As luck would have it I found the some lovely nautical elements to enhance this table setting while out thrifting and garage sale-ing over the last couple of weeks. Several weeks ago I found a wire birdcage lighthouse that was finished in oil rubbed bronze. Cute, but not quite what I wanted. I spray painted it in Rust-oleum's Seaside color and then lightly sprayed it down with a bit of Heirloom white to brighten it up.
I did end up buying some crushed seashells pieces and some tumbled blue glass at Pat Catan's, a local craft store whose regular prices are the same or less than the big chain stores "sale" prices.
The blue glass reminds me of the color of the ocean water on the plates and the crushed shells remind me of the rocky shore that lighthouses are built on. Dear sweet hubby chose the napkins (also from Goodwill) and I modified the Double Sails napkin folding technique that I saw at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch tutorial you can find it here. Because the hems were thick on my napkins I folded both sides to the middle instead of to one side and proceeded with Susan's directions. They kind of look like a sailor's hat.
The lighthouse candlesticks, the sailboats, shells, and the captain are all thrifted.
|Park Design Sunny Day Divided Server and S&P shakers.|
|Raymond Waites Napkins|
|Park Design Sunny Day Dip Bowl With Spreader|
|Brand new and ready for a home.|
Of course I can only share with one person. I would be very happy if that person were you. If you are a follower and have a shipping address in the lower 48 states of the U.S.A., and you would like to be the person I share this extra set of selected of Fall items with, just stop and leave a comment on this post by August 26th. I will announce whose comment was chosen at random to share my lovely extra set of Fall items with when I post again on August 27th.
I am participating at Cuisine Kathleen's Farewell to Summer Table challenge.
Until then Remember what Kathleen said in her last post about the Official Halfway Mark of Summer.
"IT AINT FALL Y'ALL" - Keep Summering on
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