Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Shell tablesettings

Even though I live in the country I still have shells everywhere. They are just the most wonderful things. I think I still have my very first shell, yes, I do!! I found it at Molly Mook beach nearly forty years ago and I kept it with alllllllll my love letters, well,.... o.k. wishful thinking Coty!! it is with all those little memories that I kept in a box from my lovely holidays every year on the South Coast with my family. Remember those days girls ?

I now collect every single shell I see, especially from op shops & second hand stores. Here are just a few of my shell collection that I have used for my table setting in my studio window this week. I have vintage shell necklaces, shell boxes and huge shells in my garden holding water for the birds. I always use little clam shells on my dining table to hold butter and with a little shell knife. Andrew made this beautiful mahogany centre pedestal dining table and I now have it for sale, when I have time (one day) I plan to make many things out of my shells, but for moment I use them purely as decorative objects around my home and for my styling.

Every stylist needs a good collection of shells!!

I'm joining Susan's Tablescape party again this week, you really must visit her blog and see all the interesting table settings from around the world, maybe you have one to share as well !

Welcome to you all...... and thank you visiting my 'styling' blog and leaving your comments, thoughts and ideas, I treasure each one.

Wishing you all a wonderful day.

xx Coty

If you're in Sydney in a couple of weeks.... there are three good trade shows to attend..maybe I'll see you there!!