Sunday, January 1, 2012

Time for change…Mosaic Monday

I rang in the New Year with a new computer and we are still getting everything set up! Read “Crashing” into the New Year HERE!

I’m glad I had a few photos on my camera to make a mosaic!

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I made this arrangement with the shells I picked up on Apollo Beach Christmas day. (here’s my HAUL!)

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My very favorite shell is the Atlantic Calico Scallop.

It’s the small shell with purple stripes. There are lots of variations, from solid white to dark purple..even shades of black or gray.

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It’s considered a common shell here in Florida but I love searching for them and pick up every one I find!

This beautiful glass tray was a gift from my friend, Debbie at The Love of the Sea blog. Thanks Debbie! You knew I would put shells in it eventually! heehee!

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I’m still getting used to my new computer so please be patient with me. Everything takes a lot longer when you’re learning so I’ll visit when I can!

I’m joining Mary at the dear little red house

for Mosaic Monday!

Happy New Year everyone!

51 comments:

Marydon said...

What a lovely collection & so beautifully displayed. My favorite shell is the Kauri.

May your New Year be filled with many blessings & Joys.
TTFN ~
Marydon

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Beautiful sea shells! We have put all of the Christmas decor away and you just reminded me to take out the shells. Wishes for a very Happy and healthy New Year.

eileeninmd said...

A gorgeous colleciton of seashells. The shells are so pretty it is too hard to pick a favorite. I wish you all the best in 2012, Happy New Year!

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

What a beautiful collection! And colorful, so pretty. Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Oh, I love that seahorse tray - nice!!

podso said...

Happy New Year!

Mary said...

Oh what a wonderful collection! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful shells with us, and best of luck with the new computer! Wishing you and yours much joy in the new year! xoxo

pam @ i Love Shelling said...

I love those calico scallops too but yours are soooo vibrant and beautifully lavender! Congrats on your new computer

GrandmaK said...

You do have a beautiful collection of sea shells and you display them so wonderfully!!! Happy New Year!! Cathy

laurie said...

it must be wonderful to just go outside and pick shells, I love sea shells and your photos are beautiful. Happy New Year and enjoy your new computer!

Low Tide High Style said...

Sorry about your computer crash! I hope your photos were all backed up. I love your shells, and the glass tray is perfect for displaying them. Happy New Year!

Kat :)

Maple Lane said...

The tray is perfect for displaying the delicate shells. Happy New Year to you! Best wishes with the new computer!

Kim K. said...

We have a lovely snow storm brewing and your shell collection is the perfect way to end my evening. Happiest New Year to YOU and your new computer!!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Too bad about your computer, hopefully you didn't loose much! I LOVE your shell collection!

Happy 2012

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Diane - I remember the day you collected the shells. I like the
scallops the best, too.
You'll be in the swing of things with the computer in no time.
Blessings,
Susan

Diann said...

What a great collection of shells! You found some really pretty ones. I got a new laptop for Chritmas but, can't pick it up until Jan. 6. I am kind of dreading the whole "moving things over" to the new one though!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Yay for the new computer! Beautiful collection of shells and I love that tray! It's hard to change to a new computer but once it's all done it is always amazing! hugs, Linda

Vee said...

The shells are lovely. I have a little book on shells, which is the only way I know any names. You are right at home naming them and collecting them and using them so nicely in your decor. Perfect!

Trace4J said...

WooooHoooo you sure have a bunch of shell treasures there Friend!
And a new computer. What a great start to a New Year!
Happy New Years Sweet Friend
Love & JOY
Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Rajesh said...

Beautifully arranged.
Wish you Happy and Prosperous New Year.

Patty said...

Love the mosaics.

New computer? Congrats! Nothing like a fresh start to a new year.

Happy New Year!

Love of the Sea said...

Happy New Year! Wow - love your shells. You picked up some nice ones!

Alicia@ eco friendlyhomemaking said...

Oh your shell collection is just beautiful and how wonderful to have gotten a new computer!! I hope you and your family have an abundance of blessing this coming year!!

Love of the Sea said...

And here I am again - I missed my name on the page. I was so busy oohing and aahing over all the shells, I didn't see it. So happy to see the tray get put to such good use with all these wonderful and amazing looking seashells. XO

Chatelaine said...

