It's a beach thing.

Well it seemed that redoing the vignettes in the house was long overdue.  So, out came the tubs of summer.  I packed away all the nests and birds of spring but got out the "beach in a box".  We collect stuff every fourth of July to bring back home and savor and remember our family beach trips.  I just felt that displaying a bit of the beach makes us remember all the wonderful times we have at Ft. Fisher.

This faux sand castle was a great find at none other than Lowes Hardware store.  I love it and it is already built.   It is surrounded by lots of sea shells we collect and; some starfish we have bought- unfortunately we have never found any of them.

Here is more of a top view.  The paint by number of the light house I found at a thrift shop for $8.  I am going to paint the frame white but will do that when time allows.  The beach burlap banner my friend Liz made , she even glued some of our shells on it.   The tall chicken wire tower is filled with shells.  Yes I know it is for a plant but as good as I am with plants outside I only kill them inside.

This is my apothecary jar full of memories.  Shells, sand dollars, etc...the stuff we find and bring home every year. 

I love the beach - how about you?

linking to Weekend WrapUp Party at Tatertots and Jello. 


  1. I love your new beach vignette, it's just great, your faux sand castle is awesome! Oh you ask if we love the beach, oh my yes, heading there for a week tomorrow! Can't wait.

    Great post!


  2. I love the beach too- and live near the Atlantic Ocean- and although we live waterfront I don't care for boats (which we have one)...

    I swore when I moved here I wasn't going to "beach" the house up in decorating, BUT the water, the sea, the birds they all suck you in to the beauty of it all.

    Your beach things are beautiful.

  3. Very nice, I was just thinking I need to do the very same thing!

  4. I love the beach too! Bits and pieces have been popping up around my house too. We have a lake at our campground but go to Plymouth Beach quite often each summer!

  5. Love the beach too! ALWAYS! I'm lucky enough that I can walk to the ocean whenever I want to....

  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE your mantel. Totally in AWE, when I clicked on. I am your newest follower too. Hope you have a great day. Can't wait to see more posts and get to know you more.
    Also, if you would like I just put up my decorated "RED" white and blue hutch on if you want to take a look. Jenn

  7. What a great way to display all your fun beach treasures. I finally made it to the beach last year and I am totally loving all the beachy stuff this summer.