She Sells Seashells
Photo by Claire Brocato /  Images by Claire  on Flickr. Source:    via  Style Maniac  on  Pinterest  

Photo by Claire Brocato / Images by Claire on Flickr. Source: via Style Maniac on Pinterest 

In a charming cottage by the sea

I'll dine on vintage china 

Sourced from roadside sales,

Mix sunset-hued cocktails

And dive into suitcases of books.

In an antique armoire 

I'll stash filmy sundresses, soft coverups 

And sweetly sexy retro swimsuits, 

Like Marilyn might wear.

On gray days I'll paint the walls 

In abstract pastels

And arrange pretty vignettes 

Of turquoise and persimmon.

And every morning I'll awake to this:

This Style Story by Doreen Creede is part of THE SANDCASTLE PROJECT: Dreaming Of Creating An Escape By The Sea.  For continuing updates follow She Sells Seashells on my Pinterest.  For more on what you might read, cook, eat and enjoy in such a coastal cottage join the conversation all week on the Style Maniac Facebook Page and @thestylemaniac on Twitter .  

"Use the good china for breakfast."