Monday, October 6, 2008

My Beachy Living Room

The painting was a gift to me from my niece and the inspiration for the beach theme of my living room. I had all of the other stuff, and the painting prompted me to bring everything out. I really love her original painting. It is called "8th Avenue Jetty-Ocean City, NJ" and it will stay where it is, even if I change everything else. On the mantel is my collection of sea shell boxes and tropical birds.
These heads are carved from coconuts:

My little lighthouse: The little slate picture says: Life is a Beach. I love it.
A closeup of the little wooden box in the middle and a plaque with sea shells and tiny little pearls:

Another beach picture:

Some of my favorite summer reading:
Susan Isaacs--Almost Paradise
Judy Blume--Summer Sisters
Christine Lazier--Seashore Life
Jan Brett--Comet's Nine Lives
Mason Jars filled with shells,
A Teacup filled with Shells, sitting on a grass mat.
More collected shells:
And more........
I love all this, it looks so refreshing to me and brings back sweet memories of Atlantic City, NJ many, many years ago.


Miss Rhea said...

Hi Jean, please come by my blog, I have something for you. :)

Kelli said...

Beautiful beach treasures and I love the big shells!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Jean, Thank you for visiting and I hope you'll drop in often. Anything beachy has got to be good...that's my motto and I am sticking to it. :) Lynn

Patricia said...

Your living room is just lovely. I have always wanted a whole house decorated in blue and white - of course it would have to be on the ocean. Dreams are great. Thanks for the comment on my Pink Saturday post.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Jean!

Thanks for visiting my blog! Oh how I wish I lived close to your candy store! Wow, to own your own candy store must be a dream come true! You and your daughter make wonderful treats and your cakes are beautiful!


Beverly said...

We share a love for shells. Your collection is wonderful.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for visiting my Mary garden statue... I love your beach themed room. It's so important to surround ourselves with things that bring back good memories!...Donna

Carolyn said...

Hi Jean, Thanks for visiting my blog. Nice to meet a fellow gardener. It is also nice that you and your daughter work together in your shop.
Take care,