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!