Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Starfish MAGIC!

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My birthday present from sweet Sandy arrived & when I opened it I SQUEALED with delight when I saw this AMAZING Starfish! She KNOWS how I adore all things coastal & when my BDay was approaching she went on a quest…


Stafish collage


I LOVE the uniqueness of this treasure. From the candlestick base (with aged BLING) to the watch face & the added BLING at the base. I had sent Sandy on a shell box seeking mission a few weeks back(California so had better selections that landlocked Texas) & I used some of those as my backdrop for this shot. Sandy said she was in desperate hunt mode when she & Robin hit Christie Repasy’s show Vintage Market Place in Rainbow, CA. They went through the whole show & didn’t find what she wanted. She said “I promised Robin we would leave after I made one more pass through all the booths”. AND THIS IS WHAT SHE FOUND…



A fabulous booth by Debbie of Blossom Vintage Chic!



Beautiful treasures at every turn. And right in the middle…



A closer look…




Sandy said she almost missed it!!!! OH NO!!!!!! I can tell you that this little beauty is HARD to photograph to it’s amazing potential!!!! Debbie used such creativity to put this together! None of the photos (mine or Debbie’s) do it justice.


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In my master bathroom I have a ledge over my garden tub & in this little nook I have my Sea Treasures. At night I love to light the candles & enjoy my different little jewels. Below is a little glimpse of the selections by day.


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I’ll share a few close ups…


Treasures collage



Left top is my shell bird house, Top right is a stunning piece of china with shells that I found in Round Top, also on top of the glass jar is my head band (with starfish) that I made at the Kim Caldwell's Art Event Les Sirens' in summer of 2010, bottom left my mermaid, & bottom right is the coastal bird nest that Sandy gave me for Christmas. That artists’ name is Vicki Boster & you can visit her HERE!


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My little vintage French lamp shade on that candlestick lamp is so shabby wonderful & I ADORE the HUGE Starfish I purchased from Vignette's Antique (in San Diego, CA)thank you Lori you & the store ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!! And speaking of treasures from Lori…


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Love both of these & you can see the base from my Starfish from Sandy. LOVE the patina on it!


Night collage


I’ll leave you with the nighttime view. Pretty isn’t it?


THANK YOU SANDY for your thoughtful gift. Thank you Debbie for your creativity, thank you Lori for having treasures to ship to this landlocked mermaid stranded in a 107 degree Texas summer…


It’s just me dreaming of the central California Coast & wishing I was there!


HUGS! Charlene

22 comments:

Maija said...

Just stunning Chrlene and so PERFECT for you!!!! Happy birthday!

Jan said...

What beauty! There is just something that is so tranquil about your night time decor :)

Cindy Craine said...

Yea, I'm your first comment! Love the photos and I adore the present Sandy gave you, she's got such a good eye for the perfect thing! It did make me want to go to the beach! But, we're two mermaids without a beach or cute sailors!!! xoxo-cin

Karen Valentine said...

You have some STUNNING treasures there my friend! And Sandy's gift is nor exception! I can't believe it traveled all that way unscathed!! It was meant to be yours I'm sure!! Have a wonderful week! (What's left of it anyway.)
xo,
Karen

Sandy Navarro said...

My dear girlfriend/sister,

When I saw that starfish, I knew it had YOUR name on it. I was so excited that I gave Debbie a huge hug and told her that she made my day more than she would ever know and YOU were going to lose your freak'in mind! The sparkle on the vintage bling flower just doesn't translate in photos; it's just as bright and sparkly as you!

I love your sea treasure display. And the costal nest was made by Vicki Boster; her blog is

http://vicki-2bagsfull.blogspot.com

And, she's going to part of the Where Bloggers Create 2011 party so everyone can check out her amazing workspace too!

Of course, you realize there's no way I'll ever be able to top this FabUlous gift. So for all the forth coming gifts you receive from me, please go back & look at this amazing starfish and know how much I love ya!

Riki Schumacher said...

WOW! What wonderful beach pieces girl! You belong in CA for sure! I love starfish too, and the one Sandy sent you is amazing. What a great b'day gift. Hugs, Riki

Oh, I can't believe Elle is 6 months old already! What a doll. Maddie is now 13 months!

Incipient Wings said...

How pretty everything looks!
what a great birthday gift. it's just gorgeous:)

diane cook said...

So beautiful! Love all the shell art....makes me dream of the west coast too =)

Leaping Frog Design's said...

Very beautiful Charlene...We live so close to the ocean here in the Willamette Valley sometimes when the wind is right you can smell the salty sea air. I love shells...Your bath nook is beautiful and tranquil...Perfect!

Melanie Statnick said...

So enchanting! what a beautiful collection and display. I love this!

blossoms vintage chic said...

Oh my Charlene, What a fabulous collection! I'm so happy that the starfish went to a loving home. Sandy is the sweetest and so much fun! I'm looking forward to seeing both of you in September (crossing my fingers)!!! Love the sea shells you got from Lori...her store is amazing! Hope you've seen it...
Thank you so much for your sweet words...and for the link!
xoxo
Debbie
P.S. You had some kind of B-Day month...LOL!!!

Recycled Rita said...

Sooooo pretty! I love it! I would be happy too! karen....

June said...

Hi Charlene,
I love the treasure that Sandy found for you! I hope your birthday was perfect!
sending hugs...

vicki said...

Charlene- what a gorgeous post!! Your sea themed treasures are fabulous- I LOVE your gift from Sandy! Your shorebird nest truly looks lovely among all your beautiful collectables- thank you for sharing this with all of your friends. This post is filled with beauty!!

Enjoy- ( and thanks!!)
Vicki

Kathy said...

Love the starfish! This is amazing. In fact, I love that entire display. Truly gorgeous. Hope you had a wonderful birthday! - Kathy

susie said...

I LOVE Miss Sandy's gift to you, it's so PERFECT& I remember showering in your gorgeous bathroom filled with ocean treasures!!!!
Again Happy B-Day CP & I must tell you, your are SPOILED!!!! lol
Hugs,
SP

Robin said...

Sandy loves you very much. Your collection is gorgeous! See you soon :) Robin

Alisa Noble said...

How pretty and unique!

Mary said...

What a fabulous starfish! I love the watch face on it~ I so enjoy it when objects are repurposed and given new life. I love your wonderful collection of sea treasures you've acquired :-)

Fishtail Cottage said...

love all your treasures! that seashell adorned in bling is gorgeous! xoxo, tracie

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Charlene,
Happy belated birthday! Sandy found the most perfect treasure for you & it looks amazing on your bath ledge. I would LOVE to hook up soon for some shopping & lunch or a play day. I need to farm my kids out tho. Let me work on it. We'll talk soon. Miss you.
Lisa

once in a blue moon said...

what an adorable gift, happy bday to you too!

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