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.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

More Ways to Display Shells

In my last post I was showing you what I had done around the living room to display some of my shells. Moving on to the dining room now.


Tall vases, short vases, candle holders...any clear glass container makes a fine shell display.


The top of an oil lamp....


and the bottom as well, look really cool filled with shells.


The bottom of a butter dish I don't use anymore is perfect for these perfect fighting conchs!


The top of the dish has the shells that mom brought back from Mexico.


A repurposed candle jar is just the right size for my augers and ceriths.


A tall straight vase shows off the spiny oysters aka jewel box shells.


A tall not so straight vase is filled with my 'weathered shells'.


Another candle jar. Just the right size for the nutmegs.


Left side of the table...


Right side of the table. I have more olive shells than I know what to do with! That's just a portion of them.




I had to show you how big this shell is! I bought this in Daytona last year when we went over for a roller derby bout.


Have you ever seen a sand dollar this big? Same shop in Daytona. I had to have it!


Love this table! It adds such a nice beachy feel....just in case you didn't get it from anywhere else in the house hahahaha! This table gets a makeover during holidays, and it's so fun to change it up :)

This glass shelf has been with us for nearly 30 years! Through all of our moves back and forth across the U.S. Hubby is a very good packer!


This shelf is fun to arrange and play with!


The vase (which was my Beta home, it died) is full of fighting conchs. The rose is made from a conch shell, and was a gift from my hubby years ago. Pardon my dust, and remember I've been sick...too sick to dust lol.
I can't remember exactly what the are called, but the purplish whispy thing is one I found in Clearwater. I love those things!!!


I'm still thinking about this one. It needs some work! (and boy do I need to dust!) I totally love that big cluster of barnacles!


Ah, my Tarpon Springs sponge, and whelks. You've seen the whelks in my Christmas decorations! Another purple whispy thing behind the sponge.


And this. THIS is one of my faves! I remember when my parents bought this pitcher and bowl set at an auction when I was a really little girl. I filled the bowl with coral that we have found, and I have some space in the back to add more.

Coming Soon:
The grand kids visit and our trip to the lighthouses!
A new craft I am doing!

I took LOTS of pics at the lighthouses! So may have to do the craft post first.
We shall see!

Until then....
Have fun playing with your seashell treasures!

5 comments:

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

You have the best collection of shells and such cool stuff to look at!

Melissa said...

I love, love, LOVE that seahorse on the wall! I think seahorses are quickly becoming my favorite beach decor item. I think I want to do a bathroom with that theme.

Have a great day!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Those glass shelves sure are perfect for displaying shells. I just love all of the different tones of color in our shells...they make me happy! Sweet hugs!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

I love that even though you have like a million bizillion shells, you still find some that you "have to have"!! I also am loving that Neptune statue. I want to do the bathroom in my new house in a sea theme and you are always giving me ideas!

Kinda Bush said...

You are very artistic. I would love to buy some of your jewelry. Please let me know where your shop is, so I may purchase some.

Kinda@TropicalSeashellTreasures.com

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