Thursday, November 22, 2012

Seashore Winter Wonderland

I finally have a day off!
I sleep in, and later while savoring my favorite breakfast, dark chocolate, I take time to listen to the ideas that have been percolating in my imagination for some time now.
I choose to ignore the stacks of paperwork and invoicing that is overtaking the breakfast room table and take myself off to my studio to gather all the bits and pieces that are calling my attention to be part of the seashore themed holiday table decoration.

The little tree below was found @ TJ Maxx $3.50
and perfect to begin with.

Then miscellaneous silver toned foliage is gathered

and fun finds from a local shop in town.

The sea fan and shells are sprayed with silver metallic paint

and lovely glass treasures collected in Venice, Italy are pulled to include

with more seashells

and a some of my own ceramic creations

and a few more bits and bobs that may want to be included

are all gathered and artfully piled on a simple white dish 
and the picture that has been in my imagination
slowly comes to fruition before my eyes,
and then is captured under a glass cloche.

I LoVe when that happens!

The photo above is of the back side.

And a couple close ups for your viewing pleasure.

Happy Thanksgiving dear friends,

I am grateful to share the fun and creativity!



  1. Gorgeous! Right up my alley! Welcome back to the blogosphere! And Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!


  2. As always, your creations have magic and such beautiful color... I have that same little mermaid and she is envious of her sister who gets to live with an artist!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous Paulette!! The most soothing and magical colors. I have a number of cloches which are currently empty so this is a great source of inspiration. Hope you are well, my dear! Happy belated Thanksgiving. I am definitely thankful for our friendship.


  4. Beautiful coastal vignette! Thank you for sharing your project at the Open House party.

  5. This is so beautiful. The colors are so serene. Dianne

  6. So incredible...I have my tree and mantel decorated with a seashell coastal theme and I love it. This vignette would be perfect on my coffee table. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

  7. Hi, Paulette. I see you've got the holiday spirit, but you forgot to mention that COOL button tree! And I really like how you put your jewelry in the mix, too. You make it look so simple, but the result is sumptuous. Have a happy holiday season!
    best, nadia

  8. OMG!!!!! Love it all! Where oh where did you find the mermaid? I love her! So many mermaids don't have pretty faces! Merry Christmas

  9. What a fabulous seaside Christmas piece you have here. love it! i am a new follower.