Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Creatures of the sea

I LOVE the beach!!  We vacationed for 20 years at Pawley's Island, South Carolina growing up.  When I smell the ocean air, it brings up the greatest memories of friends and family.  I will always choose the beach if I have a choice of a vacation destination.  Another thing I like to do is incorporate shells when I accessorize.  There is something so beautiful and natural about a beautiful piece of coral.  And...it doesn't help that I like white, so it works for me.  There is a great site that I go to when I need them for a job.  http://www.usshell.com/
They have everything and at great prices.  The following pictures show how they can be used in many rooms, and any style.
Here are a few that I took directly from their site
Here is how Suzanne Kasler used them in a beach house
On a coffee table
I sewed these on chair covers
The next few are how I have used them in bookcases

I used these to fill up a concrete vase
I used these on a mantel at Christmas
Another shot of Christmas decor
In a jar
On a book
Mantel
Here are some others that I came across in my files
I am not sure where I got this, but it is stunning
As is this
I have seen this on quite a few blogs and I love it.
What an inexpensive way to add something organic to a room......
Now...here we are at the annual July 4th parade at Pawleys!  I don't think I am in this picture, but that is my brother with the white nose and all that hair!!!
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8 comments:

Val said...

Beautiful.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Love all the beachy elements!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Thank you, Sherry for the wonderful inspiration images. I'll rememeber these when I begin to accessorize our lake place bedroom makeover.

We visited Pawley's Island a few years ago and brought home one of the famous hammocks. Love it!

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

i love the use of coral. and urchins. these were great examples of using a beach vibe in the most chic way.

AB HOME Interiors said...

My husband and I just returned from Sarasota. I adore seashells, coral, and the like. It is so special and organic feeling.
xo
amanda

A Perfect Gray said...

will I make you jealous if I tell you that I am a Pawley's right now? It's wonderful....

Love your images here. The third one from the bottom (black chest) is from my blog; it's from my girlfriend's lake house. She would be so pleased to know you are sharing it with your readers...

Enjoyed this post as always...

Love, Donna

Struggler said...

Mmm, gorgeous. I could definitely use some more starfish in my life!

Melody said...

Great post and pretty photos. I love shell and sea stuff.
Someone mentioned you on Facebook on a Lettered Cottage post.
But I can't get your website link up above to work. I get a Oops from Internet Explorer.