Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Treasures of the Sea

Living in Florida is an adventure!


We love the sun and the sand...SHELLS


and treasures of the sea!

Follow me into the lanai...


Sit down at the coffee table....


Let’s see what’s here!


These old boxes were Thrift store finds!


This one is very ‘chippy’


but I love the design on the lid


and I like things that are old and worn!


This old shell box makes my heart go pitty pat!


But what’s hiding on the bottom shelf !!!


I was SO excited to find these Glass Floats

at an Antique fair a few days ago!


They have been HIGH on my wish list since I saw

them on Love of the Sea blog months ago! 

This is the post I remember...HERE !

( I couldn’t WAIT to email her to tell her all about them! Isn’t that a FUN part of making blog buddies! )

I’ve also been inspired by Maya at Completely Coastal !

She has a link for Glass Float Junkie on her post today!


And now I finally have a start for my collection!


I hope you have a week filled with treasure

and some warm sunshine!  sun

I’m joining Kim for Wow Us Wednesday!

And to Good Life Wednesday !

Now I’m linked with Whassup Wednesday !

Let’s PARTY !!! smile_party


Donnie said...

You have so many lovely treasures of the sea there. Very nice.

Comeca Jones said...

Is this your sun room? Lovely!!! The blue spheres are lovely mixed in with the shells.Looks so relaxing.

Emily said...

Wow, that makes me wish for summer! So pretty.

Cyndi said...

Hey Diane! I've been away from blogging for a little while, but now I'm back! :o) Your home is so lovely, and your treasures from the sea just make it even more so. I love glass floats, too. I used to have one that a friend sent me from Alaska - it came off of a Russian fishing boat, but sadly it's gone missing after all these years. It was so lovely, too! Now that I know you are collecting them, I'll be on the lookout for you when I'm out on my antiquing/junking adventures!



Unknown said...

Diane, love your lanai ... so reminds me of our home in Hawaii ... just beautiful, peaceful & so beachy.

Have a beautiful day ~

Vee said...

It is fun to decorate with the things that are available locally. Your shells and glass are delightful. We never find shells such as these on our coast.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Your lanai looks so inviting. I bet you spend lots of time there! Love that flamingo pillow!!!

flyingbeader said...

definitely WOW today & I do love those floats! They look great, but I must say my favorite thing is that box with the ship on it. I'm wondering who bought it way back when & what their house looked like. Did it collect dust, or hide a hidden treasure inside.

Freckled Hen said...

My mother had a basket of those glass floats when I was a child. I remember holding them up to the sunlight, I haven't thought about them in years! Your treasures decorate your lanai so well...thanks for inviting us in!

Completely Coastal said...

The boxes are just precious, Diane!! What are you hiding in them that you're not showing us, haha!?

Floats = always awesome!

La said...

I love coastal decor. It is so light and airy.

Leo said...

Love the glass floats and thank you so much for mentioning my blog. It makes me so happy that you were inspired from my post. Your floats are beautiful. I love the colors. Isn't is nice to imagine all the miles they have floated around the ocean and now the ended up in your lania?

They look great in there. Thanks again! XOXO Debbie

grammy and papi said...

Love your decor, the lanai reminds me of my favorite aunt's former house. She is now living in Kentucky but had a lovely home in Ft Pierce, FL for many years. I miss our visits there. The floats are beautiful, I've been wanting some since I saw them on another blog a few months ago. I haven't been as fortunate as you, but I'm still looking.

Have a God Filled Day

Debbiedoos said...

I love that room pretty. Great boat goodies too. My son Jack would love that box.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

I enjoyed my visit to your place today, thank you.
I too love shells and things that we pick up from the beach.
My Grandmother used to put shells on everything boxes, and frames etc.

Happy week

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

Your room makes me dream of a beautiful tropical vacation!I love your 'chippy' boxes and the flamingo pillow. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Babs said...

Your glass floats are a beautiful color and your sea vignettes are lovely. I like your little shell and ship boxes too. The little one you saw on my post was given to my grandmother when she was a child. Thanks for your lovely comments. I enjoyed your post.

Kaybe said...

I love love your sun room. I have been looking for a couch just like that everywhere. Be careful reading Love of the Sea. Her tropical/coastal chic is inspiring. Next you'll have a big Giga Clam on that coffee table!

Take good care,


Diane said...

Hi, Diane!

I have recently developed a passion for shells and have been snatching them up at Goodwill. But those glass floats are to die for! I am so jealous!!

Just one more thing to add to my wish list...

Thanks for the inspiration,


Unknown said...

What a lovely room. Love the touches of red.

Diane Writes said...

Your lanai is already lovely. But the presence of the sea decors made it more lovely and homey. I love the glass floats too. I live in a country with plenty of beaches and sea shells too. If you want I can send you additional shell decors. Just email me your mailing address. Here's my email

Cheri said...

So nice! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog!! Do try the Queen Anne's Lace scarf.....after you get it started, you will gorgeous!

Kellie Collis said...

The shells are lovely! And those glass floats look amazing with the shells. Have a wonderful day, Kellie xx

By the Bluegrass said...

Very pretty pictures! Love the glass floats mixed with your shells.
p.s. thanks for taking my survey.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love your beautiful lanai and all the beachy accessories! Great find on the beautiful glass floats, too! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my kitchen vignette!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful lanai! I love the rattan.
Wonderfully put together room.

Vicki said...

I love the glass floats and the ship box! So pretty!

Unknown said...

Hey!! Im having a Easter Swap! You should come join in on the fun!


Donna said...

Maya's blog is awesome too! Hope you're doing well :-)

Becca Bertotti said...

LOVE the glass floats ... I've been searching for some myself! Your coastal treasures are beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Becca

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, what wonderful seaside treasures!!

Have a great day!


beth said...

Oh, my goodness, I LOVE all of your ocean treaures!! So pretty!
We were staying in an oceanfront home on the Oregon coast last Spring, and there was a big storm, and the following morning, my husband was looking out at the beach when he spotted something shiny. We all went out to see what it was, and it was a blue glass float!! We found four of them that day! It was amazing!
Thanks for sharing your pretties! Beth.

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Lovely photos. Do you live in St. Augustine?

Catherine Holman said...

Your room is beautiful and so are your treasures! It's still cold and dreary here so your blog warms up my day!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Thanks for sharing part of your lovely home with us. I love those glass floats and all your pretty shells. Oh, it's so exciting to find something high on our "want" list.

LindyLouMac said...

I agree the glass floats are a brilliant find.

Arabella said...

What lovely treasures you have ~ love them all. The boxes are just wonderful. Hope you're having a beachy week :O)

Della said...

I love your glass floats! They have been on my wish list for a while, too! You take such lovely pictures of your home and treasures.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

AHHH...I love those glass floats, Diane! They are such a pretty sea color and don't you wish they could tell stories about where they have been?

Stacey said...

I have been dying for some glass floats since I saw them on Completely Costal too! They look right at home in your home!! Love them!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Thanks so much for visiting me. I'm strolling through your blog and your glass floats are just lovely. What a beautiful setting.

Jane said...

Thanks for sharing these photos. I still LOVE the flamingo pillow...hmmmm. Maybe I'll paint some fabric and make one for my mom's Christmas gift. She'd get a kick out of that...
Have fun in NC...(where do you stay? We have family compounds in Cashiers and near Dillsboro (Nations Creek))