Saturday, December 4, 2010

Joy's Beach Cottage

Super busy today! Finishing up Christmas shopping, completing all the Christmas decos, answering e-mails, and cooking for a Potluck Supper. I wanted to show y'all some of the photos of my recent trip to Savannah to visit with my friend Joy. Miss Joy operates her own business Tybee Joy Vacation Rentals in Tybee Island, near Savannah, Georgia. Miss Joy offers a variety of home and condo rentals for families and friends to make "joyful memories" together! The homes are decorated with Southern coastal charm, equipped with wi-fi, and some are pet-friendly and equipped with elevators. Check out Miss Joy's website and make Tybee Island your next beach vacation destination.


Joy was the perfect hostess! When I arrived, she presented me with the most precious gifts. We scooted the entire time I was there...
Miss Janice and Miss Joy waiting to dine at Paula Deen's "Lady & Sons" restaurant...

We enjoyed all foods...Southern and fried!

If you are ever in Savannah, stop in to shop at The Paris Market...they have the best Hot Chocolate Bar ever! I bought some cute stuff there to use in my "Paris in France" decorating theme this year.


Of course, we had to dine at Paula's brother's restaurant, Uncle Bubba's Oyster House...the best chargrilled oysters ever!


Joy took me inside Paula Deen's "Y'all Come Inn" cottage on Tybee Island...
Here I am with "Cardboard Paula" inside the kitchen of her rental cottage...

So, here are some photos of "Miss Joy's Beach Cottage". You can't see it {'cuz I'm not very good with photos}, but Joy's front door is lime green!


This is my friend Joy with her son Sean...he's a senior at Georgia Tech in Atlanta...


The foyer...with a table and mirror Joy painted....in shades of coastal blue!


The living room...lime green and chocolate brown walls. All the colors are perfectly blended for a fresh beach cottage feel! Miss Joy's furniture is all from Ikea or thrift store purchases refinished by her...
The sofa from Ikea with bright colored throw pillows...y'all she also has the light pink sofa cover...Lord have mercy!


Pretty coastal coffee table...

Love the basket, full of bright accent pieces...and check out the pink & green throw rug!
The stockings were hung...

An Ikea chair by the window...the area is all beached-up!

All her televisions are white y'all! That cracks me up:)
Another refinished table and mirror...

Look at her darling Christmas tree, with the coastal theme!
A coastal themed tree skirt...

A few of the coastal-themed ornaments and some that blend with her color theme...





Like my house and most other cottages, Joy's rooms are small. Here's the little kitchen...

The dining area...
Love this china cabinet! It's another refinished piece by Miss Joy:)
An old chandy that she refinished and then added the crytals...


Looking outside to the backyard. Autumn has arrived! I love her little "Painter's Shed" in the back of the photo...

Her coastal themed office...
Refinished chair and cute blue storage cabinet, also refinished by Joy...
Lime and turquoise in the guest room...
Cute shower curtain...oh-so cheery!


Coastal art and also the inspiration for her new company logo...

Lilly canvas art in the bedroom...

More Lilly canvas art to brighten the hallway...
Joy's bed...don't y'all just love it. All my photos were taken with my iPhone and don't capture the bright cheery colors. But the entire house is decorated in turquoise, lime green, and pink!!!
Cute little nightstand in the bedroom...


LOVE this frilly bedskirt!!!


Well, thank y'all for visiting with me today. I'm seriously finishing up Christmas stuff today and will post some photos soon of my Christmas decos. Don't get too excited:) It's not all that y'all!!!

27 comments:

flip flops and pearls said...

OH HOW FUN!!!!! Looks like y'all had a blast! LOVE all her decor. So cozy and inviting.

I can't wait to see the Chrsitmas Decor. Be sure to hope in on Home Tour Tuesday and show it off:)

xxoo

Lisa said...

What a darlin' home Miss Joy has! She has truly made it her own with all her beautiful color choices! Thanks for the tour.:)

The Doxie Diaries said...

I love Joy's home. It has such a comfortable and fun feel to it. I am SERIOUSLY loving that white chandelier!! And those ornaments on that Christmas tree are just the cutest. Thank you Joy for opening up your home for us!

Lori
(Lmsbartow)

2PreppyGirls.com said...

GOOD LORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please tell her that we think it is just the CUTEST!!!!

Thanks for posting her vaca information - I will def use her when I plan a visit!!

(((hugs)))

PinkPolkadotAA said...

Tybee Island is one of my favorite vacation spots! I will have to check in with Joy the next time we go!

kbell23 said...

Oh MY Lord!
I am in love, love, love with Miss Joy's cottage! How very fun! Looks like you two girls had a swanky visit!

Love,
Mrs. Kindergarten

A Hint of Home said...

What a cute cottage she has! She has so many pretty pieces she's redone. Love the china cabinet. I would love to find one just that size.
Looks like a fun time in Savannah!

Teresa Jane said...

Love, love, love it Joy. Wish I could have been there with y'all. Very beachy, very you. You have a real talent for stuff like that. I want to know where on earth you found white lcd tvs. Thanks for showing this Miss Janice.

Shelia said...

Hi Miss Janice! Oh, your friend Joy's little cottage is adorable! She is as cute as a button too! Looks like you had a marvelous time.
Now when you get the chance pop on over to my blog - I stole your snap for a returning Diva post!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lori said...

How fun, what a great place to visit!

Preppy Southern Belle said...

Looks like y'all did some damage before eating at Lady & Sons! I want to eat there some day; its on my bucket list!
And Miss Joy's house is lovely. Absolutely darling.

Kathie Truitt said...

iphone - schmiphone. I think you captured this sweet little cottage perfectly. THIS is my kind of house. I love it.

Sweet Carolina Girl said...

That is so cute!!!
Looks like y'all had fun!
Thanks for sharing!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Um that is quite possibly the happiest home ever! LOVE!

BEAR's Mom said...

Miss Janice this was a beautiful post...in all ways...and i take pics with my phone ~ they came across fabulously :)
LOVE all the decor...you have great friends :)

~victoria~

Henley on the Horn said...

Well, isn't JOY the cutest decorator?! This cottage just makes you so happy! Thank you for sharing!

Leesa said...

We go to Tybee for the day several times in the summer. Maybe we can make a weekend of it in one of Miss Joy's cottages. I'll look her up. Thanks for sharing the adorable pictures.

High Heeled Life said...

Looks like a fabulous time... and most inviting ... thank you for sharing I will definitely be checking out Joy's website.... hugs..HHL

Suburban Princess said...

Wow that is serious commitment to the theme! The colours are wonderful!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my goodness..... What a cheery and happy home... I'm going to put that ruffled dust ruffle in my memory bank. Why have I never thought of that? It's ADORABLE.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Whosyergurl said...

Miss Janice,
Thank you so much for sharing with us! I haven't been to Savannah or Tybee for a very long time and would love to go back, again. I loved being there!
XO, Cheryl

living well said...

I love ALL of it!! So fun!

Bama Girl said...

Oh my goodness, I want to move in to Joy's cottage. Absolutely beautiful and so cheery! Thanks for sharing! Looks like you girls had a blast! :-) XOXO

Farrah said...

Hey there Sweet Lady! I hope you have a wonderful week! I adore your purse in the 1st picture.

bj said...

That is the most FUN cottage, ever.
And the photos of you are so so cute. :)

Polish and Pearls said...

Yum, that food looks delish! And her decor is too stinkin cute!

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Shut the front door, Miss Janice. I can't get enough of this!! I would LOVE to live in this gorgeous little cottage. I love the colors and the way all the rooms are styled- just lovely!!