Thursday, March 11, 2010

My entry welcomes guests....

with a splash of color and a promise of fun!


I took these with natural light (no flash) so that you can get an idea of the true colors!


I have been blessed to become friends with Jan at My Sanctuary .

and she sent me this beautiful print and we got it framed this week!


It's "Beach Boy with Fish" by Jennifer Markes .

Doesn't it set the tone when you enter my home?


Special thanks to Jan for giving me such a wonderful gift....her friendship means the world to me.


It's fun to decorate a home in Florida. It allows you to use bright colors and different styles. I picked up these  purple shells on New Smyrna Beach. And the sand dollars are from Jekyll Island, Ga.


I hope Jan feels better soon and that her hand heals quickly!


Enjoy your day!



Unknown said...

Hi my lavender dreamer...I'm dreaming of your home and how pretty it is. I know Jan too! Her work of art is just beautiful....You must feel so blessed to know her! Thanks for the Barbie comment...The girl has a heart, under all that plastic shell...I just know it!

Unknown said...

Oh it looks great. I am so glad that it worked out for you. 'i like it with the lighter frame. It looks quite different.

Bearly Sane said...

Hi Diane!

The picture looks great in your entrance...a perfect addition to your nautical theme.

Love the black and white photos in the previous post, especially the one of your mum and's just so sweet...a lovely couple with their babes in arms!

Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Michela said...

Your entrance looks so cosy and you've got a lovely taste! xxx

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Such a perfect water color for your entry!! it's so pretty and full of life (I like that). Your photo of it is beautiful!
How very sweet and kind of Jan to gift you such a lovely treasure.
Take care and enjoy your sweet day,

Stacey said...

What a beautiful painting and perfect for a Florida home!

Molly Anne said...

What a beautiful pop of color and what fantastic art! Those shells are a great touch too.

Vee said...

Diane, I think it says that your house is fun and lighthearted. That's a good thing, especially in Florida!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

It looks wonderful! It was meant to be there....

Barb said...

Hi Diane, your print is lovely and I just adore the shells..OOOOOO!

Barb ♥

Bumpkin Hill said...

I quite agree, I would smile everytime I look at that print. I love your shell collection too, I adore to collect shells. HUGS, catherine xx

Janet said...

Love the print! And your shells just add to the look.

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Sweetie! I love these little glimpses of your lovely home! This is such a pretty print, and the colors are just wonderful. I love your shell collection too!
This is such a feel good blog!
Have a fun rest of the day! xoxo's Paulette

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Your entryway is lovely and I enjoyed my visit to your house today.
I love the shells and the nautical feel.


Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Diane! The print looks perfect in your home. Your decor is so lovely! You have such a wonderful collection of shells too. Thanks for sharing your world with us! Have a beautiful day sweetie!

Lisa :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Wow..yes! It is right for your home! Perfect! I see trips to the Bahama's, Jamacia, and tons of other places..(NO Haiti..ok?)
Or Chili for that matter.. It's hard to believe and I am in earthquake country BIG TIME!
The bowl with the tiny shell in the middle. How sweet that is..
We have shells too because of the island in Maine. I can't wait to go searching this summer.
It's always an adventure.
Thanks for your sweet comments on my posts no matter how lame they are. You make me feel good.
Love and hugs,

Unknown said...

The print is beautiful and sets your home off perfectly! Suzie xxx

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Just love that dresser curio!! Such a great piece. I would want to be greeted by sea treasures too..., my entry is small though, so in this house there's no space.

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

Love your beachy entry. And that print is beautiful.


Your foyer is very inviting and love the colors in the painting.
Deb :)

Steph said...

It's a lovely entryway and wonderful painting. I love your shells. You are encouraging me to leave mine out around our home.

Unknown said...

Beautiful does look like a batik print, is it? Hope you have a splendid weekend..btw, I love collecting shells and have them lined up on my kitchen window.