Beach Cottage Beachy Coastal Table Decor and a well-rounded tart
Tue 9th, Jul, 2013
Hello, top of the morning to you people of Beach Cottage, anyone for some home decorating via the deck and Mason jar style? Are we sick to the back teeth of vintage Mason Jars yet? Apparently we are not. ;-)
Well I am happy today, let’s ring the bells, yeehaw. The sun is shining here and boy is this the bestest Winter in zee world….ahhh just look at us living Winter like it’s not even happening…
Umm, since I have been lazing around letting my children cook me dinner, my husband take me off to remote beaches and my pup cuddle me most all day long, I have been having, along with de-cluttering extravaganzas secret little yearnings to tablescape…
It’s been so very long people since I decorated a table…what on earth have I been doing??? I love messing around out here, especially if the big girl’s camera gets a go too :-) Why didn’t’ anyone tell me when I was rambling on and on about beaches and soul cups that tables need some foofing?
And so for friends popping over for a spot of school holiday lunch, well what can one do but play around with some home accessories and tablescape?
This though was not the usual affair when I tablescape, lavishly throwing around home accessories like there’s no tomorrow, because mostly I was still in my pj’s with unwashed hair, no make-up (and a face full of very odd hormonal things, not digging them in the slightest) and didn’t have much time, so really that puts paid to spending shed loads of time on one’s table…so no, this is more just a gathering of things on the deck table to make it look a bit inviting.
It’s always quite amazing what a bit of foofing and decorating can do – before I decided to clear off the crapola that manages to grow all over this old cottage in the school hols by way of the three kiddos that live here (nothing at all to do with me, cough cough) this was more in the bombshell category than the coastal vintage style category.
After all that was gone I just used a simple crate and filled it with a few things….I up-cycled some gyp I bought last week so it goes a bit longer…I am well aware gyp gets a bad rap, but I don’t care. I know it’s about the un-trendiest flower ever to plaster all over your deck, heck your blog…I know stylists all over the world would shudder to their decorating toes should they come and sit on my ratty old deck and be presented with gyp…
I love it though gathered together in a huge bunch and I love it like this too in little pots of happiness here and there….
Trendy? Meh, who gives a rat’s ***
Lunch was nice, you get one guess as to what is hiding under this pastry, ha!
I am right into pies and tarts at the moment…I’ve been dabbling with making pies easily and have found some very interesting twists…
Must say I do like myself a well-rounded tart.
See on the the flip side