Just the other week I was chatting away about how the west coast got hit hard with 3 days of rain. I mean, it was intense! Because we live so close to the coast, I couldn’t help but bear witness to the incredible (yet equally terrifying) waves mother nature was throwing out to the sandy shores of Santa Barbara. The aftermath of #stormwatch2014 was just as brutal. Local restaurants were damaged, the piers were closed for repairs, and several sailboats were shipwrecked onto the beaches. Did you see my Instagram picture of the shipwreck? That’s what we land-folks like to call, “totaled.” 😉
Just a week and half after the storm, the weather has returned to its warm 70-ish degrees. This allowed for Harrison and I to take an afternoon stroll to check out another local beach spot. Instead of shipwrecks and massive amounts of kelp that we found at the other beach (which is just a few miles away) I was surprised to come across a much more “rockier” beach. The storm washed upon the shore, tons of really cool sea shells. That my friends, lead lil man and I on a quest to pick up all as many sea shells as we could. I was trying to be selective and only take “large, pretty, and unique sea shells” to add to my existing collection, while my toddler’s measurement was more of a “what ever he could grab” approach.
Now that I’m home and I’ve got a tray full of sea sells, the million dollar question is, “what to do with them?” I referred to my DIY bible (aka Pinterest) and pulled together 5 ways to decorate with sea shells. Here’s how I like to see sea shells incorporated into your interior décor:
For now I’m letting them continue to dry out in our backyard. Since I don’t have any large conches or corals; just small sea shells, I’m loving the idea of leaving them out on a patio table for decor. But I’d love your thoughts- any ideas on how to decorate with sea shells?