Aug 6, 2018

{Beach Tablescape, Family Fun, and Yard Sale Goodies}


I am still in a "Beach" frame of mind. Before we went on our annual Family Beach Vacation I decided to do a little beach tablescape. 


I am so enjoying having that cute chair that holds that little drawer in a corner in my kitchen. Being able to change the decor around some has been fun. 




It is hard to read the scripture here but it's Psalm 139:9-10

The beautiful picture is one that my youngest daughter took while traveling once.



I found the table runner at a yard sale for 50 cents and had it stashed away so grabbed it and that determined my color scheme. Cute little salt and pepper shakers winded up being perfect. 


I grabbed my bag of sea shells to use as well.



I have several sets of dishes that go well with a Beach theme tablescape but decided my cute little fish dishes would be the ones I used. I even have the child's plates that match these. I actually lucked up one year at the end of summer and found these cuties at Walmart on clearance for 50 cent's a plate. 





Decided to keep the centerpiece simple. Sea shells and candles. A lot of the sea shells I used was from beach trips past. I had a small bag of decorative shells I had bought for a project and added some of those as well. 




Blue flatware and blue and green coasters added to the table went great with the plates.  


I decided to intermingle the green and white napkins. 


Simple and cute but makes me want to go back to the beach! And I might just do that even if it's for a day. LOL! Planning on changing the tablescape out maybe the end of  the month. I needed wanted more dishes so decided to buy me some Sunflower dishes to use next.  



We had a little family fun over the weekend  at my fatherinlove's home. Ice cream social and water fun with slides, pools, bubbles, and squirt guns. The kids had such a great time.  It's so fun to see the big cousins and the little cousins with one another. Just makes me smile. 


 Such fun times making sweet memories.



I stopped at thrift store on my way back home from several doctor appointment's that I had and found 8 white coffee cups. $2 brought them home with me. You can't go wrong with white. 



Oven and microwave proof bowl for 50 cents was a steal to me.  



This cute doe just had to come home with me too. I couldn't pass her up for $1.99. 



She looks great in our little "Buck Room" at home. We have a spare bedroom that is decorated in a hunting theme and we call it the Buck room.


And I managed to pick a few hot peppers and whip up a jar of pepper sauce. I see some greens being cooked before long at my house!



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Counting my blessings today and thanking God for blessings undeserved. 
 I hope that you have a wonderful week and be sure to count your blessings, name them one by one. Count your blessings and see what God has done. Count your blessings, name them one by one. Count your many blessings and see what God has done. 

Hugs and blessings, Cindy


48 comments:

  1. Love all your beach dรฉcor, especially your table setting. The fish plates are so cute. Always enjoy your family pictures, it's great to see all of you have such a good time.

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    1. Thanks Miss Mary. We do have a great time as family. The kids love spending time with each other and it's so fun to watch the little ones interact together.

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  2. Counting my blessings for you, my friend. I just love this post and I will be moving in soon (giggling)---don't worry, I'm not, I will never ever move back to Florida. (grin)---have a beautiful week, Cindy.

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    1. Awe Linda, you are so sweet. Come on girl. I have a spare room!

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  3. Well now Cindy I will be singing that cute little song the rest of the day. Yes, blessings undeserved for sure. Thankful. I love the end of summer clearance at Walmart. Last summer I bought beach towels on clearance and used this year to add to birthday gifts for this summer. Fun pictures of the family. I can't believe how much that baby has grown. You done good on the thrift finds. But then you always do.
    Connie Royals

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    1. I love getting in on those clearance finds too at end of summer. I have a friend that buys summer things on clearance and actually gives it for Christmas gifts. One year she bought everyone in family a beach towel, (the kids) beach toys, sunscreen, lip balm with sunscreen, beach tote and tanning lotions. She made up a basket with a tag that said, "Summer time is right after Christmas". LOL! YEP, she lives in Florida too!

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  4. What a fun, fun post!!
    I love your idea with that drawer and chair, very cleaver.
    Your tablescape turned out darling, why, that should make you feel as if you are still on the beach for sure.
    I wished we had good finds like that at our Thrifty store. Because of where we live, they really jack the prices up, it's crazy.

    Bless you~

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    1. I’m really enjoying that little drawer and chair . Already have another idea for it glad you are healing well dear friend . Have prayed for you .

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  5. You sure are beachy keen! :) I love that table runner and those dishes! I was so bad with summer decor this year so it's fun to see yours!! You did need some more summer plates--sunflowers are great to transition to later in the summer and just darn pretty! It is such a great little corner with your chair and drawer. How fun to decorate it for the seasons and holidays! You and your family always have such fun get togethers. Making great memories for all!

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    1. I love sunflowers too so I am excited about using my new plates soon. It won't be long and I'll be doing a Christmas theme! LOL! Mercy...time flies these days.

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  6. Your tablescapes always look great.. I do well to wipe off our table after we eat! ๐Ÿ˜ I'd love a trip to the beach, but don't see us taking any vacations with Mom's ALZ worsening. ๐Ÿ˜ข Hope you have a great week! ๐Ÿ’œ

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    1. Praying for your mom Deb. It is so sad isn't it? The mind is a powerful thing. I'd like to get in at least a day trip to the beach before long. We shall see if it works out.

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  7. Your beach-themed decor and table setting looks fabulous! I liked how you incorporated your seashell collection in the decor.

    What a great haul from the thrift store. I'm sure that the white mugs will come in handy at your family gatherings.

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    1. Thanks Margie. Think I will be using those white mugs with the sunflower theme too.

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  8. You find the gre
    atest items at thrift stores. I love the white mugs and the mixing bowl too. Happy new week Cindy!

