Sunday, March 18, 2012

“Seashell Mosaic”

I thought you might like to see a few common shells from Florida. These are all shells I’ve picked up on the beaches on the Atlantic Coast. (except for one)

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I was inspired by my girlfriend,

Della from Del’s Shells.

She sent me the beautiful Sand Dollar in the middle of the mosaic.

I’ve also put a few Spring things in the lanai today.

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So now I have ducks and shells on the coffee table to enjoy! (and maybe a chick!)

I’m joining Mary at the dear little red house

for Mosaic Monday! I hope you’ll join us, too!

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Have you seen signs of Spring at your house this weekend?

47 comments:

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Della is the best and what a sweet gift. I'm so in the mood for the beach and some shells. Did you see my tiny shell themed waterfall I put in my bedroom the other day? I love to play with the shells.

NanaDiana said...

Oh- How cute! I used to love shelling when I lived in FL. I used to go to Sanibel Island early and would sometimes be the only person out there...not anymore! xo Diana

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love your shell collection, I've never seen a spiny oyster before, what a beautiful shell! Love your new Easter display, the ducks and chick look quite happy to be in the lanai with your lovely shells! No Spring here yet, we had 4 inches of snow yesterday!

laurie said...

I just love to see your shells, no signs of spring here, but I heard a robin today.

ellen b. said...

I love that you added the name of the shells, too. Lovely mosaic.
Have a great week...

Vee said...

Funny to see the differences between your lovely mosaic and mine! Yes, we are very simpatico.

Trace4J said...

Oh my goodness. You have beautiful shell treasures there Friend.
Happy Sunday to you
Trace

www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Simple Daisy said...

Love your shell collection!!!!
Spring is happening all around in my neck of the woods!!!! Flowers are starting to bloom and birds are chirping early in the morning!! So much happiness:)

helen tilston said...

Oh you have such a treasure. I love them and the shell boxes too.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful shells

Helen xx

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You really have some great shells. Love the little duckies with them! Hugs, Linda

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Diane, I love shells and to be able to pick them up right near where I live would be incredible.
They are so pretty. Nice touch with the ducks, they look like they are swimming in water.
Hugs,
Susan

Della said...

Love your mosaic, your shell boxes, and display! So pretty!

The signs of spring are all around us. Everything is beautiful, it's warm, and the trees have leaves!

Hugs!

Marina said...

Diane, I've seen signs of summer in my backyard already! Great post! That smiling chick is so cute!!!

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Pretty shells, Diane! And your Lanai looks so lovely with the spring things :) Pretty boxes!

Brenda said...

Neat display! I like how you incorporated your cute ducks with the shells.
I have a small collection of river beach glass and broken pottery.
Only 2 days til Spring!

My Vintage Mending said...

Love these with the ducks. You have a beautiful collection. Smiles...Renee

Marydon said...

What a lovely collection of shells, Diane & I love the wee duckies nestled amongst them.

Have a beautiful eve ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

Porch Days said...

Thanks for sharing your shell collection. They are lovely! Like me, you can't resist a pretty shell. It is great that you display and enjoy them.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Diane,
I love sea shells. While in Hawaii in Oct. we stayed in a beach house justs steps away from the ocean. It was beautiful, we collected sea coral, not many hole sea shells were washed up on our beach. Your collection is so fun, I love the sand dollars..if only we could spend them...LOL. Also the star fish is one of my favorites. A really pretty post!
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Jann Olson said...

What a wonderful collection of shells you have Diane. Little ducky's look right at home. They may, however be missing a bit of water. Friday I spent the entire day in the garden. It was gorgeous. This morning we woke up to 2" of snow. Welcome to UT. It will melt fast and just give our flowers and lawns a good drink. Nothing blooming yet, just lots of things popping up.
Hugs,
Jann

Cat & Cricket said...

Oh this mermaid NEEDS to get back to her Mermaid Cottage in Florida!! All these posts!! I miss it there! Hopefully by the end of the week!
Del is the best!
And your collection is fabulous!!
Smiles~
Cricket @ Gypsea Nurse

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love shells and I also have quite a bit of them scattered through my home, Diane. They look so pretty in your mosaic!

Yes, Spring has certainly sprung up quite a bit in my area. :)

It's me said...

I really love shells !! nice post !!..happy sunny week...love Ria...xxx..

GrandmaK said...

Loved to walk the beach in Corpus Christi and look for shells. You have beautiful Sand Dollar. They were abundant there but usually trampled underfoot. So we treasure the ones we have! Have a wonderful week! Cathy

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What a great collage you made of the shells.

A Garden of Threads said...

Yes, spring has arrived. The bulbs are starting to poke their heads out. Have a wonderful week:)

Snap said...

Love your shells. Can tell you live in Florida! :D :D :D Your little ducks and chick are adorable ... SPRING!!!!

Kim K. said...

What a beautiful shell collection. I wish the shores of Lake MI included shells. We have fun collecting rocks, but your shells are just lovely.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

It always amazes me when someone has something so beautiful in literally their backyards....

You have picked a great place to live.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Diane, I love your shells and the little ducks are so adorable.

If I can stop painting long enough, I will make some shell displays today. You have inspired me!

I love yours!

Barb ♥

Lavender Cottage said...

Diane, your shell collection is lovely. It is nice to put a name to some of the shells we saw on the beach.
Spring is here for us with tulip bulbs about 2 inches out of the ground.
Judith

The Faery Enchantress said...

Beautiful creations, love shells

Rachel x

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Oh, yes. Spring has sprung. The Lady Banks rose bushes are full of blooms!!! Love the shell mosaic!

shutterbuggbitten said...

The shells are beautiful!

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful shells. I remember when I was in grade school one of our project is to make shells form into ways you can think of. Thanks for sharing the photos.
Mosaic Monday

Ginger Zuck said...

I adore sea shells, as you know. Looks so summery! Love the ducks. Too cute.

Susanne said...

The best vacations we ever had was when we took our 2 daughters to Florida when they were in grade school. Our friends took us to the Sanabel Beach outside of Fort Myers and the girls searched for shells. They had the best time ever. I found some too and still have them. They always bring back good memories of a fun time.
Susanne :)

Gina said...

I love what you've done with the shells and ducks. Adorable!

I am hosting a giveaway tomorrow. I hope to see you there.

Blessings,

Gina

Tammy said...

Your little duckies look right at home with your sea shells, Diane! Yay spring!!

Vintage Gal said...

Diane ~ I LOVE your ducks and seashells. They look sooo much like spring/summer. Spring is hitting here in Ontario and we are just loving it because it's early ;-)

Cameron said...

Now that's Spring/Easter in Florida! Shells really are like jeans....they go with everything :)

Poppy said...

What a lovely post! I love your awesome shell collection, has me longing for a beach vacation:)I love collecting shells from beach vacations as well. Love the shell boxes! Thanks for the spring inspiration and for visiting me. I appreciate your sweet note. Have a great week!~Poppy

Janette - The2Seasons said...

I'm in Florida now and am loving the weather!!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What sweet little duckies looking all at home among those pretty shells. Can't wait to see your Easter decor!
I WANT a baby computer too, so I can take it to bed with me at night and do some more blog visiting. Can you take yours to bed and read? How neat that would be!!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

How sweet!!!

Diane Writes said...

Hello name mate! Thank you for this learning opportunity. I don't know such classification and description of shells, considering I came from a country surrounded by beaches. Shame on me LOL

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Your shells are just gorgeous! What an awesome collection!!