Sunday, January 15, 2012

A ‘Beachy’ Mosaic! (and shell ID)

I took everything out of my kitchen window

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cleaned it and then rearranged it just a bit.

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I love having lots of my favorite shells and a few tiny boats

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and cutesy beach things to enjoy in the kitchen.

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And here’s something for those of you that love seashells.

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The last time we were on the beach here in Florida,

I found this tiny shell and haven’t been able to identify it.

It’s 3/4 of an inch long and has these distinct marks on it.

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I think I might know what it is but I’m not sure.

Is it a variation, I wonder? It’s the only one I found.

I’m joining Mary at the dear little red house

for Mosaic Monday! I hope you will, too!

59 comments:

It's me said...

Nice !!!...have a lovely sunday darling...love from me...xxx...

Cranberry Morning said...

Nice photos!! My favorite is the fourth one with the various size beakers.

Thuis Thuis said...

What a beautiful collection!
Have a nice sunday.
Love Annette

bj said...

Living on the plains of West Texas, with a large body of water hundreds of miles away from us, I don't know one single thing about sea shells. :))
Glad you enjoy them.
hugs, bj

Marydon said...

The last one is really neat! You have a lovely collection.
Have a lovely day ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

Love your pretty displays!

Betsy said...

What a beautiful collection. I really like the way you've displayed the shells and sea glass in those pretty jars.

Della said...

Love what you've done! I keep shells and beachy things in my kitchen window, too!

As for the shell ID...it looks like a kittens paw. The size is right, and I do have some gray, and some white ones. None like this, though. It's very unique! What a great find!
Hugs!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

I love seashells, too but I have to buy mine at the craft store and that is not the same fun as picking them up one by one on a beautiful warm beach. Boo hoo. I really like the chunks of colored glass or whatever that is in one of the jars. Those colors of blue, white and green are beautiful together. Have a wonderful Sunday, dear friend.--
Shannon

Ginger Zuck said...

Very pretty Diane! I love it.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Wow, what a nice deep windowsill to decorate! I love it, Diane!!! :D

PS Did you get my email????

Barbara F. said...

What a beautiful display! I could use some "shell therapy" to get me through the next couple of months :). That last shell is very unusual. xo

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Seashells & seaglass - 2 of my favorite things!

La said...

I dreamed last night that I was in sunny Florida only to awaken in cold snowy Ohio. I pulled the covers up over my head!

That is a very unusual shell.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Wonderful reminders of the ocean! That last shell is most unusual. Please do share what it is, once it is identified.

Blessings,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I miss the ocean....and thanks for showing me hints of it. I needed to see that today. Its really cold outside, and there is a wind chill of - freezing, LOL.

Glad to hear that you are going to be part of Brenda's series. I am so looking forward to it.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

cynthia lee designs said...

Love your window display. I've never seen a shell like that before...hope you let us know what it is.
Hugs,
Cindy

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Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a gorgeous windowsill you have to display shells in! Love your collection. That shell is unique but I bet someone will know what it is. I'm going to fix a shell shelf...not as good as a window but will make me happy! hugs, Linda

Maple Lane said...

What a lovely place for your vignettes. I can remember visiting the beach when I was a kid and picking up so many shells that I had dreams of picking up seashells!

Jann Olson said...

I love your beachy decor! Sure makes me wish I had sand between my toes. Super warm here, but no beach, darn!
Jann

Kaybe said...

The shell looks to be a fossil shell of some sort? I'm going to post a picture on the i Love Shelling facebook page & see if we can get some info for you. Love your displays! Looks like my house. xo

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

The little boats look so cute with the shells. I wonder what kind of shell that is, I've never seen one with markings like that. My Ashley has the shells we've collected from our Cape Cod beaches. When I was at her house the other day I noticed that she has little specials rocks lined up on her window sill like your shell display. Cute.
Hugs,
Susan

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Your collection is wonderful. Even just the thought of shells and seaglass takes me right to the beach. You also have a wonderful window for displaying your collection.
I also wanted to tell you that your red quilt is very pretty. I loved all the suggestions...pillow, throw, table top, etc. I use a lot of my quilts on the table and I love them. Enjoy your new treasure.
I hope you are having a great weekend.

