Monday, 22 August 2011

shabby beachy chic

hi ..
hope you had a good weekend.


i quickly took these photos after i washed the covers of our big old sofa, a huge job i don't enjoy, but so worth it when it's done. 
we have another two seater the same in need of a new cover.. ebay bargain finds - both were pretty shabby, but chic :), solid, good quality and really comfy. a favourite place for an afternoon snooze. i had some slip covers made, got rid of the old back cushions and replaced with some white and blue and white striped ones.
adding a bit of aqua to the room has also brightened things up and it's amazing how a bunch of white daises? crysanthimums? adds life to a room. whatever they are i love them and they last for ages.











have a great week!

cheryl
x


this week i'm linked 
savvy southern style







57 comments:

  1. Beautiful shots Cheryl. Love that blue china.

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  2. Hi Cheryl! Thanks for joining my newbie party. Not sure if you saw I featured you last week. You were one of the most viewed links. Speaking of links, I do not see mine, or my button. Your living room is fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Oh, I love the pretty colors and your beachy decor! Is that a bread or dough bowl...the wooden bowl? I love what you've put together in that! WOW! Just my style! ♥

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  4. You have such a pretty home! Love all the colors.

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  5. What a beautiful and comfy place Cheryl. I love the covers and the pops of blue and your tea cups are so pretty.
    I am glad that you had a great weekend and I hope you enjoy your week as well.
    xoxo

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  6. I have to admit I'm so adored of almost everything you post here on your blog. It's so peaceful to be here :)

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  7. Looks cozy and comfy! It's still Sunday afternoon here! Wishing you a good day!

    Stop by and visit me too, of you get a chance!

    ciao

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  8. I collect shells and I've never thought to place some in a tea cup! Cute idea :) Love your blog ! Happy Weekend!

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  9. Wonderful pics, love the tea vignette~

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  10. Gorgeous colours Cheryl. Love the shells in the teacup. Have a good week too! Leahx

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  11. Gorgeous photos Cheryl! I love that sailboat and he old trunk it sits on. What wonderful patina it has!

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  12. I'm feeling like blue myself! The whole room looks pretty, fresh, and crisp. Love it!

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  13. It looks so cozy...and inviting!

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  14. What a gorgeous room, I love the blue and white pillows and your dishes of shells. Pinned some of these photos on my Beach decor board on pinterest

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  15. wow I want to run away and come to your house... My dh luv luv your sailboat.
    I will be honored if you will share it with our readers in our linking party at
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/08/11-million-visitors-with-new-london-eye.html
    Thank you,
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  16. lovely touches of aqua, I love your teapot. I too have a similar couch and washing those covers is such a chore, but all in the name of beach living. thanks so much for your sweet words about my wedding. xx

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  17. The blue/aqua touches are perfect in your room! I also love all your photographs - lovely :O)

    Hugs,
    Marie & Liz

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  18. All the effort was worth it. Looks great

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  19. I love what you did with the sofas. The pillows and the pop of aqua. Perfect.

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  20. Perfect, I love this room, all my favourite elements, lots of white, touches of blue and wood and textures, lovely x

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  21. A beautiful week for you too :o)
    sunny greetings, geisslein

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  22. Love your living room...

    so beachy comfy,

    and lovely ♥

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  23. cheryl i am drooling over the colour of the china! sooo beautiful!

    Veronica
    www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

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  24. You have a beautiful home! Thanks for sharing! I love this NEWBIE link party! Please follow me back!

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  25. I so love it!! Perfectly beachy... with wonderful nautical rustic elements!!

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  26. Your living room is beautiful, love that blue china. Visiting from Met Monday.

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  27. Your room looks so clean and crisp. Thanks for sharing it.

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  28. Perfect harmony of pieces. The turquoise is so pretty.

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  29. The blue china with shells are simply splendid together.

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  30. What a pretty room! I love how cozy everything looks. Well done!

    Pam

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  31. Hi Cheryl,

    Everything looks so beachy and so wonderful. Love the colors and fabrics you used...

    Nice to visit with you from Tennessee.

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  32. What a great post! Love the blue china. Everything looks so beachy and fresh. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  33. So very pretty! How relaxing!

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  34. I adore your turquoise teapot & c/s!!! Just gorgeous!

    m ^..^

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  35. I'm loving the intense pops of blue with your beautiful beachy neutrals. Totally a style I love, and your photos are lovely. I'm off to see more of your blog.

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  36. So pretty...love that china & your sofa cover.

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  37. I love your living room, and I love the simplicity of the daisies in the jar :)

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  38. Hopping on over from "Very Merry Vintage Style" - love all your photos with a coastal theme. ;) So shabby chic & perfect! ;)

    Hugs,
    Jessie

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  39. Beautiful pics! Adore the color of the china!

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  40. Great shots, that sofa looks so comfy! Glad you added your link to BC Good Life Wednesdays.

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  41. Lovely pics! Awesome tea cups!! Fun.kyti.me

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  42. I love your turqouise blue china, just gorgeous! Your beach and sea ecorations are so pretty, fresh and inviting. I love your blog and I'm your newest follower, lady from Sidney, how exciting! I just dropped by from TTT at Marty's. FABBY

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  43. Love this shot ~ The white slip cover with the Pillows are Perfect & I really Love that Blue China!

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  44. I am in love with the blue china set! I'm going to have to find some for me now! :)

    www.howdoesshe.com

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  45. It looks great and your sweet little teacup set is gorgeous! Thanks for linking this post up to Share the Love Wednesday!
    Mary

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  46. Would LOVE for you to share this post at my brand new turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! ;) BEAUTIFUL!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/08/turquoise-lovin-1.html

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  47. I LOVE all your beachy decor! I especially love the white and aqua blue mix. I've been looking for some aqua accents myself, and discovered they're a little hard to find!

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  48. I love the light and breezy atmosphere of your home. So pretty and homey. I too love the aqua tea set and the daisies just add the perfect touch!!!

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  49. Looks fabulous! I would love it if you would join my linky party:
    http://hindrancecrafts.blogspot.com/2011/08/under-25-makeover-deck-details-and.html

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  50. Oh my goodness your house is amazing....looks like a vacation magazine! I hope you will link up with me here:
    http://www.thegingerbreadblog.com/2011/08/sweet-saturday-v2.html

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  51. I love this space. It is so relaxed and casual. I love this look! Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  52. oooooh, love this! visiting from a beach cottage. bravo! come visit me anytime. :)

    michele

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  53. I love this! The colors are amazing and I like how the trunk and ship balance the space out. I found you from French Country Cottage!

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  54. Hi dear! These images are absolutelly stunning! Love your space here and I'd like to thank you your so kind words.So Lovely, dear! And you deserve all mentions because your taste is gorgeous.God bless you and have a marvelous time.:))))

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