Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Where did I put them all?

I’ve had fun playing with my seashells and have some craft projects planned but for now I put them, well....everywhere! (the blue starfish are ‘store boughten’ heehee)


I went to 3 Thrift Stores and bought some ‘neat’ containers and jars to store them. And then I put a lot of them in my bathroom.


Don’t look at my bathroom walls....imagine they are painted BLUE...a dark slate blue...no a bright medium blue....no a soft sky blue! (which is why they aren’t painted! I can’t decide! LOL)


Every one of the soap dishes and glass containers came from a thrift store.


The only thing I bought ‘new’ is the tall container and it was from Michael’s with a 50 % off coupon.


I took these photos this morning. We have nice bright sunshine and probably got less than 1 inch of rain from the storm. I hope everyone else fares as well!


I have a new blog friend, Lisa and she is an interior designer with an amazing blog...HERE ! She did a post, “Putting your Seashell collection front and center” that is wonderful. I want to add her link HERE so that everyone can visit her!

I am linking with Linda for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday!

I love my seashells and I love finding bargains!

Don’t you?


Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

You have found a nice place to display those pretty shells. You will be able to enjoy them everyday. The containers are very nice to store them in. Glad your weather isn't too bad. We are supposed to get rain in a day or two due to the storm. Have a great day, dear one!------- Shannon

Marina@Picnic at Marina said...

Dianne, those shells are so inviting... to the beach and relax in hammock... I need vacation at the beach... :)

Vee said...

Now that's a Florida bathroom! Having trouble with deciding on a blue for the bathroom must be common as I had the very same difficulties. I wound up with an Alice blue whatever that is.

So glad that the storm was gentle with you.

Lisa Farmer Designs said...

Hi Diane and thanks for the recent visit and comments. Looks like you hit the jackpot for containers for your seashells. I am like you, nothing is better than a bargain!! I love to inspire people with pictures and then say "now go out and find something as similar and affordable as you can"! The hunt is what excites me! Have a wonderful day!!! Lisa

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Diane,
I love shells too..Wow you found a Junonia shell, I bet you were jumping up and down..so that was you I heard shouting with joy. I heard you all the way in Calif..LOL :)
I love your pumpkins and the sweet tucks are adorable! Isn't always hard to choose a paint color. I know what you mean it always takes me a while to choose too, since I like so many color ways.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Lisa Farmer Designs said...

I forgot to tell you Diane that I have a post in May called Putting Your Seashell Collection Front And Center that you might like. Hugs!!

Olive said...

Hi Diann, love your shells in glass. So fitting for your home. hugs, olive

Anonymous said...

That's a really pretty seashell display! You did very well with all those containers!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love seashells and have them in containers also. I need to display them better. In your bathroom is perfect!
hugs, Linda

Completely Coastal said...

I yet have to find a clam shell bowl!! Lovely!!

cynthia lee designs said...

Diane, I love your seashell collection and I love all the jars and dishes that you have displayed them in...very pretty!!
Glad to hear that you didn't get hit hard by the storm. We have close friends and family in Florida...and I need to check in with them to make sure they are okay too.

LBP said...

Your shells are so pretty! I only have a few and keep them in my flower bed. Like the nursery rhyme Mary, Mary quite contrary...

Glad Issac spared you! My crazy neice is flying into Florida today! She has strict orders to call as soon as she gets there so her dear Aunt will be able to sleep tonight!


Susie said...

I love your shell display. Smiles to you, Susie

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Your seashell vignettes look so nice! Love the new container you found at Michaels. I used to have a med. navy blue color on my bathroom walls. I loved it. The white tiles below kept the room from being too dark. I'll be interested to see which shade of blue you choose!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Diane, I can almost feel the sand between my toes. What a wonderful collection you have. You made me laugh about your blues. I vote for aqua.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

All of your shells look wonderful. You have them all displayed so nicely.

Unknown said...

Love your seashells! :) And Im so glad you guys are ok! I was worried!


Chatty Crone said...

I like your shells as well - and great theme for your home in Florida. I have sort of a beach theme in mine too. sandie

Vintage Gal said...

I love the way you have placed your sea shells and star fish. What a great vignette. I am so glad that the hurricane/tropical storm did not affect you.
Have a great day ;-)

NanaDiana said...

Love all your shells, Diane. I have a hard time deciding on a wall color sometimes, too...so I end up with the same old/same old. I am headed ove to visit Lisa.

I hope to get your box of goodies in the mail tomorrow- xo Diana

Ricki Treleaven said...

DIane, I love picking out paint colors..... :D Do you have any swatches yet? Get on it! ;P

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

So pretty. I love all your shells and containers. That wall would look wonderful in blue....just about any blue you'd pick :)

Joanne said...

I love your display!
Blessings, Joanne

Danielle said...

Love all the shells displayed so beautifully and thriftily ;) Got a chuckle from the paint indecision...I can so relate.

Della said...

You got less than an inch of rain on your side of town???? It has POURED over here on my side! I was also beginning to wonder if my newest palm tree was going to get it's leaves broken. Thank goodness it just whipped around a lot.

You found loads of Junonia pieces as well as your whole one! I found 12 pieces, (besides my whole, and 1 broken) but you found more! WOW!

Love the bowls, dishes, and containers filled with identical shells. I'm going to have to copy you :)

Big seashell hugs!

Musings from Kim K. said...

You really do have so a beautiful collection. Your display is so pretty.

Kim, USA said...

Oh my Dianne if I knew you love seashells I should buy that seashells I found in an estate sale. Next time I sure do grab those for you ^_^ and send it your way ^_^. I have one remaining church rummage sale that I would love to go hope to find some in there. ^_^ Happy Wednesday!

Dash Interiors said...

First time here it is VERY nice to meet you!!

SImple and Serene Living said...

You have so many beautiful shells. I love how you have displayed them in your bathroom. I'll pop over and visit, Lisa. :)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I do, I do! Always love a good bargain and I always love seashells. Your vignette is wonderful, they looks so pretty inside the jars.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Goodness, aren't we lucky that storm skirted on by, we got a lot more rain here in Orlando, but the sun was back out today! What a great seashell collection, seems all I find is broken ones!


Unknown said...

You have a serious seashell problem! I'd go with a Slate blue that pulls that vein out of your marble. If you get plenty of sunshine it'll look GREAT!

Cottage and Broome said...

I once shipped home a huge box of shell I collected down on the beach in Florida. They are still waiting for a project, maybe yours will be an inspiration for me. Thanks so much for stopping by, Laura

Trace4J said...

I love how beautifully your shells look with your beautiful Blue bathroom.
Love the thrift finds too.


bj said...

I love thrifting almost as much as I love Mr. Sweet...I DID say ALMOST. :))

Your shells look great in the jars.
xo bj

RURAL said...

You have quite the collection of seashells, good for you to show them off so prettily.

I hear you on the wall colors, still deciding.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams