Saturday, April 26, 2014

An Attempt to Create a Beach View

I'm still dreaming.

In between gasps of breath 
and nursing muscle spasms, 
I pulled together something to make 
me closer to my dream location.

I changed my faux mantle up a bit.

This is an attempt to create a beach view.

I added some rope and a star fish to my wreath.
I may change the bow later, 
but for now this works.

When I'm at the beach, 
I don't need to remind myself to relax.

But I'm not at the beach.

I added the shells that I had collected over the years
and the favorite photo of my daughter and myself.
I also added rope to the large Ball jar.

Books and a cake plate are great for adding 
height to a vignette.

These two books are my two favorites.

Shells, shells and more shells
from early mornings walks on the beach.

Does anyone remember the story behind the sand dollar?


We did beach photos at Hilton Head 
when our Connor-man was 6 months old.
This is a favorite of him and his Grandy.

This is a closer view of the starfish 
that was attached with rope.

And a closer view of the rope around the jar.  

I can breathe now without 
spasm hiccups.

When I need to remind myself to relax, 
I'll look at my view.

Blessings upon Blessings, 



  1. It's looking pretty beachy keen at your house, Bonnie. I love all the touches your have brought in to make it feel like a beach summer home. It all looks great! xo Diana

  2. Bonnie, I do hope your muscles spasms disappear soon. Just keep dreaming of the beach. Bonnie

  3. You have certainly created a peaceful and coastal feel to your mantle and home. Wishing you good health

  4. OH so beautiful, Bonnie! I love the look. The beach is my favorite place too!!

  5. I like your arrangement, love the beach too and we don't get there as often as I would like-muscle spasms are no fun I hope they disappear soon.

  6. It does look beachy! We were at a beach near HIlton Head when we were down south a couple of weeks ago....beautiful!
    hope you feel better soon.

  7. Bonnie, I like the beach décor. I hope you can get some relief form your hiccups. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  8. Your mantle is looking very much like a white sandy beach!

  9. As a beach lover, I feel you can never go wrong showcasing shells and beach tidbits.

  10. Bonnie you are so cute. I remember the sand dollar story.
    I just hear a new to (me) story about the Red Bud Tree. They called it a Judas Tree.

  11. Your decorations are looking Beachy Keen! *grin* Take a deep breath and relax. Let Jesus be in control. God bless. ~:)

  12. Bonnie, dear sweet and I have very similar tastes. I have a beach scene in the living room leaded glass window. LOL--THANKS FOR THE SMILES. Love this post. Blessings

  13. Dear Bonnie, So glad the hiccups has left you, what the heck...
    Your mantel is lovely and a very creative way to think beach!
    If I had the dough, I would pick you up and we could all go together!
    In Heaven, we get beach front homes for all who want one!
    Love Ya Roxy


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