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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Decorating With Seashells

As the temperatures soar higher here in Phoenix I find myself turning towards the cool colors of blue and turquoise. Accents of seashells remind me of favorite trips to the beach and somehow, everything seems cooler.

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Years ago Mr. Décor went scuba diving in the Red Sea and found the sand colored shell waiting for him at the bottom. It seems fitting to put it under glass.

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The blue floral bookmark I recently made reminds me of a sea anemone.

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A beach nymph that once sat on Grandma Joyce’s dresser now frolics on a side table. She is marked “Lenci~ Italy” and is at least 50 years old. I wish I could look so good. :)

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The cut glass dish once belonged to Mr. Décor’s mom. I love how the zig zag edges echo that of some of the shells.

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Have you transitioned to summer décor yet?

Laura

Linking to my friend Miss Marty’s spring cloche party.

22 comments :

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Just beautiful!!

sissie said...

Hi Laura,
I see you share my passion for sea shells. I love using them in my décor. Yours are lovely.

hugs
Sissie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

This is so pretty Laura, I lvoe your shells, and they look fabulous in a cloche. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, marty

Karen Albert said...

Laura yes I have my seashells our as well and have brightened the condo with white throws, bright abstract paintings etc,

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Betty Marie's said...

Love the shells and all the details you notice!

French Basketeer.com said...

Love the shells, under glass, on glass, wherever. I've just started getting ready for summer, planting flowers by the kitchen door.

Vel Criste said...

lovely vignettes Laura - have yet to transition to summer decor in my home, but you provide a lot of inspiration! yup, the shells are probably coming out this year too in my home. :-)

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Not yet....I have dug my feet into the hot cement!! and said, nooooo, I am not done with Spring!!

Rita C. said...

Beautifully done! I'm working on making the switch in seasonal decor too, but the landscape gardening is getting the bulk of my attention right now. :)

Rita C. said...

Beautifully done! I'm working on making the switch in seasonal decor too, but the landscape gardening is getting the bulk of my attention right now. :)

Barbara F. said...

Lovely vignettes, Laura. I especially love the sea nymph from Italy, obviously she avoids too much pasta, unlike me ;-) xo

Linda said...

Looks lovely!

I too have a collection of shells in various glass containers, except mine are displayed year round, except for November - early January when the winter decor is out. Otherwise, I like the lighter color scheme and remembrances of the beach trips nearby.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

She sells sea shells by the sea shore! The shells do look great in the cloche and how nice that your husband found them while scuba diving! Your sea nymph is sweet- I like your book marker.
We're just warming up enough to feel like spring. Summer's coming fast though!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I decorate year round with shells in one of our Baths. I'm still trying to find time to get rid of the winter "dirt" before I can go summer!

Lorrie said...

I've been working outside in the garden and haven't spent any effort on the house yet. I love seashells and you have some beauties.

Chubby Chieque said...

The shells and the nymph? It feels so SUMMER-Y. I love the way you present (as always) your treasure and in a profs way.

Have a greet day.
/CC girl

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful shells in your cloche. So pretty.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

She is so pretty!

Mardell Grayhek said...

I have not transitioned to the new season just yet, but this is very inspiring. I enjoy a variety of shells too and your collection is wonderful.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love seashells and how neat to have one your husband found at the bottom of the Red Sea yet!!! I was going to do seashells but think I'll use them on my mantel for summer!

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Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

I haven't had time to think about my summer decor much! My niece and nephew from KS have been here and it's been a whirlwind of fun with them! They go home tomorrow and we will try to get back to 'normal' :)