EXTRA 20% OFF SALE w/CODE: SALEONSALE | Free shipping on orders $50+

Meet Betty...

by Hanin Smith November 26, 2016

Meet Betty...

Meet Betty! Isn't she a beaut? Yes, this slug in a shell has made her way into our hearts and has become the emblem of Beachy Boheme! Now before you judge, let us explain.

Tracy's been known to scour local thrift stores for hidden treasures, and she's come back with some funky furniture, abandoned art... and most recently, this weird, quirky, ceramic snail. She apologetically presented it to me, expecting me to disapprove. No sirree. I instantly fell in love with this little slug, and before she knew it, we were naming it and rattling off how its symbolism captures what Beachy Boheme's mission is all about.

"Steady Betty" may move slow, but can't we all take a lesson from her way of life? I know I get caught up in the more-better-faster race of life, and Betty serves to remind us of our pace as we progress on our path of life. She's born without much of a shell and begins her life practically homeless. But, over time she builds her home and grows with it; it protects and shelters her and is an extension of who she is. The spiral pattern of her shell reflects her growth and reminds us of our expanding consciousness. But when a sea or land snail passes on, its shell often gets up-cycled and becomes home to others (like hermit crabs).

I know... a little existential from a silly little ceramic snail! But, that's the other side of Betty... she's silly and weird and bulbous...and reminds us not to take ourselves too seriously! She reminds us to add a little whimsy to our lives and find beauty in the ordinary. 

Here's Betty in the wild: 

 

 




Hanin Smith
Hanin Smith

Author



Leave a comment


Also in Journal

Décor Inspo: Elevate Your Space with Beachy Boho Wall Art
Décor Inspo: Elevate Your Space with Beachy Boho Wall Art

by Hanin Smith August 03, 2017

I used to be a huge fan of gallery walls. Emphasis on used to be. (Past tense.)

That is until I came to the realization that I just can't pull them off properly.  

Gallery walls have to be precisely executed to look polished.  Otherwise your wall can end up looking like a hot mess! Trust me, I know from personal experience. I just took down my own gallery wall because I gave up on trying to make it something it will never be.  Crème brûlée can never be Jell-O (and vice versa). 

Read More

Decor + After: Moody Office Makeover
Decor + After: Moody Office Makeover

by Hanin Smith June 28, 2017 1 Comment

This week's Decor + After focuses on key updates you can make to totally transform your work space. Statement furniture, plants, and fresh paint work wonders!

Read More

Jungalow Style: 9 Statement Planters We Love
Jungalow Style: 9 Statement Planters We Love

by Hanin Smith June 20, 2017

The “jungalow” style we’ve all come to know and love (made popular by Justina Blakeney) can be called many things… a trend, a throwback to the seventies, but I think it’s more involved. I call it a movement towards the Craft home. Hear me out.

Read More