Well, without even realizing it, Kat @ Low Tide High Style, has set my mind swirling with ideas for decorating my new home. She is hosting another fabulous giveaway and this is the lovely item the lucky owner will claim:
Beach Glass Earrings!
Aren't these beautiful? I love beach glass and my earliest recollection of collecting seashells is walking the beach with my beloved Grandmother Cora. I was so young, but coming from a family that loved the beach, I can tell you that I've spent my life collecting treasures from the sea. I remember my grandmother calling beach glass — mermaid tears. I don't remember her reasoning, but this is how I've always referred to these beautiful bits of glass and seeing it always reminds me of her. Grandma also told me that seashells were left on the beach by mermaids while I was sleeping, so that I could find them in the morning. So, when I saw these lovely earrings today, memories of my grandmother were fondly brought to mind. You can sign up for this giveaway here.
Now you're probably asking yourself what earrings could possibly have to do with home decorating, right? Well, these beach glass/mermaid tears earrings come from the White Flower Farmhouse and guess what? One of the categories in their online store is The Beach Cottage and another is The Farmhouse Shop. Beach Cottage? Farmhouse? I'm moving to the country, yes, right where my ancestors started their farms so long ago.
In 1902, my great-grandparents on daddy's side, built the house pictured in this painting. This house stood just about 100 yards or so from the log cabin they had built in the mid-1880s when they married. Although the cabin still stands, the house was destroyed by a tornado in 2005. I have a few bricks from the chimneys, a bit of the trim work, a window, and some of the wood. I plan to make a shadow box with these bits and pieces of my family history.
So, I'm merging my two worlds — moving back to my roots and taking my beach style with me. What did I find in The Farmhouse Shop that would help me honor my heritage and retain my beachiness?
Bread boards and votive holders handcrafted from reclaimed barn beams.
I think my seashells would be lovely arranged near these items.
Picture this shelf with jars of beach glass and some of my mother's salt and pepper collection. This collection includes those with a country flair and those with a beach theme. Like I said, merging two worlds. I think this is perfect!
Take a look at this!
Beach painted on a worn fence picket, definitely farmhouse meets beach cottage!
Handcrafted Aqua Swimgirl
This reminded me of this pillow Maya @ Completely Coastal blogged about recently. Visit her post to find out where to purchase this one or many other coastal-themed pillows.
I could go on and on with what I found at The White Flower Farmhouse, but I think you catch my drift. I am so confident now that I will be able to seamlessly blend my beachiness with my country roots and I have this store and Kat to thank for that!
Be sure to stop in and sign up for Kat's giveaway and just wait until you see all the luscious goodies at The White Flower Farmhouse, you are going to love it!
Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with The White Flower Farmhouse, I just fell in love with their store!