DIY Orange Peel Candle: Not only do these smell good; the citrinella in the orange absolutly drives bugs AWAY! If your power goes out and you have to let some cool outside air in at night - best to have a means to keep the skeeters at bay
You don't have to live near the ocean to incorporate its natural beauty in your decorating style. Fill the bottom of a glass vase with sand and prop starfish, sand dollars, or other collected seashells.
But if the rustic box isn't your style? A wicker basket. A silver tray with lower sides. A glass bowl with moss up the sides to obscure the "mechanics" of the arrangement. A decorative ceramic serving dish. I love the subdued green and white look.