DIY: Sand Dollar Place Card for your Thanksgiving Table!

diy table guest car sand dollar
This is such a simple Do-It-Yourself for this Thanksgiving!  Take some clean and polished sand dollars and write your guests name on them as a unique place card! Viola!

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Giveaway from Cathy’s Coastal Creations!

Enter to Win a Stunning 9″ Abalone Coastal Christmas Tree from Cathy’s Coastal Creations!!

abalone tree

This stunning 9″ Abalone handmade tree is made of limpets and pearls!

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A Touch of Autumn Decor

{Beach Cottage Decor} A Delicate Touch of Autumn is in the Air

Foggy days, crisp evenings, dewy mornings and changing leaves of crimson and gold are beginning to be a daily occurrence along the seashore.  A delicate touch of autumn is in the air…


A Touch of Autumn at the Beach

The hot chocolate came out of the pantry this week; which means Autumn decorating is around the corner. Nature and all of its glory are our favorite items to decorate with, so we searched for inspiration and found these wonderful ideas…

Better Homes & Gardens created a garland of Autumn finds. By knotting clusters of fresh leaves and mini pumpkins onto a length of twine they created an instant window swag which we have put on our must-try Autumn decorating list.  You?


A Touch of Autumn Decor

We used Hydrangea leaves as candle and glass coasters all summer long so why not use Fall leaves?  Place your favorite Autumn scented candles in clear jars or candle holders and set them atop real leaves. Silk leaves from the craft store work well too!


A Touch of Autumn Decor


The muted tones of off-white, ivory and gray are combined with pops of color from the corn and leaves in this chic display.  This country cottage decor is Autumn-chic yet light and bright which is perfect for the beach cottage style.


A Touch of Autumn Decor

It’s not always necessary to add traditional “Autumn” decor to your cottage.  The below vignette offers the colors of leaves in Fall yet is elegant, cottage chic and there isn’t a stereotypical “Autumn” decoration in site.


A Touch of Autumn Decor

A wood tray is filled with seashells, rocks, a rusty star and wire basket which all provide beautiful Autumn hues and textures. How delightful! This is exactly the way we love to decorate during Autumn.


A Touch of Autumn Decor at the Beach Cottage

All photos from our Autumn at the Beach” Board on Pinterest

Have you decorated for Autumn yet?

Do you incorporate your beach cottage decorations into your Autumn theme?


We’re joining these parties this weekend…Pinning & Singing; The Inspired Room’s Fall Nesting Party; Feathered Nest Friday and Beverly’s Pink Saturday.



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Fall Mantel with Aqua Accents!

decorating your fall mantle piece
Fall is officially here and the leaves are starting to change.  We came across this autumn mantle piece for fall with blue accents.  We love it!

Discovered on Domestically Speaking!

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Nautical Bedroom Makeover!

rustic nautical master bedroom

This nautical bedroom makeover is to die for!! From the mix and match pillows to the hand made driftwood palette headboard! Go check out the how to now!

Discovered on Thinking Closet!!

#bedroom #nautical #makeover #accessories

Beach Cottage Decor Inspiration Board!!

inspiration board sun and sea decor
“We often get inspiration from the coast – the sun, the sand, the sea – the colors can be bright & bold or soft & mellow, depending on the mood you are trying to create for your room.  The rich yellows and cool blues on this board remind us of a perfect day at the beach!”

Discovered on The Distinctive Cottage!

#colors #sea #sunshine #blues #beach