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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Seafront living in the city.....























Freshly painted pine plank floors,soft hues of white......a clock set to Irish time,shells collected on walks along the seafront & the sweet smell of a fresh cut peony.....its not Ireland,but it does evoke the feeling of calm I was looking for...















































I like the bed tucked into the corner by the window,I draped a piece of vintage lace from Belfast across the pillows,I think it lends a romantic touch to the room.





































Soft and simple is the look I wanted,a calm & peaceful place to start & end the day......thanks for coming by ~Chrissy~






















46 comments:

cityfarmer said...

you've spoothed me right back to sleep on this rainy Monday morning!!!


charming!!!!

cityfarmer said...

ooooppps

soothed ....

Jade Creative said...

Calm and beautiful.
Love the peony. Mine have not yet bloomed. I always cut and bring them indoors.
A group of us will be spending a week in Ireland next year. Any suggestions as to where to stay.
We'll be flying into Ireland staying one week then to Pembrokeshire Wales for a week then to London and back home.
Have a great day!
Darlene

lucyslounge-dee said...

its beautiful. thank you for your comment. its being a great week in ireland. the wheather -which we are all obsessed with- was hot & sunny. yes i said hot & sunny no rain. every one is red...... however its raining now.

Anne Marie said...

Dear Chrissy,

How absolutely beautiful....funny- because when I think of Ireland, I automatically think 'green' (isles and such) but really, it's (I hear and have only seen photos) overcast, foggy, and best described: pure mysteriously lyrical....your room looks just that: clean, romantic, but with an aire of nostalgia and history..

sorry to have rambled~
have a beautiful day....

à la parisienne said...

I always love all of your vignettes and your color palette is so beautiful and calming. I love it!

KeKe said...

Hi Chrissy!!

The vignettes look smply stunning!! And the mmood...so relaxed....I love all of the white tone on tones...Soothing.

Tami said...

What a wonderful relaxing space...love the shelves full of little treasures of the past walks on the beach. Gorgeous wall chandelier too!!

Hugs~T

Happy To Be said...

Just beautiful Chrissy...I do love all that you do my friend...May you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Diana Cohen said...

I LOVE this look!

Anne Marie said...

so....do you REALLY? like my vintage drying rack space?

you are just too nice.....and just to let you know...I'm working on the "sleeping space" in the summer house, but ssshhhh.....it's a secret ;)

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Beautiful! I've never been to Ireland but now I want to go! :)

Our Jeanne d'Arc Living items are being listed on the site as we speak! Sooo excited!

Thanks for a great post -- how do you have the time to do so much around your house? Can I hire you? :)

Ruth

Michelle said...

Hi Chrissy! Stopping in...catching up on blogs. I LOVE how you made this room look so soothing with the contrasting colors. You are amazing with decor. I can imagine walking into your house and instantly becoming relaxed. :) I baked an apricot bread this weekend so I'll be posting that up for you to bake soon. LOL!

cargol said...

Beautiful and tranquil as always, you home evokes such a peaceful calmness, I would find it hard to leave in the morning. Saw that your daughter just graduated, congratulations to her! Enjoy your summer!
Carole

Bellamere Cottage said...

Lovely....just lovely!

Blessings,
Spencer

Musings From A French Cottage said...

Ohhhh, this is beautiful and reminds me very much of a trip to Ireland I went on with my brother, sister and uncle once upon a time. We rented a car and drove all over the countryside staying in bed and breakfasts' along the way. My favorite part of the trip was the time that we stayed in a beautiful hotel in Dublin - right on the beach of the Irish Sea. It was gorgeous.

Have a peaceful day!

Kathleen

Tootsie said...

what a great feeling in this room! soothing is the perfect word! Looks wonderful girl!

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Hi Chrissy! Don't you worry, 'cause for you, I can even just take the pillow insert out and ship you only the cover -- that would be the least expensive, most efficient way to go. You can decide. If you really, really want it sent WITH the fill, you might want me to wait until the pillow arrive here so I can weigh it, etc. for an accurate postage quote. :)
Thanks, friend!
Ruth

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

The whole look is just perfect. What a lovely room to rest in and wake up in. Now I should have you do my bedroom over!!!!
See you again soon,
Carole

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I am lovin all these pics, so pretty!!

The Feathered Nest said...

Just beautiful sweet Chrissy!!!! Relaxing and so very calming ~ a wonderful place for rest. Thank you so much for stopping by to see me and your sweet words! Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week,
xxoo, Dawn

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog and your lovely comments.

I love your room especially the bed. And what is the plant on your night stand? I could just make out the starfish -- looks very intriging!!

Country French Antiques said...

Must be nice to live by the sea!
I love the smell of peony and your floors are to die for.
Could I come stay a while?
I do dishes too :)

Les Cotrions said...

Hello Chrissy! Thank you so much for your visit and your nice words! Your blog is faboulous! Very nice and charming home you have and your garden is enchanting! Nice to meet you!
Till next time!!!
Vale

casa nostra said...

i just discovered your blog and i really like it. it's all quite my style. i will visit you again.

