Wednesday, February 29, 2012

blossoms in the rain

The view outside my cottage window on this rainy day...
our plum tree.

Sea tidings,

Monday, February 27, 2012

Tiny Blue Flowers Giveaway

Hello everyone. How are you? Are the trees blossoming where you live yet? The smell of spring is in the air here.. so I thought I would have a little giveaway of my tiny blue flowers collection.

These tiny blue flowers just speak to my heart about all that is delicate and fragile with life...especially in the beginning when the earth is covered in new buds of grass and tiny leaves of green on trees...or when a baby is born, so tender and pure.

So I will be giving away a collection of these tiny blue flowers which will include~
an 8 x 10 'keep calm' print and tiny blue flower notecards

and tiny blue flower placecards

in a white envelope with Seawashed label

Along with a few extras.

To enter the Giveaway please leave a comment and 'like' Seawashed on facebook. You can share on your blog, fb, or tweet for additional entries. This little giveaway is only for United States friends. Sorry to all my international friends I will have more Giveaways in the future that will include you. Giveaway ends Sunday March 4th.

Have a beautiful week. ox
Sea tidings,

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Seaside Cove

"in the secret places of the cliff..."

Malibu beachhouse

visit my etsy shop Seawashed for coastal artwork and notecards.

Have a beautiful weekend!
Sea tidings,

*photos~ Google.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Brocolli Canadian Bacon Salad

I made this version of the Brocolli Salad yesterday and it is delicious. I don't follow recipes rather I make them up as I go. This is easy and so good if you want to try it...

Brocolli Candadian Bacon Salad

2 heads of Brocolli florals(4 cups chopped)
3/4 cup mayonaise
2-3 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 cup diced candadian bacon
1/2 cup dried cranberries
*optional 1/2 cup nuts (glazed walnuts are yummy)

Cut brocolli florals and chop into small bite size then place in a mixing bowl. Dice canadian bacon and cook in skillet for about 7 minutes until edges are browned.
Add mayo and brown sugar to brocolli. Stir till well blended. If you it is at all dry just add more mayo. Add cranberries, bacon, and nuts and toss and stir well. Eat right away or let sit in refrigerator until ready to serve. Enjoy!

I'm off to my son's tennis tournament. I will be back later to post Seaside Cove.

Sea tidings,

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

seafoam kitchen

I love my kitchen but this one melts my Homemaker heart. ox

Sea tidings,

*photo~source unknown.

Monday, February 20, 2012


I believe they can.

*photos~tumblr, words from Juno.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Drops of dew

"There are drops of dew that show like sapphires in the grass as soon as the morning sun appears, and leaves stir behind the hushed flight of an escaping dove." T. Merton


Friday, February 17, 2012

Seaside Cove

"in the secret places of the cliff..."

some more shabby seaside pretties for you. ox

Keep your gaze upon the beauty.
Sea tidings,

*photos~ Rachel Ashwell.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

My Shabby Sanctuary

As we get closer to spring I like to surround myself with soft, pale florals

Rachel Ashwell is the gentle inspirer of faded and shabby sanctuaries. Most of my own 'sanctuary' is filled with her home decor

my Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic writers desk and newest book

a quiet corner to read and write

the turqoise pillows and faded florals give just the right amount of color to the all white palette I find my calm in

a panoramic view

 my new Tiny Flower notecards~ faded rose

These tiny flower watercolors are printed as notecards/placecards from my original paintings. They bring just the right amount of softness to my shabby sanctuary. I hope they will bring a gentle wash of shabby chic to your cottages and spring gatherings.

Sea tidings,

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

In the Kitchen

The whirling wind keeps me indoors. Winter has returned. Homemade chocolate chip scones just came out of the oven. Delicious with tea for brunch with my son. Jeremiah stays home from school. Bella and Lily like to have 'the boy' around. So do I.

I pulled out the old breadmaker and gave her a good washing. Now she hums with the making of french bread. I have yet to throw some produce in a pot of organic chicken broth and let simmer on the stovetop, to serve with fresh homemade bread in a few hours. It's one of those kind of days...where I find myself in the kitchen, doing what I love best.

happy mid-week.

*photo~ bhg.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


*photo~ source unknown.

Monday, February 13, 2012

tiny flowers

new flower placecard sets in my etsy shop~ Seawashed

blue flower

faded rose, french lavender, blue flower

These placecards come in sets of 8 for $3.00 and can be used for your spring luncheons, tea parties, weddings, showers or as gift tags, decorating, memory boards, etc. Tiny flowers to scatter around your cottage for the coming spring.

Sea tidings,

*photos~ R.A Shabby Chic, Seawashed.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

You give beauty

I find so much beauty in your little place. Everywhere I go in the blogworld I find beauty.

If I am having a terrible day, I can turn on my laptop and drift away into a corner of loveliness. Soon my troubles fade away.

thank you.

You generously give
and fill our lives
with loveliness.

Faded and torn
beauty adorn

Your beauty means something to me.
This is for all of YOU lovely ladies whom blog. ox

Sea tidings,

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Seaside Cove

"In the secret places of the cliff..." Song 2:14

Cobalt blue~ the deep sea...

I am being drawn to Cobalt Blue and began adding touches of it to my cottage and wardrobe. It makes me think of the deep waters of the ocean...the deep sea.

I also am using cobalt blue in my paintings

I will wear this paisley scarf I bought at Target alot this summer on the coast

beachy blues

still have to have my favorite aqua sea blues

hearts for valentine's

deep blue ocean photography found on etsy

a seaside place of rest

The weather is warm here. We will be outdoors all weekend...I will ride 'emma' my beach cruiser!
and my toes are painted blue again. ox

Sea tidings,

*photos~ tumblr, pinterest,country living, elle decor, house beautiful, southern living, etsy.