Wednesday, April 6, 2011

India Hicks arrives at the Beach House


India Hicks arrived at the Beach House the other day. She didn't come by surfboard, but rather by post.

Her book Island Life inspired a make over of my living room shelves. The red toys you can see in my blog's side board,  have now been returned to the Beach House Brats. With their squeals of joys still ringing in my ears, I'm off to the Caribbean for some well earned R&R.

This Caribbean inspired staycay, is a seasonal change for me.  There is definitely a nip in the air, mornings and evenings here in Sydney town.  So a few reminders of Summer hanging around my living room, are a great tonic for the soul.

This side of the Caribbean features a great series of photos by the amazing beachy photographer Garth Kellet http://www.gkp.com.au/.  I also think the  beaten up toy car evokes thoughts of surf and sun. Young bronzed lads driving up the coast to find the perfect surfing break.

Lately, I have wanted to include a palm frond like this, in the mix.  I found this one on the  side of the road.  A favourite source of props for me. 
Chuck in a lantern for a dark and stormy night, some shells and a pineapple for that tropical feel and there you have it, we're practically having a heat wave. And my Caribbean holiday is well underway.



Happy Holiday dreaming.  See ya round the pool.  I'll be with India!!!
Lots 'o Love
Carolyn
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16 comments :

  1. What beautiful photos! I love anything beachy and tropical. I've got a few surfboards in my home as well, and a big part of me is a beach bum at heart. Thanks for sharing such wonderful photos.

    Take care, Sue

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  2. love the look.... i'm in love with india hicks style!! your shelves look great with the white and natural colour. the surfboard is pretty cool too!
    cheryl x

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Now that you have mentioned it, I'm not sure "where" my "follower" button went? Thank you for pointing that out. Now I need to find where that thing went!!

    Take care, Sue

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  4. Looks like a great book to enjoy while sitting around the pool!

    Thank you for visiting me.

    Carolyn

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  5. oh, i love India Hicks and that book! don't you just want to stay at that hotel in it of hers...i think it is called The Landings. I think she may have sold it though. Anyway, love your blog...am going to follow!
    :)

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  6. Beautiful room! Makes me want to join you in the Caribbean!

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  7. love the surfboard C...and the branch from the side of the road- reminds me so much of home....i had a big pot of these inside the front door in front of a big mirror....

    how inspirational is Miss.Hicks!!!!!!!

    M xx

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  8. I was wishing I was by the sea myself today! Love this wall of wonderful treasures, especially the old toy car!

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  9. Beautiful photos! I would like to be sitting by the pool right now!
    Sonya

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  10. I haven't heard of India Hicks, I'll have to look her up :) .. love that little white car x

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  11. India certainly knows how to style, doesn't she? You did a beautiful job in your sweet living room creating a south sea theme! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  12. absolutely gorgeous Carolyn!

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  13. That looks great! I also love India Hicks' style.

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  14. I book like that needs to be in full view on a shelf. Love it!

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  15. How fun - looks great, Carolyn! Hope you're having a fabulous weekend :O)

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  16. I feel like I went on a little Stay-cay with you! :-) You have it so artfully arranged and yet all with an air of effortlessness. Perfect! Thanks so much for linking this up to Inspiration Friday this week! :-)
    Vanessa

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