Vee said...

That is a very intriguing shell...looks like a hand with a boo-boo. You do indeed have a lot of treasures from the beach!

pam @ i Love Shelling said...

Nice displays! Your shell looks like it might be a fossil kittens paw.... maybe?

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Very pretty window and collections. I love the glass and the shells. So pretty!

Diane Writes said...

Hello name mate! Christmas is indeed over and for us in the Philippines, summer is the next season to look forward! Those shells remind me of the sound of calm and relaxing atmosphere in the beach!

eileeninmd said...

You have a wonderful collection of shells and I love the colorful sea glass. What a pretty display for your window.

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful collection of shells. Take care and have a wonderful week, Jen.

Tammy said...

Hi Diane! Nice mosaic! And I love that last shell.. it almost looks man made rather than something natural. You'll have to tell us more about it!!

Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, you have fabulous beach treasures, Diana!!! I hope you're having a great weekend!!! XO Cindy

Elaine said...

What a great window display... I always love when I go to Florida and am able to get on on the beach

podso said...

Looks good! all your window sills! The little shell looks quite smooth by the ocean water ... Interesting!

Katie said...

Love your kitchen window! I live in Florida too! Looking for sea shells/sea glass is one of my favorite things to do...XoXo

Kim, USA said...

I love love your shells! ^_^

Mosaic Monday

Jess Schleicher said...

Diggin' the new set up... so pretty!

Lavender Cottage said...

Nice shell collection. I can't wait until we come down for Feb. and I can wander along the beach looking for shells myself.
Hope it's warm.
Judith

Rajesh said...

The arrangement on your kitchen windows are beautiful.

The French Hutch said...

I wish I had a wonderful window like you, to fill with favorite treasures. I love seashells too and I've collected a few from my trips to the beach. You have a lovely shell collection.
Hope you have a great week.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

:) Lovely! It must be so wonderful to live in a place where you can look for shells.
I love the sea glass..

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

Great things! I love the shells!
Have a wonderful week,
Markus

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love your pretty windowsill display of shells and sea glass, Diane. I also like to collect shells but I never saw the unusual one you found.

Thank you for your kind condolences to me on the loss of my Mother. It is greatly appreciated!

Lorrie said...

You have a great collection of beach treasures to decorate your kitchen. I've never seen a shell like the last one.

Nancy's Notes said...

What a great collection of awesome shells! Oh, I can't wait to find out what that last one is! So unique.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Lovely beachy collection for your window. I love all the shells. V

Kim K. said...

What a spectacular collection. Happy Monday!

Birgit said...

The last shell looks like a tiny ghost has touched it and left its handprint. :) What a fun collection of beach items you have.

Thanks for visiting my blog the other day. Yes, the earrings are wonderful. Joan made them. You might enjoy visiting her blog, too. :)

Happy Monday,
Birgit

Ann Porteous said...

loves your shells and window display!

68sesentera said...

Hello, Diane

I saw the movie The Help by internet.

I really like the tiny shell, may be of good luck.

Have a good week.

Caty

Cat & Cricket said...

You know I love it!
You brought many smiles!
Glad to be back in blog world!
Smiles~
Cricket

Ali said...

That's a very unusual shell. Any luck yet finding out why it's like that.

Happy Monday!

Ali x

My Little Home and Garden said...

I can feel the warm air and a gentle breeze just looking at these photos.
-Karen

laurie said...

we don't have sea shells here, sorry I can't help but I really love everything my fav is the beach glass,, wow, what a collection,

Mary Howell Cromer said...

So pretty and I love beach glass...I am thinking that is what you have in the glass holders.

BTW
Blogger is really messing up. I am posting this on everyone's comment. Many of your sites are not showing at all, only goes to white pages. I shall keep trying to view post entries~

Porch Days said...

What fun to have those lovely arrangements in your windows. Isn't it nice to see your favorite things?

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Great spot to display all those beautiful collections! You can adore them all while you cook!?

Annesphamily said...

This is a wonderful display! I like it a lot! Reminds me that spring and summer are not too far away!

Icy BC said...

You have so many pretty little things, and such beautiful mosaics. I love anything that related to the sea..