A Coastal Centerpiece - Seashell Hurricane Glass

I'm not very crafty in the do-it-yourself sense, but I got inspired by the below photo in Good Housekeeping this month. Since I'm in the middle of furnishing and redoing a vacation property/rental that we bought in Naples, Florida I thought this bright beach look would be perfect. I'm even going to paint the walls in a similar yellow too.

According to the magazine a glass centerpiece keeps the look light.

So, I picked up a large glass vase from World Market and went "shelling" over the weekend for some natural treasures on the beach. I then added in a pillar candle and tried arranging the shells around it to show off the best ones. What do you think?

Now during each vacation I select a new shell to bring back with us and place into the vase full of tropical memories.


  1. I like! I can't wait to see how your vacation home turns out. Make sure you take before and after pics!!!

  2. annspiderweb@aol.comOctober 7, 2011 at 3:26 PM

    So creative, I lot it.

  3. A centerpiece must be very creative and stylish.