Wednesday, February 22, 2012

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it's always ourselves we find in the sea. - e.e. cummings






Sally Lee By the Sea is one of my daily stops in  blogville.  This seaside blog emanates all things beachy & coastal.  Get your daily fix of ocean-going  home dec, shopping, beach crafts, & travel all brought to you by mother/daughter team Marie & Liz.  I love the print boxes they are featuring today as shell displays.  In my own home I have re-used the print box/shadow boxes from my own childhood to display my best "keeper" shells on my living room wall.  A  coat of Caribbean blue spray paint gave them new life & is a nice tropical background to show off every shell & beach combing find.  

My display changes with the ebb & flow of tides of new shells, give away's, & thrifting finds.


The pride of SWFL - junonias line the top (sadly, none of which I have found). Bobbers, old bottle bottom, & a shell belle made by my mom are all considered worthy of display in the box.



Sunrise tellin (originally from the Bahamas but via a garage sale to me) & little horse conchs (aka candy corn) from SWFL beaches.

Another GeeGee (my Mom) creation - little shell critter bird in the buttercup bath.

My replica Sanibel Lighthouse stands in front of a  thrift store mirror.  It all makes for a sweet display.

13 comments:

  1. Chablis and I are drooling over your shell display. You are taunting us with your junonias! We both love your moms little shell critter bird. I have to get a shelf like that. So cute!

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  2. I love your shelf/shadow box! I need one of those. I repurposed a CD wall shelf into a shell display. I was all GAH! over all of the cool displays on Sally Lee. Your lighthouse is cool, too! This a really sweet display Karen!

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  3. how cool! Bet you don't give any of those junonias away..hhahahaha!!
    and a shell bell??? guess who that made me think of and miss??!!!!

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  4. You have a lovely display of beautiful shells :-)

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  5. Aren't you sweet? Thank you so much for the mention. Your displays are absolutley fabulous - a bit jealous, actually. I better get busy. lol.

    xoxo

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  6. thanks so much for including my printer's tray!
    love your collection against the blue!
    it's great to have kept your shadow boxes since childhood.
    x

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  7. Love your display boxes!! The blue is the perfect color! The things your mother made are so cute.

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  8. What a fun way to keep your memories on display!

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  9. Enjoyed the peek inside your home, Karen :)

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  10. Love Love Love your displays!!! You did a FABULOUS job on your visual merchandising and photos. Be still my heart- love this post.

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