Wednesday, July 29, 2009

feeling beachy

I've been feeling rather beachy lately. {I'm actually at the beach right now. (isn't scheduled posting great?)} John's home holding down the fort (as well as Molly, the dog!) The kids and I will be back later this week. In the meantime, I thought I'd show you some of the things that keep me beachy when I'm not at the beach.
I've said it before, I'm a seasonal freak. I love to change out some of my decorations to correspond with the seasons. Awhile ago, I had finished this Summer Row cross stitch and it just sat in my stitching basket waiting for a frame. (that never happened) So, I turned it into a pillow for our bed. Remember this spring when I perked up our bed with an embroidered pillow? Well, now we've got a summerfied version going on! It's those little things that can make a big difference. Here's some peeks around the house at some of my other summer decorations.
on top of our jelly cupboard::
in the living room, on the end table::on my new shelf in the entryway.....welcome::another end table in the living room::What do you like to do to celebrate the change of seasons at your house? I'd love to hear!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

haha we dont do anything quite as "summery" as you but like we change the wrath thingy ontop of our sliding glass door to have it with grapes and daises. then we.....we just change like the fall like,christmas like flowers to spring/summery kinda flowers. and then i change my dresser to more like summer. your house looks great i'm sure!!! =)
Emily

Ruth said...

I love all your decorations. I have added some great shells and sea glass in our living room to bring the fun of summer in.

Ruth

Sigrun said...

Changing seasons at our house is done by degrees of housekeeping: Spring (greenhouse season--dishes and bathrooms only, laundry when we're out of underwear) Summer: see spring--after greenhouse, catch up with garden, flower beds and storm cleanup. Fall: see Spring and Summer--canning time.
The real seasonal thing happens in November--real housekeeping and Christmas baking. December--I go all out for Christmas decorating (till mid-January). Thanks to you, I just need to look at your lovely posts to save me from feeling off-season.

Stephanie said...

I go nuts with all the other seasons but summer. I never really noticed that until I saw your post. Hmmm... now I need summer decor. Love yours though, shells are so pretty to have around.

larissa said...

hope you're having fun at the beach - we just got back and cannot wait to go again! I love how you turned your stitching into a pillow you can enjoy and use daily. i'm looking for inspiration now that i have committed to working 'smaller' for a while. we don't decorate much for the seasons as we don't have many surfaces that are not covered with books or board games but the kids definitely display their shells and rocks found on the beach all over their book cases and cubbies.

Liz said...

Love the decorations.

Kristyn Knits said...

missing you...
so much!
after reading your post, I started thinking about my tubs of seasonal decorations downstairs and realized I don't "do" anything special for summer. why not? I don't pay much attention to the summer activities we enjoy, but I will now!
can you grab me some beach sand while you're there?

amanda said...

I love your seasonal decor - especially the cross stitch!

Tracy said...

That stitched pillow is lovely...and just love all your beachy decorations! I love a beach theme... And living near the coast myself, inspiration is always close by. :o) I don't do much in the way of seasonal decorating though, mostly due to lack of storage in our tiny house..LOL! Enjoy you seaside retreat...Happy Days :o)

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Love the decorations! Your house definitely looks summery.

firstinitialp said...

i have never seen you beachy :-) your pictures are great! and like kristyn, i admit to being devoid of summer decorations, or wood projects created for the warm seasons. i am typically a fall guy, but the amazing gift of three vacation years with you guys is beginning to convert summer into an expectant spot on my personal calendar. much love, mark.

Ahipara Girl said...

i love shells, i love summer. i may have to homeschool my 13 year old boy as he didn't get into the high school of our preference as the local one is over run with gangs and issues. i'll be back with tea for a read through. seems we have some things in common.