's the never ending story...
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