10 MINUTE BEACHY DECORATING
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!
Done and so easy-peasy! I love this vignette for its organic and upscale look!
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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Very inspiring and very pretty. I love anything with a beach vibe, the beach means summer and salt and sand and summer is all about being laid back and casual and keeping life simple. Enjoying every moment of it we can.
Very beachy~classy, Yvonne! We live close to the Great Lakes so ‘lake’ is more appropriate here. And there always lots of cute things at HomeGoods with a lake theme. This is so pretty with the shine of the mercury glass.
love and blessings~
Lynda @ Gates of Crystal
Simply gorgeous! The starfish you asked about are called Knobby starfish. They are indeed my favorite!
Thanks Paula, and I was calling them “lumpy” starfish!!! I can see why they are your favorite!
I got a couple of these in a thrift store a couple years ago and made a vignette for my coffee table. My dog ate them! Fishy smell? I don’t know…but make sure your pooches can’t reach them!
I love your style! You are such an inspiration to me as I attempt to decorate my new place. Can you tell me where I can purchase the large white stars that you used on the fireplace ?
Hi Maryann, They came from a vendor at the Luckett’s spring Market. He is local and to my knowledge only does things like markets and fairs.
I love all your Summer touches. They look great!!! Have a great weekend!
Love your beachy candlesticks. Would not have thought to put sea shells with those candlesticks, but it works so beautifully.
Love it only I don’t have starfish I used the sand dollars and it looks great too with the Mercury glass I love it! Thanks for a great idea!
Beautiful vignette Yvonne! I like how quick it was to put all together. Thanks for the tips!
Love your idea of the rope inside the glass with the pencil starfish! Also, the natural color of the basket makes everything else stand out! Thank you for such great ideas!
Everything looks so beautiful! I love the mercury glass and starfish together. It’s like beach meets elegance. Love it!
So sweet Debbie! That was just the look I was going for! HUGS!
This suits my decor perfectly. I’m also a big fan of Mercury glass. I will attempt to duplicate your design. Thank you for a simple but stunning idea.
Love your touch of summer. I also love how you are using the mercury candle holders all year long. I have mine out and
have been enjoying seeing them out .
This is just gorgeous, I love how a few white starfish can a touch of coastal elegance to any room…regardless of WHERE you live!;)
Thanks Kristy! And you should know about starfish…. Miss starfish cottage! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Simply magnificent! I don’t live near the ocean but I love beachy. Touches just like you have done! Thank-you so much for your inspiration! Love it!!
super pretty! i love mercury glass too (who doesn’t 😉 and love it w/ the starfish but then again i think everything goes w/ mercury glass too. lol. xo- maryjo
I always love your posts and ideas but cannot figure out why your photos fade out as I scroll through your post. I can’t ever see your photos in a clear mode and don’t understand the reason this occurs. I usually give up and move onto another blogger. If you can provide a method or way to see your photos more clearly, please let me know.
Thanks very much.
Scroll on the right or left side of the blog page, Jainie. When you scroll on the images they think you want to pin them. Keep left or right and you will be fine!
Simple…..the older I get, the more I love light and simple. We moved from a beautiful three-story home to a bayou bungalow in Florida last year. Gutted it and painted my antiques white and/or grey! Love it! Your beachy rooms and touches of light are perfect! I will have to figure out how to send you before and after pictures.
I’d love to see them Sheila!