Monthly Archives: August 2010

>A Treasure of Seashells

>On a recent outing to the seashore my daughter & I found ourselves acting as children and playing precariously in the sun-warmed sand.  Let me explain…our afternoon had been spent reminiscing and laughing with no seashell collecting to be had. … Continue reading

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>Welcome Beach Party Guests with Luminaries

>The Editors of This Old House recently included these stylish, flame-free luminaries in their 75 Outdoor Upgrades for Under $75 article.  Using battery operated tap lights, you simply wrap them in decorative paper to light your steps for your next … Continue reading

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>Beach Party, Wedding or Reunion?!

>Getting married at the beach? Honeymoon on the beach? Did you meet at the beach? Castles in the Sand ~ Tealight Holders Sally Lee by the Sea offers Kate AspenĀ© beach wedding favors; which bring back the memories of childhood, … Continue reading

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>Sailboat Switchplate Covers

>A touch of whimsy is the perfect accent for any beach home. Since I recently added some Seaglass Blue walls to our home, I thought it would be fun to add some beachy switch plate covers to incorporate the color … Continue reading

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>{Contest Closed} CSN Stores $40 Giveaway!!

> The painting bug bit last week so I’ve been re-painting all of the interior walls of our “beachy”home. It appears that the “contractor’s white” paint hasn’t been touched since 1989 so a coat of ‘Vanilla Brandy’ paint (looks like … Continue reading

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>To Stand at the Edge of the Sea…

>Happy Friday, friends! We’ve been re-painting the interior of the house the past two weeks and taking lots of long walks on the beach so there hasn’t been as much time for blogging. My daughter & I had a great … Continue reading

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>Beach House Bliss

>If you love bright and bold, never fear, you can absolutely incorporate brightly colored accessories, artwork and more into your seaside retreat.  This gorgeous home was featured in House Beautiful and is bursting with modern art and bold colors. Designer … Continue reading

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