December 10, 2018

More Christmas at Lost Cay Cottage!

Glad you could stop back by Quarters One at the beach for another peak in our little cottage!
Here are some photos of our dining room and kitchen...we participated in an island tour of homes so the photos are taken at various times of the day.

It's been fun incorporating into the beach house some of the pieces we acquired while in the military. All of this ensemble came from Vicenza, Italy when were with the 173d Airborne Brigade. 
Sky Soldiers!

I don't know if you can tell but I am pretty crazy about Oyster shells and I found this great local artist who does beautiful work. Her name is Laura Lobdell, see the link attached to her name.

Our sweet Beauregard.

Our new puppy, Beatrice. 
If you don't know her story, my daughter found her on the side of a highway.  
We found two homes for her but neither worked out, through no fault of her own, so we decided her best home was here with us!

Our little galley kitchen is perfect for going out to eat!

My gingerbread beach cottage is sort of modeled after Lost Cay Cottage!

I have a few more decorations to share, which I will do next week! For now, thank you for stopping by and enjoy this most wonderful of seasons!
With Gratitude,

December 2, 2018

Christmas 2018 Home Tour

I am very humbled to be in the company of Less than Perfect Life of Bliss, Amy at 11Magnolia Lane, and Evolution of Style for the finale of the 12 Days of Holiday Homes Tour hosted by 11Magnolia Lane and Evolution of Style, sponsored by Lynch Creek Farm

If you've never been to Quarters One before, welcome! I've spent the past 7 years blogging about our military quarters 
(hence the  name) 
and our life in the Army.  
We retired in June and are currently residing by the sea in a little place we call Lost Cay Cottage.

We have a great open floor plan. My colors are pretty neutral but this season I've splashed it with some red, my favorite color.

Because all of our Christmas decorations are in storage, I decided a little would have to go a long way this year.

I had an oyster shell wreath that came apart and so now it is an oyster shell garland. You'll see that I am crazy about oyster shells, they give me so much inspiration!

I just love red, gray, and white this season.

The truth is, this is how our sofa usually looks.

My besties at Gatherings at 3 Thirteen in Manhattan, KS sent this lovely red fabric for pillows!

We don't have a tree because we are going to be celebrating Christmas day somewhere else.  It would be undecorated anyway because of our tradition of not decorating the tree when one of our family members is deployed. 

Please come back and I'll show you how I set our table for a casual beach cottage Christmas lunch!

Before you leave, visit our front porch here and see how I used the beautiful wreath courtesy of Lynch Creek Farm.  It makes me so happy to look at it! 
 With Gratitude, Shand

If you've missed any of the beautiful houses on the 12 Days of Holiday Homes tour see the links below to catch up or to re-visit!

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