Chicken Update!

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Stevie Nicks!

Just a quick update on my chickens!  After a long winter, the girls are happy to be clucking around the yard pecking on the new blades of grass, digging in the mulch for worms and bugs and chasing Olivia my dog!  Egg production has been ‘egg’cellent!  I am quite pleased  with my decision a year ago to start raising chickens by the sea! Here’s a few pics of my girls in their coop and around the yard!

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Olivia keeping an eye on the ‘Girls’

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Eggs! Eggs! Eggs!

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Charlotte & Scarlet O’Hara

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Hail the Red, White & Blue!



Incorporating the American flag in your decor is quite easy!  I have put together some of my favorite pictures of interior rooms that have brought the American flag inside as a great design feature and/or accent.  I just love Red, White & Blue and have decorated many areas inside my home with the American flag theme. Whether a pillow, comforter, wall hanging or window treatment , there are American flag decorative items to accent any room.  Happy shopping!!!!

Mystic Knotwork

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I love using nautical rope and knot decor in many of my design projects and am always looking for new ideas and product lines that I can incorporate into my home.  Recently, I came across a family run business called Mystic Knotwork  located in Mystic, Connecticut that I just had to share. Mystic Knotwork hand makes all of its rope and knot decor items –  a tradition that has been carried on by owner Matthew Beaudoin’s  family for generations. They’ve perfected the art of macramé, splicing, sennit work, and other fancy knot work to  create a variety of home decor items and even jewelry that you’ll absolutely fall in love with.

If you’re “tying the knot” or even just having a dinner party, take a peak at the white nautical coasters, napkin rings, and center piece place cards. If you’re accessorizing a book shelf or desk,  a monkey fist paper weight is a great addition. I’m so excited to share with you some pictures I’ve taken of the ways I’ve used Mystic Knotwork items in my home.

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I also love the  monkey fist curtain tiebacks!  A perfect accessory to a nautical or beach inspired room!

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Mystic Knotwork also  has the largest selection of woven rope sailor bracelets I have ever seen! Traditionally, wearing a sailor bracelet has represented the love of the ocean. Whether you’re looking for a white sailor bracelet, or fashion forward bracelets outlined in bright satin, there is no doubt that you will find the perfect one for you or as a special gift!

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If you love all things that are nautical like I do, you will love Mystic Knotwork!

Happy shopping!

Captain’s Quarters

When thinking about decorating your nautically inspired home, do not forget your bedroom!   There are so many great ways to keep your bedroom a comfortable, peaceful &  tranquil environment while still keeping with a coastal nautical theme and not going ‘overboard ‘.  I have found some beautiful bedrooms to share with you and perhaps inspire you to create your perfect Captain’s Quarters!

 

Navigation Charts!

A navigation chart is a map designed and used primarily for navigation. A nautical chart includes the information used by the marine navigator, including latitude and longitude scales, topographical features, navigation aids such a lighthouses and radio beacons, magnetic information, indications of reefs and shoals, water depth, and warning notices.  This information allows both plotting and a safe course and checking progress while sailing or boating.

If you love nautical decor like I do, you can turn these charts into beautiful wall art in your home like I have.  Charts are easily accessible in any marine supply store.  Once you have selected your favorite port of call, the next step is easy: deciding how to use it.

I have a large chart of Long Island framed hanging in my home.  I love it because when guests come I can show them exactly where they are.  It is a great point of reference.  Happy plotting!

 

Something Extra: While you search for the perfect chart of your “one particular harbor,” enjoy listening to this classic Jimmy Buffett tune!