Wednesday, August 1, 2012


The idea of having a 'beach theme' to anything gives me shivers.  Think pelican statues, blue and white stripes, giant anchors, shells, starfish and sand.  It's too much and it's unnecessary!! 

Because we live near the beach and it plays such a big part of our lives, especially weekends with our dog.  I would like to share a few ways that we bring a little bit of the beach into our house without it being OTT..

Shells - Over the years we have collected so many shells that we have a couple of jars that we keep around the house that I always empty Kris' pockets into after a beach trip.  Typically I'll go for the pretty ones and Kris searches for 'rare' shells.  I am always looking for white shells, you can have them in jars and it looks quite nice.

Candles - This is a candle combination that we have 2 of on our coffee table.. I specifically have shells that are only black and white in the bottom.  I think this look can be way overdone so I've kept it as simple as I can, and the candles smell divine.

This is another little candle and shell combo, this one is on our dining table.  We have a really small table so I needed something really small to put on it.  The ceramic tray was from a winery in the Hunter Valley, a gift from my mother in law.  There are so many beautiful shells in this little collection.  I put the prettiest ones I have found in this and my Nieces and Nephews are always going through it picking out their 'favourite'.

Navy - The colour navy is a good alternative to doing the nautical looking stripes.  My idea is to incorporate navy into the bathroom, its fitting and easy to find accesories that match. 

I am bursting with ideas for this blog, I hope those reading are finding it interesting.. Em

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