Nautical, rustic home decor on the menu today. A vintage crate, vintage bottles and vintage fishing floats are paired with some sea stars and christmas lights into a very satisfying little beach decoration for my home
Whenever I’m feeling off, when body, mind and soul are not aligning, when the road gets bumpy, I tend to withdraw.
Withdraw in myself, withdraw in my house. And it is exactly then that I realize how important my home is to me. How much I rely on my safe haven to retreat in. How incredibly fortunate I am with a house and a home that is safe and ours and where I can take shelter from the world and heal my ‘wounds’.
You just have to turn on the evening news to realize once more that having a home, let alone a pretty one is not self-evident. Most people in the world are struggling just to have a roof over their head. Making pretty coastal vignettes is not even in their imagination.
And yet, this little rustic nautical bit of home decor that has been standing on my little side table, has given me so much comfort. I made it a couple of weeks ago. Like usually not difficult, just a vintage crate, some vintage bottles, Christmas lights and some beach decor.
Probably the last outright beachy decoration in my house until next year. Fall is really only days away and nature is reminding me every day that the season is changing. But the weather has been really good, and we didn’t have a lot of sun over here this summer. So I prolonged the summer vibe just a tad more with this little corner.
Funny how something as trivial as a pretty corner in your home (especially when the rest is a downright mess) can help you feel better. As I was trying to sort out what was happening to me and why I just couldn’t feel better, this little corner next to my favorite place on the couch, made me smile.
It reminded me of days when I had energy to spare for playing with vintage crates and bottles, and promised me that those days would come again soon.
And hopefully they are here and I have turned the corner.
Some twinkly lights, bottles and my favorite beachy decorations. Vitamin for the soul.
So what have you all been up too, while I was sipping tea on the couch and taking naps? What is happening in your corner of the world? Still clinging to the last days of summer, or have you jumped in the Fall season with both feet?
Let’s catch up…..
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