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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Summer decorating

I live on the prairies.  Bright cerulean skies, miles to the horizon, and not much water.  How I developed a love of shells in the summer is unknown but to me, when it's warm the decorating with shells begins.

In front of books,

With my putti,

Enhancing a small starfish,

by my bed in a vintage aqua crown jar,

and of course my shell ball.

I can't explain why, I just know it's beautiful and really easy to replicate.  I think I purchased my first white shells at the dollar store.  All that's needed is a beautiful container, white shells, maybe some sea glass and you have decorating perfection for the summer. 

Until next time,



  1. Beautiful summer decor! So fresh and 'beachy'! Just loved your space. Hope to see you on my blog:)
    Have a great weekend:)

  2. Such pretty decor~ Love the whites and the starfish in the cloche is so pretty!

  3. Hi Patricia,
    I like how you did the first photo. Did you paint the bottom of the crystal bowl white? I have seen some like that in thrift stores, but not white.

  4. Everything is just perfect ~ especially the cloche & starfish photo. Happy WW!

  5. I love Treasures from the Ocean as well... living in the Desert it brings me to the Beach on the canvas of my imagination... we have plenty of sand, alas, no Ocean. *winks*

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  6. Love your seashells...I have that shell ball too!! I also bring out the shells in summer, and am blessed to live 25 minutes from the beach. Although my seashells come from shell shops ;)

  7. I'm ready for summer!!
    Everything looks just beautiful!!
    Have a wonderful day...
    Michella (your newest follower :))

  8. Lovely! Shells and sea glass are great ways to welcome summer!


  9. Your shells are beautiful and your cloche display is gorgeous. I love the urn also. Such beautiful displays. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  10. Oh wow beautiful! I love how you decorated your cloche.


  11. These are so pretty.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)