Thursday, March 10, 2011

Inspiration Journey Linky Party

Did I ever tell you how much I appreciate you wonderful gals?
If I didn't I am telling you now!
Thank you so much for all your kind words of friendship, support and encouragement from my last post. It is so nice to know that I have hands to hold on to and he
arts to confide in. You bless me in so many ways!
I hope you know that you can hold my hand and heart anytime that you need.
My door and heart are always open to you.

I am feeling better today and each day is a new chance.

Today I will be joining the wonderful Sarah at Modern Country Style at her fabulous Inspiration Journey Linky Party!!

As you know my inspirations come mainly from the sea.
I love being surrounded by things that remind me of lazy days on the beach, on the boat or just sitting on the dock.

For the party I will share with you some of my favorite inspirations for my journey to make my home my cottage away from the sea.

Natural elements

Simple designs
(The view doesn't hurt either)

Driftwood! Lots of Driftwood!!!

Weathered beauty

Colors of the sea that are serene and soothing to me

Oars, I love oars!!!

These are all the wonderful goodness, along with treasures of my own, that I try to incorporate in my "Coastal Cottage". Hopefully one day I will be able to incorporate the view as well!
Hopefully! :)

** All images, unless stated, are Coastal Living

So come on over and show us what inspires you!

Have a great weekend!

Modern Country Style



Anonymous said...

Great post and beautiful pics Michelle - I love the sea colours too!

WobiSobi said...

BEAUTIFUL! I am inspired ! Thank you! Hugs, Anne

Anonymous said...

How awesome is Sarah's party. The best one ever I think. I'm so excited. And you know I love your inpsiration picutures Michelle.

Lisa x

Cindy said...

You have some lovely inspiration to follow and from the photos I see on your side bar you have done a great job of interpreting them. I know that makes you very happy, good for you!
Hugs, Cindy

Kelle Dame said...

Yes!! Driftwood and more driftwood please!! There are some condos about 10 mins from my house that would have the exact view as image 3. Why haven't those people called me???!! I would just die!! On my way to check out Modern Country Style!!
Happy Friday! We all love you too! Isn't the blog world great?!

ShantyGirl said...

Michelle amazing inspirations! The second picture has me so wanting a long teal/aqua table.........Your style is amazing!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

LOVE that picture you are calling 'weathered beauty'. Thanks for sharing!!

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

oooooh, me too, me too! i love the sea and its serenity and all that it inspires in decor. wonderful post! come visit soon!


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

Hoppin' over. Beautiful seaside views. Come on by today I have a new beach post up.

Anne said...

Hi Michelle, I'm so glad to see you at the party! Your photos are always so lovely! Weathered beauty, driftwood -- wonderful!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I love the picture with the yellow cupboard. It's not my usualy style at all but I LOVE it!! It calls to me. ;-)

I completely adore your take on Coastal Style. You totally make it yours.


Anonymous said...

Hi Shells!

You came to the party dressed in style! Wouldn't the Coast make a beautiful backyard?!! Your inspirational photos are dreamy! I'll take my coffee table with a side of driftwood, please :) I think the only photo missing here, is your bedroom.

Have a wonderful weekend my friend! ~xoxo~

Cat & Cricket said...

Thats it Michelle~ You girls are seriously going to give ME another MI with all these beauties!!! AHHHH!!
Love it!
As always... hope you are in better spirits...

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Such beauty!
I'm so sorry about the sleeping issues, it's so hard to function without sleep. I pray this will pass for you sooner then later! Must be so hard on your daughter and you.
Thinking of you my friend!
Lots of love

Comeca Jones said...

Hi Michelle ! The photos are great and Ive saved the photo of the drift wood table.Why you ask... well I think that if stained a really dark brown it would fit right in at my house.Isnt it great that from any different style you can find something to inspire?!!By the way you dont need photos for this your kindnes and ability to encourage me by leavin comments and visitin my lil blog is totally inspiring. I love it that you interact and talk with all bloggers not just who is most popular. Michelle you are real and that for me is why I am inspired by you.~Meme

Comeca Jones said...

Sorry about my spelling when I get emotional I tend to go fast lol Prayin for you to have complete rest.

A Cottage Muse said...

