She sells Seashells~

It must have come from my years of living near the coast in New England (because now I am most certainly landbound), but I have a love affair with seashells. Nothing says "Summer" to me like seashells strewn around the house.

Today I thought I'd share some of the seashells that make my house summer-y.
These pretty starfish make their home in our living room on my rehabbed console.

These pretty apothecary jars are found on my kitchen counter. A pretty candles nestled in some seashells adds an unexpected touch.

A very simple way to add some beachy goodness to your house...frame a starfish! Simply cover some backing board with linen, hot glue a starfish on top, and pop it in a shabby white frame!

This vignette was in the main bath in our Massachusetts house...it looked so beachy against the pretty blue walls.

The same glass jar coupled with a tiny ball jar filled with white buttons looks just as beachy in its own way.
Now, I want to go to the beach! Sigh. ;-)
And on another note...
Happy Birthday to Mr. One!!! He turns 10-years-old today!

We're going to have a backyard BBQ complete with smores and night games to celebrate Mr. One's big step into the double digits!

So we spent part of our holiday creating this fun firepit to make the marshmallow roasting an "authentic" experience for his bevy of friends. I'll post more about his birthday festivities later this week.

Linky Love is up tomorrow!

Have a great day~


KG said...

great post, i love decorating with sea shells too! i really like the starfish in the cheese tray, i am totally going to copy it.

here's one of my more recent shell projects: http://anthroapologies.blogspot.com/2010/05/bringing-beach-to-western-nc.html

jociegal said...

Really beautiful. I remember once hearing from Nick Berkus, Oprah's designer, that there should be seashells in every room.

Sally Hamilton said...

I got to spend the day over at Shackleford Banks off the NC coast shelling all day long. It was an excellent shelling day. I don't know what I'll do with the shells I picked up, but I'm sure I'll figure something out!

Laura said...

i love decorating with seashells too - they add such a nice feeling to a room. love your fire pit - have a good time tonight!