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Charming Inspirations

Charm: The power or quality of pleasing or delighting; attractiveness.

As I've grown older I've come to appreciate the little things in life. I'm easily charmed by what others may consider to be quaint and simple...and completely humbled by the creativity of others. Charm and the coastal lifestyle go hand in hand. Each piece in your home or seaside retreat should be pleasing to you...a feeling of delight often overcomes me while perusing the treasures collected over the years.

Chic Provence recently created this fabulous wedding centerpiece for an outdoor wedding. "The centerpiece is a simple and elegant arrangement of vintage bottles on a footed silver tray with a different flower stem in each..very effective, charming and doesn't cost the earth!" As you can see from this gorgeous display, sometimes simple and charming is all that is needed.

Chic Provence Centerpiece

Beautiful wedding table setting by Chic Provence

A vintage botanical book of wild flowers combined with an old paned window create a truly charming and awe-inspiring piece. Debra of Common Ground carefully removed the old pages (probably from the 1940's) and gently taped them in place. Adding some Queen Ann's Lace & Black Eyed Susan's to a nostalgic watering can makes for a picture perfect display!

Vintage Botanical Window with charming accessories ~ Common Ground

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures created a truly unique and charming display of seashells from the family vacation in Florida. Vacation rub-on transfers combined with glass jars, a weathered wood case make for a charming display full of cherished memories.


A charmingly perfect seashell display by Tracy's Trinkets & Treasures

A glass bowl filled with water, candles and orange Gerbera's delights me to no end. The old folding chair adds to the beachy charm of my room.

Celebrating the Coastal Lifestyle

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  1. Ohhhhh I love the sea shell with the words on it! I think I need those so I can remind my self to indeed relax.

    stopping by from New Friend Fridays at The Girl Creative or The Trendy Treehouse.

  2. Sally Lee,

    What a nice cheery, uplifting blog!

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  3. Happy Friday! I'm following you via Social Parade! Please stop by to see me! Your blog is very beautiful!

  4. Very charming =) love the sea shells too.

  5. Once again you have given me a great idea! I love the jar of sea shells. I think I am going to put one on my buffet. I'm hoping that I will keep getting more inspiration from you, and then I will have a beachy/cottagey living room and dinning room! Thanks so much!!!

  6. New follower from Social Parade. I hope you can stop in and see me at

  7. Sea Shell Smiles!
    This is a friday's favorite for sure :-)

  8. Hi! I've hopped here by way of New Friend Friday at The Girl Creative. :> Love those orange Gerber daisies dancing with the candles...made me smile! :>

  9. I love the sea shells - the transfer lettering makes them look modern. Thanks for sharing your finds with us.

    I hope you have an enjoyable weekend.
    My best-Diane

  10. I love the glass jar filled with sea shells! I love rub-ons but never thought to use them like that! What a great idea!

    I can understand about finding joy in the simple things in life, it does seem that the older I get the simple things mean more to me!

    Have a relaxing weekend!

  11. Beautiful! I love Beachy things. Those are so lovely!
    Happy Social parade! Come follow me back and say hi :)

  12. Happy Saturday! I see lots of new and old friends ~ thanks to every one from dropping by and leaving a comment...I'll be poppin' by your blogs this weekend. Have a beachy day!

    Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea

  13. You have a beautiful selection of sea shells.


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