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{Romantic Beach Cottage} Favorite Five Finds

You may be wondering what Romantic Beach Cottage is.... in my mind it consists of vintage pieces with history; beautifully embellished classics; cottage flowers and vintage-reproductions which all combine together in a lovely and eclectic way. Romantic doesn't always have to be about ruffles and lace, although that is also a beautiful look. We hope you enjoy this week's finds!

Much of the beach house’s allure is in its reflection of a simpler way of life, a pared-down existence where the breeze is the housekeeper, the furnishings don’t mind a damp swimsuit, and the most precious treasures are seashells and memories. ~ Mary Emmerling
ONE: Antique European Grain Sack Table Runner ~ This piece was hand woven back in the 1800s and is approximately 90 3/4" long and 21" wide.  This gorgeous vintage piece comes with free ground shipping to anywhere in the continental United States.

Vintage European Table Runner

TWO: A sparkling Nautilus Shell encrusted with Swarovski crystals will add brilliance to your cottage's decor. This seashell shimmers beautifully in the light and may also be purchased as part of a set.

Polished Nautilus Seashell encrusted with crystals

THREE: Life-like hydrangeas and other permanent botanicals are perfect for your romantic beach cottage's decor. Lux-Art Silks International is the designer's resource for unmatched style, realism and elegance in permanent botanicals. For more than 40 years Lux-Art has lead the industry with the finest hand crafted quality and botanical accuracy by traveling the world to find the best materials and most inspiring ideas.

Life-like Hydrangeas
FOUR: Gift from the Sea, Hardcover ~ The modern day classic by Anne Morrow Lindbergh about finding life’s balance. Written in 1955 during a brief seaside vacation, this is a timeless inspirational read and an essential book for every romantic beach house bookcase. Hardcover, 132 pages. 

Gift from the Sea in Hardcover
FIVE: Fruit Crate Pillows ~ Painstakingly selected vintage images are printed on high quality, soft 7 oz cotton duck fabric. Each pillow is backed and piped in traditional inspired dark blue cotton ticking. Countless vintage images and themes are available or e-mail your own image, and they'll print it on a pillow for an heirloom quality gift. 

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  1. It looks like all the things I love to have in my home :-)
    I hope you're having a nice, relaxing weekend.

  2. I just found you & LOVE what I am seeing! I am a beach/ocean LOVER! I tell all my friends in California that I am a LAND LOCKED MERMAID here in Texas! I get out as often as possible! And we just got a 5th wheel to make that easier! And I am decorating the bedroom in beach! I can't wait! LOVE LOVE LOVE your site!

  3. The heron pillow is wonderful. It's just the right pop of color.

  4. I LOVE the "Gift from the Sea" book and have it on the nite stand in the guest room for my guests to enjoy.

  5. That is such a fun pillow. I love that idea!

  6. I would love to have one of each please! Gorgeous finds!

  7. Hello dear! Your finds are fabulous, I love that shell..bling!! :) Those hydrangeas are gorgeous and do look very real and I need to get the book as well, I have heard very good things about it.

    I hope you had a great weekend!!!

  8. I LOVE Gift from the Sea...I discovered that book in my late teens and consider it a Beach Bible...beautiful thoughts and reflections (plus Anne and I both went to the same college, so I have to love her! --- er- different years, of course!)

    Thanks for sharing--

    Linda (aka Beachside Cottage)

  9. my copy of "Gift from the Sea" is so worn out. Every time I am feeling a little stressed, I pull it out searching for a little nugget of inspiration. Always works!



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