Wednesday, July 16, 2014

VINTAGE, COASTAL, WALL DECOR PROJECT

Hi friends...Here's a wall decor project that I just made down the shore...I'm super happy with the way it turned out...I used a barn wood frame, a vintage piece of wall paper ( purchased at the Country Living Fair),  sand dollars that we found and a faux starfish....take a look...






Loving how it looks on the wall at the beach house!!

HAPPY SUMMER!!!
xo, Mariaelena


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Thursday, June 12, 2014

SUNRISE ON OUR BEACH....NO WORDS NEEDED...:)

Sunrise on our beach is one of my favorite things in life!!!...I take a billion pics each summer and never tire of it....although my family may...LOL....Here are some beauties from a couple of weekends ago...take a 5am walk with me and watch how the magic happens....no more words...just look and breath.......

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xo, Mariaelena

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

SEA SHELLS IN THE BURBS!!

Hi friends...
It won't be long now before we head to the shore for the summer months, but it was definitely time to "SUMMER UP" our home in the BURBS with our collection of sea shells and sea glass...(all hand picked by myself, my husband or one of our 3 girls)...
No store bought shells in this family...LOL...
take a peek and happy summer....:)














We love collecting seashells, sea glass and all kinds of wonderful finds down the shore...happy to share a very small sampling with you all...
xo, Mariaelena

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Saturday, June 7, 2014

COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE FAIR = 1 EXTREMELY HAPPY BLOGGER!!!

 Hi friends...
I was fortunate enough to spend this glorious day at the Country Living Magazine Fair in Rhinebeck, NY.  It did not disappoint...I'll let the photos speak for themselves...with one exception...I got to meet and get a photo with Cari Cucksey from HGTV's Cash & Cari.   She is one of my favs...her show is great...and now I'm so excited to try out her new paint that I purchased from her at the fair...She also gave me a couple of new painting tips!!...
Take a photo stroll through Rhinebeck's lovely fair grounds and the amazing Country Living Fair....
I already cannot wait until next year...

WITH CARI & HER AMAZING NEW PAINT!!!.....
she was so super sweet!!



I PURCHASED A BAG FULL OF GREAT ITEMS FROM THIS LOVELY BOOTH....
THEIR STORE CALLED "NO. 229"
IS LOCATED IN FAIRFIELD, CT


















"RECLAIMED STATE" WAS ONE OF THE FIRST BOOTHS I VISITED TODAY...THEY MAKE AMAZING PRODUCTS OUT OF RECLAIMED WOOD AND BEAUTIFUL COPPER
IF YOU GET THE CHANCE TO ATTEND THIS FAIR, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT...I PROMISE YOU WON'T BE DISAPPOINTED!!

xo, Mariaelena


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