Recently, after a good clean up of the pollen-smothered gazebo, I decided to organize the potting shed. Found my two large white ceramic shell bowls purchased years ago, and my shell collection from the beaches of North Carolina - plus a few really lovely ones from some far off exotic island, found in a shell shop! Decided it was time to bring them out of hibernation in readiness for Summer. Yes, another season will be here before we know it!
I found the pretty shell encrusted tureen at a church thrift shop a few weeks ago - it has a crack but that's OK because I won't be putting soup in it! It was only $8 which I think was a fabulous bargain.
Heaven's a little closer........
In a house........
...........By the sea.
I popped into the same thrift shop at the weekend. Found these three vintage tile coasters. The illustrations and beautiful writing were worth so much more than the 25 cents each price tag.......perfect for my table.
If my dreams could all come true ~~~
Paradise would be ~~~
~~ In a little bungalow ~~~
Somewhere by the sea.
I grew up by the sea and really miss being able to get to the beach without the two hour drive. I'll be on the New England coast during our annual July vacation trip - then down to the North Carolina coast in the Autumn when it's cooler. Meanwhile, a bit of beachy feeling is here in my back garden!
A BREATH OF FRESH AIR is a fresh version of my former three year blog ACROSS THE POND which can still be accessed by clicking on the title above.
I'm a transplanted Brit enjoying life in North Carolina. 51 years journeying back and forth across the wide Atlantic Ocean have kept me busy.......and made my life very interesting! I'm still traveling often and look forward to sharing new places around the world.
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