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    1. Thanks Lea. Hoping the rest of your week is great for you.

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  9. Such a lovely post, Cindy. I love the whole tablescape you did with the beach theme. Everything is just gorgeous. I especially love that chair and little drawer and how you can change it out for different occassions. You have such good taste when it comes to decorating...and I love all of the bargains you find. xx

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    1. Thanks Dianna. I am enjoying the drawer sitting in that chair. Love changing things out in it. Hope you are doing well.

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  10. Cindy, I love your beach theme tablescape with the cute fish dishes. I think I need a beach trip, sweet lady. Your weekend sounds like so much fun! Family and fun is always perfect! Happy Tuesday~

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    1. Thanks Pam. The kids had a ball at the ice cream social and water fun for sure. Hoping to get back to the beach for at least a day trip but not sure I am going to make it happen before Bow season begins. LOL!

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  11. Awww Cindy,, I love your beach themed chair, with the sweet verse, and your table is wonderful. Green and blue is such a pretty combo, and I just smiled at the matching child's plate....so cute!! Your weekend looks like it was such fun with all your family. I love how you all stay so connected. I hope you have a wonderful week. xxoo

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    1. Thanks Kitty. I love the blues and greens too. I have a set of dishes that are blue and yellow and I like those a lot too. I love that picture with the verse. My girl took that picture while traveling one summer and I put the verse on it. Thought it went so well with the theme.

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  12. Love your beach tablescape Cindy! The fish plates are so cute, and I love the child ones. We sure had a great time on our beach trip last week. Family time is always the best!!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. I am so glad you got to go on a beach trip Jann. Something about the sound of the ocean that relaxes me.

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  13. That table runner was a great find and perfect start to your cute table! Love the colors. Can you believe that this Friday will be my first time to the beach this summer?! Hoping for good weather.

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    1. I am so glad you are getting to go to the beach this Friday Ann Marie. I do hope you have great weather. Enjoy every moment girl.

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  14. Cindy, I love your beach decor! That table does make you feel like you’re at the beach. Great finds, too. I have a bowl like the one you found and it’s my “Chex mix” bowl as it’s the perfect size to mix it up in my microwave and you got it for only 50 cents?! I’d like to ask you you to say some prayers for a long-time friend of mine, please. She just started chemo for breast cancer. She’s quite a lady with a great support system and strong faith. I’m hoping to add numbers to her prayer warriors. Have another wonderful week, dear friend!

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    1. Thank you so much dear lady. Chex Mix bowl sounds great and I do love me some Chex Mix. Of course I will pray for you friend. Send me her name in a private message and I will add her name to my prayer journal. Praying God's mighty hand be upon her and carry her.

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  15. What cute and fun finds, my friend. LOVE the Doe. And may I just say your beach themed chair is simply beautiful.

    Hugs to you!

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    1. Thanks so much Stephanie. I loved that doe too. She was a perfect addition to the Buck Room.

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  16. Some people have talents flowing through their veins. You are one of them.
    I admire each picture!

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    1. Awe you’re too sweet . I’m not so sure about having talents though . Lol !

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  17. Oh girl...you are inspiring me to get set me up a pretty table now! I very seldom set a pretty table at home...because of hubby's wacky schedule, we just don't entertain that much. Our one and only table is usually a catch-all for mail, phones & keys...that is just terrible, isn't it? I love the beachy theme and the colors are fabulous. I adore your cute little corner vignette and you certainly found some great bargains! Blessings to you, sweet friend!

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    1. Thanks friend. Marty and I actually eat at our breakfast bar but on Sunday's my family takes up the whole kitchen. LOL! Sometimes though...it's just nice to have a centerpiece and use paper plates. LOL!

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  18. How lovely how you've brought some of the beach home!
    So glad you can spend some lovely time with your family. Great finds and new homes for those items!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. I am enjoying my fish plates.

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  19. Psalm 139 is my favorite scripture! Love your chair and the beachy vignette. Those are the cutest fish plates! Your tablescape is so fun. I'm ready to go back to the beach, too! I love your silverware, glasses, and your creative centerpiece. I like the two colors of napkins and your runner is perfect.

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    1. Thank you Bonnie . Girl , wish we could go to beach together . Got a feeling we wouldn’t talk a bit would we ? Lol !

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  20. Oh, your table looks SO pretty! And, I just love the white cups you found. You are right, you can't go wrong with white. I love the little design around the tops of them, too. Your corner chair looks adorable, too. So happy to visit with you, sweet friend. :)

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    1. Thank you Cheryl. I will use those white cups for sure.

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  21. I love those white plates And the white mugs! Where do you store all your dishes so that they are handy? Do you have a large house? That bowl was a steal too! Makes me want to go to Goodwill looking! Nancy

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    1. Thanks Nancy. I have a She-Shed as I like to call it outside and that is where I store my dishes. I do have a drawer that I keep napkins, napkin rings, coasters, name plates and things such as that in. I also keep all my flatware in the drawer as well. I know..I have issues! LOL!

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  22. HAHA..yep, looks like you are still in BEACH mode! Loving those buys, and like you said, hard to pass those up. Looks like you have been having a great time.

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    1. Thanks Pam. Hard to pass up a good little deal for sure.

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  23. Cindy,
    I just love all the different vignettes that you have done on that chair!! So cute!! And what great treasures you found!! I am back from my blogging break...
    Thankss o much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Thanks so much. Hope you have a great day.

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  24. Oh I love your beach theme! Flowers and "pretties" are nice, but sometimes it is fun to break away from all of that. And what better theme than SUMMER?! I absolutely love it all! :)

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    1. Thanks so much. Yes, I am kinda sad to be replacing my beach tablescape but see sunflowers on the horizon.

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So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy