coastal decor and crafts

3/10/10

Super Bowls with Sea Treasures

Pink Urchins
Nothing to do with the NFL. These are the super bowls people use to showcase their shells and sea treasures! Michelle's beautiful Mercury Glass Bowl truly makes these gorgeous pink urchins shine.


Shell in Ashtray
And for all of you who gave up smoking, but still have some Ashtrays around. They can be re-purposed to hold your sea treasures!

Coconut Bowl
Think tropical, or more specifically coconut. Sylvia finds the perfect Bowl in a coconut fiber liner for her shell/coral arrangement.

Cake Forms with Shells
Forget about baking. Annie of Firefly Hill Design shows us how cake forms make wonderful bowls for jingle shells -so named because a handful of these thin, translucent clam shell halves make a jingling sound when shaken together.

Bowl of Starfish
Barbara of The Book Blog finds her bowl in the kitchen also.

Glass Floats
And who would have thought that you can fit so many Japanese Glass Floats in a small bowl like this. Just stack them up like Therese of La Dolfina.

Ceramic Vintage Bowl
For Rhonda of Blue Creek Home it's a white ceramic vintage bowl that houses her beautiful shells.

Sealife bowl
Diane of Lavender Dreams goes "au natural" in her Florida room.

Starfish Bowl
And you find this sweet starfish bowl in Laura's casita of Sea Laura.

Shell Bowl
And lastly, Susan of T-Cozy keeps adding the seashells she brings home from the beach to this decorative bowl. All winner bowls, don't you think?

23 comments:

Lia said...

I love shells in a bowl, we have a few in the bath room, will have to send you a photo or two.
When the kids were little they use to play with them in the bath. They have come from my many travels around the World and also some the kids picked up at the beach. Never thought to photo them before.
I love the first photo they almost look like you could eat them.
Much love
Lia
xx

janice | Sharing the Journey said...

I love these photos; there's something so soul-warming, simple and eternal about gathering and displaying shells. As a species, we've been doing it since the beginning of time.

I wish we could insert photos in comment boxes. I have an all-glass hurricane lamp with my Greek sea green pebbles in the bottom supporting a white pillar candle. I also have a wee organdy bag of shells in a woven basket on the living room coffee table; my daughter's Greek godmother sent her them. I used to keep shells in all kinds of bowls, but I'm going through a phase of displaying them in Mason jars.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

LOVE this post! Wonderful to see all the variations of highlighting these beautiful gifts from the sea!

Low Tide High Style said...

I love this post! Those bowls are all winners in my book, beautiful!

Kat :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I have a weird love affair with sea urchins.

Laura Trevey said...

The Starfish in the Colander is Classic!

La Dolfina said...

Hi Maya,
Thank you for including me in your post about "Super Bowls". It's an honor to be featured on your fabulous blog!!
~xo
Therese

Pam said...

Such outstanding inspiration ... each and every one of these is beautiful. Thanks for posting these!

Christine said...

Just added shells throughout my house to lighten & brighten the look! Love these looks!!

Vintage Junky said...

Thanks so much for including me! I love that colander full of the starfish... I am going to have to find one of those and do that!

Michelle

Tracy F. said...

Great post! Love seeing how others display their shells.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How exciting to see my bowl on your post today! The bowl was made in Bali and the coral the things from the ocean are almost antiques! I've had them for years! Thank you! I feel special! ♥

Beach Vintage said...

I just love those pink urchins!

Prefecta said...

Your blog is FULL of veeeery dangerous pictures... I NEED A HOLIDAY NOW, warm palce, no socks required, no rain -kinda place, pleas...

:D

xoxo, Prefecta
Another Fab Day

Tina said...

Such wonderful containers. With the most wonderful fillers.
T

simpledaisy said...

Love them all!! I know I have lots of bowls collecting my happy little shells:) I love the colander of starfish~

theoldboathouse said...

All wonderful one of each please!!

Fearless Nester said...

You always find the best inspiration to show us! Now I'm off to check out the links you provided too! Thanks Maya! ~Lili

sealaura said...

Hello sweet Maya! Thanks for featuring my bowl. I am so honored!! With the weather changing I am loving to fluff my nest a bit more for spring and there are just so many goodies on both of your blogs to inspire me. Hope you are having a sunny day.
Hugs,
Laura

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

There are some wonderful pictures in that list. I have to say that last one, with the seafoam color and the shells...wants to live at my house!

Blue Creek Home said...

I am delighted to see my vintage bowl full of sea shells here. Thanks ever so much!
Rhonda

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

These are all ♥favorites♥
I love, love the bowls.

Kendall said...

Thanks Maya for the feature! I'm catching up on blog posts and just saw this! Thanks!