Monday, June 16, 2014

Sea shells and lavender...

(edited using Kim's gray day texture, hard light, 50% opacity, erased 50% off of the shells and bowl)

I've got shells collected from every beach I've ever been to,
from our nearby Oregon coast to the faraway beaches of Ghana, West Africa.


This little bowl of shells was from last week's little beach getaway to the Oregon coast.


Lavender was in bloom everywhere we went, so I picked a few sprigs and let them dry.


An old blue seawashed bottle makes the perfect miniature vase.


Do you collect sea shells, too?

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31 comments:

  1. Yes, I do collect seashells. I can't help it - it's in my blood! Love your little bowl of shells and the lavender in the sea-blue bottle is just perfect!
    ~Adrienne~

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    1. We do both love the sea, my friend!

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  2. Perfect series of pictures! With gorgeous texturing.
    Happy Tuesday :)

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    1. Thank you so much! I admire your photos so much!

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  3. BTW. I love the font in your header. Would mind telling me what that is? :)

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    1. I will have to do some research. I can't remember the name and have to look it up.

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  4. Lovely images you have captured all the images so well. I really like your quote in the first image.

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    1. Thank you so much, Carmel. Sometimes the simplest photo shoot turns out to be a favorite.

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  5. Wonderful captures, the first and the last are my favorites!

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    1. Thanks, Barbara! Isn't it fun when a simple idea turns out better than you expected?

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  6. Beautiful photos, Elizabeth. I tend to gather sea shells when at the beach but haven't always kept them. I do have a few I've held on to that sit in a bowl in my bathroom. I have somewhat of a cape cod decor in my home. I wish I lived by the ocean! :)

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    1. Beth, Cape Cod style is one of my favs! As far as the seashells go, I can't seem to part with any of them. They are too connected with memories.

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  7. Wonderful images. I love the different depth of field in each. One can never have to many sea shells. I collect little bowls also to put my sea shells in. It is nice have bowls of vacation memories here and there to put a smile on my face.

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    1. Thank you so much Michelle! I agree, one can never have too many sea shells!

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  8. No seashells here, although I brought some home from Micronesia in the mid-70's as a belt (cowrie shells). Beautiful vignette you've created and photographed here, and the Morrow-Lindbergh quote is perfect, of course.

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement, Evelyn!

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  9. Yes, I do! and lavender, too! Your stills are so lovely, Elizabeth!

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  10. Beautiful photos. I especially like the last photo showing the white cups and pitchers for a background. Very nice.

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    1. Thanks, Earl. The last photo is actually where the shells and lavender are kept at my house, so it's nice to know it appealed to your artistic eye!

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  11. The blue bottle in that last image is so pretty. This is a lovely collection. I got to visit my grandkids recently and we all looked for shells on the shores of Lake Michigan--so fun!

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    1. Many of my seashells were collected with my grandkids as well, Sharon!

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  12. What a gorgeous set... very beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Donna! Your compliment blesses and encourages me.

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  13. Gorgeous series. My favourite is the third one - oh, I love it!!

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    1. I actually love that one as well! Thanks so much!

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  14. Lovely variety of shots. The simplicity makes them wonderful.

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    1. I agree! Sometimes the simple things turn out the best!

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  15. These are beautiful, and man I think I need a cubby shelf like yours. I do love how you change it up. We collect shells too, I have a chicken wire basket full of shells from the Indian ocean all the way back to the pacific ocean.

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