Thursday, February 17, 2011

Little Touches

Hello Dearies!!!
How are you?
I hope that you all are having a great week so far. I am a little behind on things and spent yesterday trying to catch up with everyone. This weekend was a busy one for me and I wasn't able to visit with you all like I wanted, but I am slowly making my way over to your place. :)

I wanted to thank you all for your wonderful comments about my beachy bedroom! I am enjoying it so much and I can't wait to open those windows and let the warm summer breezes blow through the sheers......ahhhhh!
When I picture a house on the water that is the image that comes to my mind; warm, soft breezes flowing through the house gracefully sweeping the soft sheers enough to see them dance.

I just wanted to quickly show you some little touches around the room before I dive head first into my next project.

Speaking of sheers, here is how I attached the ones on the posts of the bed. It was pretty easy and I didn't even make any holes, which made my hubby happy!
I simply found some thicker gauge wire, thread it through the top of the sheer..

and then wrap it around the top of the post!
Easy peasy!!

On one side of my dresser I have my apothecary jars filled with my treasures from the trips to Florida, Mexico and just some beauties that I found at local shops that I loved.

On the other side of the dresser are some of my favorite photos. My son when I took him to the beach one afternoon when he was about 8 months old, my daughter when she came home from the hospital and two pictures of my trip to Belize on a little island that we snorkeled from called Gilligan's Island!
(no the Professor and Skipper were not there) :)

I also added a mirror to the barnwood frame that I had displayed on my frantel. I was so inspired by Kindra from At Home with K and her door mirror that I HAD to do it!!

A while back I received a little package from one of my dear friends Laurie from Heaven's Walk, sorry Laurie I did not take a picture of the package, I was so excited to open it, I know, bad blogger! But it was so cute and came with a little note and some dried lavender.
Inside where these little beauties that she made.

Aren't they beautiful?
She just started making them too! She is a pro already!! If you have not met Laurie, please stop by and say hi, she has a heart of gold and will welcome you with open arms!

I also recently won this beautiful sign from Anne at Bird/Like. She is so sweet and talented and if you have not met Anne either, please stop by. I love her home and her love for birds shines through! Everything is so beautiful!

So there are a few touches around my room, I am still playing with and rearranging things and Anne gave me the suggestion of putting a mirror in the open area of the frantel to reflect the candle light, make it feel more like a fireplace. I am thinking of doing the method from Kindra on a bigger piece of glass and see how that turns out, I just love the look of the aged mirror.

I also wanted to thank Sharon from Infatuated with Homes and Gardens for sharing an award with me!
Thank you so much Sharon and please stop by her place, there is so much beauty and inspiration there and I am enjoying getting to know her!

Have a wonderful day and I will be back later to share with you my next big project!
Hey guess what?
I am painting again!!!!




Deborah said...

Hi hunny!
Where do I begin?!
All your little touches are so very dreamy and personal.
The warm memories that touch your heart are such beautiful reminders to look at and recall everyday!!
The way you did those sheers is so easy-looking with such a delicate effect..I love that Michelle!
The jars are gorgeous, the photos endearing, the barn board framed mirror-ooh-la-la and those h e a r t s!!! Oh so pretty!!
Annes bird sign is precious!!
Oh my...what a beauty of a bedroom hunny..
it could be so relaxing and calming in there that you wont want to leave it!! lol
Enjoy this room sweetie, cus WE sure are!!
Have the sweetest of days...:)

All my love,
Deborah xoxoxoxoxoxo

Kindra-At Home With K said...

What wonderful gifts from Laurie. Homemade gifts are so special. I love all your little touches that just add to the beauty of your room. So pretty. And I think a mirror insert would be perfect in your frantel!

Karena said...

Michelle how wonderful is this!!LOvely just lovely!

Art by Karena

Anonymous said...

Hey there busy girl!

I was wondering how you made and attached the sheers to your bed. You may say it's easy peasy but it was a creative idea and looks beautiful. Great beachy touches with the special photographs and apothecary jars. I'm curious to see the plans you have for the mirror and your fireplace. Everything looks lovely my friend!

