Good Tuesday morning everyone! I hope you are not MELTING in this heat!!! Today we are going to continue the tour of how I "summerized" the house with my shell collection! As I said yesterday, I have ALOT of shells, collected over 30 plus years! I just love their organic nature and all the different shapes, sizes and colors! So, here we start in the dining room. On the table I placed a neutral runner that actually has a sandy color to it with palm trees embroidered on the ends. The centerpiece is a LARGE, faux clam shell that I got at the place where I used to work. I LOOOOVE it! I filled it with shells of all shapes and sizes! On each side is a simple crystal candle holder with a sandy colored candle.
 Close up of the "shell". It is some material that really feels and looks like a real shell!!!!
 Lots of different shells in there!
 On each side of the centerpiece are also 2 shell votive holders.
 Over to the side table: I removed the orchid that usually sits here and used an arrangement I made on a faux rock! Then sat some more shells on the table.
 Love this bumpy star fish!
 Close up of the arrangement.
 Placed some small shells around the candle.

Here is the server. This blue and white vase was a gift from good friends when we built this house 28 years ago!!!!!! I filled it with hydrangeas,  queen Anne's lace,and some sticks for height.

The large brownish shell I found in a store MANY years ago, and it was not expensive back then!!!!!
 A shell pillar holder and pillar with shells on it. I left my pagoda because I have alot of Asian things in the dining room and it seems to go with the shells.
 Sorry this is blurry. A small shell filled with TINY shells and a tiny star fish.
 A real seahorse that I found on the beach in Fl,.!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was SO excited!!!!!!!
 Here is the bakers rack. I filled my apothecary jar with some sand and shells and a vase the same way. The other piece is a faux shell topiary.

 I sure have alot of shells, huh? And, I didn't use all of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Top shelf of bakers rack...
 middle shelf...
 bottom shelf.

 WELCOME!!!! This is the foyer and I probably should have started here, LOL!!!!! This bakers rack was a friends and she didn't want it any more so I asked if I could buy it from her. I love the metal and wood combo, especially against the stone wall. On the top shelf I have my one piece of blue coral, that I LOVE!

 Middle shelf had this vase that I found several years ago at Ross. Loved it!
 Isn't this a neat shell??? I will tell you a trick I use. You can purchase museum putty in a small package that will last forever. I break of a SMALL piece and put it on the "legs" of the shells or starfish so they will stay in place and not fall down. I got mine at the store at Winterthur.

 A small blue and white bowl filled with tiny shells. To the right is a small piece of rock that I found that is hollowed out like a bowl! TINY shells in there.
 Sorry this is blurry.....
So, I hope you have enjoyed the little tour! I am enjoying being surrounded by all this beachy that a word???? I hope you all have a wonderful day.  Thanks for stopping by. Please leave me a comment, I love reading them all. XO, Pinky I am joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays at: 


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