Robin Flies South...

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

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Buoy oh Buoy!

Even if you live no where near an ocean, you may still be attracted to coastal or nautical decor.  You can't go into a home decor section this time of year without being bombarded by shells, driftwood and starfish.  I have quite a bit of all that but I'm always ready to add something new. Especially if it has a different texture.  I'm talking smooth as glass.  Something to play off all the rough textures of shells, rope and sand.  You know, how Pottery Barn does it!  Here I go again with the Pottery Barn but this time, instead of knocking off one of their products, I bought one (actually two). 

This is a great time of year to visit those stores that are a little more pricey than Ross or Home Goods.  Pier One is having a big summer clearance right now and I just received a couple of coupons in the mail too.  You will have to wait another day to see what I picked up there but  let's get back to Pottery Barn.  I happened to find myself having lunch in the same shopping village (yes, village, it's pretty nice) in the Hyde Park section of Tampa.  And I happened to be the one who chose the restaurant that's across from the Pottery Barn.  After eating, we decided to just go and take a look.  Isn't that when you find the best deals?  What can I say, these  glass buoys insisted on coming home with me!

This is the picture from their website.  Recycled glass Buoy, 4" diameter, Reg. $29.50, on Clearance for $16.99.  I only paid $5.99 each and that is why you need to VISIT the store!

There are endless possibilities for what you can do with these.  Here I just filled a shell with "sand" ( grits with a little crystal sugar) and a shell.  These glass balls look best when light can shine through them.

I covered one with a fish net from Dollar Tree.  You could use this to hang the buoy but be sure to have it tied up securely (it is glass after all!)

Here they look like little crystal balls nesting in upside down candleholders.  Sorry, they look pretty but they can't see into the future!  What do you expect for $5.99???

For now, I like how this looks in my apothecary jar.

There's something new in this tray.   I added the hourglass because the color of the sand reminds me of the beach.  I found it today at Marshall's for $5.99. 

Ok, I know I got a good deal on these glass buoys (probably should have bought more!).  How about some more ideas of what I could do with them? 

Don't miss my sister's "Quick Turn Around Guest Room" at Creating Wonderful Spaces!

My glass buoys will be floating by the following parties...
Overflowing with Creativity at It's Overflowing
Seasonal Sundays at The Tablescaper
Spotlight Saturday at Classy Clutter
Show and Tell Saturday at Be Different, Act Normal
Saturday 7 at Positively Splendid
Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage
Sunday Showcase at Under the Table and Dreaming
Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Nifty Thrift Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Your Cozy Home Party at Cozy Home Scenes
You're Gonna Love it Tuesday at Kathe with an E
Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage
Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Creative Blogger's Party at Homemaker on a Dime
Tutes and Tips not to be Missed at Home Stories A to Z
DIY Project Parade at DIY Showoff
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Show 'n Share at Southern Lovely
Rustic Restorations Party at Homespun Happenings
Pinspired Rewired at Southern Lovely
Grace At Home at Imparting Grace



Aledia said...

Those are so pretty and what a great buy! I love all of the different ways that you have pictured them.
Thanks for sharing and have a great night!

Aledia @ Plum Perfect

The Tablescaper said...

So pretty! So beachy! Love your hour glass too.

- The Tablescaper

Kathe said...

Your vignettes all look so pretty! What a great deal too! I saw, and passed up, an hourglass wihile thrifty with your sister today. Kicking myself right now!

~ Liz ~ said...

Sweet deal. Looks like you've got tons of ideas. I like the grits and sugar for sand. Very clever.

Jeannine said...

Just came over from Positively Splendid. Had to comment since I went to Pottery Barn for the first time ever last weekend (have to drive 2.5 hours to get to one) and I came home with exactly what you did. Buoy's!! Love, love, love 'em! I guess great minds think alike :)

Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

southernscraps said...

Great deal and your vignettes are so pretty! said...

You did get a great deal on them! I wish I had a PB closer (maybe it's better that way!). Love your vignette and the new hour glass too.

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

Hi Robin, I love your buoy's! and what a great deal! Thanks for sharing! ~Tammy

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

Hi Robin, I love your buoy's! and what a great deal! Thanks for sharing! ~Tammy

Cristina Garay said...

What a great deal!! I love those buoy's!! I love your apothecary jar vignette!

Debra said...

So attractive !

My sister LOVES pier one...I have picked up some things there over time as well...some roosters for my galley kitchen and a thin shelf unit for the dining room.

Love your vignette!

eleven-o-one said...

Great buy and very pretty.

chateau chic said...

Love your beachy vignettes. Those green buoys are so pretty.
Mary Alice

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

You really did score. I love all your pretty displays.


Laura said...

What a great deal! You are very creative.