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.