Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Beachy "Coffee Tablescape" at Heart and Home

Hey there everyone! How's it going on this fabulous Friday?
I'm linking to Show and Tell Friday. I've also linked this post about a pretty blue tablescape and my meeting with my new friend  Delores from Vignette Design - If you haven't seen it already I hope you'll go check it out when you're done here!
Stick around for the end of this post and news about my giveaway. You won't want to miss it!

Around here we're (and when I say we're I mean I'm) preparing for the weekend, and the big 80's birthday party for my new 14 year old.  There will be nine thirteen and fourteen year old girls staying here for a sleepover, after a skating party at the old wooden-floored Palladium.

Anyone who's ever done this knows to call it a "sleepover" is really a misnomer. There is rarely any sleeping going on at these things, and that many teenage girls together in one room can get - how can I say this nicely? - very spirited.

After about 2:00 AM they all get a bit punchy, you know? There's usually a lot of squealing and silliness - lots of girl talk for sure.

It will be interesting  and I hope I'll still be able to think straight after the weekend....! At the very least I'll be ready for a quiet day alone come Monday! Thank goodness for school and the peace and quiet of a house with everyone away for the day!

I thought I'd create a little beachy vibe in the family room before all those girls took it over with their sleeping bags and makeup and i-pods and cell phones.
Here's how boring things can look without any fun accessories:
(clean but dull!)

I went around and gathered up some objects that reminded me of the ocean,
 shopping the house once again!

A table runner, large glass urn/vase, stack of design books
 and a pretty scented candle are the focus of  the arrangement.

I love the ripples in this vessel.
And I love the color - that pale aqua looks like the ocean on the Gulf of Mexico.

This ball looks kinda beachy - although  I have no idea what it's made of! I'd love to have a few of those cool white orbs covered in tiny white seashells that I've seen on other sites.
Just what I need - more stuff!

We used to bring home fish figurines from wherever we were on vacation. This one fits in perfectly here because of the colors. I think we got it in Hawaii, although it could have been from Mexico.

It was a such long time ago- we haven't been on a trip like that in forever. I'm longing for a tropical vacation, without the stress of wearing a bathing suit.

 Let's just say I am long past my bikini wearing days...!!

The finished table - creating a beachy vibe without the sand, the sticky sunscreen, or the sunburn!
Or the bathing suit stress! Perfect for me, here on the Redwood Coast!

And now, about my giveaway:
two of my lucky readers
will win a full year's subscription
to Traditional Home Magazine.
You read it, you love it, now win it for one full year!

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You get an entry for each.
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Let me know which you've done.
A winner will be chosen by
random drawing Friday May 7.
Good luck!

Thanks to all of you who've already entered the drawing! And an especially big Heart and Home hug to you if you became a follower recently!
Until next time,
Linked to  Cindy's Romantic Home - Show and Tell Friday
And  Remodelaholic Anonymous Meeting #17


Shirley said...

Looks clean, and beachy. We certainly can't have a flat service without hurrying up and decorating : ))

Lenore said...

Oh, I really love the beachy vignette that you created and love your swirly glass jar....everything looks beachy but not too fussy or over the top.

Susan said...

Hello! Makes me want to go to the beach. Great job! Please stop by any time! I love visitors! Sincerely, Susan

Olga said...

Looking at your beautiful vignette, I can almost here the waves of the ocean. So peaceful, so relaxing...

Michelle said...

I really like the ball of whatever it is.

:) Michelle

suzyq said...

Heidi, how lucky were you to have a day out with Delores - you are my kind of gals. Pity I am a million miles away!!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

ahhh i feel like going to a beach now! so calm and your vignettes just lovely.. have a good weekend!

Victoria said...

I love your coffee table! The beachy look is so summery:)

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

It all looks so pretty right now. But I can just imagine after a few hours of all those teenage girls! I've been there with my two, so I do know!

Pat said...

Let's run away to the beach! :-) I am so ready for sun, sand, the sounds of the waves crashing and just relaxing. I can't even address the swimsuit subject though. LOL

May the force be with you this weekend! I know the girls will have a blast. Your daughter will really appreciate this too.

I would so love to win! Thanks for the opportunity.


P.S. I'm already a follower!


Hi Heidi, I love your beautiful beach vignette that you created for your coffee table. Everything looks so nice. What a pretty glass jar with swirls, you have very nice touch. I hope you have a wonderful day!

kim said...

Heidi, love your new summery beachy table vignette. I already subscribe to Traditional Home, have for years. My favorite magazine. That is a very nice giveaway though. I am already a follower.

Riet said...

What a lovely post Heidi So you have been in Holland?

shabbyrosetreasures said...

Oh sweetie it is beautiful, I think I can hear the ocean and feel the sand between my toes! Wow! YOu are a very brave and dedicated mommy to take on the sweet slumber party! I am a follower now and I just love your blog! Please stop by and say hi!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Like your beach vignette, I think I got my shell orb at Pier 1, many years ago. Don't know why my reading list does not let me know when you have a new post. It does that sometimes with some other blogs I follow. :( Need to go back to see what you have been up to. :) Have fun with the sleep over - I remember those days.:)

Denise Marie said...

fun, fun, fun!!

Nancy's Notes said...

Great beach look, truly awesome! Hope you survive the fun weekend!

I'll b back to get a report!


{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh.....Heidi...I know it will be wild and NOISY....but soooo much fun. My girl just turned 39....holy moly....where has the time gone? I long to have her at home with a group of giggling girls... (My dad used to say that little girls came with built in giggles)....

Love your beachy vignette. It looks like summer!...and the pretty blues in the background. Just lovely.

Thanks for coming by and giving me the "heads up" about this grand giveaway! It will be just yummmers.

Have a great weekend.

Warm blessings,

KaReN EiLeeN said...

Love your little neck of the woods. I am now a follower so that I can visit anytime!!

Warm Wishes,
Karen Eileen

Bonnie said...

Loved the pictures and hearing about your day meeting Delores. Looks like fun. How nice to make a new friend.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Heidi, it looks wonderful. Just right for beachy. All we need is sun! xo Lidy

Recycled Rita said...

Love your beachy coffee table, especially that candle! Have fun with your sleepover! karen...

Mikey said...

Love it! This makes me want to pack my bags and head to the beach for a few day! I'm new to the blogging world and just became a follower of your blog! I hope you'll visit my blog, too!