We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came.
John F. Kennedy
I still harbor my childhood dream of becoming a mermaid when I grow up. I really could not be more obsessed with all things nautical. A lot of what I work for in life, especially the tough stuff, I do because I want a future that will allow me to wake up to the sound of the ocean every day.
In the meantime, I visit water when I can. But mostly I lust after nuggets of nautical novelties and nicknacks. And write like a nerd. In that same spirit, I am compiling a list of lovely nautical finds from around the internet. I hope to do it often. Land, who?
|Those stools are amazing. So are the pillows. And the giant blue vase. I want it all.|
|A blue floor? Brilliant!|
|I just noticed the vintage Pyrex. Swoon.|
This was a home tour featured in a Martha Stewart publication. It is a quaint little cottage on Long Island beach that I instantly fell in love with. I think I even bookmarked the page so that I can look at the pictures often. I wonder if she'd let me move in with her. Perhaps I can barter for cupcakes.
|Photo: Garnet Hill ad|
Yeah, this is my bed. On the beach.
How insanely cool is this wreath? And the rope detail? This shop has some AMAZING nautical-themed decor. I cannot live another day without her Seashell Christmas Ornament. I want it all, actually.
|Gap Nautical Shift|
This dress is so cute. Even though it has horizontal stripes (hiss!), I love it. It also comes in grey, which I love equally. Or more. I can't decide. Ahoy, Matey.
My new must-have piece of jewelry. It is sweet, delicate, and couldn't be lovelier. My birthday is next month. Just in case anyone was wondering.