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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Shells On The Buffet


My vast collection of shells has been arranged on our dining room buffet. 
It would be more accurate to say a portion of my collection. 
Maybe I have a shell collecting issue.
The egg basket holds five or six large conch shells and is quite heavy.



The green foot stool was Joe's mothers and I was thrilled when I found it in one of our storage rooms at the old house. The Johnson Brothers Old Castles of Britain pitcher I recently found at an estate sale along with plates. Look for a future tablescape with those.





My collection was amassed over a couple of years of thrifty shopping. 
Many were given to me by kind strangers.

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happy summer
Olive


35 comments:

  1. I love your shell collection and groupings! I found you through a comment you left on Kelly - Essence of Home blog. Come visit if you have time.

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  2. You can NEVER have too many shells...or am I trying to make myself feel better too?!!!! lol lovely post

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  3. It is amazing how many shells you can find in the thrift store.

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  4. I am singing the copying song....I am copying YOU! I love how you put the little cloche on the little pillar...I have one!!...gotta go now, before I forget!!

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  5. I love your shell display, I have a problem collecting them as well. what's up with that? Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  7. Wow you have a lot of shells. Love how you have decorated with them. I love placing them here and there, too. Stay cool!

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  8. Wow you have a lot of shells. I love the way you decorated with them.

    Stay cool!

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  9. Olive, I like your shell collection. They say summertime to me. I only have a few. I have some in my planters on the porch. Enjoy your day...it's is super hot here...my husband calls it"my biscuts are burning" hot. LOL Smiles, Susie

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  10. Hi Olive. I just love that little green stool. You must have been thrilled when you found it! I have quite a collection of shells as well. Many of which I have collected from beaches when I have been in foreign climes on various holidays. My youngest daughter went to the Dominican Republic earlier this year and brought me back several really lovely shells that they had collected on the beach.

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  11. You can never have too many shells, Olive. You collection is lovely. I don't buy many. I like to collect them when I'm at the shore. But haven't been there lately.

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  12. The little green stool is amazing! I love your assortment of glass cloches and containers. It's a perfect summer arrangement.

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  13. Lovel the large shells in the egg basket, and I think I need that darling green stool!! Your buffet has a great summer vibe now.
    Mary Alice

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  14. Oh my goodness. I have a basket like that. It came from New England. They called it a clam basket. For gathering clams. Lovely pictures.

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  15. A great collection and I like how you display them.
    Stay cool...

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  16. Oh my Olive, you do have quite a collection of shells! I love the little foot stool...what a treasure you found there!! Enjoy your weekend, Gail

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  17. Olive, I am sooooo jealous of your collection! And I thought I had a big one :) My favorite is the big tall cloche full of pink shells :)

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  18. You just can't have too many and I can see you are having a shell convention like I am!

    Thank you so very much for participating in Potpourri Friday!

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  19. I imagine you can just about hear the ocean with all of the pretty shells around!
    -Karen

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  20. Beautiful vignette, Olive. Love, love, love that egg basket.

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  21. Oh my goodness, your collection is stunning! I just love the way you have them all displayed, a real feast for the eyes. Thank you so much for sharing them. This makes me want to get mine out to enjoy.

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  22. Hi Olive! Oh, I love your shells all over your dining room! You've set up some great vignettes! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  23. Olive, sea shells are always a nice addition. I regret that I left my collection of shells behind when I retired from teaching. ;-)
    Have fun with your grands! ~ Sarah

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  24. I'm loving these great vignettes with sea shellsw..so summery, fresh and really pretty! I threw some away, some gorgeous sea shells years ago, cause I saw a show on TV that they're BAD LUCK..I never believed it and still don't and I am sorry!! Thanks for the lovely comments you left me. Have a terrific time with your grands..I adore grands!!
    FABBY

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  25. I like your shell collection, but I LOVE the buffet they're on. What a beauty!

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  26. You out did yourself with the FaB SEASHELL/BASKET Display!*!*!
    Jeanine Burkhardt

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  27. Beautiful, Olive...the whole vignette is perfect for summer!

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  28. Love your vignette of shells on the buffet! The egg basket is the perfect place for the conch shells. :-) I need more- they're expensive unless I can find them at yard sales, and that's few and far between. stay cool in this heat wave we're having!
    ~Sue

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  29. Lovely summer feel and I like that little foot stool very much. Your vignettes look so pretty. Ann

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  30. You mean one CAN have too many shells? Ooops...somebody forgot to memo me that message!
    I love shells and I really love yours 'specially the one curated in the dome.
    Deb

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  31. I am in love with shells now, big shells and there is a booth here that has $40. on the large ones OMG !!!!!! really
    anyway I didn't get them

    your all looks delicious dear

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  32. I love this cheery buffet display! Very cotttagey!

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  33. absolutely love your decor on the buffet!

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I adore your comments. They are like finding unexpected chocolates. olive