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:
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Until next time,
Linked to Cindy's Romantic Home - Show and Tell Friday
And Remodelaholic Anonymous Meeting #17