Hello friends! I’m hoping you all had an extra wonderful long weekend!! Because we are pushing super hard to get the workshop done, so we can make the flip and get the little cottage emptied out, we aren’t indulging in much fun right now. With jobs during the weekdays, that leaves evenings and weekends for the workshop… and they seem to fly by! Our plan is to keep hammering away at it. We hope to get it done in time to enjoy some end of summer fun. We’ve got a goal in sight and we are trying so hard to keep our eye on the ball… even though mine wanders a bit sometimes.
Sunday night, after working in the workshop, and spending several hours down at our booth re-stocking, I just couldn’t stand it any more and I had to get some red, white and blue up in here!! I wasn’t quick enough to share by Memorial Day, but I knew it was there and it made me happy. If you enjoy a little nautical style decor with a patriotic punch, you might like it too!!!
Here is our Patriotic Coastal Cottage Living Room
If you visit with me on social media, like Instagram & Facebook, you might recall I got to go shopping at HomeGoods recently. It had been months since I’d been. Along with a few other goodies, I bought pillows. Of course I did!
Because I am a sick, sick woman.
But that is not the pillows fault, so why should they be punished? Poor things were just leaned up against the armoire, all displaced and such. They really, really need to get tucked in on the sofa!
stole borrowed my vintage red fan back from Austin. It somehow got sucked into his room when I brought it home. I’ll let him have it back later, but for now, I love it over in the corner.
I did forget to dust it though. Even though I told myself to make a mental note to dust it! As I was stealing a few moments to take pictures, so I could share with you… I remembered, and for the first time… I didn’t care! It was kind of a “take them now, while I had the chance… and dust be damned” moment, or forget the whole thing. Because then, I’d probably wipe down the plantations shutters… and decide I needed to clean the floor, and well, you get the picture.
And you are actually getting the picture(s)! It’s all about priorities right?
Remember when I got those cute little aqua hobnail votives and used them on our Purple & Aqua Patio? [click here], and I said they came in a four-pack? Well the navy blue are the other two colors. Aren’t they perfect for patriotic decorating? I love the vintage-y feel!!
Jimmy bought me this little guy last year!! He is the sweetest thing. Such a great surprise. He was very, very sneaky getting him for me. The super-good kind of sneaky.
Back when I was at HomeGoods, I could not for the life of me decide between on one of the three pillows I was contemplating, I’d already narrowed it down from about 47…. so I took to Facebook live and asked for help! I had two definites in my cart, and three was my limit. You guys were mostly AWESOME. All except those of you who told me to “get all three”. Now, y‘all know I have got zero pillow willpower. How could you do that to me?
You are all fired. hahahahaha
As you can see, the Home-Sweet-Home made it home with us.
Funny how things work out. Because when I got home, I saw a Facebook post from my sister that she was at a fund raiser for Wounded Warriors, to support Veterans. Well, I just took the money I saved leaving the other two pillows at the store, and made a donation! Technology can really be amazing. I saw a Facebook post, messaged her, she made the donation and I sent her the money using Paypal. Pretty cool. They were raising funds to supply prosthesis, accessible vehicles, etc…
That small, local event raised $70,000
The living room couldn’t contain the red, white and blue. It just sort of shimmied over to the fireplace mantel too.
I kept it very simple. My vintage flag is center stage, and my other teddy is standing at attention. My mom liked mine so much, I went and got her one. And accidentally bought myself another as well. Oops.
A few books… our other vintage fan and some driftwood. It feels perfectly patriotically coastal. My aqua might not make an appearance this summer with the Fourth of July barely a month away? We shall see…
Again, I’m hoping you had a lovely long weekend. The Ted’s and I are signing off.
xo, your friend Shannon
(sharing with Kim at Savvy Southern Style’s WOW party)
Patriotic Coastal Cottage Living Room
- Sofa/Chair: Get asked about this one a ton, and it’s from a small, local store that has since closed. There is not a tag on it or the chair, so I can’t share a manufacturer or anything. So sorry!
- Flooring: Knob Hill Birch, Hand-Scraped Hardwood from Lumber Liquidators
- Large Rug: Maui Chunky Loop Bleached from RugsUSA
- Small Rug: HomeGoods
- Entertainment Armoire: [info here]
- Bar Cart: [info here]
- Pillows: HomeGoods
- Navy/White Throw: Nicole Miller, HomeGoods
- Plaid Throw: Ralph Lauren, HomeGoods
- Lamps: Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart
- Rope Wrapped Lamp: Birch Lane
- Navy Metal Handle Basket: HomeGoods
- Teddy Bears: Handmade, local
- Mantel Flag: Vintage
- Fans: Vintage
- Round Rug: RugsUSA
- Draperies: DKNY City Blossom, HomeGoods
- Plantation Shutters: Blinds.com [more info here]
Did I miss something? Just message me in the comments below and I’ll do my best to answer.