Thursday, March 22, 2012

Summer Beauty

Hello everyone!

I brought out my collection of shells to display in the foyer on my pine chest.



This time of year, when the weather starts warming up, I'm always looking for things that bring a summery feel into my home other than flowers and white slipcovers.



Shells always seem to be the perfect addition.



I filled my cement urn with miscellaneous shells, abalone, starfish, coral and a sea fan. I love the different shades of white and texture it brings to the room.



I also brought my dough bowl in here from the coffee table.  I like the book bundles mixed with the shells.  It has a vintage feel to it.


Thanks for stopping by!

37 comments:

Debbiedoo's said...

You are getting ready there girl! I love that chest and the way you decorate it seasonally is perfect.

Pat said...

Your vignette is wonderful Kelly. I really need to find one of those sea fans. They are beautiful!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Kelly, LOVE that gorgeous urn filled up with summery shells, hope you'll come link up with Vintage Inspiration later today!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks great and I have always loved that urn.

AntiqueChase said...

Looks wonderful. I just brought out the shells too! Love your collection!

At The Picket Fence said...

It all looks beautiful Kelly and since I have snow out my window right now I appreciate any reminders of warmer days! :-)
Vanessa

ImSoVintage said...

I love decorating with shells. You're right, they make everything feel more summery. :)

Lorna said...

I love your vignette. Great job putting it together.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I LOVE IT Kelly!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Love the thought of using a cement urn. Rough cement against the smooth shells - perfection!

Blondie's Journal said...

You have a beautiful collection of shells, Kelly! They really do make it feel summery! I love the postcards in your dough bowl, too. I just found one on ebay and am always looking for ways to use it {besides dough, lol!}. Very pretty vignette!

XO,
Jane

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

The shells are such a great touch, Kelly! I love them in your urn and you've got such a nice variety, too.

Gail said...

I love that urn Kelly and the shells are a perfect filler for the warmer weather! Hope you're having a wonderful day, Tail

Hines-Catch-Up said...

So pretty!! New to your blog and I love it. Do you mind sharing the paint color of the room in the background of your third picture in this post? Thanks!

Cheri said...

When I look at your blog and several others, I think I must have missed the Decorating gene in my DNA.

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

That urn is so cute especially with the shells. Perfect fit.

Sandra said...

I love your vignette - so, so pretty.

Andrea said...

looks great! I love your chest, and am loving the display on it =) I am on the hunt for some more seashells etc to decorate with in my bathroom.

Deserae said...

Love the seashells....very pretty vignette! The urn is fabulous too :o)
Have a great weekend!
~Des

Olive Cooper said...

Love that URN. Might would have to grow succulents in it. The shells are fabulous inside.

Budget Design Girl said...

It looks gorgeous! Love the urn, the shells, and the sea fan!
xo-Lisa

CAS said...

That is such a nice tablescape -- love the shells in the cement urn. It's very airy looking.

Your flowering shrubs & trees are beautiful. I do miss camelias -- boohoo!
CAS

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love the urn and how you filled it with the shells, love the whole look of it!

chateau chic said...

Never too early for shells. Love the mix with the book bundles and dough bowl.
Mary Alice

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love that urn, and all the touches you brought in.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

You are right adds a lot of texture and looks fantastic!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Kelly,
Love how you filled up that beautiful urn...I need to find a sea fan, it is just gorgeous! The dresser is so perfect in your foyer!
All the Best,
Christine

Kyla Schultz said...

I love your shell display. It is so fresh feeling. Also, when looking at your photo I couldn't help but notice the three white wall hangings in the background. Are these the entomology plates from Ballard Designs? Would you do a close up of these? I love them and would like to see a better picture.

Thanks,

Kyla

thistlewoodfarm said...

Kelly,

I love your sea fan. I remember when you put one on your mantel. I saw one framed the other day and thought of you :)

blessings,
karianne

thistlewoodfarm said...

Kelly,

I love your sea fan. I remember when you put one on your mantel. I saw one framed the other day and thought of you :)

blessings,
karianne

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Kelly,
You have a truly beautiful home!!~
So happy to be a new follower!!~
Have a lovely weekend.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Rooms by Ann said...

Wow, Kelly I really like how the shells looks, You always manage to make a magazine cover.It looks fresh and spring/summer ready.Thanks for sharing.

Pondside said...

I love to collect shells and sand dollars from the beaches near here. That hall vignette is lovely! Summer is still quite a way off up here, so I'll enjoy it vicariously at your house.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

So pretty, Kelly. The seashells and starfish add a nice delicate look to the more rustic scrubbed pine and dough bowl (both pieces I adore.) A very pretty vignette.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Your shells are lovely but I am so in love with that dough bowl!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Kelly,

I really like the pictures with the magnifying glass....perfect display :)

blessings,
karianne

Sandy said...

Hi Kelly, Your pine chest is a great place for changing the vignettes for the season. Love the urn and seashells. Perfect for the upcoming season. I love lookint at your pretty home and look forward to what you will be coming up with next.

Hugs, Sandy