Joan said...

Ah, that pale color range with the dash of black to keep it crisp is just so pretty and then the dash of pink.....Perfection

I LOVE FRANCE said...

How beautiful it is im jealous
You have great style im glad you got the look you wanted .
Yes i go to the heatherlea the food is lovely
Have a great weekend
The plans are finally being shown at the moment for the new seafront development,not before time i say .
they are on display in the old woolworths store,im going down tomorrow to have a look
Cant wait to see the work started it was an eyesore

Andrea

ksarra said...

Hi Sea! I've sooo enjoyed catching up on your last posts. Here are some of the things you create that speak to my heart: those vintage postcards and books, the seashells, the PALETTE that you use, bell jars, old lace, clocks..... Honestly, this is a huge compliment, your home looks totally timeless, nothing trendy. LOVE IT!!!!!!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

LOVING those plank floors..sigh..want some soo bad!

Teresa said...

Just beautiful!

sue said...

So calming, so soothing, sooooo beautiful Chrissy!! Are you still having problems getting to my blog? If yes, answer me here OK! Have a great week darlin! xoxoxo

sue said...

whats a cheeky wee thing??LOL! I don't understand Canadian Irish talk, heck sometimes I don't understand English either! LOL! You young moms and your Barney hate, i just don't understand it!! xoxoxoxo

sue said...

well you are young!! You're my baby sister! Meg, what?? No date?? The most beautiful girl in Canada history, come on, all the guys are intimidated thats the reason!! Show us a picture momma!!

Barb said...

Love this Chrissy.
It does certainly look warm and peaceful.

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Beautiful post, Chrissy! The seashells and the colors are absolutely calming, restful, and BEAUTIFUL!

Take care,
Judy

Myrna said...

Thanks for stopping by, Chrissy!
Ooooh! I love YOUR blog!! You're going on my 'favorites' list!
Your rooms are beautiful!!
Blessings!
Myrna

Anne Marie said...

*this message is a Na-Da Farm reminder*........about the tease.....

;)

Bre said...

..... looking at your lovely bedroom I think I just figured out my problem...... I've got too much stuff in my bedroom.

Your is so simple and serene.
You should write a book with all your lovely vignettes !


....speaking of books...or magazine - I probably paid too much for the Jeanne D'arc Living Magazine but it truly is inspirational . It was $20.00 plus about $8 shipping and handling.

Take care .. and can't wait to see your next post ...... the one below with the gorgeous clock has got my curiosity. Can't wait to see what you've created!

Hugs
Bre

Musings From A French Cottage said...

Just popping in to say hello my friend and happy Sunday!

Kathleen

Tootsie said...

I think you got the look you were after!!! Just lovely girl...hope you are doing well....

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! I LOVE this gorgeous bedroom Chrissy! :)

Olive Rue said...

Hi Chrissy. Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for all the blog love you've left lately. I've been swampped with comments and e-mails. I can't get caught up on returning the love and my hubby is about to divorce me. Lol.

I love the sea/city living. Coastal is so hot right now.

Chari said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Just read your sweet note that you left for me on my cherub apothecary jar...I'm so glad that you came by and thank you for the sweet compliments!!! Girl, I have had so much going on...I don't know if I'm coming or going! But I do apologize for not coming by sooner!

My friend...I just adore your soft and serene seaside bedroom!!! You said that is what you wanted and you certainly went after it and so successfully!!! I love your freshly painted plank floors...I have the same flooring in my red dining room but I've painted them gray. I do love them...love the look and feel they offer to the room!!! I just love all of your pretty new vignettes! Once again, I bow down to you, "Ms. Queen of all glorous vignettes"!!! I love how you used the burlap...I'm going to have to get some and play with it! Hehe! Don't think I can make it look as good as you did though! Ohhh, and that pretty soft pink peony is fabulous...and I love how you mix the textures of the old rough burlap and the soft sweet peony!!! It's really beautiful, my friend!!! Love the pretty irish lace too! Ohhh...and your old clocks...lovely!!! Okay, I know that I've said it before but you know that I have fallen in love with your pretty black and white chair...it's just gorgeous!!! My friend, you have truly brought a serene beauty to your bedroom...Congratulations!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Chrissy I get so frustrated at my self - my vocabulary is so little- just have such a tough time expressing how lovely your home and this room is- Ireland time- what a neat idea! Did I tell you my Dad was 1st generation American, both parents came over from Ireland and it has always been a dream of mine to go there someday- I really do hope that desire comes about -

blessings
mary

Berlin Deluxxe said...

A clock set to Irish time...
it's details like this that add to the ambiance of a room as lovely as yours.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

You have a beautiful daughter! Congratulations to her! I love the Irish lace you've draped on your pillows; gorgeous! My favourite is the clock set to Irish time! My hubby would love it!

Blessings,
Sandi

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