Thursday, May 26, 2011

Home Sweet Home #16

Welcome to Home Sweet Home!  I created this little wreath last summer for my front door and I named it "Gifts From the Sea." 


I thought the asymmetrical shape to the wreath looked like the waves washing the shells; "gifts from the sea," onshore.

Well, little did I know there was a famous little book by the same name.  So for my vintage inspiration I found the book at the thrift store for 50 cents and I read it.  It was very good.  I think I was past the stage that the author was at the point she wrote the book.  I enjoyed it though.

For Photo Feature Friday here is my flower.  I adjusted the levels in Photoshop and applied a soft light layer called Warm Sun by Kim Klassen at 100%

So many wonderful entries last week!  Here were a few of my favorite.  Rita May over at her blog May Days took an old sink and created a fantastic potting bench.  Click the link to view.


Next, Adrienne at her blog La Vie Quotidienne created the most gorgeous basket full of bath goodies.  Click link to view it.


Stefanie, over at her blog Rose Petals and Rust has the backyard of dreams, just check out her roses in bloom spilling into the waterfall.  Click the link to view.


Tiffany over at her blog Savor Home shared her living room and dining room decor.  I really thought this space was well thought out and nicely decorated. Click on the link to view.


And last, Susan over at her blog Hometown Girl shared her back porch she had spruced up for spring and the space was delightful!  Click on the link to view.

Now onto today.
I will join these ladies today:
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Photo Feature Friday  at A Rosy Note
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Feather Your Nest  at French Country Cottage
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove

Guidelines for Home Sweet Home Party:
Attention: To link up with inlinkz you must have a permalink back to this party in your post or they will not allow you to link.  If you find your link deleted, add the link, and then try again.  
My button is on my sidebar for the party, if you want to use it.   If you are new here I hope you will become a follower.  No Etsy link ups or direct advertising, please.  Please visit some of the other blogs and get some great inspiration.  Thanks.:)
Now let's see your beautiful homes!

42 comments:

Gloria Fox @ Potentially Beautiful said...

Love your wreath. Such an unusual shape. Thank you for hosting the party!

Poppy said...

Beautiful features Sherry! Each one of them so inspiring!Loved the shell wreath...and the way you display things is so elegant and precious.Thanks for having us each week. Have a happy and safe holiday weekend!~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Blondie's Journal said...

What a neat wreath...you really did a gorgeous job with it. I'd love to have something like this for the lakehouse. Love all the entries this week, too!

XO,
Jane

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Sherry, just linked up, but I forgot your button on my post. I'll get it added in. Have a great weekend! xoxo Debra

housedressingblog.blogspot.com said...

The pink roses are stunning! Thanks for being such a gracious hostess, I love your parties.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Hi...joined in for the party! You have some lovely pictures of beautiful things! Have a great weekend!

Rita May said...

Thank you sooo much for featuring my MAY DAYS potting bench. It's such an honor to be in this creative group. Your shells are displayed beautifully. I love how you did the wreath. There are lots of good shell ideas this week.
Thanks!

Eileen said...

I love your wreath! It's so pretty. You have such a lovely blog ~ it's like a wonderful romantic little trip each time I visit. I'm also linking up for the first time.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Sherry, your pictures of this summery vignette are gorgeous. Thanks for hosting and have a great holiday weekend.

FABBY'S LIVING said...

I love your wreath, never seen one with shells and such great shells! I love all the shels you got all over, such beautiful shapes. Thank you for hosting. Have a terrific weekend.
FABBY

Olga said...

Hi Sherry,
your wreath is beautiful. And I love the picture of the rose and sea star, so dreamy.
Thank you for hosting the party.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your wreath is fabulous. I love the shape and the shells are wonderful. Thanks for hosting such a fun party. Hugs, Marty

Sue said...

