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Fire Pits Are A Dramatic Conversation Piece

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Invite your family and friends! Fire Pits are a dramatic conversation piece for the patio, deck and beach! They offer a unique take on outdoor entertaining, marrying form and function in an object of art that will amuse, delight and add warm ambiance to any outdoor gathering.

Fire Pits are different than Chimineas. Fire . . . → Read More: Fire Pits Are A Dramatic Conversation Piece

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Creamy Potato Salad

Potato Salad is a must for any picnic at the beach or on the boat! I have to admit I am fussy about my potato salad and this recipe is my all time favorite! I found it in a wonderful cookbook, Feasts Afloat by Jennifer Trainer Thompson and Elizabeth Wheeler.

SERVES: 4 to . . . → Read More: Creamy Potato Salad

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Decorating Ideas from Pottery Barn

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Simple ideas can give such a dramatic look! I love to curl up with Pottery Barn catalogs – they always provide decorating inspiration!

 

I love how Pottery Barn wrapped rope around several candles creating a unique focal point on the table.

More great ideas with rope and shells!

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Beach Etiquette

Beach Etiquette

Take only good memories… leave only footprints.

Did we miss any?

Don’t get too close. Place your beach paraphernalia at least 10-15 feet from others and don’t block the view for others. Remember the tide when you select your spot. If you are too close to the water you may have to . . . → Read More: Beach Etiquette

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New Coastal Fashion

We are so excited about now offering you Coastal Fashion! Check out fabulous belts and sandals by Patty Anderson.

Each of Patty’s belts feature an exclusively designed buckle inspired by the beach.

You will want a pair of her sandals in every color! These quality sandals feature a pewter starfish medallion.

Working . . . → Read More: New Coastal Fashion

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Shells Provide Great Drainage For Plants

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Small shells provide wonderful drainage for plants and they look great! In fact, the herbs in the photo are actually silk, from Pottery Barn (everyone thinks they are real). I used one of my favorite fish platters, set the plants on it and surrounded them with shells we collected from Barefoot Beach, Bonita Springs, . . . → Read More: Shells Provide Great Drainage For Plants

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Nantucket Quarterboard Sign

Nantucket Quarterboard Signs

NEW! Our scallop, clipped corner signs are styled similar to a Nantucket quarterboard. The scallops are hand-painted with a gold leaf paint and made in the USA!

Customize with your Name or choose The Beach House or Welcome. Available in 3 colors, Ocean Kiss, Schooner Blue or Spanish Red.

For indoor use – . . . → Read More: Nantucket Quarterboard Sign

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Relax at the beach, under a palm tree…

Beach Torn Paper Painting

With a great mix between realism & impressionism, Wanda Edwards creates fabulous collages or “torn paper paintings” that are irresistible!

You will find everything from handmade papers to local newspapers used in her pieces to create a wonderful color palette. No paint is used once the process begins other than some bits of hand . . . → Read More: Relax at the beach, under a palm tree…

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Decorating With Coastal Colors

Coastal Colors

There’s no place where color makes a greater impact than at the beach. Check out Coastal Living’s video with expert tips for decorating with coastal colors.

Whether your preference includes sandy neutrals, ocean blues or tropical greens you will be inspired by these great ideas!

What is your favorite coastal . . . → Read More: Decorating With Coastal Colors

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Sandcastles and Sculptures

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Trips to the beach aren’t just about sunbathing and swimming. Building sandcastles and sculptures on the water’s edge is a favorite activity for both children and adults.

The art of sand sculpting has been around for centuries. Some speculate that the ancient Egyptians made sand models of the pyramids. Other research suggests that this . . . → Read More: Sandcastles and Sculptures

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