Open House Party – Kristy of Starfish Cottage

by Sherry
Welcome to the Open House party!
I have a beautiful coastal designed home we will be touring today.   Kristy of Starfish Cottage  has graciously opened up her home today for the party.

Kristy, her husband and two adorable daughters live in this wonderful Florida cottage by the water.  I first found Starfish Cottage when I saw Kristy had posted a recipe for one of my favorite dishes…Cuban Pork. Boy, was it delicious!

Kristy and her family moved from Atlanta to escape the fast paced lifestyle and I believe this quote from her blog says it all.

“This is the story of…
a cottage, but not just ANY cottage, the BEST kind of cottage…a cottage by the sea!
a dream, thirty-something years in the making…
a family seeking a slower, simpler life…
a woman balancing family, work, personal pursuits…
a passion for decorating, cooking, gardening, and the coastal lifestyle…
This is the story of Starfish Cottage! ”

I hope you enjoy the tour and the link to join the party is at the bottom of this post.

Kristy made the shell shadowboxes herself.  I see a new project in my future.




I want the jars she has the seashells in.
I love how she changes the look of a room with different pillows and a few accessories.






I hope you will visit Starfish Cottage to see more of this gorgeous home and the wonderful recipes that she shares.
Thank you Kristy!


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Nancy September 14, 2011 - 10:13 pm

Very pretty, love that dining room!

Tres Chere September 14, 2011 - 10:18 pm

Hi Sherry! Thank you so much for hosting! Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Robin @ Highpoint Circle September 14, 2011 - 10:20 pm

I totally agree with you about Starfish Cottage. It is one of my favorites, along with yours. Thanks for the linking opportunity.

Ann from On Sutton Place September 14, 2011 - 10:23 pm

Hey Sherry…so glad you're back! I discovered Kristy's blog recently and am in love with her look. Lovely tour. Thanks for hosting!

Debra @ Common Ground September 14, 2011 - 10:26 pm

Hi Sherry, glad you're home, love the feature, what a gorgeous place. Just linked up, xoxo Debra

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style September 14, 2011 - 10:29 pm

Her home is so pretty. I could just move right in and not change a thing.(for a while)he he. Glad to have you back, but Ann did an excellent job of filling your shoes.

Honey at 2805 September 14, 2011 - 10:38 pm

What a terrific home you featured! Nice to have you back and thanks for hosting!

xinex September 14, 2011 - 11:10 pm

Kristy's home is so beautiful. It looks very relaxing. Thanks for featuring it, Sherry…Christine

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers September 14, 2011 - 11:19 pm

Welcome home Sherry! What a beautiful home you have featured today!

[email protected] Charm September 14, 2011 - 11:23 pm

Yes…I agree her coastal home is BEAUTIFUL!!!


[email protected] The Vintage Nest September 14, 2011 - 11:25 pm

I love that picture on the kitchen ledge. Everywhere you look there is design inspiration in her starfish cottage and I bet we can find those jars for you Sherry! 🙂 thanks for hosting ….

The enchanted home September 14, 2011 - 11:44 pm

Wow I am so impressed! This home is just BEAUTIFUL! I love the gorgeous neutral palette that can easily be changed up with accessories and pillows. She is very talented….just gorgeous! Thank you both for sharing.

Bella Vista Cottage September 15, 2011 - 12:01 am

Sherry, so happy to be joining you. Thanks for hosting. I'm also a new follower.

Barb ♥

Red Door Home September 15, 2011 - 12:02 am

Such a pretty home. I am in love with all the little details. Thanks for sharing.

Ivy and Elephants September 15, 2011 - 12:03 am

Beautiful cottage photos. What a slow and relaxed way to live, … just dreamy! Thanks for hosting and sharing all this yummy goodness.

Tallulah's Antique Closet September 15, 2011 - 12:09 am

Hi There Sherry, It's been a while since we last visted. We linked up to the party and I was hapy to join in. Thank You for hosting this evening. Have a great rest of the week…..Julian

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage September 15, 2011 - 12:12 am

I'm glad more people will find Kristy's beautiful blog! Welcome back, and Thank's for hosting Sherry!

Confessions of a Plate Addict September 15, 2011 - 12:17 am

Welcome back, Sherry! I hope it was wonderful! Thanks for sharing such a lovely home! I think I would feel like I'm on vacation every day! Happy week!…hugs…Debie

Michele Smith September 15, 2011 - 12:27 am

Beautiful! I love the kitchen.
Thank you for hosting.
Have a great week.

At The Picket Fence September 15, 2011 - 12:34 am

Hi Sherry! Welcome back to hostessing duties! 🙂 Thanks so much for having us here and I absolutely love Kristy's home and blog!

Richella September 15, 2011 - 12:48 am

Oh, that cottage by the sea! How beautiful!!

Thank you so much for hosting. This is such a lovely party!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions September 15, 2011 - 1:25 am

Thanks for hosting, Sherry!

Kelly September 15, 2011 - 1:34 am

Love that home you featured! The cream slipcovered furniture is my favorite part. I'm going to try to link todays post over to your party.

The Tablescaper September 15, 2011 - 1:34 am

Great shots. Thanks so much for hosting.

– The Tablescaper

Christie September 15, 2011 - 3:29 am

Thank you Sherry for hosting! I love the feature! It makes me not quite ready to say goodbye to summer! Christie

adventuresindinner September 15, 2011 - 1:11 pm

Thank-you so much for hosting this gorgeous party and to Anne at Sutton Place for introducing me to it.

Carole @ Blue Chateau Interiors September 15, 2011 - 1:51 pm

What a wonderful tour! I loved every photo.

Thanks for hosting!

Richard Cottrell September 15, 2011 - 2:14 pm

Love this house, makes me think beach. I want to be there now. What fun. Thanks for hosting, Richard from

Scribbler September 15, 2011 - 7:52 pm

Thanks for hosting and sharing this great beach cottage. I am green with envy! It has long been a dream to own a little cottage by the sea, but for now, I am landlocked. But I certainly do enjoy looking and dreaming.

lvroftiques September 16, 2011 - 1:59 am

Kristy's home is beautiful! Magazine worthy.
Thank you for sharing it Sherry and for hosting this lovely party! Vanna

very merry vintage style September 16, 2011 - 2:11 am

Lots of great links here! thanks for hosting-

CAS September 17, 2011 - 2:03 pm

This is another great party, Sherry! I'm lovin' all the Fall decor that is starting to "flood" in — it's my favorite.

The Pennington Point September 18, 2011 - 1:58 pm

Another beautiful home. Where do you come up with these? I love it! Lisa~


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