Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Beachy Cabinet

Hello Dear Ones! Hope you've all had a lovely week. Well, it's too hot to play outside so I've had to entertain myself indoors with the AC pumped down! I'm managing, thank you! :)

Since I was picnicking in my last post, I got to thinking...my favorite little play toy (my tiny little hutch in my breakfast room) needed a redo! I just love this stuff!

This is how my play toy has looked for a month or so - filled with Blue Willow dishes. Not a bad look but being filled with so much blue, I was beginning to feel blue. Can't have that! So what's a Most Gorgeous Talented Creative One like me to do? Play! Please know I'm kidding, I just get carried away sometimes. :)

So I put away all of my Blue Willow, dusted the shelves and poked in all kinds of beachiness of things! Oh, I felt cooler immediately! Feel the breeze? :)

Blue Willowness on the left ~ Beachiness on the right. Which do you like the best?

Okay, let's explore all the beachy items...

Now if you know me, you know I love my fish jugs. Actually they're called Gurgling Cod Jugs, but fish jugs works just fine for me! See these white ones on the top shelf! Well, these little puppies were not white in the beginning. These were the ugliest fish jugs you could ever hope to see or not to see. So I painted them white, yes I did! If you'd like to see them before they became so pretty just click HERE!

Second shelf ~ blue fish jugs. Aren't they darling?

Don't it make my brown jugs bluuuuuuuuuuue... that's a song, isn't it? :)

Mixed among my fish jugs are some little beachiness of plates with sea horses and little retro looking plates. I threw in some beach balls. Porcelain beach balls ~ so don't try to bounce them on the floor or we'll all be sorry! :)

Bottom shelf ~ more fish jugs! I love this stuff. You may recognize one of these as I used one to sit on top of my picnic basket in my previous post! Love these too.

Oh, I forgot to tell you, my little fish jugs sing too! Here them!! I've poked down a couple of shell votive candle holders, after all this is the beach! :)

I poked a porcelain beach ball upon an little pedestal, added a starfish and some sea weed, well actually it's some moss from my sweet friend, Gloria. She sent me some as it grows all over her trees in northern California! But for today it's pretending to be sea weed. ;)

Tiny little beachiness of plates sitting on a very olden blue and white napkin. Just pretend you're seeing the blue sea and the white caps of the waves that are pounding the shore!

Well, Dear Ones, there you have it! My favorite play toy filled with the coolness of the sea! I'm so rested and calm now so I do believe I'll just pour me a cool glass of Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper and pop my most dainty tiny feet up! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Surfer Girl

Little surfer little one
Made my heart come all undone
Do you love me, do you surfer girl
Surfer girl my little surfer girl

I have watched you on the shore
Standing by the oceans roar
Do you love me do you surfer girl
Surfer girl surfer girl

We could ride the surf together
While our love would grow
In my woody I would take you everywhere I go
So I say from me to you
I will make your dreams come true
Do you love me do you surfer girl
Surfer girl my little surfer girl
Girl surfer girl my little surfer girl
Girl surfer girl my little surfer girl
~ sung by The Beach Boys