I'm joining Marty at "A Stroll Thru Life" again this week. I've changed my tabletops from Spring to my Summer look. Now the bunnies and carrots, and birds and nests have all been put away and I've brought the beach and lake to my house today.
Here's a peek at my washstand tabletop all ready for summer.
Oh My! I seem to have caught a little crab under my cloche today.
Looks like he's going to climb into my teacup.
Well of course! It's a "Cup of sea"!
The starfish have come out to play as well.
Oh yes! I do think life is sweeter by the sea....don't you?
What a sweet little couple on my olden postcard....they love the beach so much....they don't even mind when it rains!
You can see my apothecary jar holds lots of shells from our trip to Sanibel, FL earlier in the month. When I open the lid I can smell the ocean.
And over on the sideboard, we have Swan Lake.
For some odd reason, last year, I was smitten with swans. I kept finding them in thrift and antique stores - even Goodwill and bringing them home with me. I guess it was a good year to collect them, because it seemed that everyone else must have been getting rid of them! Oh well, I'm glad that they came home with me. The last time I saw this many swans all together was on a shower curtain in the 50's! Anybody remember those?
Now my sugar scuttle is filled with Sanibel shells.
Another olden postcard of a romantic Victorian couple at the beach.
One last swan shot. I do think that swans are quite beautiful when they're gliding across a pond - so elegant with their long necks.
My soup tureen must be getting ready for some seafood chowder.
I built a sand castle on my powder room shelf.
Laurie over at Bargain Hunting inspired me to summerize my mantle. Usually I keep it the same all year except for Christmas. Sort of an English pub look. But today, I brought out the sailboat and more shells.
On one side we have playful sandpipers....
.... on the other we have a sailboat. Which reminds me, in just a few short weeks Mr. Mid-Atlantic is taking me for a cruise for my birthday! I can't wait, we're getting so excited because it's our very first one.
Be sure to visit Marty at "A Stroll Thru Life" for lots of tabletop inspiration this week.
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