Beach Decor - Part 1 - The beginnings

Beach studio Décor - Part 1 - The Beginnings
Happy Friday guys!! There weekend is here!! But to help your day go a little bit faster I thought I would dabble in a new type of post for me... décor. As you may or read in a past post here, I have just moved to Australia and I'm now living on the Northern Beaches in Sydney. Me and the boy have got ourselves a cute little studio flat until we can save some dollar and get an apparment. But just because its temporary doesn't mean that I can't have fun decorating it!

Here is a little snip-it of a shelving unit, just inside our front doors. Which are actually glass patio doors leading out to a beautiful paved courtyard. I plan to make this a bit of a series as I improve and complete sections of the Studio and eventually our new apartment.
I created this little display simply because the place needed a bit of cheering up. You know when you move in to somewhere new and it all empty and bare, makes me a little sad. So my first mission was to brighten up the entrance.
The White wooden letters were my first purchase, I spotted them at Typo in the mall and couldn't resist. They were about $4.95 each, or buy 2 for $10 so I picked up the three. I plan to paint them eventually, maybe antique them a bit. Ive been watching some videos and reading some décor tutorials on how to antique things DIY style, so when I get round to doing it, I'll post a tutorial and show you how I got on!
The blue glass tea light holders were actually left by the previous tenant, so I cleaned them up a bit and loved how they looked. The mugs are actually from Coles, a simple neutral stripe as we hadn't chosen a colour palette for the Studio yet, and were about $3 each I think, finished off with just a couple of simple tea spoons, don't ask me why.
The flowers were from dollar king, but you can find them most places, like target or BigW as well as craft and home ware stores. I love how they add a pop of colour to the place. Ideally I'd love to keep fresh flowers all the time, but at the moment, we're making do with plastic ones!
Candles for me are a big necessity, they create warmth and cosiness to a room, as well as filling it with gorgeous fragrance. I'm loving these SeaLight Soy candles, made here in Manly, I plan to do a whole post dedicated to these, as I did buy a few! Shhhh!

I've reviewed the SeaLight candles here - And I tell you where you can get your hands on them! 
So as I improve and decorate my place, I'll keep you all updated, as we create a little home here on the other side of the world!
Have a good weekend everybody!!