Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Coastal Elegance and Beachy Decor

Hi Bloggerettes!  Most of you know that I live on the coast of North Carolina in a small beach community.  When you live near the sea you cannot help but add coastal decor to your home, or at least, I can't. 

I try not to overdo it with the coastal look.  A little goes a long way.

I've used a photo of my livingroom many times for my blog header.
Sorry if I am wearing-it-out. 

We get lots of vacationers and visitors here all year round.
So, painted cottage furniture is really popular with them.
At Miss Minnie's we make sure that we have our booths
stocked with lots of cottage and beachy finds

This year, aqua blue has been very popular....and I am so glad that it comes in a spray can!!

These blue chenille pillows went out the door!  Yippee!

I enjoy living here but I'll always be a mountain girl at heart.  I was
born and raised in Appalachian West Virginia and if all goes well with the real estate market this fall,we will be selling our home here and moving back.  But, of course the home sales aren't so great right now.  I have faith that our day will come.

Okay, that's it.  I'm going blog-hopping and have been known to be gone for hours at a time!




Donna said...

Hi there Sissie,
Ooooh! I just love your mermaid, and have never seen one like it before! I too love the coastal look, even though I live in the Midwest! But we live on a lake, so I guess that counts, too! I also adore the gorgeous aqua that is so in right now, and have been painting lots of stuff various shades of it for my etsy shop lately. Loooove your chenille pillow, too!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Sissie, I also love your mermaid, and all of your coastal decor.... Love the chenille pillow too!!! hugs~~~Daphne

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your beachy cottagey decor and I love seeing your living room! That tray with the cloche is very pretty. I'd love to live where you do, Sissie! And you're looking to move! : ) We had our house on the market last summer and came off for the holidays. I think we'll wait until spring 2011 and try again. Although we have no plans to move totally off Long Island yet, I really wish we could as it is so expensive here. My dream would be North Carolina.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Now you know I just LOVE anything COASTAL...also LOVE that PRETTY pillow! Good luck when you put your home up for sale:)


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the coastal look and plan to do a room like that 'one of these days'. I must say your mermaid is terrific! Beautiful shells and you do just enough. I love the mountains also.

Blondie's Journal said...

I'll never tire of seeing pictures of your home, Sissie. I love the coastal look and it gives me ideas for the lakehouse. Your booth is pretty also, I spotted a few things I'd take with me if I were there.

I wish you the best in your plans to move back home. You are in a gorgeous place, but home is home! :-)


Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Ah, yes, the grass is always greener. We would LOVE to move out of California, well, I think I would more than my hubby. Tennessee is my choice! We'd be neighbors!!! But like you and everyone else, especially here in CA, the housing market sucks for sellers . . . . so we're stuck.

I would love to be able to visit your booth!!!


Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hi Sissie :) LOVE that sweet mermaid!! How cute is that...and really lovin' those aqua blue pieces..yessiree! My daughter would love seeing those photos of your seashells (she really likes them!)

Have a great evening, and rest of the week my bloggie friend!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

P.S. I've just posted about my new giveaway!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sissie, The little mermaid is adorable! I never get tired of seeing your gorgeous home! When we lived at the beach the painted cottage furniture was the big sellers at my shop too.
Hugs, Sherry

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

We never get tired of seeing your lovely home, Sissie! I too am a coastal girl as I live on an island; Prince Edward Island, home of Anne of Green Gables. I love seashells and the warm sand between my toes. We so look forward to this time of year when we can get to the beach. We practically live there this time of year! Your mermaid is a very cute and unique lady.


Debbie said...

Hello~~~your mermaid is very pretty. I LOVE anything beachy! Your living room is so gorgeous, I could never tire of seeing it.
We tried selling last year, but the market here is awful as well. It all turned out okay though...I'm loving being on the water more than ever before.


Hi Sissie, I love visiting and seeing all your pretty things scattered about your home. You really have a way with decorating, I love everything you do. Loving the blue chenille pillow with the ball fringe, too cute! I hope you get to live your dream and move back "home"!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Beautiful, I have an antiques booth and chenille pillow always flys out the door. Another big seller is when I make aprons from vintage chenille.


Shelia said...

Hi Mz Saucey Sissy! Oh, no, I never tire of seeing your pretty living room! We live on a little island by the gulf of Mexico so I know exactly what you're saying! I love your shells and you've decorated with them!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marydon said...

Sissie, I love your previous write & yes I do remember wearing those underskirts ... does that ever tell on me!

Your home is so welcoming, serene & gorgeous ... the seashells you have created beautiful settings with.

I am sending you an email.

Have a beautiful eve.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Barbara said...

Sissie that mermaid is just beautiful! Actually I love all the pics and the things in them.

Hugs XX
Moore Whimsies

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Very pretty beach items. I'm a beach lover, having grown up there, but we're close to the mountains and try to get up there as often as we can. I hope your house will sell and you'll be able to go back soon :-)

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

Oh i do love a bit of a beach theme and would love to try it here at Greystanes but as I have said before it would seem a bit silly when we live on top of a mountain. Maybe one day...

Lululiz said...

I love the understated elegance of your seaside displays. Perfect balance.

EPDM Coatings said...

The coastal look is of your room is looking absolutely awesome. I have built my new home last year but didn't decorate it yet. Now i wana decorate my living room like yours. I am going to decorate my living room in this weekend. I must try to follow your design.

Dorthe said...

Hi dear Sissie,
oh I so love your coastal eleganze, the shells, and stars, are such beautifull created nature- and with your skills ,so wonderfull displayed.
Also love photoes from your booth,alwayes something ,I love to look at,here.
Have a great wednesday, sweetie.
Love to you and hugs.

BeachCoveJewelry said...

Ok I have to know, where is that mermaid from, it is great! I live on an Island so you know my house is decorated coastal :)

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Sissie...I think I spied a lampshade made from Ralph Lauren fabric in your booth! I have a valance my mother made from a sheet in mine! What are the odds!!

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hey Bubbly Sissie, I can never get bored looking at your livingroom, I can stare at it all day... LOL A little touch of costal living is great and sure does look nice in your home.

Thanks for stopping by and to let you know I don't get around much to comment, but I do browse a little and I think every post you do is so lovely and refreshing to me.


Shellbelle said...

Oh Sissie, I love everything as always, but my heart stopped at that mermaid. If you get a chance, could you tell me more about her? Her style matches the one my daughter got me for Mother's Day and I would love a companion piece to complement her in another part of my room. Mine is by C2C Designs, is yours?

btw, I call her my shabby chic mermaid, lol.

Everything Coastal said...

Hi! Just discovered your blog this afternoon - so nice to meet another beach girl! Love love love all of the shells, never overdone, and always fun to edit

Sylvia said...

Hi Sissie...your cottage is very cute and love all the beachy trinkets...especially that mermaid!


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Sissie....All of your beachy themed vignettes are so pretty! West Virginia is one beautiful state! Living in Southeastern Ohio we travel through there and it is always so scenic! Good luck in selling your home and moving back.....there's no place like home, right?~Hugs, Patti

My name is PJ. said...

Living on the coast, I see lots of lovely beach decor. And right about now, it's a refreshing sight.

Do you think all this excessive heat is the Earth's tryout for the part of Hell in the play, END TIMES?

CaptRodge & BabyDoll said...

Hi Sissy! Where in coastal NC? I'm in Morehead City, near Cape Lookout. My whole house is nautical, and as you said, a little goes a long way. I have mine pretty well blended now. Was wondering, have you ever found nautical chenille bedspreads anywhere? Oh, and LOVE the mermaid!

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  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
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