There is no beach in New Mexico of course. But that doesn't mean you can't go hog wild beach style wherever you live. It's a great summer style. If you're into Potterybarn this may look a little familiar. Not only is the current catalog my inspiration for the centerpiece, but the candles, napkins, and one of the metal baskets are from PB.
The patio has been transformed from last week's white party with the addition of a few beachy elements that change the whole tone. The vintage ocean blue fan that I have had for many years still has the tag on it to remind me that I only paid $1.50 for it! The wicker bottle is a flea market find. The teak tray is a long time fixture.
This season I picked up this vintage original framed art work at another flea destination. It reminds me of trips to Belize and makes a sensational backdrop for a serving station.
The painting has a bamboo motif frame that may end up painted white.
This original oil seascape is another flea find from years ago. Last summer I perched a floral folk painting here which can be seen here.
The bench allows for displays like a mantle shelf, only lower, with side table convenience built in.
The blues really do cool this space down.
We have a lot of grown men in the family, so much of the decor is rustic and relaxed, which works great for a patio anyway.
Mr. C&C's motto! Ha ha!
The vintage angel fish planter pot is great for flatware or napkins. I love using terry bar cloths and bar towels for napkins outside too.
I brought in my chippy trellis for a suggestion of beach wood.
Sit back and relax awhile!
Have a great week!
Ciao! for now!
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