Congrats on the win, award! What a sweet gift from Laurie. She is so kind and her blog makes me drool :)

Well, I really need to run! Have a good day, Shell belle! xo

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Such fun touches. I love the photo of your son and so clever with the sheers on the bed. Beautiful my dear.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love that sign you won from anne! and the clag heart tags are adorable and romantic- perfect for in your bedroom. you know i love the whole room!

Brandi said...

Love you beachy touches Michelle. The picture of your son on the beach is adorable! I bet you kissed his little cheeks all day long. Oh how I miss when my kids were that age. Take care and what sweet blogging friends you have. I love the clay heart!

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Lovely, just lovely. I said it before and i say it again it looks ready for a magazine. Very spa like. Well done my friend.

A Vintage Vine said...

Great touches! I love the beach feel to all you do.....I can almost hear the waves!

Robin said...

Michelle your beachy room is truly an inspiration to me. I just love the light and bright look of it and the muted colors are so very pretty. Thanks for todays post. I just love see the close ups of all your beautiful treasures.

Anonymous said...

I can't add anything to what everyone's already said here. (I posted earlier and lost it in cyberspace). Attatching those sheers was genius. Love every tiny little detail. Miss 11 will have a giggle and want to go to that island, Gilligan is her favourite show. We have some of them on disk and have been getting reruns here on the weekends. Have a lovely day my dear Michelle.

Cheers and hugs,
Lisa x

Everything Coastal said...

Hi Michelle!
Have been so busy and far behind in my blog reading too. So glad to stop by and see all of your pretty coastal treasures - what a relaxing, calming space you have created.


Love of the Sea said...

Oh my gosh -your son is so cute. I love that photo of him on the mantle. So sweet!!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

The was an easy way to attach the sheer. So smart you are! My windows are open now. Not much of a breeze and it's a bit muggy. lol!

I have mirror in my open space too. I did a mirror mosaic on some play wood and then popped it in there. But I like the idea of one big piece. I would love to try Kindra's method.

Tonya said...

Love all of your little touches to the room! I especially love the sheers around the posts of your bed! Such an easy & cute idea! Stop back by my blog when you have time...we are having a fabulous giveaway!

High Street Cottage said...

Michelle, just gorgeous! I love the jars with shells, so fitting for you. I have quite a lot of shells too, I keep them in an old bowl. Your room is just stunning with all your personality showing in every detail. xoxo tami

Beach House Living said...

Clever idea using the wire. The room is very relaxing looking.

Infatuated with Homes and Gardens said...

Hi Michelle, I was admiring your pictures, I am little behind on my blog reading, and I am drooling over your gorgeous beachy home especially the pics of your son and the apothecary jars they are just divine.
Loving your style:)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

MY GOODNESS....dearest, I had the hardest time getting into this post! THIS IS FABULOUS..I so would love to sit with you and chat about your world. I was thinking of you and I would like your me at:

I am on the run at the moment for work, but when you have a lovely here this morning!! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dearest, I tried furiously to find your email, and CAN'T! I am having trouble even getting into my emails....I so want to send you something....Anita

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

These things are all so beautiful. Thanks for sharing how you did the sheers with the wire. Wonderful idea! You continue to amaze me.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

i love that frame too. It came out great!

I know what you mean about being backed up. I haven't had a chance this week to even answer any e-mails.

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hey my sweet friend! Your bedroom DOES look like a spa......Can I spend a weekend there? I promise not to be too much of a bother.... lol! ♥

I can't believe that you've been to Belize, too! Did you know that I vacationed on Caye Caulker about 5 years ago?? Hubby and totally fell in love with that 70's-boho-hippy feeling little island. I'm anxious to hear how you even discovered Belize. :)

THANK YOU so much for the sweet shout-out, you darling girl! I'm so glad that you like your tags, and I love what you did with them. ♥ And I'm definitely going to check out Kindra and Anne's blogs...

Hugs to you!! xoxo laurie


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