Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Styling a Table - Chinoiserie/Tropical/Florida Version

Aerin Brass Sea Urchin Box

So, my favorite food in the world is sea urchin and it's also one of my favorite objects. Since I am in Florida, I figure I can let my seashell freak flag fly. I understand there are ecological issues with over collecting of seashells. I am talking sea urchin decor, not the real thing. I found a photo of this stunning Aerin Lauder sea urchin box, and was lucky enough to track one down online - crazy hard to find BTW. It is on its way to me from my home town of Chicago - a great city but I don't miss the winters.

And I will explain the key to surviving Florida summers. I learned this in Bermuda. You play tennis, golf, garden, run errands, etc. early in the day before it gets awful out. Then spend the afternoon indoors in the a.c., then a dip in the pool and cocktails in the lanai around 5 or 6 o'clock. It' a tough life, I know.



 The sea urchin box will go on my stunning Williams Sonoma Home Mercer table that I am ordering that I will be styling with blue and white Chinese porcelain and coffee table books and other beautiful objets like this. And guess what I tracked down as well?

Both of these gorgeous brass and acrylic palm tree sculptures from Williams Sonoma Home that were out of stock but I had to have them and I made it happen. I just picked them up - these beauties are going on my table for sure. They are so incredible I can't stop staring at them. Wow.


And the Amanda Lindroth book must be running low everywhere, because the $60.00 book is just discounted to $55.00 on Amazon. I just found it at HomeGoods for $29.99. Did you know the cover is actually wicker?



I might find a spot for her wicker Island tray I have as well on the table.




And I found a large wicker hurricane just like the Amanda Lindroth one at HomeGoods. For a fraction of the price.


And did I fail to mention that I just ordered this gorgeous navy blue velvet tufted sofa?


I have a feeling that even when it's safe to go out, I won't. I think I will just stay in my house with my puppies. Forever. Sounds like a plan.


13 comments:

  1. WOW! Such beautiful things! I need to arrange a meeting with you so I can "rub you for luck"!!! You find THE BEST stuff!!!

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  2. Hi Beth, I have been reading your blog for awhile - LUV IT!!! Such beauty, you have me drooling. Congrats on your new home in FL!

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    1. Thank you - it's the first time I have worked on every room in my house at the same time, but I am having fun. Stay tuned!

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  3. I love that navy blue velvet sofa!

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    1. Thanks - I have been wanting that. It should look great.

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    2. Oh me too! Where did you order it?

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    3. From Article - excellent quality and prices.

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  4. Hey, Beth! Do I ever have an Etsy shop with your name on it! Check this out: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWickedBoheme?ref=search_shop_redirect. This shop sells custom pieces that are phenomenal and the pricing isn't that bad either. Let me know what you think! Kind regards, Deborah

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    1. Thank you for this. I love it. What great stuff. There is a lighting fixture calling my name.

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  6. FYI, just found out from my Business Home email that the cute catalog Wisteria
    is going out of business, great sales on their website.

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    1. Yes, quite sad, I posted about it yesterday.

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