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Friday, April 25, 2008

Create a Shore Themed Bathroom

Creating a shore themed bathroom can range anywhere from adding touches of shells and delicate white finger starfish in a bathroom with blues or natural colors and fabrics to going 'all out' with a nautical or coastal themed collection of bath accessories. Whether you're doing a major renovation or just want to dress it up a bit, coastal decor and nautical decor themes are a wonderful choice for the bathroom.

Today's bath collections are undeniably beautiful in durable resins that will withstand the occasional drop from slippery hands onto a hard tile floor.

For a shell design, one of our favorites is Sea Breeze. It is unsurpassed for quality. The shower curtain and bath accessories feature a collection of shells and starfish in soft coastal colors.

We also LOVE the Ebb Tide collection. The towels are absolutely gorgeous and the mix of resin and wicker in the accessories gives this collection a fabulous 'beachy' appeal!

For a more rustic coastal look, you may want to consider the ever-popular East Harbor design where you can set your toothbrush in the claws of a resin crab!

Are you a lighthouse fan? If so, you'll want to see the brand new Harbor Lights designs. We think this will be one of the most popular nautical designs ever! It features gorgeous lighthouses against a map background - simply gorgeous!!

Seasons of Light is also a very popular design for lighthouse enthusiasts. We just adore the toothbrush holder shaped like a lighthouse!

Want to create an underwater world in your bathroom? Check out Blue Lagoon and Deep Blue. Both designs feature gorgeous colors and realistic underwater scenes you're sure to enjoy.

For all your nautical, coastal and tropical home decor needs visit Blue Barnacles at

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Weathervanes as a Tabletop Accent!

Want to find something gorgeous and really unique as a tabletop accent for your coastal decor or nautical decor? Something that will be an eye-catching focal point for your room? Create a stunning tabletop accent with a full size weathervane by using a mantel base especially made for displaying full size weathervanes on a mantel or tabletop.

Weathervanes are available in several finishes with polished copper and antiqued finishes being the most popular.

Nautical and coastal designs are plentiful - featuring sailboats, shore birds, lighthouses, fish and other marinelife designs.

Regardless of your decorating style you're sure to find a weathervane that will offer a stunning accent for your room. Designs are available from equine to wildlife, country designs, airplanes, and many, many more...

For all your nautical, coastal and tropical home decor needs visit Blue Barnacles at

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Outdoor Entertaining with a Nautical, Coastal or Tropical Flair

So much of our time is spent out of doors in the warm summer months, it just makes sense to treat yourself and your guests to a wonderful array of tableware that you can enjoy all season. There are more choices available today than ever before to help you create a traditional nautical look, serene coastal feel, lively and colorful beach-inspired setting, or luxurious tropical design.

Melamine and acrylic are wonderful choices because of their light weight and durability. Many of the melamine choices today are not only wonderful for outdoor dining, but they are available with non-skid rings and are dishwasher safe. Some are even microwaveable for up to 1 minute. Several new designer series of enamelware are also a fabulous choice for outdoor entertaining.

For a classic nautical look there are a number of designs to choose from.

Pair these up with our 'anchor' adorned flatware or our popular 'fishsticks' design flatware.

If your style leans more toward the serene shell adorned coastal look you might want to check out Seaside Retreat or Island Shells. Antiquities is also a fabulous upscale coastal design with accents of starfish and coral amongst richly colored florals and antique objects.

Ocean's Breeze is a design that has both a coastal and nautical feel all wrapped up in one GORGEOUS design! This is one of our favorites. In blue, white and aqua, it sports a nautical map background on many of the pieces while each piece is also adorned with starfish, shells, and sand dollars. This design also works well with our anchor adorned flatware.

For a colorful beach-inspired setting, you might want to try Ocean Breeze melamine (this is a different design than Ocean's Breeze ! - confusing, huh?). Or accent your table setting with bright solid colored melamine dinnerware.

If seafood is a family favorite, try a crab or lobster design in either melamine or enamelware. Many of these designs come with a variety of kitchen accessories and cookware.

If tropical decor is your look, you're sure to LOVE our new Havana collection. High quality products in a truly classy tropical-inspired design, featuring rich greens and warm browns. This is one of the best designs we've seen in tropical kitchen accessories and will go superbly with wicker, rattan, and natural fabrics.

Add in some outdoor tropical lighting and your look will be complete.

For all your nautical, coastal and tropical home decor needs visit Blue Barnacles at