Growing up in Massachusetts, my summer vacation was always in Cape Cod. My mother would pile my two sisters and me in the wood-paneled Plymouth Volare station wagon, and we’d head down to the famed arm-shaped peninsula. Thinking of these trips to the Cape with my mother and sisters always makes me happy. Right now as I type this post, I’m in my weekly rental on my yearly summer trip to my beloved Cape Cod, and I thought it would be fun to look at ways to bring the beach into the nursery. Take a gander at the treasures I uncovered below.
Many hours were spent hunting for seashells, or the rare find—a piece of silken, tumbled sea glass. I would always imagine where these tiny pieces of glass came from; maybe they were from old pirate ships or foreign lands! This sea glass lamp has that smooth, almost powdery texture that I love about sea glass. Its shape is elegant, and the color is a magical, oceanic green-blue.
This amazing white coral chandelier is a great statement piece for a beach-themed nursery. The great thing about this light fixture is it can easily be moved into other areas of the home.
I was blown away to find these striking sea shell and jelly fish prints on the real treasure chest of Etsy! Alganet is a wonderful online shop that has a myriad of amazing sea life prints in a dazzling array of colors. Their prices are wonderful—the examples below are each under $14. I would do a collage of six of them hung in a grid over a crib as a very chic focal point.
The luster of these mother of pearl picture frames is rich and gorgeous; the border is made up of strands of tiny seed pearls. These are perfect for those seaside snapshots of your little treasure.
These needlepoint sailboat slippers are so charming. In fact, if they came in my size I’d wear them! They also come in crab and lobster designs.
This aquamarine sand dollar rug makes my mind wander to the ocean. The organic placement of the sand dollar motifs gives this piece a visual softness.
A baby dressed as a starfish, I mean COME ON! I just can’t handle the cuteness of this piece! Baby can get cozy in this super soft fleece starfish baby wrap from across the pond. Yes, once again, if it were in my size, I’d be in this, however the star point on the left would have to be snipped off, allowing me to hold a piña colada in my hot little hand.
Before I throw on my bathing suit and giant sunglasses and head to Race Point Beach in Provincetown, let me leave you with a couple words of advice. Wait 30 minutes to swim after eating, always reapply sunblock, and enjoy every minute of these golden summertime moments. The tide turns way too quickly.