Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Seashells

I love decorating with seashells all year long!

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But of course there’s something very special

about mixing seashells with Christmas decor!

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I bought a shell mirror and it wasn’t perfect....

but then I found this shell box at a hobby show...

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and it WAS perfect!

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(taken from the top...you can see where I need to glue a few shells into that gap on the left!)

Together they make my heart sing!

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Spending time in the lanai at

Christmas time is a Florida tradition!

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I’m joining Mary at the dear little red house

for Mosaic Monday!

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And Sally Lee by the Sea for a Coastal Christmas!

I just need a little more red.....

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Do you have any shells in your Christmas decor this year?

48 comments:

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

How pretty and especially complimented with reds Diane. Enjoy the holiday decorating season.

Love of the Sea said...

Looks great Diane. And yes - boy do I have shells in my holiday decor. I am like you and use shells year round but I love them at christmas time. I have a box similar to yours that was given to me as a gift and I love it.

Shellbelle said...

I do believe you know the answer to that question from me!

Your comment today just made my day, you're such a dear and I've missed you so much. It's good to be "home" for the holidays.

Hugs sweet friend

xoxoxoxoxoxo

Della said...

Your shells look wonderful with the red and white decorations in the lanai! Love that mirror and box!

Hugs, Della

laurie said...

how beautiful. so so so different than up North and thats a good thing life would be so boring if we all were the same,, this is such a fresh exotic look for the holiday seasson for me, you r home is lovely, everything I would think of for a florida home.
The sea shells are beautiful,

CRAFTY STITCHERS said...

Your shells looks great with the Christmas decorations, my friend Mary loves seashells and decorates a lot with them. Definitely Florida!

Marydon said...

Love your shell decor! Wouldn't hve thought of this idea.
Have a lovely week ~
TTFN ~
Hugs, Marydon

PS Pop by for our GIVEAWAY

Sue@House Pretty said...

Your shell "pieces" are so nice! It is making me long to own a beach house. Actually, when I tell my husband that, he says, "you already have a beach house, but it's for sale", lol! I should rephrase that. I want 1 house, which is a beach house.

Donna said...

The sure looks pretty! No, we don't have any shells in our decorations!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I have a few shells on my tree as ornaments. Love them.

Karena said...

Diane I adore your Lanai and all of the beautiful shells in your holiday decor!!

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eileeninmd said...

Hi, your seashell decorations are just lovely. The mirror and the box look beautiful together. I love your cute lanai, looks very pretty. Wonderful photos, have a great week!

eileeninmd said...

BTW, I like your new banner photo. Very pretty.

Vee said...

No I don't have any, though I think maybe I should. It's not as if I don't have shells around here somewhere. It looks like the quintessential Florida Christmas in your lanai...cozy and comfortable!

Desire Empire said...

These are lovely to add a little to a coastal Christmas Decor

Carol said...

So pretty!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Gorgeous shell creations. V

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I am loving these boxes and the mirror. You have really raised these objects to art status the way your grouped them together!

GrandmaK said...

Your shell decorations are beautiful! You have a wonderful tradition! My best! Cathy

GrandmaK said...

Your shell decorations are beautiful! You have a wonderful tradition! My best! Cathy

Kim, USA said...

This reminds me of our projects when I was in elementary in the Philippines. I had fun making those shells form to animals or any kind of stuff. Yours are awesome!

Mosaic Monday

A Garden of Threads said...

No shells in my decor, but what a neat idea. They look great for Christmas.

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Not one shell in my Christmas decor, but I have plenty of nutcrackers! Thank you for stopping by. Now I may have to add some shells or perhaps a starfish.

Audrey said...

I have shell creations from my MIL...she collected shells from their place on Sanibel. She passed away 3 yrs ago-so they are even more precious to me. Love your shell vignette.
Audrey

Pam said...

I do not have any seashells in my Christmas decor, but now I'm wondering why not. Such a pretty arrangement.

beachcomber said...

the shell box is so gorgeous!! might try making one myself if you don't mind.
x

Danice said...

No seashells in my decor, but what a novel idea! Leave it to you, Diane, to be so creative. The seashells are beautiful and very Florida-ish.

Danice said...

Oh, and I love your new blog header. What a nice image :)

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Very pretty! I love the seashells with the Christmas decor. And the mirror looks lovely with the shells.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I really like the mirror and the box, and paired with the red, it makes a striking combination. I'd love to come hang out on your lanai.

Kit said...

I love your shells! I have to admit, I do not use shells in my decor but I love them when we visit Oregon each summer. Thank you for visiting my blog! Kit

Kelly said...

Oh I love it! I've never used shells in my Christmas decor, but maybe I should!


Kelly

GardenofDaisies said...

That is pretty. I just love it when people decorate with what is found in nature in the region where they live. So you have shells, and another blogging friend has a tumbleweed Christmas tree. So much fun!!

Teagarden said...

So pretty! I love seashells, but haven't any in my Christmas-decoration. Wonderful!
Have a nice week,
Markus

Lilybets said...

No seashells during Christmas,my boyfriend love them in decorations,I will buy some !

It's me said...

Wowwwww...so pretty !!...lovely week darling...xxx...

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

I have seashells from the craft store but have never used them in Christmas decorations. Yours look very pretty with the surrounding touch of red. They look very appropriate for Florida. Have a great week! ----------Shannon

The French Hutch said...

Your coffee table seashell vignette is so sweet. I don't have any shells but I think I should add some to my home. I love them and collected them years ago. I use to have them in a pretty clear glass jar in the powder room. I love the shell box, it looks so pretty on the mirrored tray.
Hope your week is fabulous.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Sheila said...

I love sea shells but have never thought of combining them with my Christmas decor. Your wreath looks wonderful with the cranberries and red bird. Enjoy your Christmas preparations!

Vicky said...

Beautiful, Diane! That box is GORGEOUS! Our Christmas is mixed with our Lake House Decor!! LOVE the water!
}}Hugs{{
Vicky

Screaming Sardine said...

I love how you made even seashells seem so festive for the holidays. Great collection, Diane!

Cheers,
Tracy Screaming Sardine

Leslie's Garden said...

You're right, the seashells really do go well with Christmas decor. The little box with the mirror, and the touches of red - beautiful! Have a great week!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

The red with the shells is so pretty! My urn of shells is still sitting on the coffee table and I may just add some red berries and let it stay - Thanks for the great idea. :D

Carol said...

Come back & visit..I'm having a give-away!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Um..no..not really. :( Do HUGE pine cones from our tree count? No, guess not...

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I meant to tell you that yours are really lovely though and what a lot of work you have gone to. Lovely designs..and yes, they mix well with Christmas.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I really like the seashells. Very pretty! :D You have a very nice collection, Diane.

Sally Lee by the Sea Nautical Cottage said...

LOVE the seashells with pops of red!

Thanks so much for sharing your Christmas articles at our linky party - we LOVE them all!!

Coastal Christmas Hugs,
Marie