I've been collecting seashells for as long as I can remember. Last week I thought about my favorite store on MD's Eastern Shore (where we vactioned as a kid).
Sea Shell City now has a website with every shell imaginable. Within in a few days (since I still live in the same state) I had some really great shells and starfish to add to my collection. I used a few in my ever-changing shelf displays as well as on my vanity table to hold jewelry, etc. Aren't they beautiful?
They're really reasonably priced too, check them out: Sea Shell City
I decided to paint one of the starfish silver as a knock-off of an expensive 'silvered' starfish I saw online ($80!!).
I also completed another project this week-recovering some of my old paperback books with scrapbooking paper. I LOVE how this turned out...it really looks much more design-y then the books' original covers. I stayed with my black/gray color pallette but jazzed them up by using textured and embossed papers. Super simple to do-just wrap the books like you used to cover your old textbooks.
Once I ran out of the fancy scrapbooking paper I remembered I had an old atlas and used some pages to cover a few more books. I think they look pretty cute and I love that the spines of the books now reference places near me.
On a random side note...can we talk about how awesome this little silver tray is??? I found it at an antique store near me (that I've never been to...if you can believe it) for $3.50. I just finished polishing it up and it's sad how excited this little dish makes me...now where to put it??
Happy Treasure Hunting!