We just got back from a very relaxing week at the beach. The weather was perfect and our boys really enjoyed playing in the surf. I think we brought back a bit too much of the beach with us (sandy sheets, hair and toes). But, at least we had fun!
My mom and I spent an afternoon shopping at the outlets in Myrtle Beach, but not before stopping at my favorite location in Ocean Isle Beach, NC.
A place where I can look at lots of this:
Admire plenty of this:
And go ga ga for this:
All these and more can be found at The Painted Cottage.
This eclectic shop is an adorable boutique with sherbert colored walls and oodles of antiques, art and shabby chic finds. I could spend hours browsing this store and still not see everything.
Here is just a sampling of what is inside:
How about the same mirror with black oyster shells?
and accented with ribbon, coral and shells.
the pillow by my boys or crushed during wrestling matches.
But, I can dream about it, right?!)
as my daisy chair and bench in my guest room (only in a different colorway.)
Like this blue rattan chair.
Am I part magpie? Why am I so fixated on shiny shinies?
Beautiful sea foam green.
I can’t wait for one of you crafty readers to write up a tutorial on this.
So, if you make your way down to the southernmost beaches of North Carolina’s unique barrier islands, (or even if you are in Myrtle Beach). Take the time to stop by and visit The Painted Cottage at 6692 Beach Drive, Ocean Isle Beach, NC. (Phone ahead for hours and directions: 910-579-5995). Be sure to tell them that I sent you. (I am not paid by the Painted Cottage, I only hope they remember me next year when I go back.)