Thursday, 5 March 2009

Shell wreath

On our holiday I was collecting shells from the beach, that's what I always do. Even when we live on the beach I can't come home without a nice shell. But the one I took from our holiday are really special so I made a shell wreath from it, as a souvenir from a lovely holiday. It's hanging outside in the garden on the outside shower door.
Wish you all a good weekend , we have to celebrate something but I'll tell you all after the weekend.


A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your shell wreath is beautiful and it is hanging in the perfect spot!! What a great reminder of your holiday. I have never thought to do anything like that. Did you drill holes through the shells to wire them together?

erica e said...

this is really beautiful! makes me wish i lived closer to a beach. great job.

sewtakeahike said...

are you serious?? you have an outdoor shower? how cool! leave it to me to get sidetracked with the details, the shell wreath is pretty cool too, but an outdoor shower? that's the best!

Heart Felt said...

What a great idea! Looks fantastic..hope you all feeling a bit better this weekend. x

Welkom said...

Het is echt geweldig om je blog te lezen, helemaal daar in nieuwzeeland!
Lucky you!
En dan ook nog een buitendouche, heelijk!
Mochten wij ooit in NZ komen, slapen we zeker in jullie b&b hoor!

Groetjes en een fijne week

Anonymous said...

Hoi Jacoline,
Wat een prachtige schelpen had je gevonden en zo heb je er een blijvende herinnering van gemaakt ! En de wandeling door jullie tuin vond ik ook erg leuk, ik hou van tuinen :)
Het duurt hier nog even voor ik je mee kan nemen voor een wandeling door het groen, maar er bloeien wel al sneeuwklokjes en crocussen :)
Groetjes, Janneke.

little grubs said...

What a gorgeous wreath! Whereabouts did you pick the shells up from? When we lived at Waihi Beach I collected 100s like these - I love them! Unfortauntely most are now in storage in UK :( My very talented sister in law used one to make a mould for silver and so now some of my family have beautiful silver shell rings, my didn't fit but is strung on a chain and I wear it as a necklace. It's actually here so I will try to photo it so you can see too. x PS I think I would love to have a wash in your shower!


This is the first time that I write in my blog.
I am Jacoline, me and my family emigrated to New Zealand from The Netherlands 3 years ago.
I can tell you, we went through some hard times in those 3 years, but we found our dream.

We bought a lovely home close to the beach. I spend a lot of time in our garden which has a lot of fruit trees, a nice vegetable garden and great flowers.

I love to shop in secondhand shops and garages sales are the best invention ever.
My days are filled with craft, cooking , baking and of course my 3 girls.
I try to have a beachwalk every day and on wednesday I join the quilt club.

We are still busy with rebuiling the house to make it a great home.
We like traveling and like to discover our new country.
I keep you updated with new stories, recipes, ideas and pictures every week.