Sunday, July 17, 2022

Seashell Decor and More

Next week I'll be joining a group where we are sharing Coastal Vibes this summer. Since I live smack dab in the middle of the USA, going to the beach or coast isn't something I've done often. Trying to think... the last time I saw the ocean was back in the 90's. What can I say, I'm not an aficionado on the beach or coastal decor. Oh, but my dad was in the Navy, does that count? 
Anyway, I still love shells and of course the summer months are the perfect time to display a few along with some other vintage decor. Since I've been thinking about them, here are a few pics from the past of my posts with seashells. 

This time of year, late July, I get that little nudge to play with some Seashell Decor. There's a short window of opportunity to do shell decor around here. Early Summer is filled with garden fun, then comes the Patriotic decor. Now's the time before "Pre Fall" starts. Here is a little vignette on an antique tray in the Dining Room. It's not really  "beachy", but more "vintage".

I found a few pieces of silver accessories and a jewelry casket,
 then filled them with small shells.

Joining them is a vintage plaster little girl bust from the 60's,
 a small clock, and an old crystal drop from a chandelier.

A glass cylinder hurricane with a small ring of individual shells.

Here are a couple of posts from several years ago 
where I used some other vintage pieces to display my shells. 

Summertime Seashell Vignette

The large Conch Shell in the Blue Willow tureen is a real antique. As long as I could remember it was used at my childhood farmhouse as a door stop for the front door. Do you recognize the Blue Willow transferware Staffordshire tureen from my last post? This vignette was from our previous home in the Summer Entry.

The shell topped bottles were a "thing" about 10 years ago. Most of them were soldered and upgraded with lovely "jewels" and extras. I couldn't do that but still wanted the look. You can see that post by clicking on the link above.

As I've said before, you can always tell what's got me interested
 because my Pinterest boards and recent pins reflect my searches.

These are a few pics from my Pinterest Board, Seashell Decor.

Home Decor January

Seashells & Pearl Display / My Romantic Home: Our Home

Thinking of doing something similar with the shells we brought back from Ireland, to decorate the bathroom.

Shell display

I especially love this antique birdcage filled with shells.

Easy coastal decorating ideas from Vintage American Home blog. Beach decor tips #beach #coastal #decor

Tiny shells in vintage brass and glass boxes. Look for similar items on in the seashell display section

Shell details in a vintage looking glass jar

Victorian Shell Boxes

A fairly nice display of shells.  Note the watercolor tucked into the 3rd shelf; I would display a few more things that are not shells - a lighthouse, a jar of seaglass, a pelican, a sailor's knot or a buoy - to give a little relief.

How To Decorate With Seashells: 37 Inspiring Ideas

An example of high end seashell/bottle decorative collectibles. 

❥ Bejeweled shells on bottles~ looks like Greyfreth? Can't find the original link...

Faded Charm: ~A Romantic Vision~

Love this amazing shell wreath.

Shell Wreath | Easy Crafts and Homemade Decorating & Gift Ideas | HGTV

Coastal Decor, Beach, Nautical Decor, DIY Decorating, Crafts, Shopping | Completely Coastal Blog: 30 Seashell Collection Display Ideas

Use a wicker basket on coffee table and fill with shells for a summer/coastal look

Hope you're having a good weekend.
Terribly hot and dry here and all the critters come to drink out of the bird bath and a big plant saucer I keep filled with water. (2x a day) The squirrels are too hot to be bad and they lay spread eagle on the tile on the shaded back porch. The birds are few and far between, but there was a hawk in the back yard yesterday. I scare them off when I see them. The crows hate hawks too and will chase them off, but the crows have decided to eat my flowers... not because they taste good but because they're just hot and bored. A baby crow is hilarious, but he's the problem. It's into everything and reminds me of a hard to handle toddler. I know it's parents are worn out. It's as big as they are but follows after them wanting to be fed. Life is fun as you can tell. Where's September? 

We hope you'll come by the link party on Monday evenings.

joining in here:

The House on Silverado,  Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
 Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch 
  Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life   Wonderful Wednesday at LeCultivateur 
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode,  Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage
Share Your Style at French Ethereal,  Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home,  
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Create, Bake, and Grow at Shabby Art BoutiqueFarmhouse Friday at  County Road 407
Fabulous Friday at Vintage Home Design Friendship Friday at Create with Joy 
 Funtastic Friday at 2 Chicks and a Mom


  1. The shells are beautiful and I love that sweet vintage clock. Very pretty. Happy Weekend.

  2. Debra you created so many beautiful vintage shell vignettes. I like the ones you found on Pintrest too. Thanks for sharing your beautiful post. Have a great week.

  3. Oh my goodness, Debra!! How did I not even think about creating a vintage vignette with seashells?!?! I have SO many shells that I've collected over the years from trips to Florida. Now I have something to do with them all...thanks so much for sharing all of these beautiful photos!! I love this.

  4. Love ALL the vignettes! I'm an East coast girl (living in the Midwest as well) and I say get thyself to a beach! I know, easier said than done. I've spent every summer vacationing on the Jersey shore since childhood. This year a twist - my family is all gathering in Duck N.C. I' m so excited for the beach I can taste it! Thanks for sharing all your beautiful ideas at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

  5. Oh, I am cracking up, Debra!! I love the baby crow story and how his parents are worn out. I'm sure they are. The grackles were in our yard on Monday and about 20 of them. They swooped up all the birdseed and haven't been back as far as I know. There were a bunch of juveniles in the group and they were cawing at their parents to feed them, too. <3 Our poor squirrels are doing the same on the pebble pathway, the large cement brick pathway and our patio. I have a couple of birdbaths I keep filled. Yes, where is September?? ;)


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