A Fun Collectible...Decorative Shell Boxes...

This week I found two decorative shell boxes at the thrift store!  
I have a small collection of these, 
so new additions are always a fun find for me! 
I love the decoration on this heart-shaped box...


I found this box with decorative feet, too.  
I had to replace several missing shells...


I never pass up a box because of damage...a little E-6000 glue and some spare seashells (I always pick them up at the thrift store or garage sales when I see them) and the boxes are good as new!



My collection was inspired by a box 
that belonged to my husband's grandmother...


There are many shapes and sizes and they 
can be found very inexpensively.


I love the different patterns...







Have decorative shell boxes found their way into your home?

I wanted to thank you all for your wonderful comments and 
entries on the back-to-school giveaway post!

Until next time...

31 comments

  1. How beautiful! Loving these cute boxes so much ♥

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  2. I can honestly say I've never seen one of those before, but now I want one :) Love the chalkboard header!!!

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  3. The boxes are so charming, Linda. I remember these - there's something very sweet about shell boxes.

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  4. You have a great collection Linda. These remind me of my childhood, I remember seeing them at the boardwalk whenever we visited Galveston.

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  5. What a great idea for a collection. Do you keep them out year round? You have quite a variety.

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    1. I do keep them out year round...I have a naturalist cabinet with assorted goodies. I'll have to share it!

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  6. I love your collection! I have always loved to glue seashells to things. Now I've gotta get me some of that glue!
    Brenda

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  7. What a beautiful collection, and I love the box that inspired your collection.

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  8. I collected shell covered things once upon a time. I've gotten rid of most of mine. But I did keep a shell covered flamingo. I had animals and boxes.

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  9. Pretty shell boxes! I don't think I've ever come across one of those in my thrifting adventures...or maybe I have, and I've overlooked it because I don't collect shells. (And no, I don't need a new collection, lol.) Congrats to your giveaway winner!

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  10. They are all so pretty. They remind me of visits to my nan and grandad's caravan by the sea at Selsey when I was small. Just the sort of thing I'd see in the many gift shops there. Sweet memories.

    Karen x

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  11. What a nice collection you have! So smart to fix them up. I especially like the ones with the wood showing through. Beautiful!

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  12. Love these cute boxes. It reminds me of when I was younger and we would take a trip to Florida each summer and I would collect shells at the beach and put them in boxes like yours. So pretty.
    Have a great week end.
    Kris

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  13. What a fun collection!! I see them from time to time in the thrift shop and now I just might have to buy them. Oh no, another collection!?!?!?
    hugs,
    Linda

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  14. These are wonderful, Linda, and I love how your collection got started, too! My Grandpa was a commercial fisherman on Cape Cod. I will have to keep my eyes open for these :) xo Karen

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  15. You just brought back a childhood memory of a seashell box I had for years....I wonder what happened to it? Perhaps it's in your collection by now - ha ha!!

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  16. You have so many beautiful finds! Do you keep everything?

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    1. Thank you! I used to buy a lot for business...now I buy for myself, or with a project in mind!

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  17. Those are beautiful I do spot one time to time I have picked them up and gifted them with a trinket of some kind inside thats a lovely collection you have thanks for sharing~

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  18. My beach bathroom remodel has been on my mind so seeing these shells just made my day.

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  19. So funny. I colleged the shell boxes to. They are so sweet and pretty.
    Hugs from Lina

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  20. Lovely with shells, I remember my grandma had a shell box like this...
    Have a sunny day!
    Titti

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  21. Those are so sweet! They would be perfect for the house up at the Cape!

    Happy day to you friend!
    karianne

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  22. Those are such beautiful and interesting boxes. I think they would look great in a collection grouped together on a table top.

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  23. So sweet to see your shell boxes....I was thinking of ones I used to have years ago only the other day! They used to fascinate me with all those shapes and patterns. You have a lovely collection.... love the one with the ship!
    Helen xox

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  24. Linda, I love your collection of seashell boxes. I think they are adorable. The wee Florida one makes me smile. I can remember my first trip to Florida and seeing things with shells or pictures of oranges. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  25. Linda, what a cute collection of seashell boxes!

    xo Dianne

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  26. Yes we all like those shell boxes that have been around for years.
    Also that E6000 glue is the best clear hard sticking glue I have ever use, love it

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