Thursday, June 30, 2011
My hubby broke my favorite Anthro latte bowl.
look what he brought home for me.
and not just one, to replace the one he broke.
But a whole stack of them.
Four white latte bowls.
Now who wants to have tea with me?
In my new latte bowls.
We can sit under the chandie in the garden gazebo.
I want to thank sweet Deborah for doing a post about me and the opening of my new shop Seawashed. You can visit her here. Merci` Deborah ox
And sweet Diana of Nana Diana Takes A Break for also posting about my Giveaway and new shop! This is her grandgirlie Sweet Cheeks on her lakeside property...
Remember to enter the Seawashed Giveaway.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
"Tell me how many beads there are
In a silver chain
Of evening rain,
Unravelled from the tumbling main,
And threading the eye of a yellow star."
~Thomas Lovell Beddoes
The Safari Party was enjoyed by all. The most perfect summer evening. Weather was low 80's with cooling into the later hours. We had a good crowd of family and my son's friends. Many of them complimented me on the setting. I was suprised that twenty year olds would care about decor. But they loved it! Two of girls even came dressed in cute leopard print summer dresses. Unfortunetly I did not get many good photos.
Yesterday beautiful summer rains floated into the valley. Our summer's are dry so to have rain is rare. The rains in California are so gentle they really nourish my soul.
We can sit under the gazebo and listen to the quiet showers. Sip tea under the garden chandelier.
chandie(from Ikea) in the gazebo
Our gardens are drinking in every drop of earth's water. I can only image it to be so much more refreshing than water sprayed from a man made hose. Here are some of our veggies in the dew of the rain...
zuchini (it is delicious stir fried with sliced almonds and parmesan cheese)
The birds like the new feeder I found at Grocery Outlet for only $2.99.
The Japanese Maple tree and white hydrangea my hubby recently planted are faring well...though the maple was already growing crooked in the pot and he couldn't straighten it out.
but Lily Monet decided she'd had enough of the rain and came in for a nap.
I do hope you are enjoying the simple pleasures of sweet summer days. I know I am.
Remember to enter the Giveaway below...and tell all your friends!
*images~ first photo-Red Ticking, all others- Sea Cottage.
Monday, June 27, 2011
The Grand Opening of Seawashed has been delightful! Thank you for all of your support and lovely well wishes. To express my gratitude more fully I am having a Giveaway...
I am also hoping that you will help me get the word out about my shop opening by posting about Seawashed on your blog or adding it to your sidebar.
You can use any of my photos from my Seawashed blog or Seawashed Etsy shop to post about it.
So here are the Giveaway rules...
*Simply leave a comment on this post. If you would like you can share what you love about the sea.
*Visit Seawashed and let me know which item you would choose if you win.
*Post about Seawashed on your blog.
*Add Seawashed Giveaway button to sidebar.
*become of follower of Seawashed and Sea Cottage.
*Add the Seawashed button to your sidebar.
*Facebook or twitter about Seawashed.
Be sure to leave a comment for each of the above actions that you do so that your name will be in the Giveaway pool multiple times.
The Giveaway begins June 27 and ends July 11. The winner will get to choose one item~ print, postcards, or notecards from Seawashed. Giveaway is open to Everyone.
Here is the Giveaway button you can use...
I want to thank Maria of Linens and Verbena blog whom already posted such lovely sentiments of Seawashed without me even knowing. Her thoughtfulness and kind words brought tears to my eyes. Maria please leave a comment for that post so that I you will be entered into the Giveaway.
As I sit on sea's hem
I hope to bring the beauty
and calm of the sea to your shores...
Friday, June 24, 2011
Seawashed is NOW open. Please stop by and visit. The shop offers watercolor prints and notecards of treasures washed upon the seashore. All original artwork by Kerrie Sanderson...featuring my trademark Sanddollar Series.
Bringing the calm of the sea to your shores...Seawashed.
Looking forward to the weekend and hosting a Safari BBQ Party...think Out Of Africa. Enjoy the last week of June. ox
Pacifica (color- 'tide') from my trademark Sanddollar Series...
The print comes without the watermark of course...I forgot to write that on Etsy, I will have to correct that tomorrow. I must get to bed, I am completely exhausted. zzzzzz
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
*click on image to enlarge*
It is hot here, but a home draped in white makes everything cooler...and lots of iced tea! Our slipcovers are in need of a good washing...hubby is going to build me a chunky white wood coffee table, but I think I will paint this wicker one grey to match the driftwood for now...I would really like a chandie where the hanging light that came with our home is. But I am satisfied with the comfort of our coastal cottage. I *heart* white living.
Joining Faded Charm Cottage for White Wednesdays and A Beach Cottage for Good Life Wednesdays.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Tomorrow is the actual first day of summer...So I thought it to be the perfect time to open my Seawashed Shop! I am busy in my studio...will begin listing items on Etsy. I am also busy planning my son's 21st Birthday Party...a Safari themed BBQ.
We will have camping lanterns hanging from the trees, a cot with animal print blankets and pillows for lounging, zebra print papergoods, black and khaki decor.
It's going to be a hot, so it's good the party is in the evening.
Come back later in the week for my Grand Opening of Seawashed!