Just Beachy

I really wish we could find more unique, fancier shells that those on the East Coast seem to have more of. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we mostly find sand dollars and clam shells. They're still beautiful, but I'd like a variety without having to pay an arm and a leg on eBay or one of those places. I'd rather have the fun of finding them ourselves. Just another reason to visit the East Coast. . .
This painting has always been a favorite of mine. My Aunt Peggy painted it back in the 80's. To me, that's not that long ago, but it's already considered vintage! She gifted it to me when I moved into my first apartment. It's definitely a sentimental item, but I also think it's beautiful! I painted the dark frame and mat a few years back and just love it now after it's been chipped a bit through all of our moves. I'll always treasure it.

I think these are great beachy frames I recently found. Just need to find pictures to put in them. Gotta dig through all our beach pictures to find the perfect ones.

Love the little metal label holder on this one! Now I need the perfect beachy word to print out. Of course, it'd help if I knew what picture I was putting in it.

I cannot wait for some trips to the beach soon! I've been daydreaming about it. . . We used to live right on the water and I do miss it at times.


Anonymous said...

I love the shells! My beach trips are always on the Gulf Coast and I have huge variety of shells. I am running out of places to put them.
I also love the painting. The beach is my fav. place in the world to be, I grew up there and miss it dearly. I paint a little but nothing like what you have shown. I mostly paint lighthouses.

Thank you for sharing.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I just love your shells and all the beachy pictures. Thanks for sharing these moments of inspiration with a cottage lover like me!

maryboys said...
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maryboys said...

aunt peggy's painting is just wonderful! lucky you:)

Kate in NJ said...

Sand dollars are hard to come by here..maybe we should do a swap?