Chicken Update!

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Stevie Nicks!

Just a quick update on my chickens!  After a long winter, the girls are happy to be clucking around the yard pecking on the new blades of grass, digging in the mulch for worms and bugs and chasing Olivia my dog!  Egg production has been ‘egg’cellent!  I am quite pleased  with my decision a year ago to start raising chickens by the sea! Here’s a few pics of my girls in their coop and around the yard!

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Olivia keeping an eye on the ‘Girls’

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Eggs! Eggs! Eggs!

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Charlotte & Scarlet O’Hara

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Captain’s Quarters

When thinking about decorating your nautically inspired home, do not forget your bedroom!   There are so many great ways to keep your bedroom a comfortable, peaceful &  tranquil environment while still keeping with a coastal nautical theme and not going ‘overboard ‘.  I have found some beautiful bedrooms to share with you and perhaps inspire you to create your perfect Captain’s Quarters!

 

Navigation Charts!

A navigation chart is a map designed and used primarily for navigation. A nautical chart includes the information used by the marine navigator, including latitude and longitude scales, topographical features, navigation aids such a lighthouses and radio beacons, magnetic information, indications of reefs and shoals, water depth, and warning notices.  This information allows both plotting and a safe course and checking progress while sailing or boating.

If you love nautical decor like I do, you can turn these charts into beautiful wall art in your home like I have.  Charts are easily accessible in any marine supply store.  Once you have selected your favorite port of call, the next step is easy: deciding how to use it.

I have a large chart of Long Island framed hanging in my home.  I love it because when guests come I can show them exactly where they are.  It is a great point of reference.  Happy plotting!

 

Something Extra: While you search for the perfect chart of your “one particular harbor,” enjoy listening to this classic Jimmy Buffett tune!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSC9lFDbFxk

Seaside Rugs!

Whether you live by the shore or are inland, your home can reflect the love of all things nautical.  An easy update for any room is a new rug.  Big or small, solids or stripes, cotton or braided – there are so many nautical and sea inspired rug themes to add the nautical touch you may be looking for.  I generally do not like to cover a beautiful hardwood or tile floor, but the right size rug will anchor your room design.  There are so many areas to use  beautiful and fun nautical rugs so let your inner designer come out!  Remember, your feet need someplace to wipe the sand off!!!!

 

Feeling Pink’ish

Pink is not for baby nurseries anymore!  I am excited about my newest home decor project that has brought pink decor to a new level!  Deciding on colors for any room in your home can be a daunting task, but I can tell you that bringing in pink has been the best decision I have made for this new Florida home I am working on!  It all started in Hildreth’s in Southampton when I spotted this pinkish colored couch with aqua piping.  I knew at that very moment that the color scheme for the Florida house would be pink and aqua.

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Since that initial find, I am surprised how easy it is to find all things wonderful that are pink to add to the decor of this house.  I am a big fan of Homegoods and have found quite a few pink accessories there to complete the look including pink buoys!

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I purchased giant conch shells at a local surf shop that have a beautiful hue of pink.  This makes a great accent piece on a coffee table, book shelf  or window sill.

Here are some inspirational pictures that make decorating with pink so much fun!