Monday, June 20, 2011

Shell Art

I've been playing around making shell art for the shop.  It's fun, but
takes unique bottles and lots of different shells to get the perfect fit.  It
took quite awhile to collect enough of each to make these fun creations.
Here is a set of three blue bottles that look so pretty, especially when 
light is shining through them.

The shell art is all at the store right now, but whatever doesn't sell is
coming back to live with me, especially these three.

This creation is a combination of shells that I hot glued onto
this lovely candle holder.

These were all done with aqua colored bottles and shells that
are warm shades of brown.

But this one is my favorite ~ a candle holder I found on clearance
and a lovely piece of coral I picked up at a yard sale.  They
look like they were picked right out of the ocean.

Linking with
A Stroll Thru Life for Table Top Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays


Willow said...

I just adore those blue bottles and what you have done with them. I must find me some so I can put them in our home.

sissie said...

Ooh, so pretty. I love the coral on the candle holder, very lovely.


Ashleigh@Sincerely said...

Oh the coral one is to die for! Is that one for sale? I think I need it!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, so pretty. I love all of them. The blue is stunning and the green is fabulous. I love the use of the architectural pieces too. Fabulous creations. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Oh Cindy...your shell art is reallllllly pretty! Very unique and I am sure it will sell at your store!~Hugs, Patti

Katie said...

The shells and containers are all so beautiful!

Poppy said...

Loving all your blue bottles and shell display ... everything looks soooo summery and beachy. Great post! Visiting from Marty's TTT. Thanks for sharing!~Poppy said...

I totally love it ALL but the blue bottles are fabulous!!

Hope you get a chance to come over this week and enter our "Celebrate Summer" giveaway for a pair of Beach Glass Earrings.


Anonymous said...

You are so right - that coral and candlestick are a perfect match!!

Bill and I put one of our benches back together tonight- we are having a bee keeper BBQ next month here at the house and need to get things spruced up a tad- actually alot but think a tad is all we have time for!

bee blessed

once in a blue moon said...

lots of great ideas~

The Tablescaper said...

Vry pretty. Perfect for summer.

- The Tablescaper

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Cindy! Your bottles are lovely. I am going through an artistic phase of making altered bottles myself, although they don't have a beach theme. If I was lucky enough to live in a coastal state I would totally put these in my home!! On another note... good luck with your Caromal Colors paint. I'm sure you will find it as fun to work with as I did. :)

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Those blue bottles are gorgeous!!

maria cecilia said...

Hola Cindy, I have loved your shell creations, they are really lovely!!! and loved too the pillows and the bench of the previous post.
hugs dear

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