Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Shell Shock



Conchological Curiousities


by Patrick Mauries



I thought I died and went to heaven when I found this book!


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Don't forget to visit my companion blog, Il Tuo Tesoro, to enter my Grand Opening Giveaway.  Winner will be announced on the 4th of July!

27 comments:

cityfarmer said...

now this is the BOMB ... I know that's an old cliche ... but I'm old

Tricia Rose said...

Exquisite, especially the grotto! Can you imagine how cool one would be in the California heat? With a fountain, of course...

Theresa Cheek said...

well....that dragon nautilus shell is pretty fabulous!

The Memoirs of Anastasia said...

That is one interesting hat!

FrenchBlue said...

Tis the season! I am in the midst of making a shell art table for one of my best friend for her birthday in August! I make her something special every year. These are beautiful!!!
XO

Beach House Living said...

Great chair!

Completely Coastal + Daily Vitamin Sea said...

I've seen shell embellished rooms, a temple too, but nothing like these!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

I agree, not seen anything like this before - so fun! Thanks for posting!

shari @ little blue deer said...

These are so cool! Wow, way out of the box! I won a nautical shell vase recently, and haven't been able to decide what to do with it, should I carry out the nautical theme, or let it sit on its own? This gives me some great ideas! XO!

lisaroyhandbags said...

wow - these are incredible! makes my humble vase of shells look pretty sad. : )
great post!

sealaura said...

WOW I can see why you were over the moon. i could stare at each image for hours. very intricate. great find.

Ma Mere et Me said...

Oh wow, that is quite a treasure! very envious of such a wonderful find! Your taste are so similar to my mother and I's!

Burlap Luxe said...

hey girl,
Shell shocked ?? INDEED I am.
Love the shell side table, I have a perfect place for it, if not I will find one:)

How is Chris doing? The man of the town now!
I will be back to take more in and inpire some sort of beach art for myself :)
xx
Big hugs
Dore

joanny said...

Oh the beauty and the treasures of the sea.
Simply enchanting ---
Have a good week end.

Joanny

lisa golightly said...

Where do you find such amazing images ? You are truly a treasure hunter in every sense ! I am not selling at this Alameda ( maybe buying ? ). I will however, be selling at the new show at Candlestick on the 18th ... I would love to see you at either one !
If I don't see you Sunday ... have a spectacular 4th of July weekend ! XO! Lisa

bicocacolors said...

WOW, this collections is amazing!!!
grandes tesoros!!!
greetings from spain

La Petite Gallery said...

This was just wonderful, such artwork. I have been in an underground pool grotto that had beautiful shell work. That is a real talent.
The top image is gorgeous.. yvonne

pretty pink tulips said...

I'm shell shocked by all these great images! ;)
On my way to your new site for the giveaway!!!! xoxo, E

Kathysue said...

Terri, What an absolutely perfect book for a shell lover like yourself. Fascinating to say the least, Happy 4th to you and yours sweet friend,Kathysue

Kellie Collis said...

What an interesting post! Have a gorgeous weekend xx

The Zhush said...

Clearly the sea has been inspiring many for centuries! These are amazing..and so soothing too!

Obee Designs said...

What a large and beautiful collection of shell images! I love the panels and cartouches the best! It's all so perfect for summer. I hope you are having a wonderful holiday weekend!
XoXo
Gail

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Sea shells are just so mysterious and magical aren't they? This book looks truly amazing. One could sit for hours & just soak in every detail. Hey - happy 4th of July to you all Theresa xx

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

Wow, that chair is just gorgeous!!! I can't even begin to tell you how much I love your header!! It's ├╝ber cool!!

xx
dagny

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Therese
well this book is a treasure... love these images and the b&w plates are just gorgeous... Remind me to show you some a great shell encrusted room I found in one of my magazines.. unfortunately they are all packed now... post move!!

Have a lovely 4th July and thanks for popping over!! xxx Julie

Charlotta Ward said...

How fun! So much historical inspiration and beauty. The fascination of the gorgeous shapes of what can be found in the ocean.

How exciting about your new blog. I am off to explore now!
x Charlotta

Cashon&Co said...

i am in LOVE with each and every picture you showed. i HAVE to get this book now. omg. i am off to check it out. i can't get there fast enough! hahahah