G’day Beach Cottage ladies, have I got a treat for you today! We have not only dressed up coastal style tables, we have Scandinavian things and a little Beach Cottage Giveaway!
If you have been with me for a while you will know that along with white things, coastal things and vintage things, I also am a bit of a sucker for a bit of Scandinavian design and I love to pair a touch of modern vintage country with a few shells and stripes for the Beach Cottage look.
The way I like to add a bit of the Scandi in my life is often through home accessories – little bits and bobs that can be easily interchanged, do not break the bank and allow me to fulfill one of my favourite ways to spend time, when I should be doing the laundry – dressing up a table and making it all look pretty.
And in performing the pretty making bit there is often, thrown into the equation, vast amounts of white china and an obsession with anything with a name like jug, pitcher, carafe, mason jar or vintage bottle…and this vessel obsession has now actually swiftly moved from an object to hold milk, water or suchlike, to a full-blown on the shelf as a display collection of my dreams. Baby, do I love that.
And so when my eyes landed on this lovely little carafe complete with lettering and the kinda vintage with a touch of Scandi twist that makes my heart go pitter patter I knew it had Beach Cottage In My Collection about written all over it.
And it had to be. And so it was.
As if by magic, this little carafe (and a few of its white friends, these ones here) winged their way, across the seas, to this place they call Down Under, to sit out on my deck table with me and the Beach Cottage Crew and enjoy a new warm life under the Australian sun ;-)
I have to say, when they arrived, I was not disappointed…I just love it when a package arrives…kinda like a birthday when I arrive home on the deck to see a little parcel sitting there waiting patiently for me, or the sound of the bell when the Postie rings….even though you may well have ordered it yourself, indeed spent your own hard-earned cash on it, there is always an element of the special about the whole operation and even more divine if the product is travelling to you from another land…
…and of course, in my case, with all this unwrapping and excitement there is too, perhaps an element of secrecy if indeed one’s purchase may well be being stashed in the back of the wardrobe after it’s delicious unveiling…
I don’t know about you though, but sometimes, when I order things online, opening the box has with that excitement, too, a wonder at what I might find…but everything about these beauties from their aesthetic qualities, to the packaging, to the swiftness of their delivery was spot on.
And from there, well the rest is all Beach Cottage history, I firstly initiated these babies in all things white and coastal, introduced them to some Australian Breakfast, gave them a bunch of lavender to enjoy and let them surround themselves with shells and stripy things.
Then, when the time was right, when all was quiet in Beach Cottage Land, when there were no interruptions, well, then we went out on the deck to play. Just me, pretty white things who had travelled from half-way around the world, and the odd peony or too….with a few shells thrown in for good measure…
And boy oh boy was it fun….
I hope you like it Beach Cottage ladies, I about loved this tablescape…simple, white, a bit of coastal and a hint of the Scandi.
So very much up my alley.
a few more pics for you here
Now for the best bit, these can very much be up your alley too because today in Beach Cottage Land we have a giveaway!!
…a tasty little white Scandi giveaway….
What’s up for grabs : A $150 gift voucher to spend at ScandinavianDesignCenter
What do you have to do to enter? : Answer this question in the comments section of this post, best answer wins!
What you would love to spend $150 on at ScandinavianDesignCenter.…a little bit of zoosh for your table, hello Marimekko anything, some lovely linens, a curtain or two? Just hit comment and let me know, best answer wins!
open : worldwide
Good luck Beach Cottage lovelies
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