Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Using Seashells as Decor Accents

It's almost like it's spring in North Carolina and this weather is giving me spring fever already! I can hardly wait for summer and a beautiful warm day to walk on the beach and wade in the ocean. So I thought I would share some easy decorating ideas for your beach house using the seashells you have laying around.

From Southern Living, place starfish, sanddollars and seashells in a beautiful ceramic bowl to instantly and inexpensively add an organic accent to the room.

Ocean treasures can also be arranged in oversize glass vases and set upon a mantel for a coastal focal point in a family room. Add a little sand and your favorite seashell and you have a beautiful display.

Put to use one of your larger finds from a beach scavenger hunt. This sea biscuit sand dollar can double as a paperweight on your desk. Conch shells also look great sitting alone on a desk or coffee table.

I love the huge clam shells to decorate a home or beach cottage. This look from House Beautiful is fabulous on this beautiful table under a shell decorated mirror.

Or make your own little arrangement inside your clam shell like Debbie at Love of the Sea does every holiday and season change.

One of my favorite vintage things to decorate my home with is beautiful pieces of milk glass. This is a pretty vintage Westmoreland milk glass scallop shell bowl. Available now in my Etsy shop.

Have fun decorating and I'm hoping warm weather is upon you soon!


Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

Lovely! I need to re-do my giant clamshell display! It's been the same for too long!

~mikey @ shabby french cottage

classic • casual • home said...

Just lovely!

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