What I do instead is go for a "Low Country" look reminiscent of Charleston or Savannah.
It has all the elements I love... antiques, old silver, lanterns, baskets....plants...and shells, most of which I used for my new Summer look in the entry and family room.
Take a look and see what you think.
Y'all come on in and cool off. It's so hot and muggy outside today.
Here's my little sweetgrass basket to hold my keys.
I like how the lantern looks with the faux succulents tucked around the candles.
The green glass bottle holds Maiden grass from my yard for a look of sea grass.
And I have a copy of Low Country Summer by one of my favorite Low Country authors, Dorothea Benton Frank.
It looks like I'm ready to grab my tote bag, book and keys and head to the beach...I wish. :)
Now come on downstairs and see the coffee table in the family room.
I just put out some lemonade, pecans for snacking (in a monogrammed silver bowl, of course) and the latest copy of Southern Living.
I used my grandmother's old dough bowl to hold the hurricane, plant and floats.
The fishing floats are probably not Low Country, but they look so pretty and they are "beachy". :)
I'm lovin' the Low Country style.
Lantern: Kohl's -65% off , last week
Faux succulents and fishing floats: Pottery Barn, on sale, this week
Green glass bottle: Hobby Lobby, 50% off some time ago.
Everything else I've had "forever".
If you'd like to know more about Sweetgrass baskets, check out this link.
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