I think summer decorating should be easy, don’t you? Not only easy but it should look amazing too! With that in mind, I didn’t want to spend lots of time shuffling through the basement for things to create a summery vignette for the dining room buffet! So, I took the candlesticks off the dining room table, pulled a basket from the family room and began to play. Here’s how easy it is to create 10 minute beachy vignette that will last until fall…
Since I don’t live at the beach I wanted to create a vignette that was beachy and a little upscale. No nets, fish etc! How about starfish and mercury glass?
I did have to go down to the basement to get 2 containers of shells, but I knew where they were. Thank heavens!
The beachy vignette works with the colors in the lamp. I was thinking about painting the basket a dusty light gray… I’m so glad I didn’t!
Here’s how easy it was to put together my 10 minute beachy decor!
I tied a length of twine around a few starfish and tied them to candles on mercury glass candlesticks. I like seeing the twine. I think it adds a layer of texture. If you don’t like seeing the twine around the starfish you can hot glue the twine to the back of the starfish but then it might take you a couple extra minutes to create this vignette.
Mercury glass is a big favorite of mine! And who knew that starfish and mercury glass worked so well together?
Because my vignette looked a little unfinished I felt the grouping needed something a little shorter to balance it out. I chose a round glass jar (that a candle once came in and I cleaned out) and coiled a rope inside it… and slipped another starfish inside.
Finally, I laid a trio of lumpy starfish in the basket. If you know the name of these stellar starfish please let me know. They are so pretty!
Now it’s your turn! I hope you use the inspiration here and create a 10 minute beachy vignette of your own! And I’d love you to email me a picture of it. I just might put it up on my facebook page! BTW if you are not following me on Facebook you can by clicking HERE.
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