Monday, June 22, 2015

Beach Coffee Table with Vintage Touches

I can't believe I've waited this long to bring my shell collection out and begin using them in a few designs around my home. Today, I worked on my coffee table.  It is one of my favorite spots to decorate.
 I started my design with the wire basket
 that I got recently at an antique store. 
 There were several in the store and
 they came from a local industrial site. 
 I love containers--especially baskets.
  They can be so pretty and so useful at the same time. 
My sweet friend shared with me some of the vintage post cards from her collection.  I love this one from Cypress Gardens.  The ones peeking out at the bottom are from Panama City Beach, Florida.  We used to go to Panama City when I was a little girl.
I found this small iron stone dish last week
 and I decided I'm use it in my design today.
I found all the shells in the dish!
I just love collecting shells.

I got the green vase from Target a couple of years ago.  I love the pretty color.  I put it on top of a round chippy architectural piece that I topped with a page from an old dictionary.
Have you noticed the glass floats?  
I've had them for close to 40 years. 
 Gosh.....I guess that makes them (and me) vintage!
Have you read Mary Kay Andrews' new book, Beach Town
 I have!  Another treat from my favorite author.
I put my great aunt's magnifying glass on top of the book.

 Here's a final look from the sofa.
Thanks for stopping by to see my coffee table.  
The weather is predicted to be pretty hot this week. 
I think I'll stay inside and think of the beach....
I'll be working on a few spots later this


Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Thanks, Marsha for sharing your beach inspired vignette at Vintage Inspiration Party. Love the basket and the chippy architectural piece.

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

What a great vignette with a summer beach theme. You have a great shell collection! They are hard to find in one piece up here along the Jersey shore where we go. Thanks so much for sharing your display with "Let's Talk Vintage!"

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I have been so busy that all my coastal d├ęcor is still not out in my house...shame on me. I like what you have done with yours. Happy 4th!!!