Friday, June 17, 2011

Beach Dreams & Shopping To Make Them True

Crystal Studded Nautilus

What is a girl to do when it’s sooooooooooooooo HOT outside? SHOP!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have spent days sitting at my computer finding treasures to make my Sea Dreams Come True!

3 Crystal Studded Shells - Beach Decor Display

I bought that beautiful BLING Nautilus Shell from


(Click on button to start your very own shopping spree!)

As many of you know I LOVE the Ocean/Beach & dream of living close to it but, I am a LANDLOCKED MERMAID here in Texas. So, I have decided to decorate the bedroom of our new 5th wheel RV in a beach theme. I also have BEACH in my Master Bathroom at home & see it creeping into other areas of the house.

AND THEN BE STILL MY HEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I found this! Remember me telling you about Vignettes Antiques in San Diego, CA when I was with Kim Caldwell & the girls from Moulin Rouge Art Event (HERE for that post) well I shopped there yesterday… via the internet & phone.

Shells in Bird Bath collage

The 2 HUGE Starfish (they are approx 12” across) in the photo above ARE MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And then Lori (precious owner of Vignettes) is getting me prices on a number of those beauties in the Sea Horse Bird Bath above!


I don’t NEED this mirror but, I WANT it! I think it would be amazing in my bathroom! To bring that home I would certainly need the RV for transporting it… ROAD TRIP!!!!!




One last look at MY starfish…

Natural Shells Quilt Bedding

Won’t they be splendid with the coverlet above? I didn’t buy all the pieces but, did buy the shell covered throw (HERE) for the bottom of the bed.

Reversible Shell Quilted Matelasse Coverlets - more colors

And this Matelasse Coverlet in WHITE is my base piece. You say “why would you put white on your bed” when your hubby is messy & Elle sleeps with you? I CAN BLEACH IT!!!! I love the shells stitched into the coverlet…

Seahorse Embroidered Lumbar Pillow Cover

And this beauty from Pottery Barn! The crewel work embroidery on it is STUNNING!

Along the Shore Flameless Candle

A few flameless candles… And things are coming together. Stay tuned for some more fabulous beach/shell items to come! Go visit Vignettes & Coastal Home Decor to see what you can’t live without…

In the meantime, I’m shopping & trying to stay cool!

HUGS! Charlene

Show & Tell Friday CLICK HERE

And since I haven’t joined Cindy in a LONG time & I do love her Show & Tell Friday I think this post shows some of my tells so… go check out the other girls playing by clicking on the button above.


LuLu Kellogg said...

I could always fly to Texas and then we could drive to San Diego to get that mirror!! Road Trip!!!

Then we could get Sandy, Cindy and Cynthia and that RV would never be the same! I could bring my Skelly head with the adult beverage in it so you girls could polish it off!!

I can't wait to see your beachy room!


Seawashed said...

I have white on my bed and sofas and my hubby is messy and our doggie sleeps with us. She's white too and doesn't shed so that helps. But my daughter's kitty likes to come in and make a mess. Oxi-clean works better than bleach!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Charlene,
Everything is totally amazing!!!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Charlene ~
I love all of the seashore things! I am with you on the ocean love ~
I can't wait to see your RV ocean theme and your room ~


Amanda said...

Hi Charlene!
Love all the beachy treasures you've shared! Wow!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

blossoms vintage chic said...

Oh my goodness Charlene, a girl after my own heart...I haven't seen your bathroom but I think that mirror would look FabUlous in there!LOL! Thanks for visiting and for your sweet comments. I will get you all the info on the hanging chandelier tomorrow. Until then, I say keep shopping...that's what I'm doing! Going to shop UB Flea!
Have a wonderful weekend and I can't wait to see you in August!

Leaping Frog Design's said...

Charlene I am swooning...Wow!!!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Charlene,
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog--I hope you're having a great weekend!!

La said...

I am a landlocked mermaid, too. I am in Ohio, but dream of living on the coast some day.

Sherry Williams said...

I love, love,love EVERYTHING,girl! It is going to be so a beach cottage on wheels!

Unknown said...

Charlene I love your vintage ocean look...amazing

just me... jan said...

A white listened to me!!! No matter how messy the dog and hubby get that coverlet will ALWAYS manage to be pristine...bleach is the secret...I know it to be true...I've been living the "white life" with dogs, two sons, and a husband for over thirty years!!!
just me...beamin' 'cuz you took the leap...jan

Jan Hennings said...

OH WHAT BEAUTIFUL PIECES! Love the dress form and the mirror is a beauty! WOW!!!

Decor To Adore said...

Oh I am hitting a big "LIKE" button on this post. :)

I so adore a good seaside theme.

In answer to your Grace Kelly question. No, there was no one book I used. I have watched every one of her movies (they usually have extra features on the disc's) and did hours and hours of research on the internet. Hence my dilema of trying to research and write my blog and still find time to read and post comments on other blogs while taking care of children. :()

The French Bear said...

Oh, I like LuLu's idea, a girly road trip!!!! I love sea shells and I am like you, landlocked....but every once in awhile I find lovely shells or starfish....but the ones you found are fabulous!!!! All that bling!!! Wow, you go girl!
That mirror will be so wonderful in your bathroom and I can't wait to see the rest of it in your RV!!!!!
Margaret B

Holly Loves Art said...

What a fun post Charlene! Wow all of the sea themed goodies are just so dreamy. What fun you've been having while staying cool inside!

Riki Schumacher said...

Well you know I LOVE the beach theme too. How wonderful, love them all. The starfish are too adorable, and the linens are yummy. Look forward to seeing the RV in person! You and Diane need to rent our beach house for a month I think, then you can get your beach fix! Of course Elle is welcome! Try to stay cool in that awful heat. Hugs, Riki

Linda Q said...

Drool drool and more drool.I am loving that mirror right along with you! I am redoing our guest bedroom in sort of soft pinks, apple green and white with antique beachy wicker furniture, a beach scene painting I love and collections of my grandmother's sea shells. So I get the beach theme love.
Nice blog, I will be back.

Unknown said...

Looks like you are collecting such pretties to fill the most gorgeous mermaid's grotto! HUGS ~ Heidi

Jill Marcott-McCall ~Feathers & Flight~ said...

Hello Miss Charlene!
These are So Gorgeous!Love Beach anything! It always Looks so Fresh! Have a Wonderful Weekend Friend!

Unknown said...

So beautiful! Can't wait to see it all put together!


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