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Cottages at the Beach

I'm unpacking and catching up on laundry since returning from  our annual vacation with my husband's family. We always have a great time and I love that we have this tradition. It's such a cute little beach town and I always enjoy taking long walks and looking at the charming houses. Want to come along?

The house above has its red, white and blue going on  all ready to celebrate. Adirondack chairs always look great and I think they look very inviting on the front porch.

I like how neat and tidy this pretty blue house looks. The landscaping isn't anything extravagant but it looks great. In the picture below you can see the pretty, soft light green on the screened door and the same color is on the door to the house as well.

Here's another screened door that is just so charming. The little spindles in the center are painted the two  colors of the house - such a great idea.

The red door on this house really stands out. A lot of the houses have screened in porches on t…


I love accessorizing.
I really do.

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It's my favorite part of decorating.

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Accessories add that special something to a room.

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I like to use pieces that have personal meaning.

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And play around with grouping items together.

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Sometimes using things in an unusual way.

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I love how accessories can help to create a certain feeling.

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Do you love accessorizing as much as I do?

I know you do!

So much fun, isn't it?

~ Have A Wonderful Weekend ~

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  1. ``Sandy toes and salty kisses``, OMG! You`re killing me!!!!

    Love it all. And your heater is so Beautiful!



    1. I have to admit I stole that saying from a sign I saw at Homegoods ~ I just thought it was sooo cute though ~ I had to copy it!!

  2. What a very lovely blog. I like all the soft shades. I think it is all about the accessories. I see we like some of the same things, towels in baskets, cakes stands, batter bowls, groupings, etc! I really love the way all your groupings look. Your accessories just look so happy!
    Thank you for sharing!

  3. Yes I do love accessorizing and your blog is very inspiring. I love all your blue colours and I´m sure your personality shines trough. Really beautiful and especially the jug with flowers and squares on the top picture, I absolutely love!
    Have a nice weekend
    Love from Rita

  4. Beautiful, I just love the blues of your blog. I wish that I had that talent to accessorize like you do, sadly I do not,,,but I sure enjoy yours!

  5. I love how you decorate and accessorize, JoAnne...that's why I love your blog so much. it slways leaves me with ideas and inspiration for creating pretty vignettes! This is a great post, I love the pictures of your pretty pieces!


  6. You are all too kind! Thank you so much for your sweet comments ~ you make my day special!!
    ~ JoAnne

  7. I do love accessorizing JoAnne, to me that's what makes a house a home! You do it so well!!

  8. Well, I can see why you love accessorizing ... you're so good at it! All your photos are beautiful and everything is well-coordinated!

  9. Absolutely beautiful accessories and photography! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday! I appreciate your participation!

  10. I, too, love accessorizing. You have done a lovely job!

  11. I love accessorizing as well! You really have a great eye and talent for putting things together!!


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