It is a long stretch between the Fourth of July to Halloween and the decorations that accompany those holidays. During those summer months I drag out the beachy themed items to decorate with.
You have heard it on this blog more than once that I hope to have a "someday" beach house. This "for sale" sign that accompanies the mantle display is a nod to that dream. You met this school of fish yesterday on my collection challenge post.
Tin tray on coffee table filled with vintage flip flops, glass floats and seaside ephemera. The smallest flip flops are for tiny child's feet. They were found in the basement of an old pharmacy and are rock hard.
Love the vintage fish puzzle on the left.
An assortment of seaside tidbits. There are some vintage chenille "native" figures with their pipe cleaner palm trees. I found the shell sail boat the other day at a garage sale for 50 cents. It had rather tattered weird flags, so I added some made of vintage newspaper.
I found this little shell bird recently and could not pass it by. These are the little tidbits that I love to add to my beachy stash. How could I resist a pipe cleaner neck?
It has this tag attached and is dated 1936.
A collection of old sand-buckets. I did a challenge on them here.
I found a couple of old salt water taffy boxes this summer. They add some beach side interest.
Another friendly fish. I found the plastic flowers at Plucky Maidens and was going to use them for crafting. I think they look sort of seaweed like and I love the pink color so am using them for beachy display.
I picked up the big fish bowl the other day at half price at an estate sale (a whopping fifty cents). A pair of vintage fish shaped hot water bottles swim in the bowl.
Newly found ceramic snails live under a glass dome. (I removed the dome for the photo..too much glare)
I can almost hear the sounds of the ocean...