before we moved to the central coast of california, we lived in a little beach community in the southernmost part of orange county called san clemente. as much as i love it here in san luis obispo, i miss the beaches of san clemente. our little duplex was just a couple blocks from the beach. we had an ocean view (from our roof). i would take naps a few days a week down in the sand. sean could go for a quick surf any time he wanted.
but this has changed coming here. i’m more than sure having 3 kids since then has changed all that, too. but as a little reminder of where we once were, each summer i take out all our shells we’ve collected and beach glass we’ve found and starfish we, uh, bought… and set them out to remind us of summers past.
remember how it used to look? i liked the turquoise table there in the entry, but i love it more behind the couch, where i originally bought it for. this dresser is the perfect size for the entry and has a ton of storage, which is great considering a neighbor generously gave us bags of thomas trains. the bottom 3 drawers are ALL trains. i’m hoping to keep some of the top drawers empty so when we have guest come over i can just dump my piles in there ;)
i piled on a few bird cages, which the kids also love more than their own toys, and added a couple iron birds on a cake plate.
do you see that fabulous cake plate?! that was a just because gift from my dear friend, joy. she knows me well!