Tuesday, July 5, 2011

She Loves Sea Shells

My living room and I have been  “beach dreaming” .   So we (my imaginary housekeeper)  gathered up some collected shells...


Put them in a large Silver Shell


Added  a bargain Silver tray ($1.99),  unpolished.   Layered on top is a vintage crochet piece. 


Blue books were used to contrast with the whiteness of the coral, collected long ago.


Isn’t it delicate?


A coconut picked up by the sweetest little boy  many years ago brings back sweet memories.  When plucked from under the palm it was green.   Gradually it turned brown and was treated to a coat of poly.


More  collected shells went into a large apothecary jar




Starfish in another


There are usually a couple of Art books laying around as well as a stack of magazines add to the mix.



Clean, (but maybe a bit of shell overload),  it satisfies the  desire for the “beach”  for a little while, or at least a few minutes.





Until next time, Honey

Linking to:
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Wow Me Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
 Open House at No Minimalist Here
Show and Tell at My Romantic Home
Inspiration Friday At the Picket Fence
Feathered Nest Friday at French Coutnry Cottage
Vintage Friday at Common Ground
Home Sweet Home at the Charm of Home
Funky Junk Interiors
Between Naps of the Porch
Homemaker on a Dime

71 comments:

  1. You have a beautiful collection of shells, Honey, and you really know how to show them off together and in vignettes...so pretty. I like that dried coconut, too!

    Hope you had a lovely 4th!

    XO,
    Jane

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  2. It's so nice you can bring the beach into your home. I don't have a single shell or starfish. Maybe I should do something about that! Thanks for the inspiration...

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  3. Beautiful vignette! Love the shells.
    Sherry

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  4. I love how you've displayed the shells Honey. A lovely collection.

    x

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  5. I love your collection of shells and the way that you have them displayed. Silver seems to really highlight their beauty.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  6. Honey, I love, love the silver shell you have nestled the real ones into! Such a lovely beachy table, my friend. :-) Sue

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  7. You and your housekeeper did a fabulous job on displaying your gorgeous collection of shells! Thank you for taking the time to snap the photos and share them with us.

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  8. Your collection of shells and the way your venues display them is just perfect. The silver sits them off and it's magic, Char

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  9. Hi Honey, love your display of shells, it's so pretty!!!
    Hugs~~~ Daphne











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  10. I am in a constant beach dreaming state. Your apothecary jars look fabulous.

    Hope you are having a great week. La

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  11. What a beautiful display!

    Janie
    Romantic Domestic

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  12. All your shells are absolutely lovely. Great job! Susan

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  13. That is a *really* pretty vignette! I just love your collected pieces.

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  14. Great collections!
    Absolutely wonderful!!

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  15. I absolutely LOVE that silver bowl! Everything looks so summery and it makes me want to go and get my feet in the sand...I'm thinking I'll have to settle for the sandbox for now! LOL!
    Vanessa

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  16. Ooh, what beautiful eye candy! Gives the eyes so much to look at and so much texture. Love it. :)

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  17. What a beautiful vignette you created with all those shells! I love shells, they're really amazing aren't they? Your coral piece is lovely too:)

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  18. Your decorating is just so beautiful. I'm horribly envious (doesn't envious sound so much better than jealous?) of your silver shell. The coral is so happy on the books of blue (although even enlarging the picture I couldn't read the titles and oh...that's hard on a book lover!) and the memories of coconut picking made me smile.

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  19. You have a knack for creating a pretty vignette. Shells are perfect for decorating this time of year. My favorites are your coral and the preserved coconut.

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  20. What a beautiful collection of shells and beach finds! Love the silver bowl and tray, too! Fabulous!

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  21. Your collection of shells and coral is amazing and I love how you have displayed everything. You really are an amazing decorator Honey! Thanks for sharing your tips and ideas.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  22. What a gorgeous collection. I hope to collect a few myself soon.

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  23. Amazing photography... I loved how you took the pictures and how you staged them... makes a wonderful beachy vignette... loved that lovely looking coral.. never seen a coral like that one. Thanks for sharing this beautiful vignette with us.~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  24. Looks like a perfect day at the beach. Thanks for sharing all your summer beach shell photos.

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  25. Love your collection of shells and I can almost hear the ocean! :) Lovely vignettes and your photography is wonderful. Love these snaps.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  26. It's wonderfully beachy Honey! Did you find your shells yourself? I'm loving that coral! I seem to be on a bit of a coral and crystal bender *winks* Vanna

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  27. I love my shells too!!
    I love your collection...
    Pretty :))

    Kay Ellen

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  29. Pretty, pretty and pretty. Love all the colors and shapes. The curves are so fun and love the coral. Complex and simple.
    Hugs- Tete

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  30. Bonjour!
    Very beautiful blog. Such lovely photos too!
    Looking forward to your future posts.
    Check us out! http://www.etsy.com/shop/chezjolly
    Talk to you soon..

