Robin Flies South...

A blog about decorating and tablescaping with an emphasis on creativity and smart shopping over cash!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Beachy Dresser Top

Dining and kitchen tables aren't the only things that need "tablescaping".  Coffee tables, sofa tables, end tables, fireplace mantels and pretty much every horizontal surface you can think of needs some attention too.  Today I am sharing  a bit of my newly decorated "beachy" guest room.  The room is not very big, just enough room for 2 twin beds and something in between them.  I got this dresser from my late Aunt Ann and apparently it's pretty old.  I just appreciate that it is solid wood, has a nice warm finish and looks a bit loved (used!).  I am still looking for headboards for the beds and depending what I find, I may give this little dresser a makeover but for now, this is it!

Let's take a closer look.

Maybe a little closer (in case you're viewing this on a smartphone!)

Instead of a traditional dresser scarf I used a fishnet from Dollar Tree. 

The lamp is from Old Time Pottery and has some nice detail on it.

Most of my accessories were found at Beall's Outlet here in Florida.

This fish dish would be a nice place for guests to place their change or maybe jewelry.

Nothing says beach like.....well, a candle that says "beach"!

I live 20 miles from the beach but it's a popular decorating style no matter where you live.  It's a great way to display shells you may have picked up on vacation too. 

The seashell book (it's actually a box) is from Ross and the frame is from Beall's Outlet.  It was easy to find a beach picture to display in it.  Doesn't everyone have dozens of family pictures taken at a beach somewhere?

I hope you enjoyed my little taste of beach life on a February day!

I am joining the party at Tabletop Tuesday hosted by A Stroll Thru Life. 


Anonymous said...

Beautiful beach vignette. Love the colors!

Marianne said...

Love the beachy look. What a great idea to use fishing net on the table.
Marianne :)


Your lamp is so cute!

Love your blog title too!


Elaine said...

Very pretty! Love the way it looks with the billowy curtains on each side. It is SO obvious that you don't have pets!

Tardevil said...

Pretty! Love the shell 'box' from Ross. The lamp and tray are nice, too. I hope I get to live near the beach full-time. You are blessed! ;o)

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

I love your beach style :-) Everything on the dresser is perfect for that beachy feel, right down to the net :-) I especially love the lamp - so cute with the shells & starfish.