Wednesday, June 3, 2009

I Have a Personal Shopper!!

You all know cute little Susie, don't you? If you don't, you should head on over to her place. She is one talented girl. I saw that she had done a little Pottery Barn search and found the PB versions of these lanterns at Wal-Mart for CHEAP. So I just took that as a sign that she needs to be my personal shopper and took the kids over to Wal-Mart last week.
There they were in the candle section - Graham was confused about what we were even going to do with them...but this landlocked California girl had a plan to "coastalize" her desert home. If that is not a word then it is now. Dan is thinking I'm going to coastalize every room in our house. He might be right.
He bought me a happy little starfish on our honeymoon in Monterrey. I love starfish, but won't touch a shrimp to save my life. Go figure. So add a few Wal-Mart glass marbles and some cheapie WM seashells and starfish and we were set. I love it. It's the perfect "beach" meets "french country" that I'll ever see. At least in my house. In the frame is our wedding invitation. I leave that out year round, I loved my invitations that much.

Had to add a few more shells to my Wal-Mart glass candle holders...
A bit of sand to get between your....well, it won't be your toes. But one can dream. Isn't sand on your feet the best summer feeling? In your bathing suit, notsomuch.
I printed out some of my favorite summer pictures of the kids to put on my PB halltree. Found the seagrass and shell at Target two summers ago on clearance. I think I spent $5.00 on both if I remember right. Love that!

So until these summer thunderstorms go away, I've got some summertime happening right in my own family room!

Thank you Susie @ Bienvenue for the great inspiration!

7 comments:

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I love how you decorated yours! I think adding special items that are near and dear to your heart makes all the difference. Thanks for sharing~

kjtroxel said...

I *LOVE* it! We were able to get to the beach 4 times last week! No tan to prove it due to June Gloom but it was still blissful!

shay said...

Every California girl needs at least one beachy themed room! Love it!

Anonymous said...

I was noticing your cute new decor when I was there on Thursday. You should be MY personal shopper. I'll let ya go buts with my house:)

Jo said...

What fun ~ this would totally fit into my home since I live on the coast ~ thanks for the ideas!

Jo

southern queen bee said...

Love the starfish. You and Susie are gettin me in a "beachey" mood.

Meredith said...

I saw those on her blog and loved them. Now I see yours and *need* them-ha! I am going to try for a little coastal cottage feel in our new house if we ever get to move. Love all your shells.