..: Apr 27, 2013

Saturday, April 27

Welcome To The 121st Masterpiece Monday!

Shabby Coastal Living.....what is it?

It's a term I came up with to describe my particular decorating style.  At least I think that I came up with it. I've never heard of it before.

 I'm not saying I'm the only person who decorates this way. I'm just saying that I think it needs it's own style name.

 I love coastal decorating, but not all coastal decorating. There are many variations; tropical, nautical, 60's retro, modern, etc.
And I like them but.......

I love the white cottage, vintage look with a little Pottery Barn on the side. 

I like the feeling I get when I think of my Grandmother's little white, vintage beach house in Newport Beach, Ca growing up. 

I try to instill that feeling in my home decor.  
It's a mix of the things I love now and from the past.

My Grandma was a hardcore thrift store/yard sale junkie lover. 
Her home was a mixture of antiques and coastal treasures. This was in the 1960's, she was ahead of her time!

I loved her vintage kitchen with mismatched vintage plates and silverware. 

I liked the way she lived, loving simple things, that were better and prettier than new things that cost more. She was smart.

Every time I collect mismatched silverware from the swap-meet, I think of her and her adorable little beach house. 

Of course, My Grandma wouldn't have added Pottery Barn to her decor. I grew up in a more modern styled home. So I also love a little trendiness.

How do I to stay frugal and have PB goodies?
My little secret is that I get free PB irregulars from being an auxiliary foster thrift store member. I pay a 75$ membership a
year (6 dollars a month!)And go and shop for "free" stuff once a month. Grandma would have approved of that!

Shabby Coastal Living is all about frugality, without suffering on quality, style or need.
You can attain the same look that some people pay big money for, for a fraction of the cost. 

Of course you can apply that to any anything you do.

A lot of other things, as I've said before, come from Freecyle.org.  My Grandma would have loved freecycle.

This tablescape was actually inspired by two sets of free napkin rings I received from freecycle.

All I did was hot glue shells I already had to the white plastic rings.

 Next week, I'll show you what I did with the other set.

Linking to Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday

Boogieboard Cottage

2. Feel free to link up any of your masterpiece's whether they're crafts, recipes, decor, thrifty finds, etc. (Please no direct links to etsy).

Most of all, have fun!