Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Still Creating and Decorating...

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while” ~ Steve Jobs

I figured I would save some of the decorating that we did last week in our Ft. Myers house to keep the posts from being so long. This has really been a lot of fun for me! Like I said before, I'm no Martha Stewart, but I am thoroughly enjoying it.

Remember when I saved the seahorse?? Since them I bought these seahorses at my favorite shop in Ft. Myers & Sanibel (Wiliford and Lee) several months ago, and just couldn't find a place to make them to work anywhere. Then I tried one more thing, didn't like that either, so I set them down one more time....on top of each other on a cabinet until I would be inspired another time...and it hit me!! I liked them as a 'couple'!! I joined them and they seemed to really work for me!! What do you think? 

I also wanted to show you the chairs when they were finally finished! I really like them and they look great in the new house with what we have done so far! They remind me of 'Old Florida'! Appropriate, don't you think?

I never did show you the upstairs windows and curtains....these were also replaced! It is an awesome view too, and Hubby also tried it out as his office!!

I saw an idea similar to this on Pinterest a few months ago, then ran into these 'utensil trays' at Bed Bath and Beyond, and put the two together! I call this an 'adjustable shadowbox'!  

You can stack more jars on top or inside....and even continue to add more and different sizes!! I plan on adding many more jars of minis! 

Of course I don't have any shell finds to show you, but I did get a chance to do some more creating today. I made some more earrings for our favorite waitress at our local restaurant....don't tell her, her birthday is tomorrow!! :)

I also put some of the things I picked up this last trip into a rustic shadowbox I picked up at Home Goods in Ft. Myers a few trips ago...I think this should be called 'The wrack line' or 'Beach Bling'!

 Check this out!! See this tiny one tooth Simnia I found on this sea whip?? It is so very tiny...and so awesome, it's the same color as the sea whip and so shiny! I hadn't seen it until today!! Pam from had one on a sea whip she found and took some great pics of it here.  I left mine on so couldn't get such detailed pics!

That's it for now!! I will keep you posted as I 'put stuff together'!




  1. Everything looks fantastic!! I like the shadowbox the best. Such cool things inside it.

  2. Forgot to mention - the chairs turned out FAB!