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Well hello there! My name is Sarah.

welcome to BC Land!


I am a stylist, photographer and editor here at abeachcottage.com.

I am living the good life after a huge seachange from London to the sunnier climes of life in the Lucky Country Australia and I started abeachcottage to log the doing-up of our old cottage on the beaches of Sydney…

but it’s much more than that,  a lifestyle blog with ideas on decorating, painting, dressing up tables, thrifting for vintage delights, the joy of flowers, making things, junking, oh and sometimes just life and shoes and often ruffles and crochet.


I love sharing tips and tutorials and ideas on how I give old furniture a new lease of life on here but to be quite frank somtimes I often blog about what is on my mind at any given time, that will normally include white paint and vintage furniture and things…. one day I might blog about my obsession for the most beautiful ballet flats in the world, the next about washing powder or some amazing old vintage thing I just came across, oh and there are always makeovers going on


If you wanna know more you can read about how we found our way to Australia here, and you can get to know me a bit more here, my style is kinda Vintage Coastal Country Beach and you can see some of that going on in my kitchen here, and family room here, though I often blog with whatever I am liking the look of….and right now it’s going a bit Coastal Prairie around here lol

I love to blog about the latest whim or fad I am going through plus you’ll always find heaps of flowers and I often blog about shoes…ballet flats where I force my teenage son to take photos of me standing on a chair and shoes I have styled up to their eyeballs, plus my famous Hunter boots & green chair pop up often


You’ll find my Sitting Room, the tiny room at the front of our cottage with two oddly placed doors, old sash windows, wooden floors and our old sofa we shipped all the way from England the scene for many of my styling sessions, plus the old deck out the back where I love to sit in the evening with a Limoncello…

abeachcottage has been featured around the web..if you want to find out about the summery sitting room featured at Decor8 go here, and the interview I did for Design Sponge’s Sneak Peak in August 2010, here.

I often like to blog about food too and we do a whole lot of recipe sharing on Facebook…if you are here for the famous BC Go To Muffin recipe, which you can throw just about anything at and it still works, go here, and more food and drink things are here,

I also like to spend time making things when I can….clay tags have been a big thing here for a while now too….there’s a tutorial on how I make them here


and there is always always a lot of chalkboard paint :-) and this old door is featured many a time

You can read a bit more about me if you haven’t had enough already here….

oh and guess what, there’ll be an e-course soon!


Oh and on Saturdays, we are having fun celebrating down-time & I’d just love you to join my Club…BC ♥ Saturday’s…you can add your name to the list right here

…and stop back just before the weekend every week for a new mission!


Right now I am just loving styling, blogging, decorating, finding pretty vintage things, photography and bringing up my family…


Welcome to my blog, I hope you stay a while,

`grab a cup of tea or a glass of wine and

`most of all hit that comment button and say G’day!