Monday, January 11, 2010

Sissie's Shabby Seashells.......

I love seashells.  And now that I live in the coastal Carolinas I am free to decorate to my hearts content with seashells. 


More shells..................



Shell table with cloche and nautica shell





Gizzard blends in nicely with the decor....

I love shells, don't you?  Tell me how you decorate using shells or, if you use them at all......



If you want to see lovely, soft, white and dreamy decor go visit this beautiful blog that I discovered not too long ago.  French Larkspur
is where you find beautiful rooms and lovely posts, stories and photos.  If you go visit, tell her Sissy sent you.


~~hugs~~


16 comments:

LuLu said...

I love decorating with shells too, I love your frames with the shell in the center, just beautiful! I'm thrilled you found my blog and left me such a sweet messsage it brought me to yours.
xo,
LuLu

Linda said...

I love your shabby cottage look. I love seashells and have a bowl of our latest finds in our bathroom. I keep thinking one of these days I'll have a cottage all white and blue and beach inspired.

Linda said...

Looks like we both have a LOVE for seashells...my hubs tells me I need to put the bucket down..LOL:)

Blessings,
Linda

Tracey said...

Aw, that's so sweet of you...thank you for posting about my blog...and especially for the incredibly kind words about it!!! You made my night Sissie :)

As for your seashells, they are truly beautiful!! I love anything under a cloche, but I never thought to put a lovely white seashell...perfect! And the frames in your first photo are right up my alley too!!

:) T

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Gizzard is so CUTE!! I like the frame within a frame. That may be what I need to do on the wall where our bed is . . . need to go hunting for some frames!

I too decorate with seashells. We have a beach theme going on in one of our bathrooms :)

I really like your decorating style, Sissie!

Hugs,
Marsha

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love the white ornate frames, one inside the other with a sand dollar in the middle. My grandmother loved collecting shells and we foudn 5 5 gallon buckets full of shells when we cleanedd out their attic. I have a had such a great time finding homes for them. This is a gorgeous post.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Sissie, I am trying to figure out what to do with some vignettes around my home, now that I FINALLY have my Christmas down! :) Seashells would be a great addition! Yours are gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration! ~Rhonda

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

Hi Sissie! I LOVE shells and all things Coastal. Check out my blog www.finesseyournest.blogspot.com

If you go to the "search this blog" field (left side of page) and type in "coastal decorating", I have several posts with shells and other coastal decor.

I enjoy your blog!

Jane said...

Your home looks so lovely...I love the shells you have used. My decor doesn't lend itself to using shells but I do love the look.
Jane

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Sissie,
Your home is just amazing, I love the coolness of it with all of the glass & white. How did you ever find a sand dollar that looks like a heart? It's wonderful! The shell table is my fav. Lisa

My name is PJ. said...

Here's my question: If I take some old gilded frames that I no longer use and paint them white, will they look as beautiful as your frames in photo 1? Did you paint them? Pray tell. Share the secrets....

Tracie said...

I love the shells under the glass "bells" what a cute idea! I never have done much decorating with shells, but yours are beautiful! (and your cat is cute too!)

GWENDOLYN said...

Sissi,
I get so much inspiration from your blog. I just love your home..... I would love to get some decorating advice from you.... as I show my shabby room, could you leave me some tips and pointers?
Blessings and hugs!
Gwen

loscoloresdesole said...

HELLO!!HOLA!!!mi nombre es Soledad y vivo en Uruguay, al igual que a tí me encantan los caracoles de mar, justamente esta semana decoré un espejo antiguo para mi bathroom y le puse caracoles, luego lo subo al blog y si lo deseas I invite you to come to my blog and see it...besos,Sole=)

Mary said...

Sissie's Shabby Seashells, say that 5 times fast ;) I can barely say it once! Anyhoo, beautiful shell displays, Sissie. When I was young,single,and poor seashells were an inexpensive (free) way to display beauty beyond belief. Now that I'm older,married and not poor I still adore seashells. In fact, I had a seashell rimmed rosegarden at our last house. DH tended the roses and I place seashells all around the rim of it. Love. One time I was walking on the beach at Coronado and picked up 3 silver dollar shells. I was happier than if I'd won the Lottery. Still have those shells.

Hugz,
Mary

LemonyRenee' said...

Wow, how beautiful! You showed me what to do with the three sand dollars I've been saving. Each of us, me, my husband, and my son, found and kept a sand dollar when we were shelling in Charleston. (My daughter was more interested in smashing hers. :( I am going to mount them on the wall and hang a frame around them. Brilliant!

I LOVE that shell table. Did you make it?

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