There have been times when I’ve decided to give up a hobby or passion and then get ready of all supplies and equipment related to it. This unwise move has also resulted in me buying said supplies and equipment all over again. Now it’s hard for me to get rid of anything unless it’s worn beyond recognition or totally unsafe. This also means I am running out of storage space. One of these days I’ll work up enough nerve to give you a peek at where I put everything.
Years ago when I was tablescaping and didn’t know it, I put together a beach themed table. Luckily I held on to a few things and decided to try the theme again. I used a beige muslin cloth that unfortunately has a burgundy colored stain on it from candle wax. I tried every trick in the book to remove it with no luck. I’m not throwing it away so I just place something on the spot and no one will ever know.
I brought out my trusty white framed mirror again as the base for the centerpiece. My first thought was to find a small bag of sand at one of the hobby stores to sprinkle on top of the mirror. I figured with the online coupon it wouldn’t be expense. Luckily I came up with a better idea. I was in the vicinity of Menards and checked the lawn and garden section for sand. I got a 30lb bag for $1.49. This will last me for many years. I also used sand to halfway fill two vases and then placed candles inside.
Years ago we took an Eastern Caribbean cruise and brought back a huge conch shell. It’s a perfect fit for the theme and centerpiece. Then, during a quick trip to Family Dollar I found the starfish figurine. Digging into my stash I found a few seashells and some blue and white broken glass.
I pulled out my white dollar store dishes and blue napkins. Also in my leftover goody pile were these oh so cute and flip flop picture frames. On the day I went to Menards for the sand, my first stop was the thrift store. I was purposely looking for blue tumblers and lo and behold I found them, woo-hoo!!! Their cool blue shade and the stemmed glasses convey just the mood I wanted.
Combining two colors and styles of flatware was a real stretch, and I’m still not sure about them, but oh well. When thinking of what you’d find on a beach I thought a message in a bottle would be cute. The message is also one I intend to pay attention to from now on. This is also where I used the blue and white glass along with more candles.
At the other end of the table is a sailboat that we have had for years. As a matter of fact The Mr. had it when we met, so it’s over 36 years old. They don’t make trinkets like that anymore! I’m really pleased with my table and I’m already thinking of what I’d like to add to it next year, stay tuned.
On another note, I hope you’re not tired of bundt cakes because I have a few more to share with you. Enjoy your weekend!
I’ll be sharing my beach table at the following sites. Please check them out for some beautiful tables, food and decorating ideas.
Wow us Wednesday’s
Open House Thursday
Let’s Dish – Cuisine Kathleen
Under the Table and Dreaming