Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Decorating with Shells

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The shells that were in my tiered dish on my dining room table are now in my French beverage dispenser. Can you tell I thrive on change! See the picture frame above, I bought that at Marshalls months ago and I still haven't replaced the photo that came in it. The other day Lauren walked by it, stooped down for a closer look and said "WHO IS THAT?" I just started laughing and said "I don't know!"

25 comments:

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Hey, let's face it...sometimes the fake people in the frames are just better looking than our family members! :)Kidding!
I LOVE to keep the ones that look vintage, they are so cute, so what the heck??!!

M ^..^

Joanne Kennedy said...

I love that beverage container. I've thought about getting one that was like it but I didn't know where I would put it. I just think it would be so pretty with lemonaid in there and have fresh lemons floating in it.

You made me laugh about that picture in the frame. That is something my mom used to do years ago. Thanks for the memory jolt.

Hugs,
Joanne

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Cindy,
I'm all about changing things too or tweakin as I say. Love the jar with the shells.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)
P.S. I have a really cute beachy picture frame on my bedside table with the picture that came in it. Gotta change that one of these days.

Carousel222 said...

The shells look nice in the beverage container. You should have told Lauren it was a picture of a long lost great aunt who was leaving you millions!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Hey, I've been collecting antique frames/pictures of "antique" people because I'm making up some "family!!" Ha-ha. Too many kids and grandchildren for anything to have been passed down my way!!! So, I'll embellish our family he-he.

I'm still working on collecting shells. I have lots and lots of coral from the carribean, but adding shells to that.

Blessings,

Sher

northern cottage said...

So Fabulous!

Beverly said...

I have two pictures of I Don't Know in our guest room. I guess we should at least name them. ;-)

ceekay said...

I like how you used the beverage container like an apothacary jar! Great idea.

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

Just tell Lauren it's an adopted relative. I have a small dispenser like that. It came in handy during the hot days, filled with ice cold water with lemons.

Ciao
Glenda

Angela said...

your daughter always sounds like such a hoot! maybe one day you could have her write a segment on what it's like living with your love for the romantic style...i'm very curious to know what she thinks about her mom always having so many projects going on and constantly changing the house up.

i personally would love to hear from her. i'm sure sometimes it's VERY difficult having a teenager in the house, but it seems like for the most part you have been very lucky.

have a great day!

Diana Lyn said...

Cindy, Simply beautiful, I am a shell girl! I also love your Marshalls Find! VERY pretty! Lucky You , stop by for tea sometime! Hugs Diana Lyn

Donna Kay said...

love the beverage dispenser - I have been looking for one of those to use at my daughter's baby shower - did you happen to find that at Marshall's by chance!!!!

Diane said...

The shells are beautiful. I think you should put a picture of Lauren & Beau in the frame...

Cyndi said...

What a great idea for the jar. I love Marshall's too!

Marla McDonald said...

Good luck on your wallpaper project. Priming with Kilz wallpaper primer might be a good idea and then using a level mark a straight line of where you want to start. If the first sheet is straight it will make it easier. Now if you are in an older home with uneven walls, that's a challenge (trust me). But your pattern looks busy which is good, it will hide any mistakes you make. Best of luck.

Janet said...

I remember as a child asking my mother "who buys those frames with pictures of people they don't even know?". They never seemed to have any frames with our pictures in the store, LOL.

Janet

Donna Lynn said...

Hi Cindy,
Great use of the beverage container, the shells look great and then when you need it for entertaining you can take them out and add punch!
Aren't the kids something, they wonder about our sanity with the oddities we decorate with, my boys wonder ABOUT SOOOOO MANY THINGS I DO!!!!

Hugs,
Donna Lynn

violetlady said...

I live near the beach and I use shells for decorating in two bathrooms. But I bought them! I can never find good shells on my beach.

JoJo said...

I love the beverage container! How beautiful it is with the shells. My daughter on occasion was known to change out photos without you knowing. She spent a week with my sister one summer and much to my sister's surprise Harrison Ford appeared in frames all around her house. One of my girlfriends buys old photos at yard sales and has a hallway of framed vintage photos. She calls them her family. It makes for great conversation. Kinda fun!

Leticia said...

Lovely website!

Deborah said...

I remember the other day you said you named your daughter after Ralph Lauren because you love his style. I named my daughter(10yrs old) Ashlee Lauren, because I always loved "Laura Ashley". Too funny!

diana said...

love shells... and I want one of those big jars... got to get one...

Michele said...

I love how you put the shells in the beautiful glass container! Very shabby chic and very beachy....my decorating taste!!

Michele
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Elizabeth said...

Great way to display your seashells! Mine are in an antique trug on the coffee table. I admire your Marshall's determination for those plates!

Mo said...

Your French beverage dispenser is featured in the Sept. 08 issue of Romantic Homes. It really is so pretty!