Pictures of Seashells on Everyday Items
Seashells always seem to be a conversation piece whether in real life or pictured on home decor.
You don't need to live at the coast to decorate your home with pictures of seashells. Many of us who are landlocked enjoy having pictures of sea life in our homes.
When I lived close to the ocean in Florida I didn't appreciate my seashell collection as much as I do now. I live far inland in New England and the beaches just aren't the same up north. I still love the ocean and miss walking along the coastline in search of some unique treasures to bring back home.
Now I can have other bits of home decor with pictures of seashells to remind me of my beloved Florida beaches. I do some photographing of my own shells, and those images can end up on products for the home. I've also been blogging about collecting shells, the mollusks inside them and have discovered some beautiful items of interest that feature these works of art found in nature.
Florida is a Great Place to Find Shells
When I lived in Florida I used shells to decorate my gardens, hold items in the kitchen and bathroom, and as dirt cover in my potted plants.
Now I use pictures of them to create more useful items anyone can use around the home or office. When I found Zazzle, my seashell photos were some of the first things I used create products and they began to sell quite well. Since then I have branched out to isolate some of the images and that gives me more creativity options.
As more items become available at the Zazzle site, I continue to add my own personal seashell photography and designs to everything from mugs to puzzles, clocks, paper and more. If Zazzle sells it, I will put shells on it!
Stone Drink Coasters With Pictures of Seashells
Coffee Mugs With Personalization
Perfect for a best friend or the hard to buy for boss.
Many people enjoy a good cup of coffee in the morning and sometimes all day long. A lovely personalized coffee mug with realistic seashells and a background image of a pretty sandy beach and lapping ocean water would be much appreciated by the recipient. Mugs and cups of good quality, made personally for a friend or boss are fabulous gifts.
The text on this mug can also be totally removed.
Gift Choice Ideas
Don't keep your seashell pictures hidden away in the bathroom!
Knowing the recipient of the gift well will help the giver decide what to shop for. Some gifts would be appreciated by most everyone, and small items with low price tags can be used as stocking stuffers or party gifts.
The woman who has a great kitchen and loves to cook might like some new dish towels, cutting board, personalized apron, serving dishes, or little rugs.
I don't know why people tend to use seashell art and pictures in their bathrooms only, when the artwork and photography of these special sea creatures can add so much to a living room or any prominent area of the home.
Christmas Holiday Kitchen Apron
Kitchen aprons have come back into style and they are especially important to wear around the holidays when so much baking and cooking is being done. Crisp, white material has a clean and fresh look that anyone spending time in the kitchen would love.
Pretty blue and orange Christmas tree ornaments surround a big, white starfish on the front of this white, bib apron. A single line of text beneath is easy to customize with a name or cute saying. Tropical themed aprons make a nice hostess gift too.
Puzzles to do in a beach cottage
Puzzles are a fun activity on vacation, especially when the weather is bad or the power is off!
Puzzles may seem old fashioned these days and you'll seldom be able to get the kids to sit and help put one together, but the novelty of it may just hold their interest long enough to create a family memory.
The trouble with doing puzzles is that they usually take a while to finish and in the meantime, they must be set up on a table which takes up valuable space. Therefore you may encounter a puzzle set up at the grandparent's home. Or you'll drag one out while on vacation and the weather has kept you inside. It's a great way to keep busy when the power goes out, even if it's more difficult to see by candlelight!
I've made some seashell puzzles using my own photography of the shells I collected when I lived in Florida. This one has the adult and juvenile "lighting whelk" in the forefront with lots of other pretty shells beneath. I think it would be a challenge to put together, but the finished product could be hung on the wall.
The Florida State Shell is the Horse Conch
A reader of my blog sent me this image of a big horse conch.
A Blog About Collecting Seashells and Florida Beaches
Read these articles at Seashells by Millhill
IPhone Cases With Seashells
For those who love the beach or want to be reminded of summer's warmth.
Seashells by Millhill Blog
My blog about Florida and shell collecting there.
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