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


Anonymous said...

LOVE the colors, so beach cottage romantic chic :)
-Jessica & Holly

Rebecca said... airy and light. LOVE your Target shade!!! Have a lovely day.

Waving from Our Back Porch,

Unknown said... all of your seaside summertime touches!

Holly Loves Art said...

I love beautiful beach themes too! I live only about five miles from the Santa Monica Pier and I still don't go nearly enough. It's been MONTHS since I've been. I love the ocean too although I don't "bask" in the sun anymore. I still enjoy strolling along the strand. Perhaps this weekend? Hope you're having a lovely summer.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

So peaceful and beautiful!
Hope you are enjoying summer with your family!

Ironstone and Pine said...

just found your blog, so pretty! looking forward to keeping up with you, come visit anytime!!~devon

Alaina said...

I love your blues and whites. Great little details.

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