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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