Thursday, July 28, 2011

Comforting Summer Home Decor

Does the summer make you think of the beach? Ocean waves, warm, sunny, salty breezes and grains of sand beneath our feet. I know it does to me. Every summer when I was a child, my family went to Wildwood, NJ to the beach. We would select sea shells all week. Before we went home we washed them and laid them out in the sun to dry. Then when we arrived home, we scattered them on shelves and tabletops throughout the house. They brought fond memories of good family fun to mind. They also reminded us to thank the Lord for our many blessings.

When a family has suffered a loss, tokens from a vacation or special family fun time with our loved one in heaven can make a comforting display next to a sympathy gift of inspirational words, a Bible verse or a photo of a loved one in heaven.

Sea shells from the ocean shore are just one of the ways to bring the summer into home decor. If you live in the mountains as I do, and your favorite beach is on a lake or a river front;
pebbles and rocks have many designs, textures and colors in them that will help you create inspirational home decor.

Take a small decorative plate and arrange sea shells from a family vacation in a pleasing manner and place it by this Personalized Footprints in the Sand Picture.

Place interesting pebbles from a river side in a clear glass jar and place it next to this Personalized In Your Heart Canvas.

Select a lakeside rock,  where you always walked with a friend who has passed on to heaven, and paint the years of frienship you shared on it (1950-2014). Place it next to this Personalized Friendship Memorial Picture Frame.

When we make God our Father and Jesus Christ our Savior the center of our home, family and friends, our memories become joy filled blessing

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