Fun Friday Find 2

Last Friday I took a little break from yard work and  visited a garage sale.  The lady had lots of antique dishes and accessories on her tables, most of them were picked over by the time I got there, but I managed to walk away with a nice big glass dome.   I’ve been looking for one of these for a long time.  The label had ‘Bard’s handblown glass” on it, so I figured it was a good one.  I paid $10.00 for it and I think I got a good deal.


Back at home out came the sandpaper, white paint and paint brush.  I spray painted the base white and after adequate drying time I brushed on another coat of paint. I let it dry completely before taking some sandpaper and lightly sanding the rim of the base.  During the drying time I cleaned up the glass dome.  Here she is all shiny and pretty…

There are so many fun ways to display items under a glass dome….for now I chose to fill it with sea shells.

I just started layering the sea treasures and even tucked in a faux hydrangea to fill in the gap and add more texture.

I’ve been collecting shells for a while now and love to display them over the summer months, adding a little coastal flair to my humble home.

This is where the glass dome found it’s new home – on our built-in. Looks like I went from Easter bunnies to sea-shells in a hurry,  that’s okay, summer is just around the corner. I can always change it up and if you know me, I might just do that.

As always, thank you for visiting!

Summer Vignette on the Patio Table

I love creating simple vignettes. After the recent dust storms I spend some time cleaning up the patio, it was covered in dust. When everything was clean and put back in its place,  I decided to play a little. The tray on the patio table looked a little bare, so I created a small vignette.  Let me show you what my inspiration piece was….this lantern.  I spied it at a garage sale over the weekend and it came home with me.


I guess I could have left it as is but, I decided to lighten it up with a couple of coats of white spray paint.

One thing led to another and before long I gathered some sea shells and succulents and started decorating the old fence board tray, which is now on the patio table.

The sand dollars were purchased at TJ Maxx a while back,  some of the smaller shells were souvenirs from our Florida trip last year.

In this picture I added another taller lantern to the arrangement and filled it with some random items, shells, pods and a silver heart.

I’m hoping to enjoy this summer vignette for a couple of days before the wind picks up again and I have to move some of the items indoors. That happens a lot around here.

Thank you for visiting!  I hope you have a wonderful day, filled with lots of sunshine!

A Summer Tablescape

I was surprised this past week when a package from my sister arrived. She is in the process of moving and thought of me while sorting out her pretties. Lots of fun little treasures to unwrap,  it was almost like Christmas morning. A couple of the goodies inspired me to create this tablescape.  Can you spot which ones?


I set up a tray in the center of the table showing off my “new to me” dishes, dessert plates and mugs embellished with a sea shell motive.


White and blue….what’s not to love?


Pretty starfish, sand dollars and a bowl filled with sea shells also became part of this summer tablescape.


Last year around this time we were planning our trip to Florida, aahh the memories.  I really enjoyed my time at the beach,  this tablescape takes me back and awakens the sights and sounds of the beach. So far we haven’t planned our vacation for this year…I hope to get away for a little fun in the sun late September or October.

Thank you for stopping by…..you made my day!!