Packed with all kinds of treasures from new and vintage furniture, to treats for the pantry, lovely jewelry, candles, books, pillows and bedding, and even a few well-edited pieces of clothing and shoes, you can find everything you need to decorate a life at the beach - or bring a bit of the beach life home with you.
Jay and Diane Speakerman opened their first store in nearby Gearhart 15 years ago and added the Cannon Beach location in 2005. Much of the lovely art around the store is the work of Diane, who holds an BFA in fine Arts and Graphic Design from Colorado State.
The artist's dog, Lily
Diane's passion for antiques and the natural world can be seen in every corner of the store. Vintage blue and white, Ironstone platters, shells, and other natural curiosities are beautifully styled to inspire.
"If my decorating choices were pared down to two items, they would be an antique and something from nature," Diane says, explaining that vintage pieces and natural treasures bring integrity and intrigue to a room, "reminding us of Victorian days when the world and nature were mysterious and travel was slow and difficult."
All photos from Sesame and Lilies
"Be creative with the things you have and love along with a few select found natural elements and you can create your own special statement," Diane says.
Sounds like a beautiful way to live to me.
Sesame and Lilies also offers interior design services. And if a trip to the Oregon coast isn't in your near future, their website includes styling and design tips.
Have you brought any bits of from the beach back to your home?