RE-DECOR-ATE re [synonym] décor [furnishing;decoration of a room] ate [what I did while scavenger hunting]
After two weeks of being on-the-move, I’ve decided to try and focus on my home. Laundry piled up after a trip to visit family, swim meets, a birthday party, lake fun, puppy get-togethers and saying goodbye to our college daughter – again. [she headed back to NC for the remainder of summer]
Another trip is staring at me as I sit here typing. My McKenzie*Childs desk calendar indicates we have another lake trip and late summer beach trip waiting. And then there is Labor Day! I can’t bear to see summer slip out of my hands. With all the unpacking and laundry that needs my attention…..so does my cozy townhome. LeeAnn and I have been discussing [since her move to VA Beach] that our décor has taken a huge leap back in time. Her mother was a collector of seashells. Some were as large as my hand while others were as tiny as a speck of salt. Beautiful shiny shells. LeeAnn and I have always enjoyed beachy stuff – and we both have always gone in sync with decorating. Country > Shabby > Beach Cottage.
As much as I still love my French Market design in the kitchen and dining room, my plan is to revamp our family room and the girls bathroom with a touch of beach cottage. I love the idea of taking all the natural soft colors from the sand, shells, sun and water and blending them together to create a comfortable and inviting living space. Football Superstar has braced himself for another “construction zone”. After all these years, he’s become accustom to changes with décor and my hair. [wink]
Apple and I ran a few errands…but we had plenty of time to go on a scavenger hunt. Todays hunt….baskets. And not just baskets…but huge, boxy-shaped, oversized baskets. We lucked out and found one [$5] at a vintage shop downtown Leesburg. The Cottage had a huge sale on nautical décor, beach items and very cool shabby beach signs. [note to self – must return before the end of the week]
During our search, I found a whitewashed vintage [sturdy and perfect] wicker book shelf for Apple’s room.
Apple and I jumped on Pinterest so we could find my latest pins. I forgot how many shabby-beachy-vintage décor items I found and pinned. With the gazillion sea shells Apple has collected over the years – she was inspired to create a sea shell bunting for her room. I love that my youngest enjoys creating as much as I do! Between the three of us….her room should be pretty amazing! Thanks Auntie LeeAnn! xoxox
As I plan my re-décor-ate, I promise to post a follow up on what other bargains we find. I so enjoy a scavenger hunt! Makes me want to dance! But not the Pennsylvania Polka….I haven’t a clue what it is.
Oh, and as for the “ate” part….Shoes Cup and Cork had an amazing Dirty Chai “ice cream”! nom,nom,nom!
Shoes Cup and Cork
17 N. King Street – Leesburg VA