Sunday, March 18, 2012

She sells sea shells at the sea shore

Not really.My good friend Donna collected all of these shells. She invited me and a couple of other ladies to her home to have lunch and make a sea shell wreath. I haven't used a glue gun in years but I was game.

She told us to bring a straw wreath, covered with fabric, and a glue gun. I covered mine with strips of painter's cloth.

 She provided all the shells. She has been collecting these gorgeous shells for years, mostly at Sanibel and Captiva Islands in south Florida.

I am often puzzled at people who have no belief in God. His creation shows us His majesty in all of His creation.
Just looking at these beautiful and varied shells. The shapes, the colors and textures are so artistic, don't you think?

I had forgotten how unique each shell can be.

This is Barbara's wreath, almost finished. Isn't it pretty?

And here is Donna's wreath. She really put a lot of shells on hers. Mine looks a little bare compared to hers. But she is quite the decorator and loves details.

This is an important step: put your string around the wreath a couple of times before you start to glue the shells on, and make your loop to handle the weight for hanging. It will be heavy!

This is my final product. How could it not be pretty! Thanks Donna, for a lovely time!

May the peace of the Lord Jesus be with you today and always, my friend!

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Sweepy said...

Your seashells look woofy gorgeous! My human make fashion accessories from them!

Happyone said...

Wow, they are really pretty.
I'm with you!! How can you look around and not and not see all of God's beauty. This just could NOT have all happened by accident!!!
Have a great day.

Donna said...

Oh Charlotte! You did a Great job!
I love shells!

Red Rose Alley said...

The sea shells are beautiful, and your wreath turned out nicely. You know, my kids love God's ocean and go to it often, especially my son, as he loves to surf. Have a wonderful week.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Such an awesome collection of seashells!! Your friend has indeed been collecting shells for quite awhile!
Such a great idea to make wreaths and to share!! Love the touch of the star fish! What a way to kick off the beginning of summer --- whoops - I mean spring!!!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...
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Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Hey Charlotte,
My comment posted twice so I deleted the 2nd one. Suzan :-}}

Barbara said...

How fun this must have been! I can't help but collect shells any time I'm at the beach and I agree with you on God's artistry! What a great idea to make a wreath with them!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Thank you for showing your pretty wreath on Your Cozy Home Party. I have a large basket of shells that I just love to look at because they are so pretty. I agree with you about how God made them so artistically beautiful. I often say the same thing about flowers. You did a great job on the wreath. Bet you were proud when you finished.-----------Shannon

Alexis @ we like to learn as we go said...

That looks awesome! I love how full of shells it is!

Roxanne Reinhart said...

I love seashells and Sanibel and Captiva are my favorite places on this entire planet. What a great friend those shells are lovely and your wreath turned out great.

lisa said...

Now that's a lot of seashells, and it is just beautiful Charlotte!

Magnolia Cottage said...

Hi Charlotte,
What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with friends. You have made a beautiful seashell wreath. Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest follower. Hope you will visit Magnolia Cottage.


Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Always good to hear from you Charlotte! Glad that you were able to talk with Tammy! Hopefully she is able to heal quickly and painlessly!
My goldfish are 9cent fish food for larger fish. The birdbath is rather large and I had a problem with mosquitoes, so I got these guys to eat the eggs and larva. They've done a good job, but are very skitish because the birds DO try to catch them. There is a big chip in the cement at the base of the angel, that allows the fish to escape. So far so good! They are a year old and three times the size they were when I got them!!
We have to meet up soon!

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