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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I've Gone *Postal* for Coastal

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Greetings, friends ...

Hope all of you are well and enjoying the season!  I've taken a bit of a bloggy break to clean up from our 80's Prom Party (lol) and do some painting, which I'll soon share. 

For now, here are a few peeks of how, lately, I've gone *postal* for Coastal!  Maybe living a few short miles from the ocean has rubbed off on me. 

A vintage wooden boat, along with a picture of Sandbridge Beach, Virginia in the background (one of my favorite places to go as a child, where we'd spend two weeks every summer):


Of course, you need to have an anchor close by for your boat:


 A candle wrapped in manila boat rope with a sea fan tucked in the background:


A glass cloche is a fun way to "showcase" an interesting sea shell.  And, if you look closely, you can spy the nautical wallpaper in the background:


I also enjoy mixing shells with different textures ... in this case, a rich, wooden bowl (from Target):


How easy is it to add a piece of textured coral on top of a stack of books:


Here, I paired a piece of simple coral with a beautiful vintage black and white boat print (from HomeGoods):


Another sea fan serves as an added layer behind new candle holders (from Michael's).  Can you tell I love adding them *any*where for fun texture?


Speaking of candles, here I've nestled tapered ones into a glass hurricane filled with sand:


I've also added a couple of pretty pillows with soft, coastal colors:


Of course, I simply *had* to add driftwood:


And, lastly, I've scattered a few small glass floats around:


I'm waiting on a few more pieces of coastal goodies to arrive ... look forward to sharing them with you soon!  In the meantime, I'm off to catch up with all of your creativity that I've missed while on a break. 

Also, I hope I've encouraged a few of you to go "postal for Coastal" with me!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Becca

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25 comments:

Debbiedoo's said...

Awesome pics Becca. Can't wait to see what you have been up to regarding painting! I bet it did take awhile to clean up after that fabulous party.

Nicole Day said...

Fun stuff! Can't wait for the reveal :)

Pamie G. said...

Love love coastal decor...my masterbedroom has pottery barn duvet with memories of Myrtle Beach (my home town is Loris) which makes me smile every day when I wake up...makes me feel closer to home....in the Texas Hill Country, Pamie G.

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Well, if you MUST go Postal ;) That is definitely the way to do it. You have gone Coastal in the mostal wonderful way!! Love it =)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Becca I love all your coastal touches, especially that pretty round shell under the cloche! Can't wait to see what else you've been up to!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great ideas and I love sea fans.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks like you've been busy, Becca! I'm looking forward to seeing your newest painted project.

Jemsmom said...

Love love love. I need a big picture of where all these things are so I can put it all in perspective! Where do you get your sea fans? I love them! Also, your floats? I need a break down woman! I finally made it to Minnesota! I am missing my beach though. :-(

You must tell me where you got the anchor! My sorority is DG and our symbol is the anchor. I have to have it!!!!!!!!

I love the idea of the tapers in the sand. Did you get the coral at HomeGoods? I have a HomeGoods near me now! Wooo hoooo! So many good ideas in one post!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!

Rooms by Ann said...

I can't wait to see what you've been up to.

Designs By Pinky said...

I love all of this! I only have one sea fan but a huge collection of shells. As soon as we are ready to "stage" the house I will be placing them all over the house too! XO, Pinky

At The Picket Fence said...

I love it all my friend but ummmmm...this is just too much of a tease! Lol! I can't wait to see the rest because I'm needing some summer inspiration and I can always count on you for great ideas!
Vanessa

Calypso In The Country said...

Great pieces - I love all the textures!
-Shelley

Sharing Shadymont said...

I love your coastal touches! Looks wonderful!!

Val said...

Lovely...coastal is such a calming decor. I love it.

L said...

I like what I see. Looking forward to the reveal!

Eclectically Vintage said...

Glad to see you've recuperated from that wild party! Hopefully, you were still able to graduate and didn't get detention!

Love all your coastal finds - I have some of the same things! Just scored a sea fan and more coral and shells at an estate sale! Love displaying my vintage glass buoys too. Now, if I can just find a piece of driftwood like yours, I'd be set!

Kelly

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Becca, I love all your coastal touches! The candles in sand are a wonderful idea.

Gypsy Heart said...

Very pretty! Glad your going "postal" is not violent. :-)

xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

Very pretty! Glad your going "postal" is not violent. :-)

xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

Very pretty! Glad your going "postal" is not violent. :-)

xo
Pat

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh how pretty. I love everything and can't wait to see what all you are up to. Hugs, Marty

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Lovely beachy stuff. I love the candles in the sand. Beautiful photos too!

Stacey said...

I always love your posts & my mind goes crazy trying to figure out how to COPY you!!! Can't wait to see more!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

As you can see, I've been MIA! These sneak peeks are teasing me!! Can't wait to see what you've been up to!

physiciandispensingnews said...

I love coastal decorating, it makes me sense.I can feel that I'm in the sea area.