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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

4th of July Birthday Celebration Beach House Style

I'm always asked if I was born on Christmas because of my first name.  Seasonally speaking, it's the exact opposite and falls on the 4th of July.  It's definitely a fun day for a birthday!  To celebrate America's 236th birthday and my 46th, enjoy free shipping now through Sunday by entering coupon code: birthday2013.  Three cheers for  the Red, White and Blue! Here's some of the red, white and blue Beach House style:

Our Atlantic Isle, Sail Away, Newport Pier and Southwinds Bedding Sets in classic nautical style found in Beach House Bedding Quilt Sets.

It doesn't get more nautical than this.  Directors Chairs and Pillow Covers from our Ella Vickers Sailcloth Collection handcrafted in the USA from recycled sailcloth.  Find them in Furniture and Sailcloth Pillow Cover Collection.

Nautical themed Star Dinnerware featuring embossed stars on cobalt blue stoneware pottery in Dinnerware or a cute Lobster Potholder Dishtowel Set seen in the July/August 2012 issue of Coastal Living magazine found in Kitchen Accessories

Complete your nautical decorating and tie it all in with our Sailing The Lakes and Ship Shape Area Rugs.  Find them in Area Rugs.

Show your patriotism beach style with our Patriotic Beach Flag in Garden & House Flags.  Perfect for your garden, yard or house!

Happy 4th of July Beach House friends!


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

New Sale Items for the New Year!

It's exciting to get back in the swing of things after the holidays; however, a broken office computer was not part of my there's been some delays; but...that's part of the excitement, right?!  The start of the new year means new sale items at The Beach House LLC to make room for new coastal and nautical home decor!

I like anything tropical today since the temperature in Delaware is a frigid 24 degrees, BRRR!!!  Welcome friends and family with a tropical scene in this Surf's Up! Flag available in large Surf's Up Large Flag, or mini size Surf's Up Mini Flag.

Or staying with the tropical theme, a Tropical Fish Wall Plaque also available in two other styles.  These weather resistant Tropical Fish Wall Plaques can also be hung outside in a covered area.

Instead of tropical, beach style Shell Welcome Plaques in weathered ocean blue or apple green.

And to remind you of summer all year long, the Summer Fun Bedding Quilt Set, handcrafted and made of 100% cotton.

Or stay warm with a throw that reminds you, "Heaven's a little closer In a house...By the sea" with the  House By The Sea Throw, made of 100% cotton.

Visit Sale! Beach & Nautical Decor to shop all our sale items!


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Classic Nautical Accents Using Sailcloth

On deck at the Beach House, Ella Vickers home decor collection made out of recycled sailcloth.  You can't get more nautical than this!  Handcrafted using yacht sails from around the world; and available in either pre-consumer fabric using new cloth bought from sailmakers from scrap or rollends, or post-consumer fabric using cloth from actual used sails from sailing the seas!  This eco-friendly, repurposed sailcloth collection saves 20,000 yards of sailcloth from the landfill each year, is super durable and chic.

One of the Spinnaker Shower Curtains.  A classic in nautical bath decor available here: Shower Curtains & Accessories

Standard or Tall Sailcloth Covered Directors Chairs.  The Tall Sailcloth Directors Chair is counter high, perfect for the kitchen counter or bar: Furniture

Sailcloth Wine Bags, great for gift giving: Kitchen Accessories

Sailcloth Placemats available with one random number in blue, black, green or red, or blue or red star: Tabletop

Sailcloth Pillow Covers available in different sizes.  A classic nautical accent for inside or outside on the deck or porch: Pillows and Throws

And one of my favorites, the Sailcloth Dog Bed Cover that fits two King size pillows perfectly.  A great way to recycle King size pillows; and your dog will love it too since it will have your scent.  Find it here: Beach House Pets

Now it's possible to bring a piece of the sea and the adventure into your home.  Have a terrific weekend!


Friday, August 31, 2012

Dressed to Grill...Beach House Style

The July/August issue of Coastal Living featured our Lobster Potholder Dishtowel Set for a fun tool for the grill chef! Since Labor Day weekend means grilling and end of summer celebrations, here are some sizzling grill tools for the chef, beach house style.

