I wish that I could spend the entire summer on the New England coast, with the windows open to the breeze, salt air and sounds of waves on the shore. Since that isn't in the cards, I remind myself of those things by little bits of the sea around the house. Starfish and shells gathered on beaches. A lovely little shell encrusted box that reminds me of Victorian crafts.
An old toy boat that I found while antiquing in Maine. It reminds me of the boats going past our house in Boothbay. Although her original name of "Tooter" is adorable, Glenn and I refer to her as "Boaty McBoatface".
I love to look at these little things and have them bring me back to the shore.