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.


8 comments:

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!
~Kelli

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.
Patricia
http://theunfinishedflower.typepad.com/

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!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Beverly said...

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

Thanks for visiting my blog.

anenchantedcottage 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,
Carolyn