Sunday, July 6, 2014

~~~Summer House Tour, Part 1~~~

Good morning my friends! I thought you might like to follow me around for a Summer house tour. I have decorated many spaces with my large shell collection so thought I would share. We will start in the foyer as you walk in the front door. You may have seen this last year. I put starfish in front of the flameless candles, it is so pretty when they are lit.
 I added a shell to the ivy here.
 When you look to the left you see this little vignette.
 Some shells in a glass dish
 To the right is the dining room.
 My LARGE, faux shell holds LOTS of my shells, some coral etc.
 2 large shells flank the centerpiece
 Shell and driftwood candle holders that I love. I found them at Home Goods 2 years ago.
 shell pillows on the 2 arm chairs
 This is the credenza as you walk towards the living room, kitchen and breakfast room.
 another large shell and a seafan
 and some starfish on the buckets of my fisherman

I keep the 2 goldfish here since the real gold fish are in the pond that you can see from the living room.
 A summer vignette on the coffee table

 One of my FAVORITE pillows!!!

 And my embroidered coral pillow from Kirklands last year.
 Now we go into the kitchen, briefly. Not alot of shells in here, more garden themed pieces.

 My watering can lamp, also from Kirklands this year.

 This is the buffet area of the kitchen
 I made this birdhouse several years ago

 now we are in the breakfast room

 I love this sectional and have had it for over 20 years. I really need to replace it but can't find anything like it:(
 The round table in the corner is staying here now. I have had the hibiscus tree in this corner but we decided not to bring it back into the house this fall. It is TOO messy. I may donate it to the clubhouse.
 Got this shell in a shop on the way home from our vacation at OBX.  (The Outer Banks)
 I bought this pedestal bowl in Florida this winter and fill it with lots of textural objects.
 I'll share my summer mantle in another post but here is a tiny peek. I will also share some other rooms, this got to be too picture heavy. Please stay tuned for Part 2!!!!
 This is way out of order but a glimpse of the bakers rack in the breakfast room.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I so appreciate all my loyal followers. XO, Pinky
I am joining:
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Judy @ DIY by Design for Sizzle Into Summer Wednesday

The Dedicated House – Make it Pretty Monday
Confessions of a Plate Addict - The Scoop
 A Stroll Thru Life – Inspire Me Tuesday
Happy List Tuesdays~
Worthing Court - Home(work) Wednesday
Ivy @ Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Let’s Dish!
Katherine @ Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Thursday Hop
Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage for A Favorite Thing.
Between Naps on the Porch – Tablescape Thursday


  1. Pat@Back Porch MusingsJuly 7, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Everything looks beautiful, Pinky. I enjoyed the tour.

    I'm using shells in the living room of the apartment. Just about finished with that room.

  2. Wow I am loving your home tour! Especially your kitchen....but I am a sucker for black cabinets! Thanks for sharing it!!

  3. I love all of your shells, so pretty. You do have a huge collection and you decorate so beautifully with them.

  4. Pinky, love the shells and the blue & white. I'm having a 50% off sale at my place. Whoopee!

  5. I love your summery home with all your beautiful shells!

  6. Thanks for the tour! A few shells here and there was about all I could manage this year due to my recent knee replacement. But really, that's enough, don't you think? You have some really nice ones.

  7. You have a lovely home Pinky.


  8. Love, love your home all dressed for have such an incredible collection of shells!...You have certainly decorated your new home so beautifully, just like your beauty of your former home....Love the blue and white showcased on the staircase!...Looking forward to Part II !!!

  9. Lovely Pinky. It's so lovely with all of your special touches. The flower arrangements are beautiful. I love sectionals too. There are some beautiful ones on 55 Downing.
    P.S. checking your feedburner. xo

  10. Your decore is simply stunning! Love your shell collection.

  11. Pinky,
    Thank you for the tour of your home for Summer, dear friend!!! I am so~o~o thrilled to see that you're able to blog, once again!
    I enjoyed seeing all the tones and textures from one shell to the next.

  12. Everything looks so bright & airy! Perfect for summer.

  13. I need to give Kirkland's another look! Those pillows are all so fantastic, Pinky! Are those coy fish on the one pillow that's blue & white? That is a really gorgeous pillow!!! And the shells on the others are pretty as a picture!

    I like what you did with the front entry with the shells & candles with the Oriental jars in back. Very dramatic!

    I love your seashell collection! They are one of my favorite decorating elements, too. Nothing says summer like seashells...except maybe sunburn...and ice cream...and flip-flops....and....! :-)

    Have a great week, Pinky, and thanks for sharing the tour of your home with us!

  14. I've heard about Kirkland's, but they don't seem to be here in New England. I love seashells, and you have so many and have put them to good use! Very pretty Pinky :)

  15. I love all of those gorgeous shells!! I think if I have a beach house if would be chock full of seashells! Enjoy your summer!!

  16. Pinky, everything is so pretty! Love the shells. Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features tonight at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  17. Pinky, thank you so much for linking up your beautiful and summery home tour with us at Project Inspire{d}! I love how you added seashells for that coastal vibe. ;)

  18. So pretty Pinky! Love all of your shells and can't wait to see Part II.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...

  19. Wow! Your house looks absolutely amazing! I love how you embraced the oriental style, while seamlessly incorporating quintessential summer like the shellfish. You really brought the beach into your home. I love it! Thank you for sharing such wonderful design inspirations! Cheers!

    Naomi Walters @ Chicora


Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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