Before we moved to the coast, I often decorated with shells, starfishes, sand and so on. It made me feel like being on a lovely vacation a little bit. Since we live in a small town right on the Baltic Sea, my only maritime decoration had been a wooden seagull. Seeing all the shells etc. being decorated in so many stores here in town just took the excitement about it pretty much away.
Last year I found a vintage picture at a flea market that showed 4 girls who seemed to have had some fun on the beach during a vacation. I'm sure those girls did some beachcombing and took some shells and maybe a piece of driftwood back home to remind them of the wonderful time they had together. That photo and the thoughts I had about it, inspired me to make this fabric collage and get out some pieces of my shell collection again .
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I had been the lucky winner of Yvonne's beautifully embellished matchbox. It came in this lovely bag and was filled with all those wonderful goodies. When you visit Yvonne's blog you will see more of her gorgeous artwork. She loves to use laces for her creations - just like me :-).
Thank you, dear Yvonne for those sweet gifts!
Have a wonderful weekend, dear friends! We'll hit the flea market tomorrow to get rid of some stuff we don't need or want anymore. I'm pretty sure though that I'll bring home some new finds to fill the holes, lol. If you plan to go treasure hunting as well, have a lot of fun and good luck!