September 23, 2009

Mimosa and Waterside Wednesday

7 pm and it's been bugging me all day that I didn't get a chance to post earlier for
Waterside Wednesday. So here goes. It's dark already and I have my Tatine 'woodsmoke' candle lit. I actually got a first 'whiff' of woodsmoke while out on a walk earlier. It's not really cool enough for an indoor fire yet but somebody couldn't wait! Anyhow, I picked up this book for a buck at a thrift shop because I loved the title 'London' and the spark of color. (just this once) A nice place to rest some coral.
Pantone picked 'Mimosa' for their color for 2009! Peel back the jackets and check the bindings for some great and inexpensive decorating tools!

I think I mentioned that I was painting the walls white. Well, this is where everything ended up while I painted the living room. Lots of shells and white candles waiting to be re-vignetted! (?)


I love the soft natural shades and shapes of shells. This is what calms me.


Here's the little pink rose plate from Vintage Lizzie on the Cape. Looks like I've been adding some bits of other little treasures in there too. I see rhinestone pins and some blue beads from a bobeche that I cannot part with.
This simple stack of bleached white shells says it all for me. Be sure to stop by and visit the kindred spirits over at Barbara's Waterside Wednesday! That's where I'm headed now!

23 comments:

Drawn to The Sea said...

It calms me too. What fun to rearrange & look at your things with new eyes... like a little shopping spree in your own home.

Sweet day,
~Julia

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oh Roberta, sooo pretty! Seashells calm me too... I love my special one from you! I cannot wait to see when you have everything finished! I love the smell of a woodburning stove in Autumn too... would love it even more by the ocean! Bisous... Julie Marie

Alison Gibbs said...

Great post, nothing like the colours and shapes of shells to calm the mind
Alison

Someone's Mom said...

I'm vacationing at the beach this week. There is nothing more peaceful than being surrounded by the sea, shells and sky. I have shells tucked all over my house, to remind me how I feel when I'm actually near the water. I love your shells.

Sue

chandelier magic - beach house said...

Hi
I love your blog! I love the seashell photos, they calm me too. I went back a little and really liked the shells on the fence and of course shells lined up on a window sill never gets old - it's so simple and holds its charm forever.

But what I really like is the beach bum baby -

I tried to find your follow button - the easiest way for me to remember how to find you again, but couldn't. I'll bookmark you till I figure it out -

Thank you for coming by and commenting on my blog -

Great to meet you -
Marsha

Jane said...

Like so many of us waterside fans, shells calm me too. There is nothing I love more than meandering along the water's edge and stooping down for a shell...a treasure!

Your photos are calming...like the sea.I share your excitement of rearranging treasures. It's like reacquainting a relationship with old friends.
Jane (Artfully Graced)

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Hi Roberta, I only have one room decorated with shells. Some of them are colected from when I was little living in Washington State. Some were collected by my boys on the beaches here in CT. My youngest son loves to rearrange them quite often.
♥ Rebecca

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Roberta
Ooooh I love all your gorgeous bits and pieces. You have some beautiful shells here and I have some blue bottles very similar to these .. such a lovely colour! Well I really want to smell that candle now! sounds cozy!

PS thanks for your kind support. Does that mean you are heading to australia to help me with the cleanup? hehe.. I finally put up my wednesday post.. very late. xx Julie

ChrisC and JonJ said...

I love playing with my shells.Moving them around, rearranging arrangements....
Love your photos.

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Another beautiful post...
I am loving white so much right now, it makes me want to redo my house!! I love all of your shells, what a happy feeling they give me :) Reminding me of summer...
Hugs,
Amy

Barbara Jacksier said...

I love your "staging area". You have a bounty of beautiful goodies to choose from.

Mimi and Tilly said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. Your post is gorgeous. I love the sea. I live near the sea and would be lost if I couldn't go and sit and watch the water! Sending smiles.

erin said...

new vignettes...how exciting!! and such cool inspiring treasures to play with. shell collecting can't be beat! funny though, your staging area looks spectacular the way it is! can't wait to see the finished room...erin

Brabourne Farm said...

Your shells are gorgeous and so beautifully displayed! Leigh

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Hey sweet Roberta,
The postman just arrived with my new danish mag and what a nice surprize to find its in ENGLISH.. I will savor it all weekend..
Thanks doll,
Jo
xo

Queen B. said...

I LOVE ALL THOSE SHELLS !

NicNacManiac said...

These images are making me long for the warm days of summer now that we have cooler temps. Nothing more soothing for the soul than shells and the wonderful sea images that they evoke!! Enjoy the rest of your day!! xOxO Nerina :)

Elyse said...

pretty as always, roberta! love the beachy feel.

xo

vicki archer said...

So pretty..Have a happy weekend, xv.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Roberta... I miss your posts! Hope all is well and you are just taking a little break! Bisous... Julie Marie PS I love my magazine I got from you!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Roberta
Hope you are well?
xx Julie

Nishant said...

I love my special one from you! I cannot wait to see when you have everything finished! I Work from home India

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