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Sunday, January 17, 2010

"COASTAL LIVING'S" Current Shore Things

The COASTAL LIVING magazine, February 2010 issue featured, courtesy of manufacturers, great things that can be used to make your home have that wonderful beachy feel from great neutrals like in the Hamptons home in SSG to wildly colorful things to brighten up your day.

Who wouldn't want the coral table lamp from seasideinspired.com or the burlap pillows with an applique motif from squarefeathers.com.?

Who wouldn't love the intricate Syrian table from danmartydesign.com, the Agadir Poufs or the assorted demijohns bottles from Ballard Design?

I can picture the Driftwood Leaf Platter from shoestringhome.com, the Medium Palm Leaf Bowl in black from pelaggogifts.com, the Venini Gold Leaf Chandelier from worlds-away.com and the Frond Eco-Art Pillow in Lime/Slate from cottageandbunngalow.com, all in my home. I also like the Palmetto Guest Towel in Robin Egg linen from anali.com for retailers.


Where to start and where to end? I am crazy about the Ikea Leran pendant lamp, the Mindanao pillow in Kochi Vista for the cover. The Rotunda decoative birdcages from greatroomsdecor.com remind me of my love of lanterns. The Cowry shell ball from seasideinspired.com and last but not least is the Ikea.com Stockholm Rand black and white rug are to die for!


And what better way to end this post than with a punch of colors. Starting with the Turquoise Chelsea Garden Stool from islandhomepalmbeach.com that can be used indoors or out as a spot beside the pool or in front of a sofa as a coffee table.

When the weather is pretty I still plan to get a can of spray paint and spray my artichokes I bought the day after Xmas at Hob Lob white and put them in an apothecary jar. The Bahaman Sea Blue Artichoke Lamp is so fantastic from straydogdesignscom. Since orange is my favorite color I love the orange tray and the Fish Hook Accent Pillow from seasideinspired.com

Sure does make me wish for warm weather!


  1. Nancy, thanks for your comment on my post which led me to your blog. WIth all of the cold weather across our nation- your post does make me think warm! Sending up a prayer for you as you battle cancer. Blessings. ...susan

  2. Thanks for stopping by on my blog. I hope you're feeling ok through all the dreadful chemotherapy. You certainly sound cheerful, and I think that is a great boon. My mother had lung cancer, and had to undergo the chemo and radiotherapy, so I know how bad it can be. Well, obviously I don't know how bad it is for the person undergoing it, but I think like you, she had an extraordinarily positive attitude to life, which is a lasting memory. Unfortunately in her case the diagnosis was late, so it was terminal when made, and she only lived a year. I hope you are in a more fortunate position.

  3. Love the pictures. Thanks for the comments you made last weeek, they were really sweet. Wanted to let you know of a few good Antique shops in Waco that I love to shop at, Bloom and Bee Swanky, and Lavertys. I sale at Canton every month, and I have a booth at Athens so that's where I take most of the things I find. Sorry it took me so long to get back with you, its always pretty hectic around here. Nancy I will also be praying for you. Hope you have a blessed day.

  4. I could use a little bit of the tropics about now! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I got the paper for the cookie sheet memo board from Michaels in the scrap book paper area.

  5. Thank you for following my blog and for your nice comments! I sign up as a follower on your blog yesteday and looking foreward to visit your site.
    I wish you a blessed week
    Lene from the winterland

  6. Nancy,

    I'm so glad to meet you. Thank you for coming by Ragland Hill Social and commenting today. I really appreciate it. I can't wait to find out who wins the Leontine Linen hand towels. They are fabulous.

    I look forward to enjoying your blog now that I'm aware of it. Have a great week.


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