Are you guys head over heels for the coastal theme during the summer?  I don’t have a lot of coastal decor.  One starfish, a glass fishing float, (faux) and a collection of shells from my littles.  The relaxation of that theme…soothes me though.  I don’t have my shells sitting out yet.  Usually I have a bowl sitting around somewhere.  I need to dig those out.  Oh wait, I do have a sign that says BEACH on our back door.  Pretty simple.  You know me, I love simple.

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There have been times over the past that I piled a ton of stuff on our mantle.  Then I take it back off.  Simple just calls my name.  I admire other people’s collections…but it just doesn’t work for me.  That is the great thing.  We can all appreciate each other’s style.

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I love to pair woven, summery, baskets with coastal.  The tray basket is actually from Ebay but it’s a Pottery Barn basket.  I love it.  When it came, I was so excited.  It was way bigger than I even imagined.  I love the color of it paired with the light and airy items.  It seems to give a good balance.  When something seems wonky and off balance, I pick at it, move it, and preen it, until it looks right.

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Now that is bugging me.  I’m not sure where I put my shells.  😉  I will be searching high and low.  Don’t you hate that?  Deep breaths Kel…deep breaths.

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I hope that you have enjoyed our little coastal mantle.  It’s refreshing to me.  Not too complicated and it sports a turquoise Ball jar.  Right up my alley.  On a little side note…I spent a big part of the morning in the company of the piano tuner.  What an interesting job.  Now our daughter is good to go.  God’s blessings, well…they make us rich and they add absolutely no sorrow.

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Love from the coastal farmhouse,

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