Sunday, January 24, 2010

Reminders of the Ocean

We are at least 800 miles in any direction from an ocean. You wouldn't think that I would even have seashells, would you? I do have some and love to decorate with them. At Christmas I put some of the little starfish among the snowbabies and they looked wonderful. Their beautiful neutral colors work well in almost any room. They remind me of the very few times I went to the ocean - the smell, the sound, the feeling, the water. It's kind of nice to think about when you're in a landlocked state like we are. Diane


Pondside said...

Hi Diane
I'd be honoured to be added to your 'day brigheners'!
Treasures from the ocean are pretty special. The next time I'm on the water (tomorrow!) I'll send a thought your way - let me know if the Wyoming air has a salty tang for a minute or two.

The French Bear said...

Starfish are so pretty, maybe because you aren't close to the ocean, that's why you love them....
They just look so nice where ever you put them, I love shells and starfish in jars too.
I love the photo of all your journals!!! That looks awesome.
Margaret B

Jayne said...

They do bring back memories of walks on the beach, don't they? Pretty!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

There is just something about sea shells and such that has a special attraction.Hope ypu are enjoying a great day.

Denise said...

Oh , they are beautiful ..... I had a bucket full of such from around the world....... mostly Taiwan and the Philippines...... but I lost them in a divorce! hahahhah but yours are so nice and I bet you have them in a bathroom...... AND you take such good pictures!

Chrissy said...

Hi there,love this post!! I too love anything from the sea,on our many trips to Ireland the first thing I do is head down to the seafront to collect shells and starfish!! All the best,Chrissy

Betsy from Tennessee said...

We are far from the ocean also, Diane, but I have two big glass bowls full of shells. I think all of us love seashells--and many of us decorate with them. I love your star fish. I don't have any of them--but I do have some sand dollars.

Thanks for sharing.

Kerri said...

These are lovely!!

June said...

I loved hunting for shells on the beach in Oregon when my parents lived there a few years ago. I definitely love starfish the most.
I hope things are comfy in your part of the west.