Monday, May 23, 2011

Beach House in New Mexico

There is no beach in New Mexico of course. But that doesn't mean you can't go hog wild beach style wherever you live. It's a great summer style. If you're into Potterybarn this may look a little familiar. Not only is the current catalog my inspiration for the centerpiece, but the candles, napkins, and one of the metal baskets are from PB.

The patio has been transformed from last week's white party with the addition of a few beachy elements that change the whole tone. The vintage ocean blue fan that I have had for many years still has the tag on it  to remind me that I only paid $1.50 for it! The wicker bottle is a flea market find. The teak tray is a long time fixture.

This season I picked up this vintage original framed art work at another flea destination. It reminds me of trips to Belize and makes a sensational backdrop for a serving station.

The painting has a bamboo motif frame that may end up painted white.

This original oil seascape is another flea find from years ago. Last summer I perched a floral folk painting here which can be seen here.

The bench allows for displays like a mantle shelf, only lower, with side table convenience built in. 

The blues really do cool this space down.

We have a lot of grown men in the family, so much of the decor is rustic and relaxed, which works great for a patio anyway.

 Mr. C&C's motto! Ha ha!

The vintage angel fish planter pot is great for flatware or napkins. I love using terry bar cloths and bar towels for napkins outside too.

I brought in my chippy trellis for a suggestion of beach wood.

Sit back and relax awhile!
Have a great week!
 Ciao! for now!


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  1. hello Jacqueline,
    I can just feel and smell the ocean breezes while viewing your photos! Love the seashell candles! Your vignettes are inspired as usual!

  2. Jacqueline ~ what a peaceful elegant respite. Your vignettes are so inviting. Beautiful ...
    Have a lovely week ~
    TTFN ~

  3. Jacqueline,
    Your patio decor is a tropical oasis. Love what you have done here. I love that oil of the ocean. Perfect to place it here! Such a nice place to relax.

  4. Great photos Jacqueline and definitely "summer beachy"! I can almost feel the warm tropical breeze playing through my hair.
    Have a wonderful evening...
    Tina xo

  5. I love your ideas and will have to steal some of them to make my Kansas home look beachy too! Is that an old chenille bedspread turned into a pillow in that one picture????? too cute! The whole scene makes me want to curl up with a good book and a cool tall glass of tea! Thanks for sharing!

  6. That just proves you can enjoy the beach anywhere! Beautiful post Jacqueline. I love all your sweet decor and especially the vintage fish planter. Cute! Have a wonderful week! Pamela

  7. Jacqueline, I could easily sit back and relax in this lovely spot. Love the seascape and the vintage fish planter. Beautiful! ~ Sarah

  8. A beach motif, stucco, and adobe- just shows that the Land of Enchantment is indeed, versatile! Wish I was back home in NM right now. I'm tired of all these midwest storms.
    Love that Old Guys Rule- I seem to be living for mañana, as well, these days. LOL I wonder if I'll ever get out from all the chaos.
    ~ Sue

  9. Hi Jacqueline! This post is lovely and I think the white hydrangea is are your photos. I'm jealous of your NM weather...we are having terrible storms tonight. Hope my new plants survive! ~Ann

  10. love everything about it, the painting of the surf is a treasure!! Janet

  11. cute and relaxed, i have been playing beachy stuff for a couple of months now and love seeing it all~

  12. thanks for visiting me today. We both are landlocked but truly love the coast. Guess we will have to settle for visits!! Hugs, Janet

  13. Beautiful setup! I love all the calming colors.


  14. Jacqueline, I just love the wonderful space you created in your home to remember the sea. You have a great eye for beautiful objects! My favourite is the painting with the bamboo frame :)
    Thanks for sharing and best wishes!
    Jeanne xx

  15. I just love that painting in the bamboo frame!
    You've set an inviting place for some beautiful R&R!

  16. it all comes together very well, love the ocean vibe!

  17. I love you decorating style....very coastal! I'm your newest follower!

  18. I love your beachy desert theme! I visited New Mexico 5 years ago and just loved it. Went from Soccorro to Sante Fe to Taos...what a great place! I'd love to see more posts about the state. I'll follow you!!

  19. Love your beachy desert style and I loved the state of N.M. on my trip there!!! I'm a new follower. Please pay me a visit if you can.

  20. Beautiful! I'm a desert dweller that misses the beach I grew up on. I surround myself with these colors too :-)

  21. I absolutely love what you have done here your colours and compositions are fabulous!

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  23. loving all your beach goodies you have shared! Looks very tranquil what you have come up with....xoxo, tracie

  24. Can I come over for dinner on your patio? :) everything here is making me anxious for summer! love all your pretty pieces and how you put it together. Your oil painting is reminsiscent of one I just got thrifting. Thanks for sharing at Transformations and Treasures!

  25. Love the beach theme, looks lovely. Thanks for visiting Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays and adding your link.

  26. It's gorgeous! You have a lovely blog here :)

    Love and luck!


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