Thursday, April 29, 2010

Beach House Style for the Apartment (mine, that is!)

Well, the apartment is taking shape, but  not anywhere close to being finished. I decided that I had to show you all some of the progress I am making.....

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a great store in Half Moon Bay called Abode, they carry way cool simple natural items, including quite a few local artisan hand-crafted interesting things.  Here's a few pics from the store!

Do you recognize the rocks?  I bought two out of this bowl - "I Love You" and the "Happiness" rock.  
Way too cute!

Could not resist these!  Alphabet Soup Letters, a bargain at only $6.00 each, all hand painted and stenciled on reclaimed pieces of plywood. Want to see what I did with mine?

Of course, I had to buy a C for Caron, and a T for Tom!  Like my pink seahorses and tropical fish? 

Found this sea shell and coral bright shower curtain at that DANGEROUS store, T.J. Maxx.  Trying to combine my stuff with Tom's stuff - quite a challenge, this shower curtain helped bring all of the combined towel colors together.

Another T.J. Maxx find - Tom had a good laugh, he thought it was pretty funny that the sign is pointing into San Francisco, and not towards the beach, I thought it was pretty clever to have it point into the shower. Duh! 

My little corner... I am hoping to have the starfish back on my website soon.  Our manufacturer has been out of stock for the longest time! (Candles purchased at Beach House Style last summer)

 Here's another cute recycled shell that would look great with  candles too - our small scallop bowls ($6.95) - here's a direct link!,-coastal-decorating,/Detail

(Sorry, had to throw in a little shameless self-promotion!)

Like I said, the apartment is a work in progress, but I am sure having fun discovering new stores and treasures here in the Bay Area!  Have a great Thursday and a great weekend - 


Privet and Holly said...

Yay! Let us know when the starfish come back in. I looked at them while I was out of town and when I came home and decided which color I wanted, they were gone....You have some great finds, here, and they all work well together! I have a TJ Maxx date with a friend a week from tomorrow. It is fun to go with a girl friend and bounce ideas off one another. We're starting with coffee so our engines will be primed and ready to go! Hope you are enjoying a lovely week in SF! xx P&H

Everything Coastal said...

P&H - the marine blue and sea green starfish are still available. The one in the blog photo is one that we used to carry in our store and online. I am having a great week - one of my best buddies is flying in tomorrow from Seattle to come play in the city!

Arabella said...

OMG! I luv, luv, luv TJ Maxx!! It is so darn dangerous and I see that you found some adorable items on your trip. The shower curtain is really cute and I want that beach sign...pointing to the bathroom? Make sense to me! LOL!


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Erin | Bygone Living said...

Such lovely things! Looks like your apartment is turning out beautiful ♥

sealaura said...

your place looks so cute. I have been at my villa for a year and I am still fluffing, I don't think I'll ever finish! :) good thing it is so much fun to beachify!

Simple Daisy said...

Cute..Cute...and more Cute!!!
I love it all:)

{oc cottage} said...

Oh what cute finds!

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