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July 1, 2012

A month or two ago, a friend joined us at home for dinner.  After a quick glance around she said — uh, y’all really like sea shells.


Well, she’s right.  We do indeed and the evidence is present in nearly every room.

So what’s the logical next step?  Taking the indoors out, of course.  Merging our beach treasures into the outdoor surroundings.

A few spare flowerpots, clean sand, driftwood and seashells make the perfect companions for the poolside plants.

It was actually Cristybella’s idea.  She had a dream about distributing our seashell collection outdoors among the flowerpots.  Brilliant!  I was all for it.

After all, there’s only so many shelves, nooks and tabletops indoors for holding a dish of pretty shells.    And the collection only continues to grow.

We anticipate plenty of room for expansion, with an upcoming landscape plan to utilize our yard space more effectively.  More to come on that 🙂

Thanks so much for dropping in!




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6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 1, 2012 6:49 pm

    Please tell Christybella I said, YOU GO, GIRL!

    Your shell collection looks absolutely glorious outdoors! I so love how you have them scattered about the yard in the various shaped planters, and also how some of them are sitting in groupings.

    Your backyard is so inviting, cozy, and really, really beautiful!

    Well done, ladies!

    Much X to you both!

  2. July 3, 2012 7:29 pm

    love the little touches of the shells and driftwood

  3. July 5, 2012 6:18 pm

    Oh, I feel soooooooooooooooooo much better. LOL Himself thought I was a bit……zany…when I toted shells and put ’em inside of bigger shells with seaglass and sprinkled ’em on the patio tables.
    Perfect…I can almost hear ocean waves in between the birdies chirping cuz they want more food. LOL

    I love what you did!
    NOW I’m gonna find some empty terra cotta pots and go for MORE! 🙂
    Yes……I’ll blame you……… Hahahahahaha

  4. July 9, 2012 12:53 pm

    what a great idea! I have a large conch shell in my garden and I planted hens and chickens in it – I get lots of compliments on it!

  5. July 9, 2012 1:05 pm

    It is BRILLANT! I was just out taking pictures of our pool to do a post and now I’m going to put some seashells outside! Thanks for sharing!

  6. July 9, 2012 1:41 pm

    I love the way they look in the terracota pots. I too love sea shells and have them in my house.

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