Now that all of my cherubs are officially out of school for the summer I knew it was time to swap out the disjointed Spring vignette I had on top of our living room builts-ins.
Of course calling an old Boston Marathon picture of Bobby Law, a pair of dirty socks, the Apple TV remote, a glass bird cloche and assorted plastic speckled eggs a 'vignette' may pushing it...
Last week I gathered several of my favorite Summer pieces from around the house and came up with this, a proper vignette ☺.
I'm never quite sure what to do with that small window. A wee bunting or banner perhaps?
The shell topped bottle was given to me in a swap a few years ago. I bought the fish bottle in 2009 in Provincetown. I've been filling it with small white beach rocks ever since. I think this might be the summer I finally fill it to the top. I picked out three Summer themed books from my stash to anchor one end of the display. I've never actually read any of them but I do have three copies of the Bobbsey Twins At The Seashore so you never know...
You can see from this shot that my display shelf is actually the top of one side of the built-in shelves that flank our fireplace. Ok, you can't see the fireplace or the other set of built-ins, but trust me, they're there. The 3 container glass canister is from West Elm and was a Christmas gift from my mom. I plan to fill it with treasures from the beach.
I'm not sure that the Bobbsey Twins actually look like they're at the beach on this book cover, but it does have vintage character so I like it. On the right side, a beachy photo holder that I love. I bought it at an art fair a few years ago from Catherine of By The Sea Driftwood. I pretty much love all of her work.
A few more details from the right side including a huge whelk shell that we found on our first (and so far, only) trip to Kiawah Island.
I picked up the vintage Zero fan last year at a local flea market. $5 thankyouverymuch. The glass jar on the left is a yard sale find that holds several pieces of sea glass. That's actually probably two summers' worth of sea glass which tells me two things: 1. I need to visit some different beaches and 2. It's going to take a long time to fill that jar. Fortunately I love the hunt.
Happy Summer and Happy Treasure Hunting!