Although I can't afford much from the Pottery Barn catalogs,
I do love to look at their great vignettes and rooms for
decorating inspiration. This Summer they have used glass jars
and rope to show off the vase fillers that they have available.
For Debbiedoos Copy Cat Challenge, I wanted to try to mimick
some of the elements of Pottery Barn catalog's summer vases.
The only thing I had to purchase for my copy cat attempt was
the shells. I was impressed with the affordable bags of shells
that Dollar Tree, Hobby Lobby, and Wal Mart had.
To copy the Pottery Barn picture, I studied it to break down what
types of objects they had used to make a great display.
Here is my hodge podge of clear glass vases and containers before the elements were added...
This star fish was added with thin silver wire
Sea shells were added to some of the candles with hot glue.
These two starfish are made from foam. You can see how to make them in Whimsical Starfish post.
Rope and Vintage Beach Pictures
Rope also got added to the tops of some of the glass containters.
A Touch of Silver
Well, my silver shells are silver in paint name only.
They started out life as plaster shells from Dollar Tree.
Then got a couple of different colors of silver-ish paint layered on.
This was a fun and easy Summer display to do. I only wish
I had done it earlier in the season...only a few more weeks
of Summer are left!
Update: I only got the display and photos done for the
copy cat challenge the late afternoon that the party started
so the above photos are practically night time shots. The next
morning I took a few more shots to show the display
using natural daylight for the pictures.
I am sharing this at Debbiedoos Copy Cat Challenge
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