Thursday, June 19, 2014

~ Bringing Summer Inside with Flowers & Seashells

The Decorated House : Summer Decorating with Shells

You would think with the heat outside that it would be a really good time to give the inside of the house some attention. Sounds so logical doesn't it?  But the projects and repairs seem endless outside as well. For a breather from the dust, dirt and heat, I decided to just bring out some pretty shells and think peaceful thoughts of the beach ... at least for a moment or so. Shells can help you do that. Some of the shells we collected on vacation; mostly they were purchased since so many incredibly beautiful ones are found all over the world. This is the one time of the year that I really enjoy having shells on tables, on the mantels or gently piled in a dish. It helps bring the love the ocean home since the beaches become way too crowded this time of year for me.  

The Decorated House :: Summer Decorating : Shells, Flowers, Ex Voto, Vintage Milk Glass

The hurricane glass in a vintage milk glass bowl with the seashells around it is such a simple idea and very easy to put together. A pair of them  would be pretty on a table for a coastal, beachy dinner or lunch. Bringing blooms in from your flower garden or from flowering trees is another very simple and totally free idea for spreading summer sunshine inside your home. Add a few star fish and sea shells and you can almost smell the the ocean breeze as you just take a moment to relax. 

See Y'All Soon~


  1. I love, love, love the shells in the milk glass bowl! I keep meaning to break mine out for summer. Maybe this weekend.


  2. Hi Jeanine,
    The combination of the shells and milk glass is so pretty isn't it?! It seems to have taken me longer this year to gather up the sea shells and bring them out. I hope you have time this weekend to get yours out to enjoy during this lovely summertime.

  3. You are decorating with two of my favorite things, seashells and birds:)

  4. Hello Ms. Lace,
    Love the simple little cement garden bird, too. Shells, birds, flowers.... wonderful joys of summer!
    Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Donna,
    Living in the Midwest, I'm landlocked.
    However, I do believe that two of those hurricanes( or more)
    with sea shells inserted into a milkglass bowl would make a
    striking centerpiece cascading down a long rectangular dining table, dear friend!!!

  6. Hi Pat,
    We can all love and appreciate gifts from the sea no matter where we live can't we?!
    So happy to see you come by. Hope you are having a great weekend!


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