Jul 19, 2010


I am showing ya'll the making of a potpouri from this past week for my master suite water closet.  I had bought the shell potpouri from my girlfriend's shoppe (on clearance).  I thought it was gonna go
onto my coffee table in a wooden bowl.
Oceanic Edge. 
this is a huge bag of shells. I could use the big scallop for a dessert plate.
It was double bagged and isn't that twine tie cool?  I'll use that for something. 
Shells galore!  And they smell great.

Then, I was in my fav consignment shop (while Nate was at batting cages for All-Star practice) and they had 25% off and I saw this cool container with a shell on it.  How could I resist it? lol

I moved a few pics from around the house in here.  It is fun to see 2 pieces I have that evoke summer memories be added to the cache of shells. 

This watercolor was purchased from Mother-in-laws artistic neighbor because it reminds me of New England summer homes.  My Aunt brought me a few times when we would travel up to G'mas.

..picked up at a resale shop.  I can't pass up stitch work being thrown out.
I painted the matte board to match my walls and never did the frame.

Hope you have a beach~combing kinda week!  I plan to head to Galveston with my boys soon.  With the oil rigs turned off (sad) and the storms that have come thru we are getting word that a day at the beach might be pleasant.  :-)

Join in the block parties:
Sundae Scoop with I heart naptime
Thrift Share Monday with Apron Thrift Girl
Blue Monday with Smiling Sally
Show off your Cottage Mondays with The house in the roses
3 or more Tuesday with The Gypsy's Corner
2nd time around Tuesday with A Pic is worth K words

We're organized Wed with Organize and Decorate Everything
Show us what ur work'n with with Me and My Bucket
Rednesday with Sue Loves Cherries

Thrifty Thursday with Tales from Blogeritaville

Show n Tell Fri with Cindy at My Romantic Home

xox, DeniseMarie


  1. I see tiny spots of blue.

    Happy Blue Monday, DeniseMarie.

  2. Enjoyed seeing your new decor.
    Mama Bear

  3. Hi DeniseMarie,
    I hope you do have a pleasant day at the beach, with no oil in sight. My girls are headed to the shore too, it's a perfect day for it.
    Your art and shells will bring you pleasant memories of the sand and waves!
    Have you entered my drawing yet?
    Heidi - Heart and Home

  4. Sally said the same thing to me. Blue is blue!
    The red chippy shell container is much larger than I at first thought.
    Like you I have to look at ANY needlework in a thrift store. AND I also use things from packaging , like your twine. Waste Not!

  5. Sweet cachepot from the consignment shop!
    Lovely chippy look.
    Very pretty for the shells.

  6. love the arts on the wall,
    what gorgeous blue post.

  7. What a lovely water closet. So much more elegant than my bathroom!!! lol

  8. Mmmmm.... I can smell it here...through my special sniffy computer.. :-) VERY cute.

    Warm blessings,

  9. Love your new background! There are some really nice shells there. It looks wonderful. I hope you have a great time at the beach!

  10. I love the beach theme in your bathroom. Now I wanna go to the beach, sigh.

  11. What great beach finds and they look great in that container!!


  12. Oh, I love your seaside treasures, they make me long for a walk on the beach. I love your red container, so charming.

    Happy Rednesday,

  13. That's such a great pot you found at the consignment shop, and those shells are really pretty!
    Happy REDnesday!

  14. Thanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday. I would love to live close to the beach. Have a great day. Find some pretty shells.

  15. Hi Denise, it's me, Doris (and Gizzy) from Crocheting in Georgia - I'm having problems with blogger and gmail (Google) so I'm unable to sign in, but I did the drawing and you won my July Giveaway. If you want to e-mail me your address, I can send you the dishtowel and crocheted towel topper and bee scrubbie, ok?
    Doris and Gizzy
    email: honeybeecrochet@live.com

  16. Very cute display! What great finds, love the bag of shells!

  17. Denise ,
    Thanks so much for the link to the Christms blog that you sent to me!! I have added it to A Debbie-Dabble Christmas's Blog List!!


  18. I love how you have the pictures and the shells in the bathroom, it looks great.

  19. DeniseMarie~ I love the 'Shell' potpouri and all the 'sea' items/pics to go with! Sure makes one think Summer!
    Thanks for dropping by my place and commenting! I love meeting new people.

  20. I so LOVE the "COASTAL" look you have here...great find on that bowl. Hope you have a FUN day at the BEACH!


  21. Hi Denise Marie, Thanks for stopping by for a viit. I luv the shells they look gret for summer decorateing....Julian

  22. HI Denise Marie! I love the beachiness! Such pretty shells and that container is gorgeous! Have a great weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  23. what good finds, especially all those shells. my MIL decorates her home at the shore with shells and lighthouses, so i know she'd love your finds!

    thanks so much for stopping by the cape on the corner, and for your kind words on my bedroom revamp. i truly appreciate it!

  24. Hello DeniseMarie! Cute beach-y theme items you have collected. They looks so sweet in your home!

    So nice visiting with you!
    Kindly, ldh

  25. I make potpourri from the rose petals gathered all summer from the roses in my garden. I like the seashells very much. Thank you for the visit to my blog and the lovely comment.

  26. I love decorating with shells in the summer. Yours is lovely in your new container. Thanks for visiting and the sweet note you left me.
    Hugs, Sherry


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