Summer beach table decor that anyone can do. Really, this lazy decorator is at it again. Why wouldn’t I if it gets results as pretty as this? Now truth be told, I love an elaborate and fancy table decor just as much as the next gal. But who has time for that on an average summer day when one could also be lounging in the hammock or sipping something nice and cold in a beach chair. So easy and quick summer beach table decor it is.
After a short period of falling into Fall we are having a bit of extra summer bestowed on us here in the low lands. And it is lovely. Another round of eating Al Fresco, back to wearing sandals and skimpy tops, replacing the scarfs again with sun glasses and having the best excuse to open up another bottle of rose wine.
Life is good.
And all this summer weather put me in the mood to show you a little summer decoration I did at the start of my holiday.
It was one of those “I didn’t plan this, but I like the outcome projects”….
It all started with two very simple and rather cheap bunches of flowers from the grocery store.
I did not have plans for them. Just to plop them in a vase, plunk them somewhere and be done with it.
But somehow those bouquets did not want to cooperate and they just did not make me smile. I had to come up with something else…..
The two grocery store bouquets were so stiff and unimaginative. So I went into my garden to see if I had any white flowers left. My white rose was in between flowering stages, so she was no help. But I had white lavender growing. My Annabel hydrangea was still in her white state (she has turned green since). And there was a butterfly bush at its best (that would be a Buddleia for all your gardening experts).
So I snipped and I picked and with an armful of flowers I went back to my two sad grocery store bunches.
Then it was just a matter of stuffing them all in my blue mason jars and lining them up on the garden table. Scatter some shells and sea stars around and be done with it.
White flowers, blue mason jars and scattered shells and sea stars
Oh and because our terrace wall was still a bit in a half-way/ before state, I leaned my vintage door against the wall for a better backdrop.
I loved the look.
And I didn’t even mind that it looked like a wedding table decoration. Don’t you agree that a line up of blue mason jars with bouquets of randomly chosen white flowers would just be too perfect for an informal wedding table?
The flowers didn’t smell too bad either.
Can you spot the little worker hard at work there?
Summer is sadly over…..
Except not here on my blog, cause I still can show you things I did during my break.
Marianne Songbird is the founder of Songbird, where she hopes to inspire everyone to create a home they love, one DIY project at a time. She shares anything from craft ideas to home decor inspiration and from DIY projects to decorating hacks. Originally from the Netherlands Marianne and her husband Lex are currently renovating a 250-year-old farmhouse in Germany.