Friday, July 19, 2013

Shell Crazy Summer Decor


Nothing says summer like sea shells! So when the first day of summer comes knocking at our door, I begin to start collecting shells where ever I find them. We recently went to Sanibel, Florida on a day trip and bought a bunch of shells and starfish at a store called She Sells Sea Shells. I've been going to this store since I used to vacation there as a little girl with my family. Here is a glimpse of some of the ways I used the shells we bought to decorate our home. Hopefully this inspires you to decorate your own home.

Decor in the dining room.

We put blue river rocks from Target in a glass bowl and filled with more sea shells, a starfish and a sand dollar. The key is to space out the shells so they don't overlap.

We put curly willow in a blue vase.

We tied a blue starfish around a blue vase with twine.

 Sand is a great foundation to shell arrangements. Just don't go overboard and keep it clean.

We bought this metal "Relax" sign at JoAnn's Fabrics.

A quiet corner in our living room.

 Placing an orchid indoors adds a nice tropical touch and the blooms last a long time and only need to be watered once a week.
We added a white starfish to tie in the theme from the dining room.

Our table centerpiece consists of a silver platter filled with sand, three large snail shells and small green shells.

We put air plants in large snail shells because they don't need soil or water. They are the world's easiest plants!

Have fun decorating your home this summer!

28 comments:

  1. Everthing with sea shells look so nice.I am hearing the sound of sea the house..

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    1. Love these!!! I got married at the beach and still have some extra shells, so I might just put them to use now that I see this!

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    2. Glad you liked it! You really should reuse them in your house. That way it will remind you of your beautiful wedding! :)

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  2. Such fun summer decor! Happy Friday!

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  3. What a wonderful way to decorate. My mom loves sea shells so this post reminded me of her! Thank you for sharing, my friend!

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    1. So glad this post reminded you of your mom! So sweet.

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  4. That's such a beautiful, creative way to decorate.
    Seashells are a perfect summer decoration. My favoritos are the airplants in snail shells,so cool!

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    1. Thank you Daniela! Glad you enjoyed it!

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  5. The decorations are lovely, very nice to have beautiful pieces from the sea in the house :)

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  6. So beautiful and I love beachy theme! And it makes more sense to have decorative shells since you guys live in Miami :)

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    1. Yup! Although we live in Miami, we don't live on the water, so it is nice to be reminded that we live in paradise!

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  7. What a wonderful summery touch - I love decoarting with sea shells as well and I agree with you, they add a wonderful feeling of summer to the house or tables - but I think you are much more talented than I am at decorating with them, I particularly enjoy the decorated table centerpiece! What a wonderful post!

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    1. Thank you Andrea! I'm sure you decorate nice as well!

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  8. What a great idea. We still have shells, starfish, and urchins left over from our wedding years ago I should pull out for decoration purposes.

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    1. Time to recycle those decorations! lol

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  9. Lovely decor. I used to collect sea shells when I was younger. But after a few move (to different cities for work), they were all gone now. :) Your lovely post really brings back many sweet memories.

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    1. Glad we could bring you back to your childhood!

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  10. Such a cute idea to decorate your house! In fact, my grandma - she and my grandpa live close to the sea - has decorated her bathroom similarly. It adds such a nice and fresh touch to any room.

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