June 12, 2012

Beach Dreams

We are starting off June with a heaping helping of hot and humid here. Some ocean breezes would be a welcome relief, and if you live in Houston, that means going to Galveston  Island.  Since that's not possible right now,  maybe creating a few Gulf vibes at home is the next best thing. The second post on this blog was about a great yard sale in walking distance of our house. One of the items from that is incorporated into a small vignette: 


It's the galvanized wire basket that holds some bottles of sand and shells, a vintage travel poster card in a thrifted frame and a Scrabble sentiment. There is also a wreath with shells by the front door, and this:


They may not show up too well in the picture, but there are several large shells in nice condition picked up at a local thrift last week for $3.00. The  end table by the sofa  has more:


My favorite  part is the picture. The thrifted shell frame contains a snapshot taken around 1925 at the beach with my mother as a small child in the front. 

The dining room also has a summery centerpiece:


The  layered trays, starfish, footed glass bowl, contents and the large cloche are all from various thrift adventures. No matter what you're looking for, I'm convinced it will show up at a resale shop or yard sale at some point.

I know some people don't change their decor seasonally this way, but it helps me deal with the frustration of not being able to do major changes in this house. Next on my to do list: figure out when we might get the fifty miles to Galveston and enjoy the real thing, as Mr. B's schedule allows.

See you soon,

Michele


5 comments:

Tricia said...

I think it is so cool that you have that photo of your mother at the beach as a child! Great way to showcase it!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, what a treasure to have the picture of your mother as a child at the beach. Great post. hugs ~lynne~

Charlie atMatchMadeOnHudson said...

I LOVE the vintage travel poster -- and the wire basket is so sweet :)

Charlie @ Match Made On Hudson

Mary Ellen said...

My grandma lived on Galveston Bay when I was a little girl. I loved the few times we were able to visit. My aunt had said that the house got swept away that year of Hurricane ? - so sad.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoyed seeing your touches of the beach , and I am sure the pic of your Mother at the beach is a real treasure to you.
Thanks for stopping by and your nice comment on the necklace.