|Homemade rolls wrapped in a seashell towel and seahorse salt and pepper shakers.|
Then Isaac and I had to go to Hobby Lobby to get a replacement jar. They didn’t have exactly what we were looking for, but Isaac got tons of compliments from the grandmas that roam the aisles, so that was good. Since we were on that side of town, I tempted fate. And by fate, I mean my fast from buying stuff. So we went to Books a Million and read a couple of books. Then we went to TJ Maxx Home Goods to check out the summery nautical tableware a friend said she thought I’d like. After all that, and lots and lots of compliments to the sweetest and smiliest baby in the world, we came home with just the two cork-topped glass jars ($3.21) we got as a replacement. $uce$$!! I also felt inspired to come up with a beachy/watery dining room switch.
Isaac Peaced out for a nap, and I had an ah-ha moment while sweeping up sand and glass shards (two days after the shattering). Beneath the counter in the sand bathroom were loads more mini globes of sand and shells. And here I was looking for inspiration for a summery table setting. My favorite blue and green books stacked for the centerpiece, topped with a huge sand dollar Chris found here in Pensacola five years ago. One of the books on top is called Angelfish, the other is about the expedition that proved great white sharks really exist. Silver sharks glide across the white linen cover. I put the Floridian/Bahamian palmy botanical print plates beneath glass fish plates I vaguely remember buying in Japan. Tiny clouded glass seashell dishes hold sea salt and caramel dark chocolates. Yesterday during Captain Goodbaby’s afternoon nap I had homemade rolls with a cup of roasted Japanese tea in the English teacups I got at Ichiban. Naughtily, Pounce leaped onto the table and flattened out like a rug. He may have round-aboutly inspired this delightful tablescape, but he’s still in a little trouble. Shoo shoo shoo.
|No kitties on the table! In my lap is ok.|