Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Dreaming of the Sea


     During the winter months, some of my Florida things get tucked away or moved around the house to make room for the winter look. In my hallway is an antique legal bookcase. For the past several months, it has been home to a few of my favorite "beachy" things. The aqua colors and the items that remind me of the ocean are soothing during the sub-zero temperatures that are visiting us today.


     The palm tree was purchased many years ago at a Marriott Hotel gift shop, the sea urchin candle was a blog win from Kat @ Low Tide High Style and the votive was an after Christmas purchase at Z Gallerie.


     A bowl embellished with shells and filled with sea glass, simple candlesticks and my favorite real shell complete the vignette. 






I am joining Marty @ A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday.
Please stop in and visit her today.


19 comments:

dee dee said...

Sue,
Oh how I'm longing for some warm summer like weather! Your tabletop is so inviting and perfect for my daydreaming!
Dee Dee

Shellbelle said...

Looking at this must make you feel just a bit warmer today.

All your pieces are beautiful, but that palm tree is stunning, I just love it.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sue, those colors are beautiful. Love the shell print.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love that color with the white. Think seeing your vignette helped take the chill off - maybe a little bit. :D

Pat said...

Sue, I am loving these gorgeous colors!

Marigene said...

Sue, I love aquas, almost as much as my favorite greens...that palm tree is really cool.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the aqua colors, Sue. This was great to look at on a 17 degree day!

XO,
Jane

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

What a pretty vignette, Sue! The shell is stunning..., and a great win is in the mix too.

Bill said...

Beautiful vignette, Sue! I do like seeing snow, but enough already! Ocean waves and a warm, sandy beach are sounding better and better ... and better!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the aqua color. Each item is so interesting and such a beautiful vignette. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Drawn to The Sea said...

Aqua is so soothing & enlightening. It opens our minds, imo. Very pretty, Sue, & such a nice win too!

La said...

Oh Sue. I love this!

I've never seen a palm tree like that. I love the beach and my aunt makes fun of me because I take so many pictures of palm trees when I visit her in Florida. I can't help it; they make me happy.

The Black Blue Crumble in the last post looks so good. YUM!

Patrice said...

i love that palm tree!

Pondside said...

At this time of year a glimpse of shells and beach glass is very welcome! I love the colours in all your Florida artifacts!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh those are so gorgeous Sue!
Great vignette and now I am dreaming of the sea!
Cindy

DUTA said...

I thought the globe was warming.LOL. No, the climate is just becoming more crazy, probably as a result of frequent nuclear experiments.

Anyway the blue colors of the sea around you can help alleviate the longing for warm days at the beach. I like the tree and the shells.

Sherry said...

Sue,
I love these sea glass colored items, very pretty! I am longing for the beaches on the Gulf bad!
Sherry

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Morning Sue,
I love love love aqua, all your beachy things are so pretty. That lil glass palm tree is just the cutest thing. All very pretty.
Love your new blog look too, Very pretty!

Did you ever get to read your Womans day? I have just breezed thru mine, but need to sit down and really give it a going over, just about the only magazine I like to read cover to cover, but don't always get to!!
have a great day hon!!
Blessings, Nellie

Angie said...

Wow, that palm tree is very unique! At least spring seems to be on its way :)