Friday, December 16, 2011

“Seashells and deer”

I enjoyed decorating my foyer with a

simple arrangement of my deer collection...

and a few shells here and there for a ‘Florida’ touch!

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(my art is not wrinkled, that’s a reflection through the glass!)

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You don’t think of deer and seashells together but last year when we spent a few days on Jekyll Island, GA we got up early to see the sunrise and saw deer on the beach! I was too shocked to take a photo! And as soon as they saw us they were off through the dunes. But it was a sight I will never forget!

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I’m joining Sally Lee by the Sea for Coastal Christmas!

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

31 comments:

Kim K. said...

That must have been quite the sight to see deer on the beach. Such a fun vignette of deer and shells.

Christmas hugs!

Beadwright said...

This looks really lovely. We have deer and bear on our Oregon beaches.
Nicole/Beadwright

KAT said...

love the deer decor sea shells are wonderful too. Makes me think of a spring break I took with my mom one year when I was a high school-er and I longed for sun and adventure ! we had so much fun together. we put streaks in each others hair and got all toasty on the beach !

- KAT -

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I must say the shells and deer are lovely and I wouldn't have thought of that in a million years. I love blogging and seeing all the creative decorations! hugs, Linda

Flora said...

hmmm I think the only deer...is my dear:)

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams,

Yes, Mom collects Reindeer and they are on the buffet in the dining room.

Have a happy weekend.

Hugs,
Prudence

It's me said...

O yes we have......!! love from me....xxx....

Debbie said...

I do have deer! And I just picked up (in my favorite antique store) a little deer just like the one on the lower right side of your table. So sweet! I live in the Midwest and our decor is very different. :D Merry Christmas!
Debbie

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Oh dear, your deer are so precious! I love deer although I know they can be bothersome to some people. We live on a golf course and a few can be spotted every now and then. That is a surprise that the men enjoy, too. We have a small deer in the center of our front door wreath. Your vignette is very pretty on top of that gorgeous chest. Enjoy your weekend!-------- Shannon

Ginger Zuck said...

Diane, I love the deer collections with the sea shells!! What a beautiful display.

Vee said...

I like how you recreated the scene that you missed with your camera. Very cool.

JG said...

It must have been strange to see the deer on the beach. In our neighborhood wire deer lawn ornaments are now lit and keep with the season. :)
~Judy

Kat Bennett said...

Yes, we do! Live ones out in the yard! Although, this time of year we don't see them as often as in the dead of winter. That's when they get all the apples they missed during the summer and fall! Your display is wonderful!

Anne said...

I love your new banner, Diane! What a pretty deer collection. Don't have any myself, except for a tiny ornament made from two peanuts that i found at the thrift shop yesterday-- lol!

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

No deer in my decor, but yours is lovely...

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Diane,
Happy Holidays!!! Your deer are beautiful and I hope you're enjoying the holiday time!!!

Thank you SO much for posting my giveaway on your sidebar--You are a doll!
XO
Cindy

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

No reindeer in my decorations but I have some wooly sheep. Wow, deer on the beach. I don't wonder you were shocked. So for you to remember and put the deer and shells together I think is especially cute and clever.
They look lovely.
Merry Christmas

Freckled Hen said...

So pretty! I love the combination of deer and seashells...I imagine seeing deer on the beach must be a beautiful thing...have a nice weekend!

Ali said...

That's a handsome bureau. Have you had it long? And yes, I do have a deer in my Christmas decor, a largish gold one that came as part of the wrapping on gift. I decided it would make a great tree ornament too.

Ali x

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

WOW that is amazing!!! Too bad that you didn't get a photo. Guess you'll have to go back! I love the deer and shell vignette!
Sweet little tea cup too!
Warmest Christmas Blessings!
Deb

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I would certainly never have thought of deer and seashells together but it works well you have proved it. :)

Della said...

oh, that is creative! Looks great, too. I don't have any deer in my decor, but I do have seashells....and pinecones.

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Diane,

No deer in my house - I love them in your house with the sea shells- very charming. How special that you saw them on the beach and they inspired your decorations.

I added sea shells with my Snowmen this year and loved the look.
Christmas Blessings to you and your family.
Erin

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Oh yes, lots of deer! Love your vignette, so sweet and your hanging jingle bells too!

Q said...

Oh yes deer are part of my Christmas decorating..all have stories and are special!
Sea shells go with everything!
Happy Christmas,
Sherry

Kasia said...

I love your table! NAd teh deer collection looks fun to make! :) What a wonderful memory to share with us! :)

Hugs,

Jann Olson said...

Ya know, I never really thought about deer on the beach. But why not? I bet that was a sight to see. wonder if they get sand in their hooves? lol! I have one deer outside that lights up and some vintage ones under a cloche. I think that might be it. Have plenty of them that wander into my little neck of the woods. I never tire of seeing them. Have a wonderful Christmas.

laurie said...

I think it looks wonderful, the deer look just so soft, like velvet!
I do have three deer, but nearly as nice as yours!!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I love your deer collection. That must have been a beautiful sight seeing the deer on the beach. I love how you have mixed the deer with the seashells and starfish because nature mixes things all the time...and it's always a wonderous sight. Beautiful!

hootnonny said...

Have read Savannah Blues...agree about the language. Rushed out a bought Thirteen Moons when it first came out...but had a hard time getting into it and never finished it. Maybe it's time to start it again!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Ohhh...now those are just beautiful!!