Sunday, August 15, 2010

Shabby Cottage Canvas Prints

Some of the merchandise that we ordered in Atlanta has started arriving ... I have to say, these canvas prints are one of my favorites!! I just love the images and the soft colors... I wish the photos did them justice!! I already snagged a set for myself. They are great in a set or just one on a wall. I am thrilled they came so quickly! I already had to order more!

Click here to see them on my site!
Shabby Canvas

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Magic Beach

A couple of times a Summer we take our boat from the CT shore across Long Island Sound to the LI coastline to a gorgeous beach the "regulars" fondly refer to as Magic Beach. It is a beach that is only accessible by boat and not many people know about it. Someone dubbed it Magic beach because it is not covered in sand but in beautiful smooth rocks that when you throw a handful of them they bounce and spark like Magic.

The photo above is the rocks dry, below they are even prettier wet. I used to take handfuls home and put them in jars but now my boys and I make a point of finding one special one in the shape of a heart before we leave (and we always find one!)

The other great thing about this place is that the kids have to be imaginative and find things to do on their own. Last time we went they built this fort from debris and driftwood that has washed up on the shore.

Just a few photos of the beach ...

This is a salt pond where the kids (and dads) hand dig for clams and net blue crabs.

Just a view from Long Island across to Connecticut ... it's a 30 minute boat ride

A lovely sunset as we headed for home at 7:30 that evening ... an amazing day!!
Thanks for visiting ...

Monday, August 9, 2010

MMP Show and Tell Monday

Vintage Redo:

I got this great dining table plus six chairs (which I forgot to photo in the before stage) from my favorite junk shop. I have been having fun with table and chair sets lately. This table had great legs and pretty details. There are six chairs (one arm chair) that match the table. The chairs had lovely needlepoint seats, all different, that I sent off to Sharon of Cest Chouette Home to work her magic and create beautiful tuffets ...

I painted, distressed and replaced seat covers ...

I LOVE the look of the linen chair covers but they are optional ...

Love the legs on the table!!

The table is off to the shop when I find some time and a helping hand!
Thanks for visiting ...

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Please join us for Make Mine Pink Friday
August 6th
Colors of Summer

Make Mine Pink
Cottage Flair