Simple Beachy Decorating For Entertaining

by Julie Nichols, July 29, 2014


Hope you're enjoying your summer!

Can you believe it's the end of July already? 
What have you been up to this month?

 I've been spending time at the beach soaking up the sunshine!


 Entertaining Family and Friends.

As you know I like to keep things simple around here.  
That includes setting the table for entertaining.
I used flowers and lemons and kept the arrangements low.

 sunny yellows and ocean blues give the table a beachy feel.


The delicate flowers are from our garden.  Does anyone know what they are called?  

To keep the table setting light and airy I placed the flowers in clear glass containers.
While three ceramic seashell candle holders hold the lemons.


I added extra lighting by placing antique crystal lamps next to the sink.
They were my grandmothers and they bring back happy childhood memories.

My daughter and her friends baked brownies.
Little did they know I was going to use them as props to take this picture.

On the window sill, I placed beach glass in mason jars and added seashells found on the beach.

Kitchen towels & napkins are stored in the picnic basket.
  The basket also serves as a catch-all for quick clean ups when guests come over.
  I toss any clutter that's sitting on the kitchen counter right in the basket.
(Bye Bye Clutter)

A framed picture of my daughter leans against the backsplash.
 The frame was gold when I bought it.
 I gave it a small makeover using white paint & a light sanding.

Beach Glass in Mason Jars

Shiny Crystals That Reflect The Sunlight

Fresh Flowers

Good Food, Friends & Family

If you follow my blog you might remember the scale I scored at an estate sale for $7.00.
 If you like you can read about it here
For me, gathering friends & family at home in the summer is all about keeping it 
Simple, Relaxed and Fun. 

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  1. Such a beautiful home and photos! :-D

  2. I loved your photos, and I am all about spending as much time at the beach as possible! Love the sea glass in the jar and your artful compositions!

  3. Love the lemons in the shells!! Adorable -thanks for sharing -Jennifer

  4. Thanks for sharing such lovely photos of your home. The decor looks awesome.

  5. Love your kitchen and it's beach d├ęcor. Stopping by from Junk Chic Cottage. Nice to meet you1
    xo Kathleen

  6. Hi Julie, Just read about you over at Kris'. I love your shell shape dishes. Your grandmother's lamp is a sweet touch in the kitchen. I love your style. Blessings to you and your family, xoxo,Susie

  7. Beautiful table setting:-) I love the beachy feel of the yellow and blue:-)
    I read about you on Junk Chic Cottage blog and I wanted to stop by:-)

  8. Hi Julie,
    Love the blue and yellow. Thank you again for doing Spotlight. It was fun to feature you this week. Make sure you stop by to see all the comments left for you.

  9. Hi Julie,
    Congrats on being featured at Kris's blog today! I'm also being featured at Susan's blog Must Love Junk today. I have a similar life as you as I grew up on Long Island met my husband at my job in the city and I had my daughter at 42 years old! Our daughters are like the same age. I love the beach and my sister and Mom have beach houses on the east end of LI. I would love to get to know you and you blog and be a new follower of yours. Have a nice weekend and wasn't this fun being featured and we both share to same first name?
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

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  11. Hi Julie, thanks for sharing with us on Kris's blog. Your daughter is beautiful. I can see it runs in the family. :) The tablescape you created is very pretty. Anything blue and yellow gets my attention. I can't say for sure, but I think your flowers might be Sundrops -- related to Evening Primrose. Here's a link that you may want to check out: Anyway, they're lovely, and displayed nicely. The photo of your daughter is very sweet, and I like the painted frame. xxx ~ Nancy @ A Joyful Cottage

  12. Love your pretty kitchen, and I'm in <3 with yellow and blue accents right now:) Read about you and stopping by from Kris' blog:) New follow!

  13. A long time ago a co-worker gave me some of those flowers for my garden. She called them Primroses. Barbara in Mn

  14. I enjoyed reading about you and your family over at Junk Chic Cottage.

    It sounds like your layoff was the best thing that happened to you. Enjoy the month of August with many beach days.

  15. Hi, Julie! I read your feature post at Kris' blog and had to pop over. I love the beachy post, you really put the summer magic in the air with your pretty table setting. I love putting cute things on my window sill, I never thought of beach glass. Can I find that in Illinois?! Ha!

    I'm a new follower! :)

    Jane xx

  16. Beautiful tablescape...and I cannot believe you got that scale for $7.00...what a great find!!!



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