Beach Cottage Decorating : How to decorate a Coastal Vintage table

Fri 4th, Oct, 2013

0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Google+ 0 Pin It Share 0 Buffer 0 0 Flares ×


Morning, top of the day to you and how to decorate a coastal table for a beachy vintage look today.


As you know, I love and collect old bottles and teamed with nautical bits you can re-work the basics with whatever you have got to hand for a quick and easy bit of table decorating.

So this is a little tablescape vignette from my new deck with the old thrifted table…just before I dressed up the table we found ourselves in the midst of school holiday chaos including a freaky Sydney hailstorm (I’m still getting over here how weather can go from knocking on 30C and then suddenly turn and what follows is a massive torrential downpour of balls of freezing ice..weird but true) and so once that was over, it was nice to get out here and foof.


These ranunculus were bought for me when I was feeling under the weather (you may have seen them on my Instagram – I’m ‘abeachcottage’ over there, hop over it’s so fun!) and they did the trick, I had enough for some wedged in an old French vintage bottle and some leftover…so with a bit of time to play and friends on the way for dinner I popped them singularly into these old bottles…this is still my favourite way to stretch a bunch of flowers, single stems grouped together…


Big visual impact, texture, colour and bang for the buck.


If you are looking for a quick way to dress up your table for the holiday weekend in Australia (go the mighty Eagles) have a go at this – just grab a few bottles, flowers and a few coastal bits and bobs and pop together in the middle, the trick is to use different heights all through your ‘scape’ so it’s easy on the eye – I used different sizes of old bottles, glass balls and a shell ball for different shapes too.


I hope you like it, I love a pretty pic on a blog, don’t you?

I’ll see you soon, happy Friday!



0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Google+ 0 Pin It Share 0 Buffer 0 0 Flares ×

9 Responses to “Beach Cottage Decorating : How to decorate a Coastal Vintage table”

  1. merilyn says:

    good morning to you sarah!
    I hope you are on top of the world again!
    those photographs are just gorgeous
    gratitude is a wonderful attitude, without being a platitude!
    so I say a great big thankyou to you for always being so inspirational!
    we are blessed! love m:)x

  2. Why yes indeed I DO like a pretty pic or 6 on a blog and you have certainly delivered that today thank you!!!! Have a fabbo weekend xx

  3. manon says:

    Tout à fait charmant.

    Belle joournée


  4. Deb says:

    Thanks for the pretty pictures on table decorating. Those flowers are exquisite.
    This weekend I am grateful for you and your warm way of reaching out to us all : )
    You always brighten my day!

  5. Neen says:

    The ‘above’ shot is particularly spectacular !!
    ;) Neen

  6. They look fabulous Sarah.. I must agree splitting a bunch seems a fab way to make them last longer and look bigger!!

  7. Judy says:

    Hi Sarah just found your blog and am enjoying reading it. Great escapism for those of us landlocked in the burbs lol! I shouldn’t admit this but the closest i come to beach style is my outdoor fence where i hang all my vintage beach stuff ie old oars, signs, floats and yes, even my cement seagulls! I know some people may consider this stuff tacky (people such as my neighbors,) but I love it and look forward to putting it out every spring. You can bet I’ll be reading your excellent blog for new ideas.

  8. Lusine says:

    Stunning photography as always! Thank you so much for the tips, you always manage to make the simplest things look so beautiful. I’m definitely trying the one flower per vase look.

  9. Mimi says:

    Lovely and gorgeous : )