The First Summer Vignette That’s Slightly Coastal

In-between trips with the Boys of Summer,

I am refreshing my decor to reflect the season that crept upon us so quickly.

I began in the sunroom and added the pretties of summer. . . . of shells, sea glass,

and summer colors of soft blues and greens. If you missed my summer sunroom,

you can see it HERE.

In the meantime, today I am presenting the first Summer vignette that’s slightly coastal

in the Great Room.

Summer Vignette-Japanese Fishing Floats-Housepitality Designs

From the sunroom, I moved into the great room, carrying over the colors

of soft blues.

Pillows of soft blues and white were placed on the sofa and the chairs.

Actually, the first accessory that I pull out for summer,

are my antique Japanese fishing floats that my mother gifted to me.

Japanese Fishing Floats-Housepitality Designs

They make me happy. Not only because they are beautiful,

but knowing that my mom carefully packed these floats and carried them

on the plane returning home from Alaska after visiting her granddaughter who used to live there.

Hurricane-Sea glass-Housepitality Designs

I have a great stash of sea glass and love filling this hurricane

with the wicker base that I purchased a couple of years ago from French Laundry.

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Sea Glass-Japanese Fishing Floats-Housepitality Designs

And what’s a summer vignette without beautiful hydrangeas?

Now these are from the pretty flower department of Trader Joe’s,

as my hydrangeas are just beginning to flower.

The pretty ceramic pineapple was a gift from my Sweetie years ago.

Another special thing on this table that makes me happy.

Hydrangeas-Pineapple-Ironstone-Housepitality Designs

I returned  the breadboard back to the great room coffee table

to give a portion of the vignette a more collected feel.

A silver starfish was added (Pottery Barn) and a silver lidded monogrammed candle

joined this grouping to tie in with the silver starfish.

Hydrangeas-Ironstone-starfish-Housepitality Designs

The ironstone piece that I am using as a vase for the hydrangeas

is a vintage apothecary jar that I found in France several years ago.

Summer vignette-Ironstone-Hydrangeas-Housepitality Designs

While shopping the attic, I found this distressed blue and white finial

that I bought from Hobby Lobby years ago….the perfect colors for the vignette.

Summer vignette-Housepitality Designs

I will continue to “summerize” this area and bring you the rest of the room this week.

In the meantime, have you entered my GIVEAWAY of the Mark D. Sikes book, “Beautiful”?

There is still time as the giveaway ends today, June 6th, 2017 at midnight.

Stay tuned on Wednesday for the giveaway winner.

Have a most beautiful summer day!

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  1. Beautiful coastal touches and vignette and I love that finial from HL! Hydrangeas always say ‘summer’ to me!
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  2. Pretty summer vignette of soft blues and memories. My hydrangeas are fully open and I already cut them.
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  3. KARENANN says

    I love all your summer accents in your home. Ther summer accents you chose gives such a fun, bright feel to the rooms. Very pretty.

  4. Oh you know I would love this! I love the soft shades of blue mixed in. It feels so much like summer. Have a great day Shirley!

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  5. Another beautiful vignette! I have 2 very similiar hurricanes with wicker bases! I love that finial! I started my summerizing in the master and will share that tomorrow. I am working on a vignette for the coffee table. Have a great day, Shirley.
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  6. I love all of the beautiful soft shades of blue that you have added to your great room. It is the perfect color for Summer. Your coffee table vignette is so lovely, and I just took a tour of your gorgeous sunroom. It is beautiful, adorned for Summer. I hope that you have a Happy Tuesday!!!
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  7. Sea glass and hydrangeas were made for each other! I am drooling over those beautiful floats too in my favorite aqua color, just beautiful Shirley!
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  8. It looks so fresh and summery! Love the floats!

  9. So pretty and calming. I love the fish floats and sea glass.
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  10. The floats are such a unique decorative element made even more special by their sentimental value. The sea glass works great with them. Very pretty vignette!

  11. Beautiful table vignette! I was shocked to see your mantel bare! Everything speaks coastal…except for the boots and they do look out of place, but maybe it’s still a work in progress! ?

  12. Gorgeous!

  13. Love the soft blues and greens, the floats are so very special and I am sure they make you smile ever single time you look at them. Have fun summerizing your great room, I sure had fun doing mine this year!!
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  14. That is a beautiful vignette! Love the light blues and green for summer.

  15. I like your summerizing! That blue finial is perfect! I love the white hydrangeas- we’re a long way off from having blooms here!

  16. Love your soft coastal colors. I can see why your floats make you happy. They are beautiful and meaningful they were your mothers.
    You have a flair to change things up so beautifully.
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  17. i love how you have summerized! I think it’s important to have things in our home decor that has meaning to us or can tell a story, especially from someone we love. hope you are having a great summer. we will have to catch up soon.
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  18. Love the colors and the fishing floats are lovely. Our treasures make our hearts sing. Also your hydrangeas are so pretty – I am waiting patiently for our to bloom.

    Hope this finds you having a great week.

  19. Oh – I forgot the beautiful breadboard, love the way you used it.
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  20. Shirley, I have to say you are the “queen of vignettes”! They are always thoughtful and cohesive! The fishing floats and pineapple are attached with love and memories…that is what makes your vignettes so gorgeous’
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  21. Marty Oravetz says

    So pretty, love the seaglass, such soft pretty colors.

  22. Always beautiful! Love your style.

  23. Beautiful vignette… I love the light blues and always adore the white too…
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  24. You certainly created a beautiful vignette. Love all the pretty blues.

    Hope all is well with you and your enjoying your little sweetie. Mine graduated from middle school and got an award for straight “A” for three years. So proud of her.

    I don’t get any emails from you or comments. I have to go on line and get your posts. I keep signing up, but nothing happens.


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