Loving that weathered wood...sigh!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

I love every single photo!! So lovely XOL

simpledaisy said...

Ooh....I am loving your inspiration!!! You've got me inspired now too!!!

Laura said...

I really adore the way you write, the way you post...everything here is relaxing and makes me feel better...As soon as I can, I'll send you a picture of the beach i see from my bed. The first thin I look at when I wake up in the morning, is the wonderful, blue sea!

Brenda Kula said...

Wow, I can't imagine looking out the window and seeing the sea like that! T'would be amazingly cool!

Jessie said...

That first pic is pure heaven! We take drives up the Lake Michigan shore on weekends in the summer, and it amazes me how much it reminds me of the ocean! That is my serenity ♥


We just moved from living on the water in Seattle to living in an apartment in Chicago. Love our place, but miss the water.

Happy to meet you through the lovely Sarah's party.


Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

just absolutely gorgeous photos...especially the one with all the painted, weathered wood!

glad you are having a better day :)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Wonderful inspirations photos. I would love to have that aqua table out on the porch. Well the porch too! I am still on the hunt for some old oars.

Desire Empire said...

I absolutely love your blog and your style. So glad you visited me, as I now know about you. I am your newest follower and am going to add you to the 'blogs I love' list, on my side board. I can't wait to sit down with a coffee and scroll through your post archive
Best wishes

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning my dearest,

I am so happy to know that you are feeling better! All we have is to hold on to each other....our dear sisters and brothers who have lost so much in Japan's devastation are so far from us physically, but their pain is felt as well.....we are ALL connected so strongly through love. Let love continue to spill out from your heart as it blesses me so!!! Anita

Melissa Miller said...

Beautiful photos Michelle!

You have a lovely blog. I enjoyed my first visit.

Warmly, ~Melissa

Martina said...

Such pretty sea-side inspiration! Love the driftwood table. Maybe this is not so hard to make - once the right driftwood is found .... anyway. i miss the ocean! Have a lovely weekend Michelle!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Precious friend,

Thank you for visiting my post today; may we hold each other in the highest regard always, for life is the most priceless gift, yet it cost Him so much....enjoy a peaceful evening, Anita

white flower farmhouse said...

I, too, love the beach inspired colors. Beautiful pictures!

Anonymous said...

I love those photos! I also love the colors of the sea. I swim laps in the early morning hours at our local Y, and the colors of the sea make me feel right at home!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Lovely, gorgeous inspiration photos. I love the sea and wish I lived closer. The photos you selected are perfect.

koralee said...

I love you too!

Oh how these images make my heart happy this evening...I adore the weathered beauty of those wall boards.

Hugs for a great new week my sweet friend. xo

tinajo said...

Ah, the sea - nothing beats that! :-)

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Beautiful inspiration photos. I love all the natural and weathered elements too.

Hope you're having a good weekend Michelle :)

Rene said...

This comes as no surprise Michelle. Those images are you, spot on. I do love the driftwood too.

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

Love the colors - beautiful pictures! I love those oars too. It reminds me that I need to get some! Such inspiring images!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

DROOLING. The porch with the chandy from hooked on houses. Divine!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Michelle
You picked some wonderful images.. some my favourites.. My dream is to have a cottage by the sea.. so.. just need to keep wishing and dreaming..

Have a lovely week my friend.. ciao xxxx Julie

Tonya said...

That outdoor room from hooked on houses in gorgeous!! Love that chandelier!

Ann said...

So much gorgeousness in this post...
and I'm totally lovin' it ♥

Amber said...

Hello! I just wanted you to know that I read your previous post just now...hang in there with your daughter. I had severe seperation anxiety issues as a little girl when my older brother left home to join the Navy. I don't know that there is much you can do except reassure her and just be there as much as you can {which you are}. This too shall pass. xoxo Amber

Linda said...

These are such lovely inspiration photos! I'm glad things are a little better now, I know it is so hard to deal with separation anxiety...
Thanks for your encouraging comments about my kitchen re-do project!

Brandi said...

I love you too Michelle! I hope that one day we can all meet in person! Lovely photos my friend! The yellow cabinet would work well in my house and I love the pillows in the last pic!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

You have a beautiful blog. I am your newest follower. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas:-)


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