Brahmin ‘Starfish’ Handbags!!!!

I’m so excited to share with you an AMAZING find that will bring nautical flare to your spring and summer wardrobe. I’m pretty particular when it comes to handbags. I like my bags and wallets to be well made, easy to use, and I always love brands that are made in America. Recently, I came across the ‘Nautical Style Collection by Brahmin and fell in love! I treated myself to the ‘Anytime Tote’ and ‘Soft Checkbook Wallet’ and I couldn’t resist the ‘Annabelle Satchel’ for my daughter!

I love the fact that Brahmin is a family-owned handbag company producing classically beautiful and functional handbags that are of the highest quality. Each bag is made in Rhode Island, and of course I love their schooner logo! Here’s some of my favorite pieces from the nautical collection. Happy Shopping!!

Anytime Tote!

Soft Check Book Wallet!

Annabelle Satchel

Jody Cross Body Bag!

Trina Drawstring Tote!

Quinn Hobo!

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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!

Nautical Table Decor!

I had a great shopping experience today that I just had to share it with all of you. Until today, I have been using my 30 year old Lenox wedding china for special occasions, which does not work with my nautical seashore decor. Today that has changed, as I finally found and  purchased the most beautiful dishes on One Kings Lane that will look wonderful on my dining room table. Without a doubt, these dinner and salad dishes will be my new special occasion dishes!

Although I will not receive this order for a week or two, I am already planning my first dinner party to “show off” my newest dishes and table decor! I will post again when my table is set and ready for my dinner guests, but until then I hope you have the chance to visit One Kings Lane’s special “Coastal Setting” sale, and are inspired by the nautical-coastal inspired tabletop as I was!

Happy Shopping!!!!!!

Something Extra!: Here’s some other pieces in the One Kings Lane collection that I just love!

Easter Time!!!!


Spring is here and Easter is just a few days away.  This is a great time to bid  farewell to winter and refresh your home decor with bright spring colors.  I love how cheerful  my house looks when I start decorating with colorful eggs, beautiful spring flowers that smell delicious, and decorative whimsical bunnies! Whether you are setting your dining table for Easter brunch or dinner, decorating your mantel, or just adding some playful Easter decorations on a coffee table I have some great ideas for you!

Happy  Decorating  &  Happy Easter!

Something Extra: One of my favorite Easter traditions is baking Easter Bread! Here’s a picture of the finished product!

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