Home by the Sea

Home by the Sea
'our beach'

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Easter Update

Mr P and I had a lovely pre-Easter week at homebythesea, Nellie enjoyed it as well and spent many hours sleeping, I think the sea air gets to her.

The weather was good so we were able to catch up on some gardening jobs, I promise my next blog will be a before and after on the garden so you can how much we have actually done.  The shed has gone from brown to green and is now a nice nautical grey based on this lovely find on a beach walk

I love this one but thought a bit too much for a garden shed! but very very nice,

 I decorated the dresser for Easter,

Adding some knitted eggs,

                                                               eggs and clay tags

eggs in egg cups,

eggs and glass bottles

and the egg tree

We ended Easter in Stratford Upon Avon, enjoying some family time with the other Philips' crew, the weather wasn't so good but we still had fun.
Enjoying lovely food

some history, at Shakespeare's birth place

views along the river Avon

some boating fun 

with the gang.

Hope you all had a good Easter break whatever you did..

Happy Days,  Pauline x

Sunday, 1 April 2012

A mirror or two/spring flowers

Mr P and I are spending a few days at our homebythesea, with Nellie of course.

Whilst typing this I am becoming intoxicated with the scent from these hyacinths.

The weather in West Sussex has been glorious today, we had our first BBQ of the season; hopefully many more to follow.

Mr P and I have been working hard in the garden which is now beginning to take shape.  The dreaded leylandii have been removed and new beds have been created.  Mr P has laid decking and patios and we've painted the shed, twice.  The first time it was dark green and we have now decided on grey which is more in keeping with the coastal look we are trying to create.

I love spring flowers and I also love white jugs and glass bottles, they go so well together, like these grape hyacinths that are growing in abundant at the moment.

how about the snowdrops

or the daffodils

decorating with flowers and coastal accessories

like a shell 

or a clay tag.

If you like taking photos I think you will love Instagram, although only available on iphone.  This month I am taking part in photoaday, details at www.fatmumslim.com.au  Today's prompt was 'your reflection' which also prompted me to take some photos of the mirrors here.

I like these art deco style mirrors so much that I couldn't decide which one to use, so I hung all three !

The mirror over the fireplace which was a charity shop find and originally dark brown, Mr P painted it my favourite colour, F&B white and along with more coastal accessories its here

the heart shaped mirror was a present from a favourite house guest

accessorised with a heart shaped clay tag, do you like ?

or a scented candle,

another with glass bottle and shells

and just one here because there was no where else it hang it ,

and with a colour other than white,

and the small one on the door which is also decorated coastal style

hearts and shells. 

If you like seeing a taste of our home by the sea please follow me.  There is plenty more to come including my take on Easter decorating coastal style.

Happy Days 

Pauline x