I hope everyone in the South that's feeling the effects of this heat wave are staying safe and hydrated. It's times like this that I worry about Mr. SB, he has the kind of job that keeps him out in the heat for most of the day and as a nurse I get to see what happens to folks that get overheated(that's never a fun thing).
The heat would be all right if we didn't have this blanket of humidity to go with. When I think about summer I think about going to the beach, growing up I spent quite a lot of time at the beach picking up shells and sunbathing!
I still love the beach and I try to get my toes in the sand as much as possible, but when I'm not able to, I like to decorate the house to remind me of all the natural beauty the beach has to offer!
This is a photo of the foyer and how it looked for spring.
And this is how it looks for the summer all decked out with driftwood and shells, (some I collected from my many visits) as well as others that I purchased(like the starfish).
I added a lantern and the burlap runner for the neutral touch and I placed the large conch shell(which is all the way from the Bahamas) on top the books. I decided to keep the pineapple lamp.
Hope this summer change up helps get your mind off the heat for a while. In the meantime he's a couple of pictures I took on a recent trip to the beach, now doesn't the water look so refreshing!
Inter coastal waterway Ocean Isle Beach.
Thanks for stopping by,