Beach Cottage Coastal Decor on the Deck
Thu 12th, Jan, 2012
I’m not sure if you want to come in here today…there’s a lady on a broomstick and a tradie.
Welcome to the only place in my cottage that is not chaos.
I have retreated to the deck while the bathroom is being smashed apart as we speak.
We are having lovely weather here in Sydney and after waiting for summer to arrive all over the Christmas break, it came, with a bang…now it’s roasting.
So yesterday arvo I gave a much needed clean to the deck…I am not quite sure what it is but if left, it is always covered in a grey-ish black, what I can only describe as dusty grime…anyone else in Sydney get that? Or is it just a coastal thing? Suffice to say I never got that in my houses in England. Oh ooooops, I didn’t have a deck in the houses in England, it was too cold ;-)
And I got a breakfast tray ready for the morning….one of my New Year’s things I am trying to do is have breakfast…(more on what I want to do this year on another post)…so far I have failed miserably…ever since I got pregnant with Honeymoon Baby, breakfast makes me swimmingly nauseous…I have even before thought it was morning sickness sometimes it is so bad…
So I thought I might kill two birds with one stone today and
1. get everything out ready for breakfast tomorrow so it doesn’t look like bomb went off when the kiddos do it
2. have a little tablescaping fun…
Once I started it though, I got quite hot and bothered and thought longingly of hopping down the beach for a swim in the ocean…it was hot and humid out there cleaning the deck in the heat….
…and so when the table dressing bit of the above scenario came up, instead I made a big pitcher of Iced Tea and sat in an Adirondack observing…
So rather than my usual foofing and messing around with the table dressing….this is a Dump & Go Tablescape…
…I plonked all the stuff for breakfast in the vintage caddy, added the enamel vase I love and a nice tablecloth.
done & dusted…
I still have the coastal wreath up on the door…what do you think of that? I kinda liked it so it’s not yet come down…
Wanna come and have breakfast with me?
I will see you soon…got some serious bathroom stuff to show you, woohoo, plus I need to have a housekeeping post here…to tell you what’s new and upcoming etc…so if you have anything you wanna ask, lemme know…plus just before Christmas, throughout December I had a few email issues…if you emailed me & didn’t hear back and it’s important can you please re-send..
Cheers Big Ears
p.s. I had so many enquiries before when I featured the enamel vase…it’s from Freedom