Or, as you think about those reflective times on the beach, do you not often contemplate that what lies before you on the beach that is sand, sky and water is like the background on canvas art? Don't you think life is the same way? The three basic elements of sand, sky and water are the background experiences and wisdom of life and what you put "on that simple canvas background" or "in the beach scene of the future" is up to you to decide? There on the beach among the quiet and fostering relaxation of such a tranquil and serene setting, one can find rejuvenation and "paint" in one's mind the hopes and dreams of days yet to come.
So before I get too much in thought about winter. (We just started the summer season!) I want to share with you a unique sea shell tablescape. Often when I think of the beach, I look forward to seeing a very calming and soothing color palette of blues, aquas, cream and taupe. However, this sea shell tablescape was totally inspired by the out of the ordinary combination of colors of orange, cranberry red, and taupe from the colors in the tablecloth. I knew that this seaside tablescape was going to be interestingly different. Please tell me if you would agree.
The little red solar lights remind me of the colored lights that shine from boats as they come in to dock for the night.
This candle holder was made from a discarded flower vase. It holds both sea shells and a glass votive and candle very nicely and with the added mason jar wire, it can easily be hung up from a hook for outside patio use. I am glad both vases were used with a new purpose.
And what sea shell tablescape can be without some delicious Belgium chocolate sea shells. These rich and creamy sea shells displayed on brown sugar as sand are filled with hazelnut cream. I wouldn't mind collecting these kind of sea shells from the shores daily and by the buckets.
I couldn't resist adding more waterfront pictures. Now, I am ready for that trip to the beach. How about you?
|Photo - Courtesy of Mr. Jacek Remi|