05 August, 2011

Naturally Detailed


I love decorating with natural textures and objects in a beach house. I think it gives a house personality, warmth and character. Things that are found or collected over time tell a story which gives a house soul. One of my favourites is collecting large seed pods like banksia pods then splashing a few drops of clove oil on them. A subtle, spicy scent lingers in the air for weeks at a time. I also love collections of shells, driftwood, river pebbles, beeswax candles and pine cones. What do you like collecting? 

Melissah xox

Images via 1, 2, 34, 5


Sarah - Squeezed Daily said...

We have a very tall glass vase at home that I drop random found objects in from visits to our local islands. It's looking really good at the moment.

Sherri said...

Melissah, love all the photos! Those lanterns look fabulous-so weathered and beachy. Thanks for sharing! I love collecting shells with small bits of driftwood. I also collect sea glass and have a huge glass bowl filled with the glass. Such fun!

Della said...

I'm a shell collector! and anything else I have found on the beach...sponges, driftwood, seaglass.

I love the top picture with the rustic little ladder with necklaces hanging on it!

Simple Daisy said...

I love simple, natural style the best too!!! So very pretty!

Natasha @ Northern Light Blog said...

I do have some very pretty soft pink and white shells I collected on a trip to the west coast (of Florida), I should get them out from where ever they are... hmmm... :)

Kellie Collis said...

These are lovely! The rustic touch looks wonderful! Have a gorgeous weekend, Kellie xx

Loui♥ said...

Hi Melissah!
first.. thanks for finding me in greater Blogland..
secondly.. seeing your comment was the perfect way to start my day..consider it the yumminess in my first cup of coffee..thanks!!
lastly,I'm your newest follower..
would love knowing more about you..
east coast, west coast or gulf coast?
look forward to seeing more of your beautiful posts!!
warm sandy hugs..

GoldenValley50 said...

I love collecting abandoned bird nests - particularly the ones made by gorgeous little sunbirds! So tiny and delicate but so architectural. ;)Sharyne

Town and Country Gals said...

Just found your blog and enjoyed scrolling thru!
Love all the photos, the lanterns, seashells, and tin bucket of pincones, all things I like to use! Nature gives us some of the most beautiful accessories! I am your newest follower and would love for you to visit me!

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

We agree! Decorating with natural elements is the BEST!! Hope you have a fabulous weekend :O)


beth said...

Hi Melissah,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your images, especially your post on Ralph Lauren.
Beth x

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