First stop is to Beach Grass Cottage (don't you just love their name?). Shari Curtiss, owner and artist of Beach Grass Cottage, is a self-proclaimed beach girl and shore lover! "It probably started growing up on a lake in Michigan, being less than a hours drive to the pristine beaches of Lake Michigan. Lots of trips to the beach with friends!" I instantly drooled over this fabulous handmade votive candle holder made of barn wood. Autumn and candlelight just go together and by throwing seashells and rustic barn wood into the mix makes for a truly delightful centerpiece.
|Seashell Votive Candle Holder|
Starfish home decor, or beach wedding pew bows? You decide!! These fabulous starfish and raffia garlands can make any place look beachy and windblown! They are available in your choice of white knobby, white finger starfish, brown knobby, or brown sugar starfish....I'm thinking about white finger starfish and using them for curtain tie-backs!?!
|Starfish & Raffia Bows|
Autumn days mean less sunlight so adding some beautifully illuminated seashell nightlights to your house will make it easy to get around, especially if your eyes are getting old and out of focus like mine ;o)
|Seashell Night Light|
|White Starfish Stacking Box ~ Set of 3|
Ready for our next stop? I sure am! Let's continue our journey to cottage, a coastal store.
Owners, Kim & Joe, started cottage because of their own draw to the coast and the difficulty they had locating unique furniture; weathered, distressed colorful pieces and beach accents for their home. I was first drawn to this unique You Are My Sunshine My Lovely Sunshine block set....it reminds me of days gone by. There are five different quotes that can be alternated. Set will be available in mid-Fall so check back for availability. (I think they are going to sell fast!)
|You Are My Sunshine Block Set|
Gorgeous is the first word that comes to mind when I saw this Hand Quilted & Embroidery Silk Jacquard Coverlet & Throw. The combination of coffee and ocean blue coloration makes for a dynamic presence in any room...and perfect for Fall & Winter guest rooms.
Okay, if you know me then you won't be surprised that I picked out a whimsical quote sign to share with you...I just love quotes on anything and everything! This Life is Very Short sign is handcrafted by Sugarboo Designs; which is a working studio. Their pieces are custom made for you!
|This Life is Short Sign|
|Rustic - Coral with Red and Chocolate Pillow|
Don't forget the kitchen when decorating! Add some spice with this Double Seashore kitchen towel, tea towel or dish towel. Seahorse design is shown in marigold (which I love!) and is hand printed with water based, non-toxic ink. Navy seahorse is also available...
|Double Seahorse Kitchen Towel|
Now that I've got my wish list for the majority of the house, I'm feeling like I need some jewelry! You?
Beach Glass Shop is owned by jewelry artist, Beth Lampe Martin, who spends the summer months walking the beaches of Lake Erie. Each piece of jewelry is made from authentic beach glass and has been tumbled by the sand, waves and rocks of the Great Lake. Lake Erie is the shallowest of all of the Great Lakes and gives us some of the best tumbled beach glass in the world!
I love, love, love this Beach Glass Earrings and Necklace set! I'm always a sucker for starfish and it is just all the more wonderful when combined with these beautiful pieces of sea glass...The beach glass necklace is Kelly green, has been wire wrapped into a small "cage" and dangles from an 18" sterling silver necklace. Beautiful!
|Beach Glass Earring & Necklace Set|
So it's actually not "jewelry" however this Eat, Pray, Love key fob is fabulous!! I love the copper combined with the different sea glass colors. Wouldn't it be cute clipped on a little handbag?
|Eat, Pray, Love Key Fob|
I've always loved bracelets and this Beach Glass Bracelet is simply divine... It is made with silver charm chain with five pieces of beach glass dangling to make a real fashion statement. Perfect for my Autumn outfits!
|Beach Glass Bracelet|
This pair of Brown & White Beach Glass earrings are the perfect accessory for Fall and they are exquisite! A perfect piece of frosted brown and white beach glass is embellished with sterling silver components.
|Brown & White Seaglass Earrings|
Now that I'm bedazzled with beautiful sea glass jewelry let's stop by one last coastal decor store...Caron's Beach House, to be exact! Caron's was created as a way to share her passion for a creative and distinctive coastal lifestyle.
This gorgeous sepia toned Coastal Collection photograph is by New Jersey photographer, Susan Fairgrieve and named Moonsnail II. Caron offers a wide selection of Ms. Fairgrieve's collection - each is printed on gallery wrapped canvas which adds a dramatic effect to any beach house room. A beautiful selection of matching stationary also available.
I was so excited to find this lantern; which is perfect for early Fall parties on the deck. This natural reed and bamboo seaside lantern offers a collapsible handle and includes a glass hurricane insert. Simply charming!
|Reed & Bamboo Candle Lantern|
This is a must have entertaining accessory in my book! This very large sea shell shaped serving bowl is hand painted but still microwave, dishwasher and oven safe. The Beachcomber Giant Clam Serving Bowl is a slight oval shape and has a small orange starfish accent.
|Beachcomber Giant Clam Serving Bowl|
What a fun punch of color! These fabulous Sea Stars Beach House Pillows are each hand painted and super easy to clean...pillows may be spot cleaned, hose cleaned, spit cleaned or gently washed. They are guaranteed to look fabulous on your deck, patio, sofa, bed, new speedboat, chair or sea grass mat.
|Sea Stars Beach House Pillows|
Wow, I'm exhausted, but that was a lot of fun! I hope you enjoyed my Fall selections and found something that you ♥love♥ just as much as I do.