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beach cottage bougainvillaea and oars

Morning beach cottage ladies...well it's cool and overcast at the time of writing this in Sydney, I'm sitting here with Barls who is asleep (seems always) and have one of my offspring (the largest one) home sick with the lurgy which I had the misfortune to also suffer a few weeks ago (keeping me in bed for a full two ...

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Double Layer Vintage Mirrors & Playing with Oars & Cameras

G'day sweet blog friends, well thank you for the comments on the pics and my errrm sweet face.  I will leave it at that. Today I had planned on doing some pottering in the garden but ended up here in the Sitting Room with the oars...I just couldn't leave them alone...they were simply calling me this morning...Vron, ...

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Beach Cottage Old Weathered Oars & Days Down the Beach

Flying in with a quick Saturday visit here this Arvo at the Beach Cottage cos I thought you might like to see how my morning went ...and just why I love the Lucky Country they call Australia... I was sitting on the beach, watching the kids in the surf, people watching  when this sailed on by... on our way to the ...

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Cooler

  Hello beach cottage friends.  Monday morning here, I am sitting up in bed with my second cup of tea, the French doors and windows on the other side are open and it's just so lovely and cool and fresh.  The days, at last, are feeling more Winter-y (for Sydney).  Barls has jumped up on the bed and is quite ...

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beach cottage hallway fittings

  Helloooo, I've been finally getting some house things finished around the place...still so much to do but slowly we are getting there. This is the back hallway now painted white...the main part of the house is in a grey white but this section is quite dark so I went with a strong white on the walls and the ...

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Beach Cottage Driftwood Collection

    a beautiful pair of original vintage oars from the new Driftwood Collection, more

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beach cottage cauliflower, chickpea and feta and blusters

  Good evening from Sydney, well we have had a very uncharacteristally cool day here on the beaches...blustery, grey white sky, rain, wind and 20C...I said I missed blustery, not that much ;)  We had, we thought, moved headlong into the end of Spring with great speed and determination the last few weeks with hot late ...

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Easy BBQ Tomato Relish

  Sponsored Post Woolworths Gold Hellooo, here today with a very easy tomato relish recipe to enjoy with a good old Aussie bbq burger. As you know the last few weeks or so have been rather busy for me and easy meals have been on the agenda, plus without an oven I've had to think up ways to cook meals rather ...

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rustic coast – beach shack style

G'day, how are you? It's been quite cold here for the last few weeks, really for 6 weeks or so, when I say cold I mean like 18C but getting much chillier in the evenings and in the mornings...the afternoons bring with them a cool crisp drop in temperature that has had me pulling on uggs, popping on a jumper and ...

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June, Barley & an adventure

Well can you believe another month has gone?  I loved June, the weather in Sydney was amazing for Winter, cold but sunny and bright.  I can’t quite believe though that we are halfway through the year…funny how that happens isn’t it, one minute it’s Christmas, the next thing July is here…and here in Sydney I ...

coastal vintage bits, bobs, shops, beach cottage abs

Ooooh good evening beach cottage ladies, I have been doing a lot of lugging about in this old cottage...lugging about of old coastal vintage finds...loved furniture, old mirrors, oars, ladders, crates, oh my I'm drowning in old wooden crates...I have a huge stash of all this old stuff and as you know a week or so ago I ...

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a beach cottage reader donates me vintage doors

It's been lovely here, cold (well Sydney cold, I won't tell you the temperature, I'll let you go off and check it and then come back and start pouring gallons of ice cold water on me to let me know what you think is cold) and sunny, interspersed with the odd day of rain and cloud. I've been spending lots of my days ...

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A Few Beach Cottage Coastal Vintage Treasures for Sale

Good morning lovely ladies of Beach Cottage Land, do hope all is well?  I have had a busy few days and my husband has been away interstate so I'm looking forward to a quiet weekend of gardening and baking... I'm just popping in to say I'm, errrm, let's just say making room in this old cottage, it's getting pretty ...

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Love Your Christmas Home Day 2

Hellooo & welcome to Day 2 of Love Your Christmas Home Today is all about your theme, colours, lights, what you really want and making a pretty Christmas with what you've already got. Now after yesterday hopefully you will have lots of inspirational images of how you want your Christmas to be - but tell me is ...

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Beach Cottage Shop, coastal vintage wares

 Helllooo, well let's get back to pretty Beach Cottage things shall we?  No horrendously photo-shopped polka dots plastered all over this old cottage on the beaches this afternoon...I had to stroke the plain white walls of my sitting room last night to stop them weeping at the style debacle they suffered yesterday, ahem ...

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How to Make a Vintage Mason Jar Pendant Light, A Beach Cottage DIY Tutorial

Hi Beach Cottage ladies, how are you, today we have the ever-so lovely Catherine here with a How to Make a Mason Jar Pendant Light DIY Tutorial...get ready, this is a goodie. ...

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Beach Cottage coastal vintage mirror makeover

Hello Beach Cottage ladies, well this morning I have the mirror makeover zooshed up with a bit of Beach Cottage coastal vintage style to show you. As you know I have loved coastal vintage for a very long time, as soon as we got our own little Australian cottage I was there all the way – mixing up lots of white with ...

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Beach Cottage Decor

 Good moaning Beach Cottage chicks, how you digging this morning, all good here, I have been out on the deck with a cup of tea - the weather is lovely today, the sun is shining, school is out, muffins are baking and we are debating what to do...will probs involve walking by the sea or something like that... ...

