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.
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
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!
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
I have never had any luck with growing hydrangea's until now. I have planted so many, only to see them shrivel up and die.
This white hydrangea was a gift and rather than planting it in the ground I put it in a terracotta pot with nutrient rich soil. It has been in this pot for over a year now.
We moved it from our front porch into the Quiet garden and tucked it under the japanese maple tree. It is thriving.
My hubby is digging holes to plant the japanese maple(which has been in a wood box for four years) and the hydrangea. They will remain where they are located now, just placed into the earth.
It is hard to plant the hydrangea because of the risk of it dying, but it has nearly out grown the pot.
And here is our mint...
I had to cut it back because the spring growth dried up in the heat. New growth is appearing. Aren't the new mint leaves pretty?
Can never have enough terracotta pots in the garden.
Monday, June 13, 2011
I want to create this canopy retreat over the iron bench on our front porch. I have a white mosquito net tucked away somewhere in a closet that I need to pull out. Isn't it so perfect for summer?
I am helping Grace pack for her trip with my parents to Nebraska. They are picking her up in their 'hotel on wheels' Wednesday morning. Seriously, their motor home has white leather sofas, a full kitchen, bath with shower, it is gorgeous! They will travel two days until they reach their destination in the SW of Nebraska. Then she will live in their little white 1bd cottage for a month. She can hardly wait to see the land and explore with her Aunt and cousins. My Grandma(her Great-Grandma) whom is 85 yrs. young is anticipating her arrival. Did I tell you she dyed her hair for the trip? Yep, she is now a dark strawberry blonde. She will re-bleach and dye in a few weeks to go blonde. She now has that summer glow. Happy Monday!
*image~ Coastal Living
P.S My theme song 'Lille' by Lisa Hannigan is gone because it is no longer available on Mixpod:( So I have added Bon Iver after the sound of the sea. I know it's not the same but it is the peaceful, soulful sound that inspires me.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
I intend to paint our four windsor chairs all white this week. It was either white or black. I like both, but right now white will look better in our cottage. They could end up black one day. Maybe when we have wood floors and worn leather comfy chairs for the Hubby and I to sink into and read for hours...while he sips coffee and I tea. Anyways...
I am off to the city in the morning to eat at the yummy Crepeville and stroll in the shade of all the old trees. Our city is known as the city of trees...and it is what I love about downtown. Well, and all the quirky houses, colorful people, and herbs growing wildly on every corner. So, goodnight, enjoy the weekend. ox
*images~ House Beautiful