Monday, November 10, 2014

Thanks for asking!

Some of you asked what we bought at the Arts and Crafts Fair and I couldn’t wait to share!

I mentioned seeing the lady that makes shell boxes.

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I’ve shown the one on my coffee table in the lanai several times over the years.

And it’s been years since this lady came to the fair with her beautiful creations.

So this is what I got from her.

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I’ve already found the perfect place for the mirror in my bathroom and I have the shell boxes on my dresser. They make me happy every time I see them. I LOVE seashells. Look at the details on this mirror!

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Hubby bought this pretty little wooden bowl handmade by a friend. And he got an art print by a local artist in the colors he loves.

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We love buying unique things like these, don’t you?

49 comments:

Cranberry Morning said...

Wow, she is quite a shell artist! I too like to have unique items in my house, rather than mass-produced objects. :-) Hope you have a wonderful Monday, Diane!

Diane said...

Wow is right! Wonderful things. It is amazing what people can make!!

Stacey said...

I don't think I've ever actually seen a shell covered item in person. I have no doubt they are beautiful though. :)

Cattails said...

You both bought some unique and wonderful treasures. The mirror is amazing! So happy you enjoyed the show. Enjoy your Monday.

Montanagirl said...

You found some real treasures there - the mirror is simply gorgeous, and so are the shell boxes. I like that painting too!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Love your shell creations! I have a small collection myself...including a box that belonged to my husband's grandmother. I have bought the supplies to try making some...I need to sit down and play one day!

Arlene Grimm said...

Oh my, I would have a hard time holding back at this fair!! And I love the shell boxes as well!! So unique.

Trace4J said...

Truly beautiful!!
Real treasures.
Woolie Hugs

Stephanie said...

Wow, wow, wow! Her work is truly stunning! What a lovely item to have in your home.

Happy Monday, friend!

Christine said...

My what intricate work! Beautiful shell treasures! Glad you both found special mementos!
Blessings!

Deborah Montgomery said...

It is so much nicer to have handcrafted and unique items, I agree. Those boxes are beautiful. I really like the mirror in the first picture, too.
Have a wonderful day Diane.

Susie said...

Diane, Those things are awesome. I love the mirror. Such one of a kind things.Well all of it. Even your husband getting in on the buying..nice things. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Diane, wow I love seashell boxes and the mirror! The fair sounds like it was so much fun. I love going to Christmas Fairs. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.
Julie

Art and Sand said...

The shell pieces you bought are simply gorgeous and how nice that they are purchased from the actual artist.

Acorn to Oak said...

You brought home some wonderful things! The shell boxes and mirror are beautiful. The mirror is so unique. I like the shape of it. The wood bowl is beautiful too!

ann said...

The shell boxes and mirror are so beautiful. We seldom see anything authentic here like them. It is nice to be able to spoil ourselves by bring home little things that make us smile. I hope you have a good week that makes you smile.

Shirley Hatfield said...

You always share such lovely things with us. The shells made me wish I lived near the sea...I'm surrounded by mountains and deserts. We have to make do with pinecones rather than seashells.

Helen Philipps said...

Such lovely shell artistry! The mirror is so neatly decorated! I love shell boxes, they remind me of childhood days and seaside holidays.
Happy week, Diane.
Helen xox

Ariadne Skyrianidou said...

Oh the mirror is gorgeous!AriadnefromGreece!

Debby Ray said...

These are such beautiful things, Diane. I love the detail and the uniquely shaped handle on the mirror, especially!

Susan said...

You find the best things. I have one bathroom dedicated to the sea--in memory of my Dad. XOXO

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

That mirror is so different, I love the handle! Yes, I love buying things that seem to be one of a kind and hand made, I can't get enough of them. Have a wonderful week xx

podso said...

That mirror especially is quite a find. I really like it's squiggly handle!

Primitive Stars said...

Wow, very pretty goodies and love the wood bowl.Blessings Francine.

Susan said...

I definitely love unique items! Your seashell artistic items are just lovely! Congratulations. Susan

Diane Mars said...

Wow what an amazing mirror you will have to take a picture once you have it in it's spot!

Jill said...

There is a lot of work involved in those shell boxes - very unique, indeed!!

Simply Shelley said...

Beautiful things made from nature. Wonderful treasures. Have a blessed week Diane.

kitty said...

Wow,those shell items are works of art, Diane! You always find the best things at craft fairs. You and your hubby have so much fun together!
Thank you for your visit and your kind words.

Terra said...

Wow, wow and wow, to each of those shell creations. Plus your hubby bought treasures too. Yesterday I bought some knit hats our church ladies knit. I may be the only blogger who does not knit, ha ha.

Linda said...

Such beautiful things!!! That lady is an artist with those shells!
My daughter, Amber, collected seashell animals when she was a little girl. In this day and age of mass produced things it's rather novel to have one of a kind pieces!

Joy H said...

I love seashells. We have a lot of them in our bathroom and I love your set. Especially the mirror. Have a great week!

Carla from The River said...

Beautiful work. I love the shell items. Very fun :-)

Mimi said...

What beautiful treasures you both found! I cannot even fathom the patience it would take to create items from all those seashells AND make it look that beautiful! I would much rather have unique, handcrafted artwork in my home any day. Thanks for sharing!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The shell items are gorgeous! So glad you got the boxes and that mirror!! Love the bowl your hubby got also. Unique items make me so happy!
hugs,
Linda

Musings from Kim K. said...

Absolutely love that mirror.

Shug said...

How very neat and unique! These are adorable and something that makes for great conversation pieces!! You did good...

Gypsy Heart said...

Love, love! That large box on the table is stunning! The other things are perfect. I'd love to be able to be there in person and check out her wares. I'm sure she has many creations that are beautiful.

Enjoy your week!
xo
Pat

NanaDiana said...

Wow- You found some really neat shell pieces. That gal is very good at what she does! Hubby did good, too! I do love buying from local artists or at the art fairs. xo Diana

Beth P said...

Hi Diane,
I am so in love with that mirror! Her work is just beautiful... you can tell she loves what she does!
Hugs,
Beth P

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, I love your shell boxes and mirror! I have a whole box full of seashells that I gathered on vacation in Florida years ago and never knew what to do with them! Your hubby found some treasures, too! You always find the best things...Hope your week is lovely. Hugs xo Karen

Mary Cromer said...

I always smile when I scroll through your fun finds ;)

My Little Home and Garden said...

It's fun to see the things that people create and lovely that you found some new favourites to enjoy. I like the wooden bowl!

Karen

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Diane, you are going to laugh. At first when I saw the thumbnail on my blogs-to-read list, I thought the first photo was a cake. (Yeah, I know ...)Then I looked closer and realised it was a box covered with shells. A beautiful box. I had to click and see the entire post. I'm glad I did. This lady is doing an amazing job with those shells.
I have got a question, what are you going to do with the wooden bowl. Knowing how crafty you are, I can't wait to see the result.
Hugs

Sam I Am...... said...

Those are the prettiest items I've ever seen made out of shells. I have one little round container a friend gave me for watering her plants while she went to FL but the rest of mine I collected and they are just "sitting around"...maybe I should make something with them. Love the bowl too!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Those items bring back nostalgic feelings. xoxo

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane,
I love these treasures that are made from sea shells. They are so pretty. I have always wanted a sea shell box, but haven't found any that suits me. I always love to see your goodies, Diane. And Yes, I love buying unique items too.

Have a happy week.

love,
~Sheri

Blessed Serendipity said...

All of your things are beautiful and how wonderful to support your local artists.

xo Danielle

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Lovely shell mirror and very nice wooden bowl!!!