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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

White Wednesday

Touches of the seashore all around my home....

Inspired by sweet Susan over at Evelyn and Rose, I used a piece of marble and some old candle holders to make a shelf on my Sunroom's sofa table....

 I found this beautiful metal memo board this past week-end at one of my favorite seaside shops....

 ...I think she's serenely gorgeous!

 And I tried my hand at embellishing some ugly old clipboards with vintage buttons...

(c'est "moi"...blogging!)

...I love the way they turned out!

 Happy White Wednesday mes amies! Can't wait to see all the white inspiration at Faded Charm Cottage!


  1. ...ahhhh the beautiful sea ~ oh how she inspires us!!

    love the magnetic board you found and the sea nest...perhaps i shall find one next week too:)

    xo, Rosemary

  2. Beautiful post this week (as usual)... but I think my very favorite is that metal board with the beautiful gal! What a find! Happy White Wednesday. :)

  3. Lovely post and LOVE your clipboard with buttons! Now I want to make one with buttons as well!

  4. Wow, your blog is wonderful. I just discovered you today through the linky party and I'll be back. I love the beach influence and I have that going on too. So refreshing to see such great ideas. I especially love your family pictures on your sideboard--such soul.

  5. I just noticed your background on your blog--I love it to pieces too. I'm going to be a follower.

  6. Hi Michelle,
    I love the angel memo board, I've never seen anything like that, it's really quite beautiful!
    And I love all of the family photos.
    Have a lovely day.

  7. What beauty it all is, I love decorating with shells.


  8. I love it all! You always have such beautiful vignettes to share with us. The sea nest is adorable! t. xoxooxox

  9. Your sea touches are beautiful love that magnetic board and the clipboard is so pretty.

  10. You've got the magic touch, Michelle! I can hear the waves rolling in as I look at your delightful tresors and creations. Thank you dear friend for the sweet mention, too. The inspiration I get from you is constant. :)
    Love that magnetic board you found - it is truly meant for your heavenly home.
    Happy WW! - Susan

  11. Oh, and I must thank you also for your encouraging comment on my WW post this week. I may start Etsy soon (as you point out, it will be easier once kiddoes are back in school). You'll be the first to know!
    Hope you get your toes in the sand asap! :)

  12. Such beauty! and what a clever idea with the marble piece for a table top! I love love love the memo board!

  13. Oh, where to start...the candle holders/marble shelf is amazing! What an idea. Then, your clipboards are so, so sweet. But that memo board, that has your name all over it. If I had seen that, I would have grabbed it for you.

    Beautiful inspiration, as usual. You keep 'em flowing, yes you do. xo R

  14. Beautiful photos Michelle.
    LOVE your clipboard. It´s so pretty with all the buttons.
    Have a wonderful day.
    xo Tina

  15. SO many lovely things in this post Michelle that I hardly know where to start.
    I loved the sea nest the minute I saw it!
    The way you created the shelf is awesome. I love the candleholders you used to hold up the marble.
    I love ALL your seaside whites today my friend.
    hugs from here...

  16. Hi Michelle!
    I just love stopping by to see what you've been up to. All the sea inspired vingettes are so lovely. Thanks for sharing.


  17. Such beautiful whites, as always. I love the shelf idea and those clipboards are goregeous.

  18. Another beautiful tour as always. Your home is so refreshing!!

  19. I always love your pictures and projects! The buttons on the clip boards is a fabulous idea....I will thank you in advance for letting me "borrow" that idea (the supplies are already in my studio). The marble shelf is a great addition to the sofa table. I love how it helps layer the shelf. Beautiful!

  20. Hi Michelle!
    What a cute idea for the old clipboards!
    I know I can always count on you to wow me on Wednesdays...well everyday really!

  21. Catching up with you! Your last post was dreamy! And this one so beautifully energizing and inspiring. There is always something here that makes my heart leap.

  22. What beautiful things! New to your blog and I see many hours enjoying it ahead. May I ask where you got the sofa table? I love the idea of adding a shelf above it too.

    The clipboards are wonderful...I am a teacher and I can see me adapting the idea to brighten the kids' clipboards in my classroom!

    Gems x

  23. Gorgeous !!1 Absolutely gorgeous.I hope all is well.We flew my son in from Il and his little ones in for a visit this week.I had to sneak a peek to say hi!! I couldnt wait to see what you have posted. I hope your day is a bright and creative one.... Chickie

  24. Beautiful whites as always Michelle! I specially love the tray from the first picture. Have a lovely weekend!
    XXX Ido

  25. Ah, that first lovely pic just drew me right on in your door!

  26. So beautiful Michelle! The clipboards are wonderful. I have a few that I have painted and still haven't decided what I am going to do with. Thanks for the inspiration.

  27. So many beautiful ideas....I can't pick a favorite.


  28. Crazy for the clipboards! I also love the memo board and that lamp and shade. So pretty.

  29. I'm not going to choose one thing to love, everything is so charming. Lovely whites.

  30. All of it is so beautiful! From your beachy French decor to your fabulous button clipboard. Might we see those in your Etsy shop some day? Have a great week Michelle!

  31. Thank you so much for giving me the info on the sofa table. I am going on a hunt for one over the next few weeks. I am following an Etsy shop that has some items you might like...I don't intend to plug a store here (it's not mine), but I will give you the info if you would like. I just bought a Fleur de Lis picture which I adore.
    Thanks again,


  32. The Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/thumbinmyway

    See my blog for the discount code http://gemsandrhinestones.blogspot.com/2011/08/i-highly-recommend.html

    Happy shopping!

  33. Your blog is beautiful and so is this post! Every shot of your blissfull whites is so enchanting.

  34. Your summery vignettes are very beautiful, dear Michelle!

  35. I adore that memo board, may just have to try and make myself one!
    hugs Lynn

  36. Oh I love what you did with the clipboards, and all your seashore touches in your home are so lovely. I can't wait to see what you found on your getaway to Maine.


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