Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I know what it needs…

But who has time? heehee!

I found this amazing piece of real coral at the thrift store a couple of weeks ago and found a special spot for it on this shelf.

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I had stopped by in the afternoon to take a donation and ran inside to see what was left! Most people get there first thing in the morning and the ‘good deals’ are usually snatched up right away. But they are putting things out all during the day so maybe they had just put this out.

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It was SO exciting to find it and I know just what it needs…some fresh greenery on each side.

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But since I don’t have any right this minute, I’ll scatter some snowflakes around and call it a wrap!

I’m joining the Vintage Inspiration Link party HERE,

Vintage Bliss Tuesdays HERE

and Tweak it Tuesday!

I’ll probably change it up later.

Do you do that too?

27 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Wow-That is a fabulous piece of coral, Diane. You don't find ones that size in a thrift shop very often. xo Diana

Stephanie said...

Your piece of coral is incredibly beautiful, Diane! I love the lace beside it and the snow makes it quite whimsical :)

Hugs to you!

Linda Kay said...

Looks lovely among your shells! I like it.

Stacey said...

Sweet!

Arlene Grimm said...

Very pretty Diane !

Diane said...

Very interesting! I've never found coral at a thrift or a sale. Great find!

Beth said...

How pretty, Diane! Love how you have decorated your shelving. That piece of coral is amazingly beautiful. Merry Christmas!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

So pretty! What a lovely piece to have found! It looks great on your shelf by the lace and other shells in the jars! :) xo Holly

Susie said...

Diane, That is a treasure indeed. I found a fan coral in the junk shop....it looked very real and was made of painted rubber. I love it. Snip a bit of greenery off your shrubs or find some on your hikes. Blessings dear friend, xoxo,Susie

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, looks like a frosty winterland, love the coral. Blessings Francine.

Margaret said...

Wow! I would never have thought to make corral look like a part of a winter scene! That is just beautiful! Maggie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That is a gorgeous piece of coral!! I had one from Hawaii I toted around for many years but it broke during one of my move :( I love your mix of beach, shells and Christmas!
hugs,
Linda

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a find, especially at the thrift store. Love your sweet beachy vignette.

Christine said...

What an amazing find! That's part of the fun of decorating, when you can change things up!
Have fun!

20 North Ora said...

Beautiful piece of coral. Lucky you!

Judy

Pamela Gordon said...

That is a nice piece of coral. I have a much smaller piece but it looks different from yours. I suppose there are different types of it. I see you've been busy decorating and with Christmas preparation. Have fun! Hugs. Pam

Maria Elena said...

Gorgeous piece of coral! That is one amazing find. Merry Christmas!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Oh I love it, I love your Florida decorating and mix of coral and snowflakes! How utterly stunning and creative.
Have a wonderful day, Diane-
Hugs,
Jemma

Joanne Bischof said...

That looks darling! I see too on your sidebar, the Blue Ridge Mountains. Might that be home-sweet-home to you? I think that is one of the prettiest spots in the US.

Laurie M said...

that was a beautiful find, I think I should send some snow to you, lol, we have lots to spare!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Really lovely! The way you mix sea and sand and shells is always so neat. I told my daughter about you and your decor. She lives at the beach as well...and can see the ocean from her home. I recently gave her a huge conch shell that my husband had brought clear across the country from Maine where he was born. She LOVES it.
The white coral is really beautiful!!

Red Rose Alley said...

Diane,
That is a pretty piece of coral. The snow adds a special touch. I really like your shell collection. It looks like a Christmas Winter Wonderland from the ocean.

love,
~Sheri

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful piece of coral! And I really like what you did with the last photo.

Helen Philipps said...

What an amazing thrifty find! I have always loved coral and shells and your arrangement looks so pretty.
Happy countdown to Christmas, Diane!
Helen xox

valerietilsten59.blogspot.com said...

Hi Diane,
Your coral looks so beautiful as you have it now.
such a rare find. You were lucky.
wishing you a happy wednesday..
christmas is close... val xxx

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

Beautiful! It looks too pretty to be legal! LOL!

Diane Writes said...

Sea treasures!! You know we have plenty of those corals here in the Philippines. Setting aside shipping costs and possibility of breakage,I would love to send you one too.