Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Beachy Vignettes

For any of my fellow bloggers in the South Pacific, I sympathise with you.  Blogger has been up to her naughty tricks again and many of us have been unable to edit or create new posts for 24 hours.  Now in the scheme of things it's a minor glitch, but it has changed the story I was going to bring you.  It was going to be about two little girls' beachy bedroom, but that will be next.  Today I have put together a little posse of my beachy vignette shots for your viewing pleasure.
Now every beach house needs a window seat and this one is where I could see myself basking in the northern sun with a good book and my drink of the minute.
From the same beautiful beach cottage is this lovely driftwood art hand made by my friend's mum.  Simply stunning.
I have a little driftwood art project of my own in mind, but at the rate I start and complete projects around here, who knows when we will see the finished product.
I love these driftwood fish as well.  So simple and elegant.
Now we move further east towards the Caribbean.  These tropical vignettes are from a lovely cafe that I love to frequent. 

I think open shelving like this is great for displaying all those kitchen treasures.

 I've got lots of old wooden tennis racquets but am on the hunt for the braces, which seem real rare round these parts.
Some succulents from the same cafe.

This is a lovely cottage of a friend, who recently had a visit from Better Homes and Gardens.  More on that later. 
 And my own humble abode.  The hydrangeas are faux, but as I mentioned here Mr Beach House didn't come up with any fresh flowers for me this week.  I guess  he thought the mothers' day perfume was enough....Well he was wrong, bless him!!!!  Anyhow, these little babies worked just as well on the day.
Funny how when I had no access to blogger. I felt a little toey.  Now it's fixed...thanks google.... I'm glad to back in the land of the homilicious.
Have a great week
Today I am linked up at http://www.bluecricketdesign.net
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  1. I love the cute little vintage framed picture of people in a sail boat and the drifwood fish and your cafe and your Mr. Beach House for bringing you flowers and then not.

  2. Oh I am really loving that cafe, black and white floors.. love them.

    I'm like that with projects, I have to finished it in one go if not its never done, hope you had a great Mothers Day Carolyn :) x

  3. Great pics Carolyn, and you do find the most delightful cafes. I am loving the one you've shown today. Very stylish and old world colonial looking. Leahxx

  4. Great fun!!! I love the drift wood art...:)

    Xo, Meme

    BWT, I wanted to let your readers know I am having a $100.000 giveaway...ok $100...stop by and sign up!!! :D

  5. I am so glad that blogger is working again. I love your vignettes, so beachy and beautiful! I LOVE the driftwood! I would love a window seat but have no where to put one. Your friends house is gorgeous and congrats to her for being visited by BHG!

  6. Ooo that checkered black and white floor... yes!
    Thank fully I didn't have that problem. I think because I use Windows Live Writer it isn't a problem. I don't think I could cope going back to using the blogger way now.

  7. I love it ALL! You have just divine taste, Carolyn. I'm so glad that blogger is working again 'cause I need my Desire Empire fix everyday :O)

  8. Love the photo eye candy! Every house needs a window seat and driftwood art work!!

  9. Awesome post, so glad I stopped by, I live on the pacific northwest puget sound and always love seeing how people can decorate with the beach theme in mind..and you have done it with perfection! Coming from Deb's and Kims

  10. Really lovely settings, Carolyn! The driftwood creations are great. And perhaps I'm a bit old school, about faux flowers and plants, but I think your fake hydrangeas are perfect. ;)

    Thanks for linking to the party this week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  11. Gorgeous! I really enjoyed my visit here..and glad you found the newbie party. Hope to see you again soon. Thank you.

  12. What a fun blog- I can tell I'm going to like it here! I'm your newest follower- visiting from Debbie's party. The photos that really stood out for me were the driftwood projects- they are inspiring a few ideas of my own and I liked the mini-bar. Stop over, I'm having a pet portrait give away!

  13. Love it!!!

    I would love for you to come link up your post at my "Encouragement is Contagious!" linky party! And... please link up some of your other favorites from blogs you love! Then, those bloggers will also get lots of unexpected, encouraging comments!


  14. Love the hydrangeas in the separate vases! Thanks for linking up your post to my party--


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