Tuesday, June 1, 2010

What did I do with my shells and Who is the winner?

I love seashells...there are so many ways to use them in decorating!


My hubby gets credit for cleaning my shells and putting them on the table to dry....


he also made me this sorting box! Thanks Honey!


I found this big shell bowl at the thrift store and I think it is just what I need for displaying some of the larger shells. It looks like someone glazed and fired it...it's not perfect which makes me love it even more!


The purple shells...or lavender...are my favorites so I put some in a little 'Made in Italy' ceramic box to place on my table in the lanai along with the book I just finished, Remarkable Creatures by Tracey Chevalier. It is one of the best books I've EVER read! I hope you'll look for it and let me know if you read it! I absolutely LOVE it! It almost makes me wish I had been born in the early nineteenth century...almost! heehee! ♥


I found this little pure white dish at the Thrift store, too....


and filled it with shells! Perfect!





This little green bowl would be perfect for sea glass...


I need to go back to the beach!


And the WINNER IS.....

Lallee's Cottage !

Send me your address and I will get the book in the mail!

She has a delightful blog and lives close by! I'm delighted she won and hope everyone will put this book on their summer reading list!


It's wonderful!

Enjoy your day! Happy Blogging!


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your shells and the way you are displaying them are wonderful!

Congrats to the winner. I loved this book.

Jackie said...

Stick a shell in your pocket for good luck. You have many lucky ones to make a choice...make it a good one...sending love on Tuesday!

Anonymous said...

oh wow! i love your beautiful collection of shells! they are gorgeous in that shell bowl! how great of a find was that for a shell lover!

come by for a spot of tea

ciao bella
happy tuesday!
creative carmelina

Vee said...

Wonderful shell treasures and your hubby is so good to help you with a sorting box. I love how you're displaying them within a shell, too. And, now that you've recommended that book so highly, I will look for it at my library. Congrats to Lallee!

It's Just Dottie said...

Your seashells are so lovely.They are on my simple things that make me happy list.Finding them yourself makes them extra special!!!

Lallee said...

I am so surprised!!!! I am equally thrilled! As I said before, I already like this author and this book was on my wish list on Amazon. Thank you so much!

Shell collecting has been a favorite hobby of mine for years. I put mine out every year, including some my mother collected many years ago. You have displayed yours so nicely.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Oh, I'm so envious of your shell hunts! I'm reading a novel by Anna Quinlen and it's sooo good!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your seashell collection is so pretty, Diane. I love to collect shells and seaglass whenever I am at the beach.
I came back from a week long family trip this weekedn and have so much to catch up on ..I can't wait to snuggle up with a good book and put the ones you've recommended on my library list..thanks!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Oh, you have Tracey Chevalier's book! I have a post planned, now I can use your picture!!! (with credit and all of course)

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Diane,
Congrats to the lucky winner. The book looks interesting. I love your shells and how you display them so wonderfully in the great bowls and such. Great idea for the sorting box your hubby made.
Over the weekend, I took shells and added them to the new landscape where the pool blue chairs are, like a beach area. It was fun and added so much to the pool.
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

Hugs, Celestina Marie

Dianne said...

I love how you've sorted and displayed your shells.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

I love all your pretty shells.
Congratulations to the winner of your giveaway ~ she will be thrilled with the book.

Happy week

Green thumb said...

Hi Diane! thank you for the sweet message you left me the other week, sorry for not being much around during these weeks, but I'm having hard times at work.
Amazing collection of shells! And how clever Mr.Lavender Dreamer!
Hugs, xxxx