5.18.2009

Life's a Beach~

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh... Maine was wonderful! One of our favorite places on Earth. Just wish we could have stayed longer. A lot longer.

In honor of the coast, I'm sharing this project which I admit was directly "borrowed" from one of my favorite blogs. Problem is, I didn't save the link, so I can't remember which one. If this project was on your blog, please don't be shy about letting me know so I can give you proper credit. (Edited to add: I've had two commenters who have mentioned that they saw this project at My Romantic Home. They're right! Here's the link. )




So simple, but so striking! I love the beachy feel. Just a little starfish, glued on some linen and framed up in a shabby frame. It makes me smile EVERY time I see it. And it took less than 5 minutes...seriously. Great Gift Alert...I gave one to my mother-in-law for Mother's day. She loved it too!



And remember this little beauty. My cutie-patootie niece. Hop over to my little sis' blog and check out some other darling photos of this sweetie and her uber-cute big sis taken by Holly's talented friend! They'll make you smile!


Have a great day~

32 comments:

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

The starfish in a frame makes me smile too. Very darling.

Betty Jo said...

Beautiful. I've got to try this as soon as I find just the right frame. I recently saw this done at Cindy's My Romantic Home blog. Perhaps that is where you saw it. ♥

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

It's a great way to have a little bit of the beach back home with you! I love the simplicity and the colors. Glad you had fun in Maine too!
Carrie

Ellen said...

The framed starfish is great. Love what I've seen of your blog so far... have a lot to catch up on!

Stephanie said...

Oh, I LOVE it!! It's perfect!

Holly said...

I adore the starfish in a frame. It is so cute and simple!! I am glad that you had such a great time. You needed the r&r!:)

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Your blog is always so sweet. Thanks for sharing the starfish and that sweet, sweet baby.

Charla

Kasey Hunt said...

simple and classy! It's really neat.

Ms. Tee said...

Love your starfish and so glad you had a great trip!

Jen r. said...

That is very cute and beachy! Jen

Pretty Organizer said...

Wendy girl, I'm envious of your trip to the coast as I sit here in 109 degree heat. So glad you had a chance to relax and enjoy creation. As a San Diego native, I'm partial to a good beach theme (and yes, they go great anywhere!) Beautiful way to frame nature!

~Carole said...

Gorgeous framed starfish. Your niece is adorable, too!

Tiffany said...

I just had an idea. What if you used sandpaper as the background? It would give it a little texture and color. Is that a bad idea or a good idea?!

Sandy Toes said...

Very pretty...did you see my Favorite Friday Blog?
sandy toe

Sarah said...

This is such a great way to capture a memory. I'm thinking of any momentos I might be able to "copy" the idea with.

Wishing I was going to the beach after seeing this!

duchess said...

I've been thinking about doing that project as well. Looks great.

Betsy said...

I saw that somewhere too but cannot remember. It looks great and I would LOVE to go to Maine someday! Sounds wonderful!

Kasey said...

aren't vacations fabulous?!!

Tiffany said...

I've never been to Maine but sounds like I should go someday! I am so inspired by you, Wendy. I have "borrowed" several of your amazing ideas! Thank you so much for sharing your decorating intelligence with the rest of us!

melissa said...

Welcome back! So glad to see that Nikon is back too. I love this project~simple, beautiful, so EASY!

Darlene said...

I LOVE that starfish framed! Gosh the beach sounds sooooo wonderful!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I love the starfish! so simple,so neat!
I think I saw it at " My romantic home" blog and loved it as well.

Great job.
Clara

LuLu said...

Simply perfect!
:) LuLu

Tiffany said...

Love that framed starfish and so won't my mother in law! Thanks for sharing.

Rambling Girl said...

Love it! The little one is adorable! Please share some July 4th crafts...I am in a swap and would love to see some of your ideas that are simple for a not so crafty lady...

Susie from Bienvenue said...

What a sweet idea! I just love starfish~

Antique Therapy said...

I put your link on my page yesterday, thanks for putting mine on yours as well !! Hope you are well!!

Keri

Jo said...

What fun ~ I may need to copy your idea and add it to our home since we live on the coast in Connecticut.

Thanks for sharing,
Jo

The Graves' House said...

love the little frame! i'll have to try this.

Shannon said...

Love this!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Thank you for the link! I love yours!!! You're right it would be a great gift idea! I didn't even think of that!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness, your niece is ADORABLE!