Summer Stripes ~

Around our house, summer decorating

comes in waves. Today, it’s the

family room sideboard bar

   getting the

summer treatment. This time of year,

I find myself drawn to the

nautical  side.

 I fell in love

with this runner &

tea towel collection, with the crisp

navy, white & gold stripes.. found


Bubble glass, says summer to me too…

And I gotta have

sea creatures and a mix

of silver and


 In fact come summer,

I pull every rattan

piece we own…out of the cupboards and

 put them on display! Out

come all of the seashells too…

 and sea


love  sea fans.

Family seaside photos add

 a personal touch.

(Isn’t my sister, Carol,

cute in her two-piece!)

For convenience,

parked by the door, our

vintage French 

oyster basket is loaded with

summer essentials:

 buoy shaped

pillows, a

cozy throw and



 I really love this summer

basket idea. On nice days,

I tote the basket outside and

set up camp.

Thought the rest of the room

could use a nautical touch and at


rattan chargers were

 calling my name! They make a nice textural

tray. I love the square

shape and how they

look against the white plates.

When I found the ‘Mister’s’  vintage

book, ‘Treasure Island’  on

our shelves,

I couldn’t  resist.

A bit campy, I know…

but that’s me :)

I plopped vintage french

stripes & rattan on

the kitchen island 

and a little Cote Bastide 

on our old pine island off the

dining room, pulling the look and 

rooms together.

So, another section of our

home is summerized.

Now, if we could just get some

summer sun,