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You know how sometimes things just fit before you even realize it? That’s exactly how this vignette happened. Sometime ago, I moved the lamp that was here last spring and I knew I needed something to fill it in.

The gallery wall I had tried on top of these windows didn’t quite fit so I took it all down, too. It’s like why I painted my whole house white five years ago even though my contractor literally thought I was crazy, I just needed to quiet the space for a minute. I needed it to be simple before I filled it in. I think it’s The Nester talks about quieting a space and it completely makes sense.

Well, we took pictures this summer at the beach like we always do and I was thrilled with our pictures. While I was down there, I did a session at a friend’s beach house and she had this framed beach picture inside a window and I LOVED it. Thankfully, my next door neighbors are quite amazing and they own a framing gallery so they matted this print and framed it for me using my other neighbor’s old window!

(last fall’s tour)

(and now)  

I set it in front of these windows just moving it from hanging on the wall and it had my wheels spinning.

THEN, I just happened to set the oar there, too while I was cleaning one day and as I walked away, I thought, well. I think I really like that!

And I did!

It fits the simple, quiet look I was going for without even realizing it.

A coastal touch.

A little hint of green (real eucalyptus mixed with fake).

And my favorite people. Complete with a little princess/cowgirl that curls into any spot she can find.

Be sure to head to the other blogs today to see their vignettes/mantles! I love to see what these talented girls come up with each season!