a few of my favorite things

We took a loooong weekend (an O for each day off from work) down the shore, as we say. Since we bought a new home this year, it looks like all of our vacation time will be spent at the beach house. Which is not exactly considered major travel to us.

Who can complain about that? We really are so fortunate to have this getaway. I am so thankful to be able to hop in the car whenever we want and head just 2 hours to Cape May, NJ.

By the way it is nothing like the Jersey Shore portrayed on TV. Nothing. Thank goodness.

I love spending time at the beach house. Over the winter we spruced up the bedrooms with some paint and accessories. The house came furnished so we’ve slowly been replacing it and incorporating our own style with new accent pieces. A work in progress…my favorite kind!

The master bedroom was inspired by my sea glass collection. Let’s take a look, shall we?

We painted the room Sea Mist (Olympic Paints). I was on the hunt for the perfect “vintage beach house green” color similar to that of sea glass. I am very happy with how it turned out. It is a tad lighter in these photos. In fact, the wall color is very similar to the background color of this blog. And I only just realized that!

Coral, pink and tan play neutral but feminine accents.

Lots of comfy shore-esque pillows for lounging on the built in window seat.

The requisite but not mass produced nautical accents.

Plus some must-have sophisticated junk.

Flea market side tables and possibly my most favorite vintage lantern turned lamp ever. Actually, my only vintage lantern turned lamp. I love lamp.

And the bedding again is neutral. Just how I like it. But this time with some expected beach flare.

The headboard is still yet to be decided. I have thrown around several upcycled headboard ideas like shutters (maybe), salvaged mantel (hmm), ship rudder (too heavy), outhouse door with moon cut out (too eww?), fishing netting (too stinky?)…well, no rush. Everything is slower paced at the beach.

I love the tranquility of this room. It is excellent for unpluging and relaxing. Where is your favorite spot to unwind?

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4 thoughts on “a few of my favorite things

  1. Hello over there…. :o) !!

    THANKS so much for popping by….I’m CHUFFED you like the mailbox….I think I may have to keep it….!!!!!

    I LOVE your collection of sea glass….I ONLY get to the beach occasionally….Which is kind of amusing as we’re ‘girth by sea’….And ONLY have one small piece of brown glass….**sigh**….I think it will take me a LONG time to get anywhere near the amount you have….hahahahaha….!

    Hope you’re having a WONDERFUL week….!

    Cheers from Oz,
    Tamarah :o)

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