One of a kind!
Those of you who follow my blog are well aware of my love of shells and "God's art."
While shopping ebay recently I came across this very unusual shell piece that I believe was made as a souvenir at the turn of the century in France.
It both delighted and fascinated me.
I had to make it mine!
I wish they made souvenirs like this today...
I love the imagination that went into creating this piece of fanciful shell art.
The curled and twisted wires terminating into tiny pieces of shells handpainted to look like flowers and leaves just does it for me.
Leave it to the French!
They make everything special!
No wonder we are obsessed with everything French!
Nothing is too small or insignificant for their stylish take on things.
I am completely and utterly smitten with this special shell.
I move it from room to room, wherever I am, so I can admire it.
Just looking at it and thinking about its journey to me makes me happy.
When I leave the house, I put it here on my fireplace so it is the first thing I see when I walk in the door.
Is it crazy to love something so much?