It dawned on me a few weeks ago that although I have
lived next to the sea for most of my adult life,
I have never incorporated much of the seascape
into my decor – other than a shell or two.
I’m not talking about cutesy signs of flip-flops and
brightly hued colors, but soft tones of the ocean and sand
with touches of vintage appeal.
This inspiration picture from Pinterest in the perfect example.
I love the simplicity of the collection of driftwood in
a vintage wire basket.
I decided to make a change, right at the front door.
I needed to re-do metal wall basket which I had decorated
for Spring. It was filled with lots of Spring-colored
So I grabbed a few silk blooms of blue and white hydrangea,
burlap ribbon and some grapevine.
But first, I hot glued a few small shells onto some
wooden skewers. These are shells I collected
during a visit years ago to Sanibel Isalnd.
Just a few shells tucked here and there…
a mini starfish…
…a small sand dollar.
…a scotch bonnet or two.
(I also added a tiny starfish to the ribbon)
…a few bright, white clam shells.
And I went from Soft Spring… (Before)
I am also trying to convince The Hubbs
that the red door needs to be painted blue.
He thinks a blue door with a red brick home won’t look
good. I think he is absolutely WRONG!
Can’t you just imagine a soft blue tone juxtaposed
with the red brick and white trim?
I also wove in some grapevine.
I love the mixture of grapevine and shells.
I used a strip of my leftover burlap ribbon to hang the basket.
Shells, grapevine, hydrangeas and burlap in a chippy white
Thanks for letting me share this
Sea-Inspired Door Arrangement.
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