We didn't make it to the beach last week, although we thought we might get down there. It just didn't work out. We started scraping, sanding and painting the trim on the outside of our house and ran out of week before we ran out of work :-) That doesn't stop us from "Putting on the beach" around here though. The little photos above were made out of some flash cards I have from my homeschooling supply.
I was given some teal/turquoise leather couches a couple of years ago. Almost new, and in great shape, so I couldn't turn them down. I've been trying to decorate around them ever since! The pillows change with the seasons.This is our simple little living room.
I tried to get a photo of the picture over our couch, but it just wouldn't turn out too well. Here it is anyway.
Here's a few views of my mantel. This is how we bring the beach to the desert :-)
Some little seashells added to some twigs and thrown in a vase.
The beach I grew up playing at made from an old postcard (Manhattan Beach, CA), and our family when they were all a little younger :-)
I hope you're all having a wonderful week.