Monday, 24 October 2011

my island home

hi..how was your weekend?


this is a post i did last spring. i'm bringing it back for the summer mantel link party at the lettered cottage. looking at this on this cold morning is reminding me of the warmth of summer.


with the help of gaugin prints i cut & framed from a spare art book, hibiscus, shells, a mini pineapple and iphoto i created a vintage island mood.









hope you enjoyed the trip to the tropics.

cheryl

46 comments:

  1. OMG, so gorgeous. I very much enjoyed my trip to the tropics.

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  2. Thanks so much for the tropical escape. It was beautiful here in Pennsylvania today, but winter is on its way and the temperature reflects that. Thanks for the temporary escape!!! It looks great!!!!!!

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  3. Your home is beautiful....I love your tropical decor...I found you on Debbiedoos Blogging and I'm your newest follower. http://decoratingwcents.blogspot.com

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  4. That are the prettiest hibiscus. My favorite is your arrangement in the giga clam shell.

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  5. So tropical and soothing - What a pretty mantel!

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  6. Thanks for taking me on a tropical vacation this evening!! Your photos are just lovely. Everything is so calm and serene. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Love the hybiscus in the shells. Your mantle looks very pretty.

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  8. Hi Cheryl! Thank you so much for your becoming a new follower - glad you like the Nantucket Dreams post. Love this mix of pinks and natural shells - especially like your cute kitty!

    Caron

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  9. So lovely with all those flowers and shells.

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  10. I so enjoyed my trip thank-you!! That clam shell filled with flowers, fruit and shells, is just divine. I'd love that on my table. Leahx

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  11. oh my! I love the tropical feel and the candles just added the right touch! the cat was so cute! Hope you have great start to your week!

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  12. Love the hibiscus on the mantel and that gorgeous vintage mirror.. beautiful!!!

    Have a great week.. it's certainly hot today!! ciao xxx Julie

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  13. What a gorgeous post! Great job. Love those hibiscus and the vintage mirror. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  14. What a beautiful fireplace! What a wonderful home!

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  15. I could almost smell this!Lovely!AriadnefromGreece!

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  16. Loved ur mantel and ur beautiful cat.

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  17. Everything looks GORGEOUS!! I just found your blog and am now your newest follower. Come by and check me out if you get a chance.

    Noplacelikehomeally.blogspot.com

    ~Allyson~

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  18. Just awesome... beautiful tropical decor... perfect mix of flowers, fruits & shells... LOVE it!!

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  19. beautiful! Love the cat sniffing the flower.
    Fran

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  20. Your mantel is so pretty! I just love all tropical decor and yours is just perfect. Love the kitty too!
    -Shelley

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  21. i'm swooning! i'm swooning! and you have spotlighted some of my favorite islandy things. pineapple!and i can smell the tropical flowers. and i adore seashells.

    gorgeous post (as always!).

    michele

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  22. Wow, this is gorgeous. I love that shell garland. What lovely tropical things. So pretty. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  23. Oh I do love your tropical mantel! I love the colors of the hibiscus and how well they go with all the sea shells. This is so pretty!

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  24. You definitely have a talent for creating beautiful vignettes, Cheryl! Your mantel is just beautiful! I'm also envious that you are entering spring/summer while here in Michigan, we staring old man winter in the face. Ugh! I need to move to your beautiful country.... lol!

    xoxo laurie

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  25. Beautiful. Just lovely. The hibiscus is so pretty!

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  26. Lovely! Your mantle/shelf is amazing! Love it!

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  27. Graciousness! What a nice mantle/shelf you have. I feel so warm coming to your home.

    Sweden is going to be dead for a half year soonest. But visiting and see your art makes me so warm in heart.

    TY for sharing.

    Happy TTT...

    Greetings from a chilly Stockholm,
    /chie

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  28. Just absolutely stunning! Everything is just lovely. Can I come and live at your house? Seriously.... Stunning!

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  29. Love it! I'll have to come back looking for this post come Jan/Feb! Ha! Wonderful kitty pic!

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  30. What a divine tropical get-away, Cheryl! We had our first frost warning last night so these tropical images make me feel all warm & beachy.

    Hugs,
    Marie

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  31. Wow! What a gorgeous look! My husband is planning an Hawaii themed 50th birthday for me - this look would be perfect!

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  32. This is my first visit to your blog via abeachcottage. Wow! Your mantel is drop dead gorgeous. I love the shells and flowers and fruit together. I am seriously impressed. Fabulous!

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  33. Your mantel and photos are absolutely beautiful. I will return again and again to this blog -- lovely!

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  34. Lovely pink room. I'm planning on re decorating my home office with pink walls. The flowers and shells on the mantel made my day:)

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  35. Beautiful, beautiful!! I love the colors. Everything is just beautiful!!

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  36. Love your kitty. It's getting cold here! Wish we had spring back. andrea@townandprairie

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  37. This is just BEYOND beautiful!! It looks like something in a magazine and I feel more calm just looking at it. :-) Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeousness with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  38. This is so beautiful . I always enjoy your posts!

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  39. I want to thank you for linking your lovely post to Potpourri Friday!

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  40. That all looks very summery & tropical - today is bucketing today - it's hard to imagine summer is around the corner!
    x
    Melissah

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  41. It's really pretty--love that mantel! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!
    Mary

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  42. oh my how gorgeous is all this! i am catching up and loving the smattering of all your pics in one big sit :)

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