Friday, July 1, 2011

I See Sea Shells!

By The Sea Shore!!!

I've been daydreaming a lot about the beach. I haven't been in over six months and really really wish (trying to express that I wish it A LOT!) I could get there and dig my feet in the sand. Ahh. For now I'll have to keep dreaming! We live a few hours from the the beach but it's tough getting away for even a weekend trip.

I'm not usually a big fan of beach-themed items in a house but I thought this was classy enough! I purchased this glass canister at Home Goods for about $6.00 a few months back when I first discovered that store. The price is pretty good considering you see these things for $20.00 or more in most stores. The shells were all found at the Outer Banks of North Carolina so they were freebies. I had leftover shells that I painted with blue latex paint for a Christmas cone tree that I made so I thought this would be lovely! I mixed them with some shells that I didn't paint.

I LOVE it! It's a wonderfully soothing natural accent that offers contrast to the walls and to the dark furniture. What do you think? Do you like beachy decor? I like and it was super easy!


shopannies said...

love the jar of seashells not only looks pretty but very stylish and memorable as well I am a new follower and come see me at

doreen said...

I love the jar of shells and have one myself. I have so many shells in my basement I am thinking of framing a mirror with them. My grandkids love the beach so I am in the process of re-doing the nursery at our house in a beach theme. If you asked me 6 months ago I probably would have said beach things should stay at beach houses..but now I realize it is about memories!

meandmom said...

What a nice idea! My kids collect seashells, and I had no idea what to do with them. We used to have them in a planter outside our front door, but you couldn't even see them.

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Ziko said...

Creative! I like this idea! Its been a while since I've been to the beach, will collect some seashells if I ever got the chance to do so next time!