I cannot believe how fast summer is flying by! In about 3 weeks the Masterpiece children will be back to school. What?!?! Anyway I wanted to pause the season for a moment to share a favorite staple of mine in my summertime decor.
I love seashells- all shapes and sizes, but since we do not live in a coastal town I only bring them out during the summertime. I love to sprinkle them all over the house to evoke a summer-beachy-airy feel.
They find themselves on the mantle or the coffee table or a sideboard or the dining room table… you get the idea. Anywhere is fair game, whether it’s in the kitchen, family|living rooms, bathrooms, bedrooms or anywhere really.
And it’s not really just seashells but much of sea life, including coral, sea fans, starfish, sea sponges and much much more. Throughout the year I like to use organic decor and this happens to be one of my major choices for the summer.
Bigger pieces look great as stand alone focal points and smaller pieces look great grouped together or clustered. I love to use glass bowls or cloches to display them.
Sealife also pairs beautifully with silver pieces or wooden trays, bowls and troughs.
Since they are organic they look great in many ways with different things.
Ironstone and books are a couple others that come to mind off the top of my head to mix beautifully with seashells et al.
And although much of retail looks like a pumpkin patch already, it’s full on summer mode over here.
While yet others are languishing in the christmas in july epedemic, I have to admit I am a bit of a season purist. July and August are summer to me; I am holding on to our lazy schedules for these last few weeks before I lose the kids to high school commitments.
“To find a seashell is to discover a world of imagination.”
Beautiful shell displays. I cannot wait to share this with my shell loving friend. Happy Summer, Kippi
thanks so much for stopping by kippi and leaving your sweet comment! I really appreciate it. xo- mj
The seashells are a nice natural touch to your summer decorations. Since I live in the mountain, it is harder for me to pull off that look. Thanks for sharing the fun look. #HomeMattersParty
Gorgeous and perfect for Summer. Featuring when my party opens up tonight!
Hi Donna! Yes, I totally understand but I am sure it’s beautiful in the mountains. You have great summer flora & fauna. Thanks for dropping by! XO- MJ
Hi Carol! Thank you so much. I love joining your party every week and you’re always a gracious host! See ya tomorrow! 😉. XO- MJ