Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Chic Beach Decor & Winner Of Our Giveaway

Greetings bloggers! As mentioned in my previous post I have been missing in action at our place of rest on the beach. I apologize that I had not gotten to visit any of you while I was there, but our internet connection was slow as molasses on our island and I never could get on to any blogs....including my own! Thank goodness for my iphone!

Our beach home is a place for family.........

It's very quiet and private here..........

You could take a walk for miles and see very few people at times. It's literally a thing of beauty.......

We have had this place for about 7 years now.

Had another smaller place prior to this one, but as our family gets older we needed more room.

A snippet of some of our decor.

The dining room is my favorite, if I had to choose.

We really need a larger table, but it's hard to find a harvest table here. I keep looking though!

The floor plan is very open, which works well.........

The master bedroom......

One of the bedrooms has a daybed. The antique stained glass windows have the beach colors that I am drawn to, and I topped the bed with blue ticking, white European shams and some ticking pillows........

This is the room that I am fighting to change, but may not win! Not a huge fan of the big leather couch.....but we needed practicality in this climate and Mr Fufu is Mr Practical. I have my white slipcovered furniture at home!.............

Do I have a favorite piece?'s this antique French chandelier over the dining table. Love, love LOVE.......

Did I mention that I also love flamingos?

The beach is a great place to mix textures. My style here dictates mixing chippy French pieces with old wood, seashells and touches of aqua or turquoise throughout........

Let's take a walk........

It's windy today!...........

What will we see out over the ocean?........

Mr. Fufu said that if we stayed any longer our brains would turn to mush.

Like wet sand......

Shall we go for a swim?.......

Perhaps read a book?.......

My DIY projects are scattered about........

Seashell goddess (next to a photo of our own two beauties:-)........

Paint on the nightstands in our master bedroom. I had to add a touch of aqua.......

Lamp is made out of an antique French beverage tap.......we love to create lighting out of old parts, and often do lighting for the website @ Shabbyfufu

I made this table out of an antique sewing machine iron base and an antique printer's block. Filled the printer's block with seashells (and sand) that I collected down on the beach and had a glass top cut to fit. The den is a bit dark, so I apologize for the photos........

Now........we have a winner of the Tea Party Giveaway that was drawn at random.....Debby of the blog The Gathering Nest! Congrats Debby and please contact me (you can do it thru my website Contact page) and send me your mailing addy.

Thank you to all who left a comment...I truly appreciate each and every one of you. Now that I am back in the "real world" I will visit you soon!



  1. Hi Janet, oooh I love your beach house! It looks so serene, I could just stay there forever! Each room is so pretty, and I love how you have decorated it all... your pink flamingos look so cute there! I would just spend hours walking that beach, and little Murphy looks so cute with the wind blowing through his hair! Doggie kisses Murphy! Congratulations to your giveaway winner! Love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

  2. Your beach house is lovely & I adore the flamingo painting! :)

  3. looks like a perfect place to just relax!!!! beautiful!

  4. Oh my gosh...

    The beach house is soo serene and beautiful....I could live there forever. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Congrats to Deb on the win! Lucky her!


  5. What a gorgeous cottage, Janet ... so peaceful & elegant ... perfect respite.

    Congrats to the lucky winner of your giveaway.

    TTFN ~ Marydon

  6. Gorgeous! Everything is lovely!

  7. Truly a stunning home, I wouldn't ever want to leave there.

  8. Janet ~ your beach house is simply divine and more gorgeous than my house, let alone a beach house! I'm ready to burn all of my stuff...have a nice day...LOL!!! ~Stacy~ (*_*) xo

  9. what a stunning retreat!

    CONGRATS, Deb, you lucky thing!

  10. Such a lovely getaway, you are very lucky...The decor is gorgeous, but expected!

  11. Hi Janet,
    Your beach home is so pretty and I'm crazy about the chandelier in your diningroom. Ooh-la-la!

    It's all so very lovely.


  12. congrats to lucky debby and congrats to you, janet because you are living the dream! your beach house is w o n d e r f u l !



  13. ps

    JINX! (LOL)

    i think we just left each other comments at the very same time.

    owe me a coke.


  14. Ohhhhh & Awwwww Janet!!! LOVE LOVE your beach home sweets! Its so peaceful..relaxing & gorgeous!! I know now why you love going beautiful! Ms. FiFi should do a piece on your beach home hon! We love seeing your pics!
    Congrats to another Debby! I almost thought it was me:) lol
    Bad storms here in OK again tonite..hopefully tornado season will end soon! Thank you for asking about me hon..your so kind!
    Big Hugs..

  15. What a beautiful beach house! I would take the chance of my brain turning to mush and stay there as often as possible:) You have decorated it so lovely. Have lots of fun!!!!!
    Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

  16. Hi Janet,
    Thanks for coming by for a visit !! You always share such charm !! LoVe the pictures of your beach home, NOW, girly, those should truly be in a magazine .. LoVe how you have it all decorated !! Very relaxing, and beachy !! PeRfEcT !! Thanks for inviting us all in to your home !!

    Have a happy rest of your week sweet one .. Janet, you have to come to CA. to find a harvest table, believe it or not, they are at sooo many antique shoppes here !! I just wish I had room for one !! xo
    hugs ~tea~

  17. Janet your beach house is just adorable, oh and the sunset, oh to walk on the beach...enjoy, enjoy,
    congratulations to your giveaway winner. be back soon. take care.

  18. How dreamy.... I love your beach house!!! I have always dreamed of having one, I grew up in the beach!!!

  19. Such a gorgeous beach your decorating touches. Hubby and I love the beach and go to Gulf Shores, AL every year. The white sand on your beach reminds me of it. I can listen to the waves for hours!
    Hugs N Herbal Blessings, Mandy

  20. Janet, I am trying so hard to contain my jealousy! ( :
    I could look at these pictures over and over.
    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for stopping by my blog ! And leaving me a message. I sent you a note to your website, I don't know if you received it.
    I hope you did. Thank you again,
    Have a pretty day!

  21. Janet I think I need a holiday. That is so inviting and peaceful

  22. Your beach cottage is so beautiful and elegant, and the sand is so white!


  23. Hi Janet,
    Oh my gosh, your beach home is amazing. I love the colors and of course your decor is incredible. It must be so much fun to have the family gather in such a beautiful place. Your sweet little Murhpy is also adorable. I love that flamingo painting, gorgeous.

    I am over the moon that I won your awesome giveaway, so many gorgeous treasures. Thank you so much. WOW!!! This will certainly be an awesome gift to arrive in my mail.

    Thanks again,


  25. Oh boy Janet. Your beach haven is TDF! Especially the vintage chandelier w/ the aqua crystals! Please let me know if you find more of those. How do you tear yourself away from there? The touch of aqua is so pretty on the dresser too! Love it all Dearie. xoR

  26. Your beach home is lovely...thank you for taking us on a tour. I hope your beach is not threatened by the big BP oil spill! I just ordered some lovelies off your website! Do visit my little blog when you have time. Cheers, Cheryl

  27. Hi Janet,
    WOW!!!! My gorgeous package from your blog win arrived in the mail today. It is truly amazing. Thanks so much for sharing so many beautiful things with me.