For those of us that don't have the luxury of homes by the sea, we can still bring the seashore inside by creating vignettes with beach related items or colors. Shells, corals, sand, postcards and souvenirs combined with whites, blues, and aquas can create a soothing and beautiful collage to remind us of beach vacations past.
I love vintage postcards of people vacationing at the seashore and have accumulated quite a few. Most are from Atlantic City and date to the early 1900's. I love the images of people in their beautiful clothing strolling up and down the boardwalk, and the swimming attire is such a contrast to today's beach fashions!!
No matter what I say,
All that I really love
Is the rain that flattens on the bay,
And the eel-grass in the cove;
The jingle-shells that lie and bleach
At the tide-line, and the trace
Of higher tides along the beach:
Nothing in this place.
I found this box of saltwater taffy at Fralinger's in Atlantic City. I fell in love with the ocean blue color and vintage graphic!
Wherever your vacation travels take you this year, remember to collect and save mementos from your trip to display in vignettes throughout the years!