We are having a little dilemma here at the Beach House, over which way to go on the deck with regards
to colour. I adore blue and white as you know, but I have those wonderful putty and black vintage map cushions from Ikea and then there's the Chalkboard surf board I made and I don't think they go so well with the blue covered foam.
The problem all started when I purchased the foam cushion for the cane lounge. It was funny, cause this burly guy walks into Clark rubber, as I was discussing with the shop assistant which type of foam to get. He kind of interrupted saying 'What's your best price, I'm a good customer Come on Come on?', to the manager. I piped in saying "Well if he's getting a deal, I want one too' and so the poor guy kind of had to give me one as well. He lead me over to the rubber cushions which already had a blue cover. I was just thinking about getting bare rubber and covering it my self in calico. But the one he suggested already had a cover and hey I could work with that. I do love blue after all and it was kind of the colour of denim. So far so good!!!!!
I brought it home and it looked great with my existing nautical stripe cushions, but not so good with the putty and black.
The blue and white nautical stripe will not survive out here in the weather. The Beach House Brats put them through their paces inside in any case, but with sideways rain this area occasionally gets very wet. So I reckon the blue and white will not be staying, but for now I am very happy relaxing out here with my tea.
I also hung this little extendible coat rack above the lounge, so we can hang our towels and beach stuff up. Correction....so I can walk around after the three other occupants of the Beach House picking up their towels and cozzies and I'll have somewhere else to hang them other than the balustrade.
Oh and I made these little star stencilled cupcakes for the kiddos afternoon tea They woofed most of them down before I could get to them with the stencil, but the ones I decorated look rather cute.
I do so love sitting out here to think. It's kind of around the corner from the living room. The Beach House Brats often wonder around the house calling for me and I just sit patiently 'til they find me. It's kind of my little haven, so I like to make it as pretty as it can be. Lots of my dreams and ideas are born right here. I can see the ocean from here and all the passers by on my street. It's definitely taking shape but I still have a way to go until it's finished
Also I am having a little anniversary today. I began blogging on 1 March last year and it's definitely been a fabulous experience.
From where I'm sitting I can't imagine writing another years worth of posts. I mean there's only so many times you an make over your home right? Since November the ideas have been really flowing out of me more than ever and I am kind of wondering if that's because it's been Summer. I also rediscovered how much I love making things at Christmas time and that has continued into this year. I wonder what the future holds for me and this little old blog. I'll go with the flow and hope to be talking about my second anniversary a year from now.
Who knows!!!! But you dear readers, are the real stars of this story. You have stuck with me and been so lovely in your praise and support. And to Emma, who recognised me as the author of this blog and stopped me at the lights last week, to let me know she loved it, through her car window........ thank you. You made my day!!! It's those lovely encounters that keep me going. Lets face it, Mr Beach House and the Beach House Brats completely take me for granted, so I'll keep coming back here as long as there are lovely people like Emma hanging around and encouraging me to keep it up!!!!!
Blogger seems to be up to her tricks again. My new posts are not showing up in my GFC follower's dashboards, or on the blog rolls that my lovely readers have put me on. . I am writing this in Blogger so not sure why Google has cut me out of the loop. I am sure there are lots of non 'Blogger' bloggers going through this too, so I feel your pain. I usually post on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning Sydney time, so be sure to check back if you don't want to miss something. I also update my facebook, twitter and linky followers so they are other ways you can see if I've posted. Hopefully Google fixes this soon as it sure is frustrating.
Today I am partying here