Whether you like blue crab, lobster, shrimp or all of the above, we have you covered!  The Blue crab Gourmet Apron features My Island's fun and vibrant Blue Crab design on 100% cotton canvas with Double Front Pockets.  The apron reads, "Crabby cooks get pinched!"  Pair it with the Crustacean Jacquard Dishtowel or Lobster Potholder Dishtowel Set.

For the grill (or kitchen goddesses), the Mermaid Gourmet Apron features My Island's whimsical Mermaid design on 100% cotton canvas with Double Front Pockets.  The apron reads, "Queen of the sea...And Kitchen!"  Pair it with the Scallop Shell Potholder Dishtowel Set or Starfish Potholder Dishtowel Set.

Find all these fun and functional accessories in Kitchen Accessories.

Wishing you all a very Happy Labor Day Weekend!  I know I'm really going to try and savor it - sorry, I couldn't resist - ha, ha!


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Beach House Beginnings and Our 6 Year Anniversary Sale

It's been a "little" while since I posted on The Beach House blog; and since the store is celebrating six years, I thought this was the perfect time to get back to it, tell you about the beach house beginnings and a sale to celebrate our anniversary!

I think my story is the same as a lot of women.  I worked for 19 years at one of the big banks.  A few years after having my son, I went part-time and had terrific hours so I could spend time with him.  Then the lay offs began.  In the meantime, we have bought a mobile home/trailer down the Delaware beaches.  Let's just say my "beach house" was not nearly as quaint as the vintage Airstream trailers - he, he.  The first thing to go was the "No Trespassing" sign the previous owners had nailed to one of the trees in the front yard, then followed up with a lot of scrubbing and a lot of white paint.  But that's a story (and pictures) for another time.  So, I was in search of beach decor for my "beach house" but couldn't find anything I liked.  I wanted beach decor with a vintage or cottage feel.

Then the idea to open an online store.  It was now or never and it seemed to be the right time.  After all, I was out of a job, I'd have the flexibility to spend time with my son and I really enjoyed decorating a home.  So there you have it J. There's been challenges; some I've really enjoyed; but all rewarding even if I didn't see it at the time.  At the risk of getting too sentimental, the best part has been sharing the love of all things beachy with all of you.  Thank you (from the bottom of my flip flops) for your business and your likes.  And now, Part I of our anniversary celebration:  

 *Coupon may not be applied to previous purchases or combined with any other promotion.  Excludes Designer Table Lamps and The Beach House LLC gift certificates.

Part II is coming to facebook...and enjoy shopping!


Friday, March 23, 2012

Vintage Sack Pillows and Beach House Signs

I love vintage accents and inspirational quotes.  Combine the two with a coastal twist, along with a simple style that can be either casual or elegant and I'm really hooked!  I thought the vintage inspired sack pillows and box signs added to the store last week were beautifully simple in design and words.

The first pillow pictured doesn't exactly have a "beachy" quote; but it reminded me of some favorite beach memories like my first family vacation to the beach as a little girl to Wildwood, NJ.  Seeing the ocean for the first time and the boardwalk.  It also brought to mind a more recent beach first...

Tubing!  The picture is a little blurry.  Probably from a combination of the boat (and me) going back and forth and my son who was taking the picture and having a good laugh :)!  What fun!  Find the entire collection of Vintage Linen Sack Pillows at:

You can just feel the sand and surf with these box signs made of wood with a weathered blue finish.  Versatile too!  Because the depth of the signs are 1.75", they can either hang on a wall or sit on a shelf.  Find the beach box signs at:

More sack pillows and box signs to come in the following weeks.  Have a terrific weekend!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New Beach House Area Rug Styles

We've added lots of new area rug styles at The Beach House LLC for inside the home or indoor/outdoor use.  New indoor designs include:

Sailing The Lakes and

Starfish Toss in new colors.  New indoor/outdoor designs include:

One of my favorites, Surfer Hibiscus.  I can picture this in a beach cottage bungalow; or

Shell Tile with sand dollars, seashells and starfish.  See all the new designs added to our Area Rugs and Indoor/Outdoor Area Rugs at: