March 3rd, 2010

She Sells Seashells

In the sixties and seventies, my grandparents traveled extensively around the country in their VW pop-top camper. Up and down the East coast and around Florida they collected seashells which my grandmother used to create shell pictures, wreaths and more. She always seemed to have some craft project up her sleeve for my sister and I to work on when we visited. One day, it was to work on a tissue paper collage of shore birds (my grandfather cut these out of metal) running through the sea water. Our fun project for that day was to glue on the shells. It’s a beautiful, original work of art and a sweet reminder of my grandparents that still hangs in their house where my father now lives.  I’ve been thinking about it all day since running across this website, Christa’s South Seashells.


I am totally in awe and admiration of this architectural shell work!


Sure, it would be hard to clean, but who wouldn’t want a grotto-like bathroom?


or this whimsical mantle? Not your style? There is also a wide range of chandeliers, accessories, frames, and even furniture. I think my grandmother would think these pieces are a little “overdone”, but I love them!

2 Responses to “She Sells Seashells”

  1. Stacey Tapinis Says:

    My jaw has hit the floor! I have just designed a bar on Fire Island,NY and the front of the bar will be seashells. But this?!? The work is like nothing I have ever seen in my life. What an artist.

  2. ashlina Says:

    such a beautiful blog you have..i cant stop reading away!!!