Thursday, July 9, 2009
Yesterday my pre-ordered & personalized copy of Waterside Cottages by Barbara Jacksier arrived: GASP! It is the most beautiful and beachy book. The text and awesome photos inspired and motivated me to give my beach-house-inspired living room, a renewed dose of ... beachiness.
First I removed the the faux cherries from the green bowl and replaced them with sea shells and postcards.
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I removed the garland and picture frames from the wooden screens, and returned touches of orange to the room.
This whimsical goodie was from Roberta Laprade's aptly-named Fairhaven shop, Enchanted Treasures. Roberta's swoon-inducing home is featured on pages 62-73 of Waterside Cottages.
My "water-near" cottage is less than 2 miles from a beautiful pond.
Sand collected from our pond and a favorite beach
Seaglass from a real junky beach. The more trash, the more seaglass!
I love how this photo reveals the bright orange day lilies outside.
My husband took this photo last Summer
How awesome is this border of wine bottles? (Start drinkin'!)
Tomorrow's weather forecast for RI actually says "spectacular!" I hope the same for wherever your cottage is.