Cozy Cottages & Happy Homes

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

Month: September 2011

More Fabulous Mermaid Art!

What’s better than one beautiful piece of functional mermaid inspired art? Well, more than one of course! If you remember, last week we shared Karyn Z.’s fabulous mermaid coffee table with you. The table was the creation of the super talented Duke DesRochers. This week, Duke himself has shared more fabulous mermaid creations with us! Just look at these gorgeous pieces. Simply stunning! Don’t you just love the way the lovely ladies seem to dance in place? We can’t get enough!

Just a sampling of the amazing talent of artist, Duke DesRochers!

Find out more about artist Duke DesRochers over at his blog or follow him on Facebook and never miss seeing his newest work, right in your news feed! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent with us Duke. Keep those sultry sirens coming- they are too amazing for words!

If you’ve seen a mermaid, we’d love to hear about it! Please send your mermaid sightings to and keep an eye out…your sighting could be featured right here on our blog. He can’t wait to hear from you!

Tybee Sea Turtle News!

Tybee Island’s sea turtle Nest Eight began hatching Wednesday, September 7th! Thee were babies reported on the beach Thursday morning, though they all seemed to have made it to the water safely. There were even babies emerging Friday afternoon! This beautiful picture was shared by Nancy Futral on the Tybee Sea Turtle Project Facebook Page wall and shows one little guy making his way to the waves!

photo by Nancy Futral on Tybee Sea Turtle Project FB page

Nancy is a wonderful example of someone who knows just what to do if you spot a sea turtle on the beach! Like Nancy, always call for assistance and never touch the sea turtles- they are protected by the Endangered Species Act. The wonderful volunteers with the Tybee Sea Turtle Project will be able to assist the babies as needed. If you find a sea turtle, turtle tracks, or an unmarked nest, please contact these resources in the following order: Tammy, Sea Turtle Project Coordinator – 912.484.3416, Tybee Island Marine Science Center – 912.786.5917, and Georgia DNR – 800.241.4113.

photo thanks to the Tybee Sea Turtle Project Facebook page!

Nest Eight was excavated yesterday evening about 7:30 p.m. and a nice sized group showed up to watch and learn! There were loads of hatched eggs and two live stragglers! The two babies were helped along and made their way to the ocean safe to start their journey. Remember, excavations are open to the public, so if you are on the island and can make it, please feel free! Stay up to date on all the nest activity on the official Tybee Sea Turtle Project page on Facebook! Tybee is still watching Nest Nine for any signs of hatching, so there will be more sea turtle news to come!

Mermaid Cottages Remembers

Mermaid Cottages remembers…and gives Thanks.

What if you woke up tomorrow with only the things for which you remembered to give thanks?

Give thanks for our country.

Remember to thank someone you love.

Remember to thank someone who loves you.

Remember to thank those you never met, but gave all.

Remember to forgive.

Remember to ask for forgiveness.