Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sailing The Sea with Anna Lee...

Tybee now has a charter school…Tybee Island Maritime Academy..
Anna ( the assistant that the good Lord sent my way several years ago) is the art teacher and creative director(the name I have given her) at the school. They had a dinner to raise money for the new school  and her job was turning the gym into  a fine dining spot. The chef's of Elizabeth's on 37th street in Savannah have a son at the school and they are creating food magic and fundraising . Anna is creating her magic with flowers, local greenery,  shells and found objects. The art of her students just make everything perfect.
I am  always ready to help brighten up everything with happy colors and simple accents.
The food was amazing and…A GREAT TIME WAS HAD BY ALL!!!!!

We are so lucky to have the Maritime  Academy on our island .

Anna and some of the other teacher took time out to help wait tables and Elizabeth's on 37th and some of their staff donated this amazing

Here is some of the work done by Anna's students..

Their use of color is so pure and beautiful...

A great sign in the hallway of the school

the door to Anna classroom .. if those art happy colors…..

more of their art projects ..soon I am taking them on a field trip of some of the cottages and they will then make their own

The gym was transformed into fine dining…thanks to Anna's talent and the wonderful skill of the chef's at the restaurant .

blues and whites and and natural greenery make it look wonderful

  white hydranga's ,roses and tulips

student tea pots on the coffee bar furnished by the Coffee Bean coffee shop on the island

Anna's painting ..the next fund raiser piece..  anyone can bid …..(I will be posting it)
the entrance to the gym

Welcome to Elizabeth's on Tybee

more creative things from Anna

found wood and snail shells

nature.. natural.. and beautiful

everything from the island..simple and natural and Anna can mix things just right!!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Happy Friday Randomness....with a little Turquoise thrown in !!!!

It is cold but the sun is shining at Tybee .I am headed to South Carolina to pick up tile for the first of the shower renovations at Southern Tides Cottage.(A Tybee Cottages vacation rental)
I am avoiding getting my tax things together so I am traveling down memory lane with colorful warm and sunny thoughts.
Here are a few colorful memories to hold off the winter blah's...THINK..WARM..SUNNY..AND HAPPY THOUGHTS...

the powder room  door at 99 STEPS TO THE BEACH COTTAGE (painted and designed by my son)

the tybee turquoise  cabinet

my business card ( thanks Ashley and Anna for creating it and Richard Leo Johnson for taking this photograph! )

a vintage tub full of pillows and porch floor paint peeking out (waiting for warmer weather!!)

my office wall....

the original shower at Fish Camp Cottage(styled by your truly)

thoughts of warmer days ahead  (a Doug Keister Photograph) ocean air thr open windows.....

winter past with my wonderful rescue Foster who came from Discount Fabrics in Bluffton SC. 



Thursday, January 9, 2014

Sheds, Showers And Other Simple Pleasures....

I have been frozen by the cold and I know I am a wimp compared to all you you who lived in the colder areas. All my plants are dead and the grass is brown and I am seriously depressed. I know how lucky I am to live where I do and I know that before I know it... the bugs and heat with be upon me.
I decide to look at my photos and TRY to find some order in the chaos..(apple class did not make a dent in what I need to learn)
I am sharing happy warmer thougths and pictures that I ran across on my computer today.
Often times the simple things are the best thing....


a shed just waiting for the red geraniums in spring

the outdoor shower made from old Tybee shutters

add some old windows  to a work shed and  a porch and some happy colors and you have a "happy place"

outdoor shower at Paws and Paddles

a tool shed turned into a magic spot....

an old garage turned into a cottage

great hooks for an out door shower

a patio and a bench made fro m and old iron bed with driftwood seat 

a shed with style

the magic of Marabou SHED LOVE!

Luscious Little cottage..shed more SHED LOVE

zinnias and old windows with curtains in a privacy fence

 a great spot for a nap in the "inspiration room"............... Bohemian Cottage
outdoor shower at Palm cottage

my favorite place!!!!

a nice place for a visit

a place for pondering

a warm outdoor shower ( a Richard Leo Johnson photography with styling by Elizabeth Beeler

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Had To Share...

I just had to share.....

Our  Christmas  family oyster roast .... the friends and family, the miracle Peckenpau (who is still here) and the beautiful decorations and wonderful food and oysters.
My son and his wife hosted that day at their cottage on  Rose Ave on the Isle of Hope.( Lucky me I got out of cooking except for the collard greens)
Happy Holidays...

their  front door

the old boat  builders shed on their property ( where the previous owner built beautiful wooded boats ) The perfect place for the party!!!

the wreath with oysters shells 

dressing up the shed with natural greenery

the beautiful and talented hostess
my sons and friend Amy Parlow

the Coslick's  wonderful Christmas tree
the miracle "Peck"  and the Coslick's

Everything was perfect..even the weather.... all the greenery and fruit came right from the yard

the special touches.....

the yummy sauces.....
the oyster knives lined up for the feast

"dig in"

friends and family around a roaring fire in the vintage jelly pot.
Nothing better than that!!!!

"OUR HERO"..Peck.. still here ..still fabulous.. the rescue pup who touched all our lives in such a powerful and wonderful manner.
Happy New Year... Here is to a glorious new year filled with happy colors and Good Health.