Tuesday, July 20, 2010

By the Sea....

I took a few early morning moments (when the sunlight is best for capturing pictures) to take a few snap shots of some of my favorite "beach" items and vignettes throughout our home. The shutter in the above photo (which I fell in love with because of its color) has since been moved to my living room - why oh why didn't I buy them both when I had the chance?




I bought this adorable table at a charming little shop called Counting Sheep while we were out one day for a Sunday afternoon drive. See what I mean about the shutter.... looks great here as well.....if only I had its twin...


I know.... the white board needs something written on it - but.... I misplaced the dry marker and I refuse to write on it with anything permanent.



I bought the "Beach House" sign a while back from Cheryl's shop. Take the time to check out her blog (My Whimsical Victorian Chic Cottage ) .... you'll be glad you did!

This was once a simple straw wreath that I transformed by wrapping it in lace and gluing on buttons and sea shells.

This sailboat print is a new addition - it was the bead board background look that sold me.


This is one of my favorite candles, and again....when will I ever learn to buy more than one of something I love!?!?

13 comments:

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Diane
Love this post...especially the white board! All the displays are so peaceful and charming...such a feel of being in a sea-side cottage. I can tell you love the ocean!
Beautiful!

rustandruffles said...

Gorgeous blog....so glad I found you!!
Happy day!
xojanis

Sandi said...

Loving your whites today Diane! I especially love your little metal numbered buckets on your table! Cute idea!
Blessings~

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love your home!!! Especially the straw wreath...great idea!

Rondell

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Diane! Love it all! Thanks for the peek!

Irma Robles Haraughty said...

Hi Diane, I love the shutter in that perfect shade of blue and distressed just so...and that wreath is stunning, it looks time consuming but what a beautiful outcome!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

This was all I needed on this yucky, gray and cold California day...thank you for the summer inspiration!!

Couture de Papier said...

Beautiful love the shutter I just found beach jadeite beach cottage shutters being tossed out!!

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Diane...
It was sooo great to meet you today at the store!!! I thoroughly enjoyed our conversation and look forward to meeting up again sometime...whether at the store or in blogland. :o) I'm really anxious to see the pics of your charming shed "retreat". Sounds so lovely!
Have a wonderful evening!
Blessings,
Karen

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Hello Diane, my favorite pic is the with the shutter behind the chair and the cute table you picked up at a shop. Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful Wednesday, Theresa

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a beautiful blog (love the name) and post. I'm jumping on to follow and look forward to coming back to visit again and again. I love all of your beachy white items :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

You have so many pretty things! I thought I was looking at a magazine. Your blog is absolutely lovely!

Catharina Maria said...

You have a lovely blog !
I am a folower of your blog now .
Love from the Netherlands ♥RINI♥