..........on the seashore". Ahhhh, the seashore, a place for relaxing, reading, sipping a drink, shelling, dreaming........
SuzAnna's Antiques is looking fabulous! The holidays are now a memory and the darker wintry items are being replaced by light and bright..........my beloved whites, creams and greys are visible in many booths. Vanessa (who will be back from Brazil very soon) and I will be gathering treasures to display in our space also.
My visit there on Friday afternoon brought thoughts of the coastline lapped by aqua shaded water with gentle white caps frosting the waves. Spindly-legged sea birds run back and forth along the watermark pecking constantly at the flotsam and jetsam tossed toward the sandy beach........and wet, glistening shells beckon us to bend and gather.
Noticed recently - sea shells and coral appearing in decorating articles focusing on bringing lighter touches to the home ready for Spring and Summer. Our favorite antiques dealer and interior designer, Sam, (all images taken in Sam's space), has been busy changing out his display area at SuzAnna's. He always manages to thrill me with his amazing collections, these stunning shells being his latest offering. Sam suggests planting white orchids in the large conch shells.
I already have a nice collection of seashells, mostly gathered from Emerald Isle and Carolina Beach, but none the size of these!
I love Sam's furniture finds too - and he does a great job painting. If only I had room in the cottage......................
...........and where shall we display our beautiful shells? Sam had a great idea......once the birds have flown the
coop cage, what better than filling it with shells for Summer decorating.
Do you enjoy hunting for shells at the shore? Have you ever discovered a really huge one? If so, will you share your beach........and perhaps we can meet there on a warm Summer's day when the tide goes out!
The North Carolina seashore received a huge surprise
yesterday, 4-7 inches of snow. Quite an unusual Winter,
lots of beauty, wish I was there with my camera!