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Friday, August 22, 2008
Show & Tell Friday for August 22
Just a quick post to show some of my ocean themed items. A friend told me she puts seashore-themed items all around her house in August. What a wonderful idea! I own quite a few items like this because we have made many trips to the ocean, especially Maine and Prince Edward Island. And one of my daughters chose "seaside romance" as her theme for decorating at her wedding, so we have quite a few items left from that as well. I decided to borrow my friend's idea for August, but I chose to take my items from all around the house and assemble them on one shelf of the hutch in the dining area.
The first photo shows most of the items I've placed on this shelf. The following photos will show more in detail. This shows the center of the shelf. A gorgeous hand-painted sand dollar which we bought in Pensacola, Florida takes center stage. We've had it 15 years or so, and it was looking a bit tired. I took a chance and wiped it gently with a Mr. Clean magic eraser. It worked really well for the texture of the sand dollar. In front of the sand dollar are a few pieces of (purchased) sea glass. My daughter has picked up many, many pieces of sea glass over the years, but I did buy these for crafting.
We made the shell-trimmed candles for the wedding, just hot-gluing assorted shells to inexpensive pillar candles. My daughter had seen some very expensive votive candle holders similar to the gold-trimmed one here, so we made our own, frosting regular votive holders and adding the gold mesh ribbon and seashore charms. There's a starfish on the lower left and a shell on the right toward the middle. The sand dollars in the front were picked up in Maine. Here's the other end of the shelf. Another shell-trimmed pillar, another pretty card, a small assortment of pretty shells, and a sand dollar painted by one of my daughters many, many years ago following a trip to PEI. So that is my show & tell for today. To see what others have shared for Show & Tell Friday, head on over to There is No Place Like Home
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I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.