Jul 27, 2015

{Who wants to go to the BEACH?}


Well, I will be going to the beach with my family in a few weeks and the grandbabies are counting down the days for sure. In the meantime I will just enjoy a simple "Beach" tablescape at home and think about the beach.


Aren't these plates from Walmart just adorable? Love the colors.Added my bamboo table runner with bamboo silverware and liked how it looked with the beach theme.


 I had a few of those cute little fish bowls I had used for something else so grabbed them up.  I didn't have enough fish net to put on them and my box I used for my centerpiece but some Burlap ribbon saved the day with a few painted seashells left over from our beach trip last year. I also had a couple of nice larger shells from St. Augustine Beach so painted them as well to use.



A little colored water and some sea shells and well, it worked for me!


 Cute little salt and pepper shakers.


I was pleased with my little wooden box I had purchased while in Jesup, Ga. More pleased with the chalk paint recipe that I used. Chalk paint went on smooth. Good thing I love about making your own chalk paint is that it's so much cheaper to make your own. Also there is no need to prime, dries faster and most of the time one coat is all that is needed. (depending on your project) 
 




I really like how the blues, yellows and greens came together for a beach theme. 


A little bunting to match.


A few added embellishments along the way!










I didn't want to go and buy more candles so had some craft paper in the colors I wanted to use and decided to wrap some old candles with what I had left over in my stash. Worked great!



I had saved a large tin can for a craft project so decided to use some of the crafting paper I had to wrap it with. I used a little twine at the top and the bottom and well...it sure holds a lot of snacks for the grands!

I love the paper.


I hope that you have enjoyed looking at my cute beach tablescape and other little goodies. 
There is nothing like bringing a little bit of the beach to the country!


But in a couple of weeks my toes will be here....

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Staying here...

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And I plan to be doing a lot of this....

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And oh I must share...I was featured as a guest on "Like Gramma's House" blog today! 
It was so sweet of Jonell to feature one of my post and it has been one my favorite posts...Son-Flowers! Made me smile....Go check it out when you have time. 

 Hugs and blessings, Cindy



36 comments:

  1. Love the colors Cindy on your table. Take lots of sunscreen to that beach girl! LOL!
    Connie Royals

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    1. Thanks Connie. No worries...got plenty of sunscreen, SEVERAL hats (LOL), an umbrella and a tent! I am good to go!

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  2. Yes please! I do I do!! Take me!! :) I'd be counting down the days too! Love it all. I almost bought those same plates for the wedding gift/picnic basket I made up!

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  3. Come on Heather.....Yes, I love those cute plates. Went back when I heard that there was some left marked down but naturally by the time I got there they all had sold! My daughter Melissa has a set of these and used them for Easter. The colors are so versatile!
    What a cute idea for a picnic basket too! Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. I love your beachy tablescape, Cindy. I almost did one too but Polish pottery won because I will have neighbors come for dinner tonight and one of them is Polish. Enjoy your vacation. Always fun with grandkids for sure! Do you live in FL or GA?....Christine

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    1. Thanks Christine. I live in Florida but have a Georgia heart! LOL! Yes, I loved your Polish tablescape!

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  5. Hi Heather.

    I was cruising sites and I seen your friends blog Debbie. Then I clicked to yours.

    Wow I too like that setting you got. Oh your things are really nice beach perfect. Sounds like your on holidays. I will be back. I will have a look at the other ladies blog you suggested who picked you.

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    1. Hey Carolann...I think you had to be on Heathers blog and then you typed Heather's name on my post. No problem though. Glad you stopped by. Hope you will visit again!

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  6. Looks so good....and what a neat idea to wrap the paper around the candles!!! Please share your chalk paint recipe. I need that for a big project I'm wanting to start.

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    1. Thanks Deb. Yes mam, I will send you the recipe I used. There are tons of them on Pinterest too.

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  7. Cindy you are just too creative! LOL! Wish you could come and workover my home! :)
    I hope you have a wonderful trip to the beach!

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  8. I hope Marty was able to come along. I'm sure he can enjoy relaxing and maybe catch a fish or two. Have fun and be safe. Ronald

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    1. Ronald, all the men in the family will be going too so hope to catch some fish as well!

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  9. What a perfect way to get a jump start on your beach vacation, so pretty and festive!

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  10. Cindy, I saw those plates at Walmart and loved them! I made myself resist. Not easy for this gal to do. lol1 Your table came together perfectly! Love the tin cans and how you wrapped the candles with paper. I do love homemade chalk paint as well. Hopping over to Jonells.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks Jann. It pays to save tin cans sometimes! LOL~

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  11. Oh, forgot to mention that hubby and I will have our toes in the sand in about 3 weeks. I can't wait!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  12. Hi Cindy, you sure created the perfect beach theme for you tablescape. Love those plates and all the special touches you designed. What a talent you are my friend. The snack cans for the grands is a lovely idea. Best wishes for a special time with your toes in the sand.
    Congrats on your feature for that post. It is a favorite of mine too.
    Blessings for the week. cm

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    1. Thanks so much for your sweet words. Yes, I too love how the snack cans turned out. Thanks for stopping by today.

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  13. Everything looks so pretty and beachy! I can almost hear the surf and feel the sand between my toes!!

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    1. Miss Mary, I am just wanting to feel that beachy breeze! LOL!

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  14. It sounds like you will be off on a relaxing adventure- with family- the best kind!

    Your tablescape is lovely and I am off to WalMart to see if I can find those plates!

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    1. Hope you find some of those cute plates Laura. They had different patterns on the clearance rack when I went back to look for more.

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  15. Cindy,
    Thanks so much for visiting!! What a delightful post!! Love those dishes and love all your sweet Beach vignettes. I was toying with the thought of changing my Patriotic Tree out for a beach decorated tree for the rest of the Summer but I think i will wait until next year and make some ornaments and other things for it over the Winter....... I will have time now that I am Part Time!! Whoa!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Debbie, you will making all sorts of things now that you are PT! Good for you,

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  16. Hi Cindy! Oh, your beach themed table is so pretty! Love everything on it! I saw those cute plates at Walmart. Love your table accessories and that little green box centerpiece - adorable. Your home is so pretty and I could have a staycation there for sure. Thanks for popping in to my travel blog.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Thanks Sheila. Come on girl and you can stay with me!

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  17. Cindy, what a wonderful tablescape! You are so creative!! Aww, nothing better than time at the beach with family!! My all time favorite! Enjoy!
    Hope you have a great day!
    Nancy

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  18. Oh how pretty!!! My parents still live in Ocala and we (my husband & myself) lived in Vero Beach, had a small house on the intercoastal waterway when my husband first got out of the Marines, many, many moons ago...sigh...I do miss the beach. Thank you for sharing. Blessings

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    1. Thanks Linda. I bet you do miss the beach for sure then if you lived in Vero. Thanks for stopping by.

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  19. Oh, my goodness! I saw those plates the other day and thought they'd look so cute...didn't get them though... hmmm...Have a great time at they beach with your family, Cindy!!! Zenda

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy