Hi everyone! I hope you are staying cool in this heat. We just got through with two weeks of leading worship every night except one, so we are trying to get a few things done around the house. My sweet husband is outside now building a chicken coup for our chickens so they will be all ready to lay eggs in a few months.
I wanted to share a vignette on my buffet for summer with all things found and natural. First up is the lamp.
If you saw my pink washstand makeover, you will remember this bottle lamp my grandmother had made. I rewired it and gave it a new shade that I embellished for my 10-year-old. My grandmother had several and liked to make them. I took one of my grandfather's old vinegar bottles and made another one for my buffet.
I bought a plain white shade and covered it with burlap then trimmed. This was so easy to do. I filled the bottle with pea gravel, crushed seashells and a few whole shells. I remember my grandmother doing this a lot.
I love how the light shines through this shade at night.
Here it is with the light off.
I decided to add some more family things including my grandfather's books, and a collection of shells my grandmother had. She had written on some of the shells where they came from.
This coral filled with shells was always displayed at her house and since I got it, I have used it in several different places.
You might remember the candle holder we made from wood a few years ago. I gave it an update and hollowed out a place to put a fern. I actually took small pieces of the bark and glued them on the pot so it would totally blend in.
Luis cut these birch logs for me last winter in different sizes, so I thought I would add them here with some votives.
Thanks so very much for stopping by!
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