Saturday, July 23, 2016

Summertime Seashell Vignette

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.

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  1. Happy Friday Debra - Good to see your post of your lovely blue bowl full of seashells! Your table looks so good. Have a good weekend.


  2. This is a lovely vignette! It would be perfect at my beach cottage here in Santa Barbara.
    Best & Bisous,
    Michelle from Simply Santa Barbara

  3. Your vignettes are always the tops in looks and style. Love the bowl and the seashells reminds me I have a big bowl downstairs of seashells I never think to use...I usually just drop them into the pond. Have a great weekend and it its as hot there stay cool!

  4. Debra, love your shells and celebrating the shore after the 4th. Your comment on the bottle cracks me up - I can relate. I thought of you this week, knowing your love of Fall. It's all I can to keep from opening the Fall Cottage Journal issue that arrived this week....I want to so badly! I still have other summer issues of mags lying around, though, so I'm saving it for a special sitting...when it's not 100° and plants screaming to be watered! Happy Saturday.

  5. Your summer vignette looks so pretty! I love the bottles with the shells on top. I'm looking forward to Fall but unfortunately, it will be a while before it feels like it here where I live. It stays warm here all the way into October!

  6. very pretty,I have a bowl with cover like this one

  7. Debra, you have some beautiful shells! I don't have any large ones or a star fish. Love them nestled in you tureen! Again, I love your bottle stoppers. I've got to make some. Next year probably because I'm pulling out the watermelons and sunflowers for Aug.

  8. Debra,
    You have a lovely collection of shells, dear friend!
    Like you, I'm ready for Autumn decor and Autumn weather!
    It doesn't help that the Cottage Journal Autumn Magazine is now on my bedside table, either!
    Gorgeous vignette on your entry console table!

  9. Beautiful shell collection and love them in the blue and white tureen.

  10. Lovely Coastal vignette. Love everthing about it.........

  11. Beautiful beach/coastal vignette; it would look great in my Florida home!

  12. Such a pretty vignette Debra! I hope you are doing well!

  13. It is a beautiful vignette Debra and I love the blues. I never think of fall cause I am a summer gal..heat and all!!! lol...Hope you are feeling much better!!

  14. Hi Debra, here is a fact you probably don't know. I have your posts come into my in-box so I read every one but, don't ask me why, I don't often comment. Do you do that? I have special writers and photographers that I really adore and read them every time a new post is put out but just don't take the time to comment. I was just reading your last post and it dawned on me that the only time I comment to you is when you talk about your health. It makes me feel such empathy, I guess that is why I do , but that is going to change because I love all your decor and your pretty photos and I need to tell you so. I grew up in beach country in California but now live in the mountains and do not have very many shells but they look so pretty and do remind me of summer that I am going to start a collection, but, you are right, fall is the best and just around the corner..Happy Thursday..Judy

  15. Lovely! Blue and white is such a beautiful combination with your pretty!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  16. Love you Blue and White bowl....
    Be Blessed


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