Sunday, July 25, 2010

Glorious glittered shell decorations ornaments

 Our softly glittered holiday tree decorations do not rest for long. 

Some of these beauties move to a large aqua bowl once summer comes.

It was formerly an urn but on a windy day two years ago something fell on it causing it to topple over.

I really like the light pink urchins,

 large finger starfish,

and the inside of this shell.

Who am I kidding?  I like them all.
That must be the reason we have over 150 of these glittered beauties alone.

Sea shells and sea life in general have always decorated the rooms of my abodes since I was a child.
To the point of being so over run, many of them were given away.

Those that remain all have a story to tell from their own vignette's.

Yet, these glittery shells somehow brighten the grayest of days every time they are removed from their boxes.

All they need is a tiny bit of light to glimmer.

They never fail to produce a smile...

They look beautiful tossed in a bowl, vase, or urn
hanging the window
on a table with place cards tucked in them
tied on a gift bag or box
they do wonders for brown or white kraft paper and foil gift wrap 
 fabulous with burlap and linen
and of course add instant beach to a holiday tree.


oceangirlcollection said...

I absolutely love sea shells and sea urchins...I find them to be so ethereal and insanely complex natural sculptures. I love this posting! This is my kind of Eye Candy.

Leo said...

They are beautiful.

Burlap Luxe said...

You need not ask to borrow anything of mine, what is mine is yours deary!!! you can take anything of mine you want :)
Tell your sweetie "let it find you" not to worry the best things in life always finds us :)

DID YOU NOTICE!! On my French chair is the PICTURE FRAME pieces you gifted to me!!

I wanted to blog where they came from, as well as come up with something more creative then what I did to my frame pieces! I have to admit that I have come attached to them in the simple beauty as they are.

I am still in awwww! with the beauty with in you to gift such wonderful salvaged pieces to ME!!!
I look at them daily, I know a bit obsessive... I can't help myself, do you think I need junk therapy :)

I will keep you posted on my mental health:)
your friend.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH I need to make pretty! Thanks for sharing, Rita!

Jen said...

They are gorgeous! I bet they do look beautiful on a tree!

Lady Grey said...

so lovely!!

Loppe said...

I want my own collecton ... But I´m afraid I have only the dream.. ´cause, I´ve never seen anyting like them here in Denmark...

Very beautiful

The Four Tides said...

Love the seashell colors against that Caribbean blue--gorgeous! xo

sealaura said...

beautiful and you are so right, hard to pick favorite. great idea i think I will shift to a more colorful bowl today for some of my shells.

Simple Daisy said... pretty:)
Glitter and could you go wrong?!?!?!

Privet and Holly said...

I love them all...
and YOU! Thank
you for your very
sweet comment on
P&H. My friend's
surgery for her
cancer is tomorrow,
and your words have
been so comforting
to both of us. This
restful post is exactly
what I needed, right
now ~ beautiful!
xx Suzanne

InMyOwnStyle said...

I love your shimmery shells. So pretty. The teal urn makes them really pop. I also like the fact that you still found a use for the urn after it toppled. said...

I love the soft pinks in these shells. Thanks so much for your kind words on my blog last friday. Hugs. Simone xx

Lovely Vintage said...

... wonderful pictures! Warm Regards, Bea

Shellbelle said...

The aqua bowl, formerly known as an urn, is gorgeous and really shows off your beautiful shells. If you're like me, you smile every time you pass them by.

Anne Lorys said...

They are just lovely.

rjerdee said...

Beauteous...nothing matches nature's art!

Unknown said...

Oh my Gosh! I love your shells and your so right, sea shells never fail to produce a smile! I love that line!

Arabella said...

They are just heavenly and I want them ALL! Did you glitter these beauties or purchase over the years? I think I need a seashell christmas tree
this year!

Have a beachy day, my friend.

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea

anita said...

beautiful :)

annechovie said...

So pretty, Rita! I am a shell addict myself. xx

Anonymous said...

We made beach shell necklaces whiles at the beach for my grand-daughter. We had to search everyday for the perfect shell with the perfect little hole already in it. Pink ribbon and glitter made it extra special. I hope it is a memory she will always keep in her heart. I love that aqua urn. Glad you kept it and repurposed. xo Lynn
P.s. Yep...Belle and her sisters are doing fine. They have all kinds of play and drinking water around.

Antique Shows said...

These are just beautiful! And your so right, you can find many uses for shells.


WhiteWhispers2u said...

G'day~Anything from the Sea is Fabulous! So Simple but yet so interesting.~Enjoy Kim

S and O said...

Those seashells are really pretty, I love the glittery ones :D

Marie said...

I absolutely adore your seashell collection...they look so timeless! I of course love your aqua bowl.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh these shells are beautiful... what sweet decorations they would make.. the soft colours are so soothing...

thanks for popping over.. the leak is fixed.. but still issues with internet.. really need to change provider.. Have a lovely weekend.. xxx Julie

S and O said...

What a gorgeous collection of shells ;)
I used to collect rocks from the beach all the time when I was younger, my family and I would go out and find some of the most amazing rocks then take them home and lay them out all over our was so much fun, I miss doing that ;)
Happy weekend!


Ticking and Toile said...

They are so beautiful! I love them all :) Hope you're ok, my daughter got VERY sick from heat exhaustion/dehydration and it was awful! :( She will likely never let herself get dehydrated again.....(she was at mom....:{ )

No worries, just let me know when you're ready to think about stuff.


Burlap Luxe said...

Sending you good health, and loving your "SANCTUARY" place over here as well.

Rita you know just why I love it over here, and how I love and adore you, you are a blog friend to love!

Teacup Mosaics said...

Oh glitter and seashells, just the perfect combo!!!!!!!!! Just beautiful, someday I will glitter the litte sea critters and think of you.

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