Thursday, August 11, 2011

Build-A-Beach

I love this beachy hurricane jar my mom puts together every summer. The sand is from the Outer Banks that I brought home from a trip in high school (I had no idea at the time why she wanted me to bring sand back!) and the shells were collected over the years.


My mom lives for blue and white so when I saw the surrounding porcelain shells at a shop in Chatham they were the perfect gift for her summer birthday. One of them still had a sticker on the bottom so I was able to find them online - they are from Andrea by Sadek and available here or by searching eBay. (A little more affordable than Herend.)

Joseph Sylvia State Beach

I'll be toting home some sand from Martha's Vineyard after my next trip to build my own beach! I look forward to this arrangement each year and can't wait to have my own.
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  1. Those are gorgeous and a fabulous price point!

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  2. These are beautiful! Such a fun idea.

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  3. Great way to bring the outdoors in! Moms are the best at keeping old keepsakes!

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  4. Love it! Such an affordable, but great looking decoration!

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  5. This is great! My mom put together a beach in a bottle for me with sand and shells in a mason jar and sent it to me at school It's easily one of my most favorite posessions.

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  6. This is great! Loving your blog :) x

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  7. I love this! I keep shells in a glass vase at my house, but I'll have to add sand next time for another fun touch.

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  8. I just think that is a really nice tradition. I love the idea of putting it together each and every summer!

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  9. Fabulous!!! Such a great idea.

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  10. ahhh what a great idea hun :) just stopping by your blog to say how wonderful it is! You should stop by my blog and enter my Bobbie Brown eye shadow compact Giveaway! It ends Tuesday :)

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  11. Sand and shells together are a great mix, adding in the blue and white makes it even prettier. You have a great eye, no doubt about it. :)

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  12. I love themed hurricane vases! I've done a little beach theme in my living room, but now that it's the end of Aug, I think I better start figuring out what I want to do for Fall! Summer went by way too fast! :(

    MEGAN LAND
    xx

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  13. What a cute finished project! I may try to do that with all of the sand & shells my kids always bring home from the beach!

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  14. This is such a cute idea! I love that she does that every summer!

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  15. Such a cute and fun idea...love the blue & white too!

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  16. cute idea! I'm going to Maui soon and this will be a fun way to remember our trip!

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