Saturday, May 1, 2010

Today is the big decorating day for me!

I am waiting to hear from the men that are picking up the wall unit and armchair and after that the decorating commences!! I have the piece my Dad made all ready to come into the living room, my shell collections ready to be placed strategically on the mantel, the shaker end table is ready to be placed and the rugs are ready to be switched. I have yet to whitewash the one stick lamp I'm going to put on the one little table and I have to pick up my Pottery Barn wicker chairs from Megan (she has been keeping them for me since we moved in here). Yesterday when I got home from work my Coastal Living magazine had arrived! I perused it last night and I have to say I didn't get any ideas from it for the living room but it did give me alot of inspiration. I went to computer and started looking for some ideas and/or inspiration and here is what I found:

I love this Beach sign!

These beach-inspired pillows would look just lovely on my cream color couch and in my one and a half chair! I just might have to save for these.

I have always collected beach glass and I love this picture of the glass in a pottery bowl. I have a huge glass bowl that Jenny gave me for Christmas one year and I have alot of my beach glass collection on that. I also have another bowl with bubbles in the glass with a smaller collection in it-I just might have to bring that one into the living room too!

There is just something about a vanity! I love the color blue, just beautiful!

If I had this outdoor seating arrangement, I would always be outside. I just love it!

Last and certainly not least is this fabulous shell garland! I had an idea at one point to make something similar with shells for my market umbrella in the courtyard but I love the starfish idea!

Well that is it for now, hopefully I'll post some pictures tomorrow with some of the room decorated-a little glimpse at what I'm doing! Everyone have a wonderful weekend!


Donna said...

Sounds like a fun weekend, Sherri! I love all the photos, in fact I love all things "beachy". Can't wait to see how you've decorated!


mysteryhistorymom said...

Sherri!!! The book arrived yesterday!! Just in time for me to take it to the beach! Thank you so much, dear friend!! I llllooooovvvveeee this post! I adore everything that you have chosen. I want them in my house, too! Oh, and sea glass is so dreamy! My Mom brought me some back from her trip to Capri in Italy. Gorgeous! Lori

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Beautiful pictures. Can't wait to see how your room turns out. Love & blessings from NC!

Kay said...

You are so artistic, Sherri. We tend to be put it where it fits. My daughter and son are always telling us that we need to think first about how it will look.... come up with some kind of more coordinated... be more organized about decorating. Sigh! We need you to come over.

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!