Summer is in full swing here in North Carolina. It's so hot that I long to be at the beach, playing in the water or snoozing under an umbrella. A beach trip is just the stuff of dreams for me this summer, but I created a bit of beachy atmosphere in tablescape for my screened porch.
I had some glass hurricanes that originally contained metal plates for a candle perch. The metal plates got lost, and I was left with funky-looking hurricane globes:
See the weird glass indentations?
I bought some rope and hot-glued it to the outside of the hurricane globes. Much better already:
I then filled the globes with sand and perched a candle on top. Weird glass indentations, be gone!
For the rest of the tablescape, I used some big seashell-shaped pieces I picked up a few years ago at Target. I filled them with seashells--some collected at the beach, some purchased in a bag at Dollar Tree.
I rounded out the display with a few large shells that I spray-painted silver. I love the way these look--the silver paint settles into the lines of the shells beautifully.
One more look at the whole thing:
Maybe I'll get some lemonade with a lot of ice and brave the heat long enough relax on the porch. Want to join me?
I'm linking to these wonderful parties:
Saturday Seven at Positively Splendid