Beach Cottage Decorating : How to decorate a Coastal Vintage table
Fri 4th, Oct, 2013
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!