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15 Ways To Display Your Seashell Collection

Do you love to collect seashells? As a child I would spend hours at the beach collecting and sorting seashells. Once I found the perfect ones, I would bring them home, paint them and display them all over the house. If you’re a seashell collector you’ll want to preserve and protect your collection for years to come, especially after hours of searching for perfect sea treasures.

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As an adult I must admit that I cheat and sometimes just buy them, but I love them so much I still display them everywhere. It just me so happy seeing my beach treasures displayed all around my home. Check out these beautiful ideas on how you can display your own collection. Click on the images with links to find the items on Amazon.

1 On a Tray Table 

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2. In Decorative Apothecary Jars

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3. In a Giant Clamshell

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4. In a Bubble Glass Vase

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5. In a Glass Hurricane with Candles

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6. In a Decorative Bowl

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7. In a Decorative Beach Lantern

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8. On a Kitchen Shelf

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9. On a Platter-Mix large and small shells

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10. On a Tiered Tray

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11. On A Mantle

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12. In a Clear Glass Lamp

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13. In Mason Jars-Use string lights to highlight your sea treasures.

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14. In Oceanic Blue Vases

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15. On bookshelves use the larger seashells on bookcases and they will stand out beautifully!

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Spring Decor Must Haves For Your Coastal Home

Spring Decor Must Haves For Your Coastal Home

Are you ready for spring? If you love to decorate for every season, here are some beautiful coastal decor ideas to refresh your home for spring. Home is where the heart is, so if your heart is longing for the beach than is post is for you! Giving your home a spring refresh does not have to be expensive. Add simple touches like a fresh floral centerpiece, seashells and summer lanterns to brighten up your space.

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I’m patiently counting the days until spring. It’s one of my favorite seasons, I live in New England where it seems winter never ends with our endless snow storms and cold grey days. Here comes the sun! The best time to start decorating is about 3-4 weeks before Easter. With the warm weather approaching, you’ll want to start get rid of clutter and start spring cleaning.

Spring Decor Ideas

Decorate With Flowers

Create a beautiful floral arrangement and use it as a centerpiece in your dining room or on your living room coffee table. Flowers add a bright, fresh pop of color to any room. If you don’t want to use fresh flowers try buying and affordable faux floral arrangement and use them in your favorite vase. Add them to a hanging wicker basket or mason jar for a beachy look. Also add floral accents to colorful vases of different sizes and scatter them throughout your home.

Another great idea is to add colorful seashell planters to any space in the home for a coastal feel. You can find this item buy clicking on the link or image below.

Blue Conch Ocean Series Ceramic Base Serial Set

Add A Gallery Wall

Make any room feel larger and brighter with a coastal gallery wall. Arrange your favorite beach vacation pictures or coastal wall art in beautiful neutral frames with a white border. Add fairy lights to display your favorite photos and add visual interest to the room.

Add A Large Piece Of Scenic Artwork

Freshen up your bedroom by adding a large piece of scenic artwork above your your bed or favorite wall. Artwork can bring together the elements of a room by being a focal point, adding color inspiration, and harmony and more. Use coastal scenes of ocean waves in pastel colors to create a peaceful and restful retreat.

Use Natural Elements

Natural elements such as seagrass baskets, coral, and light oak furniture brings the beach indoors creating a calming relaxing environment and a touch of serenity.  Using mirrors on your walls can not only reflect the natural light to create a brighter space, but can also make your space look and feel larger.

Create A Seashell Display

Upgrade the coastal feel by displaying your tiny treasures using large glass jars, baskets and bowls. They are great for all seasons and coordinate beautifully with fresh flowers for spring. The perfect look for a coffee table or side table.

 

Use Decorative Lanterns

Lanterns are great ways to store and display your favorite ocean themed decor. Add sand, seashells and flowers for a fresh look for spring. Fill with colorful starfish and attach a lantern swag to the top of the lantern or add a faux floral wreath to the base.

Decorate Your Porch

Display a seashell wreath, add a bright striped door mat and surround with planters filled with bright matching flowers for a nautical look.

Paint your porch ceiling haint blue and add lots of bright cheery flowers and coastal pillows.

Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed these spring ideas, all of the beautiful images in this post are credited to Pinterest. Visit the blogs shop or click the image below to see all coastal style throw pillows from my Amazon curated collection below. Have a very happy spring!

