Coastal Blues Tablescape #coastal #coastalhomedecor


On these hot summer days, we’re all looking for ways to feel cool and comfortable.

One way to feel cool as a cucumber is to surround ourselves with cooler colors likes blues, whites, and greens.

Last summer I had fun playing around with a tablescape in coastal blues.

What blues are coastal blues?

Just look at your favorite body of water.  Notice the many, many shades of blue.

Use them freely and you’re off to feeling cooler and refreshed.

Who knew it would be so easy.

Now go check out my Casual Coastal Tablescape here.




Can you believe that in a few days the calendar will be turning again and the second month of summer will fall away?  August is upon us just too quickly.   I don’t know about you, but when August comes, I find myself digging in and working at savoring these final weeks of summer.   Let’s face it….summer is just too short.  And as much as I enjoy everything autumn, summer just goes way too fast.

Let’s check out some of your summer creativity…


Project Inspire{d}!
One fun party with four extraordinary hostesses.


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Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline    ~   Malia from Yesterday on Tuesday
Stephanie Chan from The Silly Pearl    ~    Diane from An Extraordinary Day

Every Monday we each choose one inspiring link to feature….


My Pick….

Andrea made this fabulous herringbone design deck with pallets.  One hundred pallets to be exact.
You’ve got to go check out how she did it and leave her your Wow! words.

Two Level Pallet Deck by Scrapality Designs

Two Level Pallet Deck by Scrapality Designs a Project Inspired feature at



Mary Beth’s Pick….

Cassie created a vertical pallet succulent garden with cuttings from neighbors and friends.
Plus she gives us a detailed tutorial for creating our own garden, too.

Pallet Vertical Succulent Garden by Ken Heartstrings

Pallet Vertical Succulent Garden by Ken Heartstrings a Project Inspired feature at




Malia’s Pick…

Create your own summery glasses in gorgeous colors and designs.

DIY Painted Glasses by Blooming Homestead

DIY Painted Glasses by Blooming Homestead a Project Inspired feature at




Stephanie’s Pick…

What a sweet bear hat!  Every little one needs one of these!

Crochet a Bear Hat by Jenny and Teddy Craft Blog

Crochet a Bear Hat by Jenny and Teddy Craft Blog a Project Inspired feature at



Thank you for sharing so many wonderful projects, recipes, crafts, and inspiring posts last week!  
can link up through early Friday morning or come back next week and link up for another
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  1. Happy Monday, Diane!
    Thanks so much for hosting another fun party!
    I hope you’re having a great start to your week :0)

  2. Thanks for hosting a great party.

  3. Thank you for the wonderful party and featuring my crazy pallet deck this week. I’m thrilled.

  4. Hello cute lady! Thank you for hosting. I love stopping your fun party. Please come and party with us. We would love to have you.
    Happy Tuesday! Lou Lou Girls

  5. Kim says

    Thanks for hosting the great link-up again, Diane. Love those blue “votive holders” in your tablescape! I hope you have a wonderful week. 🙂

  6. G’day! Thanks for sharing via our #SayGdayParty!
    Please make sure to come back, leaving comments on some people who also attended the party and of course we hope you are following us on Pinterest!
    Cheers! Joanne

  7. Nicki says

    LOVE those blue glasses! Thanks for joining Pin Your Friday Favorite. I’ll be back here next Monday 😉


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