Friday, July 2, 2010

A little getaway..........

Back from a week at the beach in Westport,Wa. ...Theres just something about the ocean that is truly inspring....Our little cottage we stay in #7~ home away from home...
Starfish line the powder blue drapes throgh out the cottage which is located almost right ont he beach and right next to one of my favorite little shops ,The Mercantile...


The place is an old 1920's school house turned into a huge antique shop full of inspiration. I could just live at the cottages...A little store across the way ,the prettiest antique shop next store...I am really thinking about it ....



A vintage pincushion made of the prettiest linen and ols pale blue floppy worn ribbons, just the way I like them ...And some old trim with more old ribbon woven through.

Vintage hankie keeps, I just love the old fabric on these and the worn ribbons.




Sweet vintage handmade seam binding , don't you just love this and a whole spool of it.






The inside of the most prettiest candy box I have ever found ~









A pale satin blue with floppy ribbon bow on top with old ribbon work flowers. Oh my ,this is definalty a keeper.Also a pair of old shoe forms with the prettiest pale blue silk ruffled with more old ribbon work and some old hat netting with velvet ribbons. I just love all these little details ,don't you ?




And I could have bought a whole lot more if I would have let myself! The winner for the Romantic Homes August issue is .................
She Dreams Big #7
Also have a little something else I have been working on.... I hope you'll check it out and let me know what you think! http://www.andreatarling.com/

10 comments:

Honey Lamb and I said...

Those are some amazing pretties you found. How fun does that beach house look!?!? What beach is that on? Lucky you!! ~Shelley O.

Florence said...

What great treasures you found and the place you stayed at sounds wonderful. Florence

Elisa Day said...

I love the beach. I would also like to live in one of those cottages.

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Andrea ~ those are beautiful findings and I just adore the little cottages ~
Your website is gorgeous !! You did a wonderful job ~

xoxo
Lori

Zuzu said...

Heavenly - both where you stayed, and all the gorgeous finds from The Mercantile. Now that's a vacation! :)
Happy 4th,
Zuzu

she dreams big! said...

This place looks like paradise! A perfect summer getaway!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

WOW...I would love to stay in one of those little cottages..looks like you had a wonderful time...I need a vacation :)
Nice treasures too!
Warmly,
Deb :)

June said...

Oh Andrea the little row of cottagse is so sweet. What a beautiful shop. Now that would be a place I could do some damage to my pocketbook in. You found the prettiest things. I love that pin cushion.
hugs

koralee said...

How charming do those little beach homes look...I would love to know the name of them..we head to Westport often. It would be so nice to stay in one of those. Your treasures are lovely. xo

melonybradley said...

You always manage to locate super cool stuff no matter where you land it seems. Love the beach house.

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