Good Day, how you going?
Do ya have the Monday Morning Blues? Or perhaps, where you are it’s the oh-no-it’s-Sunday-night-so-Monday-Morning-Blues-are-coming?
I have to tell you it’s a fairly nice Monday morning here in Beach Cottage Land…it actually feels a relief for all to be quiet in this here cottage…all are gone from this place, and all I have to do is recover from the bomb site that is our house and the tiredness that is in my bones from what seems like 48 hours straight of sport. Over the weekend we added 7 medals to our cottage and a couple more trophies so I guess that’s what’s to show for it.
Anyway, in the midst of all that action, I tablescaped. Yes you may think this is a strange and odd way for a person to unwind late on Saturday arvo. Not for me. The sport of tablescaping is one guaranteed to fulfill one’s need for calm.
I don’t think it matters where you live, what you do nor do not have…dressing up a table with next to nothing is all too easy.
You may think that fussing about with a table is indeed an odd way to spend time, and I’d never have thought once upon a time I’d enjoy this so much, but really, the only big deal with this is making the effort to start…the actual doing it is incredibly easy and more, nicely satisfying.
This scape, if that is what we are calling them, is a product of a couple of things I love…the first being white shells and the second vintage bottles…and this one has then turned out to be one of my faves…and is for me about celebrating everyday pleasures…
There’s nothing much to it and I love how a few simple things can end up looking lovely…this is what I started with…
I wanted to use some of the new old bottles I found on that haul recently, in particular the vintage milk bottle, I love the thick old glass and wide top…the shells are my favourite, tiny and white and perfectly formed, nature’s pretty good like that huh?
All the rest my usuals…mis-match of napkins from vintage and the plaid ones from IKEA…old and soft after lots of washings…
The napkin rings are simple circles of the tiny white shells (coming to the BC Store soon), the cutlery vintage, the plates IKEA, tablecloth a vintage sheet….flowers I have no idea what they are but they are part of the hundreds of bulbs I planted back in the Autumn and are now popping up all over the garden..the other sprigs of green, I do believe are what is commonly referred to as weeds ;-)
The chairs are IKEA with covers that pull off and hop straight in the machine on a 60 wash which my friends is exactly what they did this Monday washday after the bashing they took at the weekend.
And with that I will leave you with my shells.
p.s. I am having a giveaway tomorrow…stop by…