Going Coastal in the Sunroom

It was time . . .

~ ~ as the first day of Summer is quickly approaching.

Time to add a bit of Summer in the room . . . so that meant, it went “Coastal”

My goal was to use what I had on hand.


Items gathered from a few rooms in the house . . and my stash in the attic . .

~ ~ the starfish topped bottle from Pottery Barn last year.


A sequined pillow found in the clearance bin at Pottery Barn a few years ago.



Faux coral topped glass bottle also by Pottery Barn last summer . .

~ ~ and a hurricane filled with beach glass and starfish.


A succulent embellished with shells rounds out the vignette.

Sunroom decor

While strolling the aisles of Melville Trading where I have a booth . . .

~ ~ I came across a booth that had many things on sale . . and saw this driftwood pillar.

Sunroom decor

There is a platform at the top of the pillar for a candle, etc. . .

~ ~ however, I chose to use it just as a decorative pillar of driftwood.

Driftwood bowl/Antique Fishing Floats

Another vignette needed to be created, so I grabbed the driftwood bowl . .

~ ~ that was waiting for me in the abyss of the attic.

Driftwood bowl/Antique Fishing Floats

I filled it with Antique Japanese Fishing Floats that my mom gave me many years ago.

Driftwood Bowl/Antique Fishing Floats

Added the Premier Issue of Beach Cottages . . .

Driftwood bowl/Antique Fishing Floats


I can start to feel the sand between my toes . . .

~ ~ or is that dust?!!

And speaking of dust . . .

~ ~ the dust is still trying to settle in the creation of “my sweetie’s space” . .

As I have stated, she will be hands on in the completion of her space.

Here is one of the projects she is working on:

Lamp Makeover

Lamp Makeover

She was doing a great job . . and after a while of seeing her reach around to paint . .

~ ~ I brought the lazy susan out and put the lamp on it . . it worked great!

Have a wonderful summer day!!

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A Summer Coastal Vignette…Adding More Driftwood Decor

This past Saturday, I had the pleasure of participating in the North Carolina Hometalk Bloggers Meetup.

It was a great event of shopping, dining, and spending time with fellow bloggers. (A post on this event coming soon)

While shopping, I came across a great piece of driftwood decor…and it had to come home with me!


Changed out the coffee table vignette to a Coastal Summer look.


I felt that this driftwood basket would go great with the driftwood piece on the fireplace hearth.


Here it is in the beautiful shop that I purchased it from…(Summerhouse, Greensboro, NC)

…..I think that is Tom Hanks in the picture…he approves of the basket too!


I filled the basket with antique glass fishing net floats…

…..My mom brought them back for me from her trip to Alaska…

……….they were carefully packed in her carry on luggage. 🙂


My mom said that they were Japanese…and very old.


Just love the texture of driftwood…


Hoping the piece of driftwood my hubby found (actually almost tripped over) will age to this patina.


I gathered some coastal items that I had in my bathroom that I purchased from Pottery Barn.


Thought that these would be a great compliment to the driftwood basket.


Added this container of succulents for a natural texture…bought these beauties at Trader Joe’s.


I love Coastal Living Magazine…this is the January/February 2005 issue….

…..I kept this issue to show to my builder…

……….as I loved the “pineapple motif” cut into the railing on that porch.

He said, “yep, I can do that, but it’s gonna cost ya”!!


Needless to say, I did not get that railing….maybe someday.

Did you notice that gorgeous weathered chest?!!

This porch is part of a gorgeous home in Key West..on the water.


So that’s my Summer Coastal Vignette…hope you enjoyed it!

Have a beautiful day!!

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A couple of months ago, we traveled to Kiawah Island with friends to enjoy the beautiful island…

…..and visit the HGTV Dream Home.

My hubby was taking his morning run on the beach…

…..when he returned from his run, he mentioned that he almost tripped over a piece of driftwood.

What???…you found a piece of driftwood and did not bring it to me?…

Needless to say, he went back to retrieve that beauty.

It has been in the garage until I figured out where I wanted to put it….

…..and when I read a post by Pat of Back Porch Musings…I knew exactly where that piece of driftwood would land.


I love it here…Thanks Pat!!


Pat placed her piece of driftwood on the hearth of her lake condo.

Pat has impeccable taste, and I so loved where she placed her driftwood. It is so beautiful.


This is the piece without the embellishments…



I added some grasses and pods that I had in an arrangement.


I purchased this cute wooden bird on a spool at Pottery Barn for 70% off…


I love how it adds such great texture to this area.


I am so happy that my hubby went back to retrieve that piece that he almost tripped over!!

On another subject…

I have been busy this week preparing for and entertaining house guests, lifelong friends.

I was trying to come up with a centerpiece for the table…

So I gathered these:


Apples, two bowls and candlesticks…


I turned one of the bowls upside down for a base and placed a shallow Lenox Butler’s Pantry bowl on top.


And it resulted in a pedestal bowl in which I placed apples in for a punch of color.


I would have preferred to place the shallow bowl on a white cake stand, but did not have one…

…..and company was due to arrive in a couple of hours..so I did my usual thing of turning things upside down…


I love the color of Granny Smith Apples.

However, it needed something else…a little bit of something “happy”….

…..I glanced over at an arrangement of daises, “the happy flower” that I just made for the guest room.


And a few stems of daisies found its way to the dining room centerpiece.



Adding the daisies felt right…bringing in another touch of white and green…this made me “happy”..!!

Thanks so much for your visit and I hope will enjoy your weekend making “happy memories”…for I know I will be..