Friday, July 22, 2011

Hello dolls!
Just wanted to share some of my newest finds with you! I've been loving vintage toy phones for years and finally found a super cute one for a price I couldn't refuse. I love this shade of blue!
As you can see I had a bit of fun making a vignette with it. A rhinestone button added to it makes it ever more adorable. I just can't resist adding some sparkle to most things.Love these sweet old buttons I found in my favorite colors. The just don't make buttons as cute as this anymore.This large runner with hand crocheted lace edge was a fabulous find and a steal of a deal! The vintage flash cards are irresistible, too. I especially love the one with the music note.Hope you are keeping cool during this heat wave. I'm in Texas so it's always a heat wave here. Thank goodness for air conditioning!!!
Michelle xoxo

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Seaside StyleHappy Summer, girls! One of my favorite decorating styles is seaside style. I love blues, white, aquas, seashells and starfish, mermaids and sandcastles!
This is the entry to my cottage. What better way to be greeted in the summer than with whimsical sea inspired items and a cheerful blue and white color scheme. I just found this wonderful large chalkboard last weekend at a favorite antique mall. I love the frame and love how big it is. Lots of room to write longer quotes like this one. It's a favorite quote of mine from author Lucy Maude Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series. "Look at that sea, girls~ all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn't enjoy it's loveliness more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds." (Seems I need to work on the skill of writing in a pretty and balanced way on my chalkboard! I'll just pretend my messy writing looks "casual".)
My pretty Simply Shabby Chic lampshade from Target~ love it!
Love my blue striped pillow, too!
Hope you girls are enjoying this summer. I so wish I was at the beach right now. I have not been for many years and that needs to change~! How wonderful would it be to live close to the shore and visit often! I dream of that. For now, I'll just have to enjoy my sea inspired decor.
I'm joining Kathleen of Faded Charm today for White Wednesday.
Michelle xoxo