Saturday, June 20, 2009

beachy keen

Look what arrived in the mail!


I recently won this very cool sand dollar pendant painted by Ruth Welter at a blogiversary giveaway at Barbara Jacksier's blog, The Book Blog.



In The Book Blog, Barbara shares experiences of having her first book published. Awesome.

Barbara's book, Waterside Cottages will be available in stores in July but you can pre-order a personalized (!) copy here at Barbara's new website, Waterside Cottage Styles.



The website has a wonderful pale and breezy feel to it and is full of beautiful images, recipes for coastal cuisine, decorating ideas, home tours and more.


Photo credit: Dan Mayers

{I think I want to begin collecting these little tin sand pails!}

I love the relaxed feel of a beach cottage and hope that shows throughout my home. Especially the living room and bathroom which are filled with shades of blues, baskets, and jars of shells and sea glass.


Design elements from the bathroom

I'm all pre-ordered for personalizin' and know Waterside Cottages will be one GASP after another!


Tell Barbara -- Elyse sent you! LOL

xo

38 comments:

fairiemoon said...

I love those vintage sand pails as well. I have casually looked at them on ebay but have never found any I loved. We don't have a ton of antique stores here...sigh.

Erin :)

TattingChic said...

Congratulations on winning that giveaway! I had been following Barbara Jacksier's tales of getting her book published. It looks like it's going to make a lovely "coffee table" book for sure! :)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Ruths necklace is beautiful! You are so lucky you won. I have my Waterside Cottages book ordered from Barbara too. I can't wait to see it in person.
Hugs,
Penny

Ruth Welter said...

I'm so glad you liked the sand dollar pendant I painted...I hope you enjoy it for years to come. You have a lovely blog and I enjoyed my visit....nice to meet you.

Ruth

Claudia said...

Congratulations, Elyse on your win! Can't wait for that book to come out - by the way, I had a Charlie the Tuna watch in college. My Mom got it got me and I loved it!

Lisa said...

Congrats on your win! See I'm not the only one! The book looks amazing!! I'll go check it out!
Hugs, Lisa

debi @ life in my studio said...

Oh, what a pretty necklace! Congratulations on your win!

KatCollects said...

Anything to do with shells and the beach is so beautiful. My bathroom is all beach themed. Beautiful pendant that you won, congratulations.
Hugs,
Kathy

luckygirlgifts said...

HI Elyse,
The book looks awe inspiring.

I got my goodies today and OMG are they sweet. Thank you, Thank you,Thank you. Everything came perfectly intact and absolutely adorable as always.
YOu are the best
Cari B.

icandy... said...

Elyse! Congrats on the beautiful sand dollar necklace! How cool is that?! :) What sweet sandpails you have!

Glitter and Bliss said...

This book looks wonderful!!! You are so lucky to live near the ocean. Oklahoma has nice lakes, but it is just not the same. You throw in your beautiful beaches and the quaitness of New Enlgand....a glorious combination. I lived in Warwick for a while, and I loved sightseeing!!! Also, I need to check out the dental tape. I have never heard of that. Interesting.....

LiLi M. said...

I love those little tin buckets. Yesss let's collect them and let's collect those little watercans (you know they will match with these perfectly) too! Congrats on winning such a fab give away. Have a nice week!

bekimarie said...

Ooooh, I love the little tin pails!
The children and I spend hours looking for sea glass but always seem to find lots of small bits, we've never been fortunate enough to find any larger pieces.
It was lovely to read your list of 6 things, great to find out more about you.
((hugs))
Beki xxx

p.s what are mike ike's?

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Congratulations! What a pretty giveaway! This looks like such an interesting place to go visit. I'm going to check it out. Thanks. laurie

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

And I had to hop on over too. Sounds like a great new book. How do you know all the details???? I love the whole beach theme. I grew up in a funky beach community and live about 3 blocks from the beach now!!! The clock faces/flower frogs DO look cool "thumbnail" size. Thanks for visiting and your nice comment! xo Joan

Bethany said...

Oh, I love those little pails too. Great photos, esp your little bathroom one.
Thanks for your RXs on my blog. How perfect.
Made me smile. Felt like I was already sipping the coffee, with muffin nearby, and flowers smiling at me from a bell jar vase.
You're super sweet.

someplace in thyme said...

I think I may have to take my Michaels coupon and head over to the Martha Stewart section for some glitter. Thankyou so much for the tip. Char

its so very cheri said...

You will have to check my blog and see all the beachy treasures I saw when I went to a flea market on Friday-soo much stuff I wanted. I thinl you will love it all. there a couple of different posts about it all.

Cheri
www.itssoverycheri.blogspot.com

Holly said...

Hurray for give aways! ♥ Congrats!

I'm loving those pails too, Elyse! (Maybe I already told you that!)

Wish you'd add the follow feature so I can keep up with you!

LaurieStar said...

Oooh! So pretty! Anything beachy sounds great right about now with all the rain we've been having. BLAH!

Amy C said...

LOVE those old tin seaside buckets - adorable!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi sweet friend!! First of all, congrats on winning the wonderful pendant!!! This is wonderful!!

Barbara is quite an inspiration and her book looks like it is full of all kinds of magical inspiration!!

I am catching up on posts...oh....grimace..I am soooo far behind. Chasing my tail as we speak. tee hee.

xoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoox
Becky

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Hey Elyse, I'd like to run something by you. Could you email me? mylife@pansycottagegarden.com
thanks.

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh my gosh, ELYSE, you rock!!! I too order my pizza without cheese!!! No cheese and extra sauce :) People think I am crazy, lol! It is wonderful to know that someone else hates cheese, lol!

Love yout new necklace!!!That is so pretty and perfect for summer! I am so glad you won :)

Hugs,
Amy

Rue said...

Hi Eyse :)

Those sand pails are darling!

I love your blog too! I'm sorry it took so long to get over here, but I've been having blogging issues of late.

xoxo,
rue

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Elyse! Congrates on winner the darling shell necklace! You must be living right girl! Her book looks very yummy!!!!

Hugs,
Maryjane
xox

Rita said...

Congratulations on the giveaway and thank you for stopping by mammabellarte. Ciao Rita

Lori said...

congrats on your win Elyse:)

you should start collecting those little beach pails, that would be right up your cottage alley...

Stephenie said...

That necklace is just so pretty... I just loooove those vintage pails..I'm with you, I would love to be by the beach all the time to...I just loved your beach inspired post...
Stephenie

Maya said...

Ah, you won that! Was I here before, I am not sure. Any way I'm a Rhode Islander too, so just thought I'd say hi.

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