Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Summer Finds and Features

Ecologically Friendly  Sea Shell, Starfish and Ocean Specimen Collecting for your Home Decor

Starfish - Dried Natural Bay Starfish - 24 Count

Walking the beach and shell collecting is a fun and family friendly way to while a morning away when on an ocean side vacation or if you are lucky enough to live close to the beach.  But you have to get up early to beat the die hard beach combers for the best shell specimens.  Don't forget to take a little beach bag to carry along for your treasures.  

Worn and sea tossed shells are beautiful in a little bowl or small basket and will make you smile each time you lay eyes on them and remember shell hunting.  Collections of shells displayed in watery blue Mason Jars along with larger specimen make a visually interesting display.  We have such a connection to the ocean seashell and ocean specimen displays almost immediately put you into relax mode when you want to decompress from a long day.  What to do if you don't live close to the beach and want to include seashells and beach decor in your home?  Shop online!

Seashell Decor - Summer Finds:

TheInspiredTrader was featured on the Steal the Look:  A Watery Blue Bath with Shells, Starfish and Sand Dollars a Beach and Nautical Decor post on the REMODELISTA web site which included a link to our vintage Starfish for sale on Etsy!  This beach bathroom is superlative!  

Steal This Look: A Watery Blue Bath, Seashells Included by Alexa Hotz

Summer is almost here and we know beach cottage and nautical home decor is a nice way to bring nature into your home.  So seeing our listing for vintage natural dried starfish featured on the home decor and interior design web site REMODELISTA ; not only excited about us about the feature but also that it highlighted the important consideration that vintage and estate sea shells and specimens are recognized as a eco-friendly way to collect.  By shopping and purchasing vintage dead stock and estate specimens for your collection and beach cottage home decor you help ensure the environment isn't further harmed.

Featured - Natural Dried Starfish, Coral and Sea Shells

24 Natural Dried Starfish by TheInspiredTrader on Etsy
24 Natural Dried Starfish by TheInspiredTrader on Etsy

Decorating with seashells?  Wondering where to buy seashells?  Shop these seashells on Etsy!
Large 10 Inch Natural Spiny Conch Shell No. 3
Large 10 Inch Natural Spiny Conch Shell No. 3 by LakesideCottage on Etsy

Vintage Natural Nautilus Sea Shell
Vintage Natural Nautilus Sea Shell by SouthernBellaVintage on Etsy

It's feels good to know you can collect quality specimens and stay green!  Look for more summer inspired beach decor and DIY's to come!