 

 

 

 

 

 




11 Beachy Aqua Kitchen Finds From Amazon

11 Beachy Aqua Kitchen Finds From Amazon

Did you know that aqua is latin for water? The name is no coincidence with the color. The color aqua soothes your soul and creates an instant sense of home and belonging, but also has the calming effect of the beach. It’s the perfect greenish blue hue for coastal home decor.

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It’s no secret that I am completely obsessed with the color aqua. Aqua is the color of the ocean. It’s the perfect calming beachy blue that reminds me of all of my favorite beach vacations. It’s also great for coastal kitchen decor. I love to create mood boards in my free time, plus I love Amazon so I am always on the lookout for the latest coastal home decor finds.

You can add subtle touches of aqua to your kitchen collection, or something like a large buffet or furniture piece for a pop of color to brighten up a beachy kitchen.

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  1. Aqua Nuance Accent Stem 10 oz Wine Glasses
  2. Watercolor Stripes Kitchen Dish Towels 
  3. Love Mason Jar Sconces Wall Decor
  4. Ceramic Kitchen Utensil Holder
  5. Mariposa Aqua Starfish Dip Dish
  6. Aqua Ruffled Wave Edge Pie Dish
  7. Retro Style Console Table Sideboard Cabinet Buffet Table Aqua
  8. Beachcomber 12 Piece Melamine Dinnerware Set
  9. 18 Ounce Large Coffee Mug 
  10. Renditions Gallery Biscayne Treasure III Nautilus Seashell Painting 
  11. Cosmopolitan Coastal Canvas Framed Wall Art 

I hope you enjoy this post, for more ideas see my blog post How To Decorate With Aqua.

 

 

 




Fall Decorating Ideas for a Beautiful Autumn Season

Hey Y’all, can you believe it’s almost Fall? Haha I have always wanted to say that but seriously, it  seems like summer only lasted about 10 minutes. I am so excited to begin the Autumn season! I’m so ready to start decorating for Fall because here in Connecticut we have had such a stormy, rainy summer. Despite the humid summers, Fall in New England is one of the prettiest places to be.

Fall Decorating Ideas for a Beautiful Autumn Season

Connecticut In The Fall

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Our quaint little coastal towns against the backdrop of beautiful Fall foliage makes it one of the most beautiful destinations. Although the beaches are my favorite, I am patiently waiting for the cooler days of Autumn. You can hop in your car and take a scenic drive where you’ll find the brightest of yellows, oranges, and reds on nearly every highway and country road.

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Also, I’m a Fall baby! Being born in November just before Thanksgiving is why it’s my favorite time of year! I love sharing unique decor ideas and todays inspirational colors are Aqua and Orange! This combination is friendly, inviting, and transitions well into the holiday seasons.

Some of The Most Beautiful Fall Decor on Amazon

Did you know these two colors work very well together and blend easily with Coastal, Farmhouse, and Fall decor? If these are some of your colors you’ll be sure to like this list that I hand picked for you. Click on the links to find the items below.

  1. Rustic Table Centerpiece Wood Tray with 3 Mason Jars, & Flowers is a beautiful combination of fall colors.
  2. Boston International Decorative Glass Pumpkin in light aqua comes in two sizes and is ideal for autumn, Thanksgiving or any time of year.
  3. Fall Welcome Garden Flag looks great indoors or out and will beautify any room in the house.
  4. Autumn Halloween Christmas Wreath  can be used well into the Thanksgiving/Christmas/Holiday seasons.
  5. Decorative Leaf Velvet Lumbar Plush Throw Pillow comes in several sizes and creates a warm and holiday mood wherever they are placed.
  6. Decorative Teal and Aqua Resin Pumpkins use these to create a perfect coastal fall centerpiece on a decorative tray.
  7. Silk Hydrangea Bouquet  surround this floral piece with small multicolored pumpkins to create a fun festive fall table.
  8. Grateful Pumpkin Floral Aqua Throw Pillow My personal favorites designed for my Shop in orange and Aqua.
  9. Thankful Pumpkin Floral Aqua Throw Pillow use these in an entryway, front porch or any room in the home.
  10.  Blessed Pumpkin Floral Aqua Throw Pillow are great to use throughout the fall season.
  11. Mason Jar Wall Sconces are ideal for indoor outdoor use to add that special fall touch to your home.

I hope you enjoyed this list, and I have inspired you to create a beautiful home!

Thank you so much for reading, and Happy Fall Y’all!