Monday, August 30

Ghost Shells

A couple of months ago, my dad was looking through stuff in the attic of the house I grew up in, mostly, and he found a box of shells I had collected and saved from a memorable beach trip from when I was in my early teens, maybe 13? I wore a purple one piece, and had an afro, seriously, an afro.


I mixed them with some larger ones we found in Mexico, and I love how they look on the mantel. Plus I feel like my 13 year old self is reaching through time to have a look at her grown up house, and it makes me smile. I know I collected them with the idea of using them in my home, crazy.

9 comments:

  1. They look so pretty with your wall color.
    However, I'm still trying to imagine a purple one piece and a fro. Good thing your decorating sense was ahead of your fashion sense.

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  2. haahha, I should find a picture of myself from then and post it, what a laugh.

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  3. I love this post. Perfectly stated. By the way, that mirror, did you paint it white?

    This is a really beautiful image!

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  4. Nelya, I did paint it white, or rather, creme, the color of the trim. Thanks :)

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  5. That is so sweet. A piece of your past in your home is always the best.

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  6. How wonderful is this. We collect shells every time we go to the beach. We are going to over run with them, but I don't mind.

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  7. Now that is the RIGHT way to use shells! Very pretty indeed.

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  8. Michelle HarrodAugust 30, 2010

    I think you were born as an adult. Always 15 steps ahead of everyone else. (Just you wait...the fro will come back.)

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  9. Those do look good! I have to stop myself from collecting shells every time I go to the ocean!

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