Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Driftwood Inspired

I am painting bar stools in driftwood grey, hoping to create what these rooms inspire.  

Have a beautiful day...
Sea Tidings,

There is a lovely Giveaway at my new friend Vera's blog  Row homes and Cobblestones.  She is a new Blogger and would love for you to come by and visit!

*photos~ Castles, Crowns, and Cottages

Monday, April 21, 2014


Passage- the act or process of moving through, under, over, or past something on the way from one place to another. 
 Transition, movement, transformation, change. 
 A narrow way;  a passageway.

This room is the entrance of Sea Cottage.  It is quite large and open.  It is the room we enter into and pass through.  It is where we read and study, have game nights, or play guitar.   {like my youngest son} 

A few weeks ago when I was laundering the slipcovers of our large sofa that sat in front of the narrow window, I discovered mildew.  This room is on the north side that gets very little sunlight.  The sofa sat low to the ground with several layers of slipcovers, preventing it from being able to breathe.  So we removed the sofa and thoroughly cleaned the area, leaving it open to air out for several weeks.    This passage room is eclectic in style, so I did not mind the mismatched chairs scattered about.

We had planned to someday fill the space with slipcovered chairs and a bookcase to create a tiny library.  So inspired by Jeanne d Arc Living, we bought the ikea chairs that are in so many of the homes they feature.  

They are simple and affordable, enhancing our whitewashed palette.

We have yet to purchase a white bookcase to begin creating the library,  but for now it is quite peaceful for a cup of tea and some reading.

Our 'passageway' at Sea Cottage  has become a cozy reading room.
"You can never get a cup of tea large enough,
or a book long enough to suit me." ~C.S Lewis

And just as this room has gone through an unplanned transformation, my heart did too through the Lenten season.  There is a lightness, an acceptance, a deeper existence.   
Sea Tidings,

*A friend emailed me informing me that she couldn't leave a comment, so I changed my settings...I hope this helps.  

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Seaside Sundays

To rest my soul in the quiet of the sea...

"The way we came to know love was that he laid down his life.." 1 John 3:16

He descends into the depths,
mercy washes ashore. 

Blessed Eastertide to all
Sea Tidings,