Monthly Archives: August 2010

>A bit of Whimsy – Cast Iron Mermaids

>Mermaids…a whimsical indulgence according to riricreations of Etsy…I tend to agree. I instantly fell in love with these Cast Iron Mermaids and am feeling the need to add some throughout the house as I just love a bit of whimsy … Continue reading

Posted in etsy, Favorite Finds, Mermaids, sea horse, sealife | 6 Comments

>Let the Sea Cleanse You

> “When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration, Poem, Poetry | 2 Comments

>Hot Summer Sunset

> HOT! Our usually moderate beach climate went crazy last week. Our thermostat was sitting in the direct sun and it ticked up to 102 degrees…we couldn’t believe it. It appears the actual documented temp was a cool (LOL!) 92.9F. … Continue reading

Posted in Beach, summer, Washington | 6 Comments

>Coastal Cottage Accents at Ikea!

>That’s right, Ikea, which is known primarily for its Scandinavian and Sleek Modern decor pieces has LOTS of furniture and accent pieces for your coastal cottage! I recently popped into an Ikea to pick up some white curtains for my … Continue reading

Posted in coastal decorating, coastal living, Decor, decorating, Favorite Finds, ikea | 5 Comments

>Eclectic & Artsy in Seattle

>An eclectic and artsy district of Seattle that is brimming with boutique shops, artist studios, restaurants, pubs, a thriving farmer’s market as well as numerous waterfront parks. The best way to describe the Seattle neighborhood of Ballard is a “city … Continue reading

Posted in ballard, boating, locks, seattle, Travel, travel and leisure, Washington | 6 Comments

>Roses in Coastal Living

> I guess that not everyone immediately thinks of roses when dreaming of a coastal lifestyle…however coastal gardens are one of the most important things about coastal living…as far as I’m concerned! A fabulous ruffled rose in a gorgeous apricot … Continue reading

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>Project: Make a Vintage Towel Rack

>Hello all my coastal lovin’ friends! I’ve just returned from a 4 day weekend spent in the gorgeous city of Seattle. I’ll be sharing some of my adventures with you shortly (after I get caught up on emails, filling orders … Continue reading

Posted in Bathroom, crafts, projects, this old house, towel rack, vintage | 5 Comments