One of my favorite home accessories is this beautiful French Blue tray that I purchased from My Shabby Chateau's Etsy Shop. I recently did a post (that you can read here) about this terrific shop and one of the photographs I featured was this lovely tray that I pretty much left empty - because I didn't want to cover the label inside.
|See what I mean - this label is just so tres chic!|
So last week, when I was proofing the post about My Shabby Chateau - just as I hit the "Publish Post" button, it came to me, on exactly how to use this tray and still be able to admire the label I adore.
What's the saying..."Imitation is the highest form of flattery"? Well, this is a perfect example.
One of my favorite blogs is Secret Garden Cottage. Jo has such amazing decorating style and I love the look she has created in her home. When I'm searching for ideas and inspiration, I spend time on her blog looking at the photos of her gorgeous home and garden. She recently did a post on how she displayed her Sanibel seashells....and all I can say is, once again, as you can see from the photos below - she put together a lovely array that was creative and distinctive.
Beside the shell's, isn't this hutch just fabulous????
All of a sudden, voilà - my french blue tray combined with my 4 vintage milk bottles that I bought at a thrift shop and 1 Starbucks frappuccino bottle courtesy of Jo (that I'm quite certain will someday be a vintage piece) has now been transformed into a magnificent display of seashells. And I can still admire the beautiful label!!!
So thank you Jo, for showing me a new way to display my seashells...and for your fabulous style & creativity, as it now has a presence in my home.....
For now - its on the console in my family room - but I am thinking I may have to find a better spot...
Hope this inspires you to remember a fabulous idea you've seen on one of your favorite blogs....and bring it into your home!
I'm linking this up to:
Show and Tell Friday with My Romantic Home
Weekend Wrap Up Party with Tatertots and Jello
Yard Salen Party with Debbiedoos
Saturday Nite Special with Funky Junk Interiors
Make it for Monday with Cottage Instincts