I'm not sure if you can see but there is a net draped off center under the shells. I have several pieces of Coral that I put on the mantel first. Then I start layering. I have sea biscuits, all kinds of whelk shells, urchins, starfish...etc. etc..When is enough enough? I think that depends on the person, I'm a painter so I tend to see the scape as a painting. I like combining the textures, colors etc..
On each end there are two large clear Hurricane vases with local white sand in the bottom and I drop a few really pretty shells down at the feet of the branches. I use to put white candles in there and it is pretty, but I thought it needed more height due to the ceiling height.
and a few in the guest bath
I did do one painting this summer...oil on canvas...subject matter.........Shells of course! I wanted to share with you all what it is I do, when I'm able.
What do you think?
So it is time to take all of these pretties down and pack them up along with the blue and brown and seafoam green accessories and pull in the warm tones of Autumn. Reds, Golds, Okre, cat tails and branches. I better get busy I pack these shells away like they are babies. When I get the fall thing done I'll post more pictures for you. I have to start a wreath asap....so much to do ....so little time....
Thank you for all the encouraging comments you all have left on my blog. I appreciate them and you.