Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Find: Winter Warmth

There's something irresistible about the simplicity of a beach cottage -- one practically under-decorated with finishes that have faded under the sun's constant caress and textures speckled and splotched by the salty air's kiss.

Photograph by Stan Williams
With winter weather fast approaching, I thought I'd share some heartwarming images that I photographed on the Fire Island community of Saltaire while doing research for The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details.

Photograph by Stan Williams

Mary-Ellen Weinrib, a home and food stylist who has spent her summers on Saltaire for more than 20 year, took me on a tour of her home and I snapped away inspiration  -- a framed poppy canvas casually leaned on the mantle of a weathered fireplace, an intimate view through a painted screen door into a crisp-white guest room, or even just a sunny window seat lapping up the season's final rays. 
Photograph by Stan Williams
May your coming holidays be warm and sunny, even if it is cold and snowy outdoors!

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous!

The Elegant Thrifter


  1. So calm and peaceful. Although I might no be able to keep the kitsch from sneaking in if it were mine.



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