Summer Seashells


Summer is my excuse to let my seashell obsession loose in my home. I put them everywhere, on the piano, on my vanity, and all over my back kitchen counter.





When I was a little girl, I loved to hunt for seashells. I could spend hours searching for them in the sand.





This year I added these little pink shells.




I adore their luminescent color.





This sea princess crown was fashioned with love for a dear blogging friend. It will be winging it's way to her tomorrow.

How about you? Do you have any summer obsessions?

29 comments:

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Nancy!
I adore seashells too...their colors and the play of light reflecting on them is so pretty...I also love to decorate with my collection of sea glass in the summer....blues and aquas...
Your header is still my favorite summery photo!
Have a great week...
Laura :)

Kate T. said...

Well you can add my name to the list of Shell-Obsessed. Whenever I go to the beach I develop "sheller's hunch" and have trouble standing up straight for days after. I have BOXES filled with my haul from those wonderful days.

I still have no direct plans for them, though I've been meaning to make a "sailor's valentine" (picture) with them.

Maybe in my next life?

Hugs,

Kate

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh yeah, summer is the time to put Mr. B. to work on all of my hair-brained plans to turn Rabbit Hill into our dream Bastide!!!! Another obsession is GRAPES GRAPES GRAPES, but I guess you already knew that! :)

GROSSES BISES et la couronne aux coquillages est DIVINE!!!

Anita

June said...

Nancy that crown is perfect and whoever the lucky person is who gets this treasure...will be delighted at being Queen.
I love the shells you choose to live with...and the pink ones are my favorites for sure.
hugs

rochambeau said...

A crown for sea princess! Beautiful, Nancy~ Love shells so much all year long!

xox
Contance

Your pink shells are so very pretty. I have yours in a pretty green color. They are vintage from a necklace. j'adore!!

Chatelaine said...

I would have to say beach glass is an obsession and I do like seashells too. Oh and Lemonade. I have to have lots of lemonade in the Summer!

LW said...

Beautiful Pictures!

Sunflowers, I love to fill my house with huge bouquets of sunflowers during the summer.
I am also know for my bowls of garden cherry tomatoes, my kids friends always look for this treat sitting on the counter. Our tiny tomatoes aren’t ripe until around Aug. 1st but the asking and looking for them starts now. I just realized that some of those kids have been eating those tomatoes here for fifteen years, wow…

Louise

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Shells are shockingly beautiful.
Nancy, you always present things in such an elegant way-- honoring the natural beauty that is already there.

Debi said...

Hi Nancy,
Yes, you may add me to the list of seashell obsessed! I have been collecting since I was a little girl. I have them everywhere and just love them! I have been away from blogland for awhile, always seem to be working! I love your new photo with linens on top. Just beautiful!
Glad to be back!
Hugs,
Debi

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Oh Nancy,
The crown is beautiful, just like all you create, be it summer, spring, fall or winter for that matter! Hope you are enjoying your summer, my friend.
xo~Tracie

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

The small pink shells are so sweet. I've never seen any before.

Alison said...

I love having shells around my home all year round
Your crown creation is beautiful

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I love seashells too. At the farmhouse we're not close to water, but I have seashells all over the place and lots of blues and greens. p.s. your pink ones are too sweet

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Nancy, your crown is absolutly stunning! I love all of your shells.. the pink ones are so special. xoxo

The Rose Room said...

love the little pink ones and your crown! You know I don't think I have any special summer obsessions - outside of the obsessions I already have! lol - Rachaelxo

Indie.Tea said...

How pretty. I have a collection of seashells in my bathroom. I want to add a sand castle (there's a store in Monterey CA that sells these little decorative castles that are made of sand)...
My summer obsession is farmer's markets - I go to at least two a week!

The Victorian Parlor said...

Yes-unpacking-lol! Actually, I'm an ice cream phanatic-can't seem to get enough of the stuff:). Love all of your seashells!

Blessings,

Kim

High Heeled Life said...

I still love collecting sea shells!!! I was visiting Anita at Castles and cottages and had to pop over for a visit after seeing the beautiful images you created!!! I will be visiting again soon... cheers HHL

NeereAnDear said...

Shells are so much fun to decorate with... they add a bit of summer whimsy I think...

Adore the little pink ones... do tell where did you find them??

The crown is fabulous !!

LOTS OF HUGS
JO

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Nancy, thank you for allowing me to share your fabulous photos....the little doll will be getting a name soon; that will be the only adornment she will receive from anyone! Your touch is truly magical. I love you! Anita

Barbara said...

Beautiful, Nancy! I'm fortunate to live in Florida so my house has shells here and there all the time! I have some blue sea glass piled in a shell, but love your pink shell idea...

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hello Nancy...popping in on Anita's recommendation...My what a beautiful space you have here!!! Dzintra♥x

The Rustic Victorian said...

I am a shell seeker also. Lovely post!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

You have a magical touch, what a pretty creation!

Esse said...

I love love love beach glass! and old bottles in blues and teals. Those pink seashells are a lovely addition. I also love color - lots and lots of colors. Esp turquoise. Summer is a great excuse to use color everywhere.

Val said...

Happy to find your beautiful blog thanks to Anita,you're a talented artist,your photos truely touch me!
Val

The French Bear said...

Nancy, I love your sea shells, they look like jewelry and I can just imagine huge jars filled with them!!! I wish I could be closer to the sea to collect them....not much out in the northern part of Alberta to collect!!
I love sea glass too, do you collect that also?
I love your pretty crown and the little doll you made, how adorable......I also need to go and catch up on a few of your posts, visit the blog you suggested!
I am just trying to stay out of the sun and the heat... like everyone else I guess!!!
Your photos are so beautiful!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Mélanie A. said...

I adore seashells , too . And the color s very special and very pretty

designforty-8 said...

How beautiful!!