Friday, July 23, 2010

Beachy Cuteness at Tattered Nest!

So, Tattered Nest has been up-and-running for about 5 months. It's undergone several revisions in that time, but I typically forget to take my camera in to get fresh photos! This time, I settled for my cell phone camera, so please excuse the poor quality.

For the remainder of July and most of August, I'm featuring a beachy theme. Here are some of the goodies you'll find if you stop by Homestead Handcrafts in on Thousand Oaks (between Nacogdoches and IH-35) in San Antonio (I'm on Aisle J):

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Shell Mosaics & Chalkboard Plates. LOVE this mirror with a shell mosaic frame. The grout is sand-colored. FUN! That's my sweet mama in the mirror! The pretty teal chalkboard plate has embossed butterflies on it. SWEET! And dontcha love that little ceramic Nantucket basket? So cute!

Seashell Mosaic Mirror, Chalkboard plate

I had a blast making over this "By the Sea" lamp. The lampshade features handwritten lyrics from this cute old song. When you turn the lamp on, clam shells appear on the shade (they show up even better when overhead lights are turned off). The base of the lamp is painted a beachy-shabby-chic aqua, and has a little sand on it!

By the Sea Lamp
For some inexpensive beach ambience, how about a little sign? These cuties are only $5 each! And how about that chalkboard treat jar? You can change the label to fit your mood - or the contents!
Beach signs

Some pretty bottles and letter cubes. Wouldn't that bamboo tray be cute in your bathroom?


A beachy bucket, complete with a YUMMY Angel Food Cake Circle E votive candle!

Beach Bucket

I LOVE this idea! Upcycled Caraffes with chalkboard paint labels. Perfect for serving Sweet & Unsweetened Iced Tea, water, lemonade, etc. at parties. Just erase & relabel with chalk!

Chalkboard Caraffes

Sweet old hand-appliqued Morning Glory coverlet. It's either a twin or full - I'm not sure. It's a steal at $25.

Morning Glory coverlet

More beachy fun. Shabby-chic candlesticks, a tin planter, another chalkboard plate & caraffe, and a cute wicker conch shell.

Beachy Booth

Seashell Mosaic Chalkboard Plates. These are created from wood chargers, so they are less fragile.

Beachy Booth

Another chalkboard plate. This creamy beauty has embossed butterflies on it. And don't forget the seashell mosaic birdhouse (or shell shack!) and the chalkboard treat jar!

Chalkboard plates, seashell mosaic birdhouse

Won't you stop by the Tattered Nest at Homestead Handcrafts? It'll be like a beach getaway!
They're open Monday - Saturday 10 - 6 and Sunday 12 - 5. Here's a map.

Beachy Booth