September 8, 2009

Carol's Lovely Seaside Entry



Carol has invited us in for a treat and to see her front entry, but I want you to see her birdhouse first. Let's go around to the back and peek into her three season porch... Being the perfect hostess that she is, she's all ready for us. Looks like a scrumptious summertime brunch girls!


Here it is. This seashell birdhouse is a real beauty and labor of love. A wraparound deck on both levels for these lucky birds too! Willy doesn't know we're here yet so let's go to the front door. He's a French Poodle who loves the ladies and will shower us with kisses!



A rose boat sitting in the front yard. Charming! I've shown it to you here flourishing at it's peak.

One step into Carol's house and you will be mesmerized. She has beautiful vintage French chandeliers and sconces everywhere! Look how she placed two different sconces on each side of this fab mirror!


I don't know if I'd be smiling with this much woolen attire on at the beach but the scarfed updo's are fun!



This is where the magic is. She searched a while before she found the perfect 'ghost' mirror and then applied a 'secret' gray wash to the frame.


Dreamy...ethereal...the mirror is the real star here. The stage for the performing shells and candlelight.

Doesn't this starfish look like it's dancing? ha!


And, working our way to the table we pass a cloche' piled high with bleached conch shells.




As always Carol, it was delightful, delicious and a pleasure! Thanks so much for having us.


Blogged for Barbara's Waterside Wednesday

17 comments:

Alison Gibbs said...

What wonderful things Carol has. I really love that mirror and such a cute bird house.
Alison

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Tell your friend I love her birdhouse! I've never made a two-story one, so I'll be stealing…I mean borrowing that idea. I use the jingle shells from our beaches for roof shingles, do you have those on your beaches?

Thank for sharing a glimpse into Carol's house, I just love everything about it!

Maya said...

Thanks for the peek. What a lovely home she has..., and the birdhouse is just darling. Love the boat too!

Barbara Jacksier said...

The ghost mirror is my favorite. It's really looks mysterious and unworldly. Great Waterside Wednesday post. Thanks.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Gorgeous post, Roberta. You're right, that ghost mirror is the star of the show. Whatever you two had for lunch (quiche?) looks delicious too. Gosh, I wish I had some "secret" gray wash... I'd use it on my french bench. Have a lovely week!
xo~Tracie

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Your posts are always delightful and today was no different. Love the birdhouse covered in seashells and the rowboat. Fairy roses are a fave of mine. Always a fun visit with you.
♥ Rebecca

Erin said...

Such beauty!!! I adore that mirror! Thanks for taking us along on the tour!

Drawn to The Sea said...

I've just painted a mirror frame gray, now I simply must make myself a shelled birdhouse.

Carol's entry has an ethereal feeling, doesn't it?
~Julia

NicNacManiac said...

WOW...love the whole vignette!! That mirror is exquisite and the chandies are fabulous mismatched.
Thanks for giving us a peek!!
Hugs xOxO, Nerina :)

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oooh Roberta, that is all sooo beautiful! I believe I love the ghost mirror the best, you never know who you might see in there!... plus the wonderful shell birdhouse! I would love to own each of them! Thank you for a beautiful tour... Bisous... Julie Marie

Elyse said...

ooh, really really lovely. thank you for sharing, roberta!

happy almost-autumn to you. perfect weather lately, don't you think?!

xo

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Lots of lovelies here Roberta. Love that vintage photo.. and also the chandelier.. and the boat.. yep... love it all! Julie

erin said...

wowza...love her home and especially the "rose boat"! i'd love to see more of her house, i am sure it is spectacular!

Piney Rose said...

Love that seashell birdhouse!

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

What a beautiful, beautiful space!!! Oh I love it all! The mirror is just amazing! I LOVE birdhouses and that one is to die for!!! I love your posts, they always make me feel happy and close to summer :) My favorite time!
Hugs,
Amy

Someone's Mom said...

I'm so glad that I found my way to your blog. I love it! The birdhouse is a wonderful way to use all those shells I've carried home over the years. I look forward to coming back.

Sue

Jane said...

That birdhouse is spectacular! I may just "borrow" that idea, too.
Thank you for sharing your friend's home. Be sure to tell hew how much I enjoyed it.

Jane (Artfully Graced)