Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Slowly Updating The Cottage

We are slowly, but surely, making some changes around our home. For now I will share some of the little touches that are sprinkled here and there. My husband and I love old nautical things and beach related items, so I decided to add them to our master bath and bedroom.

Here are just a few little tid-bits.

I love this shade of blue and found these linens at Marshall's.
This throw reminds me of the beach with how the quilted lines go through the fabric.

This sweet little vintage quilted pillow slip was given to me this past weekend from my friend, Shirley. As you may recall, I have shared photos of her precious Hansel and Gretel house with you before. Shirley had an awesome Estate Sale this past weekend and I ended up with many lovely treasures.
An old plateau mirror is the base for several old pieces. My favorite little recent find is the old perfume bottle with a metal heart stopper.
Of course, a nautical bedroom HAS to have some sea shells. The shells rest in an old California Pottery bowl that has the wonderful aqua blue color inside. My sweet friend, LeAnn, is also loving this color these days.

Now this precious little girl needed a crown, don't you think? If you haven't met darling Rosemary, then you need to treat yourself to a visit. She makes wonderful glittery things!! Awhile back I bought this crown from Rosemary, however I had no idea where it would go. Kind of like a Cinderella story, the crown fit perfectly on the little bust. It was meant to be for her.

Isn't it just sweet?


ThisleRose said...

* sigh * I'm in love!!!!! Great bedding, everything looks awesome! :-) You have great taste!

Brenda said...

Love the Beachy things ,The colors are so calming.


It looks so pretty and your little touches like the perfume bottle with the heart stopper are just the icing on the cake! Great job and I can't wait to see more!

Bella Della said...

Oh, it looks so beautiful and restful. The colors are so calming. I love the beach things. You are so good at arranging everything.

Anonymous said...

I so enjoy getting a peak into other people's houses! Such a nice treat!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Very very Pretty!


Sharon said...

I love your master bedroom the touches of nautical are just right. The bowl with the shells is so pretty and I love the crown ....I think it found its new home.

Linda said...

Pretty, pretty Becky. I love all your special touches, especially the sweet perfume bottle with the heart stopper. It was fun seeing you at the faire. Have a great week. Hugs, Linda

Rosemary said...

Hi Becky,
Love how everything looks, especially the crown of course.

bj said...

ummm...everything is looking great. I love your colors...and that crown is so cute!

Louise said...

I am loving all the nautical blue colours too. Your bedroom looks a dream. I live very close to the coast and many of the houses are painted in a gorgeous duck-egg blue. When you can, please pop over to my blog to pick up an award. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Becky,
I love those bed linens. Don't you just love Marshalls. We don't have one here but I go to it every time I go to Home Goods which is about 40 miles away. Your room looks great. Thanks for mentioning me. Yes I do love blues and aquas.


Jean said...

Becky, the colors are so pretty and relaxing in your bedroom. The bedding makes a room. Old perfume bottles are wonderful and I love the one with the heart stopper. I can't wait to see more.
Jean in Virginia

Kelli said...

Such lovely touches for your home! The bedding is beautiful and I love the seashells.


I so appreciate when you gals share inside your homes. Love the blues, which I have in the guestroom :) Cute crown :) and LeAnn is a sweet heart :)
Warmly, Deb

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love all of the wonderful touches you are adding to your cottage!

Rue said...

Hi Becky :)

You really have a beautiful touch. Your bedding, the shells, the little trinkets... everything is perfectly serene. I love it all :)

Your friends house with the Scottie dogs collectibles is just precious. I love the candle with the dog collar and the painting... wonderful!

Have a beautiful nights rest in your gorgeous room :)


Unknown said...

I love that bedding! What pretty pictures! You have such a great touch!

P.S. My vote won't cancel your vote

Anonymous said...

That bedding is wonderful, so pretty and comfortable looking. I am a huge fan of paisleys and they look lovely on that quilt.

I think your bust with her crown is pretty fab too.


Anonymous said... have the most amazing favorite is the vintage quilted pillow slip.....what a lovely find!!!

Mary said...

Oh what beautiful, restful colors! Such lovely accessories, too. thanks for sharing your wonderful rooms!

Michelle said...

What a peaceful place to lay your head..

Enjoy your weekend!


Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh, just a big SIGH!!! I love it all, Miss Becky! Can't wait to see more of your lovelies.

Missed ya!


FourSistersInACottage said...

Love everything you have done and can't wait to see more.
Love ya bunches,
Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)
PS....If you can, I would love to have you in my 1st ever swap for Halloween, just swing by my blog and check it out)

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Becky, That is sooo my style of decorating. We did our bedroom in a similar theme..kind of shutters on the beach. I really like it. Susan

Lallee said...

Your bedroom is looking fabulous!!! I love the new linens, all the nautical touches, and the crown. I want you to keep having those beach thoughts, OK? ;-)

SweetAnnee said...

I'm so DARN jealous, love all your glass things!!
and the great linens you found!!

Susie Q said...

Rosemary's work is so lovely! I have one of her crown's and adore it! Your's looks perfectly there!
I love all your new touches. You have such a gift for vignettes and color. Just so beautiful!
Love the calm and serene look of it all.