Weekend Recap: Tall Ships Extravaganza

It was a very busy Memorial Day Weekend here on the North Fork! Celebrations were in full swing, especially in Greenport, NY where the spectacular Tall Ships were docked for the long weekend. Visitors came by boat, car, bike and ferry to this wonderful maritime village to celebrate with their family & friends.

Greenport was the second port to host the Tall Ships fleet, as they travel around the country (and Canada) for the Tall Ships Challenge Race Series. The Tall Ships are traditionally rigged sailing vessels crewed by youths ages 13 to 25. Visitors can board the Tall Ships, meet the crews, and learn about the vessels they’re on. I am lucky to have viewed the Tall Ships on Thursday before it became really crowded in the village, and again today by sea!

Aside from the excitement of the Tall Ships, the weekend weather was beautiful! I enjoyed some outside barbecues, making DIY flag arrangements, fireworks, and even squeezed in some fishing. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend! Here are some pics from my weekends adventures! Enjoy!

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For the Love of Red White & Blue!

It is not too early to start to think about this up coming Memorial Day Weekend, and how to decorate in celebration of the Red White & Blue!  Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nations service.

And I’m proud to be an American,
where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.
~Lee Greenwood

Many people choose to hold picnics, sporting events and family gatherings on this weekend, as it is usually seen as the start of the summer season. For the fashion conscious, it is seen the day on which it is acceptable to wear white clothing.

I love red, white and blue decor, and tend to use it in my home year round, not just seasonally. Americana is always in! Finding red white & blue decor to celebrate this spirited weekend has never been easier. Here’s some red, white and blue inspiration for your home, table and party in honor of Memorial Day…and some special sweet treats for dessert!

And don’t forget dessert!!

Fabulous Friday: Nautical Bedding!

A great way to completely change the look of a bedroom, without having to redo paint color, rugs and window treatments, is to update your bedding. A new duvet, comforter or sheet set can bring color, print, and character to an otherwise dull room in need of a makeover.

Something I like to do in a lot of the bedrooms I’ve worked on, is pick a solid, versatile duvet cover or comforter, and mix and match seasonally with an assortment of printed sheets and decorative pillows.

Of course, my favorite bedding collections are nautical or coastal in nature, and this spring/summer season, I’ve seen a lot of bedding collections online that I really love.

Here are a few of my favorite bedding collections of the season. I hope you like them and will feel inspired to transform your bedroom, kids room, or guest room with a great saltwater living inspired bedding set.