5.21.2010

Pink Saturday ~ Elegant Kitsch ~ Seashell Bouquet



"The Sea, once it cast its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever."
                                                    Cousteau
On my treasure hunt last weekend I found this very kitschy vintage hand crafted flower pot full of sea shell flowers.  It didn't look all that great as it was,  but I saw great potential in the beautiful flowers.  I really loved the soft romantic colors  especially the subtle PINKS. Someone had worked hours and hours on these gorgeous flowers.....some roses, some mums, other flowers and even some seashell butterflies!  You know how crazy I am for stacked books and showcasing something wonderful on top of them and these flowers are definitely it.  Imagine these on a shabby chippy white coffee table on top of a stack of books about seashells or ships or mermaids (in your fabulous little beach shack  cottage).   One of these days I am going to get that beach house and when I do I will have some great stuff for it but in the meantime I will just keep finding fun, unique items for you and put them in the shopHappy Pink Saturday ever body..  Ms. Beverly over at "How Sweet the Sound" has a list a mile long of all the pink lovers for you to peruse all day long. Today, I am also joining a fun new party over at DebbieDoo's. It's all about fabulous finds.  Check it out!  Have a great day now and I'll be back soon to show you the fairy house I found the other day while out planting my polka dot plants. (wink, wink)






Oops....I apologize to those who have already been by.  I forgot to put the link up for the Cottage Give-Away I am participating in.  For those just stopping by click on over for a chance to win all kinds of goodies.  Lasting through the end of May.

41 comments :

kim said...

Wow, those shell flowers are beautiful. Never seen anything like those before. I am off the ladder for a few minutes. Thanks so much for coming by and the nice comments. Glad you found me so I could find you. Have a great weekend.

A Cottage Muse said...

So beautiful and unique!!

Beach House Living said...

I agree is looks like hours of work to assemble. Enjoy.

Claudia said...

That is so lovely, Lynn. The amount of time and care taken to make it is truly amazing.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Of course you saw potential, people love shells, someone is going to snatch that up for their cottage beach house!

Carol

Sue said...

Oh how pretty those shell flowers are, Lynn. Looking forward to see what you found. Glad you discovered DebbiDoo's, too.
xo Sue

Linda said...

Just hopped over from Debbiedoos party~ love your shell flowers and I really loved reading about your chickens and that wonderful coop you made for them! I look forward to reading more...I am your newest follower!

Debbie said...

very unique indeed! I am loving all the cool things people find...things I have never even seen before! Thank you so much for linking up...I so appreciate it, and look forward to seeing you again. Debbie

trash talk said...

Shells are magic in any form. Looking at them makes me feel young again...and twenty pounds lighter!
Debbie

I see the bridge! ( Linda) said...

Oh my goodness, they are amazing!!! I can honestly say I have never seen anything like them! Gorgeous, just gorgeous...I have a beach cottage, I wonder what they would look like here?
( My Glimmermist secret (?) is that I shake the heck out of the bottle for ages and then I sprake from about 20cm back...I also manage to spray everything in the close vicinity but it is a nice light sparkly coverage.)
Hope your day was wonderful,
Kiss Noises Linda

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love the sea shell flowers, I have napkin rings made out of them!

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

How cool is that!!!! You know Lynn, I just re-did my bedroom in a beach theme so if you want to me one I wouldn't object, ha! BTW, I answered your question from last week on my Beautiful Blogging post so feel free to come and enter my give-a-way! Happy PS!

Hugs,
Jacalyn

Laurie said...

Oh my goodness - these are absolutely beautiful! It is amazing to see how you used one of God's wonderful creations, shells, to depict another, flower blossoms. I am speechless! Thanks for sharing!

Ann said...

I too can not believe how fabulous these shell creations are. What tedious, intricate talent. How beautiful, thanks for sharing.
ann

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Hello, Happy PS :) These are just lovely. Have a great weekend, warmest, Brenda

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Lynn, that goes beyond kitsch to art. It reminds me of those sailor's Valentines that you see in New England shops. I loved what you did with it, too. Glad you found this because it is a true treasure!

