My inspiration - this simple (yet beautiful!) arrangement of shells and greenery from Coastal Living.
For my "use what you have" version, I gathered a small wire basket purchased at Goodwill a few months ago.
For the shells, I used a conch shell wind chime purchased from Wrightsville Beach (my absolute favorite place!) years ago - maybe even on our honeymoon. I left the shells attached to the rope so I can hang it back up this summer.
And pine branches from our yard. I just took a basket out in the front yard and gathered up the small branches that were scattered about the ground.
Then, I tucked the shells in the wire basket and placed the pine branches on the sides. And here's my take on a beautiful Coastal Living look!
I'm thinking about adding a few LED tea lights to table as well. Just depends on if I have time to stop and pick some up. So much to do and so little time!