Seashells make me happy. Nice to have such a collection of them. I think the purple ones are my favorites.

Kim, USA said...

Wow that is fantastic. You are very creative. Happy New Year!

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Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

Lovely!
Happy New Year!
Markus

Porch Days said...

Oh, I envy you the walk on the beach and all those lovely shells. You can never have enough shells! Nancy

Jann Olson said...

I'll say you made a haul girl. Sure wish I had a beach close by to walk on. Hubby has been sick so we've been hunkering down indoors. Hopefully we will get out tomorrow and enjoy our mild weather.

Jann Olson said...

I'll say you made a haul girl. Sure wish I had a beach close by to walk on. Hubby has been sick so we've been hunkering down indoors. Hopefully we will get out tomorrow and enjoy our mild weather.

Joanne said...

I love collecting shells and rocks too! There is just something about the way they feel in my hand. You haul is a great one!
Blessings, Joanne

Marie said...

What a beautiful collection of shells! Happy New Year to you! Hope your year is as wonderful and special as you are! xxoo

Audrey said...

So sorry about your computer! Mine died a very inglorious death, but [after much travail], love the new computer. Beautiful shells!

It's me said...

Gelukkig Nieuwjaar !!!....ik hoop dat al je dromen mogen uitkomen......Liefs Ria...xxx...


Happy New Year !!!...I hope all your dreams may come true....Love Ria....xxx.....

colorchic said...

Beautiful shells... all found in one haul? Wow! Happy New Year!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Reminds me of a Zen garden. Each stone when held has it's own quality to bring about feelings and thoughts worth remembering. Congrats on the new computer. I got a Kindle Fire and yesterday watched every episode of Pan Am that I did not even know was on TV. Watch little TV but my son said I would like things because of the time and reality of the 60's in this. I did love it. Blessings
QMM

Anne said...

I love how you see the special beauty in each 'common' shell! Good luck with the computer, and have a WONderful new year my friend! xo Anne

Leslie's Garden said...

Beautiful shells. I've never been to any beach that had anything but the little periwinkles and broken sand dollars. I would love to see shells like these! Happy New Year!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

How nice to get a new computer. I am sure you will be onto it in no time. You amassed a lovely collection of shells for your new tray. Wonderful. V

Kathy Reed said...

Beautiful. Thanks for stopping by my blog, too. I'll be back.

blackheartbetty said...

Those are lovely shells! I have never been able to find some perfect ones.

Pondside said...

Good luck with the new computer! There's nothing like a new challenge to exercise the little grey cells!
I love shells too, and can't go to the beach without coming home with a bagful.

Donna said...

Oh boy, a new computer! Yes, it will take a while to get adjusted if it has a new operating system. I hope everything can be retrieved from your old one! Please, invest in an external hard drive so that you can do regular file backups from now on!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We had just done a backup onto an external hard drive when it happened. We always recommend this to anyone who has a computer...a must have!

Ames said...

Being from Florida how could I not love shells. They are treasures from the ocean.I use them in vignettes here and there. Mostly tuck them among other things in baskets or bowls and call them ornies.~Ames

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Just beautiful...shells are such a wonder! Happy New Year dear friend!

Jo's This and That said...

Love your shells! I too enjoy walking the beach looking for them. Cold here in KY. tonight(26)but no snow. Have A happy New year! May God Bless you in this New year!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Congratulations on getting a new computer, Diane! I'm sure you will enjoy it and get used to it soon.

The shells you collected are all so beautiful! I love to search for shells on our local beaches, but we don't have very much variety here except for clam and mussels and an occasional oyster. The tray you have them on is also very pretty.

Happy 2012!

Ginger Zuck said...

WOW!! you really did get a haul! Beautiful shells. Good luck with the new computer!!

jeanne said...

Good morning Diane, I'm up early so I can finally find time to visit after the very crazy busy holidays.

I didn't know you spend time in Florida too. The shells are treasures and I know they are hard to find. I grew up in FL and we used to go to Marco Island and collect fabulous shells. Not anymore, boy, has that place changed. It used to be remote and void of any construction when I was a girl.

Happy 2012 to you and yours.
Hugs, Jeanne

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Who does not enjoy sea shells. I adore them and you have done some nice things with your collection~