I am a passionate treasure huntress addicted to "the thrill of the hunt." I pride myself on finding unique items and have spent a lifetime collecting unusual and interesting "treasures" which I have used in decorating our home. I shop with an eye for design and look for pieces that I like to call the "jewelry" of the room. Those pieces that have been around accumulating energy thereby bringing life into a space by telling its story or evoking a memory. The allure is found in the details of its journey... condition, provenance and patina. Our collected "treasures" tell the story of who we are. Billy Baldwin said it best, "Decorating is never successful unless it is personal." My treasures are available for purchase in my Etsy Shop and on my companion blog, Shop La Dolfina. The links can be accessed from my sidebar.
"All of life is about energy. It's about the energy that you're putting out; energy that you're drawing to yourself, every day, based on the way you think about your life & the actions that you take. Everybody is an energy field. And because of your attitude, your thinking, your actions; who you choose to be in the world, forms your own field. You are drawing into your field people who are like you... to remind you, to show you, to reflect back to you- who you are. Believe that or not, that is what is happening all the time... and it does not require your belief. It just is. It. Just. Is." -Oprah
now this is the BOMB ... I know that's an old cliche ... but I'm old
Exquisite, especially the grotto! Can you imagine how cool one would be in the California heat? With a fountain, of course...
well....that dragon nautilus shell is pretty fabulous!
That is one interesting hat!
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!!!
I've seen shell embellished rooms, a temple too, but nothing like these!
I agree, not seen anything like this before - so fun! Thanks for posting!
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!
wow - these are incredible! makes my humble vase of shells look pretty sad. : )
WOW I can see why you were over the moon. i could stare at each image for hours. very intricate. great find.
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!
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 :)
Oh the beauty and the treasures of the sea.
Simply enchanting ---
Have a good week end.
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
WOW, this collections is amazing!!!
greetings from spain
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
I'm shell shocked by all these great images! ;)
On my way to your new site for the giveaway!!!! xoxo, E
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
What an interesting post! Have a gorgeous weekend xx
Clearly the sea has been inspiring many for centuries! These are amazing..and so soothing too!
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!
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
Wow, that chair is just gorgeous!!! I can't even begin to tell you how much I love your header!! It's über cool!!
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
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!
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
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