We recently had a brief stint at a beach house. Friend of a boy-friend's parents type of deal. While for some the close proximity to the beach would have been the selling point, I was mostly thrilled with the home decor. Homely kitsch has never looked so well done. There were handmade quilts everywhere, ceramic flying ducks, animal book sets, super old Scrabble sets and matching sets of kitchen storage jars with a very 1970's paisely print. No wonder people love holiday houses so much.