I brought back my Adirondack / Muskoka chair napkin rings. I love using them especially at this time of year. The navy, white and turquoise are favourite colours of mine and remind me so much of summer and lazy days at a lakeside beach.
My favourite aqua Crown canning jars with their old zinc and glass lids stayed on the top shelf. I love seeing how the changing light deepens and lightens the lovely aqua tint of the glass. Today is quite overcast but we have had some much needed rain.
This little plaster cast was an impression of seashells made by our youngest son on an art field trip in grade six. I love adding their hand made creations to vignettes.
This BEACH sign used to be in our ensuite bath but has found a temporary home on a little turquoise easel my sister-in-law gave me.
On the breakfast bar below I added my grandmother's silver sugar scuttle, and old silver pedestal with ironstone plates and another Crown jar with mismatched tarnished silver spoons.
I kept the vintage kitchen scale here but changed out the napkins to shades of blue stripes. The best part is that this was assembled with only the small starfish (less than $3) and the 50 cent square glass jar as new purchases. Everything else was from 'shopping the house.' You can find more seasonal variations of these shelves for Spring here, for Valentine's Day here, for Christmas here, for Halloween here, for late summer here and for Fall here.
Again, thanks for the kind comments and emails while I have been resting. I am back to work and feeling much better, although my second surgery is still ahead in early July. Thankfully I have only three weeks left of work and then I am off for the summer. Have you added any summer decorating to your home? I would love to stop by and see it.
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