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Friday, August 5, 2011

Nautical Niceness

I feel like whining. It is so hot. My brain is frying. You too? Let’s pretend we are someplace else. I am currently resting my head on this fabulous whale pillow.

Perhaps you would like to take a nap in the hammock? Although the shelldelier (shell + chandelier) scares me a bit.

This swayful sleeper makes me want to find an old boat and start up the chain saw. (In a good way.)

floating boat daybed Sleeping Suspended: Hanging Beds

You can have the top bunk.

Ok, naptimes over. Let’s head out into the kitchen.

We could set up a seaside supper.

Or just go straight to dessert.

Do you need to wash up? The bathroom is right up the stairs…

…yes, the door on the right. You can’t miss the seashell collection.

Come sit down in the living room.

Do you see how I decorated the mantle using shells we collected?

Tomorrow we can spend the day at the beach and gather a few more shells.

I do hope your time spent at the seashore has left you refreshed.

For more inspired nautical niceness you can check out my Pinterest Board HERE.


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24 comments : said...


Saving a spot on the beach of Cape May for you. Next summer?

Your Friend,

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeee these photos!! And that shell house is AMAZING!! Better not show it to Brookie...she will think its for Spongebob! lol! ! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

the cape on the corner said...

whaaat? that sea shell house is amazing! pinning it!

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

All those beautiful photo's reminds me of ... Sally sells seashells by the sea shore . . .

Have a wonderful weekend, Katie from

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

and top it off with airconditioning problems. I am so done with this heat...I am telling you, I would love to move someplace else. It isn't happening...but I am ready.

Debbie said...

I love the pictures! The bunk beds are my favorite part. They would have worked if being envious weren't such a weakness. Now, I'm hot and brain fried and jealous to boot.

Just kinda kidding.
I said kinda...

Bonnie said...

I am at the beach as I type .... I throughly enjoyed nautical niceness. So beautifully pleasant.

Also, I have been meaning to tell you I love your August header! But I have loved all your headers!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

All I can say about this post is: *le sigh*

I am feeling cooler already after reading it!

Ricki Jill

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Thanks for all the inspiration and I feel cooler already. Love the shell chandelier!

laxsupermom said...

Beautiful images! I'd love to cool off in any of those places. Thanks for sharing.

Karena said...

Laura could not believe the seashell house!! Where are the pillows from in the first image! Love them!


Art by Karena

Linda said...

Oh Laura, you always find the most lovely things! :) Yes, even I - a professed-lover-of-all-things-summer have finally tired of the hot weather. Thankfully, the past 2 days have been slightly cooler. It's actually only 84 out right now and I think that these are the first two days in the past month and a half where it's been this cool. Normally it's been in the upper 90s each and every day. Still sunny here, just like every day of the past 2 months - no rain and we really need it, but it is pretty out.

Hope you have a really wonderful weekend,

April said...

so much cool blue and lovely serenity...thank you for making me want to rush up our beach vacation even more. . . the kids have a countdown on the wall, and mine is in my head. :)
may we ALL survive till the heat breaks. it will, it must, it ought, it should. . .i hope!

happy weekending to you~

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous! I had to pin several of these images! I am just so relaxed looking at them.

The Pennington Point said...

FABulous! I want it all! Lisa~

Little Leslie said...

Gosh, Laura, this is my favorite post of the summer. thanks!!!

Jill Elaine said...

That was a fun little getaway together! Ah but to be at the beach for real:)
Great pics thanks for sharing.

The Boston Lady said...

That was a breath of fresh, cool air! We are sweltering too and I've often remembered how hot Phoenix was when Wendy and I passed through last summer. We are fortunate to be taking a weekend cruise next Friday and indulging in some sea breezes. Ann

French said...

It's hot here too and I can only imagine your neck of the woods...thanks for the refreshing tour; I will get an email off to you this weekend~~

Craftymoose Crafts said...

We're getting the humidity back tomorrow +heat, Yuck! Thanks for this cooling post. I love that shell house!

Marydon said...

Actually, AZ looks pretty good to the high humidity we've been getting. Hope you gals have a wonderful gathering coming up.

Love your 'take me away' ...

Have a great PS weekend ~

TRay said...

Oh, these photos are great!! NeNe wants the boat bed AND the bathroom!! What is the story on that "shell house?!?" NeNe wants that, too.

Love this summery post!


the pea

Dawna said...

What wonderful photos!! Thanks for sharing and letting us all dream of wonderful places!!

Pamela said...

Love the bathroom shells. You always find the best and dreamiest places. What a story I could write about the pictures today!

I hope your Sunday is full of joy,