Friday, April 22, 2016

Anchors' Aweigh Nautical Decorating!

Not sure if I mentioned that I am a Navy Mom... and this Navy Mom is missing her sailor.  Alex called last week from the Seychelles - after having maybe one too many rum drinks - lol!  He's having a blast doing the "world" tour aboard the USS Harpers Ferry, LSD-49; visiting Hawaii, Hong Kong, the Seychelles and many more ports of call to come.

Not sure where Alex is this week, or next - some where in the Indian Ocean?  He did send me a Facebook note this week, requesting that I do not send any more chocolate.  Apparently,  the ship is underway somewhere in a hot climate and the chocolate melts all over everything else in the care-package boxes. Oops.
Here are my favorite men, enjoying our fabulous Half Moon Bay weather this past January when Alex came up for a quick visit before the ship left San Diego.

I am SO proud of Alex and so proud of the person that he's becoming. Toasting his success this week with his pre-deployment gift of Bulleit Bourbon to Tom.  Cheers to the the US Navy!

And because it's spring on our coast and we can finally start living outside again, I decided to change up the colors on our deck and add some nautical touches with a few new indoor-outdoor pillows from our store! Loving the fun bright yellow, navy blue and aqua combo for this spring.

Create our look at your home too!

Anchorage Whiskey Glasses.  Etched with rope and anchor motif, perfect size for sipping whiskey, scotch or a fancy cocktail!

Yellow and White Collection of Anchors Pillow.  Way too fun!  Available in more colors and 3 sizes.

Marina Aqua and Navy Anchor Pillow

Marina Aqua and Navy Anchor Lumbar Pillow

Have a wonderful Earth Day weekend-

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Patio Perfection - Fun Outdoor Dinnerware

Look for our Caron's Beach House products in the April-May2016  issue of Cottage and Bungalows Magazine! This new issue contains so many fun, inspiring ideas for refreshing your home for spring, including the fun article on pages 28 – 31 “Patio Perfection”,  by Lindsey Stepes and Elizabeth Pardo, produced by Jickie Torres.

Chock full outdoor living ideas, including our wonderful,  “nested” acrylic teal green wine glasses! Super durable, affordable and unbreakable for spring and summer wine tasting beside the sea!

I don't know about you all, but we are so ready to start spring and summer living on our deck, Our fave spot to catch a Pacific Ocean sunset, while catching up with each other. Now, to decide on some new fun indoor-outdoor dinnerware.  We have so many new collections to choose from, it's going to be a tough choice!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Sea Turtle Love from Kim Rody

We are awed by Kim Rody's undersea whimsical art, but her Sea Turtles depicted on her dinnerware is simply magical.  The details and colors that she captures on each piece is really special.

 Enjoy Kim's guest blog post with a little bit of her love of the Sea Turtle!

Kim's Canvas Art - Brenda's Sea Turtle
The Beloved Sea Turtle
From leatherbacks to loggerheads, six of the seven species of sea turtles are threatened or endangered at the hand of humans according to Survival is harder as they face  many more dangers than ever in their wide area ocean migrations and daily life on the reef — including accidental capture and entanglement in fishing gear, the loss of nesting and feeding sites to coastal development, poaching, and ocean pollution, particularly plastic. 

These creatures are well-adapted to the ocean,  though they require air to survive. Their size varies greatly, depending upon the species, from the small Kemp’s Ridley, which weighs between 80–100 pounds, to the enormous Leatherback, which can weigh more than 1,000 pounds.  After living six months in the Bahamas, I was thrilled when they placed a ban on hunting sea turtles, both for tourists and for local Bahamians.  
(Kim's Canvas Art)
While diving and capturing photo images for my paintings, I run across a turtle or two practically every time I’m in the water.  A community of young turtles thrive in our little harbor where we live in what they call Fry’s Mangrove on Elbow Cay in the Abacos.  Occasionally, they overcome their fear and approach me underwater, curious and enthralling. 

Kim's Canvas Art - Contact us for details!
I strive to share the beautiful, but ever-deteriorating ocean reef along with its gorgeous inhabitants to both those who never have been below the surface of the sea, as well as those addicted to diving vacations.  Even during my lifetime, having grown up in Miami, I have seen entire reefs destroyed by pollution, reckless boating and over-fishing, along with the hundreds of thousands of sea creatures who used to thrive there.
 What can I do to educate and inspire people to protect those reefs we have left?  I chose to recreate that sea life on canvas and then to extend that art onto restaurant quality dinnerware infused with the mysterious and incredible sea turtle.


For all of Kim's Dinnerware pieces, (including many sea turtles!)  check here - Dishes with Fishes


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