Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Coastal Living Inspired - Conch Shells & Carolina Pine


My inspiration - this simple (yet beautiful!) arrangement of shells and greenery from Coastal Living.



For my "use what you have" version, I gathered a small wire basket purchased at Goodwill a few months ago.


For the shells, I used a conch shell wind chime purchased from Wrightsville Beach (my absolute favorite place!) years ago - maybe even on our honeymoon.  I left the shells attached to the rope so I can hang it back up this summer.



And pine branches from our yard.  I just took a basket out in the front yard and gathered up the small branches that were scattered about the ground.



Then, I tucked the shells in the wire basket and placed the pine branches on the sides.  And here's my take on a beautiful Coastal Living look!     



I'm thinking about adding a few LED tea lights to table as well.  Just depends on if I have time to stop and pick some up.  So much to do and so little time!

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4 comments:

  1. wow, you have great vision. I love it.

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  2. That so cute! I think the lights would be lovely!

    Merry Christmas!

    Manuela

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  3. WHAT A GREAT WAY TO USE SHELLS. WE HAVE A HUGE COLLECTION AND I HAVE NEVER THOUGHT OF USING THEM AT CHRISTMAS. THANKS FOR SHARING. MERRY CHRISTMAS

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  4. Very pretty! I love Carolina Pines. They looks so pretty with the shells. Great idea!

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