Saturday, December 11, 2010

Dressing up the Giga for Christmas....

So if you read my post called "Dressing up my favorite Giga...you know how much I love this giant clam shell.


It really is one of my favorite things in my home and everything I have in here is a collection of my favorite things.  So it is only fitting, my Giga gets a holiday makeover....

So I completely undressed her to start over....



Then I added in a bit of glittered sand.......


Along with some vintage ornaments I purchased from White Flower Farmhouse...


Some glittered and metallic painted seashells and starfish that I painted...


After I put in the sand...I started with coral pieces to give it some texture.... 





Then I began randomly placing the balls in....







Then I mixed in the seashells and starfish....







Finished it off with one of my favorite ornaments from My Shabby Chateau....and some vintage garland from White Flower Farmhouse....







And now my Giga is all dressed up 
for the Holidays!!!

Here's some updated photos - I added in a gorgeous glittered seashell from Beautiful Details by the Seashore...








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25 comments:

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

Very pretty!

Beautiful Details said...

So pretty! And I love the color you painted your shells...beautiful metallic turquoise. Gorgeous!

Donnie said...

That came out great. So pretty.

Donna said...

Wow! Your giant clam shell is amazing! And what a nice surprise to see the ornament nestled within:) Those vintage ornaments are just gorgeous! The colors are amazing, and I also love the glittered shells and the glittery sand is a perfect touch! I bet you have lots of fun changing out the look of your shell!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Awesome!! And so funny..., cause... Lori of the White Flower Farmhouse is guest posting on Wed and filled her giant shell with vintage ornaments too!!

Beach House Living said...

Giga the diva is looking fabulous. I need to get one of those maybe a smaller version we have a small house.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That is truly amazing...a work of art! It really looks fabulous and makes me want to try to create something with some of my shells. Is it on the small table just for the photo? I would be afraid that it might get bumped...maybe I shouldn't worry so much! Heehee! ♥

NanaDiana said...

That is absolutely amazing! It looks great and I love all the different shades of blue in there...Your shell collection is out of this world! Love it...love it....love it? Hugs-Diana

Cindy Adkins said...

This is perfection, Debbie...Wow!!! Truly stunning--and so perfect with your decor...Ingenious!!!
XO

Cat & Cricket said...

I am in love with Giga!!!!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Gorgeous! This is a stand-out piece. It is perfect with your coastal decor. Gorgeous!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

It is gorgeous! I know you love that piece and I love it decked out- delightful!

Flotsam Friends said...

I adore all those blues together. Just perfect. It so says "Beach" and "Christmas"!! And "Love". Pruxxx

pam @ iLoveShelling said...

Looks like the perfect seaside party dressed up with a little sea bling!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hey Debbie ~ Giga looks stunning! I love the idea that she is a beach within herself! The blues and sparkles are so very pretty! :)

xoxo laurie

Kaybe said...

Wow! I love the tinsel on the lip of the clam. My ornaments came from Donna and they are just stunning. I got the same aqua glitter scallop. Your giga clam should be your Christmas card next year...so pretty.

Karen

becky at abbeystyle said...

Wow, that is SOME big diva shell! A true glamour puss!

becky (at beachsnaps)

Cindy Adkins said...

I just came over to say "hi" and hope you're doing great!!
XO

Debbie said...

WOW! Debbie...this is just beautiful! I absolutely love the colors, the glitter, and the different shapes and textures! Just perfect!!!!
Debbie@lakehouse

beth said...

Very pretty! I am in love with those vintage ornaments. Beautiful!
Hope you have a great day!
Beth.

Secret Garden Cottage said...

What a fun project! You did a great job... it looks beautiful, Debbie!
Happy Holidays!
xo,
Jo :)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I think you could keep it decorated like that year round...it looks so beautiful :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Drawn to The Sea said...

My shades of blue... so pretty next to your seaglass striped sofa. Another pretty vignette you've created :-)

Happy,
Julia~

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Just lovely and so creative! the colors are all so pretty! You did a great job! I love it..
Have a very Merry Christmas and blessed New Year!
Hugs, Elizabeth

Little Black Scrap Cat said...

Your giga is awesome!! LOve the way it turned out. So festive and fresh!! Your cloche in the next post in fab too!! Great job!!