Beach Cottages, Driftwood, Glitter & Lovehearts

Mon 21st, Dec, 2009

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Morning!  Well it’s morning here anyway.  I hear from the Old Country it is very cold, there is snow, freezing temps and trains have been stuck in the tunnel to France.

Well you’ll be pleased to know it is not like that here.  It is another lovely day in Aus, though there is a strong coastal breeze here today, hence washing machine is going ninety to the dozen.


We have had an enjoyable weekend, Santa came to the beach on Sunday morning, rowed in by a crew of reindeer girls in bikinis and adorned with tinsel and yep I took some photos and video, hoping to get that uploaded soon….cos if you, like me before, have never seen anything like that, I can only imagine that you would be astounded by this Christmas tradition Down Under.


Saturday I spent most of the day cooking and pottering around at the cottage, we had lovely friends over for Christmas Dinner…turkey, roast potatoes, mash, bread sauce, beans (sadly no Brussel Sprouts could be found, or for that matter parsnips either), followed by a wonderful Ice Cream Lasagne Cake…let me just say that calorific intake for this evening was not low…


Anyway during that pottering, table laying with Little Mr BC and general fussing I came across a leftover pile of the driftwood, brought back from the beach by those boys and a forgotten box of baubles from that infamous bauble buying trip  and thought they really would be quite a nice combo – driftwood and glitter seems to be a bit of a theme around here lately.


The Glass works to show off the au natrel of the wood to the full...but really this project this was little more than plonking the branches in and tieing the glittery lovehearts on…you already know that’s my kinda decorating ;-)


See you next time, I hope you are not running around too headless chickeny…I am trying to stay focused on the simple things…

tonight we are going on the annual Beach Cottage Light Viewing Tour…nothing nicer than viewing streets choc full of Christmas lights on a balmy summers night….





 find more Beach Cottage Christmas Beach Stuff here

piles of driftwood and beachcombing finds here

other au natrel, shop the house decorhere


blogged for BNOTP,thanks Susan





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26 Responses to “Beach Cottages, Driftwood, Glitter & Lovehearts”

  1. Hedy King says:

    Love this look, you are a regular corker, Girl.

  2. Jackie says:

    Love the driftwood and silvery baubles! Best of day to you and yours!

  3. Rene says:

    Love the hearts and drift wood. Can’t wait to the Santa scene on the beach. Your beach pics are always so entertaining!

  4. Melanie says:

    Ohhhh, I love this! What a perfect display for Valentine’s Day!

  5. I heart those hearts! Hope you have fun light looking!

    I wish you a very Merry Christmas, my beachy buddy!

  6. Love your driftwood and hearts and can’t wait to see the Santa video. Sounds fascinating!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  7. Alison Gibbs says:

    Love it Sarah – we have a similar arrangement here. Just love picking up interesting pieces of driftwood.

  8. That is very pretty…and of course I am dying to see the video. Eh hem.

  9. Tina Rubie says:

    Just gorgeous Sarah! Enjoy those Christmas lights :)

  10. Love the images in this post: both the ones I CAN see (the photos) and the ones I can’t (reindeer girls!!!???? ….. can’t wait to see photos!). How can you have Christmas without parsnips? Have finally woken to snow this morning, so the world outside has gone quiet……… Funny that we should always hanker slightly after what we haven’t got……. I could quite fancy a balmy evening looking at Christmas lights….. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

  11. Gina says:

    There’s nothing like the words glitter in your heading to send my “heart” a flutter. I luv me some glitter on anything! Your driftwood is so very pretty with the glitter hearts! I can’t wait to see your Santa on the “balmy” beach pics, while we have 8 inches of snow on the ground here!

  12. Quinn says:

    Wouldn’t mind knowing what bread sauce and lasagna cake are.

  13. m says:

    LOVE this!!!!!

    m ^..^

  14. Pamela says:

    This is a lovely idea to put next to my large ornament filled apothecary jar. I didn’t want to overdo it and this will be a great addition. Thanks.

  15. Rhonda says:

    Simply perfect!! I love it.

  16. Eileen says:

    Beautiful! It compliments your home nicely and it’s the perfect Christmas touch!
    All the best,

  17. Rachel says:

    Love, love, love it! :)


  18. Yes, we are kneedeep into snow in The Netherlands too, and that while my daughter is backpacking in your continent Australia, where she has near 40 degrees celcius. I can’t inmagine bu on her pictures I have actually seen huge Christmastrees in the streets.
    Have a nice Christmas, meaby again “on the beach”, you very lucky one among us.
    Godeliva van Ariadone

  19. I just adore your Christmas inspired metamorphosis.

    Be merry and bright!

  20. sabine says:

    J’adore . totally !!! thnaks for the inspiration.
    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

    sabine, la marquise des anges

  21. Sarah – I can only say wow. I am in love with this creation of yours.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  22. Fifi Flowers says:

    LOVE the hearts!!! EVERYTHING looks FAB!
    Merry Christmas… ENJOY!

  23. dear sarah…
    it looks fabulous…
    very inspirational…

    hope you have a lovely AUSSIE xmas & new years..
    sounds like LOTS of fun on the beach up your way!

    thanks for your lovely blogs over the past year..
    shall be there for you in the year 2010!!!
    (you know what i mean?? not there advising you!! BUT following your blog…).

    xxx andrea…

  24. Aloja Vera says:

    I just made this tonight and it was delicious!

    Thanks again!

  25. I just love it!! And for some reason I’m not able to post a comment on your videa post so I’m going to try to here…

    (insert blue word)…HAHAHAHA! ;-)

    Well look at your holly jolly video! Now I am feeling festive indeed. I also have a million and one things left to do and my day job is not sharing in my falalala. They are being one big holiday buzz kill. :-( But I did manage to shovel out the car. Oh wait a minute…Mr. Shorehouse did that.

    The Beach Cottage is looking fabulous! I forgot — you were on holiday last Christmas (I think?) so this is your first one there! YAY! Enjoy it…it sounds and looks like you already are!

    xo, Laura

  26. Wow I like this one. Simple yet very artistic.