Monday, June 29, 2009


Hello and welcome to Blue Monday hosted by Sally of Smiling Sally. Today I have another peek into my foyer, this week I have all my pretty little seashore theme collectables and they just happen to be blue.

When I was 8 years old my Father retired from the Air Force, since he and my Mother were from the Phila., Pa area they decided to retire in NJ near the Jersey Shore. Oh how I miss the seashore since moving to WV 18 years ago.
How do you refer to going to the ocean? When I lived in NJ the saying went "Going to the Shore today", since moving to WV the saying goes "Going to the Beach today". I wonder what they call it on the West Coast and Southern Coast? Curious minds!!! LOL

I love this pretty little tray and use it everyday in the summer as hubby and I eat dinner on the porch every evening and sometimes lunch on the weekends.

Most of my seashore items I have picked up on summer vacations to the Outer Banks of NC. Since moving to WV that is our closet beach that we like to go to. Love this prettty little white glittered and beaded starfish.

A few seashore prints, this pretty print is the lighthouse on Orocoke Island in NC. A beautiful little cozy island off Cape Hatteras Island.

Some good Coastal Living magazines to set on the proch with and dream of living on the coast.

Of course Holly Hobbie had to join us today! These sweet little figurines always remind me of my sister and I !

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my little touch of blue in my foyer today. My husband and I are getting ready to leave for a little vacation home to the "Jersey Shore" to visit family and friends. Can't wait to smell that salt air and put my feed in the sand! LOL I'll be posting from the road, and especially if I find some pretty blue to share with you!
Have a great week!
Bless you, Shirl


Smilingsal said...

I love Holly Hobby! I have only one, but I should have many more, considering how much I love them.

Your tray is a treasure; no wonder you use it so often. I enjoyed seeing your beachy display.

In South Florida, we go "to the beach."

Thanks for sharing. Happy 1st Blue Monday.

Mary said...

I enjoyed your touches of blue. Thank you for sharing them with us. Have a wonderful day and enjoy the coming holiday weekend.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Shirl,
Very cottagey blues you've shared. Love them! Happy Blue Monday.


Debbie @ said...

This is beautiful Shirl. I love the pictures, the beautiful beach accents and how you have everything displayed. You have a lovely home!

pughy said...

Very pretty foyer you have there,, I love all the seaside things. Enjoy the vacation..

Hugs Gj xx

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, what a pretty vignette, Shirl! I love the blue, but I see some wonderful pink, too.

In Florida, I've never heard it referred to as anything other than the beach. Maybe that's because shore is short for seashore, and Florida's western beaches are on the Gulf of Mexico and not the sea. Don't go to the bank on that explanation because I'm must guessing. ;-)

Floridians also talk about our different coasts... the Gold Coast, the First Coast, the Space Coast, etc.

Love to you on Blue Monday!


Sheila :-)

Jennifer said...

Mom your beach theme foyer looks so pretty.The costal living magaizines look like a wonderful read too.Have a wonderful time on the beach in jersey.Hugs.Love you,Jen

Anonymous said...

Oh Shirl what pretty blues you have!!
So many pretties to look at..thanks so much for sharing each one with us.

I am originally from Florida and like Sally said we 'go to the beach!" Have a blast!!

Your furry babies are precious, too!


Knitty said...

I love your pictures. Happy Blue Monday!

Lisa said...

Beautiful!! I love it all Blue or not!
Hugs, Lisa

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

What a great collection you have...I love the beach cottage look...
Mo :-)

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Beautiful post Shirl! So summer happy!! I love them :) I have that same tray and a tin of the second print shown there! I got them in Mackinaw :)

I hope you have a beautiful time on your trip! Be safe!

Love you,

Regina said...

Nice and pretty.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I'm going to start calling you the queen of styling. You should have worked for a magazine!

Terry said...

Happy First blue Monday to you today.
I love your beach theme.
Everything looks so very charming and it is such a delight to roam around your blog.
Of course Molly made my heart melt :)
Thank you so much for sharing all the gorgeous photos today.
I am landlocked so we say going to the coast in Texas.
While the Gulf Coast is wonderful it is not like going to the ocean or seaside.
Have a blessed week.
Happy Trails

Secondhandrose said...

I want to go to the shore, the beach, whatever you want to call it!! thanks for the pretty pics.


Deanna said...

Hi Shirl,
I love that sweet sea-scape. The beach chairs are to die for!! Just charming!

Deanna :D

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE your blog!!! I found you on Pearl's blog and came to glad I did! I'm a cottagey lover too! I'm thoroughly enjoying all your lovely additions!

(Come visit me and check out my GIVEAWAY! Everyone is welcome!)