Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A Beach on my Mantel

I love to vacation at the beach. Gathering shells and other treasures is still a favorite past time. This year I was in the mood to decorate my mantel with finds from both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. A beautiful beach is my idea of relaxation and calm. 

The Shabby Nest

16 comments:

Dixie Mom said...

I'm a bit of a shell collector myself. My dream vacation would be to a beach full of shells where I sit myself down in them and collect all day long.
Your mantel is darling.

Julie Harward said...

Every picture is beautiful. I love the beach too, whenever we are there we do the same thing and we have them in our home too..each one is a thing of beauty! :D

Garden of Egan said...

I love the seashells! Sand dollars are my favorite! Did you know if you break them in half there are 5 seagulls inside? Ya you probably already knew that but it is so cute cool.

Beautiful and serene mantle.

Sue said...

I'm fond of seashells, too, and have many of them scattered throughout my home.

=)

Taylored Tots said...

Julie,
I love this! I remember when living in Utah, I missed the beaches of NC soooo much. I would try to decorate "beachy" as often as possible. Hope you, Brian and the kids are doing well.

Lesa said...

I hope you had fun on your vacation :)

Lisa @ Pulsipher Page said...

I love decorating with sea shells! You have a ton and they look great together.

Wendys Hat said...

I love these! I have a huge shell collection that is out all year in my family room. Funny I just started working on a project to show them off, that I am sharing in July! Shells make me so happy and yours are beautiful!

Marvett Smith said...

I love it. So relaxing!

Samara Link said...

Julie ... this is GORGEOUS ... so nicely done. Thanks for sharing. :)

Laura@livingabigstory said...

Beautiful pics!

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

So pretty Julie. Makes me long for the beach! Thanks for linking up to Fab Friday!

Warmly, Michelle

Lacy@uphillandsmiling said...

so beautiful... I love beach/nature inspired decor. :)

blesid said...

Those pictures were so gorgeous and so inspiring! You made my day filled with happy, beachy thoughts! jules

Deila said...

I love these. Somehow, the things produced by nature are fun to collect. I have rocks, shells, seed pods. I feel like kindred spirits.

Tricia said...

Great idea...I need to put my shells somewhere. Love your mantel inspiration.