Monday, 26 April 2010

Seaside Cottage...

Oh I do love beach huts all painted in lovely ice cream colours and standing proudly in a row so I decided to make "Sweetpea Cottage" into "Seaside Cottage" for the Summer


Outside there's a bucket and spade, a crab bucket and net and an Alexa sized deck chair,  mam bought this years ago from a boot sale and I've ofter thought of "doing it up" but I think it would loose it's charm 



and inside is filled with shells, seaside plates, and postcards,  "oh I do like to be beside the seaside"...


These little cloths are actually CK dusters but far too pretty to put away in the cleaning cupboard!!

I'd love to replace this "radio" with this rather lovely Cath radio ( when I have a spare £200 doing nothing!)






I've sprinkled some of my lovely white "French sand" in amongst the shells




Miss Goose has a new yellow ribbon and I just  had to buy another set of union jack tins to display my shells in (well you've got to set the scene!!!)



Mam gave me this pretty bunting that used to hang in her conservatory, and I made little  pelmets and tie backs for the window in that Britania remnant I got from CK



andthese beach hut canvasses were only £1 each from poundland and look "so at home" on the walls

Mr Lucey insists on having this chair in here as he says the CK chairs are too uncomfortable...men have no taste do they???








This sums it up as I'm more of a "beach girl" than a "country girl" just wish there was room for a bed and I could have a sleep over,  I'm off to stain the decking and I shall be a happy bunny....

Love Lucey xx




26 comments:

Itch2stitch.com said...

It looks delightful! I would love to own that radio too, but it aint going to happen ! If I had your lovely cottage, I would have stay overs too, if there was a bed of course, or one of those lovely day beds.... hmmm...lovely! suzie xxx

twiggypeasticks said...

Wow that is lovely. I'm very jealous, I'm a beach girl that lives in the country :) We had a trip up to the coast yesterday and have decided we need to live in a small village near the sea, so we have the best of both worlds - greedy or what !!
twiggy x

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Lucey

I love what you have done to your seaside cottage! You have succeeded in creating that seaside look.
I can see that it will be a great place to spend some of your time during the summer.

Warm wishes
Isabelle x

susan said...

Fab! Love it!!! Our local tesco havn't got any of the union jack tins boo hoo!

melanie said...

It looks gorgeous, simply charming. xxx

Rachel M said...

It's so pretty! What a lovely place o sit and relax. XxX

Emma said...

I can almost hear the Gulls.
It looks fab..x

Sarah said...

I love it, how big is the cottage? I have a playhouse that would work with. We were thinking of turning ours into the TARDIS but I like your idea much more xx

CraftyHelen said...

Oh Lucey - it's simply delightful! I've tried to trach down some of those tins but no joy here either. xx

Sewn Up said...

Wow what a lovely little hideaway - great pictures. I'm just about to buy a new home and am considering something like this in the garden so will have to wait and see, your pictures certainly provide inspiration.
Tracy
x

Amanda said...

It looks wonderful, love the poundshop pictures.

funkymonkey said...

I love it. Can I join you for an ice cream?

Tracey

topchelseagirl said...

Wow I can hear the waves and smell the salt. You've done a brilliant job. I'd spend the whole summer sitting in there doing nothing lol. x

Julie said...

What a sweet beach cottage you have! Love all the details you've added--just perfect!

A Thrifty Mrs said...

It looks fab! I love the beach hut look.

Handmade in Gibraltar said...

I have knotted my hankie in readiness, what a lovely retro beach hut you have now !Have you got a lovely retro sundress to wear on your deckchair? Have fun ! Louise xx

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

Love it! x

Kelly said...

Looks gorgeous!! Bet you just love it there!! I would be sitting out there every oppertunity I got!!!

winnibriggs said...

You have made it look great. I wouldnt be without mine. I do have a bed settee though and my son slept in it on his last night of freedom before he got married. We turned it into his bachelor pad for the night.

Midsummer Stitches said...

Oh lovely , i love that beach feel.Have you looked at Deckchair stripes they do some great stuff, I have just blogged about them today1 Enjoy the beach
x

magpie chic said...

This looks fabulous Lucey. i want to come over and play house today!!!

Pea Green Kitty said...

I love what you have done....looks so summery and nostalgic!
I Love the little CK plastic bags too, so kitsch.
x

Kissed by an Angel said...

It's gorgeous!! I hope you enjoy every minute you spend out there!!!
xxxx

sadie said...

gosh, you make me feel so ungrateful. My husbands family have had the same beach hut in Frinton on Sea *forever* and are obsessed with it, but I really don't enjoy going there. Maybe I will try harder this year.

I'd forgotten how pretty the CK dusters were. I use mine (I know, how could I?! but I wanted housework to be more enjoyable), and now they are grey and faded and shameful!

:O)

Florence and Mary said...

It looks fantastic. I wanted to do my bathroom beach themed but sadly the colour of the suite in there led me down a different path!

Victoria xx

Heidi said...

Super cute!