Beach Cottage Vintage Bottle Deck Decorating Ideas
Mon 22nd, Nov, 2010
We had a lovely weekend here, my boys spent 5 hours in the water on Saturday, while Mr BC went out on the boat and I went around the local market, didn’t buy a single thing just soaked up the atmosphere..in the evening we went out for dinner, Mr BC and I and the lg’s. Um we were just going for a quick, casual dinner by the sea…and we got home in the early hours after lg kept on saying “just one more”. This was not good for the head the next morning but there were two very very good things about this evening, one I was introduced to a new drink, going by the name of Mojito (yes I know where have I been?) and two a bar that serves its drinks in jam jars and has mis-matched chairs and is so very dark that you don’t have to admit that the last time you frequented these sorta establishments (before Honeymoon Baby when you had a life where one went out til the morning) was when you were significantly less droopy.
On Sunday arvo I just pottered…stuck a couple of chickens with lemons in the oven, planted some hydgrangeas and mucked about on the deck.
I wanted to dress up the deck a bit, seeing as we are spending most of our time out there now…
I had seen this idea at a local boutique…though they had not used vintage bottles
…they had used cans and tied them with string to one of those hanging airer type affairs…in each can was stuffed a bunch of flowers and some native Aussie flora…the effect was quite lovely…rustic and lovely.
So this is my version…
I started off with a few hydrangeas from the garden and a bunch of those drugstore roses-on-a-budget…(bought in his wisdom bless him ;-) by Mr BC, note to self tell husband I prefer chocolate to drugstore roses)….then used my stash of vintage bottles, drawing pins and string…
all too easy…
Righto, I have to fly…I am really busy at the moment and with the delightful weather we have had today, I have a date later with the deck, the vintage bottles, strawberries, cucumber, mint and a bottle of Pimms.