Sherry, You have inspired me to put some shells on my wreath! I usually just keep them in a jar, but they're definitely coming out for a visit! *grin* Thanks for hosting. :-) Sue

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Your wreath is gorgeous Sherry and love your sea inspired plates! I think I have the same shell bowls!! Love them. Thanks for hosting! :)

Linda Makiej said...

beautiful photos!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Ooooh...such a pretty and unique wreath, Sherry! And so summery, too! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful whites on that wreath you made. I love it. Thanks for hosting this fun event ~ I've just linked up!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Martha said...

Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful and safe weekend!

xinex said...

Lovely photos, lovely accessories and lovely home!...Christine

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I remember your wreath, Sherry, and how much I loved it. I did read it at the right stage and it meant a lot to me. I like the pretty cover of your copy. And of course that's a great price.

Lynn said...

Such a pretty post, Sherry. I have several copies of Gift From The Sea - I love the illustrations and sentiment. Thanks for hosting and have a lovely weekend.
~Lynn
www.cottageandcreek.com

Faye said...

Shells are just so pretty! Thank you for hosting!
Faye

The Tablescaper said...

Your shell wreath makes you ready for summer!

- The Tablescaper

Heaven's Walk said...

Your shell wreath is sooo pretty, Sherry! I read "Gift from the Sea" a long time ago, and just re-read it this past year. AML writes with so much introspect and beauty. Her daughter, Reeve, wrote a book about living and caring for her mom as she was aging and writing the book. That's a great read, too! :)

xoxo laurie

Karen said...

Beautiful pictures! The flowers are gorgeous. I really like your dark outdoor furniture. I have dark aluminum tables and chairs outside that I bought in Guadalajara. I have really enjoyed them.
Thanks so much for hosting this party. Gave me a chance to highlight our home-away-from home.
Have a great weekend.
Karen
Ladybug Creek

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Sherry, in the first photo the shell bowl is amazing. Is it old ironstone? so pretty. love the wreath. your photos are so wonderful, thanks for linking up with VIF! xoxo Debra

Nancy said...

The pink roses by the waterfall has got to be one of the prettiest sights ever! What a stunning photo!

Have a blessed Memorial Day weekend,

Nancy

Kathy said...

Beautiful inspiration - terrific job - love your inspired choices!
Kathy

Susan said...

Gosh, I love your home and those flowers are just amazing!!

stefanie said...

thank you so much for featuring my pond!!!
I love all the great links!!!

Patricia Torres said...

The wreath is gorgeous... totally loved it.. I also love the images of your home.. wow!! wow!!

I've linked in today.. :-) Hope you have a lovely weekend..

hometown girl said...

thank you for the mention! i love kim's textures you used them beautifully!! have a great weekend! susan

Kristy said...

your wreath is just perfect for summer!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I so love your wreath. I posted a similar one that had in addition to the shells pine cone flowers on it. Still didn't get to make one -sigh!! Your photos are gorgeous as well!!

SallyLeeByTheSea.com said...

I love it all - just gorgeous!

Happy Memorial Day weekend :O)

Hugs,
Marie

rosarod said...

Hi Sherry, I always identify with the amlejas and partnership on the summer, but gradually I've become accustomed to your beautiful land 'tickets with your clams and whites and creams, which look good at all times. The photos are beautiful effects created safe, worthy of being enshrined in a book. Greetings, Rose Marie

Katie said...

Love the wreath and shells. I also love Gifts from the Sea.

Johanna said...

Hello Sherry,
that is a wonderful post. You find always the nicest blogs. Thank you for sharing them with us.
Best greetings, Johanna

A Rosy Note said...

Hi Sherry! Oh your photos look so nice...very summery. I love the texture that you added too, it's one of my favorites. Thanks so much for sharing your post at Photo Feature Friday :)

tricia

ryobious said...

Just wanted to say hello, I'm your newest follower. I love your site. If you have time I have a food blog, would love for you to pop in sometime. Have a great weekend!

http://pinchofthisthatandtheother.blogspot.com/

Rema said...

Lovely blog! Following you now and joining in your link up party too :)

CHH said...

Dear Sherry,

I'm a new friend-follower.

I love the shells!

Best,

Coastal Blue Ocean

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