Decorating With Seashells

When Summer approaches I love to pull out my shell collection and start decorating.  I found this metal bucket at a garage sale for $1.00 and knew immediately what I would use it for.  The bucket had a
shiny white finish and a few scratches so I gave it a coat of leftover white paint. On Microsoft Word I found a font I liked and printed out the word Seashells and then copied it to the bucket using carbon paper. The shell stencil is one I have had for years.

Since I already had all the paint and supplies this quick and easy project cost me just $1.00!

The shell canvas was created for me by Easy Canvas Prints  from a free graphic
found at the Graphics Fairy.

Of course I had to add a couple more pictures of seashells and my vintage glass fishing floats.

Most of my shells have been bought at garage sales, junk shops or just picked up for free at the beach.  The shell above was my latest garage sale purchase at fifty cents and the glass floats were $1.00 each.
I hope to see you back here for the Summer Blog Party starting Wednesday evening.  I will be hosting Summer Entertaining so get those tablescapes, recipes and fun entertaining ideas ready to link up.
There will also be a giveaway for this fabulous French Script Pillow donated by Gathered Comforts.
Don’t forget to join the other ladies this week for some great Summer ideas and giveaways and please stop by At The Picket Fence  and thank Vanessa and Heather for all their hard work puttng this party together. 
I’ll be partying this week with all the ladies above.

32 thoughts on “Decorating With Seashells”

  1. Beautiful Sherry. I love the make over on that shiny pail/can thingy! It is perfect for stowing and showing all your beach shells. I also really love that print you have propped up. Lovely vignette! xo Diana

  2. Hi Sherry!
    I love all things coastal and seashell. I have quite a few vingettes around my house. I really like the flower bucket full of shells and coral.


  3. Hi Sherry,

    This post makes me happy. Thanks for sharing…I made pillows out of that same shell graphic from TGF! I love the shell w/ the glass floats. Wow, what a great find! Heading over to see what you have on Etsy. Love the blog. : )

  4. Genius on the shell tin bucket! And the shells themselves are fabulous! I just picked up a few at the beach myself!


  5. Sherry, Sea shells are one of my all time favorite things. Your vignettes are so creative and thanks for the graphics tips. Love your fishing floats, I just bought some decorative ones at PB but would love to have some old ones.
    Thanks again and hope you're having a great week,

  6. Love your vignette Sherry :o)
    I LOVE seashells and have a collection too. Your bucket is fab, so is the shell print…looks like I'm off to Graphics Fairy too!
    Best wishes
    Rose H

  7. Sherry,
    I love your shell vignette! You did a wonderful job transforming the bucket!
    I think the thing that really caught my eye were your fabulous vintage glass floaters! They add the most intersting touch.
    Sherry this is one of the nicest summer displays I have seen this year!

  8. Beautiful, Sherry! The bucket is too cute (might have to borrow that ide)! And, your vignette is lovely. I've wanted old glass floats for so long … just need to bite the bullet and get some.

  9. thankyou so much for visitng and your kind comments, I had to show my husband the sea shell copy graphics,, we are so behind the times,, this is so great, I need never paint again!I love shells, this was a beautiful post

  10. Oh I love this Sherry! It turned out gorgeous! Can't wait for your party tonight/tomorrow! It's going to be fun. We're working on a post but we may not get it published until tomorrow. So many great little time to write posts. lol Thanks again for helping host the party with us!


  11. Charming summer vignette, Sherry. I'm drawn to most things from nature. I can't walk along a beach without picking up shells or driftwood or sea glass. ~ sarah

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