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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!

Thanks for reading!

#Thanksgiving #placecard #sanddollar #beach

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!

abalone tree giveaway

ENTER TO WIN ~ Total Retail Value of $85.00!!!

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Details: Open to U.S. citizens over 18 years old. Giveaway ends November 30, 2015.  Winner will be selected by random.org.  Winner has 48 hours to respond to our email announcement of winning or another winner will be selected.

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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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


Color Palette Aqua lollipops

{Color Palettes} Love of Aquamarine

If you love blue then why not give Aquamarine a try in your cottage?  It’s blue with a hint of green which can be found in nature and in everyday objects.  You probably already know that we love color palettes around here so we were more than excited when we discovered an easy to use color palette generator by Sherwin Williams.

So many people seem to have a bit of difficulty in choosing a paint color.  First tip, it’s just paint so if you don’t like it then re-paint.  Second tip, take a look at photographs you love (beach photos, Etsy products, ads in magazines, the clothes you often wear).

Visit Sherwin Williams Let’s Chip It! and create a color palette of a favorite photo and find out what colors you love…you may be surprised to find that certain colors you didn’t know go-together, really do.


Under each color palette you’ll see Let’s Chip It!…

Click to be taken to that color palette (click on “More Colors” to see everything),

if you click on the “chip” it will take you to Sherwin Williams online paint store!!


Let’s start with this aquamarine pool; which is gorgeous…but look at all the other colors in this shot!  Software and Rachel Pink with Calypso? Yes!

Color Palette Aquamarine swimming

 Let’s Chip It!

Synergy is our favorite aquamarine shade in this palette and it looks phenomenal with the Requisite Gray shade.  Do you like any of these hues?

Color Palette Aqua Telephone

 Let’s Chip It!

Even a two-tone lollipop can inspire!  Colors are very multi-dimensional and various shades of the same color can be found.  Holiday Turquoise is our favorite shade from this palette.

Color Palette Aqua lollipops

Let’s Chip It!

This photo was taken on our cottage deck last year…notice all the colors in the palette?  Nature is really the best color palette of all!

Color Palette Backyard Deck Shells

Let’s Chip It!

We gorgeous seashell wreath and sea glass was great fun to turn into a color palette.  The paint color, Larchmere, is beautiful and we never thought of using Jolly Green with it!

Color Palette Aquamarine Seashell Wreath

Let’s Chip It! 

We hope you enjoyed our first group of Color Palettes….we LOVE aquamarine and hope that you’ve been inspired today.

Make your own color palette: Let’s Chip It!

Our Let’s Chip It!:  Color palettes