Friday, April 22, 2022

A Blue & White Vignette, Anna Maria Island & Seashells

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I am taking today off and the pups and I are driving up to Anna Maria Island to spend the day with a lovely friend. Yesterday was exhausting but successful. 

I had 2 electricians at the house most of the day installing the ceiling fans and doing several other projects. The guys arrived from Crate and Barrel and did a great job assembling the kitchen island and I styled it and love it. I will take pics soon I promise. And I interviewed a prospective new gardener. The good news is that my list of house projects is getting very very short. 

Do you see the little wicker suitcase in my picture above? It's a gorgeous wicker mid century modern backgammon set in mint condition that arrived yesterday - an eBay find.


Anna Maria Island - Southern Living

I hope to do some shelling today. Here are some really chic seashell decor and fashion ideas. Click on the captions to link.


Shell Shaped Handwoven Rattan Bowls


Shell Door Knocker


Oyster Salt and Pepper Cellars with Coral Spoons


Jack Rogers Embroidered Starfish Comfort Sandal


Large Decorative Clamshell


White Calypso Necklace


Palomino Linen Midi Dress



Hand Crafted Shell Vase




Shell Embellished Sandals


Coral Shell Kiddie Pool Float




11 comments:

  1. Have fun! Can't wait to see your kitchen island.

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    1. We had a wonderful time. The kitchen island is great.

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  2. At the end of March, we spent a week on Anna Maria Island. We rented a home, and enjoyed every minute, from the sunshine to the restaurants. My husband did take a drive down to Venice to view your charming downtown, everything you said was correct! Delightful. Thank you for your sharing, you have helped with ideas in so many ways.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it. This area is gorgeous.

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  3. Love the wicker accessories - especially the snail, and the shell necklace from Tuckernuck too. Have a lovely time at Anna Maria Island. The beaches in Florida are so beautiful. Right now, we're experiencing more rain here in Northern California. I won't complain, as it makes the garden very green and very happy, and we've had years of little or no rain here. Hope you and your four legged friends have a lovely day, Beth.

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    1. So good that you are getting rain. It is absolutely gorgeous here. We had a fantastic outing, thanks!

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  4. Yesterday on the news, I saw a rather good sized alligator sauntering across the street in a Venice, FL neighborhood. I believe it's now mating season for alligators. I suppose that is a normal occurrence for Floridians. They are certainly fascinating and formidable creatures.

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    1. There were a few of these incidents this week. Did you see the 10 footer with the missing foot that crawled under a truck on the road and rocked it?

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    2. Nope. Sorry to say, Beth, I missed the big guy with the missing foot.

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  5. Beth, I look forward to your posts everyday! Where is the fantastically whimsical rattan snail table from--I would love to find one for myself! Many thanks! MJD

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    1. It is from Urban Outfitters and it was really well priced. I posted on it several times because I knew it would sell out and it has. It is a fantastic piece.

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