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Cherry Blossoms & a Sailboat

Pink blossoms & our Sailboat
Pink Cherry Blossoms are the quintessential springtime treat at our beach cottage. Liz and I filled several rooms with vases of the fragrant pink beauties to help brighten up the rainy days of late.

Though they don't last long, the blooms are real showstoppers anywhere they are placed as well as very fragrant.

We loved how the flowers looked alongside our new little sailboat (isn't it cute?).  We picked up this little cutie at a local store, Jack's Country Store, to be exact and just fell in love with it!

The colors of the sailboat fit in perfectly with our new kitchen (details coming soon, lots of finishing touches still happening) and we simply think the sails, which look like ticking, are divine.  We found a couple of other little coastal accents too, but we'll share those with you later :O)

Dig out those pruning shears and clip some branches of your favorite flowering tree for instant beauty in your beach home.


Pink Cherry Blossoms for our beach cottage vases.


Our kitchen windowsill filled with blossoms & a sailboat

The branches don't have to be perfect to be gorgeous! Let the natural curves of the branches drape over your vase for an interesting look.  Beach living is all about simple - not fussy!



It's kinda funny how excited us beach girls can get over a little wooden sailboat...but it really is adorable!




Spring break is over so Liz is on her way back to Seattle and the old man and I are finishing up our kitchen (and now dining room, how did that happen?).  We'll be blog hopping with Beverly at Pink Saturday, Show Off Your Cottage Monday, Blue Monday and Masterpiece Monday and these other blog parties - so come by and meet some new people. We hope you all have a lovely weekend.

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35 comments:

  1. A sail through Spring. I can't think of a better way to spend a day. I'm about to add you girls to my blog roll. Can't for the life of me think why it's taken me this long.

    I'd love you to take a peek over at DE today as I have my cute Beachy kiddo bedroom makeover story up.

    Have a great weekend gals
    Best Carolyn

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  2. What a lovely touch with the blossoms ... they make spring so welcomed. Glad you had such a lovely visit.

    Happy pink April lst ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

    GIVEAWAY ENDS 4/5

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  3. Loved seeing you cherry blossoms. I do not have any like that around here. Very pretty.

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  4. The little sailing vessel looks as through it could sail right through the cherry blossoms. It is a very soothing combination. I am so not describing how much this little vignette touches my heart. Makes me thinks of walking the beach on a foggy morning. I live on the Gulf Coast of Florida, about 3 miles from the beaches here. I walk our beaches at sunset and the beach on the other side of the state at sunrise when we visit there. Again, have no idea why cherry blossom make me think of fog, it is the combination, soft/gentle and "foggy" like, I guess. I really love this post. Happy PS

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  5. Those blossoms are so lovely and you could do Blue Monday with the sailboat too.

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  6. glad to see spring time is the northern hemisphere..enjoy. beautiful photos!
    thanks for stopping by my blog today!
    cheryl x

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  7. I am so looking forward to the cherry trees coming into bloom....I think in about three weeks we will be there, too!
    I love your sailboat with the sassy blue stripe sail....I bet it does make a perfect accent and I am anxious to see your kitchen reveal!
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Jil

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  8. Wonderful photograph of the boat and the pink flowers. HPS!
    Joyce M

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  9. Thank you for your sweet visit this evening! I came right over to say hello! I am envious of your pink cherry blossoms! It seems that everyone in my neighborhood has a blooming pink tree but me! I have been so tempted to pull a few branches off and hurry them into my house but my conscience is stopping me! Darn it!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda
    p.s. following you back!

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  10. lovely to meet you !
    thx for the visit, chat & follow at FHC ~
    Welcome! tea's always on ...
    and wouldn't cherrytea go o so well with your gorgeous cherryblossom branches? mmmm ~ yes!

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  11. Beautiful..beautiful... what else should I expect! Have a great weekend!
    Smiles~
    C

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  12. There is nothing like cherry blossom, I don't have room for a tree in my small garden but if I did it would be a cherry tree. Your blooms are lovely and look great with the little boat.

    Thank you for including me in your coastal design blog list :) x

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  13. Lovely spring cherry blossoms...love your post!
    Happy Day to you!
    Coralie

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  14. GORGEOUS Cherry Blossoms!!! They look perfect with your nifty sail boat! Thanks for visiting my blog! Happy PS
    Roselle

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  15. Ahhhhh I can smell them from here. Beautiful!

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  16. I love your sailboat as well. Stunning branches of cherry blooms. Have a wonderful weekend and take care.

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  17. Thank you for your comment earlier on my post. Lovely pink cherry blossoms, thank you for sharing with us. Happy weekend. Chloe P.

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  18. The cherry blossoms are so pretty. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  19. So beautiful! It's nice to see all the flowering trees, it's really spring now! I want to read more about your beachside adventures.

    Happy Pink Saturday!

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  20. While I don't miss San Diego much I do miss our sailboat ! Yours looks so cheerful next to the pink blossoms. Happy pink Saturday!

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  21. It is so pretty here and i love the Cherry blossoms! I am Pinkim from TrulySimplyPink
    and I am your newest follower..

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  22. I love Cherry Blossoms. I have never seen a real tree in person. I want to go to Washington DC in Cherry Blossom season one of these days!! Great photo.

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  23. I love cherry blossoms and the sail boat is lovely too.

    Carolyn

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  24. Love your blog, thanks for visiting mine.

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  25. Hey Sally Lee, thanks for stopping by...You know I could have sworn I was already following you...I was shocked to find I wasn't and corrected that right away...lol...Pinkim

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  26. Love the pink flowers and the sailboat is perfect!

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  27. I love your cherry blossoms...and that sweet sail boat, too! Our trees are just now starting to bloom in KC,MO. We've had really cold weather, but TODAY, with the help of very strong (almost too strong) we're gonna be in the 80s. Of course, that sets us up for storms tonight the weather folks say. SO, I'm kinda glad our little trees are late blooming cuz the storms would ruin them! I'll just enjoy your photos til our trees start to show off for us!

    Have a great weekend....and Happy Pink Saturday! dana

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  28. Ooops...left out the word "winds" as in "with the help of very strong WINDS" . I need to be better at proofing BEFORE I hit "post"! ;) dana again

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  29. LOVE the cherry blossoms and sailboat. Your blog is so cheery and fun, i am following along. :)

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  30. I love the sailboat and cherry blossoms, they look so beautiful!! It is funny how exciting we can get over a little boat! ;) I found a sailboat print at Michaels the other day and about jumped for joy! :)

    I hope you have a wonderful week and I can't wait to see the kitchen! :)

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  31. Magnificent blossoms and if they are from your tree...LUCKY you! Happy Pink Saturday (even though it's sunday...lol)
    Licks & Wags, Niki

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  32. Beautiful shots. Happy Blue Monday.

    Mine's here.

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  33. Simply gorgeous pictures! Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Lovely blooms!

    Please come take a look at my entry, thank you!

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  35. Your did a really great job! Thank you sharing it with Masterpiece Monday. Have a great week, Mary :O)

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