Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Summer Rest

Feeling better today, but still taking it easy. Resting, hydrating, and eating healthy small meals. I will continue to lay around and read my pile of summer magazines. Isn't that what summer is all about anyways. Hope you don't have to bump your head to be able to lay around and rest this summer. tee hee (ps- no Tricia Rose I was not climbing trees lol)

Sea Tidings,

*photo~Stellan Herner.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Taking some time...

Taking some time away due to the sudden loss of an extended family member. Natalie is the stepsister of my nephews. She was 22 yrs. old when within a weeks time she was rushed to the hospital where they discovered an unknown hematoma in her brain was hemoraging. Brain surgery was performed twice, but she did not make it. She was a healthy active college student on a full soccer scholarship. She loved animals, nature, and traveling to other countries with her well known Wildlife Artist Father and family. A beautiful light has gone, and she will be dearly missed.

"Sun, moon and stars
Fall from their heavenly tower.
Joys walk no longer down
the blue world's shore."
~Thomas Merton

I will be back next week to announce the winner of the Seawashed Giveaway. I may still post pretties with few words...I just wanted you to know where my heart is and why it may be more quiet than usual around here.

Gentle Sea Tidings,

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Breath Of Summer

Each fairy breath of summer,
as it blows with loveliness,
inspires the blushing rose.

Sea Tidings,

*photo and poem source unknown.

Monday, June 18, 2012

French Inspired Seaside Living

My home is my seaside sanctuary. It is ever evolving in its coastal decor, but I continue to return to the french inspired gentle simplicity of calm and comfort. A palette of white, grey, sand, and sea...

Yet I have been adding some black bringing in the french nordic

shells and uncovered books

rustic crowns

and religious relics...rosaries, crosses, sacred hearts {an influence from Jeanne D Arc Living}

I had pulled out all my shabby chic florals for spring, but they just didn't last long. (go here for the before) I continue to return to the emptiness of open, rustic, french country the sea. I will share more in the days to come.

My friend Dore of Burlap Luxe is having a French Inspired Giveaway...

Visit her to enter. Giveaway ends June 25th.

Sea Tidings,

Click on photos to enlarge.
*photos~ Sea Cottage, Burlap Luxe.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Ralph Lauren Blues

"Every day love corners me somewhere and surrounds me with peace without having to look very far or very hard or do anything special." ~T.Merton

It is 102 today. We went to the pool to swim before it reached 100. Now we stay in the cool of Sea Cottage resting. A perfect day for Ralph Lauren blues...

Do you like the new R. Lauren pillows I found at Homegoods? I do. I've been looking for these for a long time now. They look nice on the white slipcovered sofas, but also on the espresso leather chair. Perfect for a calm coastal cottage.

Later, after 8:00pm, we will venture out to celebrate my son Luke's 22 birthday. I will be making the margaritas!

Sea Tidings,

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Summer Sky

"To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry..."
~Emily Dickinson

Sea Tidings,

*photo~ Jeanne D Arc living.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

For My Dad

Painting a large mouth bass for my Dad for father's day. He was a Western U.S Pro Bass Fishing Champion in the 80's!

My Dad teaching me how to fish...

Sea Tidings,

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Seaside Sundays

The coast of France reminds me of the pacific coast I love so much.

I laundered the sofa slipcovers this weekend and hung them out to dry. Now Sea Cottage is crisp and clean again...

A french garden in an old issue of Veranda open on the seawashed table to inspire me these summer days.

If you are here for the Paris Tour continue on in the posts below.

Sea Tidings,

*photos~ coast of France google.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Touring Paris...

with Castles, Crowns, and Cottages...continued in post below.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Paris, France

Through the door, up the stone steps, into where dreams come true Paris, France...

"This is the beauty that belongs to France." ~Victoria Magazine Sept. 1999

I have never been to Paris but if I were to go, you would find me walking through the charming streets of chippy, faded, rustic romance...admiring curtains flowing in the windows, shops and cafes in many colors, rose covered courtyards, and european bicycles lining the sidewalks. I would stay in an apartment with french doors, a rustic chandelier and lots of books.
I would sip tea and eat chocolate croissants every day...and the treasure I would be shopping for to bring home with me... an antique french painting on canvas.
Would you like to come along with me...

La Petite Paris Creperie 1820

Paris Creperie 8 x 10 original painting $60 in my Seawashed Shop

Marie Antoinette roses in Tiffany Blue

8 x 10 original painting $70 at mySeawashed Shop

If you would like to see more of Paris go here and follow the links.

Thank you Anita for hosting this Paris Getaway Party! merci` ox


*photos~ 1,2,6,7,12,15,17,19,22,36 Google, 3 aptsplash, 5 quiddity2.blogspot, 10 11 paris apt,11 etsy, 16 heather bullard, 4 industrial chic, 20 artdelacuriosite.tumblr, 21 christianlacroixvendsamaison, 22,23,25,29,30,36 favim, 25 becominglola.blogspot, 26-28,34,35, 32 all, 33 bonparisien.tumblr, 38 thefrenchmouse.blogspot, 39 willow95988.typepad

Monday, June 4, 2012

Paris Getaway with Castles, Crowns, and Cottages

Will you join us this weekend in France? Anita of Castles, Crowns, and Cottages is hosting the Paris Getaway! All you have to do is visit her blog here on June 8-15 and follow the tour links for an adventure through France. Adieu. ox

*photos~ Veranda, House Beautiful.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Quiet Creativity

"Painting is silent poetry." ~Author Unknown

Taking a blogging break has been good. I greet the morning with quiet time at the farmhouse table with tea, watering and meandering through the garden(I picked another bundle of carrots and green beans this morning), hanging fresh laundered sheets on the clothesline, and then I turn on Pandora(bon iver) and spend hours in my studio.

Last night I had a custom order for SEA tags, which lead me to pulling out all of my stamping stash... and guess what happened? I created new tag sets for the shop. I had forgotten that I purchased these Classic Alphabet and Number stamps a while back.

So newly listed to Seawashed Shop are Number Tag Sets (set includes 1-9).

In the same classic alphabet stamps are these new SEA tags.

Also new OCEAN, BEACH, COAST tag sets in my seawashed stamps.

I have also been painting...lots of painting.

Coming soon to the shop are tiny 4 x 4 canvas block ROSES. This white rose could be tucked in anywhere to bring a bit of romance to the room.

1.5 inch thick so the leaves are painted down the side. (paint is still wet)

and ROSE tags to go with them.

Quiet creativity is a retreat for my artist soul.

For your weekend dreaming (thanks to French Grey)...

Have a beautiful one. ox

Calm tidings,

*photos~ Seawashed Studio, Designworks Studio.