Creations, Sun, Sand, Salt, Summer

April 1 marks the beginning of the summer season on the Alabama Gulf Coast, the dolphin boats are out in force,




the Snowbirds have migrated back north, the Spring Breakers are in full swing, and everyone is ready for some Summer Fun


summer fun 2


I think my neighbors are probably saying, “Good grief, that bucket again?”


Easter basket bucket


Yep!  It went from this


bucket pumpkins


To this


Mardi gras entry

To this


Easter vignette


to this…


summer sign and May day basket


A May day basket!


beach welcome sign


With a sign celebrating the coming of Summer




Guess where the sign came from?


Hop sign


It’s the back sign of HOP




A coat of light paint


sun sand salt summer


An inspirational sketch done on PicMonkey


Summer sign


I decided to paint it white so the details would pop more


sun sand salt summer sign


We’re ready for a new season!


summer entry


Park your Flip Flops here-

Juicy Details

I made the ribbon “flower” poufs by looping ribbon over a wooden skewer [3 loops per pouf] and securing it with wire.  The pointed end of the skewer is perfect for poking it through the mesh to secure the pouf




You can find the tutorial for the Easter Basket Pail here

Mardi Gras Bucket here

Halloween Buckets here


summer sign and May day basket


 If it’s still cold where you are, head South for a visit!


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs

Celebrate and DecorateRustic and Refined,

Between Naps on the Porch, Coastal Charm, Cooking and Crafting with J&J, The Scoop, Something to Talk AboutA Stroll Thru Life 

Crafty Staci,   Tickle My TastebudsWow Us Wednesday

Full Plate Thursday, Share Your Style, Work it Wednesday

Home Matters, Idea BoxGet Your DIY On, Poofing the Pillows

16 Responses to “Creations, Sun, Sand, Salt, Summer”
  1. Jenna, I think all the snowbirds are very sorry that they left the south so early! We are still having snow and more predicted for Saturday. Your deck table is so tempting! I remember when you did the centerpiece and I love it. Perfect for a breezy seaside lunch. Your bucket of fun keeps amazing us too! What will be next? Linda

  2. Jodi says:

    You rock the bucket Jenna!! 😝

  3. Summer Daisy says:

    Loving all these beautiful photos ♥

  4. Rhonda says:

    Your photo of the water and boats is gorgeous! I love how you repurpose so many items… very creative! And that centerpiece with the little pink chair sticking out of it, is just the cutest ever! 🙂 ~Rhonda

  5. Your artist skills are killer my friend.

  6. Liz Mackie says:

    Hard Worker! 

  7. Lynn says:

    Nice to be able to use the other side of the sign:@)

  8. Mary says:

    Genius to repurpose your Easter sign Jenna and easier to store that way too! I thought flip flop weather had arrived early for us this year but alas Mother Nature has a few tricks up her sleeves! Enjoy your sun, sand and salt…preferably on the rim of a margarita glass 🙂

  9. Snow birds, ha ha! It’s been so long since I heard that term. It was probably when I lived in Fort myers, florida. Too funny! Of course if I came down south now, that term applies to me now…but that’s ok. I’d take it for the chance to sit at your lovely table and watch the boats go by!

  10. This is pretty Jenna and I didn’t know you could do so much on PicMonkey!

    • thanks Sandra, I use PicMonkey for all kinds of stuff, it’s worth some time to just play around and learn all the things they offer, they have great tutorials too >

  11. Julie says:

    I love your gorgeous summer sign you painted Jenna.
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration and recipes with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie xo

  12. Thanks for sharing your links with us at Celebrate Your Story we look forward to having you join us each week.

  13. JESS44903 says:

    oh wow…everything looks so cute!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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