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A Beach Cottage Nautical Bedroom with a Coastal Ruffle

    Good morning lovely Beach Cottage friends, neighbours, anyone who is out there and cares to listen to me rambling on about my love for a white ruffle quilt. ...

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Beach Cottage Daily Seaside Dose & the Beach Cottage Newsletter

Ahhh, G'day sweet Beach Cottage Lovelies! How you doin'? Errrm I heard some of you, who might be reading this blog are a lil' on the chilly side?  A couple of readers in the Northern Hemisphere have told me they are settling in at -5 in the daytime.  Brrr, I sure don't remember or want to remember just how cold ...

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How to Get The Best Vintage Coastal Style ~ Top Tip for Great Nautical Beach Decor

  G'day lovely beach cottage ladies, I hope you are ready for some nautical, coastal style, beachy stripe in your life? Because today we are getting our nautical stripes on! ...

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A Beach Cottage Deck for Coastal Style – Progress

G'day! Welcome Beach Cottage ladies, how you cooking?  Well I tell you what, it's cooking in Beach Cottage Land this morning...busy busy busy with the deck being finished and the Summer House about part way through...and it's been a pretty warm weekend...which when you are painting sometimes isn't such a good ...

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Beach Cottage Answers to FAQ

  Good Moaning ladies.  All Good with you? Everyone is back to school in my old beach cottage...all is quiet, this is a pic from the beach yesterday...we are slap bang in the middle of Spring down here and as my fave season I am loving it....just love wearing jeans and t-shirts and my birkies, sunnies, the sun ...

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Bedroom Decor

Aloha! How are you? Well I am still here, my server is still here, the kiddos are off on holidays and life is very good... Wanna see my new, ooh I mean old ;-) quilt and a little change around in my bedroom? Come on in. ...

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Bedroom Makeover – Beach Cottage Coastal

G'day! It's a funny day here, started off raining this morning, but that has kinda turned into sunshine here and there so the garden is dripping with glistening bits... ...

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Beach Cottage Blog Tips…10 Ways to Find the Time to Blog

G'day BC'ers! So, here we are, you have a blog, you've found your blogging voice but how on earth are you gonna fit this in with doing the laundry, running the kiddos around, working part-time, painting things white, buying ballet flats? And if you are like me you will find it difficult to get that balance right...the ...

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G’day From Mr BC ~ The Art of Successful Oar Management

Choices, The Art of Successful O[a]r Management. (a)    Spend Sunday reading newspapers, drinking coffee, snoozing on sofa...... ...

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Postcards from Beach Cottage Treasure Hunting

G'day lovely beach cottage ladies, today some vintage beach cottage decor for coastal style! Righto let's get to it...one girl, two roadside scores. One morning a while ago I was driving the school run, not thinking of beach decor at all,  full of the happiness and the joys of the day, 'cos I am such a bright and ...

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DIY Entrance Hallway Makeover with BeadBoard Part I! + A GIVEAWAY

So hello, here we are again, in my tatty little cottage on Sydney's beaches talking about all things white, vintagey, beachy, coastal.  I aim to please ;-) Thanks for all who guessed in the impromptu giveaway  posts today...too funny...yeah I am a wicked old teasing Beach Cottage Witch....I really enjoyed this, ...

Beach Cottage Vintage Oar Twins

G'day world, how was the weekdend?  Turned out to be a good day for Oar Twins Treasure here ;-) And Saturday night was lovely...we spent the evening on the deck, good food, good wine and good company and yep I'll try and get around to taking pics and giving recipes for the stew, thanks for the many emails on menus, no ...

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Beach Cottage Old Desk Table & Family Room Workspace

G'day blogging buddies.  Thanks for all the questions, interesting theme is the 350, errrm I'll be talking about that tomorrow (I'm thinking you may be thinking my butt is a lot better than it truly is here Down Under, ahem). As I said yesterday we have had a move around and a furniture de-clutter...pre-empting my ...

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Dollar Free Beach Cottage Christmas Dress-Up

G'day. Monday morning here, it's beautifully hot.  I have sore back of legs from yesterday's too long on the beach.  It seems to be that I worry so much that the kiddos are sun safe that I miss out one area of myself every time.  So last night, very sore, I googled 'natural sunburn remedy' and found aloe vera and ...

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A DIY Beach Cottage Christmas Wreath for a Dollar

 I have to say I never thought, five years ago, in the midst of a cold run-up to the festive season in the Old Country that I'd be sitting in shorts and singlet revelling in making a Christmas wreath from a bunch of shells.  Furthermore I certainly didn't think that said wreath would be thrifted.  Or that I would be ...

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Beach Cottage Family Room Before Reveal…and After

G'day my lovely blog friends, how is it out there?  I am sitting here nursing that old window back to life, boy oh boy I'm still on a junk high from that.  With my coffee this morning I reviewed lots of places for it and because of it's bulk and because it lends itself to hooks I've decided it will go in the hall, here, ...

Before/After Tour

The Beach Cottage is a continually evolving project and changes it seems sometimes almost everyday. In particular I enjoy dressing up the cottage, decorating and of course treasure hunting on a weekly basis to find interesting vintage finds... Here I've finally put together some photos of the rooms before/during the first ...