Summer Decorating at Our Lake House

So what am I doing spending time decorating my house when I should be packing for our upcoming move to Greenville?  I know, right?  But when I saw Linda of Coastal Charm‘s recent post sharing her Coastal Vignette I just had to dig out my own coastal decor to do a little summer decorating at our lake house.  I need to get back to packing so I won’t talk much, just share my pictures.  Let’s start in my living room with the addition of a few coastal touches, some things old and some things new.

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Coastal Decor 091Summer pillow covers replaced heavier covers for my entry hall bench and other living room furniture.

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Coastal Decor 073Here, a sea fan I bought last year from Sherry at No Minimalist Here.

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Coastal Decor 088My giant Japanese float atop my kitchen cabinets.

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Coastal Decor 016My frog sugar and creamer always make me smile.  Love their colors!

Coastal Decor 001bAnd now for several shots of my table centerpiece made up of a random collection of items.

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Coastal Decor 036Coastal Decor 002 (2)bWhere is your happy place in summer?  Is it the mountains, camping in the woods, poolside or simply sitting on your front porch?

Whether it be at the lake or beside the sea, The Beach is my Happy Place!


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Home Staging for a Quick Sale!

Welcome to John and Debbie’s home. These are the dear friends who bought our home before we even put it on the market.  Over the last few weeks they’ve been working non-stop to get their own home market ready and I’ve had a great time working alongside them doing some painting, advising, home staging, etc. … 

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Kitchen Makeover Part 4 – Shopping Secrets Revealed!

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Wishing you a Happy Fourth of July! Blessings,

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Moving Mountains – And Feeling Overwhelmed!

While I think it is VERY bad form to start a 4-Part tutorial series and then S-T-R-E-T-C-H it out for weeks with no wrap up, that is exactly what I’ve done.  Please forgive me (PUH-LEEZ?) and allow me explain.  As I’ve been sharing in previous posts we are moving cross-country later this summer.  This wasn’t… 

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