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Decorating and Design | Summer | Tablesettings

Festive Table Setting Ideas for the 4th of July (Saturday Spotlight)

Happy weekend and welcome to the Saturday Spotlight…where each week, I share a different theme or topic to inspire you.  Since we’re heading into July, today I’m sharing table setting ideas for the 4th of July!  Whether you’re expecting guests for the holiday or just enjoying dinner with your family, here are some ideas to decorate…

Coastal artwork and white pitcher on stone fireplace - summer decorating ideas
Decorating and Design | Summer

Summer Decorating Ideas to Try this Season! (Saturday Spotlight)

Happy weekend and welcome to the Saturday Spotlight!  Each week, I focus on a different theme or topic to inspire you.  Since this coming Tuesday marks the official first day of summer, today we’re focusing on summer decorating ideas!  So, sit back, grab a glass of iced tea and enjoy the inspiration! *For your convenience, please note…

hello! I’M SHELLEY!

Welcome to my lifestyle blog, Calypso in the Country!

I hope to inspire you with budget friendly ways to create a home you love. My style is casual/traditional with some coastal touches… because everyday should feel like a vacation. Follow along as I share DIY projects, tablescapes, decorating ideas, anything blue and white, travel and more!


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Welcome to Calypso in the Country


Welcome!  My name is Shelley and this is my blog – Calypso in the Country!

While you’re here, I hope to inspire you with home decor, entertaining tips, tablescapes and anything to make your home more beautiful! 

My decorating style leans toward traditional with a coastal twist and a splash of British Colonial!   I love adding color to my home but I tone it down with neutrals and textures. 

Basically, my goal is to make my home feel like a vacation that never ends.  Speaking of vacations, I occasionally share our travels on the blog as well.  Although as a busy family, we don’t get away as much as we’d like!