Thursday, August 13, 2009

Cozy Seaside Cottage!

Please join Sisters Gift Company & the Participating Boutiques at Make Mine Pink for Shopping with a Twist Friday August 14, 2009 as we present "Cozy Seaside Cottage"

cottage-flairCozy seaside cottage decor provides an opportunity to repurpose discarded furniture and decor that no longer fits in your home or day to day lifestyle. Items that have been well-loved because of the special memories they hold or just because of the way they catch your eye will fit in perfectly in your home away from home.
Cozy seaside cottage style conjures up visions of pure white with accents of blues, greens and painted white furniture. A French blue metal flower vase in the center of a painted white dining table or a side table, painted a sea glass blue is placed beside a bed to hold your favorite books or magazines. If you look around, you'll see a scattering of casual pillows in shades blue and white, tossed onto a white slip covered couch or accent chair. If you look closer you might see a pillow tucked in with with pale pink roses, bringing a new look to the seaside cottage.
Well loved quilts and vintage chenille spreads grace the beds, none matching yet, in the cottage, all seeming to fit in together beautifully. The bedrooms are serene, without much clutter. A simple rose print against a white wall seems as if it's always been there.Casual dining is on the daily menu at the seaside cottage. Mismatched china left over from sets over the years fills the white china cupboard and is brought out for the daily meals. Vintage white ironstone or mismatched china grace a weathered sideboard. A quilt often used as a makeshift tablecloth or for an ocean side picnic.
victoria rose cottageEach corner of a seaside cottage is filled with the beauty of the sea and favorite memories. Clear glass vases filled with seas shells. Sand dollars sparkle like the sea fill a treasured Rose Covered bowl and add seaside romance. Jeweled sea glass, polished smooth with time, and other decorated treasures that you might find when walking on the beach, sit upon the shelves and mantel, their quiet song of the sea filling in the empty spaces of the seaside cottage.
Photo Contribution 1: Cottage Flair |  Photo Contribution 2: Victoria Rose Cottage


essemia said...

Det var längesen, men nu är semestern i det närmaste slut och jag är på hemmaplan igen.
Vilken fin spegel! Den hade passat precis på väggen här hemma, haha.
Hoppas du har en bra vecka.
Kram Elzie

Sköna o Gröna Ting said...

Ho ho.., TÄVLING på gång, var med du oxå!!
Ha en underbar vecka

becky up the hill said...

Oh I just came home from the sea and now I am ready to go back! Thanks for the lovely blog!