It’s no secret that Bridport is very nearly a seaside town without actually being right on the sea. West Bay is within walking distance from town and many locals frequent the seaside towns and villages among the Jurassic coast so it is fitting that our kitchen and home decor reflect this aspect of our lives. On our last outing to Lyme Regis I picked up a few retro postcards and seaside-y bits from various shops including Seasalt and Pug and Puffin. A life by the sea seems to evoke a slower pace, a bit more old-fashioned at times, and this really appeals to me.
I have to confess that I am hopelessly flawed and cave whenever I see these types of postcards and retro goodies around! It’s got to be a disease with me! So much so that I have often found duplicates, even TRIPLICATES in my postcard stash and in an event coordinated by a pen pal group I’m part of on Facebook I finally put some of them to good use but I always end up with more somehow. The Seasalt bags were on sale the last time we went to Lyme and I just HAD to have one! How could I not? They are so cute and great for shopping. Also got a retro baking recipes book which I’m hoping to start going through and sharing my bake-tastic skills with you all sometime down the road on future blog posts.
Now, our kitchen is mostly decorated in red, white and chrome but the main walls are just plain white at present and I had the idea of decorating the walls with food themed retro postcards and other fun visual ephemera so today I thought I’d pull all those postcards out and place them on the wall with tacky putty until I have matching frames for them all. I strategically placed them where I’ll eventually be hanging them anyway so I know what it will look like. I loved the blue and white beach sign postcards so much that we got from Pug and Puffin that I could not pass them up!
So, what do you do when you want to know what something will look like once placed on your walls? Grab your Pritt Poster Buddies putty, your wall art and get to tacking them up there!
And voila! Here’s how mine turned out…I had one left over that doesn’t quite fit the bill so I’ll have to think of what to do with it at a later date but I placed 6 of the horizontal ones next to my Mollie Makes calendar (three on either side), making it a nice balance below my tea kettle clock. There’s a lot of white wall space in the kitchen so to make it look less blank I put the three blue and white sign postcards on the opposite facing wall to kind of close it in. They look quite nice with the table in front when viewed from the doorway between the kitchen and lounge, don’t you think? 🙂
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Photography by Nadia M. Perez Bugler
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I missed posting yesterday as I was quite busy with some pressing housekeeping matters as well as having to take a few things to the post office before meeting my hubby to look at a few household items we needed as we slowly go building our new home together. It is incredible how easy it is to really think of things to be thankful for and how difficult it seems to be to remind ourselves to constantly be thankful for every breath we take on a daily basis without being challenged to do so. Yesterday I was thinking of how thankful I am that I seem to have been placed in an area rich in history and vintage items. I love all things vintage and have had the pleasure of being able to find several purveyors of such sundries here in Bridport which is excellent for me so I am very grateful to have them so nearby.
Today I was marveling at the wonders of nature and how thankful I am to live near so much beautiful and wild nature. Hubby foraged the other day for wild garlic and brought quite a bit home. There are wild strawberry plants growing in our garden and lots of other beautiful plants to look at. I marvel at nature constantly and was really pleased when we went for a walk to Pymore and saw lots of interesting plant-life as well as horses and such. I am very thankful for my happily situated home.
Plant Photo in Collage by me, Nadia M. Perez Bugler.
Taken on the way to West Bay from Bridport, Dorset, UK.
Vintage Dancers sourced from The Graphics Fairy.