Thursday, July 10, 2008

Teacups and Seashells

Thank you for your comments on our Girls Afternoon Out. I think it is neat that many of you have the same (or similar) doll!
Shelves
I added various seashells to my dining room teacup shelf last week and thought I would share a few pictures.

Seashells
A dish of sand and shells.

Seashells
Seashells tucked in the ivy.

Candle
Seaside candles.

Shells

Teacup

Candle
Thank you for taking a look and I hope you are having a great week. We've been busy with swim lessons, which are going very well. I'll be back later for Show and Tell Friday!

41 comments:

Sharon said...

How beautiful! Seashells just say summer don't they!

:0) Sharon

Tammy said...

I wouldn't have thought to put the two together but they look wonderful! And so summery, too! :)

Susan said...

Oh, this looks so pretty! I love it. The shells and the teacups look great together.

Hadias said...

I see that you are getting a head start on S&T Friday. I can't wait till tomorrow. I am going to take my pictures now.

Have a great day.

dot said...

I love the way you have them displayed. Very pretty!

Just Mom said...

What a great way to hold on to these last weeks of summer.

Judy said...

What beautiful tea cups. The seashells look great with them.
Judy

Sallie said...

Kelli --

I LOVE this idea!! I have tons of shells (we've lived close to the ocean at 3 Marine bases now) and special rocks (chunk of garnet found in desert in AZ, purple ones, geodes, etc..) we have collected. I also now have about 6 old teacups and saucers that I haven't been able to quite figure out how to display. This would probably work perfectly for me to be able to use the rocks and shells. Thanks for showing this picture today :-)

God bless,
Sallie
http://www.angelfire.com/sc/anderklan/seasidetales

Adrienne said...

What a beautiful arrangement! I love the mix of teacups and seashells. It give the feeling of 'tea by the sea'. You have such wonderful shells. Thanks for sharing them with us. ~Adrienne~

Julian said...

thoes look so pretty together! Ill have to go try that!
Christina

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I love how you have them displayed together! I think the teacups in different patterns are adorable!

crystal said...

So pretty! I never would have thought of it but it is beautiful! Cant wait to see what you post on S&T.

Blessings
Crystal

Jen said...

I love different sea shells...They are so great and keep us close to the beach no matter where we live.

Lora said...

What a lovely summer display! I somehow lost my collection of shells in our last move. I'm still sad about that. I guess I need to start collecting again this year when we go to the beach.

Mam said...

Kelli, you never cease to amaze me. I've done a lot of things with seashells, but never thought to pair them with fine china. this is lovely.
Nancy

Obe's said...

Love the seashells, its such a soft look, my Grandmothere loved them had them all over her house, I inherited most of them, some are huge.Its a pretty look!
Diane

O. said...

looks like summer is all around :)
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Heather said...

Very pretty!! I love all of your seashells!

Love, Heather

Kelley said...

Very pretty Kelly!
Tea cups and seashells are a great combo!
Wishing you a wonderful and blessed day!

MyJourneyBack said...

How pretty. Makes you think beach of course. What fun.
Have a fun day.

Lulu said...

what beautiful tea cups..
You always have such pretty things in your home..:-)

LBP said...

Very pretty! I love the yellow, it's so cheerful.

Blessings

Linda

Kelly said...

How pretty, Kel! I love the trifle dish filled with sand and shells. We're going to the beach at the end of August and I'm yearning for it soooo badly...your beautiful display is appeasing me in the meantime. :o) When we first moved into this place and redid the bathroom it was a subtle nautical theme, and so it was cool to see you working that into your home as well. Shells are always so pretty! Every time I see displays of them I think of Jane Austen's half-completed (finished by another author) novel "Sanditon". They collected shells on the beach (and seawood I think, too?).

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Karen said...

Very pretty for summer! Have a great week!

Becky said...

Beautiful! This is the first year I have put my sea shells in a funky wooden bowl on my dining room table. The bowl was made by my grandfather, who died in 1968. And the shells are perfect in it.

Pattie said...

How pretty those shelves look! And I love the card tutorial yesterday (I'm a little behind on my reading!) Thank you for sharing that.

You inspire me to use my creativity more!

ohiofarmgirl said...

What a great idea... I never know what to do with our collections...you have me thinking. Dianntha

Lady Laurie said...

Love this! In fact I have something similar on my buffet. Its just such a pretty summery idea.

Shelia said...

I love how you've used the seashells here.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Sandra said...

I LOVE seashells, as a matter of fact we brought back a huge bag from our trip to the beach in South Africa. Now I can say I have seashells all the way from Africa LOL

Love it :)

Hugs,
Sandra

ivoryspring said...

Love your display. What treasures you have in those teacups and saucers.

Storybook Woods said...

Just a perfect summer display. oxoxoxo Clarice

Kalianne said...

What a beautiful and inspiring post. Thank you for sharing!

The Apron Queen said...

I love how you mixed the tea sets & seashells. Beautiful. :)

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Love Bears All Things said...

I like the way you change things around. Did you collect these shells at the beach. I have put out my summer centerpiece. It is a low bowl with shells, a candle and a turtle. I hadn't thought about adding sand but that is a good idea. My shells came from the beach at Naples Forida.
Mama Bear

Starr said...

OOOOOOOH! Soooooo pretty! LOVE it!

Kelly said...

I just love how all of these are displayed, everything looks so nice and neat and clean and crisp!

Kelly

ByLightOfMoon said...

You did an awesome display! Great eye Candy for the soul, thanks for sharing it with us. The spiral wreath in back just adds to the touch also, soft and texture.

smiles, cyndi

judicreations said...

What a pretty display. I love the colour of your shelves and the pretty cups and the shells are so lovely for summer! You lived in Canada. I'm in Ontario. Where did you live and how long ago did you move? Maybe I should read your profile.... lovely blog.

Marybeth said...

Hey Kelli-- I have to join everyone else in saying that I just love the way these look-- I have asked my husband to buy and hang some shelves in our dining room so I can do something similar. I think I will change out what I add with the teacups-- fall leaves, paper snowflakes, flowers... you could make it a seasonal shelf and just always keep the teacups-- love it! Thanks for the inspiration! :)