Decorating with Seashells

This year I have pulled out all of our seashells and wanted to have them all over the place for summer.  We’ve had a lot of fun seeing if we could get shells in each room of the house….they’ve even made it to the porch!

I have always lived not too far from the ocean….so seashells have always been plentiful and brought home by the loads. If you don’t live near the ocean there are wonderful web sites that you can order shells very inexpensively to add a bit of the beach to your home in the summer.  Nothing says summer like a seashell…..

Here are some places we have used seashells this summer…..

In the dining room on a silver, footed tray…..

silver tray with seashells

seashells in silver tray

decorating with seashells


seashells on dining table

seashells on tray

 In a wonderful driftwood bowl in the office…..

shells in driftwood

seashells and driftwood

driftwood basket with shells

 We’ve used small ones to cover frames……

seashell frame Just sitting on a bookshelf……

starfish on shelf In a basket under a stool {a fun surprise when it’s moved}

seashells in basket

seashells under stool

 On our front porch……


starfish and bee skep

starfish on porch

starfish on porch

 On our summer mantel……

seashells in jar

seashell garland on mantel

seashells on mantel

shells on manel

mantel shells

seashell garland

As filler in lanterns……

shells in candle jars

Just leaning up against frames on shelves…..

seashells by frame

Do you use seashells in your home anywhere?  Maybe you don’t even like the beach or shells….is there anything else that you like to fill your home with in the summer?

We’ve accomplished our goal, I think, of having shells in every room this summer!  We will probably be finding shells at Christmas. {I just found some Christmas tree in the sofa yesterday.}

Happy Wednesday~

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17 thoughts on “Decorating with Seashells

    • Thanks, Terri…when you live close to the sea and spend years bringing them home, your collection grows to quite a large size! ha!ha! 🙂

  1. Oh my…what beautiful shells you have and I love what you have down with them. What an inspirational post! I would love it if you share this awesome post at our What’s It Wednesday linky party. I hope you can join us!


  2. yes – have ocean treasures absolutely everywhere and I completely love your driftwood garland. I purchased one from a decorative shop in Rockport, but it’s not really driftwood – just whitewashed twigs. Did you make it? Very eye catching!

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