July 15, 2011

Beachy Give-away!

The patriotic decor has been packed away and I've swapped out my fireplace mantle with my summer & beach accessories.

Let's take a closer look. Please forgive the lighting.

That's a picture of me and my Dad. Summer of 1970.

The wreath that hangs on our front door is made from shells that we collected from Lake Erie many years ago.

The half bath off the kitchen also has a beach theme that stays up year-round. With the long West MI winters, it helps to see a bit of summer while the snow is still on the ground.

I love this toddler sailor suit.
The beach image came from a children's book.

The cabinet is filled with vintage items from Mackinaw Island. The island is one of our favorite vacation destinations. We haven't visited since Josie came into our family and we're toying with the idea of sneaking in one last vacation in August before school starts up.

I haven't done a give-away since my birthday in May and I've decided to share a few store-bought and hand-made items.

I used one of my vintage blue bottles and added a sweet beach scene, ribbon and shell. I also took a jar, glued some string onto the lid and added some beach shells inside, the bingo card is covered with several whimsical items, while the shell picks and starfish candles are from World Market.

Entering is super easy! All you need to do is leave me a comment on this post. I'd love it if you were a follower, but there's no pressure. The girls will draw the winning name on Monday July 18th at 7pm (EST).
Good luck & have a splendid weekend!



Lee said...

You are always so generous with your giveaways!
Love the new beachy decorations. I don't remember that sailor suit-so cute!
Have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for sharing!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Love your summer mantle Kim. I read the Bobbsey Twin books when I was small so I love how you incorporated one of the books! Have a great weekend! The sun has been shining in these parts for several days straight:)

Sue said...

I love your style! Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you!

vivian said...

oh look at the summer sweets! Love your beachy decor! My patriotic stuff is still up along with my beachy stuff.. waiting for my floor to be finished this weekend and i'm painting in my living room... then maybe I can get back to playing with my deco toys!
was out til 2:45 this morning, and up at 7:30. As soon as I have a couple cups of tea I'll painting for a couple hours, then heading to the beach! alone!
have a great day

~~Carol~~ said...

I bet Josie would love to watch the boats go through the Soo Locks! I remember going there on vacations when I was little.
Such a fun giveaway, and I would just love to tuck that Summer Bingo card in amongst my summer decor!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Your mantle looks great...what a fun way to celebrate you vacation.(-:

My Vintage Mending said...

Kim...these are all so cute. We have always wanted to go to Mac Is. but were worried about the crowds. Just another lovely post. I need a full tour of the house to see every vintage nook and cranny...smiles...Renee

Janet said...

I just love the beach and LOVE all your beach decor! The vintage pail and shovel are so sweet!
What a wonderful giveaway! Everything would look great in our beach themed bathroom!

Cheryl G. said...

What fun!
Super cute beach stuff!
Please enter me too!

Heather said...

I just love all your beach decorations, but what really caught my eye was the photo of you and your dad! How very cute!

Pam said...

The Bobbsey Twins!!! I forgot about those books. I'm going to have to see if the library has those. Your vignettes are very cute. I love the one with the station wagon and trailer.

DearHelenHartman said...

The Bobbsey Twins book is the "awwwww" touch - just says summer. Love your decor. Can just imagine your home is such a bright reflection of your talent and personality.

Karin said...

So cute!! I heart Mackinac Island!! Searching your vintage beach pictures for some ideas for a newborn photo shoot I have coming up in Sept. Hmmmmm.....

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

I'm so jealous of your tin shovel and pail!

Never been to Mac Isle but would love to. My mom went and brought back a DVD for me to drool over. I drooled until I saw it in the winter time....then I was grateful for being on the mainland!

Courtney said...

Love all the beach themed stuff. That sailor suit is too cute!

Jodee said...

Love, love, love your beach mantle! It's perfect for summer!

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

How perfect is your mantle. I love your header too with the little travel trailer so cute!!

Anonymous said...

Kim love the new manle. the give away would go nice on ours. It reminds us of the lake and how we miss it this summer. Hoping we can go next week for the first time this summer. You are so creative. Love the Aunties

Melissa said...


I love your style! I've copied an idea or two from you.

Thanks for the giveaway!


Angela said...

Kim, I just LOVE the pic of you and your dad. That is just priceless. bobbsey twins book is awesome. The beach look definitely is looking fine!! You did a fabulous job.

Diann said...

How fun Kim! Please enter me! All your beachy accents are fun and happy!