We're on vacation at a rental condo on the Oregon Coast for a few days,
and we will end our vacation with some time at a friend's condo in central Oregon.
Sometimes, I like to bring a little touch of home with me when we stay in a vacation rental.
I brought my favorite Laura Ashley "ginger nut" candle from home.
When we stopped at the grocery store before checking into our rented condo,
I added a four dollar bouquet of carnations to our cart.
I thought I'd just use a drinking glass for my little inexpensive bouquet,
but popped into the local Goodwill near the grocery store
and found this Meakin ironstone sugar bowl for a very thrifty price.
I think it makes a cute little vase.
I like its curvy handles.
I think carnations are an under appreciated, but lovely flower.
Just look at those ruffle-y, soft pink petals.
They make thrifty, long lasting bouquets.
And now I thought I'd share a few photos from the Oregon coast!
Here's the view from our condo balcony.
You can see that this morning started out quite foggy,
but by this afternoon it was clear and warm.
I love the way this driftwood looks like a frame standing there on the shore.
Across the bay from our condo is a beach where the sea lions like to gather.
(It looks like someone is camping with them!)
Here's another view of the bay from our condo as the sun started to go down.
I was a bit heavy hearted last week with all of the ugliness going on in our nation and our world.
The sea always reminds me of the greatness of our God
and I am reassured that He is still on the throne and in control.