Happy Pink Saturday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Bill C. said...

I've always liked seashell flowers, especially the old pictures where the flowers were made into elaborate patterns. Great post!

My Crafty Little Page said...

Great looking flowers. I've been sitting here on your porch listening to the birds! xoxo Nancy

Fun With This and That said...

Very different I have a set up of by the sea in the summer they would looks in it.Laura Q

Say It With Roses said...

I have always loved shell flowers and have some sweet dainty ones from long ago when the art style was popular.....
Happy Pink Saturday...
Jil

nannykim said...

Wow...I have never seen anything like this. Really intersting!!

http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com/

Kelee Katillac said...

Love that bouquet Lynn! Just wonderful..would look great in my Seashell Friendship Room at The Shack!

love, kelee

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hey Happy Pink Saturday! What a great find! Love the flowers...it must have taken alot of time to make those!
Blessings,
Debbie

PeggyR said...

I love all your pinks! Have a great day!

Home's Where My Heart Is said...

You have exquisite taste, thanks for sharing your lovelies. I adore sea shells and those flowers are amazing.

Erin
http://homeswheremyheartis.blogspot.com

Diann said...

Those flowers are just beautiful!

CC said...

Lynn...
These are simply gorgeous...I can't imagine how many hours someone spent on these. I've been scrolling down and reading, and I love those sweet new girls and their house is just adorable. Happy Pinks yo you..and have a wonderful weekend.

Rebecca said...

Happy Pink Saturday my friend. Those shell flowers take the PRIZE of all things PINK this time. Love them all!

xoRebecca

Marydon Ford said...

Have never seen shells done like this before .. they are fabulous!

Have a great weekend.
TTFN ~Marydon

dana said...

Hi Lynn! Love the seashell flowers..another great find on your treasure hunt!!

Just returned home from several hours with my side of the family at a park!! It was nice and warm and dry BUT extremely windy. I am worn slick from the wind and chasing gr. kids...but it was so terrific to see my nieces and nephews and other relatives. Now, I'm gonna go crash for a while!

Hope you had a terrific Pink Sat! L, Dana

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hello fellow Lynn!

The shell flowers are the cutest things! Someone had a lot of patience AND imagination!!
I must stick around for awhile and do some reading here!!

Lynn

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful flowers/shells. So perfect gently placed atop the books wrapped in sweet sheet music!!

We've had company all day ~ so I'm just now visiting some of my fav pink posters!!

Big PINK SATURDAY Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Susie Jefferson said...

Oh goodness, what a beautiful and delicate creation. It's lovely exquisite in fact.

So glad my tutorial helped - shout if there's something you need to know and I haven't already written a tutorial on it!

A very Happy Pink Saturday (sorry, I know it's Sunday...)

CatHerder said...

Hi Lynn!!! Ive been terrible about keeping up with the blogs lately..just wanted to say hi....cute shell flowers!

Home's Where My Heart Is said...

Lynn, I just had to let you know your comment made me laugh out loud!! I so wish I would have been eating ice cream while working on that shelf :)

Hope you're having a great weekend,
Erin

Charlotte said...

The shell flowers are beautiful! I too will have a beach house one day!

Linda said...

Just love those shell flowers and I can't imagine the work that went into them!!

Beverly said...

Lynn, these are gorgeous. I love them. They will be perfect for that beach house you will get.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Annesphamily said...

This is the most unique post I have seen today! Thanks for the pink pretties! Come join me soon! Anne

Trotter said...

Hi Lynn! Always Elegant...

Sorry for the absence, but my computer broke down and I’ll be waiting a month for it to be fixed… ;-( Anyhow, I left you a post on the suburbs of Ephesus for you to enjoy. Have a great week!!

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Helly Lynn,

I love the bouquet of flowers and how you wrapped them in music sheets :-). Yes, we do love those pretty flower wrappers but this is something much more interesting so I like it too!

How have you been? Things haven't quite been well but it's going ok now.

Mizpah,
Li

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