Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Crazy for Shells!

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I'm going shell-crazy this year! I cannot believe how inexpensive they are. It seems like they are the only thing that has come down in price! Has anyone else noticed this? Pottery Barn has their shells on sale now...30% off! Michaels also has some beautiful shells and sea glass. I bought the sea glass below at Michaels.
I found this jar below on the clearance shelf at Marshalls for $5.00. I knew it would be perfect for some sand and shells.
I finally took the stranger out of the frame and replaced it with a real family member. This is Lauen when she was a toddler. My mom and I put this big old hat on her and did a photo shoot.

29 comments:

Claire said...

Love it! Especially the sea glass, the colors are so pretty.
My sister is really into seashells too. I'll have to pass on the good news about the sale prices.

Lovely post as usual!

Claire

Sharon said...

Perfect picture!!

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Hi Cindy! You made a beautiful display! We just got back from a beach vacation get-a-way and I came home with a pile of shells. You've inspired me to decorate with them, that is if I can find a bare surface anywhere in my home, LOL....Have a lovely day! xoxo ~ Joy

Susan said...

I love the shells and the sea glass. I really like decorating with beachy things since I want so much to move to the beach. Great post!

Carousel222 said...

The jars with the sea glass and shells are wonderful! I really like the sand and then the sea shells. And, how do you manage to always come across these great bargains?! I have an apothacary jar that I should do this with. Thanks again for another great idea.

Beverly said...

Having spent most of my life living near the ocean, I love shells, too. I have many, many memories of shell seeking, and I even used them when playing with my dolls - to decorate their house. The decorating bug bit me at a very young age.

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh Cindy,

I know what you mean. I got hit by the shell bug myself. There is a shop near me that only sells shells and I walked by the other day. They are closing down and everything is 1/2 off. There prices were very cheep to start with so the 1/2 off makes them almost free. I stocked up on them and have tons and tons of shells.

They are popping up all over my house. So summery looking.

Hugs,
Joanne

Jackie said...

Beautiful pictures (as usual), I love Marshalls tooooooo!
Seashells are one of my favs. I am forty five mins. from the ocean, and I still buy them from the store. LOL.

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

I've noticed shells large shells at Home Goods for very cheap. I have a few in some of my displays. Very nice new jar.

Ciao
Glenda

Rosemary said...

I love shells and sea glass.
It's so summery!
Rosemary

Andrea said...

Perfect for this time of year.

Beautiful, like everything else you decorate.

Best Wishes,
Andrea

Vicki K said...

What a perfect display with the sea glass! The colors are so soft and calming.

Lisa said...

I too love sea shells and am always at a loss for good display ideas. Love the jar with the sea glass. Thanks.

linda t said...

Lovely decor... and your daughter is oh so dang cute!

LOVE beach glass... and I don't even care for the beach much! I know, I'm crazy.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Cindy,
Looks pretty! A friend of mine gave me a whole box of shells, even cheaper, FREE! I haven't used them yet, maybe I will get them out, yours look so good.
Kelly

Lisa said...

What a wonderful way to display your shells and glass. I've always love the look of sea glass.

Brenda Kula said...

As you already know from your huge following, you have the greatest of ideas! I love to come check you out!
Brenda

Candy- A Pretty Home said...

Hi Cindy!
Thank you for your visit and comment on my blog. Your blog is nice too. I can see why you liked my pillowcases, we have the same great taste :) :) hahaa

Candy

Donna Kay said...

The shells & sand in that jar - look so calm & Peaceful...you're whole blog is that way.
Bless....

Lynne Laura said...

Your shell designs are quite devine!

Kindredly, Lynne Laura

Tara said...

Such a great display!

julie said...

Beautiful! I am in the shell craze too! I am decorating my mantle with all kinds of glass containers,sand,and shells. I mean I do live in Florida! Cant wait to see the show! Julie

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Cindy, the shell display makes you think you are on a tropical island. Don't they make you feel good. You found some great bargains. Bonnie

Miss Rhea said...

Very Pretty !! Love the smaller apothecary jar, I have a few like it and am addicted to that shape. Your sea glass looks wonderful in them. :)

Shanae said...

I love shells too, and have been adding them here and there lately. We're headed to a big lake (okay, big for Utah LOL) for vacation this month, and I can't wait to gather the little "clam" shells on the beach!

Anonymous said...

I love what you did! I wish you would post a picture showing us the table and the wall, so we could get a better perspective of how it looks.

~elaine~

Ginger said...

Ohhh i love sea glass & shells i saw the bird house with shells outstanding.Come on cindy i know you can make one like it.hehehenote make one LOL
hugs love your blog!!!

Mary Ruth said...

I love anything to do with shells! I love the combination with moss. I did a display with shells, moss and silver trays.

You have a nice blog!

DreamsInPink said...

I just discovered your blog and I think it's absolutely beautiful, I enjoyed it tremendously!! Elizabeth