Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Seashell Convention


Seashells – I adore them!   I can’t resist the urge to overload  my coffee table with them.  No holding back for me.  When it comes to seashells, I’m   “All  In”!



Again this year, we (my imaginary housekeeper) and  gathered them together for a Shell Convention!



A large silver clam shell was filled with beautiful, colorful shells.




More  collected shells went into a large apothecary jar.




Starfish went into another.



Using a bargain silver tray (about $2 a year or so ago),  a vintage crochet piece was layered along with a stack of blue books  to contrast with the white 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.



You might have noticed the bottom book title is named  “Overboard”.   Published in  1977,  it is a blue water tale of a couple who begin an adventure that becomes terrifying when the husband awakes to find his wife missing.

Add a flicker of candlelight for a bit of nighttime ambiance.  





But something is missing…the beach.
Until next time, Honey



41 comments:

  1. HONEY!!! I was just thinking about you. Must have missed your post this morning. Welcome back. Love the shells.

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  2. You're BACK! Yay!! Hope you are feeling all rested!! Love the shells...you can never have too many!
    Blessings, Lorraine

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  3. I love seashells too. I wished I lived their the sea so I could have more.

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  4. Great assortment and great display of sea shells! Welcome back!

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  5. Beautiful collection of seaside treasures and a lovely vignette. xo

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  6. Good to see you back posting! :) Love your shells! And the large silver clam is a beauty!

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  7. Wonderful collection of sea shells. I love them. I wish I lived closer to the sea so I could collect more. I do have quite a few, but can always use more.

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  8. Honey I'm so glad to see you back..Love the "Shell Game" you have going on..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  9. Lovely shells! So pretty. Thanks for sharing and welcome back. Susan

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  10. I love the arrangement you made with the shells! So happy your back!

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  11. Beautiful vignette Honey!! Love the silver pieces! So glad your back, I missed all your pretty posts!

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  12. Well, of course, I am in love with this post. I am a seashell addict myself. Your corals make me drool. Gorgeous!

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  13. Hi Honey, so glad you're back! love the seashells!

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  14. Honey, I like coastal style so of course I love your seashells! The coral is my favorite.

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  15. Welcome back! I love your pretty shell collection.

    Danielle

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  16. What a lovely collections of shells. I can't resist bringing home a handful from every trip to the beach. There are shells on the paths, under the trees and on many surfaces around our house!

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  17. So glad to see you back! Your shells are beautiful! Will join you this Friday!
    Sherry

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  18. Dear Honey
    Welcome back! You missed us. I wish you are always well and beautifies our days with your wonderful posts.
    Have a nice day
    Olympia

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  19. Welcome back Honey! I hope your break was a healing one and that you're feeling good.

    Your shells are so pretty! I love shells. We just relocated to Florida so I'm looking forward to hunting some down:)

    We're going out of town tomorrow night so I won't be able to participate in this weeks Potpourri party but definitely will next week!

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  20. I have a large collection also that I put in my bathroom every summer. A few years ago I started labeling my shells so I could remember where they came from! Last winter I went to Sanibel - "shells galore"! My thought is this: If you can't live close to the sea, bring it close to you!

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  21. Saw your post on "Wow Us Wednesdays"... Love your shells. I'm a little on shell overload as well. We have just bought a beach home and everywhere I've shopped for the past two month I've picked up bags of shells. Since I'm not a beachcomber (crazy, right??) I do my beachcombing at Pier 1, Hobby Lobby and Pottery Barn!
    Love your post... and glad you're back from your "blog break". Me too.
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  22. We got a bunch of shells this winter on a little trip to FL...I have been wondering how to display them. I love yours all together there...looks great! Welcome back...you were missed!! Laurel

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  23. Honey! I was just thinking about you yesterday and had decided I was going to send you an email to see how you are doing. I was SO happy to see your post over at Kim's Savvy Southern Style. I love your shell collection...so pretty and summer-y.

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  24. Welcome back,Honey! I was just thinking about you the other day and here you are:)Good to see you back and I hope you your break was good:) You have an amazing collection of sea shells and I love the pretty vignettes you create with them.They look gorgeous especially in candlelight:)Thanks for coming back to us:)Have a nice day!~Poppy

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  25. Honey, it is so good to see you back posting. I hope your break has given you new energy. The sea shells are beautiful. Love the idea of filling a clam shell with more shells. See you Friday.

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  26. Welcome Back!that is a beautiful shell collection.

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  27. I love the white coral and want a piece of it

    just this summer I am crazy about shells I have a few my grandparents brought back from Florida

    then I am picking a few shells up at yard sales

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  28. I love the white coral! Collecting shells is such a great idea, we are off to the beach tomorrow (so much packing still to do for our family of 5), so maybe I'll try to leave room for a few shells:)

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  29. I love shells and your collection is wonderful~ I'll try to join in the party this Friday! Hugs, Linda

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  30. So glad to see that you're back and feeling refreshed! Thanks so much for stopping by Match Made on Hudson :)

    Charlie @ Match Made On Hudson

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  31. Beautiful!! And now I want to read that book!

    Lou Cinda ;)

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  32. So glad you are back! And love all of you wonderful shells!

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  33. Welcome back my dear! These shells are just fabulous and I love what you did with them all.

    Paula

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  34. Welcome back Honey! I had to update my blog roll and put you back on there. I have cut back on my linking up parties during the summer because my boys are home and it is too hard for me to make a lot of visits like during the school year. I will see what I can do and if I am on at the right time. Your seashells are gorgeous. Glad you are back.

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  35. You have a fabulous collection of shells, Honey. Welcome back!...Christine

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  36. Hi Honey,

    I adore your seashell collection!!!

    Dee

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  37. It's quite a collection and arranged so beautifully. I was intrigued by the coconut coated with polyurethane. Never thought of that. We have them all over around here. It does look pretty all shiny and adds to the sea themed collection.
    Liz

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  38. I'm with you - it's all about the shells! Love your giant clam - if I could find one of those, I'd be over the moon! Hope you and your imaginary housekeeper enjoy your time at "the beach"!
    Kelly

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  39. Hi from a first time visitor! I love seashells and I have to say your collection is absolutely GORGEOUS!

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  40. Honey, I'm so glad to see you're back! You've been missed. LOVE your seashell collection. I don't thinks there are ever too many seashells. I keep some of mine out all year. LOVE them! Happy Summer...stay cool.
    Babs

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  41. Welcome back!!! You have been missed! I, too, adore shells and have a huge collection, BUT they are ALL PACKED:(:( I want to PLAY, and decorate, and make vignettes. I am in decorating PURGATORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love YOUR vignette. XO, Pinky

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