Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Just Beachy



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When I am at the beach I feel a true sense of calm and a soulful connection to Mother Earth. Be it the cool breeze on my face, the sea gulls flying overhead, capturing a glimpse of a sea otter swimming on his back, the feel of the sand at my feet or the endless motion of the waves - my spirit feels best when there. I believe that this connection to the sea is why I surround myself with reminders of being next to the big pond. Ships, sea shells, pottery vases - all reminiscent of my favorite place on earth. Furniture the color of sand, vases the aqua tinge of the water and jars of shells collected here and there. I think it is all just perfectly beachy.


26 comments:

marie said...

These photos are so beautiful and so calming and peaceful. I can understand how the beach makes you feel.
Thank you for sharing about Andrew...he will be in my prayers.

Kim K. said...

Beautiful eye candy. I love your beach vignettes. We just painted the floor in the girls treehouse a pale aqua color. Bring on summer!!

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

Beautiful beachy goodies!
xoxo
Penny

Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh the colors of summer for sure. Love all the texture.

Vee said...

It's wonderful that you've discovered just what makes you feel calm and peaceful. There is nothing like time spent at the beach walking along the shore, listening to the surf pound in with the seagulls screaking overhead. The smell, too. Now how can one bottle that and get it home?

Linda said...

I love the beach too...that's why I painted my rooms the color of the sand and the ceilings the grey blue color of the ocean...I can lie in bed and think of the beach!

Deborah said...

Beachy for sure!!
Love your beach treasure..I feel the same way!
Have a great week sweet friend xo

Deborah xoxo

Blondie's Journal said...

Your vignettes make your home look very beachy...I love your jars and shells!

XO,
Janie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love the beach too and haven't been in two years. Oh how I love to sit and listen to it and smell it. I grew up living close to the beach when I was a child. Love your photos.

Kathleen Grace said...

I love the beach too, and I never even knew it until about 10 years ago when our family started camping next to one of the Great Lakes every summer. Oh my goodness, just the sound of the waves, I could listen to them forever. We love to walk along the shore looking for treasures that have washed up. Beach glass and bits of driftwood and pretty stones. A beach is the very best way to relax on vacation I think!

Julie Harward said...

Very pretty to me too...makes me feel a bit beachy too! ;D

Cindy said...

I often tell my husband the beach is calling me..no really I feel this way.There is something so comforting to me to be at the beach. My hubbie is not much on going...we only live 2 1/2 hours away from the Gulf. I think I will twist is arm for our anniversary and do a day trip..lol
Your decorations are very calming..love them.

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

tammylovesdishes said...

Your photos are beautiful and really do bring the sense of the sea to us. I love the canning jars filled with shells and the empty one in between for balance. Very nice!
Tammy

Sinta Renee said...

Just my cup of tea! The next best thing to being at the beach is bringing the beach to me! I love the shells and the colors... I can hear the waves;)

sissie said...

Beautiful post. I love the mason jars full of shells.

hugs
Sissie

Benny and Lily said...

we love beachy
Benny & Lily

Elsie said...

Looks beachy to me you luck duck. It is 100 degrees here today. Lovely huh. Your pictures are always so beautiful. Think of me when you are cooling off by the beach please. :) I wish we could get "a" rain drop so I could see water. I can only imagine the connection you have with the beach. I bet it is AWESOME!!!

Ranger 911 said...

I just bought one of those vases in your first picture a few days ago. I've been trying to find cream colored pottery for my window ledge in the kitchen and decided these are just the ticket. AND they can still be found for a reasonable price. I love the various colored vases in your cupboard! The blue jars, too.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Lovely beachy post. You are ready for summer!

Karen said...

Gorgeous photos! I just painted my entry ceiling a pale aqua and am using lots of sea shells and other natural objects in it. Even though I live as far as you can get from an ocean (NE), I love the calming beachy look. Your white and aqua pottery (Is it McCoy or Hull?) is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Lululiz said...

Beautiful photographs, very peaceful and serene.

Julie said...

Beautiful colors ...love it all. The story about Andrew touched...my....heart. I have a Marine.
And I KNOW it touched your heart...Your gift was priceless. His comment was priceless...Thanks so much for sharing the story...Hugs...xo Love love love to see the pooches included in your posts. :-)

Rose Garden Romantic said...

It's all so pretty! I love to decorate with things that remind me of the seaside! The aqua and white vases are so lovely!
Michelle

Tricia said...

Becky: Thank you for stopping by my blog and becoming a "follower!" You made my day! Your blog is beautiful and I can't wait to explore it. Have a great weekend! Tricia

JG said...

Listening to the waves crash onto the shore is so relaxing! The aroma of salty air is wonderful. Nauset Beach at Cape Cod is a fave place.
~Judy

Signs and Salvage said...

GORGEOUS!!!! My FAVORITE colors & style ever!!!

Happy Weekend!!

Kristin