I've been collecting seashells for as long as I can remember. From east to west, coast to coast, and shore to shore, I always find a treasure to keep, and adore.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Seashell Saturday

Hello dear blog readers, and welcome to Seashell Saturday!

You know I am always on the lookout for seashells, or anything made from shells, or that resembles a shell. Shell motifs, shell towels, shell apron....I'm just a little crazy for seashells!

The last time I was out and about, I came across a shelly thing I just had to have!
It's a piece of glass with indentations of shells, and painted.
I wanted it to even out my kitchen window.
I had two lighthouse stained glass pieces hanging in the window, but I like it better with shells on either side!

The outside of my kitchen window is decorated with a big scallop shell, and sand dollars too!
This is in our Florida room...which is a screened in room with skylights, and ceiling fans.

The Florida room has shells everywhere!
This table gets changed according to my whims. Right now it has this net, and 3 nice size whelk shells.
I have shells holding the pretty blue striped curtains in my Florida room, too.
For now I use ponytail elastics. It's easy to get them off, and wrapped back around them. I close the curtains when I'm out here in the mornings. This room faces east...with lots of sun pouring in.

I have baskets of shells in this room, too!

I love baskets, too! Just not quite as much as shells :D

I have been decorating with shells for so long now, that I can fill up my entire Christmas Tree! As a matter of fact, that is where most of my shells are...packed up with my Christmas decorations.
They weren't supposed to be! Hubby dismantled my tree while I was taking a nap, and packed it all away. He didn't realize some of them were my shelf decorations for during the year :(
I sure do miss them. I'm really, really excited for the holiday season this year! Unwrapping my shell ornaments each year is just like unwrapping presents, and I can't wait to share them with you!

 I'll be working on some more shelly goodness for next week!

A big Thank You to Rhonda from Shellbelles Tiki Hut for her awesome input last week about the horseshoe crab...that was fascinating! Rhonda is always sharing wonderful information on the ocean and sea life. She is a veritable font of knowledge!

I'd also like to thank Maya from Completely Coastal for featuring my Sea Notes Shell Necklace on her blog. Maya finds the most interesting, and cool, shell and beach related everything! Thanks Maya!

 Thank you so much ladies for everything you do to make our little beachy community such a fun place to hang out!

I'll see you tomorrow for Seashore Sunday!



Shelllady said...

I love all the shells!! ...and what a GREAT idea for your curtain tie backs...I might have to steal that idea!! One good thing about your shells being packed up, it will be an additional 'Christmas' present for you to open them up again! :)

I love the glass shell sign!! Thanks for Sharing Della!!


ReadyOrNot said...

Love your cool shell ideas! You should stop by and link to my seashell crafts share!

Rachel W K said...

That glass hanging is such a great find! Thanks for sharing some photos of your sun room, you certainly do have some great collections!


Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I want to come and hang out with you in your florida room! And the curtain tie is a super idea!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I love the glass piece!! And how clever is the ponytail elastics! So many wonderful shells you have collected.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's so much fun to see all of your shells and your ideas for decorating with them! I love the glass sign and the big shell as a tie back for your curtain! I may want to try this! I always call my Florida room a lanai! I started calling it that and now I can't stop! lol Enjoy your evening, my friend! ♥

My Life Under the Bus said...

I love those curtain tie backs what a cute idea - Now I forget if you've said but do you have any " Sailors Valentines"? I just saw those some where and had forgotten how amazing they are!

Della said...

Come on down any time Kim!

Patty, I don't even have one Sailors Valentine :(

I've been thinking about making one in a shadow box, as I've been seeing them around a lot lately, too!

Pirate Life said...

I crazy for sea shells too

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