December 26, 2010

Seashells of 2010



This started out as a vintage cheese tray.

See the transformation post here


My shell bottles from Isa @ “Greyfreth


I like them here but…


they look nice here too!   See this post here.

Sister #4 made this beauty

Her attention to detail is amazing


I love how she used both sides of her shells


This is seashell mirror #2 for me (Mantel make-over is here)


It took a while to finish – see my ‘how to’ here


I use this large conch shell in one cloche on the mantel


I use a large piece of white coral in the other cloche

The mantel makeover



Seashells fill this vintage bucket and shows

up in various rooms around the house



Another favorite seashell display sits on the dining room table



I love pears and I love seashells

I love seashell pears



While I splurged on this nautical shell at a ‘tourist shell shop’ in Florida-



I found this one for a couple of dollars at a local flea market



Another project- seashell cloche  how to here



Find my beach box project here

I filled mine with shells, of course!


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I would love to claim these next wonderful seashell creations

BUT, sadly I cannot.

I found them at Michelle’s Beach House in Orange Beach.


I am crazy about the oyster shells

trailing down the side of the white urn


This sends my heart aflutter!!!

See lots more beachy eye candy from that post right here.

Join me at “Completely Coastal

for a look back at our 2010 Coastal themed posts


It was fun writing this summery seashell post.  Light snow is falling ever so softly outside my window and I am warm and cozy inside my favorite place…Blue Creek Home.



  1. Rhonda- I see seashells and here at home I see snow...and never the twain shEll meet! Love everything you've done-but you know that! Hugs-Diana

  2. Hi Rhonda,

    I just love decorating with sea shells and all of your vingettes are just perfect.

    I love that urn too and the oyster shells trailing down the side.


  3. What an awesome post!
    You gave me a ton of ideas for my bedroom!
    Thank you!
    Hope you had a blessed CHRISTmas and will have a joy-filled new year!
    HUGS from South Carolina!

  4. Oh, how I love sea shells, sea fans, coral, finger coral, sigh! I could just go on and on! After all I am a Pisces!

  5. This was the shop that was closed last summer by the time husband and I got to The Wharf for dinner but my sister and I are going to Orange Beach in April and it is definately on my list for THE place to be sure to visit.

    Thanks for sharing these pics!

  6. Rhonda, what a great roundup! I love it all!! The idea of displaying a single sea treasure under a cloche is wonderful. And the bottles, the mirrors..., and that store..., I'll go re-visit those posts. Thanks so much for sharing this and mentioning the Linkup!!!!

  7. Hi Rhonda, long time no see, but I sure did enjoy seeing all your lovely shells and the way you've displayed them. I've been on the lookout for some cloches, but have yet to find on that would hold anything much larger than a clam. Your conch looks fabulous!

    Happy Beachy 2011!

  8. Oh, these photos make my heart SING! You are surrounded by beauty! ♥

  9. May your New Year be filled with many Blessings and abundances of Joy for 2011. From my mountain to yours, Until next year
    Hugs and Smiles Gl♥ria

  10. Rhonda,

    I think your post about receiving the altered shell bottles from Greyfreth was the first Blue Creek Home post I ever read. I knew at that moment, I had found a fellow sea shell collector and we would be friends! All of these images are beautiful and inspiring. You and your sister are so incredibly talented. I have another Ferrero Rocher bell to use as a cloche!

    Your Friend,

  11. Your seashells in the cloches are to see the whole mantel.
    Mary Ann

  12. Oh these are all so pretty.I especially like the shells in the vintage basket but the mirrors are so unique also.

  13. I am so happy I saw this post! I loooove those mirrors AND all of your other shells. How have I missed you???

  14. Hi Rhonda! Was blog hopping this morning and happened upon your marvelous blog. My heart is aflutter too...these are all so gorgeous.

    Have a beachy day & hope to see you at:

  15. I like all from your seashell decorations. I am really happy to find so great assortments. Could you please to see my works?


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