    -Jessica & Holly

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  31. Honey, This is such a beautiful display using your seashells. The silver shell is also wonderful. Thanks for linking to my party this week.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  32. I love sea shells, too, and you have a wonderful collection! I love how you displayed them in that amazing silver shell, along with the silver tray and vintage books. Perfect!

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  33. Oh, be still my heart--these are totally gorgeous!!! Absolutely amazing and your photography is astounding too!!!

    XO
    Cindy

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  34. Honey, Your shell vignettes are so summery. I LOVE shells and have some them around the house for most of the year.
    I love the silver shell holding the smaller ones.Very pretty.
    Have a great "beachy" weekend.
    Babs

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  35. love your post..shells are so interesting to look at I could look at your collection for days. The blue books with that wonderful coral is the best
    KAT

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  36. Such a lovely collection of shells and beautiful photos. Love all of the different shapes and color. My favorite is the blue books with the coral!
    Marianne :)

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  37. Love your collection of shells and you displayed them beautifully!! Martina

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  38. Your shell collection is beautiful! Wonderful photos, love your vignettes.
    -Lynn

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  39. So so pretty, love the grouping of shells. The big silver shell is my favorite, I want one!

    Cindy

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  40. Such a beautiful coastal feeling, Honey...perfect!

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  41. I love the use of the silver shell dish - and I even have one I could use. Thank you for the idea.

    http://jeanneselep.blogspot.com/2011/07/schumann-bavaria-china.html

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  42. Hi Honey...

    Ohhh my...you have such a beautiful collection of seashells, my friend! And...I love the large silver shell bowl...that's gorgeous! The seashells look so pretty against the silver! Well dear friend, you created a fabulous summery vignette with all of the beauties! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Warmest summery wishes,
    Chari

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  43. Beautifully composed images. You've displayed such a lovely collection of shells.

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  44. Love your shell designs, especially the silver one! Beautiful!

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  45. Shells and silver dishes are so delightful together! but the addition of the blue books is really a special touch.

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  46. Your shells are lovely. You have a real eye for arranging them to look their best. I love shells too. I have a post on the Beach/Shells that I used in my dining room this year. I used shells I collected and vintage post cards of the beach.

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  47. So beachy :) Love it... how delicate is your coral, such a rare thing to see these days xx Ava ( now following from Australia )

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  48. So pretty! I have my apothecary jars filled with shells too. We used some sand in one with a star fish too. Just screams summer. Love your pics and vignette.

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  49. Love, love, love sea shells! Beautiful.

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  50. fabulous-and so thrifty. I have shells around my home, too. Cheers

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  51. This is just gorgeous!! I love shells and silver together. such a pretty vignette. I'd love to borrow your "housekeeper", she has a great sense of style!! Thanks for linking up with VIF, xo Debra

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  52. very pretty post! my daughter wants to re-do her room in a beach theme....so i'm loving the shells in the glass containers! xoox, tracie

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  53. Hi Honey, I love this post because I am a shell lover.

    I have a shell post today, too!

    Everything is so, so beautiful.

    Barb ♥

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  54. Shell overload? No way! Love it!

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  55. Love your wonderful collection of shells and your pretty beachy vignette. Now where's the sand? :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  56. Oh my, such a beautiful vignette. Your shells, starfish and coral are fabulous and your display in the apothecary jars and large shell is so pretty. Stunning display. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

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  57. When someone walks into your room I am sure they are immediately drawn to your table and they stay a while taking it all in. It is quite lovely.

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  58. You have a gorgeous collection of shells, and you've displayed them in a beautiful setting. All the textures on this table provide a lot of interest.

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  59. Your shells are very beautiful.
    Great display.

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  60. Thanks for linking this up!
    Sherry

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  61. Your cloche vignette is absolutely lovely!

    I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

    Also, I have begun a new meme entitled Wayfaring Wednesdays. Link up your trips and favorite excursions.

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  62. Wow! what a funtastic collections! Love all your clochés.

    Honestly, I have exactly the same jar in the last photo.

    Gorgeously and don't forget to join Marty's and my giveaways. You can win some cuties.

    Happy TTT....
    /chie

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  63. Such a beautiful and meaningful collection -- and so artfully displayed. So glad you were the link after mine at "Homemaker on a Dime"!

    New friend and follower,
    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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  64. I'm so honored that you chose to join the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Thank you for adding this special masterpiece to rock my party :)

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