Friday, 21 August 2015

Bohemian Coastal Vintage Style Home - Gold Coast

This gorgeous home belongs to beautiful IG friend Suzette @coconut_cabin. 
She was kind enough to let me take some photos of her gorgeous quirky, bohemian vintage style home located in the Gold Coast hinterland.  At first, she couldn't understand why I wanted to photograph & blog about her home.  Come take a peep and find out why. Suz has been a collector of beautiful old things for many years and as you will see she has created a home filled with a love of colour, vintage, nautical and many trinkets of the sea.
At the front door you are welcomed with a hello sign, glass insulators & old glass bottles being used as vases. Don't they look stunning in the afternoon light?
As soon as I spotted this Hawaiian lady at the entrance I knew it was going to be a fun house to visit and be filled with all the things that I love. 
The driftwood mirror is just above the old bottles at the entrance and you can see Suz just below a fabulous crab pot that she has decorated with remnants of fabric.
Doesn't it look beautiful with all the different colours?
Upon entering your are immediately drawn to old 3-metre surf rowing oar that takes precedence over the living room sliding doors. Isn't it fabulous?
I love how it has been hung with sisal rope rather than hooks. I also love that it hasn't been restore and has been left just the way it had been found showing it's age & years of use in the ocean.
The living room is filled with lots of beautiful vignettes as seen in the close up photos below.
Shells, starfish & glass floats fill a gorgeous mother of pearl wooden bowl.
A shell mirror that Suz has made into a display tray illuminated beautifully with shell lights. 
Trinkets of the sea adorn many surfaces and fits in so well together with both old and new. 
Simply gorgeous isn't it?
Outside on the deck she has displayed this original Japanese fishing net with glass floats.
She found this in our warehouse.
Old wooden blocks/pulleys, driftwood garland and glass float sit on the deck rail. 
And below, a collection of lovely old bottles in sea blue.
Very old glass fishing floats hanging on the deck.
Oars above the bed from our new range of oars created by @oarsgalore.

Tell me, what do you like best? 

I would have to say the crabpot light is one of my favourites & the shell cross vignette.

until next time,

lover of the sea and all things 

coastal vintage

Sally x

Suz has started a business selling crabpots decorated with remnants of material. 
You can see more of these on her IG page @crabpotcabin

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Wooden Fishing Reels

As of last week we sold out of old wooden lobster pot buoys from Maine. However, we do have more on the way and there are a couple of stripy ones left from Florida.

So it was time to change the lobster pot wall into the wooden fishing reel wall!
We seemed to have collected quite a few over the last year and believe it or not....there are more. 
However, I'm going to keep a few and when I visit the glass cutter next week to have an old porthole glass (broken) replaced with a mirror, I will see if they can do some reels too. 
I got this idea from this image published last year in an Australian edition of the Home Beautiful magazine.
Looks fabulous doesn't it?

Many of the old wooden reels are listed on our website with many more being added in the coming weeks. If you like this idea and would like me to collate a few reels for you, please don't hesitate to email

until next time,
lover of the sea,
and all things coastal vintage
 Sally x