Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Beach Party!



I decided at the last minute to join the Beach Party, hosted by Gina at The Shabby Chic Cottage. I apologize about the less than fantastic photo quality, these were taken tonight and it's overcast outside.


The only thing beach-y I have is in my bathroom. We picked up this little boat at a local store called the Scrounge Around shop. I highly doubt it's even remotely old, but we liked it. And while I still like it, I'm not sure I want it in here anymore. I have my Syroco birds in here, as well as the little cast iron bird bath I found, so I'm not sure I want this to stay. And I'm thinking about updating it. Not sure. What do you think? I have a similar birdhouse with a chicken wire door that I thought about putting in here instead. Thoughts? Opinions?




This coral belonged to my parents... not sure where they got it, but it's real. The candle came from Pier One several years ago.




I think I bought this starfish, and the shell came from the in-laws' collection.



I bought the little dolphin on a field trip to St. Augustine when I was in the 4th grade. It's made of sand. And the sea biscuit I believe came from a vacation to the Keys in 5th grade.


I swear that it's not as dusty as it looks!! And check out that hideous orange/pink/brown tile! I cannot wait to update this bathroom! Can you see the gold flakes on the formica counter?!


34 comments:

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Wendy,
Love your boat shelf and the coral. It is really beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Your coral and starfish are really beautiful! Coral is one of my all time favorite things.

Thanks for joining me today!

the cottage child said...

You've inspired me to join, too...your pics weren't half-bad, actually, and your pieces are darling. Love.

Tiffany said...

I think it's so cool that you still have a couple of treasures from grade school and that you have pieces of your family's collections. The boat is a great place to display them!

Joan@anythinsggoeshere said...

What a cute display case for your beachy treasures.

Marie said...

Hello Wendy - what a sweet beachy collection you have! Love the sea biscuit! Thank you for sharing.

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

What a cute and unique little shelf. It is perfect for displaying your beachy items and it looks so cute on your counter. :)

I can relate to being anxious to update your bathroom because my bathroom use to have the same type of tile and countertop.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Love seeing your beach finds!

...especially the ones from when you were little! and the ones that belonged to your family!

I love that they are in your bathroom...so dont know about changing the theme... do you have another bathroom perhaps or a separate washroom to still have the beach theme around?

Blessings & Aloha!

Anny said...

This is so cute! That rope draped over the piece gave me a great idea for a lamp too :D

Blue Creek Home said...

I think a bird house would look great especially since you have some birds in there already. But, I do hope you will have a nice place to put the cute boat and it's lovely shell collection.
Rhonda

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

What a cute piece...love that you have beachy things on the shelves. The coral is really pretty! :-) Susan
P.S. Your pics are great! :-)

Shelia said...

Hi Wendy! It's nice to meet you and thank you for popping in to see me. I like your little boat shelf! Great to know you've kept your olden things!
Be a sweetie and I hope you'll come back again for a visit!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Leanne said...

I love beachy bathrooms. I really miss Florida. Love your coral, starfish and sea biscuit especially. You inspired me to join the party, thanks!

Shannon said...

Great job! I love the display.

common ground said...

I love it that you have your beach treasures in one spot. Great little boat shelf!
Debra

Marianne@Songbirdisnesting said...

The coral is just beautiful and I really like the little boat. But a chance is always good, so go for the update of your bathroom and I am sure one day you will find the perfect new home for your boat (I think it could make a nice shelpunit outside too).

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Cute, beachy touch! We had a boat like that when we were first married, I'm trying to remember where we kept it.....I think in our bedroom but I'm not positive. I sold it at a yard sale a few years ago and the man who bought it seemed really excited! I wonder what he did with his new boat.
~Michelle

Vintage Amethyst said...

Loved seeing all your beachy things.
love
Alison
x

ReRe said...

Thanks for sharing a piece of you. Love the coral. It tugs at my heart that you have held on to pieces of the past! Truly heart warming.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You have a pretty collection, and the boat is a great way to display it.

santamaker said...

Love the nautical accent!

Suzy said...

I love that boat!

Kim said...

Love the little boat & the shells. I've been to Florida one time & went to St Augustine. Never been to the keys but I would love to go. Thanks for sharing your beachy decor.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

That boat shelf is so cute! I've been looking for some coral at the thrift store (I figured maybe someone would get tired of the the whole shells etc thing) but no luck. Love yours!

Manuela

Alicia said...

Thanks for stopping by! I love the little boat and obviously all the objects it holds have special meaning since you have a little memory of each. Maybe hanging on the wall? Then you could still display your birdbath?

I hear ya on the tile work in your bathroom. Believe it or not the tile in mine is baby blue and baby pink! I know, who would pick those colors?

Joyce said...

Love that you saved all your fun trip items that mean so much for you. Cute little boat shelf. Thanks for sharing with me.
Joyce

Marla said...

Wendy, love how you remember where all the shells came from and the little dolphin, how sweet. Great boat shelf. Marla

Drawn to The Sea said...

I could sit & look at pretty shell arrangements all day. Most of mine have memories associated with them as well.

Happy Day :-)
~Julia

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I can't see the gold flakes in the formica, but I love that sea biscuit. Cute arrangement with all the shells. :) Thanks for the visit!

rebecca said...

Hey Wendy!

I always love seeing your happy chicken in my blog comments!!! Thanks for coming by often and for adding your fun blog to the roll!!!

Blushing hostess said...

So pretty. Well done!

Sachiko said...

I love your coral and starfish! They are so beautiful!

Jenny in Maine said...

Too cute Wendy. I had planned on joining this blog but the day got away from me. Love the coral!!

Hugs

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Wendy, it is so nice to meet you. I love all your boat shelf and the coral is so rich looking. I'll share this post with my daughter. She loves "anything" related to the beach. Thanks for stopping in to say hello... you are welcome any time.
hugs ~lynne~

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